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Left to right: Dustin Chinn, Nick Cummings '19, Tatiana Rodriguez '19

UMass New Play Lab Features Both Professional and Student Work

Saturday, December 2, 2017

This week marks the 5-year anniversary of the the UMass Amherst’s department of theater’s New Play Lab; a showcase that selects new works to be workshopped with students and faculty to assist...
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From left to right: Shona Macdonald, 'Ghosts (Large) #10,' 2017, graphite and silverpoint on terraskin, 30 x 48”. Courtesy the artist and Cynthia-Reeves Gallery; Shane Mecklenburger, video still from Secret Arts, 2015. Image courtesy the artist.

Herter Art Gallery Presents Faculty Exhibitions: 'ground things on a moving earth' and 'The End and the Beginning of Everything'

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Through November 16th, the Herter Art Gallery presents Shona Macdonald’s ground things on a moving earth and Shane Mecklenburger’s The End and the Beginning of Everything. Running simultaneously,...
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Cast of Peter and the Starcatcher

Student-run Production of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' Promises Innovative Performances

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Running November 2 through November 4, the UMass Theatre Guild presents Peter and the Starcatcher in Bowker Auditorium.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen during a February 2017 appearance on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Pulitzer Prize Winner and MacArthur Fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen Visits UMass Amherst for 2017 Troy Lecture

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On November 15, acclaimed author, 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner, 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, and 2017 MacArthur Fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen will deliver a talk titled “War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at 4:30 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. The Department of English at UMass Amherst is delighted to bring Professor Nguyen to campus for its annual Troy Lecture on the Humanities and Public Life.

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Jessica Ouellette '09, PhD '16 wins prestigious dissertation award

Friday, October 27, 2017

Jessica Ouellette...
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The UMass Theater Department Presents: "Runaways: The Musical"

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Running November 1 through November 11, the UMass Amherst Department of Theater presents Runaways: The Musical. Directed by Lou Moreno, artistic director of New York City’s INTAR Theatre, the ensemble-based show features various styles of music, such as pop, hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, while following the stories of children and young adults living on the streets after running away from home.

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