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Creative Job Search Techniques

Location: Art 125

In this workshop you will learn creative job search techniques to discover information about specific jobs and related career opportunities. Bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone, and practice new ways to search the internet, learn how to find the skills and qualifications for specific job titles and salary information, and how searching for career opportunities goes beyond the internet search.

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

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The Shape of Things
Lab A Theatre, Wright Hall

How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? What price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in blistering contemporary play The Shape of Things. 

A young museum security guard drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an attractive but manipulative art major while his best friends’ engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships.

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

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. This wildly funny concoction, which blends characters and themes from Chekhov, centers on the reunion of a glamorous film star of a certain age with her two middle-aged siblings at the family homestead in present-day Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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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.

 

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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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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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The 39 Steps
Wyatt Pavilion Theatre

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

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