In harmony with other venues on the UC Davis campus and across
the state of California, The Arts departments are committed to
providing as safe an experience as possible to our greater
community—and will do so until state or county guidelines are
There are three ways for you to attend, regardless of whether or
not the event is ticketed.
Professor L.M. Bogad, chair of the Theatre & Dance
Department and member of the Performance Studies Graduate Group,
has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship
from the John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation. Bogad received his fellowship for his
achievements in the category of Theatre Arts and Performance
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
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.
Doctoral students Caro Novella and Kevin O’Connor will
participate in Dance Area Talk hosted by the School for the
Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. Novella and
O’Connor’s presentation, Practicing Bodily Relations
Otherwise: Improvisation Methods for Engaging Health, Science and
Social Justice, will be presented on March 12 at 12 p.m.