Catalyst (C3T) is completely writer friendly, geared to giving
writers what they need for their work.
C3T brings world-class theatrical collaborators to our work;
designers, directors, music directors, choreographers, and the
potential for union actors as needed.
C3T trains and utilizes passionate theatre students; we audition
and hand-pick students as performers, stage managers, designers
and technical crew. This is a unique opportunity to provide
professional-level experience and training on a university
C3T is rich with scholarly resources: Professors, MFA and Ph.D.
students who often join our team as dramaturgs, performers and
C3T is located in Northern California, perfectly poised to draw
on talent and audiences from the San Francisco Bay Area and
Capital District Theatre Communities.
C3T connects plays and playwrights to a national network of
A Shakespearean tragedy gets a contemporary musical comedy
makeover when the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance
and Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank (C3T) present “Juliet and
Romeo” in a free virtual production June 3–5 at 6 p.m.
“Juliet and Romeo” is developed in special collaboration with
Southern Utah University’s Department of Theatre, Dance and
Arts Administration with support from the Robert and Margrit
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts and the Jan Shrem and
Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
Created by Paul Gordon, a Tony Award nominee for his music for
“Jane Eyre,” and Curtis Moore, an Emmy Award nominee for original
song for Amazon’s ”The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” this
contemporary spin on the Bard’s classic centers on
a second-rate author who finds himself in Shakespeare’s
“Romeo and Juliet” and his determination to figure out how to
change the ending!
The production is co-directed Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper, UC
Davis professor of theatre and dance, and alumna Lisa Quoresimo,
Ph.D., performance studies, ‘18, who is assistant professor of
theatre and dance at SUU. Gordon and Moore are the Granada
Artists-in-Residence for spring 2021.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is part of the UC Davis
College of Letters and Science.