Volume 18, 14 | January, 20. 2020
Winter Week 3 NEWSLETTER
Department News
Week 3 - Jan 20- Jan 24, 2020
Embrace the Surreal With The Underground This Weekend!
Director and performer Marcos Duran embraces an experimental attitude toward the making of physical theatre in this journey through  The Underground . Inspired by a surrealistic novel in collage by Max Ernst,  Une Semaine De Bonté ou Les Sept Éléments Capitaux  ( A Week of Kindness or The Seven Deadly Elements ), the bizarre, interwoven narratives of Haruki Murakami's novels,  Hard-Boiled Wonderland  and  The End of the World  and  Kafka on the Shore, and Jean Renoir's 1939 cinematic French social satire  La Règle du Jeu  ( The Rules of the Game ), this performance will seek to create worlds within worlds of physical and emotional expression.

Show dates: Jan. 23, 24 & 25 @ 7:30pm

To secure your tickets, click the link below.

MFA Dance Thesis: An Object, Screaming in the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre , February 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30pm
A statement on the performance from director Paulina Colmenares: 

"An Object, Screaming  is an evening length collaborative and experimental dance performance that originates in a prolonged meditation on the epistemic and spiritual nature of the creative act. The work presents itself as a fragmented and porous field of information that in essence remains attached to ambiguity and contradiction. The object is the thing that gets constructed and approached diligently - but the object is fluid and alive -. The scream is the epiphanic poetic claim. The piece attempts to articulate aesthetic and affective experiences of the ineffable and thus approximate complexity, embodied philosophy and contemplation."

For more information about this performance or to secure your tickets, click the link below.

Mark Your Calendar for All of Our Winter 2020 Performance Opportunities
The Underground MFA Dance Thesis I
Show dates: January 23, 24 & 25 @ 7:30pm

An Object, Screaming MFA Dance Thesis II
Show dates: February 6, 7 & 8 @ 7:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing
Preview: February 10 @ 7:30pm
Show dates: February 12, 13, 14 & 15 @ 7:30pm, February 15 @ 2pm

I ronbound
Show dates: February 14 & 15

LAB/Winter 2020
a laboratory of exploratory works
Show dates: Weeks 6-11 of Winter Quarter
Ticketing info TBD

Orestes 2.0 by Charles Mee
Preview: February 26 @ 7:30pm
Show dates: February 28 & 29, March 6 & 7 @ 7:30pm, February 29 @ 2pm

winterWORKS 2020 a dance performance  
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.

Happening Around Campus
January 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm - “The Dandelions Call to Me”: The Living History of Terezin
" Terezin was unique among Nazi ghettos and camps. Intended as a showcase of German benevolence, the Czech garrison town boasted a profusion of cultural activities encompassing music, visual arts, and poetry. At this special event involving members of the community, we celebrate the remarkable legacy of Terezin with music, art, and poetry."

Join the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program and UC San Diego Library for this open to the public event. For more information or to RSVP, please click the link below.

January 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm - Inequality and Social Policy – How Can We Do Better?
" Designing Policy for a Global Impact is a quarterly webinar series exploring the School’s research findings and their impact on policy choices across the globe. GPS Professors Alexander Gelber and John Ahlquist lead a conversation on the dynamic relationship between social policy and inequality in the U.S. and abroad. Examining policy related to social safety nets, labor contracting, and taxation, we’ll explore how changes in one domain ripple across others and have profound effects on equality."

For more information or to register for this event, click the link below.

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.
Playwrighting MFA Returns to the Stage
MFA playwright Keiko Green is cast as Connie in playwriting alumna Lauren Yee 's The Great Leap at Cygnet Theatre. Keiko originated this role in the world premiere productions at the Denver Center Theatre Company and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

For More information or to secure your tickets, click the link below

Acting Alumni Enlighten Aspiring Applicants in New York

A variety of MFA acting alumni graciously stopped by Ripley Grier in New York to give talkbacks during the callback session for the MFA actors audition for the class of 2023.

Thank you to all who participated!

(Jenny Putney, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Brad Fieischer, and Luis Vega)
Acting Alumna Helms New TNT Comic Book Inspired Television Show
The TNT adaptation of the comic book Snowpiecer, Co-Executive Produced and Written by MFA acting alumna  Kiersten Van Horne,  h as been given a May release date. Be sure to husband your supplies accordingly.

For more information click the link below.

Alumnus Takes Successful Run of to London's West End
MFA alumnus Donald Sage Mackay is currently headlining the London version of Girl From the North Country after a successful run of the show in Toronto.

For more information, click the link below.

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Sincerely, UC San Diego Theatre & Dance