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Classical Women

a devised undergraduate theatre piece

directed by Kristen Tregar

Show dates:  February 27 & 28, March 1 & 2 @
                        7:30pm, March 2 @ 2pm

Arthur Wagner Theatre

About the Play

In the Fall of 2018, a coalition of two dozen undergraduate students under the mentorship of Kristen Tregar began a process of ethnographic research with the aim of bringing the thoughts and experiences of real-life persons to a theatrical space modeled after that of the Ancient Greeks. Forty-seven unique individuals were voluntarily interviewed, their offerings transcribed and carefully sorted by emergent themes. From among the twelve Greek texts studied, six classical women were elected to carry the interviewees’ voices forward.

Picking up where the initial group left off, our ensemble cast has devised a work that brings our six classical women, a Greek chorus, and a crop of people harvested from dragon’s teeth into conversation with topics such as relationships, motherhood, confrontation, and struggle. Here at the culmination of this two-quarter process, we are honored to present this innovative theatrical experience, developed by the combined intentions and investment of over one hundred unique individuals.

About the Director

Kristen Tregar is a fourth-year PhD student, originally from Rhode Island. She holds a BA in Biology from Bryn Mawr College, an MS in Forensic Science from CUNY- John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an MA in Educational Theatre from NYU- Steinhardt. She spent 15 years in New York, where she taught science and drama for 7 years at an independent school in the Hudson Valley, before relocating to San Diego. In 2013, she founded The Ireland Project, an intercontinental devised theatre project with high school students in New York and Tallaght, Ireland. Kristen has worked in a variety of animal-related positions including as a Wild Animal Keeper with the Wildlife Conservation Society. She has two rescued dogs, Marlon and Peanut, and she rides, foxhunts, and competes with her horses, Rhiannon and Torchwood. She is a member of the American Society for Theatre Research, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Language Creation Society.

Director's Statement

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The Cast

Elizabeth Blackwell
Jalani Blankenship
Isabele De-Lima-Vargas-Simoe
Allie Delong
Serina Estrada
Ayla Guttman
Sophia Harris
Constance Kezar
Emma Langton
Natalie Lin
Jackson Ogburn
Jenna Nimri
Blake Ramirez
Liberty Romanik
Jamie Scangarella
Abby Sherlock
Jillian Stern
Ceres Trinh
Yuqing Wang
Yuxuan Zhang

Alejandro Carrera
Hongye Chen
Ally Yu

The Creative Team

Director – Kristen Tregar
Scenic Designer – Alex Luong
Costume Designer – Thomas Goss
Lighting Designer – Valerie Kim
Sound Designer/Composition – Salvador Zamora
Dramaturg – Anna Younce
Music Coordination – Teagan Rutkowski
Assistant Director – Savannah Lyon
Assistant Director – Alexa Mark
Assistant Costume Designer – Maggie Allen
Assistant Costume Designer – Nicole Kim

Production Stage Manager – Amber Dettmers
Assistant Stage Manager – Taylor Cajka

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Arthur Wagner Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.





Feb. 27

Feb. 28

Mar. 1

Mar. 2

Mar. 2
7:30 pm     OPENING

7:30 pm  

7:30 pm  

2:00 pm     Matinee

7:30 pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available only online through the "Click here for tickets" button above. You can leave a message at 858.534.4574 with questions and we will get back to you. You can also purchase online on your phone the night of at the theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

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