TDPS Announces 2015–2016 Season of New Works, Contemporary Issues and Creative Dialogue


Collidescope photo by Stan Barouh

The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) carries forward its groundbreaking use of art to trigger dialogue and understanding about today’s pressing societal topics.

Known for boldly tackling race and gender equity, sexual violence and other important issues, TDPS announces a 2015–2016 season that follows in the same tradition.

With an extraordinary range of ideas and performances, the new season includes works by Molière and Shakespeare as well as a new play from the Big Ten Theatre Consortium by playwright Kirsten Greenidge. The season culminates with New Visions/New Voices, an international collaboration with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts showcasing new works from around the world. TDPS will host a series of readings at The Clarice after which the company moves to The Kennedy Center for development workshops and performances by professional actors and directors.

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage

Jennifer Nelson, director
October 9-17, 2015

Fall MFA Dance Thesis Concert: Sinclair Ogaga and Meghan Abadoo

October 15 & 16, 2015

Tartuffe by Moliére

Translated by Richard Wilbur
Lee Mikeska Gardner, director
November 6-15, 2015

Moving Perspectives: UMD Faculty Dance Concert

Adriane Fang, director
November 12-14, 2015

Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

Matthew R. Wilson, director
February 12-20, 2016

Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge (Big Ten New Play Initiative)

Leslie Felbain, director
February 26-March 5, 2016

Spring MFA Dance Thesis Concert: Julia Smith and Curtis Stedge

March 10 & 11, 2016

UMoves: Undergraduate Dance Concert

Patrik Widrig, director
April 21-23, 2016

New Visions/New Voices: A New Play Festival

Presented in collaboration with the Kennedy Center Youth and Family Programs
Scot Reese, director
​April 29 & 30, 2016

Tickets for The Clarice's full 2015-2016 season will be on sale Tuesday, June 2, 2015.