News & Updates

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.

October 30, 2012 - 5:05PM

After being closed for two days due to Hurricane Sandy, we will reopen on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, resuming our normal business hours.

Our ticket office will be open from 11AM to 9PM.

Please join us for the Big Band Pre-Halloween Scream, rescheduled for 7:30PM on Halloween day: Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

October 28, 2012 - 6:06PM

UPDATED: Closed on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Due to the forecasted impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will be closed on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2012, including both our ticket office and administrative offices.

The following events have been canceled or rescheduled:

October 25, 2012 - 9:09AM

Drew Barker

Drew Barker photo by Chris Flynn/NEH.

You may know Drew Barker as our Graduate Student for Development or as a Master’s Candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies with TDPS.

October 24, 2012 - 11:11AM

We're looking for extraordinary students!

Apply for our new student committee, the Maryland Students for the Arts:

  • Share your creative instincts and insights.
  • Advise us about important issues.
  • Assist us in making programming decisions.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors welcome!

Application deadline: Sunday, December 2, 2012 . 11PM

October 17, 2012 - 11:11AM

Kronos Quartet

Last week, Kronos Quartet worked with three young composers from UMD School of Music. Now it's your turn!

October 2, 2012 - 10:10AM

You may have noticed mandolinist Chris Thile on a big banner in front of our building — he’ll be here on April 12, 2013, performing with pianist Brad Mehldau.

We’ve just gotten word that he received a 2012 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.”

Congratulations, Chris! Can’t wait to hear you perform.