Director Jane Page On HUMAN ERROR & New Forms of Storytelling
Broadway World Los Angeles interviews department of drama's Prof. Jane Page regarding her new project, HUMAN ERROR. "North Coast Rep's west coast premiere of playwright Eric Pfeffinger's HUMAN ERROR will go on as originally planned, only in these times of social distancing, being presented online...
UCI Drama alum Taylor Fagins produces a powerful message through song
Taylor Fagins, Department of Drama alum, B.A. ’17, recently released a moving piece, “we need more.” The song is dedicated to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others who have died through violence. The project was written and sung by Taylor Fagins, and arranged,...
A New Cultural Paradigm at the UC Irvine School of the Arts
“Performance is the golden thread of connection among living bodies,” said Stephen Barker Ph.D., Dean, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), during a recent Zoom interview. “It captures the essence of the human experience.”
Meet Costume Designer Lauryn Terceira
Feature by Voyage LA Lauryn Terceira, M.F.A. '19, Costume Design Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauryn Terceira. Lauryn, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. Though my official job title reads ‘Costume Designer,’ the work is...
Hemsley Lighting Programs Selects 2020-21 Lighting Interns
The Hemsley Lighting Programs announces the selection of Rachael N. Blackwell and Avery Reagan as the Hemsley Lighting Interns for 2020-21. Reagan is just completing her MFA studies at UC-Irvine and Blackwell will be finishing this spring at CCM-University of Cincinnati. Reagan’s internship will...
As our faculty, students, and staff prepare for an unusual spring quarter of remote teaching and learning, the lyrics to Barbra Streisand’s “People” keep swimming through my mind. “People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.” In a world facing an international pandemic, it...
UCI Drama’s “Living Out” Sparks Empathy And Awareness
Plunging their audience into the brutally truthful world of working mothers in today’s culture, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department did justice to the theme of their 2019-2020 season, “Women & Co.” (Feature written by Rachel Golkin '22)
From ball to ballet
Story by Christine Catlett, '21 “I am very proud that I’ll be the first one in my family to hold a bachelor’s degree,” says fourth-year drama major Shawna Jackson. “Without the scholarship, I don’t think it would have been possible, considering that I’m working to put myself through college.”
An important update from Dean Barker
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to keep you, our valued supporters and community members, updated on how the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) in collaboration with the greater UCI community are responding. We are working diligently to quickly adapt to the rapidly...
COVID-19 Update | Spring Quarter Arts Events
March 12, 2020 While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCI at this time, the greatest priority at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is the health and well-being of our students, faculty, audiences, and staff. CTSA is taking all appropriate precautions as it monitors the public...
The Spirit of Revolution Thrives in UCI Performance of Hollywood and the Red Scare
Scott Feinblatt, from the Irvine Weekly, reviews "Hollywood and the Red Scare" presented by the Department of Drama's Prof. Robin Buck and a creative team from the opera community at UCI's Winifred Smith Hall.
Setting Dreams in Motion
New York City is ever-moving, marked by a quick flow of people and ideas. Many artists dream of calling it home, to submerge themselves in a life they have been anticipating. It is 6 a.m. in the sleepless city, and Isaiah Tadros, B.F.A. ’20, having already been awake for several hours, stands in...
Shakespeare Orange County will “pass the baton” to UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival
The artistic director of Shakespeare Orange County, John Walcutt, announced on Saturday that the company would be permanently closing. Walcutt wishes to “pass the baton” to and support UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival and its upcoming summer season.
New Swan Shakespeare Festival to Participate in "The Merchant of Venice" Mock Trial
Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” will take an unexpected turn on February 16th, 2020. "Shakespeare Trail: The Shylock Appeal," a live-action dramatic production and mock trial for character, Shylock, will be performed by UCI's New Swan actors.