Front Row Theatre and the Arts Community

The Front Row Theatre and the Arts Community Program is housed on the 7th floor of Harrison College House.  Members will assist in the production of Front Row’s productions including the company’s NSO, Fall, Winter, and Spring productions.   Members will also coordinate community service projects planned in connection with Front Row’s performances.  In addition, members of the program will collaborate in readings of plays and the creation of original dramatic and artistic works to be presented in Harrison College House.  In partnership with the Penn Art Club members of the program will meet local artists and alumni (playwrights, visual artists, and performers) to gain different perspectives about the arts community. Find out more on the Front Row Theatre website.

Goals: Harrison’s Front Row Theatre Company Program provides its participants with the opportunity to encounter and study a broad range of artistic media and expression; to learn from other program residents, who come from diverse academic and artistic backgrounds; to take artistic risks within a supportive community.

Expectations: Members of the program will be expected to participate in Harrison’s Front Row Theatre; organize and participate in Harrison’s regular Art-In programs; organize and attend Harrison’s Art Speakers Series; develop Harrison’s original art series through collaborations in playwriting, filmmaking, or other forms of expressive arts.

Location: Harrison’s Front Row and the Arts Community Program in Harrison will be located on the 7th floor of Harrison College House.

To apply:  Students are asked to write a brief essay explaining their participation to date in the activities of the Front Row Theater company, or other theater groups on campus.  First preference will be given to students who have participated specifically with Front Row Theater or art initiatives undertaken within Harrison College House (Harrison Art-Ins, Harrison Saturday Night Events, Cinema 180, or PCI).  Applicants are also encouraged to be open to accepting a variety of room-types to increase chances of acceptance.  Members of the Front Row Board and the Harrison Senior Staff will select successful applicants based on the strength of applications, previous participation, and room availability.

How to Apply for a Harrison Program Community: Harrison College House will be accepting applications for 2023/2024 Program Communities in January 2023. To find out more about the application process, please visit the Program Community Process page here.