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Department of Theatre & Drama

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Theatre has a long and distinguished history at the University of Michigan. Our strengths lie in a careful blend of professional and academic work and training. Some of our distinguished alumni include James Earl Jones, Arthur Miller, Christine Lahti, Gilda Radner, and David Paymer.

U-M theatre students benefit from the diversity and sophistication offered by a large first-class institution, while enjoying the intimate atmosphere of the Department of Theatre & Drama. We have a low student-to-faculty ratio and faculty members are friendly and accessible.

Theatre at Michigan presents a stimulating blend of cultural diversity, intellectual rigor, and professional experience for students, professionals, and academics. It is a stimulating place to learn and to grow, where the prevailing atmosphere is one of family.

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L-R, first row: Lila Hood, Zoey Bond, Maciek Zuchowicz, Amelia Dahmer, Brittany Schloskey, Lauren Balone. Second row: Aaron Huey, Socrates Papageorgiou, Malcolm Tulip, Kellan Kryak, Ryan Rosenheim, Gary Decker
Discovering Inspiration in Poland

In a country that takes theatre seriously, SMTD students perform a daring play at the ITSelf Festival.     more

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SMTD presents a play that opens dialogue on criminal injustice

Based on the 2006 "Jena 6" incident, alumna Dominique Morisseau's "Blood at the Root" offers rare opportunity for shared examination of racism, homophobia, and criminal injustice in America.  more

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A scene from the 2014 Department of Musical Theatre production of "Cabaret"
Faculty present "Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret"

Presentd in conjunction with the Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund during Banned Book Week, the show features songs and scenes that have been censored or challenged on America's stages. more

Annette Masson
SMTD mourns the passing of theatre professor Annette Masson

Professor Masson, an expert in voice and diction, was head of the BFA performance program in Theatre & Drama.   more

 

events

SMTD logo for eventDesign & Production Portfolio Review Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, January 26 - 4:30pm
Duderstadt Center (Media Union), Gallery
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventDesign & Production Portfolio Review Exhibition

January 29 - February 2
Duderstadt Center (Media Union), Gallery
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventDepartment of Theatre & Drama Studio Production: Wild Honey

February 8 - 10
Walgreen Drama Center, Newman Studio
Free - no tickets required
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Celebrating 100 years of theatre degree programs, 125 years of acting classes for college credit, and the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth
"As a young actor looking for an intensive creative environment and also a place that teaches you to be a great human being, I can't think of a better place than the University of Michigan's Department of Theatre & Drama. It's a place where you are encouraged to learn, a place where you are encouraged to fall flat on your face and then get back up to do it again, and a place where you get to go everyday surrounded by other artists that inspire you. Oh yeah, and you happen to be doing all of this in the greatest city there is: Ann Arbor."
James Wolk, Class of 2007

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