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Troy David Mercier considers life as an artist

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Student Chris Gonzalez interviewed Troy David Mercier on his journey as an artist and how he finds fulfillment in the face of the obstacles life sets in his way....

Alison Kerr '17 dances into creative opportunities

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Recent UMass Amherst Theater graduate Alison Kerr '17 made the most of her opportunities here, forming creative partnerships and finding mentors and backers among the faculty and alumni who gave her the chance to produce her own work and travel abroad to study. 

New faculty member profile: Assistant Professor in Scenic Design Anya Klepikov

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

For new Assistant Professor in Scenic Design Anya Klepikov, theatrical design is more than building beautiful sets and exhilarating costumes for a performance. Though that is part of it, she finds that the beauty of design is in the collaboration with other artists and the teamwork inherent in the design search.

Making Space, Making Work, Making People: Alumnae Brianna Sloane and Elizabeth Pangburn consider the place of women in theater

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Among the attendees of the Berkshire Leadership Summit this October were two alumni of UMass Theater’s graduate program, Brianna Sloane '14G and Elizabeth Pangburn '15G. Collaborators in their artistic lives as the co-founders of the Pioneer Valley’s TheatreTruck, which performs devised work in found spaces, they found the summit both motivating and validating of their work as activists and artists.

Greg Boover '13 finds a career and a calling at Shakespeare & Co.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Gregory Boover '13 and Annette Miller appeared in Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles to wide acclaim at Shakespeare & Co. this summer. Photo by Christopher Duggan....

New faculty member profile: Assistant Professor of Costume Design Yao Chen

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Yao Chen, the Department of Theater’s new Assistant Professor of Costume Design, is always striving to make her next show better than her previous one, because she believes she can always improve and make her “next show [her] favorite show.”