As dramatists begin to write for all media, the nation’s playwriting programs are starting to teach beyond the stage.
Kite will succeed Teri Schwartz in the new year.
UCLA TFT will present new plays, musicals, and operas as part of its mainstage season.
Vogel will serve as the school’s inaugural Hearst Theater Lab Initiative Distinguished Playwright-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year.
For some musical theatre programs, working professionally while in school is not an option, while others leave it up to the students.
Training programs offering undergrad musical theatre degrees provide students with tools for life onstage and beyond.
The mainstage season will feature a mix of classic dramas, cult musicals, operas, and new plays.