Precipitate, by Emma Davis, photo by Dan Thompson

The central focus of the UM-Flint Department of Theatre & Dance is to provide our students with a challenging educational environment and richly diverse learning experiences. We also strive to provide students opportunities to work alongside professionals both on stage and off. We are committed to providing our students with the necessary tools, both artistic and personal, to meet the demands of an ever-evolving world and profession. Through intellectual inquiry, imaginative daring, intensive training, social awareness and practical experience, our students stand ready to a place of responsibility in the community at large and excel as courageous artists, flexible workers, and compassionate citizens. 

We value collaboration, responsiblity, balance, empathy and service.


Public Enemy: Flint



The Department of Theatre & Dance is delighted to be a lead partner in Public Enemy: Flint, a response by local, national, and international arts and community organizations to the ongoing water crisis.

Public Enemy: Flint is a contemporary staging of Henrik Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People in Flint, Michigan. The play will be performed by a diverse cast of actors from Michigan and across the nation. Community and education events will be led by M.A.D.E. Institute and Tectonic Theater Project.

Performances of Public Enemy: Flint will be free to the public at

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
4119 Saginaw Street
Flint, MI, 48505

June 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2017.  

No reservation is required.

The Public Enemy: Flint partners are committed to bringing people from Flint and around the country together to share local experience and knowledge, to allow for learning and growth, and to spark dialogue about ways forward through the water crisis. Partners include Detroit Public Theatre, Goodman Theatre (Chicago, IL), fieldwork (London, UK) and others. 

Jennifer Damiano

UMF Brings Broadway to Flint

UMF Department of Theate & Dance works with Straight From New York to bring Broadway actors to Flint. In April 2017, our Musical Theatre Workshop course interviewed Michael Compayno through skype to learn about his career path that took him to New York.

In October 2016, Tony Award nominated actress Jennifer Damiano spent the day with UM-Flint Theatre & Dance students. Jennifer played Natalie in the original Broadway production of Next to Normal. Throughout the day she partipated in a Q & A session, an audition workshop, masterclass with the cast of UM-Flint's Next to Normal and then finished the day with a free concert open to the public. 

These opportunities bring the realities of living and working in theatre into our classrooms. Your ticket purchases and donations help to make this special events possible. Donate today!

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