EVENTS

TICKETS GO ON SALE IN AUGUST 2015

COSTUME EXHIBIT
View the extraordinary creativity of our faculty and student costume designers through a retrospective exhibit of works. Free and open to the public, no tickets required.

HOMECOMING BIG BASH WEEKEND

ALUMNI-HOSTED CAREER SESSIONS
Actors, directors, producers, and playwrights, and more -- the University of Michigan is the alumni home to many of the most talented and successful artists working in theatre, film, and television today. Over Homecoming weekend, SMTD will host several theatre alums as they return to share what they've learned about forging successful careers in the business.

  • October 8
  • 12:30-1:30pm
  • Starkid Alumni Q&A Panel - Walgreen Studio 1
  • Free
  • October 9
  • 10:30-11:30am
  • 1980s Alumni Panel - Walgreen B222
  • Free
  • October 9
  • 12:30-1:30pm
  • 2000s Alumni Panel - Walgreen B222
  • Free
  • October 9
  • 1:00-2:00pm
  • Jack O'Brien Q&A - Walgreen Towsley Studio
  • Free
  • October 9
  • 2:00-3:00pm
  • 1970s Alumni Panel - Walgreen 2439
  • Free
  • October 9
  • 2:00-3:00pm
  • 1990s Alumni Panel - Walgreen B222
  • Free

ALUMNI WELCOME RECEPTION
Come check in with us and pick up your Welcome Packet for the Homecoming Big Bash Weekend in the Power Center Rehearsal Room. Meet up with other alums from your decade and let the celebration begin!

  • Thursday, October 8
  • 5:30-7:30pm
  • Power Center for the Performing Arts
  • Free

STARKID CONCERT
A coalition of writers, directors, actors, and designers, Starkid formed at U-M in 2009 and has pioneered the use of the Internet as a new and innovative way to produce theatre, beginning with A Very Potter Musical (Basement Arts, 2009). Featuring more than 20 of the original members, this special Starkid reunion will present songs and comedy sketches from their hugely popular shows—Starship, Me and My Dick, Twisted, and more—and some new material as well! Starkid Productions is donating the proceeds from this performance to the Theatre & Drama Department's 100th Anniversary Endowed Scholarship.

  • Thursday, October 8
  • 7:30pm
  • Power Center for the Performing Arts
  • Ticket prices TBA

RED CARPET RECEPTION/OPENING NIGHT FOR ALL MY SONS
We are rolling out the red carpet to welcome back alumni and friends of the Department of Theatre & Drama for our 100th Anniversary! See and be seen at the opening night of the Theatre & Drama Department production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, performed at the Arthur Miller Theatre. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres at the pre-show red carpet reception and end the night on a sweet note with complimentary desserts. Tickets to the October 9 performance of All My Sons and the receptions are only available through the 100th Anniversary Registration Page, beginning in August 2015. Sign up now for our e-mail alerts to be notified of on-sale date. Additional performances of All My Sons take place Oct. 10-11, 15-18; see details below (tickets go on sale summer 2015).

Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Red Carpet Reception
  • 6:00pm
  • Walgreen Drama Center
  • Free (registration required)
  • All My Sons
  • 8:00pm
  • Arthur Miller Theatre
  • Tickets $28, gen. admission
  • Dessert Reception
  • 10:00pm
  • Walgreen Drama Center
  • Free (registration required)

ALUMNI TAILGATE AND FOOTBALL GAME
Michigan plays Northwestern University at the Big House and the Department of Theatre & Drama will host a tailgate prior to the game at the Oosterbaan Field House, in conjunction with the Alumni Association. Enjoy the quintessential Michigan experience, reacquaint with old friends, and celebrate the Maize & Blue!

Ticket prices for tailgate: $60 for non-member adults. Please order directly through the Alumni Association website. Ticket prices for football game: $75 plus $4 per ticket fee. While the Theatre 100 promo code has expired, single tickets can still be found through MGoBlue.com. The Theatre 100 ticket block will be seating in Section 14.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • Tailgate
  • 12:30-3pm
  • Oosterbaan Field House/U-M Stadium
  • ticket prices see above
  • Football game
  • 3:30pm
  • Oosterbaan Field House/U-M Stadium
  • ticket prices see above

ARTHUR MILLER @ MICHIGAN AND BEYOND
A three-day symposium honoring one of Michigan's most distinguished alumni, the great American playwright Arthur Miller.
October 14: Miller into the Future: Professor Enoch Brater, Kenneth T. Rowe Professor Dramatic Literature, will discuss the present status of Miller's work as it continues to circulate in the theater community, and the future directions it is likely to take in light of both published and unpublished archival material; View video
October 15: Miller as Touchstone: Panel discussion with Richard Ferguson-Wagstaffe, independent scholar and holder of a BA and MA from U-M's Department of Theatre & Drama, "Performance Training and Arthur Miller at the University of Michigan"; Laurence Goldstein, Professor of English Literature, "Arthur Miller and Jewish Identity"; and Leigh Woods, Professor of Theatre & Drama, "Miller and Education"; View video
October 16: Miller in Production: Distinguished alumni and other noteworthy theatre artists discuss their experience in working on Miller's plays and on its effects on them and their careers. View video

Alumni, current students, faculty, and others are invited to submit recollections of their first experience with Miller's work. Deadline: October 1, 2015. Email to lawoods@umich.edu and leiams@umich.edu.


ARTHUR MILLER SCHOLARS' SYMPOSIUM
A mini-conference, sponsored by the U-M Drama Interest Group, featuring three panel discussions by Miller experts from around the globe.
October 14: Tragedy and the Common Woman, a Look at Linda Loman with Isabella Peralta and Arianna Stucki from New York University Abu Dhabi. View video
October 15: New Frontiers with David Palmer, vice-president of the Arthur Miller Society and Claire Conceison, Duke University & MIT. View video
October 16: Early and Late Arthur Miller with Rosemary Malague, University of Pennsylvania; Rupali Mirza, Intergral University in Lucknow, India; and Shelley Manis, U-M. View video


DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DRAMA PRESENTS ALL MY SONS
Arthur Miller's first big success after graduating from U-M, All My Sons won a Tony Award for Best Author in 1947 and has since become an American classic. This special production, in honor of Miller's centenary, is directed and designed by celebrated SMTD alumni and performed in the only theatre in the world named for this legendary playwright. (Tickets go on sale in August 2015).


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