Performances for 2020-2021

A Midsummer Night's Zoom

August 26, 2020 - August 29, 2020

The New Swan is back -- with a Zoom performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This special live streaming production opens in a place called Zoomland before moving to the forest of your dreams. "A Midsummer Night's Zoom" is directed by Eli Simon and features New Swan actors from our 2018 production, as well as some sparkling new New Swan talent. It has been re-envisioned for the medium of Zoom acting and live streaming. We are dividing the play into halves, with interactive discussions led by Julia Lupton following each evening's performance. All events will stream from the New Swan Shakespeare Center YouTube channel. Part I Wednesday, August 26, 6 pm PST Guest scholar: Julia Lupton, UCILive stream Part II Thursday, August 27, 6 pm PST Guest scholar: Matthew Smith, Azusa Pacific... more

South Coast Repertory presents an Interview with Octavio Solis and Juliette Carrillo

August 31, 2020

South Coast Repertory presents An Interview with Octavio Solis hosted by UCI Drama professor Juliette Carrillo Live streaming Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 5:30 p.m. Available to watch Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2020 Join South Coast Repertory (SCR) on Monday, Aug. 31, ​at 5:30 p.m., for their online celebration of the legacy, history and family lineage of food continues. UCI Drama Prof. Juliette Carrillo sits down live with Playwright Octavio Solis. Best known to Orange County audiences for La Posada Mágica, which ran for 15 holiday seasons, Solis' relationship with SCR dates back more than three decades. He lent his talents to the blockbuster animated film Coco and wrote the critically acclaimed novel Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border. Octavio now lives and writes on his working... more

Ten Dollar Taco

September 14, 2020 - September 20, 2020

South Coast Repertory presents Ten Dollar Taco A Radio Play by Juliette Carrillo music and sound design by David R. Molina   Sept. ​14-20, 2020 Online South Coast Repertory commUNITY’s three-part exploration of the legacy, history and family lineage of la comida continues with an original radio play to thrill your senses. Part fantasy, part adventure, part archeological dig, this exciting new work explores the playwright’s growing connection to the culinary artistry of her Mexican and Californian heritage. Ten Dollar Taco features artists from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, as well as others from throughout the Southern California community. Free and available to ​stream Sept. ​14-20, 2020 It will be accessible on multiple platforms... more

Department of Drama Events

September 30, 2020

Please check back for more information this summer regarding upcoming programs, including the annual Fall musical, which will be presented as an online event. Stay tuned! (Pictured: Company, Fall 2019. Photo by Paul R. Kennedy.)

Drama: Arts & Innovation Series

October 15, 2020 - December 17, 2020

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"The Jubilee and Me" - Songs I never got to sing.

November 28, 2020 - December 13, 2020

"The Jubilee and Me" - Songs I never got to sing. Directed by Karole Foreman Sound Design by JJ Margolis Visual Consultation by Jesús López Vargas Stage Management by Lyla Flashman Music Direction by Leslie Wickham   November 28 - December 13, 2020 Online Join us for a new musical revue featuring students from the department of drama presented entirely online! PerformancesPremieres: Sat., Nov. 28 at 8:00 p.m. * Available on demand: Nov. 28 - Dec. 13 * Opening night moved from 11/21   Free registration here

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, By Qui Nguyen

December 5, 2020 - December 13, 2020

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms By Qui Nguyen Directed by Beth Lopes Co-Art Directed by Merle DeWitt and Nita Mendoza Sound Design by Josh Price Stage Management by Arielle Singer   December 5 - 13, 2020 Online A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games! In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. PerformancesEvenings: Dec. 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 at 8:00 p.m. Matinees: Dec. 12, 13 at 2:00 p.m.   Free registration here