The TDPS Social Media Workshop is this Wednesday!
 Monday, September 25, 2017
This week we continue our TDPS Wednesdays Series on September 27th with a Social Media Workshop, with special guests Danielle Tarr (UMD Social Media Manager) and Jessica Pettit (The Clarice Digital Experience Manager). Come prepared with questions!

Speaking of social media, are you on Instagram? We are in our third week of student/faculty TDPS Instagram Takeovers! Theatre major Karen Dolle and Dance major Sydney Lemelin took over the past two weeks, and this week Professor Maura Keefe takes the reins. Follow us now!
Also be sure to check out the first of this year's #DoGood Dialogues at The Clarice, around Keith A. Wallace's performance of "The Bitter Game."

If you haven't already noticed, check out our new fall production posters in the TDPS hallways!
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Upcoming Events
By Sophocles
Translated by Brendan Kennelly
Directed by Lisa Nathans

October 6-13, Kay Theatre

This elemental ancient play about primordial human themes – honor, loyalty, love, betrayal and conviction – resonates as sharply and as damningly today as it did when it was written 2,500 years ago.

Fall MFA Dance Thesis Concert
MFA Dance Thesis Concert
October 13-15, Kogod Theatre

Shook by LaTefia Bradley
Momentous or minuscule, there are some experiences that shake us, altering the course of our lives. This modern dance piece asks us to reflect on how we become who we are.

ambiguous gaps by Jen Graham
Drawing from elements based in American jazz, this soulful, bluesy piece explores the relationships between construct and reality inviting audiences to connect – both with each other and with their authentic selves.

TDPS Wednesdays Series 9/27:
Social Media Workshop
Wednesday, September 27, 3-5PM
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

Learn the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to improve your social media presence and make your online promotional efforts more effective. We will begin with a brief 15-20 minute presentation, but the focus of the workshop will be on answering your questions--so come with questions!

The workshop will be led by:
  • Danielle Tarr (UMD Social Media Manager)
  • Jessica Pettit (The Clarice Digital Experience Manager)
  • Kate Spanos (TDPS Marketing Coordinator)

If you have specific topics you'd like us to cover, please email  with your suggestions.
#DoGood Dialogues at The Clarice
The Bitter Game

Keith A. Wallace's "The Bitter Game" performance and related engagement events are the first #DoGood dialogues of the semester. Check out the schedule below:

How to Resist: Then and Now Cinema and Politics
Old Greenbelt Theater
Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 8:00PM

Do Good Dialogue: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!
Nyumburu Cultural Center, UMD
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 7:00PM

The Bitter Game
MilkBoy ArtHouse
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 and Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 8:00PM
More details about the performance:

The Bitter Game Post-Performance Discussion: Know Your Rights!
MilkBoy ArtHouse
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 9:15PM

The Bitter Game Post-Performance Discussion: Baltimore and Beyond
MilkBoy ArtHouse
Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 9:15PM
More information here.
Kalanidhi Dance's The Poetry of Love
The Poetry of Love is a one-of-a-kind production inspired by love poems that span tradition, time, and culture. Premiering Saturday, September 30, 6pm at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, MD.Student tickets start at $12.50 with code KD_POL . More information here.

  • Attention graduate students: Mellon Faculty Fellowships seek qualified candidates to hire into eligible humanities, humanistic social science, and arts tenure-track positions at Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) member colleges. These fellowships are part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Faculty Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate. See the Big Ten's invitation to apply here; more information here.
  • Nu Sass Productions Needs Lighting Designer and Scenic Designer for the Fall 2017 production of The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg. Artist stipends at $300 will be made available. Please contact to submit your resume.
  • Come See Wooley Mammoth's production of Arsonists with a discount. The code is ARSONCAST and tickets are $25. Running until October 8. Purchase tickets here.
  • WSC Avant Bard is recruiting paid house managers for their production of Emilie, La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight. Performance shifts are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday Evenings from 6-10 PM, and Saturday and Sunday Matinees 12-5P M starting October 12th. Rates start at $12/hour. To apply, email a resume to Director of Audience Engagement Quill Nebeker at with the subject line: "HOUSE MANAGEMENT."
  • Drape Kings College Park location is hiring for full and part time Stagehands to work within the DC metro area. There will be compensation commensurate with experience, requires extremely flexible hours and must be able to lift 62 lb. Send resumes to More information here.
  • College Night at Round House Theatre will be on Thursday, October 5 at 7:30pm for the production of I’ll Get You Back Again. $10 tickets available to college students with a valid student ID. More information about Round House College Nights for the 2017-2018 season here. More information about Round House auditions for I'll Get You Back Again here.
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