Courageous – Flexible – Compassionate

The central focus of the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Theatre & Dance is to provide our students with a challenging educational environment and richly diverse learning experiences. We 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 assume a place of responsibility in the community at large and excel as courageous artists, flexible workers, and compassionate citizens. 

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

Theatre Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

This is our most flexible degree, as you can choose different tracks: performance, musical theatre, literature & history, or the broad general track, where you can devise your own course of study, and mix-and-match courses across design, technology, as well as performance.

Bachelor of Science in Theatre Design & Technology

This flexible program allows you to glean skills and knowledge across the areas of theatre production: costumes, scenic, lighting, sound, & stage management. Many of the classes are hands-on studio-style classes, meaning you’ll dig right into props, carpentry, sewing, hanging lights, and managing rehearsals. You’ll also take classes in design theory that allow you to study plays and learn how to create a three-dimensional world for the characters.


Mon’Quez Deon Pippins

Mon’Quez Deon Pippins
Theatre Performance 2003

Mon’Quez is a singer, songwriter, actor, and chef. Before starring in such productions as the first Broadway tour of The Color Purple, he honed his craft with UM-Flint Theatre & Dance. He remembers his professors fondly for pushing him to constantly improve.

“All of my professors, they pushed us to use our chops. They didn’t want us to sit comfortably. They wanted us to work hard to make these characters come through…UM-Flint Theatre taught me to DRIVE and fight for my goals.”

Advising Services

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to guide their educational journey. Explore all the possible pathways for your future with Therasa Martin who is the dedicated academic advisor for Theatre majors. You can contact her at [email protected] or 810-424-5496.

2023-2024 Season Performances

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Janet Haley

October 27, 28, 29 and November 3, 4, 5, 2023
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
UM-Flint Theatre

She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by William Irwin

February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2024
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
UM-Flint Theatre

An irreverent and fast-paced circus where a group of madcap actors take the audience on a wild ride through all of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays in under 90 minutes. Will our steadfast thespians be able to pull it off? Maybe, maybe not, but one thing is for sure… it’ll be fun to watch them try! If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll LOVE this show!


By David Auburn
Directed by Stephanie Dean

March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 2024
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
UM-Flint Theatre

Proof is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that revolves around Catherine, a young woman who cares for her brilliant and mentally unstable father, Robert.  After his death, a groundbreaking mathematical proof is discovered in his notebooks, leading to questions about its authorship and authenticity.  Catherine must grapple with her own mathematical talent and the weight of her father’s legacy while dealing with the doubts and expectations of those around her.  The play dives into themes of genius, family dynamics, mental illness, and the line between brilliance and madness.

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