Ben Carter (B.A. theatre and dance, ‘20) has written and directed
a virtual musical parody that features numerous UC Davis and
undergraduate students on and off screen. With music by Nate
Challis (B.A., theatre and dance, ‘20), the collaborative
project, A Marvelous Parody, spoofs superhero genre
American Theatre Magazine has spotlighted Professor L.M.
Bogad, chair of theatre and dance, for his efforts as an activist
clown during the 2020 presidential election. In an article
titled “Send in the Activist Clowns,” writer Nicole Gluckstern
details the work of numerous performers who used street
theatre to provoke laughter and political introspection
John Iacovelli, professor emeritus, has received a Los
Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award nomination for
his scenic design for the La Mirada Theatre for the
Performing Arts‘ production of Arsenic and Old Lace.
His design was nominated in the large theatre category. The
awards will be presented in Los Angeles on March 30.
Laurena Kemp, associate professor of theatre and dance, has
been presented with the Forum Article of the Year Award by the
board of the journal Voice and Speech Review (VSR),
the official publication of Voice and Speech Trainers Association
(VASTA). The award was given for Kemp’s article
It Is All about Love. Listen to Me, Y’all. Yeah.