Lab Series

The Lab Series Mission The purpose of the Northwest Missouri State University Communication, Theatre and Languages Department Lab Series is to provide students an avenue for learning the beginning steps of directing and designing through lab experiences.


The Lab Series provides all students an opportunity to fulfill course requirements and for self growth within the discipline of theatre.


On this page you will find much information pertaining to the production of our lab series, including handbook.

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Theatre Job Descriptions

On this page you will find job descriptions for most if not all of the production assignments awarded at Northwest Missouri State University. Your mentor will give you a hard copy of your particular job description when you meet to discuss your assignment. They are also provided here for your reference at any time. Feel free to read the other job descriptions as someday you may be assigned to that position. It would be a good idea for EVERYONE to read and become familiar with the stage managers handbook!

Stage Manager's Handbook

This is for ASMs as well!

Words of Wisdom


Have you ever worked on a production and wished you could really talk to your fellow students about how *their* production experience went? Well…now you can!


On these pages, you will find the collective wisdom from former student directors, stage managers and designers who have worked on mainstage, second stage and studio Lab Series productions.


After your production, you will be asked to impart YOUR wisdom!