Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester, TDPS!
Monday, August 27, 2018

Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester, TDPS! And welcome to the bi-weekly TDPS Newsletter. Here you can find information about upcoming events in the School, on campus, and in the region, as well as feature stories and news about our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We also post job and audition opportunities here, so it's always worth taking a glance through the newsletter.

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  In this newsletter:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Features
  • News
  • Opportunities

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Upcoming Events
Main Season and
Second Season for Fall 2018
Triumph of Isabella
Sept. 20 & Sept. 23
Travel to 1615 and be immersed in the grand procession of the Ommegang. Experience art, technology and history collaborations come to life, featuring 17th-century artworks, presented together for the first time in the U.S.

More info and tickets here .
Little Shop of Horrors
Oct. 5-7 & Oct. 10-12
This classic sci-fi musical comedy packs a gleefully witty Motown/pop-rock score from the creative team behind Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and more.

More info and tickets here .
Fall MFA Dance Thesis Concert
Oct. 12-14
MFA Dance candidates present thesis concerts of original, compelling works: dwelling  by Stacey Carlson and Hamlet  by Christine Hands.

More info and tickets here .
Nov.9-11 & Nov.12-16
Adapted from Claudia Rankine’s acclaimed book of poetry, this searingly provocative meditation on race in America is not a play. It’s fast-moving, fluid theater at the speed of thought.

More info and tickets here .
Faculty Dance Concert
Dec. 7-9
The Faculty Dance Concert showcases the eloquent and provocative choreography of featured Dance faculty members and special guests.

More info and tickets here .
Second Season #1
Oct 19-20, 2018
Undergraduate students present original student-produced works: Rockfish by Niree Turner and Lost Sons by Sydney Lemelin.

More info and tickets here .
Second Season #2
Nov. 16-18, 2018
In Luna by Hana Huie, a group of ghosts is on quest to be reincarnated.

More info and tickets here .
Free UMD Student Ticket policy

All students at UMD are now eligible to receive one free ticket to every event presented by the Performing Arts Partners at Maryland (the Visiting Artist Series, School of Music, and School of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies).

Rather than becoming available the Monday before a show, ALL TICKETS are now being released at noon on the first day of classes (that is TODAY, Monday, August 27). Students must still pre-register online or in person at The Clarice ticket office by showing their ID.

If a professor or student group leader is interested in arranging tickets for a group of students to come to the show, special arrangements can be made, as long as there is still inventory available (first come, first served). Interested groups should contact GXC Liana Stiegler ( listiegl@umd.edu ) for more information and to set up a group order.

The policy for Clarice Family Comps (for student majors, ensemble members, and faculty, staff, and student employees within the building) is NOT changing this year - those tickets will still become available one-week before the first instance of an event (1 ticket per student and 1 per faculty/staff member).

Full information (including step-by-step instructions on how to register) can be found on The Clarice website: http://theclarice.umd.edu/freetix .
Feature story
TDPS Alumna Natasha Rothwell '03 on her role in HBO’s “Insecure”

"In addition to working on her own comedy series with HBO, Rothwell is slated to appear in the film “Wonder Woman 1984” alongside Gal Gadot next year and is writing her first feature film, a romantic comedy called 'Bridal Recall.'"
- The Baltimore Sun , August 10, 2018

Read the whole story here .
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Professor Dan Conway's set design for MacBeth at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Congratulations to Professor Dan Conway, whose design for MacBeth for Chicago Shakespeare Theater was selected for the Prague Quadrennial USITT exhibit in 2019! His work will first be displayed at the national expo in Louisville next spring before traveling to Prague in June.

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  • theatreWork is a new website promoting and providing job opportunities at Maryland/Virginia/DC theaters (onstage and off) that has recently been launched by Theatre Washington.

  • The Washington Revels are casting for The Christmas Revels, a 35-year DC holiday tradition. Revels has internship opportunities for college students in a variety of areas, including production, costuming, marketing, and development. See all of the internship descriptions and learn how to apply to be part of the Revels team this Fall. (Internship positions are unpaid but can potentially fulfill community service or credit requirements.)

  • ICE! is casting costume characters and costume character escorts, as well as singers and dancers. Auditions are available and they are looking for talent to add to their team at the Gaylord National. Apply now for mainstage performer and singer (seasonal), Mrs. Claus, and costumed characters (4'11"-5'4").

  • Young Artists of America is looking to hire teachers for Broadway Dance (one section for middle schoolers, one for high schoolers) on Monday nights 6:30-7:30pm and 8-9pm, beginning mid-September. Compensation would be $50/class. They are also looking for a dance instructor/coach for a 6-class intensive to prepare students for college auditions. Dates would be September 12, 22, 29, October 6, 13, and 14. Hours on September 12 are 6:30-9:30pm (with some flexibility), time is TBD between 2-5pm. Compensation would be $500 for all of the above. If you are interested please email kristina@yaa.org.
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