Faces of HFA
Meredith Wells

Meredith Wells '17

As one of the first BDIC Musical Theater majors at UMass, Meredith Wells pulls from the departments of Theater and Music & Dance. Notably, she co-created and starred in a one-woman show that explores her experiences with a disability. But her accomplishments at UMass do not end there. Meredith opens up about the importance of musical theater, making theater a platform for social issues, and discusses her exciting post-graduation plans.
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Nicholas Bromell

Nicholas Bromell

Nick Bromell received a B.A. in Classics and Philosophy from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University. He was the founding editor of The Boston Review, where he continues to be a contributing editor; he also serves on the editorial board of The Sixties and as an advisory editor to the Class: Culture series published by the University of Michigan Press.
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Erin Hamilton, Class of 2018

Erin Hamilton '18

Pursuing a dual degree in Theater and Sociology (SBS), Erin Hamilton employs her sociological background to her theatrical ventures. She discusses her senior thesis project, her recent experiences in the UMass Amherst theater department, and her aspirations after graduation.
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Jenny Hersh

Jenny Hersh '17

Jenny Hersh, a third-year Studio Art major, discusses technique, art's significance, and the process of reinstating the UMass Figure Drawing: Open Sessions.
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Daniel Sack

Daniel Sack

Daniel Sack is an Associate Professor of English holding a joint appointment with the Commonwealth Honors College and is the author of 'After Live: Possibility, Potentiality, and the Future of Performance' (University of Michigan Press, 2015) and 'Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape' (Routledge, 2016). Discussing the evolution of his relationship with theater, Professor Sack addresses how his experiences have influenced his teaching, research, writing, and thinking.
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Jack Duff

Jack Duff '18

A double major in Linguistics and Classics, Jack Duff '18 is a recent recipient of the UMass Amherst Rising Researcher Award. He combines his two majors in his research, most recently conducting linguistic analysis of Horace's poetry to find out how ancient Romans attributed text to different speakers without modern punctuation. He discovered that, "language always finds a way..."
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