Theatre Department

Student Resources

Theatre Department Handbook (PDF)

Grants and Funding Opportunities

David Adler Theatre Fund

The David Adler Theatre Fund has been established to “provide support for the Theatre Department at Reed College.”  The department has designated the funds for the following purpose:

To support theatre research, workshop, and internship opportunities in the summer.

All current students are eligible to apply. This fund is the only Reed College grant opportunity administered by the Theatre Department and designated for theatre-based projectsCalls for the Adler will come out each year in March via the Reed Theatre Info email list. Applications are due in early April. 

Preference will be given to:

  1. Proposals that demonstrate a clear connection between the proposed undertaking and a student’s current or future work on thesis and other Reed theatre and performance projects
  2. Proposals from current seniors whose exemplary thesis work encourages support for post-graduate endeavors
  3. Proposals from students with strong academic records as well as those with a history of consistent participation in departmental productions
  4. Proposals that are clearly and succinctly written
  5. Theatre or combined theatre majors. Non-majors with a strong record of department work may apply. 

There are many other Reed-specific grants that are of particular interest to students pursuing studies in theatre. The below grants and funds are recommended by the theatre department, and many students in the department have found success in applying for them:
Career Advancement Fund
Initiative Grant
Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarship
Opportunity Grant
RAGE (Reed Arts Grant Experience)

National grants and opportunity programs that the Reed Theatre Department recommends:
Watson Fellowship

Reed Theatre Alumni

Alumni of the Reed Theatre Department have gone on to find great success using their liberal arts theatre training in a variety of ways. The network of alumni provide important points of connection for Reed students and recent graduates as they navigate their lives and careers post-Reed. Please visit this page to find out more.

Portland Friends of Reed Theatre

Reed Theatre goes to see Larissa FastHorse's The Thanksgiving Play at Artists Repertory Theatre. Spring 2018.

Oregon College and University Theatre Programs

Theatre Links