An expansive exhibition by 25 graduate students in the creative arts opens May 29 at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Students from studio art, design, music, creative writing, art history and cultural studies will be part of the annual show. It will include art installations, paintings, sculptures, graphic novels, political posters, music recordings, videos and presentations on art history. Several pieces invite audience participation, including one about elections.
Professor John Iacovelli shares his photographs of his set models for the South Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The production runs in Costa Mesa Jna. 19 through Feb. 16.
John Iacovelli, professor of theatre and dance at UC Davis, and alum Kent Nicholson are collaborating on the South Coast Repertory Theatre’s upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Iacovelli is scenic designer and Nicholson is the dark musical’s director.
These are the scenes from the script of “Flora the Red Menace” that will be used in the auditions. Please click the link for a specific character’s material. Characters may have more than one scene, so please read all of their scenes.
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UC Davis alumni are working alongside each other in a bilingual production of Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic “A Cat in the Hat/El Gato Ensombrerado” at the Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Berkeley.
Maria Castro serves as the show’s production manager, while Jennifer Vega plays the role of The Fish/El Pez. Alumna and lecturer Michele Apriña Leavy is the production’s Movement Director (Directora de Movimiento).
UC Davis students and alumni are working alongside each other at this summer’s Davis Shakespeare Festival.
Charlie Lavaroni, student in the Department of Theatre and Dance, is appearing in various roles in the musical comedy “On the 20th Century” which is directed by the festival’s co-artistic director Gia Battista, a Theatre and Dance alumna.
The California Arts Council, a state agency, announced that it plans to award $2,500 to a collaborative effort between the City of Davis, DJUSD, and the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance as part of its Professional Development grants program.
This year’s “Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition at UC Davis” showcases the work and research of graduate students across seven disciplines — art studio, design, art history, music, theatre, creative writing and French — at the Manetti Shrem Museum.
Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper, professor of theatre, has directed the popular 1930s musical comedy “Me and My Girl” for San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon Theatre. The production runs through May 20 at the Gateway Theatre.
Doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students from theatre and dance, design, cinema and digital media, art studio as well as from a diverse range of academic majors campus wide have come together under the guidance of Margaret Laurena Kemp, associate professor of theatre and dance, and Janni Younge, international puppet designer and director, to present an innovative stage dramatization of Toni Morrison’s novel, “The Bluest Eye.” Running May 17-19 in Wright Hall’s Main Theatre, here is an overview of the process behind this monumental production.
As a director and artistic director, Ari Laura Kreith will join Luna Stage with an extensive resume of creating new work through community engagement. Her work as Artistic Director in theaters who work with original plays will continue Luna’s tradition of developing vital new works for the stage.
In 2017, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Theatre and Dance celebrated two milestone anniversaries: 110th anniversary of the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre, the oldest building the UC Davis campus, and the 50th anniversary of the Main Theatre and Wright Hall.
A commemorative slide show was created to provide a brief overview of the department and two of its performance venues.
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