IMPORTANT NOTICE for April 27 events: BDP performance canceled & location change for Playwrights Showcase

Dear TDPS community, 

This coming Thursday, April 27, Ann Coulter plans to speak at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza. This visit has received national media coverage, and the campus is bracing for protests. Due to the potential for violence, campus police has recommended that all campus events Thursday afternoon/evening be re-scheduled. 

To ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and patrons, TDPS leadership has made the decision to change our Thursday, April 27 evening presentations as follows:

• The Thursday performance of Berkeley Dance Project 2017 will be canceled. The TDPS box office will be contacting all ticketed patrons to either exchange their ticket to Friday or Saturday, or process a refund. 

• Playwrights Showcase will be moved from Zellerbach Room 7 to Hearst Field Annex – D23 Acting Studio for Thursday, April 27. Please note that the showcase presentation on Friday will remain in Zellerbach Room 7. 

• Our meet and greet of Directors and Choreographers will continue as planned in Durham Studio Theater. Attendees are encouraged to enter through the West entrance, as you would normally enter the theater. 

Students, faculty, and staff are otherwise encouraged to avoid Sproul Plaza and the Southern border of campus.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to TDPS Chair Lisa Wymore at