1. 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),…

  2. 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

  3. 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…

  4. 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….

  5. Sarah M. Oliver joins SMTD Faculty in Fall 2020

    The 2020-21 academic year will bring the arrival of celebrated designer and educator Sarah M. Oliver to the Department of Theatre and Drama as Assistant Professor of Costume Design Technology. “The joy of costume design is that it incorporates pretty much everything I love in the arts; drawing, textiles, fabric modification, patterning, and I can’t…