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  • Opportunities to learn

    The Department of Theater offers a major and minor to undergraduates, as well as a Multicultural Theater Certificate, and has a graduate program offering specializations in 5 areas.

    Opportunities to learn

    The Department of Theater offers a major and minor to undergraduates, as well as a Multicultural Theater Certificate, and has a graduate program offering specializations in 5 areas.

  • Season 2019-2020

    We welcome the campus, Five College and local community into our spaces as audience members, learners, and participants in theater.

    Season 2019-2020

    We welcome the campus, Five College and local community into our spaces as audience members, learners, and participants in theater.

  • Support excellence

    Give to the Department of Theater so that we can best support our students.

    Support excellence

    Give to the Department of Theater so that we can best support our students.

News

Dramaturg Shaila Schmidt offers context for art and emotions

January 22, 2020

This past October, UMass Theater produced Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge, a play that examines the reactions and lack of communication between a group of students, their residential advisor, and...

“Penny-Approved”: Two alumni, two decades apart, share a mentor

December 12, 2019

Matthew Richards graduated in 1995 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Theater; Erin MacDevitt graduated last May. Both are lighting designers, both count Professor of...

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Events

Jan
27-28
Jan-Feb
31-22

UMass New Play Lab

Curtain Theater
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Mar
26

The Rand Lecture: Playwright Theresa Rebeck

The Rand Theater
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Apr
22

Women in Theatrical Design

The Rand Theater
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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UMass Theater

Are you curious?

Prospective students: Are you interested in a theater program that challenges you to mount professional-quality productions? That offers strong mentorship and creative collaboration? Consider UMass Theater.

Read our undergraduate FAQ or our graduate FAQ, and make plans to visit us on campus. We offer tours on weekdays and prefer three days' notice so we can arrange for a student guide. Contact our administrative assistant to make arrangements.