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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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The Koinonia Trio (Hye-Jin Cho, piano; Christine Harada Li, violin; Nathaniel Pierce, cello)
The New Entrepreneurs

EXCEL program prepares students for thriving careers in the performing arts more

Miriam Shor
Sexism and the City

In TV Land's Younger, Miriam Shor tackles sexism and ageism with comedy more

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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

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

 

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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