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Have you seen them? Our MFA actors are performing excerpts from six prominent playwrights including Anna Deveare Smith (Twilight: Los Angeles 1992) and Brandon Jacobs Jenkins (Gloria). All the readings are available online for viewing. [Find out more]
Thinking Out of the Box
In her award-winning essay, Danielle A. D. Howard, a Theater and Performance Studies PhD candidate, uses themes of Afrofuturism to examine the amazing story of Henry Box Brown, a former slave-turned-showman. [Read more]
Where Are You?
Professor Marike Splint’s virtual performance You Are Here, commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse, is available online. You Are Here invites you on a road trip around the world via Google Earth. Filmed with a live Zoom audience as part of the piece’s development. [Watch here]
Opera As Cinema
Director James Darrah (MFA ’10), recently appointed as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Creative Director of Digital Content, “wants audiences to see opera through the cinematic eyes of Hollywood.” [Read more]
In Other News...
Veteran actorLarry Cedar (MFA ’78)recentlyguest starred on the CBS hit, Young Sheldon.
Nick Spicer (MFA ’06), Aram Tertzakian (MFA ’07) and Ulrich Schwarz(MFA ’06) are producers and Nate Bolotin (MFA ’07) is an executive producer on the sci-fi survival thriller Stowaway,
which was recently picked up by Netflix.