CalDay 2018 – TDPS Events

  • Zellerbach Room 170, Bancroft Studio, Zellerbach Playhouse

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • 10:00 AM -9:00 PM

CalDay is UC Berkeley’s annual open house to welcome the community, prospective students, current students, kids and families. For complete information about the day, please visit the Cal Day website. Events hosted by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies are as follows:


Theater as Research and Research as Performance – Honors Project Presentations

10-11am
Zellerbach 170

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to watch four short presentations of new plays generated from embodied research. Undergraduate Theater and Performance Majors will present 6-8-minute selections from their original dramatic works, and share their playwriting processes. These Honors Project pieces explore bi-racial identity, homelessness, alcoholism, and cross-cultural education. Followed by Q&A.

Demonstration and Information Session: UC Berkeley Dance Program
11-11:45am
Bancroft Studio

Students in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies’s “Intermediate Modern Dance” class share movement combinations and choreography, followed by a Q&A session about TDPS with Department Chair Lisa Wymore.

Information Session: Dance the Bay (Student Run Dance Organization)
11:45am-12:15pm
Bancroft Studio

Meet core members of this exciting student-led dance group as they share their mission to promote dance through teaching youth, community outreach, and performance. They will also discuss how they became an Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) sponsored group and what that means.

Staged Reading of the play BARCODE, presented by The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
1-2pm
Zellerbach 170

Join us for excerpts from BarCode, a new play by undergraduate TDPS student Lila Mullins that wittily explores bartending culture and relationships, informed by a decade of firsthand experience. Lila will also discuss the research and creative process that went into this Honors project, from surveying bartenders to researching the psycho-social-addictive pull that a bar has on its patrons.

50 free tickets to the TDPS performance of THE DREAM OF KITAMURA
8:00pm
Zellerbach Playhouse

When Lord Rosanjin dreams the demon Kitamura is coming to kill him, he hires two bodyguards as defense against his hallucinations—but are they who they appear? Award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda weaves a mythic fever dream of how love kills love. 50 tickets available, first come first served, at the box office beginning at 7pm. Limit 1 per person.