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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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U-M Presents The Imaginary Invalid (VIDEO)

Go behind the scenes and learn about the design inspiration for the Dept. of Theatre & Drama's upcoming production of Molìere's The Imaginary Invalid. more

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BFA in Design & Production: Setting the Stage for Success (VIDEO)

The Department of Theatre & Drama offers a look at their annual BFA Design & Production Portfolio Exhibition.  more

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Theatre of the Eighth Day performing "The Files"
Poland's Theatre of the Eighth Day takes up U-M residency in March

Residency will include performances of The Files and the Annual Copernicus Lecture will feature company director Ewa Wójciak. more

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The Department of Theatre & Drama Presents Clybourne Park (VIDEO)

A behind-the-scenes look at the Department of Theater & Drama's performance of Clybourne Park. more

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Centennial Splendor

A look back at the Homecoming weekend to celebrate the Department of Theatre & Drama's centennial and the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth. more

SMTD’s Collage Concert XXXIX

The most anticipated SMTD event of every year, the Collage Concert is a non-stop evening of virtuosity, featuring students from every performance discipline in a riveting display of talent, made even more exciting by unique ensembles, exhilarating repertoire, and unexpected juxtapositions of acts. more

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Sun and Shadows

...a shadow puppet projection of a Guatemalan folk-tale based on The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun more

 

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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