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.
Learn how to dig into a screenplay and mine the gold necessary to
have an audition that stands out. Explore options on how to get a
foot in the TV/Film/Webisode world and find out ways to use
social media to increase your chances.
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
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.
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
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
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
Former UC Davis professor of theatre and dance, costume design,
Phyllis J. Kress of Sacramento, California, passed away on
Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 77 years of age. Kress retired in 1998
after 32 years at UC Davis.
Two-time Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino gave the keynote
speech at the
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s 14th Annual
Design Showcase West (DSW) on Saturday, June 4, and in
attendance were Mari Carson and Sojin Han, Master of Fine Arts
design students in UC Davis Department of Theatre and
Dance. The showcase, created by UCLA TFT, is the only
entertainment design showcase on the West Coast featuring the
work of students grad
The annual Broadway Backwards — featuring male
singers performing songs traditionally sung by women and women
singing tunes written for men — was presented Monday, March 21 at
Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre and was a rousing success. Among
the performers was spring 2016 Granada Artist-in-Residence Mindy
Cooper, who was part of a special musical number celebrating the
Tony Award-winning CHICAGO The Musical.
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