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UC San Diego Theatre Alumnus Competes for Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award

October 28, 2016

Faculty and students from UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance excel on Broadway, in theaters nationwide, and in the film and television industry. Playwriting alumna Rachel Axler ’04, who just won her third Emmy Award for the critically acclaimed HBO show “VEEP,” is one example.

Love & Murder, Comedy & Tragedy

March 14, 2013

…and at major regional theaters. In fact, two alumni stars will be making a splash soon at San Diego’s acclaimed Old Globe Theatre. Tony Award-winning actor Jefferson Mays, M.F.A.’91, plays eight different roles in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, pulling off the ”top 10 hottest tickets of the…

Theatre and Dance Alum Returns to Direct Campus Production of ‘June Moon’

February 22, 2012

…time as a professional theater director, mostly in New York City in various Off-Broadway theaters, as well as regional theaters across the country. His production of the world premiere of “The Temperamentals” by Jon Marans garnered a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble, and San Diego audiences may have seen…

2024 Wagner New Play Festival World Premieres Five Works

April 12, 2024

UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance graduate student playwrights present five bold stories that will world premiere from Apr. 26 to May 18 at the Wagner New Play Festival.

UC San Diego Alum Defining the Future of Movies with New Mobile Ticketing Platform

September 14, 2016

Ameesh Paleja, a 2001 University of California San Diego graduate of with a bachelor’s in computer science and engineering, is revolutionizing the movie industry with Atom Tickets, where he serves as CEO and co-founder. Recently launched, Atom Tickets is a first-of-its-kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app, allowing moviegoers to…

Decolonization and the Settler-Indigenous Relationship

March 22, 2019

In new work by UC San Diego assistant professor Julie Burelle, the relationship between two groups of people in Quebec, Canada come into play in an important conversation about settler-indigenous relationships and decolonization, deeply adding to the growing field of Indigenous studies.

Theater Residencies Enhance Resumes and Jumpstart Careers

May 28, 2015

…of theatre and dance Theater Residencies Enhance Resumes and Jumpstart Careers UC San Diego’s graduate theater program, one of the nation’s top training grounds, emphasizes invaluable professional experience UC San Diego graduate student Mandy Nussbaum is living a dream – serving as a valued member of the stage management team…

Wagners Donate $2.2 Million to UC San Diego’s Student Production Fund

December 10, 2012

After an academic theater career that spanned nearly 40 years, Arthur Wagner—founding chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego—is still passionate about training the next generation of theater and dance artists. As a result of budgetary cuts at the University of California,…

Adele E. Shank, Developer of UC San Diego’s Playwriting Program, Dies

December 11, 2014

…at recognized and renowned theaters across the country. In appreciation of their generous philanthropy, the former Forum Studio at UC San Diego was renamed the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre. Many of Shank’s students have gone on to successful careers in theater, film and television, as well as in academia,…

Author and Alumnus Rex Pickett Brings “Sideways” to La Jolla Playhouse

June 13, 2013

…story hit bookstores and theaters in 2004. The plot follows two middle-aged male friends – Miles and Jack – as they make their way through California wine country and meet two women who become potential romantic interests. Thanks to the popularity of the novel by Rex Pickett and the film…

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