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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...

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,...

Amy Altadonna teaches students to use sound for storytelling across media

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

When she came to UMass Amherst, Sound Design Lecturer Amy Altadonna planned to teach her students about her medium by tackling sound design for theater — she is a faculty member of the Department...
2019-2020 season banner for UMass Theater. A woman in a steampunk-style outfit gestures humorously as a man looks over his shoulder at her doubtfuloly

2019-2020 season announced for UMass Theater

Monday, July 22, 2019

Ecstatic celebrants in Ancient Greece. Fleeting moments of community at a Japanese water station. A racist incident on a college campus a lot like UMass Amherst. A future society careening towards a new kind of operatic form based on The Simpsons.  

The plays selected for the 2019-2020 UMass Theater season span the globe but hit close to home as they each illuminate some facet of how we connect, conflict, and celebrate with the people around us.

Memorial for Professor of Theater Julian Olf

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Everyone is welcome to a memorial service celebrating the life of Julian Olf, who passed way this past winter. The memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. in Bezanson...

Jamie Maletz ’11 writes musicals — and her destiny

Monday, June 10, 2019

Jamie Maletz ’11 has been writing musicals since she was 17, but it took her a while to work up the nerve to pursue it as a career. Nevertheless, several years after leaving UMass, Maletz decided...