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Welcome to the Five College Performance Studies group! We are an interdisciplinary community of scholars and artists in the Pioneer Valley area of Western Massachusetts. We work, study, and perform at the Five Colleges, which are: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

We are currently in the process of updating our  performance-related courses and workshops  as well as upcoming events.  Please DO check out our summer programs. During the academic year, faculty and graduate students also participate in seminars focused on contemporary issues in performance studies.