Saturday, November 17

Alumna Susan Egan originated the role of Belle in the first Broadway rendition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in the 1990s. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)

Q&A: Alumna discusses her experience as original Broadway’s Belle

Susan Egan arrived at the final callback for the character Belle in Disney’s first Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast” in 1994. The 23-year-old sat in the corner of the room and read “The Mists of Avalon,” a King Arthur story, to keep herself centered and calm among the other young actresses vying for the coveted role. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Susan Egan originated the role of Belle in the first Broadway rendition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in the 1990s. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)

Alumna Susan Egan originated the role of Belle in the first Broadway rendition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in the 1990s. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)

UCLA alumna Marguerite French plays Mother God in a modern rendition of "Paradise Lost." She tries to convey the celestial nature of the female God in her body movements during the silent play. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

‘Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny’ to open Friday, starring UCLA alumna

Marguerite French is 5 feet 5 inches tall and of slender build. Yet she played a large, intimidating man and murderer in a gender-reversed production of the “The Revenger’s Tragedy.” French changed the way she walked so that she would appear bigger, and she spoke in a deeper, more confident voice to create the persona of a man. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Marguerite French plays Mother God in a modern rendition of "Paradise Lost." She tries to convey the celestial nature of the female God in her body movements during the silent play. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA alumna Marguerite French plays Mother God in a modern rendition of "Paradise Lost." She tries to convey the celestial nature of the female God in her body movements during the silent play. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA film, television and digital media alumnus Nerris Nassiri works as a video producer for The Mighty, an online publication that uses content written by people who have mental and physical disabilities to raise awareness and share their stories. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus films, shares real-life stories of people with disabilities

Nerris Nassiri walked the streets of Los Angeles from Koreatown to Little Ethiopia, collecting stories of the diverse communities for his senior thesis. Walking the crowded streets of Little India was a woman who had moved from India to Los Angeles with her three children. Read more...

Photo: UCLA film, television and digital media alumnus Nerris Nassiri works as a video producer for The Mighty, an online publication that uses content written by people who have mental and physical disabilities to raise awareness and share their stories. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA film, television and digital media alumnus Nerris Nassiri works as a video producer for The Mighty, an online publication that uses content written by people who have mental and physical disabilities to raise awareness and share their stories. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Visiting Israeli artist Daniel Landau (left) will use props, such as a rubber hand, as part of his upcoming virtual reality study called "Time-Body Study." Landau teaches the class “Topics in Video and Animation: Art and Science of Virtual Reality” in the Design | Media Arts department this quarter. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Lecturer’s classes, presentation explore limits of virtual reality

A Nikon 360-degree camera stood on a tripod, unattended, in the middle of Bruin Plaza. Anisa Bashiri and three of her classmates observed students passing the camera without a second glance. Read more...

Photo: Visiting Israeli artist Daniel Landau (left) will use props, such as a rubber hand, as part of his upcoming virtual reality study called "Time-Body Study." Landau teaches the class “Topics in Video and Animation: Art and Science of Virtual Reality” in the Design | Media Arts department this quarter. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Visiting Israeli artist Daniel Landau (left) will use props, such as a rubber hand, as part of his upcoming virtual reality study called "Time-Body Study." Landau teaches the class “Topics in Video and Animation: Art and Science of Virtual Reality” in the Design | Media Arts department this quarter. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Eighteen women will be performing monologues in “Lips," a production written, directed and performed by UCLA students and alumnae opening Friday in the Northwest Campus Auditorium. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Students to perform ‘Lips’ in fresh spin on ‘The Vagina Monologues’

This post was updated on Feb. 12 at 12:45 p.m. Vivi Le has written love letters to every crush she’s ever had. The letters detailed the deep color of her crushes’ eyes or the beauty of their smiles, compliments Le thought should never be left unsaid. Read more...

Photo: Eighteen women will be performing monologues in “Lips," a production written, directed and performed by UCLA students and alumnae opening Friday in the Northwest Campus Auditorium. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Eighteen women will be performing monologues in “Lips," a production written, directed and performed by UCLA students and alumnae opening Friday in the Northwest Campus Auditorium. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)


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