2020–2021 Season

Our 2020-2021 Season, presented entirely online, is free and open to the public. Please use the links below to find out how to access each show.


Christopher Herold, Continuing Lecturer, Acting and Directing

Stupid F##king Bird

By Aaron Posner
Directed by Christopher Herold
April 24 – May 1, 2021

In this hilarious, irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, an aspiring director rebels against the art of his mother’s generation while a young actor vies with an aging celebrity for the attention of an acclaimed writer. Utilizing multiple performative lenses, the play examines questions of art, love, loss, and the eternal (and elusive) pursuit of happiness. Learn more about Stupid F##king Bird

Toange Yeghiazarian, Director, Guest Artist

The Trojan Women

By Euripides
Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian
May 10–24, 2021

When one empire falls and another rises, who is caught in between? And how do the decisions made a century ago continue to reverberate through today’s global political dynamics? This geopolitical reframing of Euripides' timeless tragedy parallels the aftermath of the Trojan War­­­­­­—and its devastating effects on women—with the rise of the U.S. as an empire in the 20th century. Learn more about The Trojan Women

Latanya Tigner, Dance Lecturer

Berkeley Dance Project 2021

Directed by Latanya d. Tigner & Lashon Daley
Premiering in Spring 2021

Created by Latanya d. Tigner in collaboration with Lashon Daley and members of the talented cast, this original dance piece centers young, Black femininity and performance. Traversing experiences of the Civil Rights Movement, popular dance, and athletic competition, the piece explores themes of rage, joy, silence, opposition, and allyship. Learn more about Berkeley Dance Project 2021

Domenique Lozano, Acting Lecturer

Curly Fries: A Working Title

By Patricia Cotter, Geetha Reddy, and Alejandra Maria Rivas
Directed by Domenique Lozano
Available on-demand through May 14, 2021

Twelve young people navigate a world blindsided by a global pandemic and a reckoning for racial justice. How to go to school, pay the rent, stay alive, attend a protest, go on a date? Can curly fries save the day? Learn more about Curly Fries

Margo Hall, Acting Lecturer

Unstable Connection: A Devised Performance Project

Directed by Margo Hall
November 6 – December 18, 2020

Drawing on personal experiences, students created a collection of visceral performance pieces in response to their most pressing concerns: the coronavirus pandemic, racism and national discord, and the turbulent transition to remote learning (and living). Learn more about Unstable Connection


Student Workshops

Student workshops are designed as advanced study experiences, providing laboratories for nascent work. They provide opportunities for student writers, directors, and performers to develop ideas and get them on their feet. Workshops focus on language and performance with minimal technical production.

Newsflash: A Mini Musical

By Eleanor Hammond & Emily Beihold
Directed by Catherine Hill
May 7–8, 2021

This vignette follows three recent college graduates of different backgrounds vying for the same internship at a big New York City newspaper publication. As the highly accomplished candidates converse in the waiting room, they learn more about what truly matters in life more than they ever did in college.

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GRAY

Written & Directed by Elysse Green
October 27–28, 2020

After leaving his parents' anniversary party, Michael Wakefield is shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop. Now burdened and grieved, the Wakefields must try and put the pieces of their broken family back together. As time goes on, relationships are tested, secrets are revealed, and the need for love is stronger than ever.