Graduate student Barnaby O’Rorke has generated When It
Works, where are you? Invitations and shared
practices, a Zoom Ecamm performance in which each
iteration features improvisation with live and recorded material.
The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents the work on
April 19, 21 and 23 at 5 p.m. PST.
Graduate student Danielle Levin has written and created Whole
Cloth, an M.F.A. project, in which a woman confronts her
family legacy and heritage. The UC Davis Department of
Theatre and Dance presents the play April 15-17.
Graduate student Verónica Díaz-Muñiz has gathered testimonies by
women who have been victims of state violence in Chile and the
U.S. to create her M.F.A. project, OJOXOJO. The UC Davis
Department of Theatre and Dance presents the play April
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” in a free virtual production June 3–5 at 6 p.m.
“Juliet and Romeo” is developed in special collaboration with
Southern Utah University’s Department of Theatre, Dance and
Arts Administration with support from the Robert and Margrit
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts and the Jan Shrem and
Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
Created by Paul Gordon, a Tony Award nominee for his music for
“Jane Eyre,” and Curtis Moore, an Emmy Award nominee for original
song for Amazon’s ”The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” this
contemporary spin on the Bard’s classic centers on
a second-rate author who finds himself in Shakespeare’s
“Romeo and Juliet” and his determination to figure out how to
change the ending!
The production is co-directed Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper, UC
Davis professor of theatre and dance, and alumna Lisa Quoresimo,
Ph.D., performance studies, ‘18, who is assistant professor of
theatre and dance at SUU. Gordon and Moore are the Granada
Artists-in-Residence for spring 2021.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is part of the UC Davis
College of Letters and Science.
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!
The third annual Ground and Field Theatre Festival (GFTF), ‘Play
on the Brink,’ spotlights new plays and musicals written by
local, national and international playwrights and composers,
including Broadway veterans. The main performances take place
beginning Sept. 26 on the UC Davis campus and in community
venues. All are free.
Tara Brandel, theatre and dance graduate student, will share her
reworking of classic Irish theatre (with apologies) on
Wednesday, June 6. “Go and Come” will be performed in the Della
Davidson Performance Studio in Nelson Hall at 4:30 p.m. The
presentation is free.
According to Brandel, the work in progress is a social experiment
that is post Celtic Tiger, post Celtic revival, post whatever…
The one-act features undergraduate student Rose Kim,
doctoral student Jesse Stokes, and graduate student Justin
Streichman and is devised and directed by Brandel.
The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance will showcase a
series of new student-created work. “Collaborative Stages:
Student New Works Festival” will feature a series of new plays
and dances conceived, created and performed by undergraduate and
Presented in two different programs, “Collaborative Stages” will
feature new plays by undergraduate students Rose Kim and Jordan
Wilson and dances choreographed by undergraduate
students Pratistha Bajracharya and Olivia Schlanger, and
graduate student Lena Polzonetti.
Department of Theatre and Dance presents “WEREWIRE: A Highwire
Sound Installation,” created by doctoral student Ante Ursić. This
collaborative presentation is scheduled for Monday, April 2 at
4:30 p.m. in the Della Davidson Performance Studio in Nelson
Hall. It is free and open to the public.
The UC Davis Theatre and Dance Department and the Theatre and
Dance Ensemble are holding auditions for the second annual Ground
and Field Theatre Festival. An exciting partnership formed to
create and develop new plays and musicals for a sustainable
future, the creative team is looking for actors and technicians
to participate in the 2018 festival.
Directors from New York and Los Angeles, playwrights from across
the nation, world-class scholars and emerging theatre artists
have come together for the inaugural season of the Ground & Field Theatre
Festival (GFTF), an exciting partnership formed to create and
develop new plays and musicals.