The USM Department of Theatre is a vibrant community of artists and scholars who value collaboration, imagination, and excellence. We mentor our students through their undergraduate years and prepare them for a competitive job market. At USM, Theatre majors learn by doing. 

Areas of concentration include Performance, Design, Technical Theatre, and Dramatic Literature & Theatre History.

News & Events

From the 2014 Fall production of "Bus Stop"
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.
PortFringe Festival 2015
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.
As You Like It | April 17-26, 2015
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.
October 7, 2015
7:30 PM
Portland Stage Company Studio Theatre, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, Maine
October 8, 2015
7:30 PM
Portland Stage Company Studio Theatre, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, Maine
October 9, 2015
7:30 PM
Portland Stage Company Studio Theatre, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, Maine
October 10, 2015
7:30 PM
Portland Stage Company Studio Theatre, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, Maine
November 13, 2015
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus