Alumni In the News

What this UCI Alum Says About Her Tony-Nominated Role in "Come From Away"

“I learned so much about who I am and who I want to be. And at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, they don’t have a program to mold one into a certain kind of actor; they give you exactly what you need… UC Irvine was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.”

– Jenn Colella

UC Irvine MFA Graduate Joshua Romero on Playing Statue

Article by Rachel Lee

UC Irvine MFA graduate Joshua Romero works for an events company that requires him to stand perfectly still while painted to resemble marble, bronze, or gold.
 

"Telematic Bridges" music course links students in California and Colombia

In August, 2017, UCI's Trevor School partnered with Santa Ana High School to lead a week-long "telematic" course for two groups of high school students, one in California and one in Manizales, Colombia. The two groups of students and instructors were linked by high-bandwidth internet using cutting-edge audio software, and explored topics including digital audio collages and soundscapes, telematic performance, improvisation and conduction. Led at UCI by Music faculty member Michael Dessen, and joined in Colombia by several other instructors including Juan David Rubio, an MFA alum from the UCI Music Department, the course enabled students to interact across cultural borders and explore new perspectives on music making and technology

UC Irvine Drama Alum Lilan Bowden on Playing Bex on Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack”

Lilan Bowden (BA 2006) plays Bex on Disney Channels "Andi Mack"

Alumnus Ching Ching Wong Named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch

Ching Ching Wong (BFA 2010) is named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch for 2017.

Opening Reception for Heather Rasmussen & Tomory Dodge

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3-6 PM

ACME. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles based artist Heather Rasmussen. Included in the show are recent photographs, sculptures, and video. Greatly influenced by Hans Breder, Ujj Zsuzsi and Rene Magritte in this new body of work, Rasmussen remade one of each of their pictures, in order to walk in their footsteps. From this recitation of surreal and visceral images, Rasmussen was able to develop new forms and methods in her studio for her current photographs and sculptures. Rasmussen relays through photographs and sculptures her interest in what it is to have a body as a woman and as a dancer, and what it is to live among a messy accumulation of things. She choreographs scenes using her own body, plaster casts of her legs and feet, oddly shaped vegetables, and collection of possessions that are loaded with personal and historical meaning. The objects shift between apparent states of movement...

L.A. Art Icons Remember Tina Turner, Lenny Bruce and Warhol's Cans

'Cool School' alumni Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston and Larry Bell gather to recall the city's art scene in the early 1960s.

Legends of the Early L.A. Art Scene to Hold Rare Reunion

Ahead of a talk featuring Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin and others — sponsored by The Broad Stage and Sotheby's Institute of Art — veterans of the Ferus Gallery recall the early days of the L.A. art scene and the new administration's possible threat to free speech.

Beth Lopes Directing ‘Atlas Pit’ at the Working Stage Theatre

Beth Lopes (MFA 2011) is directing Atlas Pit, a new play by Alex Burkart. The play runs from September 30 – October 23, 2016 at The Working Stage Theatre in Los Angeles. LINK.

The Collective to Open 2016-17 with ‘THE HAMLET PROJECT’ - Round VII

May 13, 2016

The Collective, a new Chicago Theatre Company, opens its 2016-17 season with its seventh installment of THE HAMLET PROJECT, directed by Riley McIlveen and Assistant Directed by Omer Abbas Salem. The Collective is dedicated to gender-, color-, and age-blind casting. The cast and crew members include UCI Drama Alumni Jesse Sharp (MFA), Vinny Tangherlini (BA 2015), Ryan Imhoff (MFA 2011) and Beth Lopes (MFA 2011).

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