On Theater

UC Irvine’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival has canceled both its 2020 productions, but it will offer encore of its 2018 shows — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Winter’s Tale” — online for playgoers yearning for an olde English fix.

UCI Dance alum named Artistic Director for the Limón Dance Company

Dante Puleio (M.F.A. ’17) has been named Artistic Director for the Limón Dance Company in New York, NY. Starting in July 2020, Puleio will succeed Colin Connor as the sixth Artistic Director of the Company in its 74-year history. Puleio first began his dance training at Laban Centre in London...

Departments across UC Irvine design, build face shields for medical staff in Orange

As medical providers and hospital administrations grow increasingly desperate for personal protective equipment, the UCI Medical Center in Orange is receiving a shipment of 5,000 face shields from an unlikely source — the very medical students it works to educate.    

Art and soul

#UCIArtsAnywhere encourages people to post photos or videos of themselves engaging with the arts on social media.

Have a 3D Printer? You Can Use It to Make Face Shields for Medical Workers

Excerpts published by the, April, 3, 2020 Hospitals, universities, and other centers of research are looking into ways to produce face shields at a massive scale. A team at MIT, for example, has developed a die-cutting process that can produce thousands of face shields an hour...

Changing Tides II - A Telematic Translocational Concert

Changing Tides II A Telematic Translocational Concert A simultaneous performance, different time zones. Stream Now In February 2020, Prof. Michael Dessen, along with a group of intercultural artists, presented Changing Tides II – an intercultural music collaboration responding to the...

Experimentation. Reflection. Wild ensembles. Photos show 5 L.A. artists working under quarantine

Painter Monica Majoli’s latest series captures the blissful ecstasies of living as an epidemic looms on the horizon. Titled “Blueboys,” her alluring white-line woodcuts are inspired by the 1970s gay porn magazine of the same name, expressions of ebullient male sexuality before HIV/AIDS was part of...

Medical, nursing, EMT students eager to contribute during coronavirus crisis

Tim McMullen, a first year medical student at UCI, is part of a group making face shieds on Thursday, April 2, 2020. A group of students and professors are trying to make 5,000 shields by April 7, 2020. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, OC Register/SCNG)


As our faculty, students, and staff prepare for an unusual spring quarter of remote teaching and learning, the lyrics to Barbra Streisand’s “People” keep swimming through my mind. “People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.” In a world facing an international pandemic, it...

UCI Drama’s “Living Out” Sparks Empathy And Awareness

Plunging their audience into the brutally truthful world of working mothers in today’s culture, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department did justice to the theme of their 2019-2020 season, “Women & Co.” (Feature written by Rachel Golkin '22)

From ball to ballet

Story by Christine Catlett, '21 “I am very proud that I’ll be the first one in my family to hold a bachelor’s degree,” says fourth-year drama major Shawna Jackson. “Without the scholarship, I don’t think it would have been possible, considering that I’m working to put myself through college.”

An important update from Dean Barker

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to keep you, our valued supporters and community members, updated on how the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) in collaboration with the greater UCI community are responding. We are working diligently to quickly adapt to the rapidly...

Molly Lynch: UCI Dance Department Chair

By Terry Schilling for the Irvine Commnity News "Molly Lynch is a petite woman with a ready laugh and eyes which frequently sparkle behind her signature neon red-rimmed eyeglasses. Before coming to UCI, Molly spent 16 years as the Director of Ballet Pacifica.  She became Chair of the Claire...

UCI Campus Virtual Reality Tour

Even though we cannot host our future students on campus at this time, it is no reason for you to not be able to take a tour! Learn more about UCI here. (Hosted through You Visit)

COVID-19 Update | Spring Quarter Arts Events

March 12, 2020 While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCI at this time, the greatest priority at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is the health and well-being of our students, faculty, audiences, and staff. CTSA is taking all appropriate precautions as it monitors the...

The Spirit of Revolution Thrives in UCI Performance of Hollywood and the Red Scare

Scott Feinblatt, from the Irvine Weekly, reviews "Hollywood and the Red Scare" presented by the Department of Drama's Prof. Robin Buck and a creative team from the opera community at UCI's Winifred Smith Hall.

“Dance Visions” Captivates Audiences At The Barclay

The UCI Dance Department faculty created some new incredibly choreographed works for this year’s “Dance Visions” at the Irvine Barclay Theatre from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22. Both undergraduate and graduate dancers performed five pieces that were highly...

UCI Campus Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The UCI Coronavirus website is dedicated to keeping the UCI Anteater Community up-to-date on the latest information pertaining to the coronavirus.