December 13, 2012 - 1:01PM -
Erica Bondarev

You may be wondering why a story booth has appeared in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s lobby, outside the Kay Theater. We learn something new almost every day about why this project is important to us but our intention in doing it was to collect narratives from the people that matter to us, people like you, about the performing arts.

December 11, 2012 - 3:03PM -

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, any new or increased gift made this season.

November 26, 2012 - 4:04PM -
Missy McTamney

Kwame Opare

Kwame Opare believes that dance is about building a community. In the slideshow above, the MFA Dance candidate from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies leads his students in a joyous dance celebration, accompanied by three African drummers.

November 20, 2012 - 12:12PM -
Megan Pagado

UPDATE (Wednesday, November 21, 2012 . 2:38PM): The ticket office will close today, November 21, 2012, at 5PM.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will be closed from Thursday, November 22 through Sunday, November 25, 2012, including both our ticket office and administrative office. Tickets may still be purchased online during this time.

November 13, 2012 - 10:10AM -
Missy McTamney

The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is pleased to announce that visiting professor Jared Mezzocchi has been honored with the Princess Grace Award this fall for his work in the emerging field of on-stage projection design. Awarded by the International Princess Grace Foundation, Mezzocchi offered the Foundation their first real connection with projection design, a huge step for the art form.

November 1, 2012 - 8:08AM -

UPDATE (Monday, November 5, 2012 . 5:52PM): We've finished our maintenance. Thank you for your patience.

On Monday, November 5, 2012, we will perform scheduled maintenance on our ticketing software.

From 7AM to approximately 6PM, we will be unable to perform any transactions or access any accounts.

UMD students: We will delay the distribution of free tickets until Tuesday, November 6, starting at 11AM.

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.