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 entertainment law.”
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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 graduate students.
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.