Performing arts

in a behind the scenes shot on a film set, a man fends off a pretend bear with a door

Grin and Bear It

When asked to describe the cinematic masterpiece that is Cocaine Bear, Scott Seiss ’16, media and communication studies, didn’t mince any words to deliver his thoughts on the hit film based on true events. “I think ‘cocaine’ and ‘bear,’ just those two words pretty much sum it up. A wild rollercoaster ride of gore and jokes.” What started as a Facebook message to then-agentless Seiss’ spam folder with the suspicious but apt subject line “COCAINE” has led to a debut on the silver screen and launched this Retriever from Dundalk onto the national comedy stage. Bear for now, dog for… Continue Reading Grin and Bear It

UMBC Alums to make B.F.A.: The Series

A group of UMBC theatre alumni have something to say about life in the arts, and they’re saying it with a new Baltimore-based web series, B.F.A. On the group’s Indiegogo fundraising page, they explain the series: B.F.A. is a new web series about young theatre artists in Baltimore. B.F.A. stands for Bachelor of Fine Arts, but also many other things, including Baltimore, Friends, and Artists. In B.F.A., four recent college graduates are trying to find their niche in the Baltimore theatre scene when Ryan, a friendly nemesis from school, returns home after a successful stint in “the biz.” As Ryan… Continue Reading UMBC Alums to make B.F.A.: The Series

Career Q&A: Executive Director Brigitte Pribnow Moore ’05, theatre

Every so often, we’ll chat with an alum about what they do and how they got there. Today, we’re talking with executive director of Young Playwrights’ Theater, Brigitte Pribnow Moore ’05, theatre, about what it’s like to combine multiple interests and skills into one awesome career.  Name: Brigitte Pribnow Moore Job Title: Executive Director Employer: Young Playwrights’ Theater Scholarships Received at UMBC: UMBC University Fellow 2001-2005 Q:  Tell us a little about how you wound up at UMBC. What’s your background? I came to UMBC from a small town in Connecticut. I knew I wanted to study theatre, and I… Continue Reading Career Q&A: Executive Director Brigitte Pribnow Moore ’05, theatre

Del. Adrienne Jones '76 Visits Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Maryland House Speaker Pro Tem Delegate Adrienne Jones ’76, psychology, toured the new Performing Arts & Humanities building this morning along with UMBC president Dr. Freeman Hrabowski and others. “It is clear that our governor and other state officials understand how important this project is for our campus.  And the leadership of our alumna, Del. Jones, was pivotal in ensuring the building’s completion,” said Dr. Hrabowski. The first phase of the building will open in Fall 2012; the second phase will open in 2015. Read more about the PAHB here. (L-R): UMBC architect Joe Rexing, Patty Carper (Whiting Turner), Dr.… Continue Reading Del. Adrienne Jones '76 Visits Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Finding Their Light

UMBC’s Department of Theatre takes center stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – and extends the university’s impressive legacy in college theatre’s biggest annual festival. By Richard Byrne ’86 Washington, D.C. – It’s 7 a.m. and a pickup truck pulls up outside the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as the purples and pinks of a May dawn fade into morning daylight. Inside the truck is the entire set for the UMBC Department of Theatre’s production of Lynn Nottage’s play Las Meninas. It’s going to be a big day for the students, faculty… Continue Reading Finding Their Light

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