October 2012: Kristina Wong presents "Going Green The Wong Way"

L.A.-based artist Kristina Wong brings her successful new show Going Green the Wong Way to UMASS for two “After-Festival” performances in the Campus Center Reading Room on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23 at 8pm.


Jan/Feb 2012: Matthew Zajac performs "The Tailor of Inverness"

Award-winning Scottish playwright, actor, and director Matthew Zajac brings his one-man play "The Tailor of Inverness" to UMass Amherst. A semi-biographical, solo documentary performance piece, “The Tailor of Invernes” follows Zajac’s father (who has Polish/Russian/Lithuanian ancestry) through early 20th Century Eastern Europe. Spanning almost an entire century, “The Tailor of Inverness” emphasizes the role of history and place in shaping identity and defining belonging. This extraordinary production tells the story of the tailor’s life and his son’s relationship to it through theatrical imagery, combining storytelling, moving and still video projections, costume and choreography. Performances will be at 8pm each night, Tuesday Jan 31 through Friday Feb 3, at the Curtain Theater. 

April 2011: Peggy Shaw in "MUST the inside story"

In collaboration with the celebrated UK based performance company Clod Ensemble, legendary New York performance artist Peggy Shaw takes the audience on a journey across the landscape of her own body. “MUST the inside story” will be performed twice at UMass Amherst: Tuesday April 5th and Wednesday April 6th, at 8pm in Bartlett Hall Auditorium (Room 65). Tickets are $5.00 each, available for purchase online through the UMass Fine Arts Center Box Office.


March 2010 : Tim Crouch in "England" and "An Oak Tree"

Award-winning theatre artist and playwright Tim Crouch visited the University of Massachusetts Amherst for a week-long artist-in-residency program. Tim performed his plays ENGLAND (with Hannah Ringham) and AN OAK TREE to sold-out houses. Both plays won major acclaim at recent Fringe Festivals and are currently on tour worldwide, where they are winning an impressive array of awards.