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Alumna Sonya Eddy Dies

Alumna Sonya Eddy (B.A., theatre and dance, ‘92), best known to television audiences for her long-running role as head nurse Epiphany Johnson in the ABC soap opera General Hospital, has died. She was 55. 

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DRA 199 Creates Social Justice Video Inspired by Campus Strike

DRA 199 Creates Social Justice Video Inspired by Campus Strike

For their final project, Professor Margaret Laurena Kemp, Department of Theatre and Dance chair, along with the students and guest artists from the fall quarter course DRA 199: Theatre for Social Change and Social Justice have created a video inspired the striking UC graduate students and teaching assistants.

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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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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.

Upcoming Events

Event

World Premiere of “Return to Chibok”
Directed by Branwen Okpako

Branwen Okpako, associate professor of cinema and digital media, has adapted Helon Habila’s The Chibok Girls into an experimental documentary, Return to Chibok. The film re-enacts the journey to visit those left behind after the shocking kidnapping of 276 girls from Chibok Girls School in 2014. It will be screened at UC Davis on Feb. 27 by the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspective on Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities (CAMPSSAH). 

Seasonal Event

REFUGE- An Immersive Theatrical Installation”
Winter 2023

REFUGE- An Immersive Theatrical Installation, a devised performance project, will be presented by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance March 2-5 and 9 and 10 in the Main Theater, Wright Hall.  

Seasonal Event

Outside the Lines
Winter 2023

Sign Up for March 16 performance

Sign Up for March 17 performance

Sign Up for March 18 performance 

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present the winter 2023 edition of Outside the Lines on March 16-18 in the Hickey Gym. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and are free.

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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

Open, Stay
Spring 2023

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present Open, Stay, a new 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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