In the News

New Swan Shakespeare Festival returns to UC Irvine

Monday, July 7, 2014

Eli Simon knows a thing or two about giving William Shakespeare’s plays a breath of fresh air. Simon serves as the artistic director for the New Swan Shakespeare Festival, a seven-week-long event to be hosted at UC Irvine from Thursday through...

Andrew Palermo's World Premiere of NICKEL MINES to Play Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 5/31-6/7

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Nickel Mines, an original work by Creator/Director/Choreographer and faculty member Andrew Palermo, as its final offering in a season which has focused on the theme of...

Best of 2014: Audio Escape

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Digital Arts undergrads created Pintour, this Kickstarter-funded project, in which large Google Maps-style pins are placed throughout the arts school. Scanning the pins’ QR codes links you to various audio tours, each with its own narrative and set of cha

Erasing Pereira

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

William Pereira’s meticulous master plan for UC Irvine has not just been ignored—but undone. Our critic, architect Alan Hess, calls for a return to Pereira’s futuristic vision and philosophy.

Teaching Americans to dance like Israelis

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Being an Israeli in the United States can have its challenges. Social customs are slightly different, you miss your friends and family — and the coffee’s not the same. “I want really good espresso bars, and I find it very hard to find one. I’m a...

No, Laughing Matters.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Coup de Comedy, now in its second year, is the brainchild of Improv Revolution, a 12-person college improv team co-captained by Andra and fellow drama major Vinny Tangherlini. Joel Veenstra founded iRev as a graduate student in 2010 before...

Coup de Comedy Festival 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FREEZE. The music stops. The wild movement on stage comes to a sudden halt. Third-year drama major Vinny Tangherlini quickly enters and taps three performers in bizarre contortions — the weirder the better — on the shoulder and exits with the...

‘Physical Graffiti” Showcases Talent

Monday, May 5, 2014

Undergraduate choreographers and dancers at UC Irvine showcased their creativity, dedication and sheer talent last week during the Department of Dance’s annual performance of “Physical Graffiti” in the Claire Trevor Theater....

Bealls Honored at UCI

Thursday, May 1, 2014

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts paid tribute to Newport's philanthropic Joan and Donald Beall at a March 10 ceremony that was the third annual presentation of the Claire Trevor Commemorative Star.

New University - As You Like It

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A gypsy in a colorful headdress giggles from a balcony above the stage as she enchants the characters below with several careful taps of her wand. In the multi-layered narrative that follows, the characters venture into a thick forest, learn to forgive an