Drama News

A moveable feast for the homeless

Alumnus Ian Daelucian launches The Heart of Delight to nurture those in need UC Irvine alumnus Ian Daelucian knows how to put on a spread. At a pop-up event he recently staged to feed the homeless, Daelucian and a crew of volunteers set up banquet tables near the Santa Ana Civic Center and...

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. Next up, the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical! Don't forget to tune in to BroadwayWorld...

Second Annual Student Lighting Showcase Held At Chauvet Professional Showroom

Excerpt from LIVE DESIGN BURBANK, CA – Vividly dynamic lightshows weren’t the only thing only on display at the Second Annual Student Lighting Showcase. Also shining brightly was the creative bond that connects generations with a shared passion for lighting, as students from four colleges...

Costume Design Bridge Project

The Costume Design Program announces Poppy Cannon-Reese as a Guest Artist in the MFA program in Spring, 2015.  Ms. Cannon-Reese is the Manager of Universal Studios Costume Department; she also has a distinguished career as a Costume Designer and Stylist for feature films and commercials....

Beth Malone Nominated for Best Actress Tony Award in “Fun Home”

UCI Alumna Beth Malone, who earned an M.F.A. in acting (2000), has been nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical” for her role in “Fun Home.” It is a coming-of-age musical that examines the main characters life as a lesbian growing up in a dysfunctional family....

Building Community Through Theatre

New University News, story by Sarah S. Menendez, Apr 26, 2015 Last year, the service workers across the UC system went on strike. Ring Road and the flagpoles were flooded with a sea of green union shirts, picket signs and empowering chants. Students passing by the flagpoles stopped to witness...

A Musical Theatre Revue for the Holidays!

A group of grads and undergrads performed a musical theatre revue for an audience of 300 at Leisure World, Laguna Hills on December 11, 2014. Pictured left to right:  Joey Abrego (BFA/Music Theatre ’16), Catherine Nickerson (BFA/Music Theatre ’15), Haylee Cotta (BFA/Music Theatre ’15), Zak...

Eli Simon directs the world premiere of Clovni Extraterestri (Extraterrestrial Clowns)

ELI SIMON, Chancellor's Professor of Drama, returned to the National Theater of Romania in Cluj this fall to direct the world premiere of his original production, Clovni Extraterestri (Extraterrestrial Clowns), the second installment of his War of the Clowns saga.  VINCENT OLIVIERI,...

Myrona DeLaney Directed “Hello, Dolly!”

Lecturer of Drama Myrona DeLaney recently directed Hello, Dolly!, a production of the Saddleback Civic Light Opera and the Department of Theatre Arts, at the beautiful McKinney Theater on the Saddleback College Campus. For more information on Myrona DeLaney click on the link below: http://...

Joel Veenstra Deserves a Standing Ovation for Work as General Manager of the New Swan Shakespeare Festival

Drama Lecturer Joel Veenstra has done an outstanding job as the General Manager for the New Swan Shakespeare Festival, having just completed his second year of teaching at UCI after graduating with his MFA in Drama from CTSA in 2011. Prior to his appointment at UCI, Joel served as the production...