The Fred Mertz Association is the student run organization for the Department of Theatre
& Dance at the University of Memphis. Established in 1975, The Fred Mertz Association
helps to give the students in the department a voice at the university and community
levels. All BFA theatre majors are considered members and are encouraged to participate
in various events throughout the course of the year.
Sample Mertz activities include dances and the BFA showcase, as well as fundraisers
that support Mertz produced shows in the Lab Theatre, donations to charity, and the
Fred Mertz Awards - which is an evening of comic skits which spoof the previous academic
and production year, showcase graduating undergraduate and graduate student work,
and presentation of the Fred Mertz Awards.