Seeing the Woods With No Trees

UM production of 'Into the Woods' delivers innovative take on popular musical

OXFORD, Miss. – Have you ever imagined how much fun it might be if characters from your favorite stories came together to create a story of their own? With its latest production, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is about to grant your wish. “Into the Woods” opens Friday (Nov. 4) inRead the story …

Up-and-Coming Comedian to Perform at Ford Center

Alumnus Jay Jurden returns to campus for Artist Series event

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus who is gaining a national audience as a comedian is returning to campus for a performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Jay Jurden, who received his bachelor’s degree in theatre and acting from UM, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22)Read the story …

‘Into the Breeches!’ Is a Love Letter to the Theater

Wartime play-within-a-play brings laughs, love for Department of Theatre and Film's season opener

OXFORD, Miss. – The arts are a naturally reflective discipline, and among all the visual and performing arts, theater is perhaps the most self-reflective: plays about theater are as common as songs about love. “Into the Breeches!” the latest production by the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, is a tender, joyful exampleRead the story …

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond

OXFORD, Miss. – Pianist Bruce Levingston and special guest artists will give the first performance in celebration of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Levingston and other distinguished artists are honoring the new organization being created toRead the story …

Parting is Still Such Sweet Sorrow

Theatre and Film offers an unfamiliar take on familiar star-crossed lovers 'Romeo and Juliet'

OXFORD, Miss. – If you get a sense of déjà vu watching the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film‘s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” it’s not just because you’ve read or seen the popular play before – it’s because in this retelling of the beloved Shakespeare play, the characters are experiencing déjà vuRead the story …

Who Says You Can’t Put a Hurricane on Stage?

Theatre and Film at UM brings world premiere, wild weather to Meek Auditorium

OXFORD, Miss. – The first 2022 production of the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is a world premiere that was developed right here in Oxford and features an unlikely character: the weather. “Hazel” runs in Meek Hall Auditorium through Sunday (March 6). Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m.Read the story …

Latest UM Theatre Production Asks: ‘What Would Elle Do?’

'Legally Blonde: The Musical' brings live acting back with a bend and snap

OXFORD, Miss. – After more than 18 months away from auditorium stages, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is returning, unleashing all that pent-up energy with a spectacular production big enough to fill the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. “Legally Blonde: The Musical” opens Friday (Oct. 29) at theRead the story …

Season’s Final Goodnight Market Features Climate Change Theatre Action

Department of Theatre and Film brings family-friendly street performance to community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is joining a global movement to draw attention to climate change through theater. On Friday (Oct. 1), the department will present “Dreaming Green,” a short, family-friendly street theater-style event featuring large puppets, during the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s Goodnight Market from 5 to 8Read the story …

Helping to Set the Stage

Gift creates space at the South Oxford Campus for new costume design shop

OXFORD, Miss. – In the hands of a costume designer, reams of fabric can be used to transport a theater patron to another time or even another world. A $650,000 gift establishing the Nancye Starnes Theatre and Film Fund at the University of Mississippi celebrates those transformations and expands the educational experiences of students whoRead the story …

UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements inRead the story …