1. Two Thumbs Up: SMTD Professor Christianne Myers’s Creative Demo Videos Win Kudos From Her Design Rendering Class

    When the University of Michigan canceled in-person classes in March 2020 and switched to alternative teaching formats in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Associate Professor of Theatre and Drama Christianne Myers had to think creatively―and quickly. Under ordinary teaching conditions, she presents real-time demonstrations of various design skills and techniques to first-year students in her…

  2. Set design by Henry Pedersen for 2020 production of Proving Up

    Design Team for Proving Up Receives Award at the KCACTF Regional

    On January 10, four Design & Production students received the Don Childs’ Award for Cross Discipline Collaboration from the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 3 Festival [KCACTF 3]. Lighting Designer Harrison Hoffert (BFA ʼ22, design & production), Scenic Designer Henry Pedersen (BFA ʼ21, design & production),…

  3. Lance Schwiderson

    Student Spotlight – Lance Schwiderson

    Lance Schwiderson/Amanduh (BFA ’23, Interarts Performance) is a nonbinary visual and performing artist. Specifically they are focused on animation and drag performance. Read more

  4. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.* This year saw SMTD have three nominees in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Tenor Brian Giebler (MM ’12, voice) received his first Grammy nomination for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, for his debut…

  5. Mallory Avnet - Earl V. Moore Award Winner (Acting)

    Mallory Avnet – Earl V. Moore Award (Acting)

    Mallory Avnet completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting this spring. She would like to thank all the wonderful professors who challenged and cared for her during her time at SMTD, as well as her beloved classmates for their constant support, and her family, who raised her with so much love and joy….