Noah VanderVeer-Harris was a member of the 2019 GFTF ensemble
while also serving as the publicity intern for the Department of
Theatre and Dance during the same period. He appeared in the
festival’s production of the new musical Fat Kid Rules the
World. Noah shares his insight into why you should be a
member of GFTF which has been re-branded as Catalyst: A Think
Sinéad Rushe is
a theatre director, performer and teacher of acting, specialising
in the Michael Chekhov Technique and Vsevolod Meyerhold’s
Biomechanics. Originally from Newry, Northern Ireland,
Sinéad studied at Trinity College, Dublin and the École Normale
Supérieure, Paris before training as an actor at The Royal
Central School of Speech and Drama, London.
UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance Costume Shop Director
Roxanne Femling will retire on June 30. An alumna, Femling who
received her B.A. in dramatic art (costume design and
construction) in 1983, joined the department staff in Sept. 1999.
Members across the Department of Theatre and Dance have created
and contributed to the urgent need of face masks during this
pandemic. They have taken out their sewing machines and searched
through their homes for materials in order to make masks.
GFTF is being re-branded as Catalyst: A Think Tank Theatre, a
unique and powerful theater development festival introducing new
plays and musicals onto the national stage. Produced on the
campus of UC Davis, it is a creative space where world-class
theater artists and student actors meet to create important
narratives in the American Theater.
We are excited to announce a new structure and schedule for
Catalyst this year!