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USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub nominated again for Emmy Award

Actor Tony Shalhoub ‘77 has again been nominated for an Emmy Award for his role on the acclaimed Amazon Prime show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” In 2019, the alumnus of USM’s Department of Theatre took home the Emmy for his portrayal of Maisel’s fussy patriarch, Abe Weissman.
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USM Art Galleries presents "Lusus Naturae" — video and sound installation by Icelandic artist Ólöf Nordal

USM Art Galleries presents "Lusus Naturae," a large-scale animated video and sound installation by Icelandic artists Ólöf Nordal, Gunnar Karlsson, and Þuríður Jónsdótti. The exhibition will open on Thursday, January 30, at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus.
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“The Love of the Nightingale” shows the strength of USM Theatre, Portland Press Herald review

Praise for USM Theatre students in ‘The Love of the Nightingale,’ running 11/15-24 at Russell Hall on the Gorham Campus.
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USM Department of Theatre presents a reimagined Greek tale, "The Love of the Nightingale," Nov. 15-24

The USM Department of Theatre season dedicated to uplifting women and women’s voices takes a raw and powerful turn with "The Love of the Nightingale" by Timberlake Wertenbaker. The play opens Friday, November 15, followed by an opening night reception and runs through Sunday, November 24. A special “talk back” event takes place on Thursday, November 21. All performances take place at the historic Russell Hall on the USM Gorham Campus.

USM alumni win big at 2019 Emmy Awards

Two University of Southern Maine (USM) alumni added statues to their growing collections of Emmy Awards in September, marking the university's impact on the shifting television landscape.
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USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub wins another Emmy Award

Actor Tony Shalhoub ‘77 added another statue to his collection on Sept. 22nd, when he was honored with an Emmy Award for his role on the Amazon Prime show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
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USM Theatre presents inspiring Maine premiere “The Women Who Mapped the Stars” Oct 4-13

Join USM Department of Theatre for an inspiring Maine premiere by Boston-based playwright, Joyce Van Dyke, "The Women Who Mapped the Stars," opening Friday, October 4 - 13.
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USM Theatre students "a pure joy to watch" in "Fortune" - Portland Press Herald review

The Portland Press Herald praises the performance of University of Southern Maine Theatre students in "Fortune" at Deertrees Theatre. "Fortune" opens at USM's Russell Hall in Gorham on September 6.
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Celebrate women playwrights and directors this season with the USM Department of Theatre

Join the University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre as they kick off the 2019-2020 season on Friday, September 6, 7:30 p.m., at Russell Hall on the Gorham Campus with the performance of "Fortune," a quirky romantic comedy about finding love, (or not)! The 2019-2020 USM Theatre season aims to celebrate the work of women playwrights and women directors.
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USM Theatre students finish season with uproarious comedy “The Foreigner”

The USM Department of Theatre closes out its 2018-2019 theatrical season with the hilarious Larry Shue classic, “The Foreigner,” opening on Friday, April 19 and running through Sunday, April 28. All performances take place on the USM Gorham Campus in historic Russell Hall.

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