Student Work Series
In addition to our mainstage productions, UMass Theater proudly invites community members to investigate the many student-produced works that make our department such an artistically-vibrant place. Works include original scripts and adaptations by students, collections of short plays or scenes, cross-genre experimentation and explorations of theater's new directions. Come get a glimpse of what the new generation of theater artists are up to!
Performances are held in the department and other spaces around the campus. Shows are open to the public and free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A WORKING SCHEDULE of STUDENT-DRIVEN INDEPENDENT PROJECTS THIS SEMESTER:
Directed by Gustavo Torres
Nov. 15, 16 @ 8pm
Nov. 29, 30 @8pm
235 E. Hadley Road
"In a generation that couldn't be more liberal and accepting, Thick Skin looks at who really controls the conversation, and whether good intentions are always enough."
Tickets and description: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thick-skin-tickets-39638082572
QUEER AND NOW
Devised by company
Directed by Garrett Sager
Dec. 1 @ 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Dec. 2 @ 7:00pm
French Hall Room 102
"Conceived by director Garrett Sager in response to the increased anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric in American culture, QUEER & NOW disrupts oppressive narratives through the celebration of queerness as an act of radical dissent."
Event description on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/354958638249556/
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
Devised by company
Directed by Jen Onopa
Dec. 4th @ 5:30pm
Old Chapel auditorium
An interview-based theatrical collaboration between UMass Theater students and the UMass Veteran Resource Center looking at the unique experiences that veterans have had while integrating into campus life.
JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN
By Stephen Adly Guirguis
Directed by Tatiana M. Rodriguez and Tyler DiBenedetto
Dec. 14, 15, 16 @7:30pm
Artsbridge (FAC 4th floor)
"A critically acclaimed piece which focuses on criminal justice and mass incarceration, while exploring moral culpability and religious faith."
Get tickets through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jesus-hopped-the-a-train-tickets-39408063579
CARRIE THE MUSICAL
Directed by Erin Hamilton
Jan. 26, 27
Event description on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/146717215986379/
by Caryl Churchill
A reading directed by Garrett Sager
Feb. 5 & 6 at 7:30
Room 204, Fine Arts Center
No reservations required
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789103054718677/