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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.”

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Professor Harley Erdman honored for his translations of early women Spanish playwrights

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Department of Theater Professor of Dramaturgy Harley Erdman has received the the Josephine Roberts Award from of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for his work translating early women...

Back to amazing — Professor Megan Lewis takes a group across the ocean to experience South Africa's Grahamstown Festival

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ed. note: Professor Megan Lewis has been traveling to South Africa with a cohort of students from the department and beyond for some years now. She filed this report of the latest trip.“Theater...