Department of Theatre


Boston Globe photograph

USM alumnus Tommy Derrah, who appeared in the movie "Mystic River," memorialized in Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger

USM alumnus Tommy Derrah — who appeared in the movie "Mystic River" — was the subject of a feature obituaries in the Qunicy, Massachusetts' Patriot Ledger and the Boston Globe. He died on Oct. 5.
Neighborhood 3 performance photo

Department of Theatre's season opener ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’ receives high praise from the Portland Phoenix and more

The USM Department of Theatre opened their 2017-2018 season on the Main Stage at Russell Hall with the comic and disturbing modern horror story “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” which runs through October 8.

USM Department of Theatre Kicks-Off Main Stage Season with a Modern Horror Story

USM Department of Theatre kicks-off their 2017-2018 season with a modern horror story
The Main Stage at Russell Hall

USM Department of Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season focusing on theme of ‘Identity'

USM’s Department of Theatre announced its season of performances for the 2017-2018 academic year, which will focus on an overarching theme of 'Identity.'
Emily Grotz and Luis Del Valle

USM Department of Theatre to present special encore performances Deertrees Theatre's ‘Last Train to Nibroc’ Sept. 7-8

The USM Department of Theatre will bring Arlene Hutton’s “Last Train to Nibroc” to the Main Stage at Russell Hall on USM’s Gorham campus for two nights on September 7 and 8 at 7:30pm. This production was performed throughout the summer by two of the Theatre program’s student actors, Emily Grotz and Luis Del Valle, at the historic Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, Maine.
Image from "Last Train to Nibroc"

Review praises USM student actors as 'Pure fun to watch'

Two USM theater students drew praise for their leading work in the Deertrees Theatre production of Arlene Hutton's "Last Train to Nibroc."
Student singer Rachel Shukan

USM’s 'Merry Wives of Windsor' draws praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer

The USM-produced opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," drew praise in a March 5 review by the Portland Press Herald's Allan Kozinn.
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USM’s Andrew Harris featured on “207”

The TV program "207" featured Andrew Harris, the chair of USM's Department of Theatre, for a talk about his work as a storyteller. Harris is hosting a benefit reading on Dec. 11 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland. It's called "Mince Pies and Welsh Cakes." He'll be reading from Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas and Kenneth Grahame.
Dance USM!

Dance USM! A Large Cast of Guest & Student Artists Present Diverse and Powerful Works of Movement and Poetry

This year’s Dance USM!, directed by Maria A. Tzianabos, features a large cast of students from many different USM majors and departments, performing on the main stage at Russell Hall and representing a wide variety of dance forms.
Department of Theatre Faculty

An open letter to the USM Department of Theatre Community from the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Adam Tuchinsky, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, welcomes three new faculty and one new staff member in the Department of Theatre.