Stageit is SMU’s premier theatre club, providing its students the platform to hone their craft and build a fun, loving and tight-knit community!
Established in 2002, students are given the opportunity to delve into the numerous aspects of theatre namely acting, script writing, directing, producing and the behind the scenes of what makes a drama a success.
In addition, our trainings and rehearsals can make you confident, sharpen your communication skills, stimulate your creativity, and connect you with fellow students!
If you’ve always wanted to be on Broadway, then joining Stageit is a no brainer!
While our productions and rehearsals are fun, they also have purpose. We aim to make meaningful theatre experiences, touching on subjects that deserve to be talked about. We believe everyone has a voice, and art is a way to amplify these voices!
Stageit holds our annual production, Act!on, in March. Most recently, we held Act!on 2023: Boom by Jean Tay in SMU’s Arts and Cultural Centre. We are also involved in SMU’s Arts Festival, a school-wide festival showcasing SMU’s arts scene across 1 month. This year, we will be performing Love and Information by Caryl Churchill at the Drama Centre Black Box in September. Finally, we also have our flagship Valentines’ Day event every February!
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- Office of Student Life Director's Pick — On N. Diversion Road (Arts Festival 2021)
- Office of Student Life Director's Pick — People (Arts Festival 2022)
OUR PEOPLE IN ACTION
HOW TO JOIN THE CLUB?
Auditions are necessary to enter the club! It is important that our club is a safe space for each and every one of our members to explore themselves in theatre. But fret not! There are no minimum requirements or prerequisites in theatre experience to enter the club! If you enter with open hearts and open minds, we would be more than glad to have you at Stageit!
"StageIT has created a safe space for me to explore the arts - especially when it comes to sensitive societal issues. StageIT has allowed me to improve my acting skiils pick up on production related roles by engaging professionals for training sessions."
- Hazel, Year 2 LKCSB
"StageIT has been the most fulfilling part of my SMU journey and what I look forward to every week. Its my second family."
- Ariel, School of Social Sciences, Year 3, President:
“Through StageIT, I've met people equally passionate about creating work that makes an impact. It provided a sense of community and a plethora of opportunities to gain first-hand experience in acting/directing/scriptwriting. I partook in two productions, which taught me that there’s much more to theatre than what meets the eye!”
LKCSB: Year 3
“This year, I’m thrilled to be part of the exco, where I help create opportunities for students to hone their craft in theatre-making. Through StageIt, my life has become more exciting since there’s always something to look forward to, whether its learning new skills or putting up a new production!”
SOSS: Year 2
At Stageit, training comprises exercises that prepare you for so much more than just acting. They’re instrumental in helping build confidence, communication skills and allows you multiple leadership opportunities. Plus, you’ll meet some great people, which helps in building an exceptional network of theatre enthusiasts!
Yes, you can! Members do not need prior experience, only the thirst to learn and the hunger to create. Our training sessions ensure that you’re equipped with the skills required. As long as you’re committed, you’ll have nothing to worry about.
That’s the best part about our CCA! There’s something for everyone. We have numerous roles in production which cover aspects of writing, directing, producing, costume, lights, sound and props.
There is no such thing as a typical session! Our sessions include a variety of activities, including workshops by professional theatre makers, bonding sessions, and even yoga! There is something for everyone!
We put up 1 internal production around March. 1 school-wide performance around September annually along with smaller-scale seasonal events such as V’day and Halloween. Everyone will be involved either as actors or as crew :)