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Alumna Receives Regional Emmy Award

Kristin Orlando (B.A. theatre and math ‘08) and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in 2022 for their long-form video of Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21. She is Vice President of Operations at the NJSO, and in that capacity, the film company, the orchestra and Orlando jointly won the award.

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World Premiere of Return to Chibok
Directed by Branwen Okpako

Adapting Helon Habila’s The Chibok Girls, this experimental documentary re-enacts the journey to Chibok to visit those left behind after the shocking kidnapping of 276 girls from Chibok Girls School in 2014. Actor Wale Ojo plays Habila alongside the community in Gombe State, who re-enact the original interviews. With daring complexity, this film invites audiences to listen, feel, empathise and meditate on one of the greatest challenges facing Nigeria today.

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L.M. Bogad Receives Grant from Creative Work Fund

Professor L.M. Bogad has been awarded a grant from the Creative Work Fund. The grants are given to Greater Bay Area artists collaborating with nonprofit organizations to develop new works of theater, traditional art, dance, poetry, arts activism and more.

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Alumni and Students Work on “Lear” at Cal Shakes

A quartet consisting of two theatre and dance alumni and two current undergraduate students worked behind the scenes at California Shakespeare Theater this summer on the company’s production of Lear, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy by Marcus Gardley. The students were supported by Steven Schmidt, lecturer in theatre and dance, and technical director for Cal Shakes. 

Upcoming Events

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REFUGE- An Immersive Theatrical Experience
Winter 2023

REFUGE- An Immersive Theatrical Experience, a devised performance project, will be presented by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance March 2-4 in the Main Theater, Wright Hall.  

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Outside the Lines
Spring 2023

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present the spring 2023 edition of Outside the Lines on May 18-20 in the Main Theatre, Wright Hall. Performances begin at 7 p.m.

The program includes performances of new works by graduate and undergraduate students. The choreography has been developed under the guidance of Professor David Grenke. 

Seasonal Event

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
Spring 2023

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) June 7-10 in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Performances begin at 7 p.m.

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