News & Updates

December 4, 2013 - 12:12PM
Emily Schweich

Scot Reese

Scot Reese photo courtesy of TDPS

School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) faculty and alumni will take part this weekend in the African Continuum Theatre Company's benefit cabaret "J's Jook Joint," a modern-day twist on the historical "jook joint" experience. TDPS professor Scot Reese will direct the production, and TDPS alumna Thembi Duncan (BA Theatre ‘09) is the Artistic Director.

November 20, 2013 - 3:03PM
Megan Pagado

Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser photo courtesy of the Kennedy Center

With great excitement we share with you that by September of 2014, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management will relocate to the University of Maryland, College Park, joining the College of Arts and Humanities’ robust portfolio.

The institute will continue its work in collaboration with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, one of the nation's leading arts incubators.

November 11, 2013 - 10:10AM
Missy McTamney

School of Music Concert Choir

UMD Concert Choir photo by Mike Ciesielski

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the UMD School of Music’s Concert Choir will combine voices to perform Benjamin Britten’s moving anti-war masterpiece, The War Requiem on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8PM and Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8PM in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8PM at the Music Center at Strathmore.

November 8, 2013 - 12:12PM
Missy McTamney

NACTA visits Jared Mezzocchi's projections class

Photo by Dylan Singleton

The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA) and the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) embarked on a new collaboration on October 28 as part of the five-year partnership that created the bi-lingual co-production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

A NACTA contingent, including two junior professors and one graduate student will spend three weeks working in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center with TDPS faculty, students and production staff, sharing each culture’s fundamental approach to theatrical production, stage management and theatre technology.  

November 7, 2013 - 11:11AM
Missy McTamney

Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Inscape Chamber Orchestra photo by Jennifer White-Johnson

Innovation and musical exploration are trademarks of the UMD School of Music, so it’s no surprise that two SOM staff members, both alumni of the school, have embodied that concept in the inventive music of Inscape Chamber Orchestra.

October 24, 2013 - 11:11AM
Megan Pagado

Visible Seams

Visible Seams photo by Dylan Singleton

​From Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, November 3, you can experience the Visible Seams video installation in our Grand Pavilion:

October 4, 2013 - 2:02PM

Faedra Chatard Carpenter

The Kennedy Center has announced that two faculty members from the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) have been selected to participate in their New Visions/New Voices May 2014 program. Assistant professor Faedra Chatard Carpenter has been chosen to be the lead dramaturg of the Festival and professor Scot Reese will be the director of Oliver of Brazil, a Brazilian take on on the Dickens classic Oliver Twist.

The festival is a week-long biennial program for playwrights and theaters to stimulate and support the creation of new plays and musicals for young audiences and families.

September 27, 2013 - 4:04PM
Emily Schweich

Estelle Parsons

Estelle Parsons photo by John Spellman

This event has been cancelled.

Academy Award-winner and four-time Tony nominee Estelle Parsons will work with students in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) at a salon to be held Tuesday, October 15 from 1:30-3:20 p.m. in studio 3736 in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

September 25, 2013 - 5:05PM
Megan Pagado

Visible Seams

Photo by Zachary Z. Handler

From Friday, September 20 through Monday, September 30, you can experience the Visible Seams sound installation in our Grand Pavilion. Created by Tomek Regulski, the music comes and goes as freely as the guests who come through the Clarice Smith Center every day.

September 19, 2013 - 3:03PM
Megan Pagado

Our new executive director, Martin Wollesen, sends virtual welcome back wishes to our student employees at the start of a new school year and a new season.