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“Gibraltar” Opens Nov. 9

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“Gibraltar,” a powerful drama that explores how we tell the stories of grief, opens the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Theatre and Dance 2017-2018 season.

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Alumni Lead Post-Show Discussion of “Gibraltar”

UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance alumni director Kent Nicholson and playwright Tom Burmester will lead post-show discussions of Octavio Solis’ provocative drama “Gibraltar” following the performances on Nov. 9 and 16.

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Young Performers Sought for “Pippin”

The UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Theatre and Dance is holding auditions for the role of Theo in the award-winning musical comedy “Pippin” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Main Theatre in Wright Hall

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Lecturer Robin L. Gray Passes

It is with great sadness, David Grenke, chair of the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, announced the death of colleague and friend Robin L. Gray, who passed away on October 18. 

Upcoming Events

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Master Classes: “Working in the Theatre”
Lab A, Wright Hall

Lead by Kent Nicholson, UC Davis Alum, Granada Artist-in-Residence, Fall 2017

Lab A, Wright Hall, 1-4 p.m. / Free

Oct. 20 Overview: How do you go about getting work after graduation? What kind of opportunities exist for young artists and administrators.

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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. 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. Registration is not required.

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

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“Gibraltar”
Wyatt Pavilion Theatre

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“Gibraltar,” a powerful drama that explores how we tell the stories of grief, opens the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Theatre and Dance 2017-2018 season. The play is written by Octavio Solis and directed by UC Davis graduate and Granada Artist-in-Residence Kent Nicholson, now director of musical theatre at Playwrights Horizon Theatre Company in New York.

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Student, Faculty Staff Auditions for “Pippin”

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The UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Theatre and Dance is holding auditions for the award-winning musical comedy “Pippin” Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 27 to 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre on Old Davis Road. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to audition, all roles are open.

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Young Performer Auditions for “Pippin”

The UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Theatre and Dance is holding auditions for the role of Theo in the award-winning musical comedy “Pippin” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Main Theatre in Wright Hall

Girls and boys ages 8 to 12 will audition for Theo, the son of the widowed Catherine. They will be expected to perform a song they have prepared and are read scenes from the script. Accompaniment will be provided.

“Pippin” will be directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper with music direction by Graham Sobelman.

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Outside the Lines 1
Main Theatre, Wright Hall

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The fall quarter edition of “Outside the Lines 1” will feature guest artist Rachel Berman, a former dancer of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and the U.S. premiere of a work by Tara Brandel, artistic director of Ireland’s Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company.

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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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“Pippin, the Musical”
Main Theatre, Wright Hall

PIPPIN

Book by Roger O. Hirson

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

A troupe of performers, led by a charismatic Leading Player, tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find purpose, passion and adventure in his life. Fresh from university, Pippin’s colorful musical journey finds him going to war, exploring the joys of sex, opposing his father’s tyranny, and possibly finding love and a life with an attractive widow — all the while seeking his “corner of the sky.” 

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