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UCI Drama Explores Corporate Greed and Personal Resilience In Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES CORPORATE GREED AND PERSONAL RESILIENCE IN MELANIE MARNICH’S THESE SHINING LIVES

IRVINE, Calif. (October 28, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Melanie Marnich’s engaging social drama These Shining Lives. Based on the true story of four women working at the Radium Dial Company in 1920s Illinois, the play explores the political nuances of female emergence in the work force within the timeless context of employee rights in the face of corporate greed.

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Video

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Video (click here if the above image doesn't work)

Credits:
Bryan Jackson, Director
Quyen Tran, Director of Photography
Austin Kearsley, Editor
Steve Chieh-Wei Chiu, Composer

Special thanks to Steve Zylius and UCI Strategic Communications for all their assistance!
 

UCI Drama Returns to the Irvine Barclay Theatre with Man of La Mancha

UCI DRAMA RETURNS TO THE IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE WITH BROADWAY MUSICAL CLASSIC MAN OF LA MANCHA FOR EIGHT REMARKABLE PERFORMANCES

IRVINE, Calif. (October 20, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents the classic Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha, November 14 - 22, 2015. The show marks the first performance in the “Care/Cure/Corruption” Series for the 2015-16 Drama season. The production also marks the department’s return to the Irvine Barclay Theatre stage.

BEALL CENTER FOR ART + TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBTION, OBJECTS OF WONDER

THE BEALL CENTER FOR ART + TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBTION, OBJECTS OF WONDER, AT THE UC IRVINE CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, OCTOBER 3, 2015 – JANUARY 23, 2016.

IRVINE, Calif. (September 24, 2015) -- The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will mount “Objects of Wonder” highlighting artworks of internationally acclaimed artists working in strange and unusual mediums. The exhibition opens Saturday, October 3, 2015 with an Artist reception open to the public from 2:00PM -5:00PM and will be on exhibit through Saturday, January 23, 2016. 

OBJECTS OF WONDER

Robert deMaine and Kevin Kwan Loucks perform for one night only

AMERICAN VIRTUOSO CELLIST ROBERT DEMAINE AND TRIO CÉLESTE’S PIANTIST KEVIN KWAN LOUCKS PERFORM FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

IRVINE, Calif. (September 21, 2015) -- Chamber Music | OC in association with UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Cellist Robert deMaine and Trio Céleste pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks in a special season-opening duo recital featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff’s passionate Sonata for Cello and Piano. The concert will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm in Winifred Smith Hall on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts campus.

“Radicals of Irvine” Exhibition Dedicated To the Original Rebels of UCI Art

 

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS ILLUMINATES “RADICALS OF IRVINE,” EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE ORIGINAL REBELS OF UCI ART

IRVINE, Calif. (September 10, 2015) -- The University Art Gallery (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will unveil A Performative Trigger: Radicals of Irvine. The group exhibition focuses on luminary artists Chris Burden, Nancy Buchanan, Richard Newton, Alexis Smith, Barbara T. Smith, Bradley Smith, Paula Sweet, and Robert Wilhite when they were making radical art as students at UCI.  The exhibition will open Saturday, October 3 with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 12, 2015. 

Six New Musicals by High School and College Students Debut at ShowSearch

 

 

SIX NEW MUSICALS BY HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS DEBUT AT SHOWSEARCH ON AUGUST 29, 2015

IRVINE, CA (August 19, 2015) - After a nationwide search for new short musicals created by young writers, the six final shows have been selected for SHOWSEARCH, produced by The Festival of New American Musicals in residence at University of California, Irvine.

After receiving submissions from across the U.S., six musicals have been chosen as finalists for SHOWSEARCH, the national competition for 10-minute original musicals. These young writers, all high school and college students, hail from all corners of the country. Their musicals will be presented in a one time only reading by a professional ensemble of actors on Saturday, August 29th at 3 pm in the Claire Trevor Theatre, University of California, Irvine.

Inaugural dean of UCI arts school dies at 93

Clayton Garrison was internationally acclaimed choreographer, director

IRVINE, CA (August 7, 2015) – Clayton Garrison, founding dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of California, Irvine, died July 27 at the age of 93. He was a visionary stage director, choreographer and theater professor who left a lasting imprint on UCI and what’s now known as the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Garrison was invited by founding Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. to create a “department of arts” in 1964, the year before the campus opened. After committing to Aldrich and leaving UC Riverside, where he had been teaching, Garrison insisted that a single department with the arts lumped together would not suffice for the new university. He devised a plan for a “conservatory within the academy,” which then became the School of Fine Arts, one of UCI’s five original schools.

New dance outreach program connects underprivileged youth to UC Irvine

 

NEW DANCE OUTREACH PROGRAM CONNECTS UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUTH TO UC IRVINE PROVIDING AN ARTISTIC GATEWAY TO HIGHER EDUCATION

IRVINE, Calif. (August 6, 2015) -  Premiering next week is a newly emerged dance outreach program that seeks to establish a bond between underprivileged youth from Orange County and UC Irvine. The program, by the name of “Shining Stars” Summer Dance Program, is dedicated to providing an intimate, non-competitive, and free dance training experience for children ages 5 -12 years old.

Program founders Irishia Hubbard, current UCI undergraduate who is majoring in both Dance Choreography and Education, and Nicole Rivor, recent UCI graduate with a BFA in Dance Performance, created the program to show children the future they can have through the art of dance, and to show them what UC Irvine’s dance program can do to get you there.

UC Irvine Launches Digital Filmmaking Minor

UC IRVINE LAUNCHES DIGITAL FILMMAKING MINOR

IRVINE, Calif. (July 27, 2015) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is launching a new Minor in Digital Filmmaking. The Department of Art is accepting applications for the first classes which commence Fall Quarter 2015. The new program will give students across campus the skills to create sophisticated time-based media projects and learn expertise in production. The program boasts a hybrid of traditional and creative approaches with emphasis on the production of new works for delivery online. With the Minor, Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to produce digital film works with content that contributes to the future of film as an art form.

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