Master illusionist and showman Harry Houdini and his obsession
with death take center stage in Death and Harry Houdini,
a new musical that will be presented as a workshop by the UC
Davis Department of Theatre and Dance in conjunction with
Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank.
The work takes the stage on June 2 and 3 in the Wyatt Pavilion
Theatre at 7 p.m. Performances are free and open to all.
Sarah Ashford Hart, doctoral student, performance studies, is
among the presenters for the Humanizing Deportation
event “Los Migrantes Hablan, Los Migrantes Actúan, Los
Migrantes Saben,” a showing of new audiovisual works. The
presentation will be held live and also streamed via Zoom on
Nov. 5 at 12 noon (PST).
The event will take place at Border Line Crisis
Center, Puente México, Zona Centro, Tijuana.
The UC Davis campus will come alive with sound through an
installation of six audio works responding to specific location
created by students. Location and
Listening, presented by the Department of Theatre and
Dance, will be accessible at noon on Dec. 3 until 7 p.m. on Dec.
An open rehearsal with the ensemble of “[re:[CLICK],” led by
co-directors Margaret Laurena Kemp (Associate Professor, UC
Davis) and Roger Ellis (Assistant Professor, Northwestern
University) with media literacy expert Anuj Vaidya (PhD.
Performance Studies candidate, UC Davis), will be held on Nov. 21
at 11 a.m. (PST).
At the direction of the Chancellor, Professor David Grenke,
Department of Theatre and Dance chair, has decided to cancel all
performances of Outside the Lines, Winter Quarter, scheduled for
March 12-14 due to health concerns. We know you will
understand this decision and thank you for support of the
“Outside the Lines, Winter Quarter,” presented by the UC Davis
Department of Theatre and Dance, is an informal preview of new
choreography in progress created by graduate and undergraduate
the Tony Award-nominated composer of “Peter and the Starcatcher,”
will discuss his career and perform his songs and music at UC
Davis on Feb. 5. The event takes place in the Arena Theatre,
Wright Hall, at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
In fall quarter, the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance
presents “CLICK,” an innovative contemporary drama which
spotlights five students who struggle with their identity in the
digital age. The directors are now seeking audition videos.
Written by Jacqueline Goldfinger, Granada Artist-in-Residence,
the presentation will be performed online Dec. 3, 5, 10 and 11.
Jessica Phillips, a star of the national tour of the musical
“Dear Evan Hansen,” will discuss her career as a stage and
television actor and perform at UC Davis on Dec. 3. The
presentation/performance takes place in the Arena Theatre of
Wright Hall, at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Phillips comes to Davis prior to a sold-out engagement of the
Tony Award-winning musical at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre.
Please be advised that this event has been re-scheduled from its
originally announced dates.
Kota Yamazaki and Mina Nishimura, whose work is strongly rooted
in butoh, a form of Japanese dance theatre, are choreographing
“Every-Body, No-Body” for the UC Davis Department of Theatre and
Dance in the College of Letters and Science.
Due to Circumstances, we will be presenting semi-staged concert
version of “Pippin” for two performances
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.