Sunday, January 21

Graduate acting student Annalise Staudt plays a wealthy woman, Claire Zachanassian, who returns to her hometown to exact revenge on her ex-boyfriend Anton Schill, played by graduate acting student Brett Calo. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

‘The Visit’ provides comedic yet dark take on relationships, morality

Relationship drama reaches a new high in “The Visit.” The 1956 play by Friedrich Durrenmatt tells the story of Claire Zachanassian, a wealthy woman who returns to her hometown in an unspecified country, promising to donate a billion marks to the financially struggling community on the condition that the townspeople murder her ex-boyfriend, Anton Schill. Read more...

Photo: Graduate acting student Annalise Staudt plays a wealthy woman, Claire Zachanassian, who returns to her hometown to exact revenge on her ex-boyfriend Anton Schill, played by graduate acting student Brett Calo. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Graduate acting student Annalise Staudt plays a wealthy woman, Claire Zachanassian, who returns to her hometown to exact revenge on her ex-boyfriend Anton Schill, played by graduate acting student Brett Calo. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Actors Donna Simone Johnson, Christopher Rivas and Natalie Camunas play all of the parts in "Pang!", a series of live radio plays directed by UCLA professor Dan Froot. The show is based on the real experiences of three families across the United States who have dealt with food insecurity, discrimination toward immigrants, the foreclosure crisis and gun violence. (Courtesy of Dan Froot)

Professor directs radio plays about problems low-income families face

Several audience members at “Pang!,” a series of three live radio plays, sit around a kitchen table onstage instead of in their seats. Before, during and after the show, the play’s director sits down at the table and encourages the audience members to discuss food insecurity, housing issues and other core themes of the play. Read more...

Photo: Actors Donna Simone Johnson, Christopher Rivas and Natalie Camunas play all of the parts in "Pang!", a series of live radio plays directed by UCLA professor Dan Froot. The show is based on the real experiences of three families across the United States who have dealt with food insecurity, discrimination toward immigrants, the foreclosure crisis and gun violence. (Courtesy of Dan Froot)

Actors Donna Simone Johnson, Christopher Rivas and Natalie Camunas play all of the parts in "Pang!", a series of live radio plays directed by UCLA professor Dan Froot. The show is based on the real experiences of three families across the United States who have dealt with food insecurity, discrimination toward immigrants, the foreclosure crisis and gun violence. (Courtesy of Dan Froot)

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Professor’s sculptural video installation to illuminate Philadelphia

Jennifer Steinkamp was, like Benjamin Franklin, intrigued by electricity. For her latest art piece, Steinkamp, a design media arts professor, created a sculptural video installation, titled “Winter Fountains,” which will be illuminated sunset to midnight from Thursday to March 18 as a part of the centennial celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Read more...

Photo: (Rachel Bai/Daily Bruin)

(Rachel Bai/Daily Bruin)


Erkki Huhtamo, a design media arts professor, will be performing compositions on the otamatone at "Presentation of Japanese Device Art" on Tuesday. Huhtamo will also showcase works of Japanese device art such as the chihuahua whistle and the knockman.
 (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Otamatone orchestra to perform as part of Japanese device art exhibit

An orchestra of instruments that resemble giant musical notes with head-shaped bulbs will fill the Broad Art Center with synthesized sounds Tuesday. The instrument, known as an otamatone, is a piece of Japanese device art that Erkki Huhtamo, a professor in design media arts, will showcase in an otamatone orchestra comprising UCLA design media arts students. Read more...

Photo: Erkki Huhtamo, a design media arts professor, will be performing compositions on the otamatone at "Presentation of Japanese Device Art" on Tuesday. Huhtamo will also showcase works of Japanese device art such as the chihuahua whistle and the knockman. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Erkki Huhtamo, a design media arts professor, will be performing compositions on the otamatone at "Presentation of Japanese Device Art" on Tuesday. Huhtamo will also showcase works of Japanese device art such as the chihuahua whistle and the knockman.
 (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Alumnus Shen Heckel helped direct the play "Rotterdam," which is about two women in a relationship who must redefine their relationship when one of them comes out as transgender.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus helps direct play that aims to normalize transgender identity

Shen Heckel didn’t get the lead in “Rotterdam,” but the opportunity to work on a play about transgender identity made him determined to join the production. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Shen Heckel helped direct the play "Rotterdam," which is about two women in a relationship who must redefine their relationship when one of them comes out as transgender. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus Shen Heckel helped direct the play "Rotterdam," which is about two women in a relationship who must redefine their relationship when one of them comes out as transgender.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

“Sanctuary Art Show” will feature works of art from students that tackle what “sanctuary” means to them, including a photograph by second-year political science student Nicole Corona Diaz (left) and a painting by fourth-year sociology student Sierra Bronkhorst (right). (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Students aim to explore meaning of sanctuary through art show

Nicole Corona Diaz and Nelson Chavez photographed hands painted as monarch butterflies for their latest art piece. Their photograph will be displayed in “Sanctuary Art Show,” which will open Friday in the Academic Affairs Commission office and display student artwork focusing on the theme of sanctuary on campus. Read more...

Photo: “Sanctuary Art Show” will feature works of art from students that tackle what “sanctuary” means to them, including a photograph by second-year political science student Nicole Corona Diaz (left) and a painting by fourth-year sociology student Sierra Bronkhorst (right). (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

“Sanctuary Art Show” will feature works of art from students that tackle what “sanctuary” means to them, including a photograph by second-year political science student Nicole Corona Diaz (left) and a painting by fourth-year sociology student Sierra Bronkhorst (right). (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)


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