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Call for Artist in Residence at UCI for Synthetic Biology Project

CALL FOR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

IRVINE, CA (July 24, 2016) -- The Beall Center for Art + Technology, The Center for Complex Biological Systems (CCBS) and The Newkirk Center for Science and Society, all located at University of California, Irvine (UCI) are co-sponsoring an artist in residence. The selected artist will be given the opportunity to develop a Synthetic Biology (SynBio) work of art and to actively engage with science professionals on campus. The work can employ biological materials and/or computational processes; it will be included in an exhibition at the Beall Center in February 2016.

2015 New Swan Shakespeare Festival

Download the New Swan Shakespeare Festival Press Kit.

Irvine, CA (June 16, 2015) -- Welcome to the fourth season of New Swan Shakespeare Festival! The New Swan is a venue unique to Orange County, and indeed to the world of theatre. Our 15-ton, modular mini-Elizabethan theater was a dream of UC Irvine’s Department of Drama in 1965 when the university was founded, and in the winter of 2011 this dream was brought to vivid life. Since the debut of our summer festival in 2012, we have run two classic Shakespearean plays in repertory each year, and last season debuted “Mozart Monday,” which this year has extended to a series of three Monday night music offerings in August.

MEDIA ALERT: OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL ALLEGIANCE

 

MEDIA ALERT

 

UCI DRAMA HOLDS OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL ALLEGIANCE

EVENT:  OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NEW MUSICAL ALLEGIANCE. UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is holding an open call audition for male dancers/singers of Asian/American or mixed race Asian descent to audition for the one remaining spot in the upcoming new Broadway musical Allegiance.

WHEN/WHERE:  Pre-screen auditions will take place on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:00 am with call-back auditions on June 29, 2015.  The auditions will be held at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Plaza, adjacent to the Claire Trevor Theatre, UCI Arts Campus. 4004 Mesa Road, Irvine 92617 (parking structure). Directions: http://www.arts.uci.edu/directions

A Little Thing Called Broadway: UCI Drama Produces The Talent

A LITTLE THING CALLED BROADWAY: UCI DRAMA PRODUCES THE TALENT

IRVINE, CA (June 5, 2015) - UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is no stranger to churning out Broadway talent and the graduate program was even recently named #12 on The Hollywood Reporter list of “The Top 25 Schools for Master of Fine Arts”.  On the eve of the Tony Awards, here is a list of our Broadway standouts:

BOB GUNTON (Tony Nominations: Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, Juan Peron in Evita, Harold Hill in The Music Man, featured in Big River, Passion, King of Hearts, Working, Happy End, Roza)

BETH MALONE (Tony Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for Fun Home, featured in Ring of Fire)

JENN COLELLA (Outer Critics nomination for Urban Cowboy, lead in Chaplin, featured in If/Then)

UCI Art Undergraduate Honors Program Show 2015

Irvine, CA (June 3, 2015) -- UC Irvine’s Art Undergraduate Honors Program of 2015 presents, I hope we can still be friends; a culmination of a year-long studio residency directed by Daniel Joseph Martinez, along with Kevin Appel, Juli Carson and Jennifer Pastor. The six student artists: James Barnes, Adrian Garcia, Garrett Hallman, Jenny Kim, Juan Meneses, and Phonnyta Seng, will exhibit work that manifests their research over the course of the current year. I hope we can still be friends articulates the experience the six artists encountered throughout their residency offering a unique window into each individual’s practice.

UCI Drama Holds Open Call Audition for Male UCI Performers

 

READY TO MAKE YOUR BROADWAY DEBUT?
CAMPUS-WIDE CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

UCI DRAMA HOLDS OPEN CALL AUDITION FOR MALE UCI PERFORMERS

IRVINE, Calif. (May 13, 2015) -- UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is holding an open call audition for male dancers/singers of Asian/American or mixed race Asian descent to audition for the one remaining spot in the upcoming new Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE. This is an original work created by actor George Takei, and is based on his childhood memories of the Japanese American experience during World War II.

UCI Drama Presents Sweet Smell of Success

UCI'S PRODUCTION BRINGS TO LIFE THE BIRTH OF THE ORIGINAL TABLOID TALE

THE PUBLIC'S OBSESSION WITH CELEBRITY GOSSIP AND SCANDAL
 

“I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.”  - Walter Winchell

IRVINE, Calif. (May 6, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Sweet Smell of Success May 30 – June 6, 2015 in the Claire Trevor Theatre.

Revolutionary Comedy Award honoring Keegan-Michael Key

MEDIA ADVISORY

IMPROV REVOLUTION PRESENTS
COUP DE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015
HONORING KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY

EVENT: The Coup de Comedy Festival 2015
Revolutionary Comedy Award honoring Keegan-Michael Key
Improv Revolution honors the revolutionary talents of comedy that have inspired them. Last year, we honored Emmy-award winning actor Tony Hale. This year we honor Keegan Michael with the Revolutionary Comedy Award – join us in celebrating his work and hearing his thoughts on the art and craft of comedy.

WHEN/WHERE:     Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 9:00pm at the Claire Trevor Theatre, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus.
4004 Mesa Road, Irvine 92617 (parking structure).

Directions: http://www.arts.uci.edu/directions

Triple Artist Exhibition Extended at the Beall Center for Art + Technology

IRVINE, Calif. (April 27, 2015) -- The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts current exhibition “Play: In Three Acts” will be extended through Saturday, May 23, 2015.  The exhibition highlights three interactive works by three artists, Nina Waisman's Body Envelope (2012 to Present), Joe McKay’s Light Wave (2013), and David Rokeby's Dark Matter (2010). Their installations explore various modes of interaction. Waisman and Rokeby incorporate sound and embodied interaction. McKay's work incorporates playful interaction with a choice to compete or cooperate to extend the play. 

About the Artists and their Work:

Improv Revolution Presents Coup de Comedy Festival 2015 Honoring Keegan-Michael Key

IMPROV REVOLUTION PRESENTS COUP DE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015
HONORING KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY

FOUR DAY FESTIVAL IS COMPLETELY FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

IRVINE, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – UCI's Improv Revolution (iRev) will present The Coup de Comedy Festival 2015.  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 6-9, 2015 in the Little Theatre, Nixon Theatre, Winifred Smith Hall, Claire Trevor Theatre, and other workshop spaces at CTSA.

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