News & Updates

February 10, 2015 - 3:03PM
Megan Pagado

Good Kids

Good Kids photo by John Consoli

Here's an update on what The Clarice is up to in February and March!

October 27, 2014 - 1:01PM
Megan Pagado

The Clarice is creating the future of the arts with provocative programs that invite you to share in the artistic process, explore important social issues and enjoy the arts in your favorite local hang-out. Here is some of what's now from The Clarice.

October 7, 2014 - 10:10AM
Megan Pagado

If you came to the NextNOW Fest, you might have seen PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER’s performance of A Curious Invasion on the steps of our staircase. Here are some photos from their performance of A Curious Invasion/Governors Island in the New York harbor in June 2014:

A Curious Invasion

September 29, 2014 - 11:11AM

Faedra Carpenter

Faedra Carpenter photo courtesy of School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Dr. Faedra Carpenter, Director of Undergraduate Theatre Studies at the University of Maryland, has been appointed by the Dean of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) to be the faculty administrator for the Foxworth Creative Enterprise Initiative.

July 16, 2014 - 4:04PM


Jason Fettig photo courtesy of the United States Marine Band

The University of Maryland School of Music is proud to announce that alumnus Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig will be appointed the 28th director of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. A change of command ceremony was held July 12 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Center in Alexandria, Va.

“It is an incredible privilege to be afforded the rare opportunity to stand in the shoes of the great musicians who have led this special and historic organization over the past 216 years,” said Fettig. “I am excited to continue to diversify and expand the presence of Marine Band in the artistic and educational communities, both at home and abroad.”

June 23, 2014 - 3:03PM
Megan Pagado

Erica Philpot and President Wallace Loh

Erica Philpot and President Wallace Loh photo courtesy of Erica Philpot

School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies alumna Erica Philpot (B.A. Theatre Performance ’13) made her Lincoln Center debut this month in “Tales from the Silk Cotton Tree: Inner Sanctum.”

June 23, 2014 - 9:09AM
Megan Pagado

It takes a fearless group of committed theatre artists to redirect the course of women’s roles in their craft. Since joining the Big Ten Conference, UMD is now part of that revolution.

June 20, 2014 - 9:09AM
Megan Pagado

Curious Invasion

Curious Invasion

Our 2014-2015 Season will be announced July 15th.

We open in September with the NextNOW Fest, a four-day, curated series of fun, interactive, and participatory performances by NextNOW artists and creative innovators. You will discover the next big thing through artful, interactive and unexpected experiences. If you are on our mailing list, details will arrive in your mailbox after July 22.

June 19, 2014 - 5:05PM
Megan Pagado

Visible Seams

Visible Seams photo by Erica Bondarev

It happened.

Grad school happened.

Just like that.

If, of course, by “just like that” you mean like pushing a huge boulder up a monstrous mountain by leaning against it and trudging up the trail backwards so that you can never really see where you’re going and are never quite sure if and when you’ll reach the top.

You had no idea how much you needed everything that came before and you have no idea what will come next.

June 18, 2014 - 12:12PM

Sharon Mansur & Nick Bryson

Sharon Mansur photo by Zachary Z. Handler; Nick Bryson photo by Connor Buckley

Audience members will explore the newly-renovated Dance Place with INSERT [ ] HERE, a site-specific contemporary dance event featuring three performers from the University of Maryland community. The performance features TDPS alumna Erin Crawley-Woods (MFA Dance ’14) and current student Lynne Price (MFA Dance Candidate), as well as senior violin performance major Alexa Cantalupo, who will provide live music. Costumes were designed by Aryna Petrashenko (MFA Costume Design ’14) and Stephanie Miracle (MFA Dance ’14) and stage management was by Annie Choudhury (BA Theater ’09).