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THE PENNY REMSEN DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY THEATER INTERNSHIP FUND
Call it the internship Catch-22: internships offer the valuable experience and networking needed to get a good start in your chosen career, but it can be hard for students to afford an internship when it's unpaid or comes with only a small stipend.
To help students in technical theater and theater design (costume, scenic, lighting, sound) who might otherwise not be able to afford to take on an internship, the Department of Theater is creating the Penny Remsen Design & Technology Theater Internship Fund.
Our goal is to raise $5000, to match a gift of $5000 from painter Alice Arkin that serves as seed money.
This fund is named in honor of Professor of Lighting Design Penny Remsen, an ardent proponent of internship opportunities who has long noted this need for additional support for technical theater and theater design students.
If you'd like to donate to this new fund, you can do so at our MinuteFund page!
OUR GENERAL GIFT FUND
We are proud of the work our students, faculty, and staff do here in the Department of Theater, whether it’s onstage, in the shops, or in class, and we’re constantly seeking opportunities to give our students even more. A gift to the general fund allows us to maximize those opportunities when they come to us, whether it’s the ability to fund a guest artist to mentor students working on a mainstage show or an opportunity to purchase state-of-the-industry equipment for our students to learn to use.
If you'd like to make a gift to the general fund, you can click here.
THE SUSAN M. AND LARRY G. BENEDICT SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT
IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER
Provides undergraduate scholarship support for students within the Department of Theater who are studying theater design, production, and management.
Click here if you'd like to give to the Benedict Endowment.
THE STEPHEN DRISCOLL '73 BRITISH AMERICAN DRAMATIC ACADEMY (BADA) SCHOLARSHIP
Enables a qualified student from UMass to attend the Midsummer in Oxford Program by covering 50 percent of tuition and airfare.
No donations sought at this time.
THE STEPHEN P. DRISCOLL MUSICAL THEATER ENDOWMENT (FUTURE USE)
Stephen P. Driscoll ’73 has established an endowment to fund musical theater or incorporation of music and/or dance into theater produced by the Department of Theater.
No donations sought at this time.
THE STEPHEN DRISCOLL MUSICAL THEATER FUND (CURRENT USE)
Allows us to pursue collaborations such as musical theater and the incorporation of music and dance into our productions now.
Contribute to the Stephen Driscoll Musical Theater Fund (Current Use) to support collaborations across artistic disciplines.
Click here if you'd like to give to the Stephen Driscoll Musical Theater Fund.
THE ED GOLDEN ACTING SCHOLARSHIP
Created by Bill Pullman '80G and his wife Tamara Hurwitz Pullman '81, Jeffrey Donovan '91, and Rob Corddry '93 to honor Professor Emeritus Ed Golden. Offers undergraduate scholarship support to gifted undergraduate acting students enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Department of Theater.
Click here if you'd like to make a gift to the Golden Endowment.
THE FRANK PRENTICE RAND SCHOLARSHIP IN DRAMA
Honors Professor Frank Prentice Rand, who taught dramatic literature at UMass before the department’s founding. Supports undergraduate theater majors of exceptional scholarship and outstanding achievement in the areas of: Directing, Producing, Playwriting, or Dramaturgy.
Click here if you'd like to support the Rand Scholarship.