• January 17
    M.F.A. student Blake Elliott returns to UCI after following career aspirations in New York City
  • January 17
    Through art, dance, music and drama, UCI artists push boundaries and fuel innovation
  • December 12
    Darcy Prevost (M.F.A. ’09) and Jeanine Ringer (M.F.A. ’09), alumni from the scenic design program in the Department of Drama, each won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design.
  • February 4 - February 12 Claire Trevor Theatre
    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend...
  • December 12
    Professor of Doctoral Studies Daphne Lei, Ph.D. Wins Distinguished Scholar Award
  • March 11 - March 19 Claire Trevor Theatre
    Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Cast with female and trans...
  • April 29 - May 7 Robert Cohen Theatre
    A woman finds her calling while volunteering for an underground political newspaper during the early years of the United Farm Workers movement. In 1970, things were tumultuous for Cesar Chavez and the UFW. Obie Award-winning writer-director Diane...

There can be few subjects as broad, or as fundamental to human civilization, as those of Drama and Theatre. While Drama is rightfully considered an entertainment, it is an entertainment that begins with the greatest literature ever written – from the classics of Euripides, Shakespeare and Molière to modern Americans like Tennessee Williams, August Wilson and David Henry Hwang – as presented in the most sophisticated performance techniques from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas they have developed over three thousand years. And Theatre – the practice of Drama – is a hands-on collaboration that involves real-time interactions with other artists, and displaying the results of your work to real-life audiences.

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