Performance Studio Series: Student Work

Performance Studio Series:

GVSU Theatre students hone their skills in all aspects of theatre in these fully staged, student directed and acted productions in an intimate setting on stage in the Louis Armstrong Theatre.

P S Show - Feb. 13 - 15, 2015

Reasons To Be Pretty, written by Neil LaBute and directed by Theatre student, Cody Robison

February 13 - 15, 2015

Friday, February 13 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, February 14 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, February 15 @ 2:00pm

All tickets are general admission, $6.00, and $7.00 on the day of the performance.


Reasons to be Pretty focuses on the human tendency to be all to consumed by physical appearance. The events that follow in the play begin from a subtle remark of being "regular" and in a downward spiral of events comedic and serious, the couples' relationships find themselves at the breaking point. LaBute creates a very relate-able story within this work, and shows just how shallow people can be without even realizing it.

Cast Members:

Greg - Caleb Baird

Kent - Chad Marriott

Steph - Monica Longstreet

Carly - Mara Spears

PS Show - Oct. 19 -21

Bethany, written by Laura Marks and directed by senior Theatre student, Kerissa Bradley.

October 19 - 21, 2014 in the Louis Armstrong Theatre.

Sunday, October 19 @ 2:00 pm and 7:30pm, Monday, October 20 @ 7:30 pm, and Tuesday, October 21 @ 7:30 pm, 2014

Crystal and Gary live in a nice home in the suburbs. Only it’s not theirs. In fact, they didn’t know each other before they moved in – and the story of how they got there is the beginning of Crystal’s plan to get her life back on track. Between her job at the Saturn dealership, her new housemate’s conspiracy theories, and the motivational speaker who just might buy that sports car, Laura Marks’s powerful new drama will take you on the ride of your life, with a woman willing to take on anything and everything…all for someone named Bethany.

Contains adult language and situations.

Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 day of show.

Stop by or call the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office (616-331-2300) or purchase on-line at



Directed and Produced by GVSU Theatre students

Performance Studio Series

Students who wish to be considered to direct or to be considered for a production assignment for the Performance Studio Series will need to complete the appropriate application and submit it to the Box Office during regular business hours. You may download or print the application below.
Completed applications and inquiries should be directed to one of the Theatre professors.

Director's Application
Designer's Application
Stage Manager's Application