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

USM Theatre
The USM Theatre season is replete with skirt-chasing dames, lonely love-torn souls, original dance, a production at the Portland Stage Studio Theater featuring a satirical southern belle and her hypochondriac son, followed by a pistol-packing nun, and the Maine premiere of the sensational new musical, Catch Me If You Can, as well as one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies “shadowed” by American Sign Language interpreter-performers.
USM In the Underworld
Recognizing the importance of the English-language world premiere of “In the Underworld,” written by a French woman while she was imprisoned in a German concentration camp, a number of Holocaust, cultural and academic organizations are sponsoring the musical production, as well as presenting programs discussing its significance.
In the Underworld USM Theatre
While imprisoned in Ravenbrück concentration camp for women in World War II Germany, Germaine Tillion, a French ethnologist and Resistance fighter, secretly wrote an operetta script that turned her own experiences into a powerful testament to the triumph of humanity.
September 25, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
September 26, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
September 27, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
September 28, 2014
5:00 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus
October 31, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus

2014-2015 Season

2014-2015 USM Theatre season

The 2014-2015 USM Theatre season has been announced!

Summer Community Connections

Summer Community Connections

USM Theatre faculty, students and alumni were busy this summer performing, interning, designing, and managing technical aspects of dozens of productions across the state of Maine.