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Shakespeare Orange County will “pass the baton” to UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival

The artistic director of Shakespeare Orange County, John Walcutt, announced on Saturday that the company would be permanently closing. Walcutt wishes to “pass the baton” to and support UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival and its upcoming summer season.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival to Participate in "The Merchant of Venice" Mock Trial

Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” will take an unexpected turn on February 16th, 2020. "Shakespeare Trail: The Shylock Appeal," a live-action dramatic production and mock trial for character, Shylock, will be performed by UCI's New Swan actors.

Step aside, Odysseus — UC Irvine retells Greek classic in ‘The Penelopiad’

"The story comes alive beneath the spotlight at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor Theatre under the direction of third-year graduate student Sara Rodriguez."

Best of 2019: Our Top 20 Los Angeles Art Shows

"... A year later, the University of California, Irvine has finally unveiled woods’s ambitious exhibition, a monument to Black lives lost to police brutality."

UCI Drama’s Relevant Take On “Company”

By: Rachel Golkin Photo Courtesy of: Paul Kennedy Taking their audience back to the bright and groovy days of the 1970s, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department kicked off their 2019-2020 season on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Irvine Barclay...

COMPANY - A review by Steven Stanley from StageSceneLA

"COMPANY proves a fabulous fit for a dozen-and-a-half theater-majoring performers and designers to strut their stuff in the most sumptuously professional a venue any university production could ever hope for at UC Irvine"

‘Blue Wave’ --- An Exhibition by the Late Lutz Bacher

In UC Irvine’s University Art Gallery is the exhibition, ‘Blue Wave’, the final exhibition of artist Lutz Bacher. This display of four different works, three of which are new, is curated by UCI professor Monica Majoli.

The Society of Literature, Science and the Arts will hold its 33rd-Annual Meeting at UC Irvine

The Society of Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA), will hold their 33rd-annual meeting at UC Irvine to discuss a theme called, Experimental Engagements. The co-organizers of the event are UCI professors Antoinette LaFarge and…

These Are The 5 Best Colleges For Dance Majors In California For 2019, a career expert website, recently published their annual study on the best colleges offer the best career opportunities for Dance Majors in California. University of California-Irvine Department of Dance at CTSA is ranked #2.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival Presents Romeo and Juliet

New Swan Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet: Hard Way Home, directed by freelance theater director and UCI almuna, Beth Lopes, will open at the Cal State Long Beach Theatre on Friday, November 8th and run through November 16th...

Her sound art gave voice to black people killed by police. Finally, we get to hear it

“American Monument” is by artist lauren woods, left, who is protesting police violence against African Americans. Curator Kimberli Meyer is a key collaborator who helped get the work staged at UC Irvine’s Beall Center. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

OC Community Foundation Awards $150K in Grants to Local Arts Organizations

The OC Community Foundation recently awarded $150K to nonprofit organizations across Orange County. These organizations are dedicated to encouraging involvement in the arts and provide programs that support art and culture in the community...

UCI commencement ceremonies to take place June 14-17

UCI will host commencement services for its 54th graduating class over four days in the Bren Events Center. Between Friday, June 14, and Monday, June 17, 11 ceremonies will take place – with UCI awarding 10,323 undergraduate degrees to 9,403 Anteaters.

UCI Drama gets into “The Pajama Game”

All year long, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department has produced outstanding performances in adherence with their theme, “Against All Odds.” The 2018-2019 season will come to an end with the production of “The Pajama Game,” a story...


Racially diverse casting skyrockets a sixty-five-year-old Broadway classic into the 21st century without sacrificing an iota of its Golden Era charm in UCI Claire Trevor School Of The Arts’ big-stage, big-talent revival of 1954’s The Pajama Game.

REVIEW: "The Pajama Game" – Claire Trevor Theatre, UCI

The Show Reports Chris Daniels reviews the recent production of "The Pajama Game" presented at the final installment in the 2018-19 UCI Drama season.

Tony DeLap, Former UCI Art Professor and Groundbreaking Artist, Dies at Age 91

DeLap’s final public appearance, in January, was participating in a panel discussion at UCI Arts. For this occasion, the lucid nonagenarian exhibited his characteristic dry sense of humor while discussing memorable events from his years at UCI.

MFA Alums Juan Capistran and Jenny Yurshansky Featured in COLA --- An Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

The exhibition COLA, showcasing new works by multi-media artists was displayed from May 23 - July 14, 2019, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. UCI MFA alums, Juan Capistran (2002) and Jenny Yurshansky (2010) were featured.