The point of voice class, says new UMass Theater Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting Elisa Gonzales, isn’t to learn how to sound like everyone else.
In keeping with the demands of the time, UMass Theater is presenting a non-traditional season of short works, rehearsed and presented mainly digitally.
We are currently looking for collaborators for four of those works. Please read below for details on how to get involved.
Last weekend was supposed to be Design Showcase East, an important conference in New York City where theater students present their portfolios, meet professionals in the field, and make important career connections. Like everything else, it was cancelled because of COVID-19. But theater folks are creative problem-solvers for a living, so they adapted.
Senior theater major Kit Newell is the fourth theater major in the span of two years to receive the designation of Rising Researcher.
Ecstatic celebrants in Ancient Greece. Fleeting moments of community at a Japanese water station. A racist incident on a college campus a lot like UMass Amherst. A future society careening towards a new kind of operatic form based on The Simpsons.
The plays selected for the 2019-2020 UMass Theater season span the globe but hit close to home as they each illuminate some facet of how we connect, conflict, and celebrate with the people around us.