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Featuring work by Kyle Sorensen and Janet Hayatshahi

@ Mandell Weiss Theatre


February 29 - March 3


The Performances



Memory is at once elusive and tangible, slippery and unreliable, potent and powerful. Evocative and visceral dance theatre, Live In The Wake delves into the past and questions the future through the memories stored, suppressed, and imagined within and through the body.


Cries. Confessions. Longings. In this installation performance event, spectators experience the tragedy of Shakespeare's heroines. Through a blend of classic text and contemporary physical narrative, this site-specific piece actively engages viewers in the events and invites them to explore the unknown through their individual imaginative journey.

The Choreographers

Janet Hayatshahi (choreographer) is a third-year Dance Theatre MFA student. UC San Diego credits: winterWORKS '11, New Directions '10. Directing credits: 9 Parts of Desire (Mo’olelo PAC), The Turn of the Screw (Cygnet), Inside Story (SDSU). Acting credits: A Dream Play, Macbeth, nu, [sic], Berzerkergäng, Richard III, (Sledgehammer); Remains, Master Class, Agamemnon, Infernal Machine, Knights of the Round Table. Trained at Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, BFA in Acting (Ithaca College), MA Theatre (SDSU).


The Dancers


Live in the Wake

Dina Apple
Rachel Goldman
Gina Bolles Sorensen

The Rest is Silence

Emily Aust
Jane Blount
Julie Burelle
Christine Herde
Lily Kelting
Regan Linton
Larissa Lury
Heather Ramey

The Creative Teams


Live in the Wake

Choreographer-Kyle Sorensen
Stage Manager-Zach Kennedy
Scenic Designer-Gaeun Kim
Costume Designer-Elisa Benzoni
Lighting Designer-Wen-Ling Liao
Sound Designer-Nicolas Drashner
Asst. Projections Designer-Duy Nguyen
Asst. Stage Manager-Cara Anderson

The Rest is Silence

Choreographer-Janet Hayatshahi
Stage Manager-Zach Kennedy
Scenic Designer-Gaeun Kim
Projections Designer-Kathryn Lieber
Costume Designer-Halei Parker
Lighting Designer-Sherrice Kelly
Sound Designer-Blair Robert Nelson
Asst. Stage Manager-Cara Anderson
Asst. Projections Designers - Jennifer Chau
Sylvia Chow


Wed,Feb. 29,8:00 pm OPENING
Thu,Mar. 1,8:00 pm  
Fri,Mar. 28:00 pm  
Sat,Mar. 3,8:00 pm CLOSING


Located at: Mandell Weiss Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.



Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre. 

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association,
and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10


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