2022-2023 Production Season

Take a sneak peak at our 2023 – 2024 Season here!

On Stage Next:

Stories Told SmallStories Told Small publicity poster

Directed by Stories Told Small Ensemble and Colette Searls

May 5 – 7, 2023
Black Box Theatre

Friday, May 5th 8PM Opening Night Reception
Saturday, May 6th 2PM Prospective Student Day;  Free Matinee for UMBC Students
Saturday, May 6th 8PM
Sunday, May 7th 2PM Actor Talk-back

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Stories Told Small Program

Written and directed by UMBC Theatre students – Stories Told Small packs big meaning into miniature dramas, using puppetry and all manner of tiny objects to spin novel tales. Stories spring from performers’ minds, presented in an original variety show!

Special Events:

  • Prospective Student Day
    Saturday, May 6th at 1pm
    Interested in attending UMBC? Join us for the show, and be sure to arrive early (1pm) to learn more about our program!

      • $5 Tickets are available for Maryland High School Teachers and Students.
      • Learn more here.
  • Actor Talk-Back
    Sunday, May 7th immediately following the 2pm performance
    Facilitated by Director Colette Searls.

Learn more about our ticket prices and policies here.

Explore the Rest of Our Season:

Trouble in Mind

By Alice Childress

Directed by Danielle Drakes

November 3 – 13, 2022
Proscenium Theatre

Trouble in Mind Show Program

Thursday, November 3rd 8PM
Opening Night Reception
Friday, November 4th 8PM
Saturday, November 5th 8PM
Prospective Student Night
Friday, November 11th 8PM
Actor Talk-Back
Saturday, November 12th 8PM
Sunday, November 13th 2pm
Free Matinee for UMBC Students; CIRCA Panel Discussion 

Written in 1956, Alice Childress’ pioneering play shined a light on the lack of recognition, representation, and opportunities for Black theatre artists. During a turbulent rehearsal week for a new Broadway play, leading lady Willetta Mayer resists the rampant racism of the entertainment industry. No less relevant today, the play is a brisk, entertaining drama told with humor and pathos.

Learn more about The World of Alice Childress and Trouble in Mind from our Guest Dramaturg, Susan Stroupe.

Content Disclosure:
While Trouble in Mind is subtitled a “comedy-drama,” it depicts the reality of people of different races in 1950s America, both in real life and on stage. It contains microaggressive and overt racism against Black Americans, uses depictions of racist caricatures, contains racial slurs referring to different groups on marginalized people, and contains a description of past lynching. 

Permission granted by SLD Associates LLC, 454 12th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Special Events:

  • Prospective Student Night
    Saturday, November 5th at 7pm
    Interested in attending UMBC? Join us for the show, and be sure to arrive early (7pm) to learn more about our program! No registration required.
  • Actor Talk-Back
    Friday, November 11th, immediately following the 8PM performance
  • CIRCA Panel Discussion: To See or Not to See: Acting and Truth in Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind
    Sunday, November 13th, immediately following the 2PM performance
    Join a distinguished, multidisciplinary trio of guests in diving deeper into the world of Trouble In Mind, in a lively discussion about how playwright Alice Childress took on race, truth, and how we “act” onstage and off, moderated by Guest Dramaturg Susan Stroupe.On the stage will be Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt, UMBC’s Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Dr. Jasmine Lee, UMBC’s Director of Inclusive Excellence & Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and Gerrad Alex Taylor, actor, director, head of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s Black Classical Acting Ensemble, and dialect coach for Trouble in Mind. Light refreshments will be served.


You Can See Me In The Dark

Directed by Eve Muson

Musical Direction by Andrew Hann

December 2 – 4, 2022
Black Box Theatre

You Can See Me In The Dark Program

Friday, December 2nd 8PM 
Opening Night Reception
Saturday, December 3rd 2PM
Free Matinee for UMBC Students
Saturday, December 3rd 8PM
Sunday, December 4th 2PM
Prospective Student Day

A wild ride of monologues, scenes and songs that celebrate the secrets we keep and the secrets we reveal. Performed by the company of actors in Audition and Business of Acting, this year’s company of actors perform cutting edge work written by award-winning playwrights on the contemporary scene.

Special Events:

  • Prospective Student Day
    Sunday, December 4th at 1pm
    Interested in attending UMBC? Join us for the show, and be sure to arrive early (1pm) to learn more about our program!


The Grown-Up

By Jordan Harrison

Directed by Joseph Ritsch

April 6 – 16, 2023
Proscenium Theatre

Thursday, April 6th 8PM 
Opening Night Reception
Friday, April 7th 8PM
Saturday, April 8th 8PM
Friday, April 14th 8PM
Alumni Night; Actor Talk-back
Saturday, April 15th 8PM
Prospective Student Night
Sunday, April 16th 2PM
 Free Matinee for UMBC Students

View The Grown-Up Program

Ten year old Kai is given a magical crystal door-knob by his grandfather that enables him to travel through space and time to see future events in his life. As he moves through time, he realizes how quickly time escapes our grasp. Both poignant and zany, Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison expands on the notion that life is too short to miss any moment of it.

Content Advisory:
Strong language, talk about depression and drug use, and sexual situations.

World premiere in the 2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays at ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE. THE GROWN-UP was commissioned and developed by Clubbed Thumb, and was supported by the 2012-13 Clubbed Thumb Writers Group. The Grown-Up is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Special Events:

  • Alumni Night
    Friday, April 14th at 7:15
    Join us on Friday, April 14th at 7:15 p.m. for an alumni pre-reception featuring light refreshments and swag in the PAHB Atrium before the show begins at 8 p.m. Stick around after the show for a talk back with the cast and crew. Alumni tickets are $10.
  • Actor Talk-Back
    Friday, April 14th immediately following the 8pm performance
    Facilitated by Theatre Department Chair, Eve Muson.
  • Prospective Student Night
    Saturday, April 15th at 7pm
    Interested in attending UMBC? Join us for the show, and be sure to arrive early (7pm) to learn more about our program!

      • $5 Tickets are available for Maryland High School Teachers and Students.
      • Learn more here.


All poster photography by Kiirstn Pagan Creative Services LLC; poster artwork by Eric Abele.