Thursday, September 20

Graduate playwriting student Cary Simowitz spent a week workshopping his play "Djarum Vanilla" at the annual Kennedy Center New Play Festival. The play focuses on how the 2014 Darren Wilson verdict impacted St. Louis. 
(Lisa Aubry/Daily Bruin)
Graduate playwriting student Cary Simowitz spent a week workshopping his play "Djarum Vanilla" at the annual Kennedy Center New Play Festival. The play focuses on how the 2014 Darren Wilson verdict impacted St. Louis. 
(Lisa Aubry/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus Michael Starr stars in Reprise 2.0’s production of “The World Goes ‘Round,” a musical review featuring songs by composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, known for their musicals “Chicago” and “Cabaret.” 
(Courtesy of Tom Drucker)
Alumnus Michael Starr stars in Reprise 2.0’s production of “The World Goes ‘Round,” a musical review featuring songs by composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, known for their musicals “Chicago” and “Cabaret.” 
(Courtesy of Tom Drucker)

Alumna Alice Tuan said the playwright group will illustrate varying backgrounds and writing experiences of the all-female group, and showcasing their unfinished pieces will reveal the potential their work contains. 
(Courtesy of Patrick McPheron)
Alumna Alice Tuan said the playwright group will illustrate varying backgrounds and writing experiences of the all-female group, and showcasing their unfinished pieces will reveal the potential their work contains. 
(Courtesy of Patrick McPheron)

Alumna Nikita Gale’s “Proposal: Soft Surround System” is on display until Sept. 2 at the Hammer Museum as part of the “Made in L.A.” series. Gale said she was inspired by rock ’n’ roll music as well as the connections people have with their social and political environments while making art. (Courtesy of Jeff McLane/56 Henry)
Alumna Nikita Gale’s “Proposal: Soft Surround System” is on display until Sept. 2 at the Hammer Museum as part of the “Made in L.A.” series. Gale said she was inspired by rock ’n’ roll music as well as the connections people have with their social and political environments while making art. (Courtesy of Jeff McLane/56 Henry)

“The Art Couple” was recently nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for alumnus Corwin Evans' work in video and projection design. One scene in the play features Vincent Van Gogh presenting Paul Gauguin with a painting of sunflowers, where Evans had the projection of the painting zoom in and out and glide across the wall of the stage. (Courtesy of Darrett Sanders)

Alumnus visual designer uses projection to augment theater production

Vincent Van Gogh’s painting of sunflowers glided across the Sacred Fools Theater Company’s walls in “The Art Couple” – all because of a projector. The play tells the story of Neil Simon writing the first draft of the television series “The Odd Couple.” While leaving for his Catskills cabin with a busboy he meets at a bar, Simon continues to write his draft and discovers the two share a mutual fascination with artists Paul Gauguin and Van Gogh, who turn out to be the main subjects of his first draft. Read more...

“The Art Couple” was recently nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for alumnus Corwin Evans' work in video and projection design. One scene in the play features Vincent Van Gogh presenting Paul Gauguin with a painting of sunflowers, where Evans had the projection of the painting zoom in and out and glide across the wall of the stage. (Courtesy of Darrett Sanders)

Paige Lindsey White starred opposite Daisuke Tsuji in “With Love and A Major Organ.” The UCLA alumna was nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for female comedy performance in the Boston Court Pasadena theatre company's production. (Courtesy of Paige Lindsey White)
Paige Lindsey White starred opposite Daisuke Tsuji in “With Love and A Major Organ.” The UCLA alumna was nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for female comedy performance in the Boston Court Pasadena theatre company's production. (Courtesy of Paige Lindsey White)

Theater alumni Davis J Anderson, Calvin Brady and Zoe Yale play Philip, Oliver and Sylvia, respectively, in "The Pride." The play will alternate between two time periods, the 1950s and the present day, considering how stigmas about sexuality impact relationships.
(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Theater alumni Davis J Anderson, Calvin Brady and Zoe Yale play Philip, Oliver and Sylvia, respectively, in "The Pride." The play will alternate between two time periods, the 1950s and the present day, considering how stigmas about sexuality impact relationships.
(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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