Addressing the Dean’s Theme of “The Gulf Oil Spill Crisis: Lessons for the Future” with original theater pieces to be created and performed by members of the Department of Theater and special guests.
The Curtain Theater
April 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8 p.m., April 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.
In the wake of the devastating 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, officials at UMass Amherst issued a challenge to all departments to respond to the issues raised by the crisis. The Department of Theater’s response is a festival of devised theater, organized under the artistic direction of dramaturgy MFA student Megan McClain. She will guide several groups of artists, both students and professionals, as they create a handful of new pieces that offer different perspectives on the theme and the questions it raises about how we relate to the physical world, what our responsibility is to repair what we harm, and our place in the community and this ecosystem.
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