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Montana Western & Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series


The University of Montana Western’s Theatre students are pleased to present Montana Western’s production of “Mythfest” April 14-28, as part of the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series.

Click here to watch the virtual performance of “Mythfest”

Click here to view the program for “Mythfest”

This online presentation is a collection of performances of new work featuring the stories and songs of homesteaders, ancestors, troubadours, and mystics. The festival features performances by UMW students and faculty under the direction of guest artist Miranda Zent.

Although theaters closed this year, our collective need for human connection became more urgent. UMW Theater staged its series of virtual performances throughout the year acknowledging that creating brings us together in powerful ways. 

“Mythfest” performers are students who have had the heroic spirit and energy to create in spite of the challenges of the past year. Working with tools on hand, students filmed themselves with computers and phones, lit scenes with ring lights and desk lamps, found their own costumes and converted their living spaces into virtual stages for weeks of rehearsals and filming for this event. Their performances celebrate the creative and innovative spirit of UMW students.   

The performances feature new work by UMW faculty and students, and a story by guest playwright Oscar Giner (Arizona State University).  

Audiences can view the recording of the play, free of charge, at any time April 14 through April 28.

The production is part of Montana Western’s Performing Arts Series sponsored by Dillon’s Bank of Commerce, with additional support from ASUMW/Student Senate.

For more information, please email Professor of Fine Arts and Education, Dr. Judy Ulrich: [email protected].