Department of Theatre


The cast of "The Marvelous Meep Island Adventure" rely on body language more than words to convey their emotions.

Theatre Department Takes Season-Opening Show on the Road

After going more than a year without live performance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Theatre Department begins the 2021-2022 season with a traveling show to reconnect with the community.
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Behind the scenes with Ballet at USM

Hear Tzianabos and teaching colleague Vanessa Beyland share their insights on teaching ballet at USM in this behind-the-scenes look at ballet by USM Multimedia Specialist Zach Boyce.
USM President Glenn Cummings and Tony Shalhoub '77

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.
Actor Tony Shalhoub ‘77

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.