Department of Theatre

The Well of Horniness, a farcical radio play by Holly Hughes, opened the 2014-2015 season. Directed by Meghan Brodie.
The Well of Horniness
Bus Stop, a comedy by William Inge, directed by Thomas Power.
Bus Stop
Dance USM!, directed by Maria A. Tzianabos, featured faculty and student choreography.
Dance USM
An Evening with Christopher Durang, directed by William Steele, opened with For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls.
For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls
The second half of An Evening with Christopher Durang, directed by William Steele, featured Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You.
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You
The School of Music and Department of Theatre co-produced Catch Me If You Can the Musical, directed by Wil Kilroy with musical direction by Edward Reichert and choreography by Vanessa Beyland.
Catch Me If You Can
As You Like It, directed by Assunta Kent, was Maine's first American Sign Language shadow-signed production.
As You Like It
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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

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.
Catch Me If You Can: March 13-22
The fast-paced musical features a score of infectious, hard-driving jazz and glorious big-band sound by the dream team behind the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray,” and NBC’s musical drama, “Smash.”
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