TDPS 2018/2019 Season

2018/2019 Season

By Jeffrey M Jones
Directed by Christopher Herold
In this quirky and inventive play, ordinary married couple Jeff and Joan seem set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild antagonism and mutual boredom. But as time fragments and reassembles, dark forces emerge and the couple must contend with ghosts, beasts, and witches banging on their windows, wafting through their rooms, and wielding butcher knives. 

October 11-14, 2018 // The Playhouse at Zellerbach Hall
Studio Production


By Molière, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

Directed by Domenique Lozano

A con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader wheedles his way into the home of a gullible wealthy man in the midst of a mid-life crisis—and promptly sets the household topsy turvy. If not for quick-witted Dorine, grounded Elmire, and patient Cléante, all might be lost! Lechery, egotism, young love, deception, and delusion collide in Moliere’s famous classic work that skewers religious hypocrisy and self-inflated egotism.

November 9-18, 2018 // The Playhouse at Zellerbach Hall
Playhouse Production
The Fall Choreography Showcase features the original work of emerging choreographers. Under the direction of choreographer and TDPS professor Joe Goode, TDPS students present original solos and duets.
December 6-7, 2018 // Zellerbach Room 7


Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of TDPS’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019 will feature new choreography by: Joe Goode; Rulan Tangen; Latanya Tigner; a current student; and an alumnus of the dance program, selected from a call for applications.

February 21-March 2, 2019 // The Playhouse at Zellerbach Hall
Playhouse Production

TDPS presents three one-act plays directed by TDPS students. Benjamin Arsenault will direct Silence by British playwright Harold Pinter (1969), Gabriela Pool will direct Springtime by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés (1989), and Marie Shelton will direct Footfalls by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett (1976).

March 14-17, 2019 // Durham Studio Theater
Studio Production
TDPS student Kyra Katagi uses dance to explore ideas of nationality, duality, and assimilation, and to add her voice to the narrative of Asians in America, their multicultural (dis)connect. and their relation to space and home.

April 24-25, 2019 // Zellerbach Room Z170

A new play with songs by Caridad Svich
Based on a novel by Isabel Allende
Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family — their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country. This darkly poetic adaptation incorporates magical realism to weave the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

April 26-May 5, 2018 // The Playhouse at Zellerbach Hall 
Playhouse Production