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The First Stop for Game-Changing Artists

Hamilton’s Tony-nominated set designer David Korins created some of his first sets for an evening of one-act plays at UMass Theater. Welcome to Night Vale podcast actor and Neo York Neo-Futurist Meg Bashwiner cut her acting teeth playing a kitchenmaid in one of our productions. Ben Stanton (Fun Home, Spring Awakening) and Justin Townsend (American Psycho, The Humans), both Tony-nominated lighting designers, once spent a semester rounding out their understanding of the craft of theater by working in our scene shop together.

Our current students share their work ethic, dedication to the craft, and intelligence as artists, and we expect that in just a few short years, they, too, will be re-shaping the national theater community.

The performers, artists and technicians running the show now at UMass will be the ones who tell the stories that reflect on our changing world and its connections to the past and future.

Come to a performance and be part of the crowd as they begin their artistic journey.