Volume 18, 12 | January, 6. 2020
Winter Week 1 NEWSLETTER
Department News
Week 1 - Jan 6 - Jan 10, 2020
Get Ready For the UC San Diego Theatre and Dance Winter Season 2020
The Underground MFA Dance Thesis I
A dance performance directed by Marcos Duran in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
Show dates: January 23, 24 & 25 @ 7:30pm

An Object, Screaming MFA Dance Thesis II
A dance performance directed by Paulina Colmenares in the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre
Show dates: February 6, 7 & 8 @ 7:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare in the Mandell Weiss Forum
directed by Will Jones
Preview: February 10 @ 7:30pm
Show dates: February 12, 13, 14 & 15 @ 7:30pm, February 15 @ 2pm

I ronbound
One Act directed by MFA first year director Emily Moler 
in the Arthur Wagner Theatre in Galbraith Hall
Show dates: February 14 & 15

LAB/Winter 2020 in the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre
a laboratory of exploratory works
Show dates: Weeks 6-11 of Winter Quarter
Ticketing info TBD

Orestes 2.0 by Charles Mee in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
directed by Joseph Hendel
Preview: February 26 @ 7:30pm
Show dates: February 28 & 29, March 6 & 7 @ 7:30pm, February 29 @ 2pm

winterWORKS 2020 a dance performance   directed by Yolande Snaith, Liam Clancy, and Melissa Cisneros in the Mandell Weiss Forum  
Show dates: March 12, 13 & 14 @ 7:30pm

For more information about most of these performances or to purchase tickets, click the link below. Note that info for comps for Ironbound is listed above and ticketing information on the LAB/Winter 2020 is TBD.

Summertime, Written by Dave Harris Selected for Sundance Film Festival
The film Summertime, written by MFA Playwright Dave Harris, in collaboration with 27 Get Lit Poets was selected in the Next category for the upcoming 2020 Sundance Festival.

"In the heat of the summer, the lives of 25 strangers collide. A love letter to Los Angeles written and performed by a collective of young spoken word poets."

For the official announcement, click on the link below.

Happening Around Campus
Airing This Week on UCSD-TV, T he Central Park Five with Anthony Davis
UC San Diego Music Professor Anthony Davis sits down to discuss his new opera focused on the events surrounding the Central Park Five on UCSD-TV (Spectrum channel 1231, Cox channel 135, ATT U-verse channel 99) Friday January 10th at 8pm.

"Opera News has called UC San Diego Music Professor Anthony Davis A National Treasure, for his pioneering work in opera. His six operas include works centered on recent historical figures & events, including Malcolm X and Patty Hearst. Davis' latest opera The Central Park Five , an exploration of the wrongful conviction of five teenagers of color in NYC in the 1980s, premiered at Long Beach Opera in 2019 to international acclaim. In this conversation with UC San Diego Music Professor Emeritus Cecil Lytle, Davis explains the genesis of The Central Park Five, and the challenges that ensue when art collides with current events."

For more information about this broadcast, click on the link below for the event page.

Alumni News
If you have news to share please send it to us at tanddnews@ucsd.edu and we'll post in subsequent newsletters. Photos are encouraged.
Monica Bill Barnes , BA, was the choreographer for the film Little Women .

The following link takes you to an ‘anatomy of a scene’ of the film with director & screenwriter Greta Gerwig narrating over the scene explaining that she ‘wanted the dance to feel totally modern, yet period accurate’. Greta gives a shoutout to Monica at 1:07.

MFA alumna Joy Osmanski is in the upcoming Duncanville animated series on Fox.

"From Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live”) and Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Scully (THE SIMPSONS, “The Carmichael Show,” “Parks and Recreation”) comes DUNCANVILLE, an animated family comedy centered around a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, Duncan, with a rich fantasy life, and the people in his world.' Joy voices JING, Duncan's 5 year old sister."

The series Premieres Sunday, February 16th.

You can catch Joy at about :45 in this clip

MFA acting alumnus  Hugo Miguel  was in episode 4 of Truth Be Told on Apple+ with Octavio Spencer & Aaron Paul. You can catch it on the streaming service.
Professor Vanessa Stalling is directing the production of ROE at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

Alumna Stephanie Diaz , BA, is cast in ROE .

"Conceived in a pizza parlor and argued in the highest court in the land, 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion. In “Roe,” The women behind the trial—attorney Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”)—embark upon separate journeys that mirror the current polarization over the landmark decision."

ROE runs January 18 – February 23 in the 856-seat Albert Theatre.

For more information about this performance, click the link below.

Alumnus Jim LeBrecht 's, BA, documentary Crip Camp is slated to premiere at the Sundance Festival.

"Down the road from Woodstock, in the early 1970s, a parallel revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers. Crip Camp explores summer camp awakenings that would transform lives and shape the disability rights movement, and America, forever. Told from the point of view of former camper Jim LeBrecht, and steeped in the humor and music of the era, the film traces the journeys of campers up to the present day, in this untold story of a powerful journey towards inclusion."

The festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2, 2020.

For more information, click the link below.

Steph Del Rosso , Kyle Donnelly , Mary Glen Fredrick , Dave Harris and Will Garrett Detlefsen all gathered after a performance in December of The Straights, by T. Adamson at JACK in Brooklyn.

"In a scorcher of a road trip, best friends Phoebe and Nina navigate hitchhikers, shoplifting, drugs, and a flood of selfies as they hurtle through the heart and heartlessness of America. A kaleidoscopic new play with unlimited mileage."

The following alumna were involved in the production:

Sound Design: Steven Leffue
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