Update as of 5/23/22
All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes a booster for those who are eligible. Please note that these performances are currently open only to students, faculty and staff in Amherst College's COVID-19 testing program as well as current college ID holders from Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges. These performances are currently closed to the general public and UMass community members.
KN95 masks must be worn at all times while in campus buildings.
Please also note the additional rules for Reunion 2022 attendees in the case of the performance "Emily and Sue."
All Theater & Dance shows are free, unless otherwise noted.
Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Guest artist Annie Wang joins the Department of Theater and Dance to teach a masterclass in contemporary dance technique.
Wang is a freelancer based in New York. She dances with Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Company Stefanie Batten Bland and Parijat Desai; she has also worked with Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Daria Fain and MADArt Productions. Her choreography has been presented at Five Myles, the Center for Performance Research, the 92Y, BKSD, WestFest Dance, Triskelion, BRIC and the Chocolate Factory Theater. Annie has been artist-in-residence at BRIClab, Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Marble House Project. She was awarded a Brooklyn Arts Council grant to develop her work “Marigram,” which will be presented at the Exponential Festival in 2020.
All are welcome to attend!
Thu, Oct 31, 2019
The Department of Theater and Dance presents Medea by Euripides, in a version by Ben Power. This new production blurs the lines between theater, film and reality. Conceived by Maki Ybarra-Young '20, who plays the title role, and director Ron Bashford, the show imagines Medea as one of the strong and dangerous women of the Golden Age of Hollywood. But is she who she seems? Or the more vulnerable actor underneath? Come explore the iconic Greek character as she navigates her role as a woman and an immigrant through the “cinematic lens” of our own history.
Starring an all-student cast: Grace Davenport, Nicholas Govus, Rory Hartblay, Sam Hood, Sterling Kee, Aylin Kim, Navie Kim, Lena Lamer, Sylvie Mahoro, Eli Maierson, Rowan Muzzy, Teo Ruskov, Lorelle Sang, Julian Schauffler and Maki Ybarra-Young.
Scenic design by Lauren Thompson, costume design by Lorelei Dietz, lighting design by Sophina Flores and sound design by Alistair Edwards.
Tickets are free and available to the public. For reservations, call (413) 542-2277.