January 23, 2020

UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020 at 8 p.m. on Feb. 20–22 and Feb. 27–29 in The Playhouse at Zellerbach Hall. The dance concert features an all-student cast performing new works by Bay Area choreographers Erik Lee, Latanya d. Tigner and Lisa Wymore, as well as works created by students and dance groups at UC Berkeley.

December 20, 2019

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2015, Elissa Lee began studying occupational therapy at USC, and researching chronic care management in medically underserved populations at the Lifestyle Redesign for Chronic Conditions lab. For her work, she was named a Student Innovator by the Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science.


Dear TDPS Community,

November 26, 2019

Berkeley News

After student Drew Woodson took a playwriting course with Philip Gotanda, a professor in the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at Berkeley, he realized he had a story to tell. Two years later, that story would become his first play, Your Friend, Jay Silverheels. “The original idea for this play came out of this frustration I was having as an actor of not being able to find monologues that really fit and felt true to who I am as a Native person,” says Woodson.

October 18, 2019

Berkeley News

Who Shot la Miguelito?, written and directed by Sean San José, who grew up in San Francisco’s Mission District and co-founded the theater company, Campo Santo, tells a story about the murder of a young street artist, la Miguelito, in the Mission District — a story that parallels the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods.

August 8, 2019

Welcome to the new and improved online home of TDPS! We've highlighted some of the key changes below. Please take a look around and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

August 1, 2019

Berkeley News

Building a bridge across the Pacific Ocean, two indigenous dance groups — Miriki Performing Arts from Australia and the Northern Pomo Dancers from California — are coming together at UC Berkeley to perform on Memorial Glade on Friday, Aug. 2.

July 18, 2019

Berkeley News

At 42, Sealy-Thompson is Barbados’ youngest-serving woman ambassador and one of the youngest ambassadors to Brazil. She credits her time at Berkeley as being integral to her readiness to take on the high-profile job.

July 17, 2019

Berkeley News

I'm a Berkeleyan: Dance lecturer Latanya Tigner: 'African American dance is ethnic dance'

June 4, 2019

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) at the University of California, Berkeley will present five main stage productions in its 2019–2020 Season. The season, which broadly explores the complexities of modern society and community building, includes two classics of modern theater, two new plays with local roots, and a highly collaborative iteration of Berkeley Dance Project, the annual TDPS dance concert.

March 1, 2019

UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) will cap off its 2018–2019 season with The House of the Spirits, a play by Caridad Svich based on the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende. Directed by Michael Moran, this poetic adaptation with Svich’s original songs runs April 26 through May 5 in the Playhouse at Zellerbach Hall. Patrons may purchase tickets for $13–20 through the TDPS online box office or at the door.

February 14, 2019

UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) presents Beckett / Fornés / Pinter: Student-Directed One-Act Plays. The showcase of unconventional, modernist plays will include Footfalls by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, Silence by British playwright Harold Pinter, and Springtime by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés. The show opens Thursday, March 14 and continues through Sunday, March 17 in Durham Studio Theater at UC Berkeley.

January 21, 2019

UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies presents Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers, featuring original works by choreographers Joe Goode, Cherie Hill, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and UC Berkeley student Katie O’Connor. Berkeley Dance Project (BDP) opens Thursday, Feb. 21 and continues through Saturday, March 2 in Zellerbach Playhouse on the UC Berkeley campus. Tickets are $13–20 and can be purchased online through the TDPS Box Office or at the door.