Student Organizations

Get involved! There are many theatre-related student organizations on campus. Whether interests lie in sketch comedy, organizing social events, putting together a play reading workshop, or producing and performing... there is a student group for everyone. Some organizations to look into include:

Undergraduate Theatre Artists Society
: This student group supports undergraduate theatre activities, such as alumni workshops, a play reading series, town hall meetings, the Maryland Original Works Festival (MOWF), community outreach, an annual spring banquet, and more.

Erasable Inc
: An improvisational comedy group, with a no holds-barred attitude. Auditions are open to all University of Maryland students. Learn more.

Sketchup: The University of Maryland’s premier sketch comedy troupe, showcasing free performances of ground-breaking student humor. Auditions are open to all University of Maryland students.

: This performing group supports diversity through theatre. 
Any University of Maryland student can be involved or audition for productions.

Weekday Players
: A performance-based group with no performances or rehearsals on the Sabbath, the Weekday players present several productions each year. Auditions are open to all University of Maryland students.

The Maryland Shakespeare Players: 
This performing group is open to all University of Maryland students.

Terrapin Theatre Troupe
: This student performance group specializes in musical theatre.

Program News

University of Maryland (UMD) alumni John Ford ‘64 and Sandra Poster ‘64 met during their undergraduate years in the UMD Theatre program, then known as Speech & Dramatic Arts. They went on to build careers in speech and communications, and they are longtime patrons of the arts.

The Hecuba Project was created by Lisa Nathans, Rachel Park, and Christine Breihan as a performance laboratory geared towards exploring the full range, resonance, power, and potential of our own female voices as both performers and educators. 

TDPS Production Manager Cary Gillett traveled to Beijing, China this July to broaden knowledge of theatre--stage management, in particular--to Chinese practitioners.