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UC Irvine Department of Drama Founder Robert Cohen Retires

When Robert Cohen wakes up in his Laguna Beach home, Samuel Beckett is in the kitchen, cooking breakfast. Jerzy Grotowski is on his couch, watching the morning news. Patrick Stewart walks in the front door, carrying the newspaper. Or maybe it just...

'Titanic' play probes life of ship owner

“The Last Lifeboat,” a new drama currently receiving its world premiere at UC Irvine, seeks to plumb new depths in the Titanic tragedy by chronicling the life of J. Bruce Ismay, owner of the White Star Line of ships, both before and after the famously...

Claire Trevor Celebrates 50 Years

Countless UC Irvine students, faculty, alumni and even Irvine community members found themselves walking through campus on Nov. 6 on a serendipitously warm autumn night, with the full moon shining joyfully and the faint sound of music tickling the air...

Improv Helps Ph.D.'s Explain Their Work—and Loosen Up

The question surprised Lyl Tomlinson. The graduate student in neuroscience was telling a room full of about 150 people about his research into how exercise improved memory in mice, when a query from a panel threw him a curveball: Could there be a link...

On Abstraction, Ed Moses and the Need to Explain

When abstract painting first came into being around a century ago, the traumatic struggle of overcoming 500 years of figuration set the prevailing defensive tone shared by its "inventors." Russian Cubo-Futurist painter Kazimir Malevich felt compelled...

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Winners Announced - Geffen's THE COUNTRY HOUSE, 110 IN THE SHADE & More!

The 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award winners were announced. Congratulations to our Drama alum Amanda McRaven for her best Director of a Play and to Meghan Brown for best Original Play both for "The Pliant Girls" at the Fugitive Kind Theater.

SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA

Orange County’s contemporary arts legacy begins in the 1960s when the University of California at Irvine’s art department attracted rebellious artists who taught there, staff who ran the place, and eager students who created wildly conceptual pieces...

A History Built on Stars

Eugene Loring, the founder of the Department of Dance and Anthony Tudor, who taught Dance for years in the early decades of the school, are featured dancing together in Loring's "The Great American Goof" for the American Ballet Theatre in 1940.

The Explorer

Ed Moses, at 88, refuses to be tied down to any style or concept, rejects the idea of “the artist,” and creates by embracing the happy accident. The small house in Venice, Calif., where Ed Moses lives is filled with his new paintings, spare diagonal...

A Gift of Art, A Special Fundraiser

The Department of Art is pleased to present a unique opportunity to support its programs and collaborative projects with a collection of prints by artists Kevin Appel, Barbara T. Smith, Bruce Yonemoto, and Liat Yossifor.  With your generous donation, you will receive one or more of the...

Claire Trevor Brakes for ‘Redline’

If you were walking through the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) last Monday, chances are you heard the emphatic shouts and the loud revving of engines as UCI and the Newport Beach Film Festival teamed up to present a free showing of the anime...

Neil Rolnick’s Mastering of Music and Technology

In the late 1970s, Neil boldly –– not without criticism –– pioneered the incorporation of early computers into musical performance. By creating and layering musical samples on top of each other, Neil discovered a whole new realm of possibilities. His...

Darryl Taylor Makes History in LA Opera

Professor Darryl Taylor along with John Holiday and G. Thomas Allen make up The Three Countertenors. These gifted African-American countertenors are making their LA Opera debuts in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Never before have three African-American countertenors been in one production...

A Season of Love, Lust and Greed

Drama at UC Irvine announces the 2014-2015 Season: Love, Lust and Greed Dr. Daniel Gary Busby, Chair of Drama at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine, announces the 2014-2015 Drama Season. Featuring works that explore the most basic human instincts: LOVE...

"Eddo Stern: New Works" at the Beall Center for Art + Technology elevates video games into an embodied experience

Gamers rejoice! A new exhibition by conceptual-tech artist Eddo Stern opened at the Beall Center for Art + Technology in Irvine, CA. Eddo Stern: New Works includes five interactive works of varying conceptual explorations, all equipped with video game...

UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House

IRVINE, Calif. (October 20, 2014) -- The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine invites you to attend its fourth annual arts Open House on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 – 8:00pm. As UCI and our School embark on this 50th anniversary year, the evening’s...

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, Associate...

CTSA to Present THE LAST LIFEBOAT, Begin. 11/14

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine has announced the world premiere of a new play by award-winning playwright Luke Yankee. The Last Lifeboat is the untold story of J. Bruce Ismay, the owner of the White...