Wednesday, November 14

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)

Artist considers intersections of rock ’n’ roll and protest in installation

Alumna Nikita Gale used a theory found in The Beach Boys’ music to inspire her current exhibition at the Hammer Museum. The theory involves taking one note and repeating it in a multitude of voices, making it sound more forceful than it would with just a single voice, she said. Read more...

Photo: 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...

Photo: “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)

“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)

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)


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