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This is our rainy day. Be our umbrella.

If ever there was a metaphorical rainy day, this is it.

Amid the previously unimaginable circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing upheaval, we persist in our mission to give student theater-makers the foundations they need to move into the world as professionals and as fully-rounded, empathetic human beings. 
Click here to learn more about how you can help replenish our "rainy day" fund.


Thank you

We are so grateful to have an incredibly loyal and generous community of donors who have created and/or supported funds that support important projects and unique opportunities for our students. Every gift helps us prepare our students to succeed in theater and related fields. We wish to recognize, in particular, the donors who have supported us with the following funds:

THE LAURA BAILEY '03 COSTUME SHOP AND DEPARTMENT OF THEATER ENDOWMENT
To support construction of the Department of Theater's new space in the Arts Bridge and related projects 

THE SUSAN M. AND LARRY G. BENEDICT SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER
Provides undergraduate scholarship support for students within the Department of Theater who are studying theater design, production, and management.

THE STEPHEN DRISCOLL '73 BRITISH AMERICAN DRAMATIC ACADEMY (BADA) SCHOLARSHIP
Enables a qualified student from UMass to attend the Midsummer in Oxford Program by covering 50 percent of tuition and airfare. 

THE STEPHEN P. DRISCOLL MUSICAL THEATER ENDOWMENT (FUTURE USE)
Stephen P. Driscoll ’73 has established an endowment to fund musical theater or incorporation of music and/or dance into theater produced by the Department of Theater. 

THE STEPHEN DRISCOLL MUSICAL THEATER FUND (CURRENT USE)
Allows us to pursue collaborations such as musical theater and the incorporation of music and dance into our productions.

THE ED GOLDEN ACTING SCHOLARSHIP
Supports gifted undergraduate acting students enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Department of Theater.

THE FRANK PRENTICE RAND SCHOLARSHIP IN DRAMA
Supports undergraduate theater majors of exceptional scholarship and outstanding achievement in the areas of: Directing, Producing, Playwriting, or Dramaturgy.

THE PENNY REMSEN DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY THEATER INTERNSHIP FUND
Offers financial support to UMass Theater students pursuing internships in theater design and technology.


Alison Butts and Taylor Mickens, both Ed Golden Award winners, appeared in Wild Thing together in 2019. Photo by Derek Fowles