Cafritz Theatre

Divergent Perspectives:

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Divergent Perspectives:
Art, Graffiti, Society
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

4:00p Guest artist, Clark Stoeckley, will be creating the "kickoff" drawing on wall of Applause

7:30p Graffiti Divergent Perspectives discussion with Charles Stoeckley in the Cafritz, followed by audience contributing drawings to the "Graffiti Wall"


"How Could I Move the Crowd?"

In their work this fall, from The Me Nobody Knows to the Hip H’opera Project, students at the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies have been exploring the subversive potential of hip-hop and the art of the spoken word. Listen in on the conversation at a panel discussion featuring hip-hop artists, activists and scholars from Maryland and beyond, including Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Rizqi Rachmat, Dior Ashley Brown, Baye Harrell and Goldie Dean.


An Opening Non-Ceremony

Live coverage of your 2014 Festival of Subversive Artists and Minds begins with the sweeping grandeur, spectacle, pomp and circumstance of intimate stories whispered furtively by shadowy conspirators. Look, don’t tell them we told you this, but just follow the map, join up with a subversive cell (you’ll know them when you see them), share your story of subversion and hear the tales of others.

Festival of Subversive Artists and Minds
Funded by College of Arts and Humanities Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Initiative

Tone of Silence

We are unconsciously surrounded. As we journey through life, we find ourselves in various oppressive structures, sometimes as oppressors and sometimes as the oppressed. How do we become aware of our roles in these structures? How do we liberate our voice to uplift ourselves and others? Through monologue, dialogue and poetry, Tone of Silence explores how confined voices can awaken and release a powerful tone.

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For and In Behalf Of

For and In Behalf Of reflects on a unique Mormon ritual: proxy baptisms for the dead. Critics of the practice condemn it as a violation of the memory of the dead but, for Mormons, the ritual produces agency for the deceased. Combining storytelling, oration and movement to foster understanding of this ritual, we are all asked to ruminate on what we each do with the memories of our deceased loved ones.

2014 MFA Design Exhibition

An exciting feature of the MFA in Design program in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is the annual public portfolio exhibit and review. Each year the Cafritz Theatre is transformed into a gallery where all MFA Design students display their set, costume, and lighting designs.

For the second year, the first night is being hosted by The Studio Theatre, DC located at 1501 14th St., NW #3, Washington, DC 20005. The exhibition will be held in the third floor glass atrium.

Kreativity Open Mic Night

Twice a semester Kreativity Diversity Troupe, one of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' premiere performance groups, hosts an "Open Mic Night" where students and non-students alike can perform or present any work they choose, especially what performers have written themselves. The public is also welcomed to simply watch if they would like, with no performance necessary!


How do you cope when everything you’ve learned begins falling apart? Sam Mauceri’s original work Seagirl utilizes theatre, dance and movement to explore a young woman’s attempts at unpacking her own prejudices in a world that wishes she wouldn’t.

Feminist punk music and a longing for radical ideas invade a culture of conventionality in this partnership between TDPS and The Weekday Players.

A TDPS Second Season Production.

Student presentations for THET399P Independent Study: Playwriting I

Nine students (Chloe Adler, Riley Bartlebaugh, Mariel Berlin-Fischler, Dave Benson, Richard Hall, Grace Lee, Danny Parisi, Aidan Walsh and Tyler Angier) present readings of the one-act 30-minute plays that they have developed in their THET399 Independent Study: Playwriting I class this semester. They are doing exciting work, and the performances feature a range of subject matter and style. Four plays will be read on one night, and five on the other.


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