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Cesar Chavez and Luis Valdez

When Zoot Suit premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 1978, it was more than just an instant success.

Kimberly Jannarone, Professor of Theater Arts received the Archie K. Davis Fellowship from the National Humanities Center (NHC). Professor Jannarone was one of 34 Fellows appointed by the NHC for the 2017-18 academic year.

"Voice training is incredibly important for young actors. When we are young we don't really have an awareness of all of the habits that we manifest in our body and voice. When we train actors, we awaken them to that awareness.

Danny Scheie, Professor of Theater Arts received a 2017 award from The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and recognizing excellence in theater arts.

MC: You have had a remarkable career as a theater artist. How did you get initially involved with the Wooster Group, one of the foremost experimental theater companies in America?

Andrew Doe

Andrew Doe, UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus of theater arts, died of lung cancer at his home in Vermont on July 12, 2017. His family shared the following thoughts from Theater Arts professor James Bierman about Andrew Doe’s time at UC Santa Cruz:

photo by Steve DiBartolomeo

Directed by Kinan Valdez, the satirical play features a superb cast of UC Santa Cruz students

Being very successful for over 50 years in the entertainment industry is no small feat. But actor Adilah Barnes takes it all in her stride.
The Lords of Navarre have fun at the humble clown Costard's expense, in Shakes-to-Go's production of Love's Labour's Lost at Watsonville High, 2016.

Theater Arts M.A. student Kerri Blake Cavanaugh is the resident dramaturg of "Shakes-To-Go," an annual Theater Arts program that abridges one of the works of William Shakespeare and tours the production to the schools of Santa Cruz and its neighboring counties.

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