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Sat., March 24, 2018

Graduate Graduation
    1pm – Design Portfolio Presentations
    2pm – Graduation Ceremony

    in the Mandell Weiss Forum

Mon., April 9, 2018

Tue., April 24, 2018

UCSD Graduate Acting Class of 2018 NY Showcase
    at The Alice Griffith Jewel Box Theatre
    The Pershing Square Signature Center
    480 W. 42nd Street

UCSD Graduate Acting Class of 2018 LA Showcase
    at The Garry Marshall Theatre
    4252 Riverside Drive
    Burbank, CA 91505

    Reservations coming soon

News Stories
Hilton Alsina Issues of Identity: In Conversation with Hilton Als on Monday, February 5 at 6pm

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Deborah Playwriting professor Deborah Stein's play The Wholehearted to be performed in NYC

Read the details of who's work has been selected >>
Deborah UCSD Playwrights featured in the 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays

Read the details of who's work has been selected >>
Junk UC San Diego Faculty and Alumni gather for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK at Lincoln Center Theater

Read more about the gathering >>
Lauren Yee History & Theory Professor Dr. Julie Burelle among 11 faculty members honored with Hellman Fellowships

Check out the story at thisweek@ucsandiego >>
Lauren Yee MFA Playwriting alumna Lauren Yee wins the Kesselring Prize

Read more about this distinguished honor >>
Robert Brill Scenic Design Professor Robert Brill to be Alumni Keynote Speaker at UC San Diego 2017 New Student Welcome Convocation & Dinner

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Marianne Interim Department Chair Dr. Judith Dolan exhibits her Broadyway designs at the La Jolla Historical Society

Learn more about the exhibit >>
Marianne Distinguished Professor Marianne McDonald featured in Rancho Santa Fe Connector magazine

Download a PDF of the article >>
MFA Lighting Design alumni Chao-Yu Tsai wins Silver at World Stage Design in Taipei

Read more about Chao-Yu's award and work >>
PhD Professor Julie Burelle receives UCSD's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Distinguished Teaching Award for 2017

Read more about Dr. Burelle's work >>
PhD Candidate Jason Dorwart inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Read more about the inductees >>
MFA Playwriting alum Will Snider and MFA Directing alum Will Detlefsen interviewed about their upcoming production Strange Men, part of the Wagner New Play Festival

Watch the interview on YouTube >>
MFA Acting alumnus Jefferson Mays Opens Oslo at Lincoln Center

Learn more at lct.org >>
Stage Management Faculty Professor Lisa Porter to Present at Ilan-Lael Foundation's Gateway Conversations

Read more at gatewayconversations.com >>
MFA Acting Alumnus Toby Onwumere Stars in Season 2 of Sense8

Check out Sense8 Season 2's trailer >>
Dance Faculty Patricia Rincon Receives 2017 Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award

Watch the associated video on YouTube >>
Professor Nadine George-Graves to offer UCNYC course during Summer Session 1, July 3 - Aug 5

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Faculty and Staff welcomes students of BSU Overnight Program

Head of Stage Management faculty Lisa Porter collaborates with Grammy award-winning Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble

More details at yo-yoma.com >>
MFA Stage Management alum Samantha Watson with MFA Stage Management alum Lauren Jungle Stage Manage Broadway Run of Significant Other

More at significantotherbroadway.com >>
MFA Scenic Design alum Christopher Acebo Scenic Designs Zoot Suit at the Mark Taper Forum

More details at centertheatregroup.org >>
BA alum Daniel K. Isaac returns for Season 2 of "Billions"

Check it out at sho.com >>
Jenna Carino, Chris Luessmann, and Sherrice Mojgani Begin Previews for Come From Away on Broadway

Learn more at comefromaway.com >>
PhD Candidate Jason Dorwart nominated for university-wide 2016 UC San Diego Diversity Award

More details coming soon
Professor Pat Rincon one of revered recipients of The Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Awards for 2016-2017

More details coming soon
MFA Playwriting alum Rachel Axler Nominated for Three Emmy Awards & Distinguished Alumni Award

More at UCSD News Center >>
MFA Acting Alum N'Jameh Camara and Gabriel Lawrence in The Acting Company's "Julius Caesar"

More at theactingcompany.org >>
MFA Scenic Design alum Neil Patel Production Designs on Hulu's 'The Path'

Check out Season 2 at Hulu >>
The Bitter Game at The Public's Under the Radar Festival featuring MFA Acting '16 alum Keith Wallace, directed by Playwriting faculty member Deborah Stein

Read the NY Times review >>
Read the Village Voice interview >>
UG Dance alum Natalia Valerdi-Rogers made Residency Programs Manager at Arts for Learning San Diego

More at Arts for Learning San Diego >>
MFA Acting '15 alum Toby Onwumere as Capheus in Season 2 of Netflix series Sense8

Watch now on Netflix >>
Playwriting faculty Naomi Iizuma announced as Roger S. Berlind Playwright-In-Residence at the Lewis Center for the Arts in Princeton

More at arts.princeton.edu >>
Jeff Augustin's The Last Tiger In Haiti:
The Best in San Diego Theater in 2016

More at San Diego Union Tribune >>
Announcing our 2016-2017 Season!

Danny Burstein Wins Outer Critics Circle Award

Read more at theatermania.com >>
Los Angeles Alumni Event - May 12

MFA Acting '15 Alum Toby Onwumere joining Netflix's Sense8

Read more at deadline.com >>
MFA Stage Management '07 Alum Anjee Nero makes Broadway debut

More at brightstarmusical.com >>
Playwriting faculty, Naomi Iizuka, creating opportunities for women in theatre

MFA Acting Alum, Andrea Portes, sells rights to her book, Liberty

Summer Session 1: The New York Theatre & Dance Scene

Professor Shahrokh Yadegari's Scarlet Stone on BBC Persian

Read about it at kpbs.org >>
Acting Alum Ricardo Chavira books recurring role on Scandal

Read about it at ew.com >>
Playwriting Alum Lauren Yee wins Glickman new-play award (and takes runner up with a second play)

Read about it at sfgate.com>>
Lighting Design Alum Jason Thompson wins Kinetic Lighting Award from Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle

Read about it on broadwayworld.com >>
Playwriting alum Ron McCants selected for prestigious Disney-ABC Writing Program

Read more about it from deadline.com >>
Acting alum, Ngozi Anyanwu, wins inaugural Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize

Read about it on broadwayworld.com >>

Read about it with American Theatre>>
Acting Alum, Jiehae Park, named Princeton University Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellow

Directing Alum, Tom Quaintance, is directing the world premier of Downrange: Voices from the Homefront at Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Talking Theatre with Todd: A Tribute to Arthur Wagner

Prior to the San Diego Rep show Outside Mullingar, Directed by MFA alum & faculty member Todd Salovey, a talk about the life and contributions to San Diego theatre by Arthur Wagner will take place with MFA alum/lecturer Carla Harting and undergraduate alum Manny Fernande.

Playwriting Alum, David Jakobi's play Mai Dang Lao to receive it World Premier in Chicago

UC San Diego mourns the passing of Dr. Arthur Wagner

The Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego mourns the passing
of our founding chairman, Dr. Arthur Wagner. He was 92.

$1.25 Million Legacy Gift Boosts UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance

ong-time educator and arts supporter Lois Chant's legacy gift will boost the department’s efforts to continue its top-ranked theater training program.


Alumni featured in
upcoming La Jolla Playhouse season

UC San Diego-trained playwright Jeff Augustin and director Joshua Kahan Brody have been selected to present the world premiere of a new work.


Department featured in Arts & Humanities promotional video

The Division of Arts & Humanities at UC San Diego has released a promotional video that features the Department of Theatre & Dance.


Professors Lisa Porter and Kim Rubinstein pilot "Inspiring Research: Creative Strategies for Communication" workshop

The workshop was developed as part of Gradvantage, a new initiative that aims to prepare UC San Diego graduate students for careers outside of academia.


UC San Diego Theatre & Dance Image Archive

Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego maintains a robust online archive of images and materials from its past productions for people to browse through.

Visit the ImageArchive >>


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Job Postings

• Assistant-Associate Professor of Sound Design

•  Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Dramatic Literature

• Assistant Teaching Professor of Stage Management (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment)

• Assistant Teaching Professor in MFA Acting Program (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment)

• Associate Teaching Professor in MFA Acting Program (Lecturer with Security of Employment)  

• Temporary Lecturer - Theatre & Dance

Visit our Employment page to see details about this position >>


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