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The Student Theatre Association (STA), a student club sanctioned and funded by the College’s Student Government Association, was formed in Fall 2005 and is associated with the Theatre Arts Program. The Theatre Arts faculty comprises its Board of Advisors. STA uses the Program's facilities and the faculty mentors its actors, directors, and designers.
STA produces a main stage show and a series of One-Act Plays each year. In 2015 three students garnered Honorable Mentions for the National Award for Excellence in Design: Alex MacBeth, Courtney Kossick, and Stuart Holland. These students were competing head-to-head with students from some of the largest and most prestigious theatre programs in New England and New York, judged by respondents representing the national organization. In the Spring of 2012 it produced Jean-Claude van Italie’s The Serpent, the three student designers for this production were awarded The Regional Collaboration Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's Design Technology and Management Expo at Region I's 45th Festival in 2013.
The club also provides financial assistance to students attending the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region I festival each year, and it sponsors evenings of scene work where actors present their work and receive critiques from performance faculty members. The club also produces the Program’s year-end Gala, a semi-formal affair that celebrates the year’s accomplishments and that brings closure to the academic year.
The Student Theatre Association exists to provide students with a variety of theatrical opportunities and is limited only by the imaginations of the students its serves.