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Revolutionary Comedy Award honoring Keegan-Michael Key

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IMPROV REVOLUTION PRESENTS
COUP DE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015
HONORING KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY

EVENT: The Coup de Comedy Festival 2015
Revolutionary Comedy Award honoring Keegan-Michael Key
Improv Revolution honors the revolutionary talents of comedy that have inspired them. Last year, we honored Emmy-award winning actor Tony Hale. This year we honor Keegan Michael with the Revolutionary Comedy Award – join us in celebrating his work and hearing his thoughts on the art and craft of comedy.

WHEN/WHERE:     Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 9:00pm at the Claire Trevor Theatre, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus.
4004 Mesa Road, Irvine 92617 (parking structure).

Directions: http://www.arts.uci.edu/directions

Triple Artist Exhibition Extended at the Beall Center for Art + Technology

IRVINE, Calif. (April 27, 2015) -- The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts current exhibition “Play: In Three Acts” will be extended through Saturday, May 23, 2015.  The exhibition highlights three interactive works by three artists, Nina Waisman's Body Envelope (2012 to Present), Joe McKay’s Light Wave (2013), and David Rokeby's Dark Matter (2010). Their installations explore various modes of interaction. Waisman and Rokeby incorporate sound and embodied interaction. McKay's work incorporates playful interaction with a choice to compete or cooperate to extend the play. 

About the Artists and their Work:

Improv Revolution Presents Coup de Comedy Festival 2015 Honoring Keegan-Michael Key

IMPROV REVOLUTION PRESENTS COUP DE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015
HONORING KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY

FOUR DAY FESTIVAL IS COMPLETELY FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

IRVINE, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – UCI's Improv Revolution (iRev) will present The Coup de Comedy Festival 2015.  iRev is an improvisational ensemble composed of undergraduate students from UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA). This epic 4-day festival brings the best shows, panels and workshops to the UC Irvine campus and community for FREE. This year’s festival will be May 6-9, 2015 in the Little Theatre, Nixon Theatre, Winifred Smith Hall, Claire Trevor Theatre, and other workshop spaces at CTSA.

UCI Digital Filmmaking Debuts at the Newport Beach Film Festival

UCI DIGITAL FILMMAKING DEBUTS AT THE NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
FOURTEEN FILMS BY STUDENT FILMMAKERS TO LIGHT UP THE BIG SCREEN 
    

IRVINE, Calif. (April 14, 2015) – UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School or the Arts (CTSA) is pleased to announce the Digital Filmmaking program’s inaugural debut at the 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF).  This is the first time UCI/CTSA has been invited to participate in the Festival and is a testament to the advancement this young program has made in a short time.  Digital Filmmaking students will present fourteen original short films on Saturday, April 25 at 1:00 pm at Sage Hill School, one of the screening venues for the festival. 

UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra’s Adoption of Santa Ana High School Orchestra Flourishes

UC IRVINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ADOPTION OF SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA RESULTS IN NEW INSTRUMENTS AND CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

IRVINE, Calif., (April 8, 2015) – In year three of what is proving to be an invaluable collaboration, the UC Irvine (UCI) Symphony Orchestra’s adoption of the Santa Ana High School (SAHS) Symphony Orchestra expanded this year. SAHS students are learning from Maestro Stephen Tucker in master classes, rehearsing on campus at UCI and playing with the UCI Symphony Orchestra in a side-by-side concert. SAHS musicians are also, for the first time, being coached one-on-one by some of UCI’s outstanding graduate and undergraduate musicians.

Beall Center’s Free Family Day Saturday, April 18

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS BEALL CENTER’S FREE FAMILY DAY ON SAT., APRIL 18, 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

IRVINE, Calif. (April 7, 2015) - The Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will have its free Family Day on Sat., April 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. around the Arts Plaza of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine.

Children and adults of all ages enjoy hands-on art and technology projects and experience an introduction to new media art relating to the Beall Center’s many ongoing exhibitions and initiatives.

Scheduled Activities Include:

The Orange County Mini Maker Faire Is Back!

THE ORANGE COUNTY MINI MAKER FAIRE IS BACK AND ADVANCE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

IRVINE, Calif. (March 31, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Beall Center for Art + Technology and Blackstone LaunchPad announce the 2015 Orange County Mini Maker Faire (OCMMF), hosted by Irvine Valley College, on Sat., May 9, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Beall Center at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts supported and hosted OCMMF at the UC Irvine campus Arts Plaza in 2012 and 2013.  As the Faire has grown substantially in attendance and Maker participation, it is with much appreciation and excitement to have the faire hosted this year by Irvine Valley College.

The Department of Drama Presents: BOEING-BOEING

LOVE & SEX IN THE ERA OF MAD MEN: WHO WOULD DON DRAPER FLY?

THE DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA PRESENTS: BOEING-BOEING

IRVINE, Calif. (March 16, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Marc Camoletti’s classic farce Boeing-Boeing. A madcap comedy listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most performed French play throughout the world. Translated into English by Beverly Cross and directed by Chancellor’s Professor of Acting Eli Simon, Boeing-Boeing is a stylistically lush and comically rich romp of a tale.  At the center is swingin’ bachelor Bernard, who has a flat in Paris and relationships with three gorgeous stewardesses, all unaware of his duplicity. When the new and speedier Boeing jets deliver all three women to him simultaneously, however, the jig is up and hilarity ensues.

UCI, Chapman, and CSUF Launch Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE) in London

THREE ORANGE COUNTY UNIVERSITIES LAUNCH COLLABORATIVE ARTS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE (CADE) TAKING STUDENTS AND LIFELONG LEARNERS TO ARTS + CULTURE HUB – LONDON

IRVINE, Calif., (March 9, 2015) – Faculty and staff from Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts, CSU Fullerton’s College of the Arts and UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts have joined forces to develop the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE) – a program that provides cultural enrichment for lifelong learners and artistic development for emerging student artists and performers.

CADE (cadeoc.org) was created to harness the collaborative power of three of Orange County’s premier institutions of higher education.  The Program encourages learning by doing outside a traditional academic setting and helps young artists find their artistic voice through practical training, experiential learning and industry immersion.

THE ELECTRA PROJECT: A conversation between Daniel Gary Busby and Mihai Maniutiu

IRVINE, Calif. (February 26, 2015) – In preparation for the Drama Department's presentation of THE ELECTRA PROJECT, UCI Drama Department Chair Daniel Gary Busby sat down with the Creator/Director and Distinguished Professor Mihai Maniutiu for some Q & A.

Daniel Gary Busby: Where does THE ELECTRA PROJECT’s generative energy come from, and what inspired you to revisit/explore the Electra story as a “musical tragedy”?

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