Past Productions

Background image: 2018 Production of "Tartuffe," directed by Domenique Lozano

Browse the last 10 years of TDPS Playhouse and Studio Productions below. We hope to provide a more extensive archive of our productions in the near future.



By Charles L. Mee

Directed by Christopher Herold

November 16–19, 2023

Zellerbach Playhouse

Wintertime explores the joy, pathos, and vast power of love—with its capacity to both save and destroy us. Set in an idyllic woodland vacation home just before New Year's Eve, the play follows four couples (and some unexpected guests) as they struggle with their hopes, disappointments, passions, and each other. Written by visionary playwright, historian, and author Charles Mee, and with echoes of Chekhov, Magritte, Shakespeare, and Feydeau, Wintertime is a masterpiece of explosive theatricality and comedic delight.

Berkeley Dance Project 2024: Pop-Up Dance Exchange

Directed by Lisa Wymore & Iu-Hui Chua

February 22–25, 2024

Zellerbach Playhouse

Celebrating Berkeley's diverse and vibrant community of movers and makers, our annual dance concert features new choreography by faculty members, students, and a local guest artist. Ranging from lively group pieces to intimate solo acts, the Pop-Up Dance Exchange brings together explorations across styles, cultures, and genres in an embracing space where dynamic movers can share their unique expressions. 

Featured choreographers include Lisa Wymore, Iu-Hui Chua, Sila Poe Charukesnant, Freddie Glavey, Teo Lin-Bianco, Erin Yoon, Tatianna Steiner (with Danceworx), Ballet Folklórico Reflejos Del Sol, and Fei Tian Dancers.

The River Bride

By Marisela Treviño Orta

Directed by Karina Gutiérrez

March 14–17, 2024

Durham Studio Theater

Celebrating Berkeley's diverse and vibrant community of movers and makers, our annual dance concert features new choreography by faculty members, students, and a local guest artist. Ranging from lively group pieces to intimate solo acts, the Pop-Up Dance Exchange brings together explorations across styles, cultures, and genres in an embracing space where dynamic movers can share their unique expressions. 

Choreographers & Dance Groups: Lisa Wymore, Iu-Hui Chua, Sila Poe Charukesnant, Freddie Glavey, Teo Lin-Bianco, Erin Yoon, Tatianna Steiner (with Danceworx), Ballet Folklórico Reflejos Del Sol, and Fei Tian Dancers

The Wednesday Club

Written & Directed by Joe Goode

Music Direction & Composition by Ben Juodvalkis

April 25–28, 2024

Zellerbach Playhouse

What do a gay cowboy, a slam poetry genius, a revolutionary poet, a naturalist, a couple of starry-eyed lovers, and a doomsayer have in common? They all want to experiment with the theatrical form as members of the Wednesday Club, a group of LGBTQ+ drama nerds (and their allies) who get together to test out their theatrical innovations every Wednesday evening in a church basement.

Based on songs from the repertoire of the Joe Goode Performance Group, this piece looks at the sometimes painful process of collaboration and the wisdom that can be gleaned from listening and slogging through the rough stuff to arrive at a place of trust and belonging.


In the Red and Brown Water

By Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by Margo Hall

October 13–16, 2022

Zellerbach Playhouse

A spirited, young runner with a promising future, Oya is faced with an impossible choice: stay home to care for her ailing mother or follow her dreams of becoming a track star. Caught between expectations and desires, loyalty and passion, Oya must learn to navigate the turbulent waters of adulthood in southern Louisiana. 

Acclaimed writer Tarell Alvin McCraney (Oscar winner for Moonlight) weaves together lyrical dialogue, evocative music, and Yoruba mythology from Africa and the Caribbean in this powerful coming-of-age story.

The Late Wedding

By Christopher Chen

Directed by Peter Glazer

November 17–20, 2022

Zellerbach Playhouse

The Late Wedding is a sharp, witty, and seductive journey into life, love, and the rituals that keep things interesting. Along the way, we encounter some unique relationships, a spy thriller, and a rocket hurtling through space, ending on a lunar beach and the promised nuptials… maybe.

Inspired by the writings of fabulist Italo Calvino, this provocative and unpredictable play by TDPS alum Christopher Chen (Obie Award-winner for Caught) celebrates the potent magic and mystery of theater.

Berkeley Dance Project 2023: Within These Walls

By Lenora Lee Dance

February 23–26, 2023

Zellerbach Playhouse

Within These Walls is an award-winning multimedia experience that integrates contemporary dance with poetry, original music, and video projection. Inspired by the experiences of the estimated 170,000 Chinese immigrants who were processed—and often unjustly detained or interrogated—at the U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island between 1910 to 1940, Within These Walls serves as a meditation on healing, resilience, and compassion.

Lenora Lee Dance premiered Within These Walls in 2017 as a site-specific performance at the Angel Island Immigration Station. The company received a Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Production from the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards Committee. TDPS is re-staging the work with a cast of 14 students for Berkeley Dance Project, the department's annual dance concert.


By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Peter Glazer

Production Concept by Patrick Russell

March 16–19, 2023

Durham Studio Theater

Acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost life. With contemporary characters, plot twists, enchanting music, and whimsical design, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Daughters of Leda

By Madeline Sayet

Directed by Shannon R. Davis

April 27–30, 2023

Zellerbach Playhouse

As the seasons change and Persephone returns to the underworld, a mortal girl arrives at the same time asking questions that turn history upside down. The Fates have a game up their sleeves—they are tired, they need a vacation. But in order to leave, they have to return the stories they exploited.

In a whirlwind of events, Adam and Eve, Leda (and the Swan), Helen, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, and Electra all come together to choose their own destinies and finally tell their side of the stories that have instilled fear of feminine knowledge for far too long.


Pool of Unknown Wonders: Undertow of the Soul

By Philip Kan Gotanda

Directed by Michael Socrates Moran

October 14–17, 2021

Zellerbach Playhouse

"However many begin, that many must arrive."

In an unfamiliar world, six unexpected companions find themselves on a common journey, facing unforeseen tests to achieve an unknown goal. Inspired by Hermann Hesse's Journey to the East, Philip Kan Gotanda's surreal new drama plumbs the depths of the human quest for meaning in a fresh, urgent parable on wholeness, identity, and belonging.

Berkeley Dance Project 2022: If Then

By Kinetech Arts & Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts

Streaming: April 1 – December 31, 2022

Drawing on their years of exploration at the intersection of choreography and technology, Bay Area dance companies Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts and Kinetech Arts collaborated with student dancers to create two original films: 

In Search of an Outcome (directed by Sheldon B. Smith and Lisa Wymore of SWDA) investigates the similarities between machine learning and the creative choices used in making dance improvisation.

Detour (directed by Daiane Lopes da Silva and Weidong Yang of Kinetech Arts) is a reflection on two years of uncertainties, fear, and solitude, as well as a continuation of ongoing research on non-deterministic technologies, scientific concepts, and choreography.

The After Party

Directed by Erika Chong Shuch

Created in collaboration with the cast

March 10–13, 2022

Durham Studio Theater

You're invited to The After Party—a social event that flirts with performance... or a performance that flirts with a social event? Co-hosted by seven ensemble members, this gathering dances in the space between celebration and grief as we navigate the necessity and impossibility of our togetherness. Guests should be ready to throw their hands up in joy and despair!

Men On Boats

By Jaclyn Backhaus

Directed by Domenique Lozano

April 28 – May 1, 2022

Zellerbach Playhouse

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true-ish history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of foolhardy yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

Performed by a dynamic, nimble cast of female and nonbinary actors, this rollicking comedy skewers the American myth of man-ifest destiny and challenges conventional notions about who gets to make history.

Daughters of Leda

By Madeline Sayet

Directed by Shannon R. Davis

April 27–30, 2023

Zellerbach Playhouse

As the seasons change and Persephone returns to the underworld, a mortal girl arrives at the same time asking questions that turn history upside down. The Fates have a game up their sleeves—they are tired, they need a vacation. But in order to leave, they have to return the stories they exploited.

In a whirlwind of events, Adam and Eve, Leda (and the Swan), Helen, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, and Electra all come together to choose their own destinies and finally tell their side of the stories that have instilled fear of feminine knowledge for far too long.


Unstable Connection

Directed by Margo Hall

Created in collaboration with the cast

Live Stream: November 6–15, 2020

Unstable Connection is a devised performance project that explores what it means to be a student in 2020. Drawing on personal experiences and "moment work," students created this 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).

Curly Fries: A Working Title

By Patricia Cotter, Geetha Reddy, and Alejandra Maria Rivas

Directed by Domenique Lozano

On-Demand: December 12, 2020 – May 14, 2021

Twelve young people navigate a world blindsided by a 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?

Commissioned from three of the Bay Area's most talented storytellers and created in a collaborative, organic process, this six-part webisode series mirrors our experience of the world today: no one quite knows where the story is headed.

Stupid F##king Bird

By Aaron Posner

Directed by Christopher Herold

Live Stream: April 24 – May 1, 2021

In this irreverent and brutally honest remix 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.

The Trojan Women

By Euripides

Translated by Richmond Lattimore

Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian

On-Demand Audio Play: 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.

Berkeley Dance Project 2021: Turntables

Directed by Latanya d. Tigner and Lashon Daley

On-Demand: May 20 – December 21, 2021

Created by Latanya d. Tigner and Lashon Daley in collaboration with the company members, Turntables centers the story of the Cal Bearettes and their struggle to find space and respect on UC Berkeley's campus. Despite being the first majorette-style dance team in the University of California system, these women of color are often relegated to practice in parking garages, are mocked during games, and are denied athletic funding. The Bearettes symbolize the trials that Black women and women of color have faced as they seek to find resources, provisions, and a safe place to call their own.

Traversing experiences of the 1960s sit-ins, Turntables brings their current struggle into conversation with the Civil Rights Movement. In the 1960s, protestors staged sit-ins in order to stand up against being treated as second-class citizens. In 2021, the Cal Bearettes "stand" for the same reason.


Who Shot La Miguelito?

Written & Directed by Sean San José

October 17–19, 2019

Zellerbach Playhouse

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens... and ghosts. Originally created for the San Francisco performance group Campo Santo, the piece has been made anew for UC Berkeley with an original score, immersive design, and incorporated student stories.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

By Bertolt Brecht

Directed by Christine Nicholson

November 15–24, 2019

Zellerbach Playhouse

This captivating play within a play tells the corresponding stories of an agrarian land dispute and a young servant who sacrifices her own well-being to raise an abandoned child. Bertolt Brecht masterfully employs historification and distancing to reveal the hidden (and not so hidden) oppression of the powerless by the powerful. We are challenged not only to see the inequality inherent in power structures, but also to find ways to change our relationship to those structures—to find our way to justice, fairness, and compassion in the face of overwhelming odds.

Berkeley Dance Project 2020

Directed by Lisa Wymore

February 20–29, 2020

Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? How can dance making be a form of community making? How do communities use dance performance to bring forth new narratives and framings of the world? The program features new dance pieces by Bay Area choreographers Lisa Wymore, Latanya Tigner, and Erik Lee; emerging student choreographers Joyce Chan and Eden Cayabyab; and student dance groups Maya and Fei Tian Dancers.

The Arsonists

By Max Frisch

Translated by Alistair Beaton

Directed by Patrick Russell

March 12–13, 2020*

Durham Studio Theater

In a nameless town. At an unknown time. A community is on edge as arsonists wreak havoc in the night, going door to door, setting homes ablaze. When the self-assured businessman Biedermann finds himself with the arsonists on his doorstep, will he be prepared for their cunning and coercive tactics?

As timeless as it is timely, Max Frisch’s cautionary comic parable on greed, apathy, and the power of persuasion has the urgency of a ticking time bomb.

*Performances scheduled for March 14–15 were cancelled due to COVID-19.

Snowflakes, or Rare White People

By Dustin Chinn

Directed by Mina Morita

On-Demand Audio Play: May 1–20, 2020*

Delivered with a medium shaped in the early 20th century and captured in our 21st century during this unprecedented pandemic, this play takes us to 23rd-Century Nueva New York. In the city, the remaining white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

Inspired by the Hall of Asian Peoples at the American Museum of Natural History and articles bemoaning the "dwindling majority" of white Americans, Chinn's play cleverly explores American conceptions of race and ethnicity, representation, and the precariousness of social status.

*In-person performances scheduled for April 24 – May 3 were cancelled due to COVID-19.


70 Scenes of Halloween

By Jeffrey M. Jones

Directed by Christopher Herold

October 11–14, 2018

Zellerbach Playhouse

70 Scenes of Halloween is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives.

The turbulent tale is told in 70 brief scenes played out of order, resulting in a wild, dreamlike ride. One minute, the couple is greeting trick-or-treaters, and the next, they are succumbing to inner demons. Husbands become wolves and wives become phantoms in a haunted home that offers a weirdly comical and thought-provoking glimpse into the nature of relationships.


By Molière

Directed by Domenique Lozano

November 9–11, 2018*

Zellerbach Playhouse

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 Molière's famous classic work that skewers religious hypocrisy and self-inflated egotism.

*Performances scheduled for November 16–18 were cancelled due to wildfire smoke.

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Directed by Joe Goode

February 21 – March 2, 2019

Zellerbach Playhouse

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley's dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers features works by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as UC Berkeley student Katie O'Connor.

From a haunting solo to a 10-dancer mosaic, the works in BDP 2019 represent a wide range of sources and styles: Goode incorporates spoken word and song into a piece based on the buddhist concept of "the undefended heart;" Tangen brings attention to local indigenous histories and perspectives; Tigner honors choreographer Ruth Beckford, recognized as the mother of African diasporic dance in the Bay Area; and Hill draws from supernatural elements of her Jamaican Maroon ancestry.

Beckett / Fornés / Pinter

Directed by Benjamin Arsenault, Gabriella Pool, and Marie Shelton

March 14–17, 2019

Durham Studio Theater

This student-directed showcase of unconventional, modernist plays explores how we try (and fail) to make sense of the world. The showcase features Footfalls (1976) by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, Silence (1969) by British playwright Harold Pinter, and Springtime (1989) by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés.

The House of the Spirits

By Caridad Svich

Based on the novel by Isabel Allende

Directed by Michael Socrates Moran

April 26 – May 5, 2019

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 South America. This darkly poetic adaptation incorporates magical realism to weave the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.



By Mary Zimmerman

Directed by Christopher Herold

October 13–22, 2017

Zellerbach Playhouse

In Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, tales from Ovid come to magical life in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory. In a visually fantastic world—set in and around a pool of water—the human and the divine collide, and such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

Mechanics of Love

By Dipika Guha

Directed by Christine Nicholson

November 16–19, 2017

Zellerbach Playhouse

A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Written by up-and-coming Bay Area-based playwright Dipika Guha, this delightful pirouette of a play explores the complicated relationship between love and memory. What do you gain from love? And what do you lose?

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Directed by James Graham and Katie Faulkner

February 15–24, 2018

Zellerbach Playhouse

This year’s Berkeley Dance Project features new choreography by Bay Area-based choreographers Katie Faulkner and James Graham. Graham explores gender identity, self-understanding, and how we present ourselves in the world, while Faulkner builds imaginative connections between stories of metamorphosis, surreality, and the supernatural.

All in the Timing

By David Ives

Directed by Tanvi Agrawal, Ceylan Ersoy, Angelina V. Steshenko, and Carmel Suchard

March 15–18, 2018

Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by multiple TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.

The Dream of Kitamura

Written & Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

April 20–29, 2018

Zellerbach Playhouse

When Lord Rosanjin dreams the demon Kitamura is coming to kill him, he hires bodyguards to defend against his horrifying hallucinations. But are they who they appear to be? And what of the icy, repressed Lady Zuma and his petulant daughter Otsu? Playwright and TDPS faculty member Philip Kan Gotanda collaborates with choreographer Katie Faulkner to weave a mythic fever dream of how love kills love in the rotting House of Rosanjin.


Heart of Spain: A Musical of the Spanish Civil War

By Peter Glazer and Eric Peltoniemi

Directed by Peter Glazer

October 21–30, 2016

Zellerbach Playhouse

Presented in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), this musical follows a diverse group of US volunteers—men and women from a mix of socio-economic classes and ethnic backgrounds—across the Atlantic, over the Pyrenees, and into battle as they defend the Spanish Republic against fascist General Francisco Franco's military coup on the eve of WWII.

Reentry: The Process of Resilience

Created & Directed by Joe Goode

November 17–20, 2016

Durham Studio Theater

This new dance theater work by acclaimed choreographer Joe Goode is derived from interviews with UC Berkeley student veterans and recent graduates. The piece does not aim to heroize, instead exploring how these brave individuals have learned and worked to be resilient as they reintegrate into civilian life, and what they can teach us about the tenacity of the human spirit.

Polaroid Stories

By Naomi Iizuka

Directed by Margo Hall

March 3–12, 2017

Zellerbach Playhouse

Naomi Iizuka transports Ovid's Metamorphoses myths to the streets, where punks, street kids, and sex workers weave mythology and their lives together into a spellbinding and haunting tapestry. With poetry and profanity, these youth living on the edge manipulate stories and the truth to understand, alter, forget, or escape the circumstances that keep them homeless: addiction, abuse, and poverty.

Berkeley Dance Project 2017: Digging Deep

Directed by James Graham and Krista DeNio

April 20–29, 2017

Zellerbach Playhouse

BDP 2017 explores how we communicate with each other as humans, and the connections we have to our world and the organic life and elements that surround us. Krista DeNio's Network considers the incredible abilities of plants and humans to survive and thrive, even in tiny spaces and constrained realities, while James Graham's For Elements explores the concepts of earth, fire, air, and water, and our relationships to each element.


The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov

Translated by Libby Appel

Directed by Lura Dolas

Zellerbach Playhouse

October 23 – November 1, 2015

At the start of the twentieth century, as Russia rolls toward revolution, widowed Ranyevskaya returns home after a decade abroad to discover that her estate and its cherry orchard are at risk of being sold. In Chekhov's great classic, Ranyevskaya and her family must confront their shifting fortunes in order to save their beloved orchard, or else they are doomed to lose it.

A Murder of Crows

By Mac Wellman

Directed by Peter Glazer

November 19–22, 2015

Durham Studio Theater

In an apocalyptic America gone grotesque with toxic pollution, Susannah reels after her father’s untimely death under a pile of radioactive chicken droppings. With her brother turning into a golden sundial and the rest of her greedy family growing ever more dysfunctional, Susannah follows her dead father’s advice and sets out to live with the crows.  

Chavez Ravine

By Culture Clash

Directed by Sean San José

March 4–13, 2016

Zellerbach Playhouse

Chavez Ravine brings to life a small Mexican-American community in Los Angeles that became a target for political maneuvering and land acquisition—and the eventual home of Dodger Stadium.  A mixture of history, comedy and outrage, this freewheeling play incorporates music and vaudeville to tell the true story of how and why the inhabitants of Chavez Ravine lost their homes.  

Berkeley Dance Project 2016: Locally Grown

Directed by Lisa Wymore

Choreography by Lisa Wymore, Amara Tabor-Smith, Katie Faulkner, and TDPS Students

April 21–30, 2016

Zellerbach Playhouse

In BDP 2016, Lisa Wymore explores sensor technology, interactive performance and sculptor Bruce Beasley’s “Rondo” series; Amara Tabor-Smith responds to the history of the Black Power Movement in the Bay Area, from the Panthers to Black Lives Matter; and Katie Faulkner creates a collaborative piece drawing on diverse stories of genesis and growth.  



By Charles L. Mee

Directed by Christopher Herold

October 17–26, 2014

Zellerbach Playhouse

When James falls in love at first sight with Tessa, he inadvertently joins an extended circle of her family and friends, all of whom are also in love—not always with their partner, and not always happily, but hilariously and crazily, hopelessly and ardently. Interweaving lyrical language with music and movement, this romantic comedy paints a beautiful, complex, and ultimately haunting portrait of love.


By Eugène Ionesco

Directed by Joshua Williams

November 14–23, 2014

Durham Studio Theater

Everyone in Berenger's town is turning into a rhinoceros. As Berenger loses his friends and co-workers to this unusual pandemic, he faces a difficult choice: defend his humanity, or follow the movement? Ionesco's absurdist indictment of conformity brings big laughs and bigger ideas to the Berkeley stage.

Aulis: An Act of Nihilism in One Long Act

By Christopher Chen

Directed by Mina Morita

March 6–15, 2015

Zellerbach Playhouse

TDPS alumnus Christopher Chen returns with a bold new play! In this humorous, absurdist take on Euripides, King Agamemnon faces a heart-wrenching choice: Sacrifice his beloved only daughter to the gods, or condemn the entire Greek army to defeat before ever reaching Troy.

Berkeley Dance Project 2015: Aloft

Directed by Lisa Wymore

Choreography by Jo Kreiter, Ann Carlson, and Lisa Wymore

April 16–25, 2015

Zellerbach Playhouse

TDPS presents a night of three very distinct styles of dance: Jo Kreiter will lead students in her award-winning style of aerial dance; Ann Carlson will re-stage Flag, her canonical piece exploring the role of the body in the performance of nationhood; and TDPS Professor Lisa Wymore will create a work based on the theories of Saul Perlmutter, Berkeley Nobel Laureate in Physics.