A day before the Academy Awards, on Saturday, March 11, all five Oscar-nominated costume designers from Elvis, Babylon, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris and Everything Everywhere All at Once will discuss their creations, their process and their craft at the 13th annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel. Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis will lead the conversation at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus.
Lighting designer and Professor Lap Chi Chu is in New York City prepping a new interpretation of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot at Lincoln Center Theater, with a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and direction by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher.
Nicole Athill (BA ’17) has made her Broadway debut as a cast member in Disney's Aladdin.
Graduate playwriting student Malick Ceesay’s recent SuperAmerica was one of UCLA’s first all-Black productions. He spoke with the Daily Bruin about his project, which was produced at TFT in February.
The pilot episode of the fantasy-adventure comedy streaming series The Gamehas premiered on YouTube. It was created by Matt Curtin (BA ’19) and Lauren Henning (BA ’18), and has the involvement of Maggie Jorgenson (BA ’18), Will Block (BA ’17), Amber Li (BA ’19), Kaylin Riebli (BA ’20), Lukas Ferrera (BA ’19) and Mina Bloom
Lena Khan (BA ’07) is an executive producer on the Oscar-nominated documentary short Stranger at the Gate.
Executive Board member Reginald Hudlin and Gina Prince-Bythewood (BA ’91)are NAACP Image Awards winners.
JessicaToltzis (MFA ’21) recently appeared in the recurring role of Angela in the Showtime series Your Honor.
Samantha Sewell (MFA ’22) received a Museum of the Moving Image Sloan Student Grand Jury prize for her pilot script Until Then We Keep Breathing.
Professional Programs alumnus Ian Stockell, a screenwriter and executive producer on All Quiet on the Western Front, won a best adapted screenplay BAFTA Award.
Max Yu (BA ’19) has become a member of the Ma-Yi Theater Company Writers Lab, the largest collective of Asian American and Pacific Islander playwrights in the country.
Come See a Show!
March 3: Into the Woods
In this twist on classic fairy tales, a Baker and his wife wish to have a child; Cinderella wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack wishes his cow would give milk. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; musical direction by Jeremy Mann; directed by Judith Moreland.
March 16: A List of Happenings
Happeningsis a view into an apartment occupied by a group of female college students in 1955. This slice-of-life style piece is a hyper-naturalistic, high-energy portrayal of a short moment of freedom for these "strange women" living in a time that was hostile to strange women. Get tickets
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