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The Diamondback

UMD Alums Put on “Sensory-Friendly” Concert for Those with Cognitive Disabilities

November 14, 2018 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The show was designed to avoid disruptive lights and sounds of a traditional concert.

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore native Tracie Thoms to perform modern version of 'Antigone' at UMD

November 13, 2018 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Baltimore native and “Rent” actress Tracie Thoms will return to Maryland this month to perform in a theater production that fuses a 5th-century tragedy with modern day issues of race and injustice.

Maryland Today

Tuned in to an Audience’s Unique Needs

November 13, 2018 School of Music, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

UMD’s first sensory-friendly concert gives children with autism a gateway to the arts.

Onstage: A Portrait of Race in America

November 13, 2018 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Behind the scenes discussion with students preparing for emotional roles in an adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen.”

Federal Grant Funds New Program for World Language Teachers

November 13, 2018 National Foreign Language Center

Program leverages UMD’s language expertise to create professional development network.

The Diamondback

The Clarice’s ‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ is an American reality

November 12, 2018 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

How do our daily interactions affect racial dynamics in the U.S.? The cast of ‘Citizen’ explains.