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Milan Dragicevich

Undergraduate Program Director | Associate Professor | Acting

Milan Dragicevich

miland@theater.umass.edu

Fine Arts Center, Room 108

B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
M.F.A., Performing Arts-Theater, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Milan Dragicevich has performed with numerous nationally recognized regional theater companies, including the Hartford Stage, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and the Pasadena Playhouse, as well as a ten-year stint with the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles, where he earned a Los Angeles Drama-logue Critics Award for his portrayal of Richard III. Milan is currently a member of the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company in New London, NH, performing leading roles in Anna Christie, Much Ado About Nothing, Hedda Gabler, and Arms and the Man.

He also has a passionate interest in creating new work as a playwright. His play, Refugee, a generational story of family fracture and displacement, received its premiere at UMass in December of 2016 and was remounted at the Shea Theater Arts Center in October of 2017. This production, featured on New England Public Radio, included dynamic collaborations with Grammy-nominated composer Tim Eriksen and internationally acclaimed director Nikita Milivojevic. Milan’s award-winning play, Milosevic at The Hague, produced by the Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble, was honored at the Joakim Interfest international theater festival in Serbia with a Special Jury Prize for theatrical innovation. This adventurous play, which explores the shifting relationship between power and justice, opened to critical acclaim at A.P.E. Window in Northampton, MA.


Milan is interested in wakeful, vibrant, arresting theater, where the persuasive force of the spoken word intersects with dynamic physicality and movement, live music, bold design, and a riveting story.  He has recently completed a manuscript on the contemporary actor’s use of verbal power in the theater, tentatively entitled Detonating Rhetorical Devices: A Book for Actors.