Marissa Savaris currently attends Fordham
University Law School in New York.
1. Majors: Dramatic Art & English.
2. Did you have any internships during or after
college? “No, during college I did not have the
chance to intern or work anywhere. I was President of Studio 301
Productions my senior year and a member of Tri Delta, so between
those commitments and classes I had barely any extra time.”
3. Did you travel during or after
college? “I studied abroad in Oxford, England the
summer before my Senior Year. It was the Oxford: Portal to
Fantasy program through the English Department with Amy Clarke.
We studied children’s and young adult fantasy literature that had
roots in Oxford, ranging from Harry Potter and Alice in
Wonderland to Howl’s Moving Castle. At the risk of sounding
cheesy, it was the most magical experience.”
4. Did you have any internships/apprenticeships/jobs
after you graduated from UCD? “Yes, immediately
after graduating, I moved to the east coast to work as a Company
Management Intern at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the
Berkshires. Once the summer was over, I moved to New York to be
the Company Management Intern at Manhattan Theatre Club. MTC
produces Broadway productions at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
on 47th Street and Off-Broadway productions at City Center on
55th Street. It is one of only four non-profit organizations in
NYC with a resident home on Broadway. I had the opportunity to
work on some incredible productions, including
Constellations with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. I
worked briefly at MTC as the General Management Assistant, and
then moved to the American Associates of the National Theatre as
the Development & Special Events Assistant. The AANT is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the work of the
National Theatre in London and any productions that transfer to
New York, such as War Horse, The Curious Incident of
the Dog in the Night-Time, and Angels in America.”
6. Hometown? Where are you located now?
“Oak Park, California. “I currently reside in New York,
where I just finished my first year of law school at Fordham
University School of Law. I hope to pursue a career in
Growing sick of the gay dating scene, a man volunteers to go to
Mars in the comedy “Small Steps,” written by Davis native
Briandaniel Oglesby. The play is being presented by Catalyst: A
Theatre Think Tank through the UC Davis Department of Theatre and
Dance in collaboration with Bike City Theatre Company. Free
virtual performances will be streamed on Jan. 21-23 at 6 p.m.
In collaboration with the Science, Humanities and Arts: Process
and Engagement (SHAPE) program, there will be a public
presentation of final projects for the course, Transforming
Exclusion to Expression: Gender and Race in Climate Science on
Dec. 10 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
In the course, students took an artistic eye to interviews
they conducted with climate scientists.
“[re: CLICK],” an innovative contemporary drama spotlighting five
students who struggle with their identity in the digital age,
marks a new collaboration between the UC Davis Department of
Theatre and Dance and the American Music Theatre Project at
The free performances Dec. 9, 10 and 12 at 7 p.m. (PST)/9 p.m.
(CST) can be accessed at re-click.ucdavis.edu.
GFTF is being re-branded as Catalyst: A Think Tank Theatre, a
unique and powerful theater development festival introducing new
plays and musicals onto the national stage. Produced on the
campus of UC Davis, it is a creative space where world-class
theater artists and student actors meet to create important
narratives in the American Theater.
We are excited to announce a new structure and schedule for
Catalyst this year!
Faculty, students and alumni from UC Davis’ Ground & Field
Theatre Festival (GFTF) and members of Bike City Theatre Company
are participating in the first developmental reading of a new
Off-Broadway bound musical, Paper or Plastic. Presented
in conjunction with The Jade/Anthony Company, the reading is
scheduled for Dec. 9 in the Della Davidson Performance Studio,
Nelson Hall at UC Davis.
22-year-old Matt Gumley is a musician, writer, actor, and
Broadway veteran. He first found his way into New York City’s
theater scene when he played Chip in “Disney’s Beauty and the
Beast “on Broadway at the age of seven, and now he is here with
us at Davis as an instrumental part of the hit new punk rock
musical, “Fat Kid Rules the World.”
The third annual Ground and Field Theatre Festival (GFTF), ‘Play
on the Brink,’ spotlights new plays and musicals written by
local, national and international playwrights and composers,
including Broadway veterans. The main performances take place
beginning Sept. 26 on the UC Davis campus and in community
venues. All are free.
Dance auditions forthe spring quarter
Outside the Lines will be held on Monday, April
8 in Hickey Gym, 185, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The dance concert which showcases choreography created by
graduate and undergraduate students, runs Thursday through
Saturday, May 23-25 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on May
25 in Wright Hall’s Main Theatre.
Auditions are open to all UC Davis students, faculty and
Enrollment in DRA 145 course may be required or
co-requisites may be required.
Learn how to dig into a screenplay and mine the gold necessary to
have an audition that stands out. Explore options on how to get a
foot in the TV/Film/Webisode world and find out ways to use
social media to increase your chances.
The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance will showcase a
series of new student-created work. “Collaborative Stages:
Student New Works Festival” will feature a series of new plays
and dances conceived, created and performed by undergraduate and
Presented in two different programs, “Collaborative Stages” will
feature new plays by undergraduate students Rose Kim and Jordan
Wilson and dances choreographed by undergraduate
students Pratistha Bajracharya and Olivia Schlanger, and
graduate student Lena Polzonetti.
Department of Theatre and Dance presents “WEREWIRE: A Highwire
Sound Installation,” created by doctoral student Ante Ursić. This
collaborative presentation is scheduled for Monday, April 2 at
4:30 p.m. in the Della Davidson Performance Studio in Nelson
Hall. It is free and open to the public.
The UC Davis Theatre and Dance Department and the Theatre and
Dance Ensemble are holding auditions for the second annual Ground
and Field Theatre Festival. An exciting partnership formed to
create and develop new plays and musicals for a sustainable
future, the creative team is looking for actors and technicians
to participate in the 2018 festival.
“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.
Directors from New York and Los Angeles, playwrights from across
the nation, world-class scholars and emerging theatre artists
have come together for the inaugural season of the Ground & Field Theatre
Festival (GFTF), an exciting partnership formed to create and
develop new plays and musicals.