Information for majors

Code of Conduct

As a member of the Theatre Department all students must adhere to our code of conduct. Majors and participants in Theatre productions must agree to and complete the SUNY Oswego Theatre Dept Contract  (google form link)  Our code of conduct can be found HERE

Play Selection

Play Submission Form

Do you know the perfect play for Oswego’s stage? Do you long to direct? The Play Reading Committee wants to hear your voice. If you are interested in submitting play ideas for the Student Honors Production, please complete the Play Submission google form. Review the following guidelines and process for submission. Productions can be a one-act or full-length modern or contemporary play of any genre, excluding musicals. Students will submit proposals for productions and the Play Reading Committee will make final selections for recommendation to the Theatre department faculty and staff. Submission of the play does not guarantee that we will pick it, or that the submitter will be chosen to direct it. Selection will be determined by the size, scope, feasibility, equality in areas of emphasis (performance, design and tech), and educational value of a production. Plays suggested should be freely available (ideally in PDF form or in the collection at Penfield). If you have any questions reach out to one of your elected student representatives, or faculty/staff committee members

Student handbook

Our department has prepared a handbook as a reference for students looking for information about academic programs and requirements, advisement, adding and dropping a course, production opportunities, student organizations, and student rights and responsibilities. Learn more


The Theatre Department regularly uses the theatre listserv to alert students of upcoming deadlines, regional conference announcements, opening night receptions, events and more. To join the theatre listserv, email department secretary Sally VanBuren .

Every mainstage production creates a listserv for the design team, production, crew and cast.  The stage manager is responsible for adding members to the production list serve.  Contact stage manager Cadi Hannold to be added to the Urinetown listserv.


Scholarships are available for current students who meet the eligibility requirements. Learn more


Blackfriars is the Student Association funded student theatre organization at SUNY Oswego which seeks to celebrate and cultivate a general interest in theatre. We provide opportunities for the college community to experience all aspects of theatre via independent projects and production of the mainstage honors show each fall. Membership in the Blackfriars is open to all students who show an active interest in all things theatre.  Nova Casillo is the 2017-18 president and faculty advisor is Cole Sostak.  Questions?  Email us.