Saturday, March 23

Jen Schroeder, an alumna and former NCAA softball player, founded three companies across the USA. Each of the three companies aims to provide training in softball and life skills to young girls. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)
Jen Schroeder, an alumna and former NCAA softball player, founded three companies across the USA. Each of the three companies aims to provide training in softball and life skills to young girls. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Ava Lalezarzadeh, a third-year theater student, will participate in a spoken-word segment during the showing of "The Sun Ladies VR Project." The virtual reality and performance piece, which will be featured Friday and Saturday at UCLA, aims to discourage violence against women. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Documentary uses virtual reality to spotlight women confronting violence in Iraq

A pair of goggles allows audience members to join the Yazidi warriors as they load guns and march through the Iraqi desert in uniform. On Friday and Saturday, UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television will feature creator Maria Bello’s virtual reality and performance piece “The Sun Ladies VR Project.” The show begins with Yazidi women training and sharing their stories of genocide and slavery in a virtual reality documentary, and is followed by UCLA students performing a spoken-word piece on violence against women in the U.S. Read more...

Ava Lalezarzadeh, a third-year theater student, will participate in a spoken-word segment during the showing of "The Sun Ladies VR Project." The virtual reality and performance piece, which will be featured Friday and Saturday at UCLA, aims to discourage violence against women. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Angel King, a fourth-year art student, created an inverted bedroom for the Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition. She said "Jellyhead," the piece showing in the New Wight Gallery, reflects her experience growing up in the foster care system, and is meant to evoke tension and unease. Within her artwork, a photo album with pictures of her family sits atop a sideways dresser, and pins and needles add to the dangerous aspects of her work, she said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Angel King, a fourth-year art student, created an inverted bedroom for the Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition. She said "Jellyhead," the piece showing in the New Wight Gallery, reflects her experience growing up in the foster care system, and is meant to evoke tension and unease. Within her artwork, a photo album with pictures of her family sits atop a sideways dresser, and pins and needles add to the dangerous aspects of her work, she said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Michael Lamont)
(Courtesy of Michael Lamont)

A vampire gang from the 19th century competes against a modern-day vampire group in "Blood Rock: The Musical." The choreography for each gang represents their differing backgrounds. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
A vampire gang from the 19th century competes against a modern-day vampire group in "Blood Rock: The Musical." The choreography for each gang represents their differing backgrounds. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

(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...

(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

This year’s Dance Marathon kicked of with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” sung by YOUTHphonics, a community service a cappella group, to tie into the theme of “Connect.”
(Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
This year’s Dance Marathon kicked of with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” sung by YOUTHphonics, a community service a cappella group, to tie into the theme of “Connect.”
(Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)