About Us

One male-presenting actor dips a female-presenting actor in a dance. She is wearing a red skirt and black top, and sticking her leg out. He wears all black. In the background is a set of stairs, leading to two doors and a wall, which look purple and blue under the lights.
She Likes Girls by Chisa Hutchinson. Fall 2018. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11.

Our Mission:

At UMBC we believe that theatre is an ever-changing art form, responding to and creating new ideas that confront our ethical, political, and artistic ideas and practices. Degree programs leading to an Acting, BFA, a Theatre BA; Theatre Studies Track, Theatre BA; Design & Production Track, or a Theatre BA; Theatre Studies: Teacher Certification Pathway provide students with the interdisciplinary skills to become actively engaged with their art and with the world around them. A dedicated faculty focuses on each student’s evolution as an artist and as a person, making the study of theatre at UMBC a life-changing experience that stimulates, challenges and inspires.

New Ways and New Plays — Our Vision for the Future:

UMBC Theatre fosters artistically innovative and socially engaged graduates in a leading liberal arts program. Using the latest technologies and practices, we experiment with theatrical forms, create provocative new work, and give voice where it is most needed.