October 3, 2014 - 3:03PM -
Megan Pagado

This post is written by Monica Warren, Artist Services Coordinator at The Clarice. What happens to a costume after the show is over? Does it go into retirement? Are there old tutus playing shuffle-board with once worn opera gowns? Do they participate in early morning water aerobics and take fun bus trips to Atlantic City? As fabulous as that sounds, in some cases, they just go back to work. At The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the Costume Shop holds a host of beautifully crafted and interestingly procured costumes. Recently, some of them were reincarnated by alight dance theater, a local dance company in Greenbelt, MD that was founded by several University of Maryland alumnae.

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.

September 23, 2014 - 9:09AM -
Megan Pagado

Laurie Frederik Meer

Laurie Frederik Meer

Dr. Laurie Frederik, associate professor in the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, has been appointed director of the Latin American Studies Center. In addition to her current teaching positions, Frederik will oversee the undergraduate certificate program and activities that give Maryland students access to campus resources about Latin America.

September 17, 2014 - 10:10AM -
Megan Pagado


Placeholders photo by Ronit Eisenbach

Two University of Maryland faculty recently explored the connection between art and everyday life in Placeholders, a site-specific dance performance and art installation held Saturday, September 13 in the Long Branch neighborhood of Silver Spring.

“Placeholders has been a unique opportunity for me to sink my teeth into a creative process in a neighborhood that’s close to where I both live and work.”

August 18, 2014 - 2:02PM -
Megan Pagado

Video by Adam Nixon

School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies doctoral candidate Adam Nixon recently returned from the University of Warwick, England, where he presented a documentary short at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) World Congress, held July 28 to August 1.

July 22, 2014 - 10:10AM -
Megan Pagado

In an effort to go green, we are switching from thick, comprehensive season guides to smaller, bimonthly calendars. We invite you to view our full season listing online.

For those who prefer browsing the events on paper instead of online, we're happy to share a printable listing of next season's events:

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.