skip to main content
College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

Theatre Arts

Into the Breeches

‘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 OCTOBER 2, 2022 BY KATHERINE STEWART 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 […]


Pianist Bruce Levingston is set to perform Sept. 22 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the creation of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts. Photo by Michael Poliza

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT 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 […]


The university will honor the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation and Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat with Concerto Awards in honor of their efforts to build the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2002. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM to Dedicate Student Union Name, Present Concerto Award

AUGUST 24, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN The University of Mississippi will formally dedicate the new name of the Ole Miss Student Union on Friday (Aug. 26), paying tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation that continues to have a transformative impact on the Oxford and Medical Center campuses. The public is invited […]


Parting is Still Such Sweet Sorrow

Theatre and Film offers an unfamiliar take on familiar star-crossed lovers ‘Romeo and Juliet’ April 19, 2022 By Katherine Stewart 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 […]


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

Theatre and Film at UM brings world premiere, wild weather to Meek Auditorium March 1, 2022 By Katherine Stewart 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 […]


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

‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ brings live acting back with a bend and snap October 28, 2021 by Katherine Stewart 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 […]


Kate Tsang

Filmmaker Kate Tsang Visits Oxford to Close Out Sarahfest

October 19th, 2021 by Theresa Starkey On Wednesday, November 3rd and 4th, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi will host a screening, craft talk, and public reception for artist, filmmaker, and Emmy-nominated writer Kate Tsang. Her debut film, Marvelous and the Black Hole, will be screened at […]


IDEAS Forum: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity - Advancing through scholarship

IDEAS Forum hosted on Monday

October 17th, 2021 by Kelby Zendejas via The Daily Mississippian  The University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts and ISOM Center hosted an IDEAS Forum on Monday evening to speak about the current Queer Mississippi Oral History Project and its potential theatrical adaptation. The Queer Mississippi Oral History Project has over 40 interviews and counting. The […]


Aryana Gaines, a senior from Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, who is pursuing a major in design and theatre production, examines the costumes she worked to design for Ole Miss Theatre’s upcoming production of “Legally Blonde.”

Gift Creates Space for Ole Miss Costume Design Shop

Setting the Stage August 25, 2021 By Mary Stanton Knight 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 […]


David Sheffield (right), former head comedy writer for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ leads a comedy workshop at the School of Journalism and New Media. Sheffield is in Oxford directing his play ‘The Heartbreak Henry,’ which he based on his experiences managing the Oxford hotel as a 19-year-old Ole Miss freshman in 1967. The play runs Aug. 11-15 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Submitted photo

Former ‘SNL’ Writer Brings ‘The Heartbreak Henry’ to Oxford

UM alumnus David Sheffield’s comic recollection comes to the Ford Center August 6, 2021 By Lareeca Rucker David Sheffield, a University of Mississippi alumnus who went on to write for “Saturday Night Live” and several Eddie Murphy movies, has taken to the stage with “The Heartbreak Henry,” a comedy based on his experiences as manager […]