Eurydice opens Friday!
 Tuesday, February 6, 2018

If you don't already have your tickets for Eurydice, which debuts this week, then you're getting this issue just in time! Eurydice debuts this Friday, February 9th. Click the link below to order your tickets or visit the box office soon.

It's Black History Month and there's lots to do on campus to join the celebration.
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Black History Month 2018:
Reclaiming Our Voices
The Black History Month 2018 theme: "Reclaiming Our Voices" illustrates that the black experience on campuses is not always simple to maneuver, but celebrates the efforts that are being made to combat the silencing of black voices. Don't miss these on campus events celebrating black voices!

Thursday, February 8th 
Listening with a Third Ear: [Re]engineering Promising Practices to Promote Black Male Success
February 8th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Grand Ballroom Lounge, STAMP
Third Annual Office of Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Spring Speaker Series
Join Brian A. Burt, PhD, assistant professor of higher education in the school of education at Iowa State University for a conversation about his studies of graduate students in stem and the institutional policies and practices that influence students' educational and workforce pathways. He also explores learning within research group experiences. 

Black Love Week
February 12th-16th
Black Student Union (BSU)
Celebrate Black Love with the Black Student Union with a week of events! Follow BSU on Twitter @Blackterp for more information.

Monday, February 12th
Free Screening of Gook
February 12th, 5pm-8pm, Grand Ballroom Lounge, STAMP
Presented by MICA's AAPI and Black Student Involvement and Advocacy Areas
Join the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy for a screening of a story of an unlikely friendship between two Korean brother and a young black girl during racial tensions building up to the 1992 L.A. Riots. Followed by a discussion on the film and the relationship between the Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities

Tuesday, February 13th
Black Faculty and Staff Networking Dinner
7pm-9pm, Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center
Black Honors Caucus
Come be introduced to and build connections at the Black Faculty and Staff Networking Dinner! It will be a night of networking with the African American faculty, staff, students, role models, and mentors in the University of Maryland Community. 
RSVP at .

Thursday, February 15th
Black History Month Juke Joint
8pm-10 pm, Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center 
Nyumburu Cultural Center 
Join Nyumburu for a night of performances, including spoken word, song and dance, and greed organization strolling.
Saturday, February 17th
NAACP and Hip Hop Fashion Show
5pm, Colony Ballroom, STAMP
NAACP and the Hip Hop Festival
Join students to celebrate fashion within the African Diaspora.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Application Deadlines
Dance Scholarship Applications
DUE: Monday, February 12th by 5:00pm

Click here for application information for Dance Scholarships for Spring 2018. Be sure to read the application carefully for eligibility and the requirements for the application packet.
To apply, please email your application packet to me . Be sure to meet the application deadline and please only submit them via email, hard copies will not be accepted.
Second Season Applications
DUE: Monday, February 12th

Interested in proposing an idea for next year's Second Season? Please review the Proposal Form with all the details, as well as the minutes from the Second Season Application Workshop in December.
February 9-17, 2018
Kogod Theatre

Opening this week!

Come support TDPS as they reimagine the classic myth told through Eurydice’s eyes, offering a fresh perspective on her journey. It’s one of love and loss, pleasure and pain.The play’s rhythmic language helps rebuild the memories of the characters and highlights the heroine’s impossible choice between life and death. 

"Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play--an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory." -  The New York Times

Voices That Echo
February 9, 2018 at 7pm
Benjamin Banneker at the Stamp

The Black Communications Society is hosting an event called "Voices That Echo" at the Stamp this Friday. The event will highlight the successes and struggles of Black/ African Americans through visual arts, spoken word/ monologues, dance performances, singing and rapping, musical instruments, and various other talents.

For more information, check out the flyer.
Clarice Events
#DoGood Dialogue: Art Making as an Actionable Tool
February 13, 2018 at 7pm
MilkBoy ArtHouse
Presented in partnership with Maryland Music Business Society

wild Up is a band of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. The group, led by artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree, unites around the belief that no music is off limits, and that a concert space should be as moving as the music heard in it: small, powerful and unlike anything else. Rountree and UMD faculty from the College of Arts and Humanities will have a public conversation, pondering how artists create change in society.

Jennifer Barclay Received Dramatists Guild Fund Award

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Barclay , who received a Dramatists Guild Fund Award for the upcoming production of her play Ripe Frenzy at Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia!

  • The Paper Shell Review (PSR) wants to publish your best essays! The Paper Shell Review is UMD's student-led undergraduate journal of essays on literary topics. PSR aims to highlight the best undergraduate critical essays from UMD and around the world. Submit your essays using at the link by Friday, February 16th, 11:59pm.

  • The British-American Theatre Academy is offering its first summer acting intensive in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from June 24th to July 22nd, 2018. Midsummer in Santa Fe offers advanced undergrads and grad students the opportunity to study with acclaimed actors and directors from both Britain and the United States. Auditions are required. More information is available here.

  • Intern for a Day connects undergraduate UMD students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day job shadowing experiences. In order to receive an application to participate in Intern for a Day, students must attend an informative, 30-minute orientation session that will cover the application process. If interested, check out the program's website to RSVP for an orientation session and learn more information.

  • Sheena Janson Kelley, Casting Associate at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, will be at the Arena Stage on February 20th and 21st to facilitate auditions for the Performing Apprenticeship program for their 2018-19 season. Talented students of color encouraged to attend!

  • The University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad invite undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to apply for a summer of scholarship and cultural activities in Cork, Ireland. For more information check out their flyer; for a full list of course offerings, please visit their courses page

  • Dance/USA, the voice for the professional field of dance, offers internships to aspiring arts administrators based at the national office, located in Washington, DC. To apply, interested candidates must complete an online application. With questions, call the Dance/USA national office at 202.833.1717.

  • The Florida Studio Theatre Intern & Acting Apprentice program in Sarasota, Florida is an immersive and comprehensive way to bridge the gap between academic theatre and the professional world and to provide additional training and experience to those individuals who are serious about careers as theatre professionals. To download an application, click here.

  • The WV Dance Company is holding auditions for its touring season, August 19, 2018 through May 1, 2018.  We would appreciate your students having the chance to view it. It is a professional company with a 28 to 32 weekly paid contract. For more information on the auditions, check out the company's website and the audition flyer for more information.
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Silk Road Dance Company. Image courtesy of Joe's Movement Emporium.

  • Interested in joining Delta Chi Xi, the first and only honorary dance fraternity? As a TDPS sponsored organization, DCX serves the dance department, campus dance organizations, and the greater dance community, in addition to putting together shows, fundraisers, free classes, bonding events, and organize community service activities. To apply, please fill out the application form and send the recommendation letter form to a faculty member. Deadline is February 14th at 5pm. Questions? Email

  • Before the add-drop period ends, enroll in Professor Ronya Lee Anderson's Afro Jazz class (DANC338A)! Blending a number of dance styles, this course explores movement at the intersection of the Caribbean, Africa and the Americas. During the semester students will examine the art form through films, music, readings, attendance at live performances, discussions, dance making and primarily technique classes. 
Did you know you can get a great deal on dance and theatre
studio spaces through TDPS?

Need space to: work on a fringe show, prepare for an audition,
build a project, or practice for a dance showcase?
We can help! Our state-of-the-art facility has space you can rent.

Your relationship with the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies may allow you to get
3 FREE HOURS of rehearsal space each semester and additional hours for only $15/hr!
Spaces available now through August 2018. 
For more information, contact Jocelyn Callister at .

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