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An open letter to the USM Department of Theatre Community from the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Adam Tuchinsky, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, welcomes three new faculty and one new staff member in the Department of Theatre.
Rinde Eckert

2016-2017 USM Theatre Season Preview

The USM Department of Theatre is pleased to present the 2016-2017 season of performances beginning with Under Milk Wood, directed by Andrew Harris.
The Guest House, Mask Acting Intensive at USM

The Mask Acting Intensive Performance of "The Guest House" at Russell Hall

The USM Department of Theatre presents students from the Mask Acting Intensive performing THE GUEST HOUSE on May 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage at Russell Hall on USM’s Gorham Campus.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? USM Department of Theatre’s Ambitious Spring Production of an American Class Directed by 49-Year Veteran Faculty Member, William Steele

The 1962 American classic by Edward Albee captured Professor Steele’s attention in 1964 in a bookstore in York, Maine, and changed his life forever. Now the USM Department of Theatre presents this emotionally charged classic from April 22 to May 1 on the Main Stage at Russell Hall.
Eric Berry-Sandelin and Ali Sarnacchiaro in Reefer Madness

Musical Theatre: Reefer Madness on the Main Stage, USM Gorham Campus

The USM Department of Theatre and the USM School of Music co-present the musical theatre production, Reefer Madness, based on a book by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney, directed by Cary Libkin, musical direction by Ed Reichert, and choreography by Vanessa Beyland. The show runs from March 11 to 20 on the Main Stage at Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus.

USM Department of Theatre presents the American classic play, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder

Back on the Main Stage at Russell Hall on the USM Gorham campus, the University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre presents the second show of the season, “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, guest directed by Andrew Harris from November 13-22.

USM Theatre presents The Beauty Queen of Leenane

The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre presents the Beauty Queen of Leenanee, the dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, directed by Thomas Power, performed at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue in Portland.

USM Department of Theatre Announces 2015/2016 Season

The 2015-2016 University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Theatre season offers a wide array of extraordinary entertainment, including an extra dark Irish comedy, a classic American drama, a heady musical satire, a droll tragedy, and an exciting special event featuring ballroom dance.

4th Annual PortFringe Festival Features USM Theatre Students and Alumni

USM Theatre students are involved in this year’s festival in several capacities as performers, crew members, creative team members, organizers, and volunteers. A production of "Beyond Belief," by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, is being produced solely by USM Theatre students and alumni. The show will have two performances at Geno’s rock club on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25.

USM Theatre Closes Season with Shakespearean Comedy featuring American Sign Language Shadow-Signing Interpreters

USM's presentation of As You Like It is the first production in Maine to be fully ASL shadowed. ASL shadow-signed productions offer deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members the experience of theater without having to watch a sole interpreter on the side of the stage. The roles of the ASL shadow interpreters are equal to those of the actors, and they are integrated seamlessly into the story.

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