By Anne Brice, Berkeley News
It was fall 2022 and UC Berkeley’s first Black Wednesday of the year. Student Kaiyah Florence, excited to reconnect with the Black community on campus after summer break, wasn’t going to miss it.
“When I started at Berkeley in...Read more about Coming-of-age play is about love, loss and the choices we make
TDPS faculty member Margo Hall and recent alum Joseph Gonzalez are featured in the article "Investing in inspiration" in the September 2022 issue of California magazine. Among other stories of inspiring faculty members, the article highlights how Hall's acting class
Dear TDPS Community,
It is with humility and not a little bit of trepidation that I step into the role of department chair, especially after so many visionary leaders who have guided the department before me. I want to give a special shout out to my...Read more about A welcome note from SanSan Kwan, incoming department chair
Back Stages, released this week by Northwestern University Press, is a collection of 20 essays spanning the career of Professor Shannon Jackson.
"Jackson explores a range of disciplinary, institutional, and political...Read more about New book by Shannon Jackson explores 'social and aesthetic practice of performance'
Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion Dania Matos sent the following message on Monday, May 16:
Dear Black leaders on campus,
The news of the anti-Black mass shooting in Buffalo this weekend is shocking and horrific. I imagine many of you felt deep sadness or anger as you...Read more about Standing with our Black community after racist Buffalo shooting
When UC Berkeley professor Lisa Wymore began coordinating this year’s Berkeley Dance Project in fall 2021, she assumed the annual showcase of original works...Read more about Berkeley Dance Project 2022 film ‘opened a portal of new ideas’
Beth Piatote, an affiliated faculty member in the Graduate Group in Performance Studies, is a featured playwright in the 12th Annual Short Play Festival by Native Voices at the Autry. The festival includes two readings of Piatote's play, Tricksters, Unite! (March 20 at The...Read more about Beth Piatote's short play featured by Native Voices at the Autry
Professor SanSan Kwan discussed her new book, Love Dances, with fellow TDPS faculty member Sima Belmar in a Berkeley Book Chat hosted by the Townsend Center...Read more about SanSan Kwan discusses new book, 'Love Dances'
Shannon Steen, associate professor in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and American Studies, has been appointed associate dean for programs and planning by the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley....Read more about Shannon Steen appointed associate dean by College of Letters & Science
Vincente Perez, Ph.D. candidate in performance studies, is one of two graduate students selected for the fall 2021 Poetry & the Senses Fellowship by the Arts Research Center (ARC).
The ARC Fellows Program...Read more about Ph.D. candidate Vincente Perez selected for Poetry & the Senses Fellowship
Jack Carpenter, continuing lecturer for lighting design, has retired from TDPS after eight years.
"I want to thank all of my lighting design students, the crews, stage managers, creative teams, and performers for the productions over the past eight years," Jack said. "You all have made my...Read more about Jack Carpenter, lighting design lecturer, retires from TDPS
After more than 14 years as the staff scenic artist for TDPS, Glynn Bartlett is retiring from UC Berkeley to further pursue his interests in puppetry and other creative projects.
"Although I am retiring from TDPS, I am not retiring from being an artist," Glynn said. "Being an art maker...Read more about Glynn Bartlett, scenic artist, retires from TDPS
Angela Marino, associate professor in TDPS, has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR).
ASTR is a professional organization that fosters scholarship on...Read more about Angela Marino elected to Executive Committee of American Society for Theatre Research
Christopher Herold, TDPS continuing lecturer for acting and directing, is a recipient of this year's Extraordinary Teaching in...Read more about Christopher Herold receives Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award
From the UC Berkeley Graduate Division:
We are thrilled to announce that Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Associate Professor in the departments of African American Studies and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, will be joining the...Read more about Brandi Wilkins Catanese appointed associate dean of Graduate Divison
Dear TDPS Community,
We are alarmed and anguished by the escalating occurrences of racism, hatred, and violence towards Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people on campus at UC Berkeley, in our local community, and throughout the country. Our condolences go out to the family and...Read more about A statement of solidarity with AAPI communities
Dear TDPS Community,
I am stepping into very big shoes as our colleague and guiding light, Lisa Wymore, has done such a stellar job in the role of Chair. I must also say that it’s with a certain amount of trepidation that I accept this duty. In this moment of national awakening to racial...Read more about A letter from Joe Goode, incoming department chair
TDPS stands in solidarity with Black communities and all communities of color—all who are vulnerable, under siege, and at risk in our country. We believe we are united as faculty, students, and staff in principles that guide and inform our work as scholars, artisans, artists, educators, and...Read more about A statement of solidarity from TDPS leaders