Monday, September 24

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)

Play about human connection receives nomination for comedy direction

A large, beating heart is left on a subway for a man who has only ever had a flimsy, paper heart. The drama comes during the climactic scene in Julia Lederer’s play “With Love and A Major Organ,” which was put on by the Boston Court Pasadena theater company. Read more...

Photo: 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)

‘The Pride’ production to kick off alumnus-led LGBTQ-focused theater company

Sexuality and relationships are explored in alternating time periods – the 1950s and the present day – in “The Pride.” The play, premiering July 27 at the McCadden Place Theatre in Hollywood, is the first production by My Big Fat Queer Theatre Company. Read more...

Photo: 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)

“Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

Alumna brings female protagonist to forefront in modern adaptation of Greek myth

“Eurydice” twists the classic tragedy of Orpheus by giving its neglected female protagonist a voice. Although the original myth follows the Greek hero’s quest to the land of the dead to rescue his muse Eurydice, this modern adaptation reunites Eurydice with her deceased father. Read more...

Photo: “Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

“Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

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Theater review: ‘On Your Feet!’

Gloria Estefan’s latest musical venture possessed colorful Latin flare that radiated beyond the proscenium stage. The ’90s Latin pop singer’s hit songs like “Turn the Beat Around” made their way to Pantages Theatre’s stage during Tuesday evening’s red carpet premiere. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

“The First Thing I Do When I Get Home,” a painting by alumna Hiejin Yoo, explores the feeling of freedom she experiences when she goes through the ritual of removing her bra every day, she said. 
(Courtesy of HieJin Yoo)

Alumna’s deeply personal artwork plays with themes of sexuality, feminism

Hiejin Yoo felt compelled to wear a bra every day when she grew up in the relatively conservative culture of South Korea. Now living in the United States, she notices women feel more freedom to decide whether they wear a bra or not. Read more...

Photo: “The First Thing I Do When I Get Home,” a painting by alumna Hiejin Yoo, explores the feeling of freedom she experiences when she goes through the ritual of removing her bra every day, she said. (Courtesy of HieJin Yoo)

“The First Thing I Do When I Get Home,” a painting by alumna Hiejin Yoo, explores the feeling of freedom she experiences when she goes through the ritual of removing her bra every day, she said. 
(Courtesy of HieJin Yoo)

Reprise 2.0, a reboot of an old theater company, will stage "Sweet Charity" on June 20 at the Freud Playhouse in partnership with UCLA. Theater department chair Brian Kite said students will take an active role in the production process.  (Courtesy of Peter Goldman)

UCLA students collaborate with Broadway professionals in ‘Sweet Charity’

Reprise 2.0 will rise from its predecessor’s ashes with a production of “Sweet Charity,” pairing UCLA students with Broadway stars. Tony Awards winner Kathleen Marshall, director of “Anything Goes” and “The Pajama Game,” will direct the production, opening June 20 at the Freud Playhouse. Read more...

Photo: Reprise 2.0, a reboot of an old theater company, will stage "Sweet Charity" on June 20 at the Freud Playhouse in partnership with UCLA. Theater department chair Brian Kite said students will take an active role in the production process. (Courtesy of Peter Goldman)

Reprise 2.0, a reboot of an old theater company, will stage "Sweet Charity" on June 20 at the Freud Playhouse in partnership with UCLA. Theater department chair Brian Kite said students will take an active role in the production process.  (Courtesy of Peter Goldman)

Sarah Rosalena Brady, a graduate student in design media arts, will debut her exhibition “Coyotes in Two Directions” on Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute. The exhibition includes three art pieces which feature 3D scans of coyote paws, eagle talons and rattlesnake tails. Brady said she hopes to explore the inequalities embedded within various power structures with her art. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA art student creates pieces melding ancient myths, technology

Sarah Rosalena Brady drew inspiration from both artificial intelligence and ancient sculptures for her upcoming exhibition. The design media arts graduate student will debut “Coyotes in Two Directions,” an art gallery featuring three technological works, Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA’s Art | Sci Center gallery. Read more...

Photo: Sarah Rosalena Brady, a graduate student in design media arts, will debut her exhibition “Coyotes in Two Directions” on Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute. The exhibition includes three art pieces which feature 3D scans of coyote paws, eagle talons and rattlesnake tails. Brady said she hopes to explore the inequalities embedded within various power structures with her art. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Sarah Rosalena Brady, a graduate student in design media arts, will debut her exhibition “Coyotes in Two Directions” on Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute. The exhibition includes three art pieces which feature 3D scans of coyote paws, eagle talons and rattlesnake tails. Brady said she hopes to explore the inequalities embedded within various power structures with her art. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)