Sunday, January 19

Tools of the Trade

The curtains are once again set to open on the annual Francis Ford Coppola One-Act Marathon at UCLA. Named after UCLA alum and world-renowned film director Francis Ford Coppola, the pioneering program, now in its sixth successful year, is unique in that it seeks to pair UCLA graduate film directors with their playwriting counterparts from the theater department. Read more...


Coppola discusses theater v. film debate

It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that Francis Ford Coppola is arguably the most famous, if not the most successful alumnus ever to have walked through the hallowed halls of UCLA’s prestigious School of Theater, Film and Television. Read more...


Review: Actors vocalize essence of humanity

In “N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk,” the rapid-fire, genre-defying tour de force that played in front of a fully-packed Freud Playhouse this past weekend, UCLA theater, the homegrown variety that is, might have finally found a voice truly to call its own. Read more...


UCLA theater puts Mee in the spotlight

Although probably less known to the world at large, Charles Mee is currently the toast of theater lovers everywhere. For the last two or three years, the polio-stricken writer of a growing canon of plays, and author of the autobiography “An Almost Normal Life,” has seen his plays surge in popularity. Read more...


N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk

It’s about race. One race, the human race. It’s about challenging stereotypes and assumptions. And it’s about de-powering the words. N*gger. Wetb*ck. Ch*nk. As the posters warn (or rather promise), the asterisks come off on Nov. Read more...


Alum writes her way to success

The riot of a play “Kate Crackernuts,” running this past month at the 24th Street Theatre in Los Angeles and now extended into November, is the fevered brainchild of one of America’s most exciting and emerging playwrights ““ Sheila Callaghan. Read more...


Review

“Vinegar Tom” Workshop 360 British playwright Caryl Churchill remains a favorite daughter of the American feminist theater movement, and it’s no wonder since her plays resonate with an uncommon power ““ her works take a scalpel to humanity and strip the world naked to its patriarchal core. Read more...