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MAKING A PLAY. It's your time to be in the spotlight. Everything you need to know about auditions, practicum courses, and your time working in UMD Theatre productions.

Auditions are open to all students without regard to major. Casting decisions are made solely on the basis of selecting the performer who would best bring a role to life on the stage before an audience.

Excerpt from UMD's 2016 Production of Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco

Concert Readings for Student Playwrights
Mondays at 4:30 PM. Check with Tom Isbell for meeting location.

2017-2018 Season Selection
Students are encouraged to forward suggestions for next year’s UMD Theatre
season. Season will be determined by the end of Fall Semester 2016.

ACDA (American College Dance Association) North-Central Regional Conference 2017
March 8-11, 2017. See Rebecca Katz Harwood for details.

2016-2017 Dramaturgs
If interested in learning more about Dramaturgy at UMD, please contact Jenna Soleo-Shanks.

Theatre Bachelor of Arts Meeting
Meeting for all BA students will be set late in September. See Jenna Soleo-Shanks for details.

Theatre History in England
UMD Theatre is offering a short-term study abroad program in London May 2017.
The course may be substituted for TH 4801 Theatre History. There is a study
abroad fair on Thursday, September 15 in Kirby (across from Bookstore) where
more information will be available. Another information session (specific to those
wanting to substitute the course for Theatre History) will be scheduled later in the
Fall. Applications due February 1.

Improv Performance Opportunity
Jenna Soleo-Shanks is looking for actors willing to do an improv-based performance
for children in November. More information will be available later in September.

College Work-Study
College work-study is available in the Scene Shop, Costume Shop, and Marshall Center.
All Theatre majors who qualify for work-study should work in the Department of Theatre.

Complimentary Ticket Policy
One complimentary ticket is available for each theatre major for each production.
Please check the Box Office.

Theatre Practicum Courses

All BFA Theatre Majors are required to enroll in a Theatre Practicum course each semester they are enrolled as full time students. Please visit the Practicum Course Guide for details.

TH 1301 Stagecraft, TH 1401 Costume Construction I, and TH 1501 Stage Lighting I count as Theatre Practicum courses since Practicum labs are built into each course.

Students cast in a UMD Theatre production should enroll in either TH 1199 Acting Practicum, or TH 3199 Acting Practicum II, depending on the size of the role in which they're cast.

TH 1699 Running Crew Practicum is an option available to students not enrolled in TH 1301, TH 1401, TH 1599, TH 1199, or TH 3199.

Running Crew Practicum Sign-up
Contact Mark Harvey

Students with prior experience may be eligible for TH 3699 Production Management or TH 4399 Theatre: Special Projects.

Department of Theatre Handbook