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Professor Anya Klepikov practices what she teaches

Thursday, April 2, 2020

UMass Department of Theater Professor Anya Klepikov practices what she teaches. A seasoned scenic and costume designer with a national profile, Klepikov’s designs have graced productions such as...
The entire recording team from this January's Legacy Boy sessions

The Legacy of Donny Johns

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

In 2014, Professors Gina Kaufmann and Harley Erdman reimagined The Trickster of Seville, a classic Spanish play that launched the legend of Don Juan (and served as the basis for Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni), as a musical. More than five years later, Donny Johns has been retitled Legacy Boy

Dramaturg Shaila Schmidt offers context for art and emotions

Wednesday, 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

Thursday, 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...

Women helping women

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

UMass Theater secures a grant from Women for UMass Amherst to host notable women designers...

Auditions: Movement performers sought for The Water Station

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Performers with a background in theater, dance, and movement disciplines are sought for the UMass Department of Theater's late-winter production of The Water Station! Auditions are Oct. 21 and 22,...