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Director Jane Page reveals her motivation and vision for AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

DIRECTOR JANE PAGE REVEALS HER MOTIVATION AND VISION IN THE DIRECTOR’S NOTE FOR AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Orange County’s Phil Anthropy House Supports Lorna & Robert Cohen Star Celebration

ORANGE COUNTY’S PHIL ANTHROPY HOUSE SUPPORTS LORNA & ROBERT COHEN STAR CELEBRATION

IRVINE, Calif.  (April 14, 2016) – Irvine-based Phil Anthropy House recently signed on as sponsor of the upcoming celebration of Lorna and Robert Cohen, presented by UC Irvine’s Department of Drama and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. On 24 April the Cohens will receive the fourth Claire Trevor Commemorative Star, acknowledging their contributions to UC Irvine, the arts, philanthropy in the community, and education in its many forms. Robert was the Founding Chairman of UCI’s Department of Drama, and is an internationally lauded writer, director, and theatre critic. Lorna, also a UCI veteran, gives her time and talent to numerous educational and community causes. In 2010 she founded “Women Walking,” which builds partnerships with women worldwide who face gender-based violence and discrimination.

UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra’s Adoption of Santa Ana High School Orchestra Is Turning Saints Into Anteaters

 

UC IRVINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ADOPTION OF SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA IS TURNING SAINTS INTO ANTEATERS

IRVINE, Calif., (April 8, 2016) – It has been four years since UC Irvine (UCI) Symphony Orchestra Maestro Dr. Stephen Tucker adopted the Santa Ana High School (SAHS) Symphony Orchestra and slowly, but surely, SAHS Saints are turning into UCI Anteaters.

“This collaboration has never been about developing musicians, it has always been about developing young people who have been valued and encouraged in a way that they can now see themselves going to college, continuing their education and taking advantage of opportunities. Music is how we are connecting with them, but this is bigger than music,” said Dr. Tucker.

UCI Drama explores the price of truth-telling in Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES THE PRICE OF TRUTH-TELLING IN IBSEN’S AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

IRVINE, Calif. (March 24, 2016) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Henrik Ibsen’s classic An Enemy of the People, an examination of societal dynamics that is perhaps even more relevant today than when it was written in 1882. At the heart of this story is individual truth-telling versus popular opinion, the ulterior motives of economic interests, and the question of whether truth is ever absolute. In Ibsen’s words, spoken by the play’s idealistic Dr. Stockmann, “Truth shifts. You don’t seem to realize that over the centuries what were truths reconfigure as lies.”

"Surface Tension" brings pianist Eve Egoyan and new media artist David Rokeby to the UCI stage

GASSMANN ELECTRONIC MUSIC STUDIO PRESENTS "SURFACE TENSION" WITH PIANIST EVE EGOYAN AND NEW MEDIA ARTIST DAVID ROKEBY

IRVINE, Calif. (February 23, 2016) - The Gassmann Electronic Music Studio in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents Surface Tension, a concert by pianist Eve Egoyan and new media artist David Rokeby, Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall on the UCI campus. The concert of works for piano and interactive video will present collaborative works in which image and sound are equal and integrated partners. Admission is free; no ticket is required.

UCI Music to Present the UCI Festival of Contemporary African American Culture

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS TO PRESENT THE UCI FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

IRVINE, Calif. (February 19, 2015) – The UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Department of Music will present the UCI Festival of Contemporary African American Culture February 26 and 27, 2016 on the CTSA campus. The event is sponsored by UCI's African American Student Experience Committee (Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion) in partnership with African American Studies, and UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative.

Registration for 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts is Open

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS LAUNCHES REGISTRATION FOR 2016 SUMMER ACADEMIES IN THE ARTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

IRVINE, Calif., (February 18, 2016) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has launched registration for its 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts.  The Academies are part of a movement by the school to provide meaningful opportunities for the community to engage with the arts on campus at UCI and to contribute to youth development.  These college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students enhance students’ 21st century skills, and support college and career goals, self-confidence and leadership.

Experience Shakespeare’s 400 In London with the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE)

EXPERIENCE SHAKESPEARE’S 400 IN LONDON WITH EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE WEST END AS THREE ORANGE COUNTY UNIVERSITIES LAUNCH COLLABORATIVE ARTS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE (CADE)

IRVINE, Calif. – 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.

UCI Drama Explores the Psychiatry of Dehumanization in Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES THE PSYCHIATRY OF DEHUMANIZATION IN GEORG BÜCHNER’S WOYZECK

IRVINE, Calif. (February 12, 2016) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents George Büchner’s challenging and influential play Woyzeck. Famously unfinished when Büchner died in 1837, the narrative explores themes of working class struggle and dehumanization in the life of soldier Franz Woyzeck. Loosely based on the life of a Leipzig barber, who later became a soldier and was finally driven to madness and murder, Woyzeck is considered by many to be the first “modern” drama. It is by turn a naturalistic tragedy, a damning social critique of the abuses of power, and a discussion of free will versus social determinism.

Guest director Andrew Borba opens up to Daniel Gary Busby about WOYZECK

DRAMA CHAIR DANIEL GARY BUSBY SAT DOWN WITH GUEST DIRECTOR ANDREW BORBA TO DISCUSS UCI DRAMA'S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF WOYZECK:

Daniel Gary Busby: I know this style of script is not in your usual milieu…are you excited about directing it?

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