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Professor to Receive Achievement Award At USITT Conference

Professor John Iacovelli is scheduled to receive the 2018 United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) Distinguished Achievement Award in Scene Design & Technology at the annual USITT Conference on Thursday, March 15, 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM, at the Broward County Convention Center, room: Grand Ballroom B. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

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Alumna Appears in Big Idea Theatre Production

Theatre alumna Leah Daugherty, class 2016, will appear in “Bachelorette” at Sacramento’s Big Idea Theatre. The production runs March 9 through April 7.

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Professor Designs Costumes for Play Seen on Both Coasts

Professor Maggie Morgan has designed the costumes for a new play “Office Hour” which is currently at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre. The production runs there until Feb. 11, when it shifts coasts and comes to the Bay Area’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The play runs in Berkeley from Feb. 22 through March 25. 

Upcoming Events

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“Pippin, the Musical”
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

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Due to Circumstances, we will be presenting semi-staged concert version of “Pippin” for two performances only. 

The award-winning musical “Pippin” receives a semi-staged concert when presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance on Sunday, Feb. 25. The performances take place in the Ann E. Pitzer Center at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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Auditions for “The Bluest Eye”

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The UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Theatre and Dance is holding auditions for “The Bluest Eye,” a stage adaptation of the Toni Morrison novel on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 26 and 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Main Theatre, Wright Hall. Students are encouraged to audition, all roles are open.

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Film Screening:
”West Side Story”

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

UC Davis Music Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial with “West Side Story”

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, the UC Davis Department of Music will present a screening of the Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the composer’s master work “West Side Story” on March 2.  

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How to See Things as They Really Are
Arena Theatre, Wright Hall

“How to See Things as They Really Are” is a live convergence between the performing body, video, and electronic sound. A tonal exploration of the attempt at presence in the contemporary world amidst an ever shifting landscape of internal and external forces. The performance advances through an assemblage of characters, actions, and images that grapple with the tension of moving forward in spite of constant change, struggle, and pain.

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Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger Holds Workshop
Arena Theatre, Wright Hall

Jacqueline Goldfinger, 2017 Yale Drama Series Prize  and Barrymore Award-winning playwright, will hold a workshop on writing for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Goldfinger’s play, “The Arsonists,” is soon to open at Capital Stage in Sacramento. The event is scheduled for March 14 in Wright Hall’s Arena Theatre. The free workshop begins at 3:15 p.m. and is open to all. 

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Outside the Lines 2
Main Theatre, Wright Hall

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Outside the Lines 2 presents a series of student works as well as the work of established choreographers and dance companies. The concert runs Thursday through Saturday, March 15 to 17 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 17 in Wright Hall’s Main Theatre.

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“The Bluest Eye”
Main Theatre, Wright Hall

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl growing up in the 1940’s, wants nothing more than to be loved. Confronting turmoil at home, she prays for Shirley Temple’s blue eyes, believing their beauty is the only thing standing between her and the happiness of the white girls at school. This powerful adaptation of Toni Morrison’s debut novel explores the destructive power of racism and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change.

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