Theatre and Dance

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The Shape of Things
Lab A Theatre, Wright Hall

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How far would you go for love? For art? Such are the painful questions explored by playwright Neil LaBute when the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents the blistering The Shape of Things. 

The contemporary play will be performed Jan. 19 through 21 and Jan. 26 through 28 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. in the Lab A Theatre, located in Wright Hall. 

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What Can I Do With This Major?

Location: Art Annex 107

This workshop will provide strategies for researching and discovering careers related to your career aspirations, including key areas and job titles for each major in the Arts Group. Learn about major related internships and where alumni are now. Majors include: Art Studio, Art History, Cinema & Digital Media, Design, Film Studies, Music, Technocultural Studies, and Theatre & Dance. Registration is not required

***This workshop will count toward the mandatory requirement for seniors.***

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Main Theatre, Wright Hall

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Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, is master of comedy Christopher Durang at his best.

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“NAM WAR RAW MAN,” An MFA Thesis Project
Arena Theatre, Wright Hall

Second year MFA student Lucas Hatton presents his MFA Thesis piece NAM WAR RAW MAN. Devised with UC Davis alumni Hien Huynh, the piece will use satire, performance art, tragedy and dance to reconfigure old narratives of the American War in Vietnam in order to generate new understanding of the incident’s true and total cost.

Warning: contains adult themes and situations. 

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Arena Theatre, Wright Hall

Shakespeare’s classic comedy of fairies, mismatched lovers and amateur theatricals, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is performed by the undergraduate acting company of Professor Peter Lichtenfels’ DRA 122B class in Wright Hall’s Arena Stage. This performance is completely supported by the work achieved in the class and opens a window into the world of performance education at an advanced level.


 

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Have You Thought About an Internship?

Location: Art Annex 107

An internship is a great opportunity to learn about career opportunities and develop work skills. Paid or unpaid internships offer an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, and define career paths. This workshop will provide ideas of how to find internships, and you will learn of internship opportunities for majors in the Arts Group. 

***This workshop will count toward the mandatory requirement for seniors.***

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Outside the Lines 2
Main Theatre, Wright Hall

This is the second event of a three-part dance series that brings the audience into the performance process. The unique formatting of this show provides the viewer an opportunity to see works in various stages of conception and development. Follow the evolution of an artist over the course of the year or watch new choreographers put their work on display; there will be new choreography from the students featured in the last series, as well as new students presenting dance works.

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Resume Development

Location: Art Annex 107

Learn to make your resume stand out from the crowd, and the use of keywords to describe your experience, skills, and qualifications. Resume samples for each major in the Arts Group will be provided. Registration is not required.

***This workshop will count toward the mandatory requirement for seniors.***

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