• Join CTSA graduate students from each of the four departments for a series of virtual performances in the Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL). The xMPL is a black-box space with a focus on interdisciplinary and experimental projects. Below are ...
  • June 5 - July 25 Online
    How can we come together to form a more perfect, equitable society? Students from four diverse drama clubs representing underserved populations — Black American, Latinx, Asian American, LGBTQ — create a performance piece that illustrates their desire ...
  • Joins us in celebrating our Class of 2021 graduates with a virtual presentation, including comments from the Department Chair Don Hill.
  • May 12
    I never knew my favorite college experiences would be rooted in performance, As someone who joined the Department of Drama during their third year at UCI, my biggest fear was feeling like an outsider...

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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