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La Jolla Playhouse

UC San Diego and La Jolla Playhouse have worked closely together to create an integrated environment for the exciting and nationally visible theatre produced by the Playhouse and the nationally respected theatre training program offered by the Department of Theatre and Dance. The spirit of the relationship has always been one of symbiosis — the Playhouse feeding the university with its extraordinary artists, innovative new works, and high production values while the university brings the energy and idealism of its talented students, a world-class faculty, and the presence of an intellectual environment to support the cutting edge artistic choices of the Playhouse. Read more
TheatreForum Journal

Theodore and Adele Shank, with faculty and graduate students, launched in 1992 the performance arts journal TheatreForum celebrating the work and publishing the plays of innovative theatre artists globally. TheatreForum went into hibernation in 2019 after 27 years of robust journalism.
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Gaffney Playwriting Competition

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition is part of the Wagner New Play Festival at UC San Diego, sponsored by the Division of Arts and Humanities. The Gaffney Prize, now in its tenth year, awards $1000 to a winning undergraduate author along with travel and lodging to participate in the play’s staged reading as part of the Wagner New Play Festival. Read more

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