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New Directions -- MFA Student Choreographers' Showcase

with works from our top undergraduate choreographers

Co-Directed by Allyson Green & Margaret C. Marshall


@ Sheila and Hughes POTIKER Theatre

June 4 - 6


The Performance

Enter a disturbing world of memory inhabited by two actors and two dancers in Harold Pinter’s “Night.” Explore cycles of turbulent mood changes in a game that integrates dance, saxophone, and video images. Experience motions and sounds inspired by fireflies; a powerful investigation into the suppression of women in society; and haunting gestures by a soloist framed within a birdcage. These new and innovative approaches in dance theatre will be unveiled in New Directions, the premiere concert of works by our inaugural class of Dance Theatre MFA choreographers and our top undergraduate choreographers. The evening will feature outstanding performances by actors, dancers, video artists, and musicians in works by Alicia Peterson Baskel, Rebecca Salzer, Trixi Anne Agiao, Katie Lorge, and Morgan McGreevey. Don’t miss these exciting new artists as they begin to redefine the boundaries of dance theatre at UC San Diego.

For more about the production, download this PDF.

The Directors

ALLYSON GREEN is a choreographer and visual artist who was based in New York from 1986-2001, and joined UCSD in 2003. Her company Allyson Green Dance has been presented to critical acclaim in fifteen countries throughout East/West Europe, Canada, South America and the United States including regular seasons in New York since 1993. Her work has been particularly influenced by a decade of teaching and choreographic research in East/Central Europe. Recent projects include residencies in Romania, Macedonia, and Latvia, and performances in the International Arts and Ideas Festival. She served as the Artistic Director of Sushi Performance and Visual Art from 2003-5, where she was named one of the top four arts leaders in San Diego by the San Diego Union Tribune. Ms. Green currently serves as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Details on upcoming projects can be seen at www.allysongreendance.com

MARGARET C. MARSHALL (MFA, UC Irvine) headed the Dance Program at UCSD from 1975-1997, 2000-02 and 2004-05. She authored the dance major and minor degrees and was a moving spirit behind the creation of the beautiful Wagner Dance Building. Margaret served as the Artistic Director of the San Diego Dance Institute 1997- 2001, where she supervised over 30 teaching artists. She has trained in all areas of dance, with Anthony Tudor, Eugene Loring, Bella Lewitsky, Lar Lubovitch, Joe Tramaine and many more. She has performed, choreographed, and/or directed across the U.S. and internationally (Australia, China). Ms. Marshall was selected National Dance Chair for the National Society of Arts and Letters from 1988 - 90, directing their National Ballet Career Awards competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and their Modern Dance Career Awards Competition in Little Rock, Arkansas. She recently served on the California Department of Education’s Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Framework Criteria Committee,and for the UC Office of the President as Director for the UC/CSU Visual and Performing Arts statewide entrance requirements, and as Vice Chair of the UC Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools. Ms. Marshall has received numerous grants and awards for her artistic and community work.

The Choreographers

MFA Student Choreographers

Alicia Peterson Baskel
Rebecca Salzer

Undergraduate Student Choreographers

Trixi Anne Agiao
Katie Lorge
Morgan McGreevey

The Dancers/Performers

The Creative Team

Trixi Anne Agiao
Matthew Armstrong
Rebecca Bruno
Elizabeth Diaz
Juhi Dudani
Marleth Guerrero
Christine Herde
Arthur Huang
Moae Jane Ikeda
Kevin Kelleher
Katie Lorge
Morgan McGreevey
Jessica Pusateri
Phoebe Sanderson
Calvin Tsang
Ashley Walters
Jessica Watkins
Aaron Yu



Director - Allyson Green
               & Margaret C. Marshall
Production Stage Manager - Hannah Wichmann
Scenic Designer - TBA
Costume Designer - TBA
Lighting Designers - Sarah Cogan & Omar Ramos
Sound Designer - TBA
Asst Stage Manager - TBA
Asst Scenic Designer - TBA
Asst Costume Designer - TBA


Thu, June 4, 8:00pm OPENING
Fri, June 5, 8:00 pm
Sat, June 6, 8:00 pm CLOSING


Located at: Sheila and Hughes POTIKER Theatre

Open Seating -- No Reserved Seating

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.



Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre. 

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


General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff and Seniors (over 62): $12
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Reserve Tickets


Production Photos

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