Annie Saunders, a multidisciplinary creator and director of
site-specific experiences, is the fall 2021 Granada
Artist-in-Residence for the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Saunders will be joined by her core collaborator Jackie! Zhou, a
Los Angeles-based artist and sound designer.
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.
We are dismayed at the recent racist violence, and murders, in
Atlanta, and across the country, against Asian and Asian-American
people and women in particular. We recognize that this is part of
an ongoing regime of racism and violence and denounce it.
We stand in solidarity with those working against racism in
our communities, workplaces, government, and cultural
As Artists and Educators in Theatre, Dance, and Performance we
unequivocally condemn the historically rooted and pervasive
racist murders of African Americans and other people of color by
police in the United States and globally. We acknowledge these
most recent examples are not unique. We acknowledge this plague
is systemic and extends beyond the police. We cannot function as
a society, nor as a learning institution, in a context where
people of color cannot walk, jog, drive, talk, or even sleep in
their homes safely without fear of being murdered by the state.
We certainly cannot teach our craft, which is by its very nature
a living and breathing engagement with all people, without
denouncing this violence, and the hateful rhetoric that fuels it.
Alumna and lecturer in Theatre and Dance Michele Apriña Leavy
(MFA dramatic art, ’94) has returned to in-person learning at UC
Davis, which includes her course for the Global Study Program in
Continuing and Professional Education |
International. Leavy’s positive perspective is spotlighted
in an article about the return to in-person instruction on the
Alumna and former peer advisor Elisabeth McGowan (B.A., theatre
and dance and English, ’18) has become a regular contributor
to the Showbiz Cheat
Sheet, an online publication devoted to all things show
business, including the latest entertainment and celebrity news.
Professor Margaret Laurena Kemp is among the artists
exhibiting in “Monitor: Surveillance, Data, and the New
Panoptic” at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the Maine
College of Art and Design. The installation opens Oct. 1 and runs
through Dec. 10.