theatre and dance

Recreating Iconic Manhattan for 'Flora the Red Menace'

New York City in 1935 was a melting pot of talents, hopes and dreams, attracting young artists ready to conquer the world. For the musical “Flora the Red Menace” – set in this period of upheaval and change – directors, choreographers, designers and dramaturgs at UC Davis have immersed themselves in the fashion, politics and art of 1935.

1974 - Jack De Golia

Theatre Graduate Gives Voice to Explorer’s Story

During the past few years, Jack De Golia (Theatre and Dance, ’74) has narrated 90 audiobooks for, done e-learning narration for major companies, and provided voices for video games and commercials. His favorite project has been the dark detective series Dirty Deeds by Armand Rosamilia, for which he recently won an Earphone Award from Audio File Magazine.

Double Majors: Pursue Your Passions

As a double major in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and Theatre and Dance, Shannon McCoy finds herself switching between art and science nearly every day. That’s a good thing, she said.

Degree in Theatre and Dance First Stage for Creative Careers

Graduates Making a Difference on Broadway, TV — and in the Human Race

Only a work produced by the theatre industry could so blatantly express the feeling that many liberal-arts degree candidates might be already thinking. In fact, one could exchange the word “English” for almost any other liberal arts degree, including “theatre.” The character Princeton in the musical Avenue Q sings:

What do you do with a B.A. in English? / What is my life going to be?

Four years of college and plenty of knowledge / Have earned me this useless degree

1963 - David Freund

Photographer David Freund (B.A., theatre and dance, ’63) has a four-volume book set, Gas Stop, set for release by Steidl Publishers later this year. Gas Stop illustrates the role of the gas station in American culture, landscape and architecture. The photographs were taken in 47 states between 1978 and 1980, the final years of most traditional stations. Freund’s work has been shown at MoMA P.S. 1 and the George Eastman House and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.