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Miss Massachusetts USA Sabrina Victor '18 has UMass Theater roots

Friday, April 10, 2020

As a woman studying in the humanities and fine arts at UMass Amherst, I was pleased to have had the opportunity to interview a successful woman making her mark in the entertainment industry....
Felicia Malachite

UMass Amherst Costume Shop Creates Hundreds of Cloth Masks for Local Veterinarians, Nursing Homes, Food Banks and Others

Thursday, April 9, 2020

As health care workers battle the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines, they currently face a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face coverings of all types. When Kristin Jensen and Felicia Malachite of the Department of Theater’s costume shop at UMass Amherst learned that masks were being shifted from facilities such as veterinary clinics to human hospitals to help address the scarcity, they decided to make cloth masks for animal doctors and other non-emergency health care workers so they can extend the life of their existing PPE supplies.

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Annette Vadnais '99 helps students in and out of the library

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Purple-haired Librarian Annette Vadnais '99...

Professor Anya Klepikov practices what she teaches

Thursday, April 2, 2020

UMass Department of Theater Professor Anya Klepikov practices what she teaches. A seasoned scenic and costume designer with a national profile, Klepikov’s designs have graced productions such as...
The entire recording team from this January's Legacy Boy sessions

The Legacy of Donny Johns

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

In 2014, Professors Gina Kaufmann and Harley Erdman reimagined The Trickster of Seville, a classic Spanish play that launched the legend of Don Juan (and served as the basis for Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni), as a musical. More than five years later, Donny Johns has been retitled Legacy Boy

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...