In the News

UCI's New Swan Shakespeare Festival Brings On the Bard

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eli Simon wanted to build a theater. Like, a really cool theater. He had the money, thanks to funds from a department of excellence award (given to the UC Irvine drama department), as well as generous donors. He had the talent; he's been UC Irvine chancel

BEALL Center: Once more, with feeling

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The whirring sound of tiny motorized gears provided an interesting summer soundtrack at the Beall Center for Art and Technology as middle and high school students from UC Irvine’s Expressive Robotics camp filled the gallery space with their creative...

UC Irvine to Launch Digital Filmmaking Minor

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is launching a new Minor in Digital Filmmaking. The Department of Art is accepting applications for the first classes which commence Fall Quarter 2015. The new program...

FNAM & UC Irvine Launch ShowSearch for New Musicals

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dr. Daniel Gary Busby, Chair of the Department of Drama in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, serves as a judge and advisor to the event. Dr. Busby stated, “The campus is thrilled to have ShowSearch ensconced at UC Irvine...

On Theater: UCI bringing Shakespeare into modern age

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shakespeare under the stars has become a summer fixture at UC Irvine, where the university's New Swan Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its fourth season. This year's schedule, opening next Friday, features a tragedy and a comedy, "Macbeth" and...

Martin atmospheric effects bring the set alive in UC Irvine production

Thursday, June 18, 2015

University of California, Irvine’s (UCI) Claire Trevor School of the Arts presented The Electra Project, famed Romanian director Mihai Maniutiu’s reimagining of the classic Electra story. This stunning and avant-garde piece followed Maniutiu’s...

Classical Music This Week: Joan of Arc, Birtwistle and a Different ‘Barber’

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

...celebrate the music of Lukas Ligeti, who is turning 50 and leaving New York to take a position in the Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology program at the University of California, Irvine.

Sweet Smell of Success

Friday, June 5, 2015

Listen to Ashton Martin's review of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS on AMB Theatre, Fridays 4-5pm PST, online at


Friday, June 5, 2015

Read Steve Stanley's Stage Scene LA review of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS.

The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts

Friday, May 29, 2015

This year, THR is lifting its annual ranking of the best drama schools to a higher level. The magazine is concentrating on the best places to get a postgraduate education (with one- to three-year programs) and for the first time is expanding the polling..