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  1. SMTD senior’s production company amplifies unheard voices

      When Thomas Laub realized he wanted to work in theater for the rest of his life, he was surrounded by enamored theatergoers at a production of Guys and Dolls. “Everyone in their seat was having this shared experience of sitting and breathing together and watching and experiencing the same thing,” said the School of…

  2. Actress and alumna Christine Lahti will be SMTD’s commencement speaker

    Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre), a renowned actress of stage and screen, will be our featured speaker for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Hill Auditorium. The doors at Hill open at 3:15 pm and the ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. No tickets are necessary.  A livestream will…

  3. SMTD presents symposium and performance event focused on sexual misconduct in the performing arts

    The U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will present an event titled “Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Awareness and Prevention in the Performing Arts” on Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. The free event is open to the entire U-M community and the public; registration is recommended through Eventbrite. It takes place in Hankinson Rehearsal…

  4. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  5. Learning how to EXCEL in NYC

      “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York.” Kander & Ebb made a good point. New York City is a vast, competitive, dazzling, daunting labyrinth where the best of the best go to make their mark―especially among performing artists.