Academic programs: Undergraduate major and minor, a Multicultural Theater Certificate, and a graduate MFA with five specialization areas
Professional-quality productions that are presented to the campus and community at bargain prices each year
Theater artist alums who've received Tony nominations in the past decade

Our 2023–2024 Season

Surrealism and slapstick, the beautiful and the bittersweet—the 2023–2024 UMass Theater season encompasses what's thrilling about live theater!

A photo collage showing Dawn Monique Williams, Kyle Boatwright, Ulises Alcala and Roberta Inscho at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Pillars of our Artistic Community

The link between our professional theater alums and current students is a strong, vibrant one. Our alums look out for up-and-coming artists and offer mentorship ranging from conversation to internships and collaborations.

For example, nationally known director Dawn Monique Williams '11G welcomed MFA directing student Kyle Boatwright to Oregon Shakespeare Festival this summer for a shadowing opportunity that ended up being truly inspirational.


In the News

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Discovering the anthropology of theater with Melissa Moschitto '03
Is a name destiny? It certainly seems so when you consider the work of The Anthropologists, a New York City-based theater company founded by UMass Theater alum Melissa (Fendell) Moschitto ‘03 in 2008.
December 11, 2023
Stages: September 2009
A Note from the Chair — Penny Remsen steps up | Andrew Wittkamper's Career Path Reaps Unexpected Rewards | Related Video: Andrew Wittkamper's Make-up Class | Coming Up This Year — A look at the season and special events | Updates
September 1, 2009
Swimming to Spalding: From Concept to Stage
In the summer of 2007, I spent 72 hours living and performing in a Victorian boudoir I designed and installed on a traffic island in Union Square. Fashionably Late for the Relationship was a collaboration with video artist R. Luke Dubois and earned us considerable press as it was covered extensively
February 1, 2010

Build the Future of Theater

Please consider a gift to our general gift fund so we can continue to offer state-of-the-art theater programming and enrichment that helps our talented, dedicated theater-makers build rewarding careers and creative lives, and that best serves our community of up-and-coming theater artists.

performers in elaborate costumes against a dark stage

Monumental Creativity

In 2021, when our ability to produce in-person theater was severely curtailed due to the pandemic, we presented Monuments of the Future, "a series of installations that Seven beings rise up from the earth, Seven symbols move across a campus. Seven spokes on a wheel take us through the never-ending cycle of change."

Conceived by Professor Anya Klepikov, the series drew in faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate student collaborators both on the design team and as performers. While the presentation itself was unusual, the piece serves as an excellent example of the way students at all levels have the chance to leave their creative fingerprints on events we offer to the public.