Triggered by a hate crime which brought attention to
the lack of hate crime laws nationwide, The Laramie
Project is a riveting contemporary drama that
challenges the inhabitants of a rural American community.
The Department of Theatre and Dance presents the play Feb. 22,
23, 24, 29 and March 1 at 7 p.m. and March 2 at 2 p.m. in the
Main Theatre, Wright Hall.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop,
internationally acclaimed Hip Hop performer/creator and alumnus
(B.A., English and theatre and dance, ’08) returns to UC Davis
for a five-week hip-hop workshop of “Long Way Down,” a new Hip
Hop musical, adapted from Jason Reynolds’ young adult novel.
Performances are March 7, 8 and 9 at the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre
and begin at 7 p.m.
This timeless drama of life in the community of “Grover’s
Corners,” Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is an American
classic. The Department of Theatre and Dance presents the
play May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 at 7 p.m. and May 25 at 2 p.m.
in the Main Theatre, Wright Hall.
micha cárdenas, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Performance, Play
and Design, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, at the
University of California, Santa Cruz, where she directs the
Critical Realities Studio.