Welcome back, TDPS!
Welcome to the TDPS Newsletter
  Monday, August 22, 2016
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

We are kicking off the new year with a brand new bi-weekly newsletter. This is your opportunity to catch up on what TDPS faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students are doing. This newsletter reflects the School's mission: 

to advance and transform the research and practice of theatre, dance, & performance studies
through a commitment to excellence and innovative education in the performing arts .

Tell us about the creative, collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial work you're doing!

In this newsletter:
  • Upcoming TDPS events
  • Feature Stories
  • News (Awards & Honors, Performances & Productions, Publications, other activities)
  • Opportunities (Jobs & Auditions, Scholarships, Fellowships, & Grants)
  • Other Upcoming Events (Off-Campus)

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Upcoming TDPS Events
    Photo credit:  Orange Grove Dance
Check out our Main Season for 2016-2017 at The Clarice!
    The Call
    Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
    September 30-October 8          

    Waking Darkness. Waiting Light.     
     Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves
    October 7-9
    The Wild Party     
     Directed by Scot Reese & Alvin Mayes
    November 4-11
    Render Edit by Sarah Beth Oppenheim
    Bridging the Gap by Chris Law
    December 9-11
TDPS Alumni Event in NYC
September 9th
TDPS alumni will gather at The Library restaurant at The Public Theater in NYC and attend the performance of TDPS Dance faculty Adriane Fang and Christopher K. Morgan at the DANCE NOW Festival at Joe's Pub ( http://www.dancenownyc.org).

If you would like to attend, kindly RSVP by September 1.   
  Directed by Amber McGinnis Jackson
  February 10-18

  Directed by Mitchell Hébert
  February 24-March 3

  Directed by Yury Urnov
  April 28-May 6

  Directed by Christopher K. Morgan
  May 5-7

Feature stories
TDPS Dance Faculty Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig in Senegal
This summer, Pearson and Widrig traveled to Senegal to meet with dancer, choreographer, and educator Germaine Acogny and her dance school, École des Sables (School of the Sands) in Toubab Dialaw outside the capital city of Dakar.                                             
Read More
TDPS at BTN/ATHE Conferences in Chicago
Faculty and students recently represented TDPS at the 30th Anniversary Black Theatre Network Conference and the 30th Anniversary of Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference, both in Chicago.

Read More
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Mamela Nyamza
Mamela Nyamza
Jobs, Programs, & Auditions

Jim Henson

Scholarships, Fellowships,
& Grants
  • Chris Martin Travel Fund for Graduate Students: $500 travel research grant to a graduate student focusing on dance research to present at a scholarly conference. Please submit an abstract for the presentation/paper, the name of the conference, and a CV/resume to smille13@umd.edu by September 2.
  • Jim Henson Fund for Puppetry: Four awards in the amount of $1,500 will be offered to undergraduate or graduate students for the creation of a puppet project or performance. Please e-mail smille13@umd.edu for details. Applications are due September 2.
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Other Upcoming Events

A group of TDPS students and alumni are producing an improv performance at the University Hills Duck Pond Park called Richard III: A Choose Your Own Adventure.

"England's King has died. Who will ascend the throne? What does it take to be the King? You decide in this family friendly improv loosely based on Shakespeare's Richard III!"

More information on remaining performances is available on their Facebook event
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Kate Spanos, Coordinator of Marketing & Communications
Jonelle Walker, Graduate Assistant