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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.

For information on the Department of Musical Theatre , please click here

news

Bob James
U-M Homecoming Features Star-Studded Free Events

Homecoming weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 2) to feature free concerts and events with celebrated SMTD alums. more

"Good Kids" cast (photo by Erica Gavan)
Theatre & Drama Dept. play is centerpiece of campuswide campaign to prevent sexual assault

Big Ten Theatre Consortium commission, "Good Kids", launches Expect Respect:Flip the Script campaign at U-M. more

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Delivering The Goods

Matt Letscher earns his reputation as a go-to actor more

Andrew Lippa
Alums Nominated for Top Theatre Awards

The annual theatre award season has begun and a number of alumni have received important nominations. more

 

events

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Friday, October 31 - 1:00pm
Walgreen Drama Center, Studio One
Free - no tickets required
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"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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