Ground and Field Theatre Festival 2017
Wyatt Pavilion Theatre
The Theatre and Dance Ensemble at UC Davis brings together a unique partnership between professional directors, emerging theatre artists, and world-class scholars culminating in the launch of the Ground & Field Theatre Festival (GFTF). Presented at the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, GFTF provides a venue for the development of new works of theatre. In preparation for the Festival, the Ensemble hosts a month-long development intensive during which new plays and musicals are given voice, begin to grow and evolve as bold, timely and urgent storytelling for our time.
The month-long exploration culminates into a program performed over the course of three days, October 5-7 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on October 7. These performances will take place in the historic Wyatt Pavilion Theatre, the oldest building on the UC Davis campus — now in its 110th year.
In collaboration with directors Tom Burmester, Mindy Cooper, Lisa Quoresimo and Danika Sudik, Ensemble Artists will develop and workshop new plays and musicals from up and coming as well as established playwrights. Collaborators will explore new plays, participate in readings, dramaturgy, workshops and the intensive will culminate in performances at the beginning of Fall quarter (180 units will be given in the all quarter).