Point of Departure
MFA Theatre & Dance Thesis Performances
New theater works at UC Davis examine war, sex, technology and
Davis, CA March 26, 2015
New performance works at the University of California, Davis, examine war, sex, technology, cross-dressing and more. The pieces by UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance master of fine arts students will be presented in two unique and dynamic programs of original theatre, dance and storytelling with the umbrella title “Point of Departure.”
Performances run April 7 – 12 on the UC Davis campus. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
Arena Theatre, 8 p.m. April 7, 9 and 11 and 2 p.m. April 12.
“EchoTheaterSuitcase (ETS) project: Yolo County” by Daniel Davis is a contemporary performance training and development model bringing together veterans from World War II, Vietnam and Iraq with non-veteran civilians to co-create site-specific, audience-interactive performance installations.
“iGeneration” by Chris Wolfe is a funny, physical and moving look at how smartphones affect young adults. It was created by Wolfe and eight UC Davis undergraduate students through improvisation.
Wyatt Theater, 8 p.m. April 8, 10, 11 and 12.
“Indecency (& other bawdy bits)” by JanLee Marshall examines the life of Mary Frith, a.k.a. Moll Cutpurse, a thieving, cross-dressing, singing celebrity in 17th century London.
“Tales of a Sexual Tomboy (A One Woman Comedy)” written and performed by Joyful Simpson in collaboration with Micaela Cirimeli blends standup and story-telling for a comedy about what it means to be a tough cookie with a soft heart.
“Vibrant Matter” by Brandon Gonzalez is an interdisciplinary exploration that investigates the relations between human bodies and objects.