News & Updates

December 19, 2012 - 4:04PM
Missy McTamney

Karen Kohn Bradley dances to her own tune, and it seems to be attracting all kinds of attention.

December 17, 2012 - 1:01PM
Megan Pagado

2012 is winding down. Here are some thoughts from Center staff on what their highlights were from the past year.

The Creative Dialogue entitled 'The Art of Adaptation' featured a choreographer, a poet, and two playwrights. The conversation was rich, edgy, informative and really fun. Not a single person left the room during the discussion.

The moderator, Kojo Nnamdi, wrote a note after it was over stating, 'This may have been the most Creative Dialogue yet. Your engagement with one another served both to engage the young audience and to make my job easy.'

JANE HIRSHBERG, Community Engagement Manager, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

December 17, 2012 - 10:10AM
Megan Pagado

2013 is just around the corner! Here's what some Center staff had to say about what they're looking forward to in the new year.

I am looking forward to eighth blackbird with great anticipation. I am always thrilled when visiting artists perform with School of Music students.

This performance includes Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, a piece I’ve never heard. I’m trying to decide whether to buy the music and listen to it before the concert or be completely surprised by it at the performance. Steve Reich was awarded a Pulitzer for this piece so it will be fun to hear what excited the Pulitzer judges heard that caused them to make the award.

SUSIE FARR, Executive Director, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

December 13, 2012 - 1:01PM
Erica Bondarev

You may be wondering why a story booth has appeared in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s lobby, outside the Kay Theater. We learn something new almost every day about why this project is important to us but our intention in doing it was to collect narratives from the people that matter to us, people like you, about the performing arts.

December 11, 2012 - 3:03PM

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, any new or increased gift made this season.

November 26, 2012 - 4:04PM
Missy McTamney

Kwame Opare

Kwame Opare believes that dance is about building a community. In the slideshow above, the MFA Dance candidate from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies leads his students in a joyous dance celebration, accompanied by three African drummers.

November 20, 2012 - 12:12PM
Megan Pagado

UPDATE (Wednesday, November 21, 2012 . 2:38PM): The ticket office will close today, November 21, 2012, at 5PM.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will be closed from Thursday, November 22 through Sunday, November 25, 2012, including both our ticket office and administrative office. Tickets may still be purchased online during this time.

November 13, 2012 - 10:10AM
Missy McTamney

The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is pleased to announce that visiting professor Jared Mezzocchi has been honored with the Princess Grace Award this fall for his work in the emerging field of on-stage projection design. Awarded by the International Princess Grace Foundation, Mezzocchi offered the Foundation their first real connection with projection design, a huge step for the art form.

November 1, 2012 - 8:08AM

UPDATE (Monday, November 5, 2012 . 5:52PM): We've finished our maintenance. Thank you for your patience.

On Monday, November 5, 2012, we will perform scheduled maintenance on our ticketing software.

From 7AM to approximately 6PM, we will be unable to perform any transactions or access any accounts.

UMD students: We will delay the distribution of free tickets until Tuesday, November 6, starting at 11AM.

October 31, 2012 - 12:12PM

Brian MacDevitt and Stephen Colbert

Brian MacDevitt and Stephen Colbert photo by Anita and Steve Shevett

The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is proud to announce that professor Brian MacDevitt has been honored with the prestigious 2012 Henry Hewes Design Award for his lighting design in Death of a Salesman on Broadway. MacDevitt has won this honor twice before for his lighting of the Tom Stoppard plays The Invention of Love and later for The Coast of Utopia.

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