Welcome Back!

We hope you all had a pleasant move-in yesterday! Now that we’re all settled in we can start off all the events that we have in store for this semester.

Don’t forget to come to the Student Organization Performance tomorrow, August 25th, at 7 PM. Our directors have been working hard to guarantee a fabulously entertaining 10-minute play.

Although our body meeting is the last out of all the companies, it certainly won’t be least. If you haven’t joined the event on Facebook feel free to do so (https://www.facebook.com/events/821186197921558/)! The meeting will take place this Friday, August 29th, at 6 PM in the Lisner Downstage. At our body meeting you will have a chance to meet other Genericans, our directors for this season, and our lovely executive board. We’ll be relaying tons of important info, so don’t miss out!

Freshmen: immediately following our body meeting we will have our first night of auditions for our annual freshman showcase from 7-9 PM! We highly encourage you all to come out and audition or get involved. Over 30 freshmen will have the opportunity to participate! We will also be holding auditions from 3-5PM on Labor Day (August 31st) in the Lisner Downstage. Nervous about getting involved? Don’t worry this is the best opportunity for freshmen to ease into GW’s theatre scene.

On Saturday, August 30th, don’t forget to swing by the student org fair between 1 and 3 PM to pick up all your Generic Swag! The Generic buttons are all the rage!

We can’t wait to see you all this week!



Freshcase Proposals!

Summer may just be kicking into high gear, but it’s also time to think about Freshman Showcase proposals. This year Generic will be presenting the 12th Annual Freshman Showcase and we want YOU to direct!

If you have ever wanted to try directing or instantly meet tons of new friends in the Class of 2018, this is the perfect opportunity! Just fill out the application below and attach your script for a 10-15 minute piece by Wednesday, June 11th at 11:59pm. If you have any questions or would like more information, check out the Proposals page on our website.

We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful proposals!


Name, Contact Information, Year, Major
Past Experience
Name of Show, Playwright, Character Breakdown
Plot Synopsis
Copy of the Script/Music track

New Board!

We have a new board! Congratulations to: 

Joseph Caldwell, Executive Producer
Victoria Neiman-Vigo and Samantha Gordon, Artistic Directors
Rachel Konczos, Technical Director
Jessica Lewis and Thom Fusco, Publicity Directors
Cassie Collentine, Financial Director

Make sure to come see our last show of the season The Shape of Things, directed by Clay Miller, April 17-19 at the Lisner Downstage and to fill out Assistant and Proposal Applications by April 21!

Announcing Our 2013 Freshman Showcase Lineup!

We are so excited to announce our pieces for the annual Freshman Showcase! The Freshman Showcase is a great tradition and we can’t wait to see the fresh talent that the class of 2017 has to offer!

The pieces, in no particular order, are:

Natalie Petruch, “Smoke Scenes,” by Nick Zagone

Jeremy Neff, “The Zoo Story,” by Edward Albee

Hannah Feintuch, “Closer,” by Patrick Marber

Clay Miller, “The Runner Stumbles,” by Milan Stitt

Philip Anderson, “Art Control,” by Carter W. Lewis

Samantha Gordon and Evie Smith, “Surprise,” by Mark Harvey Levine