In Irvine, ‘Shrew’ pits rebel ’70s against conformist ’80s

Eric Marchese from the Orange County Register reviews New Swan Shakespeare Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival Returns With THE TEMPEST and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Critic Joel Beers from OC WEEKLY reviews New Swan Shakespeare Festival's productions of THE TEMPEST and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

On Theater: UCI's sixth New Swan Theater festival will feature ‘Tempest’ and ‘Shrew’

Tom Titus review's New Swan Shakespeare Festival's sixth season.

UCI Drama’s “Avenue Q” Puts Adulthood to Music, Comedy, and Puppets

The New University's reporter Hubert Ta reviews UCI Drama's spring musical, AVENUE Q.

“The Man Who Killed the Cure” To Save the Sickness Industry

Jared Aaron Alokozai from The New University reviews the recent UCI Drama production “The Man Who Killed the Cure” written by playwright Luke Yankee and directed by Prof. Don Hill.

25 Amazing Acting Colleges You Should Know

The Department of Drama is is named in Backstage Magazines "25 Amazing Acting Colleges You Should Know" article by Allie White.

Sound Design for Video Games: Bridging the Gap Between Departments

The videogame industry is a rising and ever changing industry. It takes innovation and determination to stay ahead of the curve. Vincent Olivieri and Richert Wang are well aware of that.

Summer Shakespeare: A critic's take on the secret to theatrical success

By Charles McNulty, Theater Critic August 16, 2016 Summer Shakespeare. These words can strike fear in the heart of a reluctant theatergoer. Yes, the plays are supposed to be good for you. But semiprofessional productions in which the artistic company...

Shakespeare Invades OC This Summer

... But the Shakespeare that ought to get the pulse of any Shakespeare-lover truly pulsing can be found in the county's most unique theater: the New Swan, a portable, 16-ton, three-level, steel-and-wood cylinder stationed on the campus of UC Irvine...

On Theater: UCI brushing up its Shakespeare

For a fellow who's been pondering whether to be or not to be since the 16th century, "Hamlet" certainly still gets around, especially around Orange County. Shakespeare's greatest tragedy is currently being offered at three countywide venues — Costa Mesa'

Theater setting gives the Bard that extra something

New Swan Shakespeare Festival's fifth season is featured in the Daily Pilot. (Photo by Paul R. Kennedy)

THR Ranks the 25 Best Drama Schools for an MFA

There are enough schools offering master's degrees in the performing arts to fill every page of this magazine — about 17,000 students get an MFA degree a year. Of course, a lot of those diplomas aren't worth the parchment they're printed on, much less...

The Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools Ranked

Aspiring thesps can follow in the footsteps of some of the industry's biggest stars, who got their start at these top programs.

“Clybourne Park” Debuts Sunday and Unapologetically Mirrors Racial Tensions

If the purpose of theater is to hold a cracked mirror to society, then UCI drama’s latest production unapologetically reflected ugly truths, as Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park” premiered last Saturday at Claire Trevor’s Robert Cohen Theater. Actress...

From LOST to Claire Trevor: Leslie Ishii Fights Racism in Clybourne Park

LOST actress Leslie Ishii crossed the color line when she and her family became the first Asian-Americans to settle in an all-white Seattle neighborhood in 1959. Now, over 4 decades later, Ishii continues to defy the status quo as the first woman of...

Care/Cure/Corruption: What it and Why it Matters

What do care, cure and corruption all have in common? Yes, they all start with C, but they are also the three tenets of the Drama Department’s 2016 season: “Care/Cure/Corruption” (CCC). The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) brands each season...

UCI Drama Presents: Man of La Mancha

Claire Trevor’s Drama Department will commence its 2015-16 season themed “Care, Cure and Corruption” with the first production, “Man of La Mancha.” This will mark the department’s first production in the Barclay Theater in over five years...

Live this month in OC: Man of La Mancha AND Laguna Art Museum

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts director Don Hill presents his version of “Man of La Mancha,” in this year’s dramatic arts theme Care/Cure/Corruption, at the Irvine Barclay Theater. Ticket sales are brisk and available at or the...