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.
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In addition to our mainstage productions, UMass Theater proudly invites community members to investigate the many student-produced works that make our department such an artistically-vibrant place.
January 03, 2018
Recent UMass Amherst Theater graduate Alison Kerr '17 made the most of her opportunities here, forming creative partnerships and finding mentors and backers among the faculty and alumni who gave her the chance to produce her own work and travel abroad to study.
Making Space, Making Work, Making People: Alumnae Brianna Sloane and Elizabeth Pangburn consider the place of women in theater
December 20, 2017
Among the attendees of the Berkshire Leadership Summit this October were two alumni of UMass Theater’s graduate program, Brianna Sloane '14G and Elizabeth Pangburn '15G. Collaborators in their artistic lives as the co-founders of the Pioneer Valley’s TheatreTruck, which performs devised work in found spaces, they found the summit both motivating and validating of their work as activists and artists.
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.Read More »