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Stephen Barker named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

Stephen Barker to serve as dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In interim role, he fostered faculty diversity, arts/sciences collaboration and outreach.

Irvine, Calif., July 5, 2016 – Drama professor Stephen Barker has been appointed dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. Serving as interim dean since September 2014, Barker has ushered the school into a new era of excellence, fostering faculty diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration between arts and sciences and working diligently to ensure that UCI continues to be a hub of Orange County arts and culture.

UC Irvine’s Daniel Joseph Martinez Awarded the Coveted Berlin Prize by The American Academy In Berlin

UC IRVINE’S DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINEZ AWARDED THE COVETED BERLIN PRIZE BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN BERLIN

IRVINE, Calif. (May 17, 2016) --  Daniel Joseph Martinez, Artist and Donald Bren Professor of Art UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, has been awarded the Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin. The highly coveted prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from America who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. A total of 23 fellows are chosen for this illustrious prize by an independent selection committee. Martinez will complete his fellowship in the fall of 2016.

“We look forward to welcoming another group of outstanding fellows to the Academy,” said Academy president Gerhard Casper. “By working with their peers and partner institutions in Berlin and presenting their projects to the public, they will actively contribute to the exchange of ideas between the US and Germany.”

New York Metropolitan Opera Star Janet Hopkins to Be Featured In The UCI Symphony Orchestra Spring Performance

NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA STAR JANET HOPKINS TO BE FEATURED IN THE UCI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SPRING PERFORMANCE

IRVINE, Calif. (May 10, 2016) – The UCI Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Stephen Tucker, is thrilled to welcome famed American dramatic mezzo-soprano Janet Hopkins for a one-night only performance. The Orchestra will present the themed concert “Guarding the Future,” the third and final performance in the 2015-16 UCI Symphony Series, on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 8:00 pm in the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Ms. Hopkins will be sing Richard Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder, the second piece in the program.

UCI Drama Highlights Hispanic Cast In Tony-Winning Musical EVITA

UCI DRAMA HIGHLIGHTS HISPANIC CAST IN TONY-WINNING MUSICAL EVITA

Meet the Cast of UCI Drama's EVITA at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

UCI DRAMA PRESENTS EVITA
AT THE IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE 27 – 28 MAY 2016

MEET THE CAST

As a Department of Excellence within the Hispanic Serving Institution of UC Irvine, UCI Drama is proud to present the Latin American tale Evita featuring Hispanic actors in the four leading roles. Meet the cast and learn a little about their experience bringing this production to life.

Luzma Ortíz, “Evita”

IMPROV REVOLUTION PRESENTS COUP DE COMEDY 2016

IMPROV REVOLUTION PRESENTS COUP DE COMEDY 2016
FEATURING ARETHA SILLS, GRANDDAUGHTER OF VIOLA SPOLIN, DAUGHTER OF PAUL SILLS

FOUR DAY FESTIVAL IS COMPLETELY FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

IRVINE, Calif. (April 27, 2016) – UCI's Improv Revolution (iRev) will produce The Coup de Comedy Festival 2016.  iRev is an improvisational ensemble composed of undergraduate students from UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA). This epic 4-day festival brings the best shows, panels and workshops to the UC Irvine campus and community for FREE. This year’s festival will be May 11-14, 2016 in the Little Theatre, Nixon Theatre, Claire Trevor Theatre, and other workshop spaces at CTSA.

Director Jane Page reveals her motivation and vision for AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

DIRECTOR JANE PAGE REVEALS HER MOTIVATION AND VISION IN THE DIRECTOR’S NOTE FOR AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Orange County’s Phil Anthropy House Supports Lorna & Robert Cohen Star Celebration

ORANGE COUNTY’S PHIL ANTHROPY HOUSE SUPPORTS LORNA & ROBERT COHEN STAR CELEBRATION

IRVINE, Calif.  (April 14, 2016) – Irvine-based Phil Anthropy House recently signed on as sponsor of the upcoming celebration of Lorna and Robert Cohen, presented by UC Irvine’s Department of Drama and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. On 24 April the Cohens will receive the fourth Claire Trevor Commemorative Star, acknowledging their contributions to UC Irvine, the arts, philanthropy in the community, and education in its many forms. Robert was the Founding Chairman of UCI’s Department of Drama, and is an internationally lauded writer, director, and theatre critic. Lorna, also a UCI veteran, gives her time and talent to numerous educational and community causes. In 2010 she founded “Women Walking,” which builds partnerships with women worldwide who face gender-based violence and discrimination.

UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra’s Adoption of Santa Ana High School Orchestra Is Turning Saints Into Anteaters

 

UC IRVINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ADOPTION OF SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA IS TURNING SAINTS INTO ANTEATERS

IRVINE, Calif., (April 8, 2016) – It has been four years since UC Irvine (UCI) Symphony Orchestra Maestro Dr. Stephen Tucker adopted the Santa Ana High School (SAHS) Symphony Orchestra and slowly, but surely, SAHS Saints are turning into UCI Anteaters.

“This collaboration has never been about developing musicians, it has always been about developing young people who have been valued and encouraged in a way that they can now see themselves going to college, continuing their education and taking advantage of opportunities. Music is how we are connecting with them, but this is bigger than music,” said Dr. Tucker.

UCI Drama explores the price of truth-telling in Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES THE PRICE OF TRUTH-TELLING IN IBSEN’S AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

IRVINE, Calif. (March 24, 2016) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Henrik Ibsen’s classic An Enemy of the People, an examination of societal dynamics that is perhaps even more relevant today than when it was written in 1882. At the heart of this story is individual truth-telling versus popular opinion, the ulterior motives of economic interests, and the question of whether truth is ever absolute. In Ibsen’s words, spoken by the play’s idealistic Dr. Stockmann, “Truth shifts. You don’t seem to realize that over the centuries what were truths reconfigure as lies.”

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