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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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news

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

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Regents appoint Melody Racine as interim dean of SMTD

Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16. more

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Addressing Civil Unrest Through Theatre

Alumna Dominique Morisseau-playwright, activist, actress-returns to SMTD with a play inspired by the "Jena Six"      more

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Alumni receive Tony nominations

Alumni Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Gavin Creel all received major Tony nominations, while alumnus James Earl Jones will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. more

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Dean Dworkin's statement on proposed elimination of NEA and NEH

In a letter to all SMTD constituents, Aaron Dworkin lays out the importance of the NEA and NEH to our nation and to the future success of our students.  more

 

events

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Thursday, August 31 - 6:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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September 9 & 10
Walgreen Drama Center, Arthur Miller Theatre
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventLooking Back: 20th Century Dress from the Historic Costume Collection

September 22-29 & October 1-6
Duderstadt Center (Media Union), Gallery
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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