Welcome back, TDPS!
Monday, January 25, 2021

Happy New Year everyone!

We hope you had a safe and relaxing winter break and that you are coming back re-energized for a new semester.

Coming up in the next couple weeks is the UTAS Performing Arts Career & Internship Fair, so if you're interested in professional opportunities, check out the info below.

If you have any news, events, or opportunities to share in the newsletter, please email tdpsmarketing@umd.edu. Good luck with the start of the semester!
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Upcoming events
UTAS Performing Arts Career & Internship Fair

February 3, 2-5PM (Virtual)

Are you passionate about theatre, dance, music, and/or the arts in general? Are you interested in an internship, part-time, full-time, or volunteer role in an arts organization? If you answer yes to any of these questions, don't miss the upcoming virtual Performing Arts Career & Internship Fair!

Learn more details about the fair and RSVP here: go.umd.edu/parts21 

This fair is brought to you by UTAS (Undergraduate Theatre Artists Society at UMD) and the School of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies, as well as the College of Arts & Humanities and the University Career Center.
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  • Three TDPS undergraduate playwrights were selected to present their original plays at the KCACTF Region 2 festival this month: Sadia Alao, Emily Zhou, and Katie Arnold. In addition, Sadia Alao was selected as a John Cauble regional finalist, and will be advancing to the national competition. Congrats to all on this honor! Go, TDPS!

  • Recent PhD graduate Patrick Crowley ‘20 started a new position as program officer at the United States Institute of Peace, in the applied conflict transformation division in the curriculum and training design department. He will be working with supervisor and fellow UMD graduate alum Tricia Homer ‘15 to create standards around core institute values for programs around the world, and to train USIP staff and international partners in facilitation.

  • Congratulations to assistant professor Crystal U. Davis and associate professor Melissa Blanco Borelli on their articles published in the latest issue of Dance Studies Association’s Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies. Check out Davis’ article, “Black Women Respond to a Double Pandemic: ‘The Emotional W(ait)eight,’” co-authored with Nyama McCarthy-Brown, and Blanco Borelli’s article, “Love and ‘Looking’: Rituals of Immersion.”

  • MFA design alum Kelly Colburn '18 is joining DC theater company Flying V as their new theatrical artistic lead. Kelly joins Flying V with years of experience in directing, design, and community-focused artistic leadership and with a penchant for deeply personal storytelling. Congrats, Kelly!
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  • NEW 1st Stage is offering the Seidel Fellowship, a six-month paid fellowship designed to nurture and support the next generation of leaders in the American Theater. Each fellowship is designed specifically for the recipient and includes supported hands on projects that are led by the fellow and mentored by 1st Stage senior staff. Fellows also receive monthly seminars with leaders in the field and networking events throughout the residency. Applications will be accepted through February 2021. To apply, see the attached guidelines and send a cover letter and resume to alexlevy@1ststage.org.

  • Beyond the Stage Door, a new education initiative conceived, created, and sponsored by the team at Baseline Theatrical (Hamilton, freestyle love supreme, The Cher Show), offers the opportunity to learn Broadway theater management from working industry professionals in New York City without the financial burden. This immersive and educational four-week program, planned for June 2021, will provide five BIPOC students from across the US with round-trip tickets to NYC, housing, food stipends, transportation and subsidized theatre tickets as they study alongside industry leaders. This program gives students a deep dive into the management side of Broadway and will offer students the chance to learn from and develop long-lasting professional relationships with industry leaders in all areas of theatre including public relations, casting, marketing, directing and more. The inaugural application will tentatively be available in December 2020 and due by March 2021. Chosen applicants will be notified in April 2021. Get more information on their website.
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