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UCI Drama explores the price of truth-telling in Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES THE PRICE OF TRUTH-TELLING IN IBSEN’S AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE IRVINE, Calif. (March 24, 2016) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Henrik Ibsen’s classic An Enemy of the People, an examination of societal dynamics that is perhaps even more...

"Surface Tension" brings pianist Eve Egoyan and new media artist David Rokeby to the UCI stage

GASSMANN ELECTRONIC MUSIC STUDIO PRESENTS "SURFACE TENSION" WITH PIANIST EVE EGOYAN AND NEW MEDIA ARTIST DAVID ROKEBY IRVINE, Calif. (February 23, 2016) - The Gassmann Electronic Music Studio in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents Surface Tension, a concert by pianist Eve...

UCI Music to Present the UCI Festival of Contemporary African American Culture

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS TO PRESENT THE UCI FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE IRVINE, Calif. (February 19, 2015) – The UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Department of Music will present the UCI Festival of Contemporary African American Culture...

Registration for 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts is Open

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS LAUNCHES REGISTRATION FOR 2016 SUMMER ACADEMIES IN THE ARTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IRVINE, Calif., (February 18, 2016) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has launched...

Experience Shakespeare’s 400 In London with the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE)

EXPERIENCE SHAKESPEARE’S 400 IN LONDON WITH EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE WEST END AS THREE ORANGE COUNTY UNIVERSITIES LAUNCH COLLABORATIVE ARTS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE (CADE) IRVINE, Calif. – Faculty and staff from Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts, CSU Fullerton’s College of the...

UCI Drama Explores the Psychiatry of Dehumanization in Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES THE PSYCHIATRY OF DEHUMANIZATION IN GEORG BÜCHNER’S WOYZECK IRVINE, Calif. (February 12, 2016) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents George Büchner’s challenging and influential play Woyzeck. Famously unfinished when Büchner died in 1837,...

Guest director Andrew Borba opens up to Daniel Gary Busby about WOYZECK

DRAMA CHAIR DANIEL GARY BUSBY SAT DOWN WITH GUEST DIRECTOR ANDREW BORBA TO DISCUSS UCI DRAMA'S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF WOYZECK: Daniel Gary Busby: I know this style of script is not in your usual milieu…are you excited about directing it? Andrew Borba: No. I'm kidding, I'm kidding! Yes, I'm...

Dance Visions Returns To the Irvine Barclay Theatre with Guest Artist Millicent Johnnie

DANCE VISIONS 2016 RETURNS TO THE IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE WITH NEW WORKS FROM FACULTY AND GUEST ARTIST MILLICENT JOHNNIE   IRVINE, Calif. (January 31, 2016) -- Dance Visions 2016, the major production of the year for the Department of Dance at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts,...

The Beall Center for Art + Technology presents WETWARE: art | agency | animation

DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE PRESS KIT BEALL CENTER FOR ART + TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS AN INTERNATIONAL INTERMEDIA ART EXHIBITION FOCUSED ON SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY IRVINE, Calif. (January 27, 2016) -- The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts...

UAG to present H.M. & THE AESTHETICS OF MEMORY with Dr. James McGaugh, Kerry Tribe, and Dr. Juli Carson

MEDIA ADVISORY   UAG TO PRESENT H.M. & THE AESTHETICS OF MEMORY WITH DR. JAMES MCGAUGH, KERRY TRIBE, AND DR. JULI CARSON EVENT:   H.M. & THE AESTHETICS OF MEMORY. Roundtable conference focused on the subject of brain imaging, memory, learning, and trauma. Hosted by...

Announcement: Donald McKayle Invited To Return

ANNOUNCEMENT: DONALD MCKAYLE INVITED TO RETURN IRVINE, Calif. (January 8, 2016) - American dance legend Donald McKayle, who has received numerous arts awards and honors worldwide over his six-decade career, and who is a longtime member of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ nationally-renown...

Kerry Tribe’s H.M. Explores Neuroscience and Experimental Filmmaking

KERRY TRIBE’S H.M. EXPLORES NEUROSCIENCE AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING AT UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS UAG   IRVINE, Calif. (December 23, 2015) -- The University Art Galleries at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will host H.M. by visual artist Kerry Tribe. The...

UCI Drama explores race relations and real estate in Bruce Norris’ CLYBOURNE PARK

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES RACE RELATIONS AND REAL ESTATE IN BRUCE NORRIS’ CLYBOURNE PARK IRVINE, Calif. (December 18, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, which was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 2012 Tony...

Daniel Gary Busby with CLYBOURNE PARK director Leslie Ishii

DRAMA CHAIR DANIEL GARY BUSBY SAT DOWN WITH DIRECTOR LESLIE ISHII TO DISCUSS UCI DRAMA’S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF BRUCE NORRIS’ CLYBOURNE PARK. Daniel Gary Busby: First of all, what drew you to this material? Leslie Ishii: Well…you asked!! No, seriously, Clybourne Park is a Pulitzer Prize-...

Have you ever wondered what a Dramaturg does for the theatre?

IRVINE, CA (November 20, 2015) - Have you ever wondered what a Dramaturg does for the theatre?  UCI Drama utilizes a Dramaturg for main stage productions offering the audience insight and depth into the playwright’s context, language, and backstory.  The director will guide and mold the...

Clayton Garrison Memorial Celebration

Save the Date: Clayton Garrison Memorial Celebration Sunday, February 21, 2016 5:30 pm Winifred Smith Hall Save the date to celebrate the life of internationally acclaimed choreographer, director, and our Founding Dean, Clayton Garrison. If you would like to share your memories in...

Director Sarah Butts opens up about THESE SHINING LIVES

Director Sarah Butts opens up about THESE SHINING LIVES Recently Dr. Daniel Gary Busby, Chair of the Department of Drama, sat down with Director Sarah Butts to discuss her upcoming performances of These Shining Lives by playwright Melanie Marnich.   DGB: What about this play excites...

UCI Drama Explores Corporate Greed and Personal Resilience In Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES CORPORATE GREED AND PERSONAL RESILIENCE IN MELANIE MARNICH’S THESE SHINING LIVES IRVINE, Calif. (October 28, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Melanie Marnich’s engaging social drama These Shining Lives. Based on the true story...