The Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre (SALT) is a student organization at Virginia Commonwealth University. SALT facilitates, encourages and promotes the public performance of student theatre at the Shafer Street Playhouse.  As well as, champions the cause of collaborative student theatre that reflects the overall diversity of the student body and the vast spectrum of theatrical possibility.  This encourages any student in the University to take charge of their education and artistic growth by integrating their education before an audience. Our goal is that students will take personal and artistic risks, which will result in engaging, quality theatre that challenges and enriches the students involved and the community alike.  Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre’s mission is to provide all students with an equal opportunity to create quality theatre.