Department of Theatre


The Main Stage at Russell Hall

USM Department of Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season focusing on theme of ‘Identity'

USM’s Department of Theatre announced its season of performances for the 2017-2018 academic year, which will focus on an overarching theme of 'Identity.'
Emily Grotz and Luis Del Valle

USM Department of Theatre to present special encore performances Deertrees Theatre's ‘Last Train to Nibroc’ Sept. 7-8

The USM Department of Theatre will bring Arlene Hutton’s “Last Train to Nibroc” to the Main Stage at Russell Hall on USM’s Gorham campus for two nights on September 7 and 8 at 7:30pm. This production was performed throughout the summer by two of the Theatre program’s student actors, Emily Grotz and Luis Del Valle, at the historic Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, Maine.
Image from "Last Train to Nibroc"

Review praises USM student actors as 'Pure fun to watch'

Two USM theater students drew praise for their leading work in the Deertrees Theatre production of Arlene Hutton's "Last Train to Nibroc."
Molded by the Flow in Lewiston

"Molded by the Flow" Opens Friday, April 21 in Gorham

If you live and work in Maine, or just visit from time to time, in a sense, you have also been Molded by the Flow. Come, and consider yourself.
Student singer Rachel Shukan

USM’s 'Merry Wives of Windsor' draws praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer

The USM-produced opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," drew praise in a March 5 review by the Portland Press Herald's Allan Kozinn.
Helena Crothers-Villers and Rachel Shukan, "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

USM’s "Merry Wives of Windsor" Puts the Women in Control

Opening on Friday, March 3, and running through Sunday, March 12, the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre join forces in Nicolai’s fully-staged comic opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor."
WCSH-TV photo

USM’s Andrew Harris featured on “207”

The TV program "207" featured Andrew Harris, the chair of USM's Department of Theatre, for a talk about his work as a storyteller. Harris is hosting a benefit reading on Dec. 11 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland. It's called "Mince Pies and Welsh Cakes." He'll be reading from Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas and Kenneth Grahame.
Dance USM!

Dance USM! A Large Cast of Guest & Student Artists Present Diverse and Powerful Works of Movement and Poetry

This year’s Dance USM!, directed by Maria A. Tzianabos, features a large cast of students from many different USM majors and departments, performing on the main stage at Russell Hall and representing a wide variety of dance forms.
Mass Casualty Drill

USM Theatre and the 2016 Mass Casualty Incident Dril

Recently, USM Theatre Students & Staff participated in Portland International Jetport’s 2016 Mass Casualty Incident
The Cast of The Language Archive

The Language Archive by Julia Cho, Directed by Sara Valentine

The next Department of Theatre main stage production is the Language Archive by Julia Cho, directed by Sara Valentine, opening on Thursday, November 10.