The University of Maryland is committed to playing a significant role in the global community and engaging our students in international opportunities. The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies has embraced this international vision with an International Initiative Fund to spur partnership collaborations throughout the world. Our students are increasingly diverse, questioning, aware, engaged, and globally-oriented.
The School's International Initiative Fund supports two-way exchanges, providing research and performance opportunities abroad for our students, while also bringing international artists/scholars to College Park.
In September TDPS began the 2012-2013 Season in the Kay Theatre, with the presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a co-production with The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA). Staging, costumes, lighting and direction were jointly realized in the United States and China and the cast included Chinese and American actors who each performed in their native language. After its premiere at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Centre, the production was restaged at NACTA in Beijing. To read more about this event, click here.
Prior Initiatives include:
- Research and development for future exchanges in Accra, Ghana
- Performance and workshops in Havana and Cumanayagua, Cuba
- Development of internship opportunities with the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London
- Festival performances in Scotland
Please click here to view the entire list of people and projects awarded an international Initiative grant for 2011 and 2012.