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Former TDPS Director Leigh Wilson Smiley to Retire

May 24, 2021 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

During her tenure, Leigh Wilson Smiley championed collaboration and equity and sought to amplify student voices at the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.

Three ARHU Faculty Members Named Graduate Faculty Mentors of the Year

May 24, 2021 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, Linguistics, American Studies

Melissa Blanco Borelli of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, Naomi Feldman of the Department of Linguistics and Nancy Raquel Mirabal of the Department of American Studies are recognized.

Leading With Empathy On and Off Stage

May 21, 2021 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, College of Arts and Humanities

Senior Maria De Barros ’21 will move to New York City to pursue a career in stage management.

Terp Magazine

Acclaimed Theater Designer Takes Lead Role in Reimagining Live Performance

May 19, 2021 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Even as many stages remain dark, adventurous new forms of theater are emerging from the pandemic—and Jared Mezzocchi is at the center of it.

The New York Times

The Play Is Coming From Inside the House

May 04, 2021 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, College of Arts and Humanities

Three new virtual productions, set in haunted homes and an interactive hotel, give you the excitement of exploring spaces that are off limits.

Maryland Today

Short Film, Big Impact

April 30, 2021 Communication, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Two Terps get Oscars shout-out for contributions to Best Animated Short.

Broadening the Arts Umbrella

April 28, 2021 College of Arts and Humanities, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, School of Music, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, English, Art, Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland Art Gallery, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

New initiative expands offerings; unites arts, STEM and social justice.

Podcasting the Humanities

April 27, 2021 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, College of Arts and Humanities

Graduate students reach a wider audience through podcasts related to the arts and humanities.

New York Times

How a Multimedia Whiz Seized Digital Theater’s Big Moment

April 21, 2021 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, College of Arts and Humanities

The projection designer Jared Mezzocchi has become a go-to guy for ambitious virtual productions. Next up: Starring in his own haunted house play.

WJLA

Parents of Google Co-founder Donate $9 Million to UMD

March 09, 2021 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

UMD receives $9 million gift.

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