Upcoming Theater & Dance Events

*update as of 11/1/21

Attendance requirement for the 2021-2022 academic year: members of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges must show a current school ID. UMass members and the general public must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72-hours of the event. Masks must be worn at all times while in campus buildings. 

All Theater & Dance shows are free, unless otherwise noted. 

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Tomorrow - Thu, Dec 2, 2021

Performance Project Poster

Performance Project

The Department of Theater and Dance presents Performance Project, an evening of original student works. Costume design by Lorelei Dietz and lighting design by Julian Brown ’23 and Sterling Kee ’23.

STRIPPED, by Mary Chase Jourdian (Hampshire College ’22), seeks to explore the dichotomy between the body and mind. They delve into the disconnect and power imbalance that can occur between the two by presenting them as two figures: The Dominatrix (mind) and The Submissive (body). An original score written and recorded by Jourdian accompanies the piece.

Rebecca Masland Schrader ’22E’s Embryo, a live, interdisciplinary performance, explores the feeling of aliveness in the body, the struggle to express emotion and our ability to transform.

* Please note requirements to attend: Members of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges must show a valid college ID. UMass members and the general public must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours). Masks must be worn at all times while in the building. *

Reservations are encouraged. Reserve tickets here: https://bit.ly/3nksB4T.

Fri, Dec 3, 2021

Event poster illustrated with dark, dripping liquid and red ropes branching out into blood vessels

Performance Project

The Department of Theater and Dance presents Performance Project, an evening of original student works. Costume design by Lorelei Dietz and lighting design by Julian Brown ’23 and Sterling Kee ’23.

STRIPPED, by Mary Chase Jourdian (HC '22), seeks to explore the dichotomy between the body and mind. They delve into the disconnect and power imbalance that can occur between the two by presenting them as two figures: The Dominatrix (mind) and The Submissive (body). An original score written and recorded by Jourdian accompanies the piece.

Rebecca Masland Schrader (AC '22E)’s Embryo, a live, interdisciplinary performance, explores the feeling of aliveness in the body, the struggle to express emotion and our ability to transform.

* Please note requirements to attend: Members of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges must show a valid college ID. UMass members and the general public must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours). Masks must be worn at all times while in the building. *

Reservations are encouraged. Reserve tickets here: https://bit.ly/3nksB4T.

Sat, Dec 4, 2021

Event poster illustrated with dark, dripping liquid and red ropes branching out into blood vessels

Performance Project

The Department of Theater and Dance presents Performance Project, an evening of original student works. Costume design by Lorelei Dietz and lighting design by Julian Brown ’23 and Sterling Kee ’23.

STRIPPED, by Mary Chase Jourdian (HC '22), seeks to explore the dichotomy between the body and mind. They delve into the disconnect and power imbalance that can occur between the two by presenting them as two figures: The Dominatrix (mind) and The Submissive (body). An original score written and recorded by Jourdian accompanies the piece.

Rebecca Masland Schrader (AC '22E)’s Embryo, a live, interdisciplinary performance, explores the feeling of aliveness in the body, the struggle to express emotion and our ability to transform.

* Please note requirements to attend: Members of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges must show a valid college ID. UMass members and the general public must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours). Masks must be worn at all times while in the building. *

Reservations are encouraged. Reserve tickets here: https://bit.ly/3nksB4T.

Thu, Mar 3, 2022

Renz Toledo '22's Senior Honors Project

Fri, Mar 4, 2022

Renz Toledo '22's Senior Honors Project

Sat, Mar 5, 2022

Renz Toledo '22's Senior Honors Project

Thu, Apr 7, 2022

"The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown

The Theater & Dance Department presents, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, Mattea Denney '22's senior honors project, directed by guest artist Ashley Olivea Teague, with music directed by guest artist Kyle Boatwright (AC'09).

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy telling her story backwards while Jamie tells his story chronologically.

This event is open to current members of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges. A valid college ID will be required for admittance.

Reservation details to come.

Fri, Apr 8, 2022

"The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown

The Theater & Dance Department presents, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, Mattea Denney '22's senior honors project, directed by guest artist Ashley Olivea Teague, with music directed by guest artist Kyle Boatwright (AC'09).

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy telling her story backwards while Jamie tells his story chronologically.

This event is open to current members of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges. A valid college ID will be required for admittance.

Reservation details to come.

Sat, Apr 9, 2022

"The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown

The Theater & Dance Department presents, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, Mattea Denney '22's senior honors project, directed by guest artist Ashley Olivea Teague, with music directed by guest artist Kyle Boatwright (AC'09).

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy telling her story backwards while Jamie tells his story chronologically.

This event is open to current members of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges. A valid college ID will be required for admittance.

Reservation details to come.

Thu, May 5, 2022

Solo Performance: an evening of original student works

Fri, May 6, 2022

Solo Performance: an evening of original student works

Sat, May 7, 2022

Solo Performance: an evening of original student works