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.
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.
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.
What story would you die to defend? What tale would you
spin to justify dying for nothing? Tom Burmester’s
Gospel According to First Squad tells
the story of men at war in a distant land, and the stories they
tell to get themselves home.
This bold, contemporary work by Davis native Tom Burmester is
given its regional premiere by UC Davis Department of Theatre and
Dance and Theatre and Dance Ensemble in the Arena Theatre of
Wright Hall on September 29-October 1 and October 6-8 at 7:00
p.m. and October 1 and 8 at 2:00 p.m.