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KQED Spotlights Bogad’s Activism

Prior to the recent presidential election, Professor Larry Bogad, Department of Theatre and Dance chair, spent the fall spearheading the creation of Delivering Democracy, a cohort of dancing mailboxes first deployed in Pennsylvania in order to encourage voting by mail. His efforts along with those of other arts activists are the focus of “The People’s WPA Isn’t Waiting Around for a Future ‘New Deal’” featured on the KQED website. 

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Graduate Student Featured In The New York Times

Graduate student Jennifer Grace is among the actors, who have played the iconic role of Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” interviewed in a New York Times article. 

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UC Davis Alumna Now Appears in Netflix Series

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Returning Student’s Play Accepted by Sacramento New Works Festival

Undergraduate student Stephen Miller, who left in 1985, has returned to UC Davis to complete his bachelors degree. As a student in Granada artist in residence Jacqueline Goldfinger’s class, Principles of Playwrighting, Miller recently submitted a proposal to Sacramento Theatre Company’s New Works Play Festival which was accepted and will be produced as a staged reading.

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“Small Steps”
Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank

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Growing sick of the gay dating scene, a man volunteers to go to Mars in the comedy “Small Steps,” written by Davis native Briandaniel Oglesby. The play is being presented by Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank through the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance in collaboration with Bike City Theatre Company. Free virtual performances will be streamed on Jan. 21-23 at 6 p.m. (PST).

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“Perfect”
Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank

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Genetic engineering and its promise of flawless children forms the basis of “Perfect,” a new play by Jonathan Luskin. The drama will be presented as a table reading by Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank (C3T) in collaboration with the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance and the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.

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“A Bee In A Jar”
Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank

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The Department of Theatre and Dance and Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank (C3T) present ”A Bee in a Jar,” a play by Andrew Nicholls, on February 19 and 20 at 5 p.m. The virtual production is free.  

In the play, three men with very different temperaments try to figure out why they were seized a month earlier and locked together in a featureless room.  

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“FOOD”
Winter Quarter Production

A multi-sensory performance piece, “FOOD” will be performed March 4, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. as the Department of Theatre and Dance winter quarter production. The production is devised and directed by Geoff Sobelle, Granada Artist-in-Residence.  

The performances will be free and presented in a virtual format. Links will be available in early 2021. 

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“Juliet and Romeo,” A New Musical
Spring Quarter Production/Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank

A Shakespearean tragedy gets a contemporary musical comedy makeover when the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance and Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank (C3T) present “Juliet and Romeo.”

Developed in a special collaboration with Southern Utah University’s (SUU) Department of Theatre and Dance, the musical will be performed in June 2021. 

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