Safety First: The Making of ‘Some Old Black Man’
From creating a safety plan, to a positive COVID test, to filming at The Jam Handy in Detroit, this is the story of UMS’s production of Some Old Black Man.
Donor Spotlight: Karen Chapell, Retirement Income Solutions
We recognize Retirement Income Solutions (RIS), supporters of UMS for more than 15 years.
January & February Digital Events
Please join us for these upcoming programs. All of our digital presentations are free-of-charge to audiences everywhere, and we hope that you will share them with friends and family near and far.
Set Tour of ‘Some Old Black Man’
Scenic designer Justin Lang gives a brief tour of the Some Old Black Man set in Detroit’s Jam Handy. For three weeks in Fall 2020, the creative team for this digital theater…
Joyce DiDonato Sings “Silent Night”
“My hope is that in silence, we can find peace. And in that peace, we might be able to ignite some light and hope. Wishing you a deep sense of peace as…
Producing Theater in a Pandemic
Enjoy a brief, behind-the-scenes look into our digital production of James Anthony Tyler’s Some Old Black Man, starring Wendell Pierce and Charlie Robinson.
Donor Spotlight: Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson
We recognize Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson. Joel is a former UMS Board Member and was a member of the Development and Program Committee. Joel continues to serve as a Sustaining Director.
Wendell Pierce on the Role of Art
Actor and UMS Digital Residency Artist Wendell Pierce discusses the role of art in our lives — particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Season’s Greetings from UMS
Please enjoy our holiday greeting and message of hope for 2021 from the UMS staff!