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Community engagement is central to our school's mission.

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies recognizes the value of engaging communities in important conversations through the performing arts. Our work builds on the human experience, thought, expression and creativity to advance human welfare. For us, building community is about encouraging individuals from different cultural paradigms to work together toward common goals.

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Lindsey Barr elected president of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Graduate Student Caucus

Lindsey Barr elected president of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Graduate Student Caucus

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Author/Lead: Lindsey Barr
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Ph.D. student Lindsey Barr was elected president of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Graduate Student Caucus. Her term starts in November 2020.

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Ph.D. candidate Jenna Gerdsen named Outstanding Teaching Assistant for 2019-20

The UMD Graduate School selected recipients of the 2019-20 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

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Author/Lead: Jenna Gerdsen
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University of Maryland Graduate School


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Ph.D. candidate Jenna Gerdsen was selected for the UMD Graduate School’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2019-20. The award conveys the honor of being named among the top 2% of graduate assistants in the academic year. 

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PhD student Jared Strange hired as dramaturg for National Theatre's High School Ticket Program

As dramaturg for National Theatre's High School Ticket Program, Jared Strange prepares student packets and conducts talkbacks for high school students.

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Author/Lead: Jared Strange
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PhD student Jared Strange was recently hired as the dramaturg for National Theatre’s High School Ticket Program. In this job, he prepares study packets and conducts talkbacks for high school students for this season’s productions. The program collaborates with organizations such as Young Playwrights’ Theater and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

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Ph.D. students Leticia Ridley and Jordan Ealey are the "Daughters of Lorraine"

TDPS Ph.D. students launch a new podcast about Black theater in the Washington, DC region

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Author/Lead: Leticia Ridley, Jordan Ealey
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Daughters of Lorraine podcast

Ph.D. candidate Leticia Ridley and Ph.D. student Jordan Ealey have created a new podcast called “Daughters of Lorraine,” available on HowlRound Theatre Commons. The podcast features reviews of Black theater productions, current national conversations around, within, and about Black theatre, academic discussions concerning Black theatre, recommendations on Black theatre scripts and interviews with Black theatre artists.

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