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PASSION Takes the Stage At Claire Trevor School of the Arts, An Interview with Director Kent Nicholson

IRVINE, Calif. (December 20, 2014) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Drama Department will produce Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical PASSION with guest Director Kent Nicholson, January 23 – 25, 2015. The play is an essential part of the Department’s second themed...

Michael Moshe Dahan’s short film “Two Points of Failure”

2014 Department of Art MFA Alumnus Michael Moshe Dahan’s short film “Two Points of Failure”  (2013) continues to be presented at prestigious international experimental film festivals. The piece made its international premiere in competition as part of the Tiger Shorts Program at the...

Edward Patrick Alva Returning to Sundance as Assistant Editor

Edward Patrick Alva returns to Sundance as the assistant editor on the film "The Hunting Ground" by Kirby Dick. From the Makers of "the Invisible War" comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses. Weaving together first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they...

CTSA Mounts A Triple Artist Exhibition Of Works By Nina Waisman, Joe Mckay, And David Rokeby At The Beall Center For Art + Technology

IRVINE, Calif. (December 16, 2014) -- The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will mount “Play: In Three Acts” highlighting three interactive works by three artists, Nina Waisman's Body Envelope (2012 to Present), Joe McKay’s Light...

Jesse Colin Jackson Named Hellman Fellow

Jesse Colin Jackson was named a Hellman Fellow for 2014.  Professor Jackson is one of more than 1,200 Hellman Fellows who over the last 20 years have gone on to become chairs and heads of departments, MacArthur Geniuses and faculty members with distinguished research track records. The...

Education & Training Learning resources for theatre professionals: December 15

Robert Cohen's book, "Acting Power", is listed in Susan Elkin's article which scours the market for learning resources to find the best applications to help students, performers and other theatremakers hone their craft.

Best Schools by Salary Potential for Art Majors (Full List)

University of California Irvine's Claire Trevor School fo the Arts was named #7 on the list of 2014-15 Payscale College Salary Report out of 79 colleges and universities. View the article and list.

UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of The Arts Stages Revival of Eugene Loring’s Billy The Kid

IRVINE, Calif. (December 5, 2014) -- The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is thrilled to announce that as part of our 50th anniversary season the Department of Dance will stage a revival of founding faculty member Eugene Loring’s classic American...

UCI Irvine's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Elevates Production with Professional Chops; Runs 12/6-14

The Department of Drama, Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine will mount Tennessee Williams' classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opening December 6 and running through December 14. The play, which was the winner...

Theatre review: The Last Lifeboat at Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Is there more to the sinking of the Titanic than we’ve been told? Have we been misled by the usual account depicted in books, newspaper articles and movies covering the tragic event? The astonishing answers are yes and yes! Having just enjoyed...

Growing Up in O.C.: NCI’s Molly Lynch Explains the Fun of Family Sailing

Associate professor of dance, UC Irvine; best known as artistic director of the National Choreographers Initiative My dad [Frank Lynch, former president of Northrup Corp.] was the one who got into sailing first. He was a Sea Scout when he lived in...

Opera sets Pearl Harbor commemoration

On Sunday in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Riverside Lyric Opera together with the UCI Symphony Orchestra and nationally acclaimed soprano Natalie Mann will perform a concert of patriotic songs and other inspiring works...

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Elevates the Production with Professional Chops

CTSA Drama Gives Back to Orange County Community IRVINE, Calif. (Nov. 25, 2014) – The Department of Drama, Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine will mount Tennessee Williams’ classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opening December 6 and running through...

UCI Symphony brings German melodies to Soka

The UCI Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert of the school year Saturday at Soka Performing Arts Center. The student musicians, directed by Stephen Tucker, will perform pieces by German classical composers Felix Mendelssohn and Max Bruch. Bruch

‘The Last Lifeboat': The Other Side of Titanic

The story of the Titanic has been one of vast cultural significance ever since the first film based on the incident was released only 29 days following the actual sinking. Fast forward a century later and its inspiration has been translated in every art..

Trio Céleste impresses at Nixon Library

The Trio Céleste, which gave a short performance Sunday afternoon as part of the free concerts series at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, is a first-class ensemble. Formed two years ago, the group – pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Iryna...

Ry Bradley Wins 2014 LA Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year"

UCI Alum, Ry Bradley, is the recipient of the 2014 LA Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year".  For more information: http://rybradley.com/news-and-updates/ry-bradley-wins-country-artist-of-the-year/

Play at UC Irvine considers Ismay's role in the Titanic

On the night of April 14, 1912, an iceberg struck the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage. J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White Star Line, which operated the ship, found a seat on a lifeboat and made his way through the freezing night to...