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  • Theater at UMass Amherst

    Guided by a spirit of creativity, mentorship, research and service, we are passionately committed to educating well-rounded theater artists whose broad-based, liberal arts degree fosters creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

    Theater at UMass Amherst

    Guided by a spirit of creativity, mentorship, research and service, we are passionately committed to educating well-rounded theater artists whose broad-based, liberal arts degree fosters creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

  • Season 2018/2019

    Join us for a gutsy 2018-2019 season that takes artistic risks!

    Season 2018/2019

    Join us for a gutsy 2018-2019 season that takes artistic risks!

  • New this year: Minor in Theater

    In addition to our well established Undergraduate and Graduate program and our Multicultural Theater Certificate, we now offer a minor in theater.

    New this year: Minor in Theater

    In addition to our well established Undergraduate and Graduate program and our Multicultural Theater Certificate, we now offer a minor in theater.

News

Nick Ortolani '10 uses theater to get laughs

May 22, 2019

Theater training translates to other fields. We asked one theater alum, Nick Ortolani, a 2010 graduate who has taken his theater training to a related field, a few questions about his time here at UMass Amherst and the Department of Theater, because we wanted to know how theater has impacted him and his career as a stand-up comedian. 

Plot twist: Alissa Mesibov ‘13 finds her way from theater to fundraising

May 14, 2019

Sometimes UMass Theater students drift away from their roots once they’ve graduated. Take Alissa Mesibov, for example: “You look at where I started, studying dramaturgy, being a Shakespeare nerd,...

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Hedda archival photo, confrontation scene

Why Theater?

Our greatest achievement is in our graduates, who either use their Theater skills and training creatively in an array of fields and jobs or who go on to do professional theater work and inspire us as the next generation of thinking artists, creative problem solvers, and enterprising young citizens.

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