The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is proud to welcome six new lecturers in Fall 2023 who will teach in the areas of acting, costume design, scenic design, performance studies, and stage management.Read more about TDPS welcomes six new lecturers in Fall 2023
Outside the classroom, members of the TDPS community have been making their mark on stage and in print over the past year. Read on to learn about some of their recent performances, publications, and accolades....Read more about Summer 2023 highlights from faculty, staff, and graduate students
The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) will present five dynamic productions in its 2023/2024 Season, offering an exciting array of theatrical genres and dance forms. With mentorship from faculty, staff, and...Read more about Announcing the TDPS 2023/2024 Performance Season
The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is proud to welcome Timmia Hearn DeRoy as acting assistant professor of directing and social justice theater as of July 1, 2023.
After working on hundreds of stage productions over an illustrious 42-year career at UC Berkeley, theater supervisor Eugene Palmer has retired from the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS).
"I’d like to thank the many students...Read more about Eugene Palmer, theater supervisor, retires after 42 years at UC Berkeley
Having worked with thousands of students over 21 years with the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS), undergraduate advisor and lecturer Michael Mansfield retired from UC Berkeley at the end of June.
Philip Kan Gotanda is one of six UC Berkeley faculty members to be elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2023. Founded...Read more about Philip Kan Gotanda elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Professor SanSan Kwan is a 2023 co-recipient of the Beatriz Manz Award, presented by the College of Letters & Science Advisory Board as part of the inaugural ...Read more about SanSan Kwan among inaugural recipients of L&S Faculty Awards
TDPS faculty member Abigail De Kosnik is one of five recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award, the most prestigious honor for teaching at UC Berkeley...Read more about Abigail De Kosnik receives 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award
By Anne Brice, Berkeley News
When Lenora Lee, an artistic director, dancer and choreographer, debuted Within These Walls in 2017, she had no idea what the impact would be on the audience.
The immersive work was performed by a cast of 14 dancers on...Read more about Berkeley Dance Project: Students explore Angel Island detainees’ experiences
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 was a "
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'
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