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“Penny-Approved”: Two alumni, two decades apart, share a mentor

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Matthew Richards graduated in 1995 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Theater; Erin MacDevitt graduated last May. Both are lighting designers, both count Professor of...

Women helping women

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

UMass Theater secures a grant from Women for UMass Amherst to host notable women designers...

Auditions: Movement performers sought for The Water Station

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Performers with a background in theater, dance, and movement disciplines are sought for the UMass Department of Theater's late-winter production of The Water Station! Auditions are Oct. 21 and 22,...

Happy Retirement! Julie Nelson takes her leave

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

In spring 2019, Julie Nelson, a stalwart of our performance program for nearly three decades, retired from the Department of Theater. She's hardly gone from the theater world — Gina Kaufmann...

Amy Altadonna teaches students to use sound for storytelling across media

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

When she came to UMass Amherst, Sound Design Lecturer Amy Altadonna planned to teach her students about her medium by tackling sound design for theater — she is a faculty member of the Department...

2019-2020 season announced for UMass Theater

Monday, July 22, 2019

Ecstatic celebrants in Ancient Greece. Fleeting moments of community at a Japanese water station. A racist incident on a college campus a lot like UMass Amherst. A future society careening towards a new kind of operatic form based on The Simpsons.  

The plays selected for the 2019-2020 UMass Theater season span the globe but hit close to home as they each illuminate some facet of how we connect, conflict, and celebrate with the people around us.