The graduating actors of the 2015 MFA & BFA classes will present their Showcase in Los Angeles on March 30 & 31, and in New York on April 6 & 7.
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Entering its 50th year as one of the premier academic and professional training programs in the country, the Department of Drama at UC Irvine is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of faculty, alumni, and current students alike. Our rare combination of distinguished permanent faculty, high profile guest master class teachers and colloquia, an excited and interactive student population, and excellent facilities, fosters an environment of creativity and in-depth learning of both performance and scholarly activity. This 50th year, we honor our founding Chair ROBERT COHEN, Claire Trevor Professor of Drama, for his visionary leadership in forming a department that is simultaneously rigorous and filled with a zest for life and storytelling of the highest caliber and remains consistently informed by exploration, intellectual scrutiny, and the examination of social, political, and cultural phenomena. UCI Drama is not a department with a single-minded approach; rather, it delights in an excitement generated by the multiple points of view of its diverse faculty and students. We look forward to sharing our creative and intellectual discoveries with you, as well as the provocative offerings of our upcoming season, "Love, Lust and Greed."

—Dr. Daniel Gary Busby, Chair of Drama

Written by Luke Yankee
Directed by Don Hill

Opening November 14th
Closing November 23rd

Written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Directed by Kent Nicholson
Dennis Castellano, Music Director/Conductor

Opening January 23rd
Closing January 25th

Written by Naomi Wallace
Directed by Jaye Austin Williams

Opening January 31st
Closing February 8th

Created and Directed by
Mihai Maniutiu

Opening March 7th
Closing March 15th

Written by Marc Camoletti
Directed by Eli Simon

Opening April 25th
Closing May 3rd

Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Craig Carnelia
Book by John Guare
Directed by Myrona DeLaney
Choreographed by Andrew Palermo
Daniel Gary Busby, Music Director/Conductor

Opening May 30th
Closing June 6th

Written by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Annie Loui

Opening November 15th
Closing November 23rd

Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jane Page

Opening December 6th
Closing December 14th

Fall 2014 Productions

  • The Last Lifeboat
  • Metamorphoses
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Winter 2015 Productions

  • The Liquid Plain
  • Passion
  • The Electra Project

Spring 2015 Productions

  • Boeing-Boeing
  • Sweet Smell of Success