Sunday, August 19

Upcoming opera "The Mother of Us All" depicts feminist figure Susan B. Anthony and her fight for the women's right to vote. Although the show deals with historical events, its commentary on women's struggles is relevant even today, said director Michael Hackett, former chair of the theater department. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Susan B. Anthony opera spotlights suffragette struggle, women’s rights

Michelle Drever said she can’t help but tear up as she sings the words of Susan B. Anthony. Drever, a graduate voice student, is one of three women portraying the suffragette in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s upcoming show, “The Mother of Us All.” The opera, which follows Anthony’s life and legacy as she fought to earn women the right to vote, is a collaboration between Opera UCLA, UCLA Philharmonia and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and will premiere Friday at the Freud Playhouse. Read more...

Photo: Upcoming opera "The Mother of Us All" depicts feminist figure Susan B. Anthony and her fight for the women's right to vote. Although the show deals with historical events, its commentary on women's struggles is relevant even today, said director Michael Hackett, former chair of the theater department. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Upcoming opera "The Mother of Us All" depicts feminist figure Susan B. Anthony and her fight for the women's right to vote. Although the show deals with historical events, its commentary on women's struggles is relevant even today, said director Michael Hackett, former chair of the theater department. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus explores heritage through multimedia at Pop-Up Magazine’s LA show

Gustavo Arellano knew exactly what he wanted to talk about on the stage of the Ace Hotel’s theater: a belt. For Arellano, a Latin American studies alumnus, the belt holds personal and political significance for his family and society during the Trump administration. Read more...

Photo: Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Maru García put on "Vivarium: A Place of Life," an installation featuring various plant life. The installation also featured a performer interacting with the plants' environment. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Interdisciplinary art installation displays symbiosis of people, nature

The Art | Sci Center gallery replaced paintings and sculptures with mosses, plants and mushrooms Thursday. The UCLA gallery housed “Vivarium: A Place of Life,” an art installation by graduate design media arts student Maru García. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Maru García put on "Vivarium: A Place of Life," an installation featuring various plant life. The installation also featured a performer interacting with the plants' environment. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Maru García put on "Vivarium: A Place of Life," an installation featuring various plant life. The installation also featured a performer interacting with the plants' environment. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Students in the East African Student Association are working to put together the club’s first culture show highlighting the cultures of the various nations throughout East Africa. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Culture night showcases diversity of East African groups through dance

Students will wear large, patterned Sudanese wraps and light, white Ethiopian dresses at the first UCLA East African Student Association culture show. The show will feature traditional dances from six East African nations, trivia questions and a fashion show Sunday in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom. Read more...

Photo: Students in the East African Student Association are working to put together the club’s first culture show highlighting the cultures of the various nations throughout East Africa. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Students in the East African Student Association are working to put together the club’s first culture show highlighting the cultures of the various nations throughout East Africa. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Graduate students in design media arts Lena Weissbrot, who also goes by Lena NW, and Christina Curlee, who also goes by PhaZero, both designed video games they will showcase Tuesday in Broad Art Center. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Student-designed video games explore themes of identity, decisions

This post was updated May 8 at 1:20 p.m.  Players can relive high school – and all the angst that comes with it – in an alternate reality within the video game “Super Super Rap Battle Temptation Nightmare Academy.” Students can play the game, along with another student-designed game, “Artifacts II,” in an exhibition Tuesday at Broad Art Center. Read more...

Photo: Graduate students in design media arts Lena Weissbrot, who also goes by Lena NW, and Christina Curlee, who also goes by PhaZero, both designed video games they will showcase Tuesday in Broad Art Center. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Graduate students in design media arts Lena Weissbrot, who also goes by Lena NW, and Christina Curlee, who also goes by PhaZero, both designed video games they will showcase Tuesday in Broad Art Center. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

Theater review: ‘School of Rock’

“School of Rock” opens like a concert, complete with smoke, sweeping red lights and a rock band performing with guitars and drums. Then walls of a bedroom, and later, school maps and doors slide in, transitioning the concert opening into a musical and introducing the reality of the main character’s unsuccessful music career. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s spring showcase Project II will continue through Saturday. It will feature play adaptations of two graduate students. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Student-directed plays highlight enduring relevance of critique on class, power

Student directors put the spotlight on class conflict for Project II. The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s annual spring showcase, Project II, will feature the works of two graduate directing students: “The Exception and the Rule,” directed by Jean Carlo Yunén, and “Woyzeck,” directed by Mark Anthony Vallejo. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s spring showcase Project II will continue through Saturday. It will feature play adaptations of two graduate students. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s spring showcase Project II will continue through Saturday. It will feature play adaptations of two graduate students. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)


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