Ground and Field Theatre Festival 2019
The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance and the Theatre and Dance Ensemble present the 3rd Annual Ground and Field Theatre Festival October 3-5 at various campus venues.
During a month-long intensive, GFTF develops new plays and musicals under the guidance of the festival’s co-artistic directors Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper and award-winning director/producers Tom Burmester, Lisa Quoresimo and Danika Sudik. Collaborating with ensemble members, comprised of UC Davis students and guest artists, they nurture a playwright’s vision to create vibrant storytelling for our time. The intensive included workshops and invited readings that culminate with the public festival performances.
In GFTF’s first two years, there were readings of numerous new plays from playwrights and composers from across the country. Its weekend of public performances, with many of the writers in attendance, featured two separate programs each presenting two new works. The performances drew enthusiastic capacity audiences.
GFTF premieres on the campus of one of the finest agricultural research institutions in the world, and in a community committed to a thriving arts community committed to social, economic and environmental sustainability. With roots firmly planted in this community, GFTF welcomes diverse and exciting new voices from across the nation while giving particular consideration to those projects exploring sustainability and agriculture, either through narrative, practice or production.
For updates on the shows, creatives, and company members, please the GFTF website.