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“Clybourne Park” Debuts Sunday and Unapologetically Mirrors Racial Tensions

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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...

EMERSE: The Rhythm of the Waves

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A black box — that intimidating name marks the stage of the Experimental Media Performance Lab at UCI, and for good reason. It is hardly a stage at all, just a black floor where the audience and performers are on the same level, dangerously close to...

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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...

Kerry’s H.M. Uses Two Projectors to Simulate Amnesia

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Kerry Tribe’s H.M. is the latest exhibit occupying the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery (CAC), located in UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Curated by Juli Carson, the CAC gallery held an opening reception for Tribe’s works on Saturday, Jan. 9th...

A Performative Trigger: Radicals of UCI

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The University Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, A Performative Trigger: Radicals of UCI, has taken an interesting approach to promotion. Everything from the website to the enormous, informative pamphlets available in the foyer is adorned with the same...

New Slate Dance Showcase

Monday, November 30, 2015

Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Dance Department’s annual fall quarter showcase, New Slate, returns December 3-5, providing dance students their first formal performance opportunity of the year. The program, headed up by artistic director Tong Wang...

UCI Jazz Orchestra Reborn

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Under the direction of Grammy-nominated trumpeter Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, the ensemble’s growth was evidenced by their tighter articulation, stylistic competency and cognizance of dynamics...

Small Jazz, Big Jams

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Winifred Smith Hall sizzled with conversation last Tuesday night as patrons sat waiting for the UCI Small Jazz Group Concert to commence. Elderly jazz fans from the community filled the theater alongside proud parents and members of the student body...

UCI Drama Presents: Man of La Mancha

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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...

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