Skip to main content

News & Events



  • MFA & PhD Class of 2020 Graduation

  • UCSD Graduate Acting Class of 2020 LA Showcase: TBD

  • UCSD Graduate Acting Class of 2020 NYC Showcase: TBD

  • Undergraduate Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony: TBD

Letter From Cuba

Opening November 19th, and running through November 25th

Learn More

Letters From Cuba


a new play by Vivian Barnes, directed by Colette Robert

Find Out More



a new performance opportunity of four Undergraduate productions presented in rotating rep

Find Out More


News Stories

Top rankings for Department BA and MFA Acting programs by the Hollywood Reporter
Read about the BA ranking >>
Read about the MFA ranking >>
MFA Acting Alumnus Toby Onwumere Stars in Season 2 of Sense8. Check out Sense8 Season 2's trailer >>

PhD Candidate Jason Dorwart nominated for university-wide 2016 UC San Diego Diversity Award. More details coming soon
Professor Pat Rincon one of revered recipients of The Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Awards for 2016-2017. More details coming soon

Danny Burstein Wins Outer Critics Circle Award. Read more at >>
Los Angeles Alumni Event - May 12.
Playwriting faculty, Naomi Iizuka, creating opportunities for women in theatre. Read more >>
MFA Acting Alum, Andrea Portes, sells rights to her book, Liberty. Read more >>
Summer Session 1: The New York Theatre & Dance Scene. Read more >>
Professor Shahrokh Yadegari's Scarlet Stone on BBC Persian. Read about it at >>
Acting Alum Ricardo Chavira books recurring role on Scandal. Read about it at >>
Playwriting Alum Lauren Yee wins Glickman new-play award (and takes runner up with a second play). Read about it at>>
Lighting Design Alum Jason Thompson wins Kinetic Lighting Award from Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. Read about it on >>
Playwriting alum Ron McCants selected for prestigious Disney-ABC Writing Program. Read more about it from >>
Acting alum, Ngozi Anyanwu, wins inaugural Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize. Read about it on >>
Read about it with American Theatre>>

Acting Alum, Jiehae Park, named Princeton University Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellow. Read more >>
Talking Theatre with Todd: A Tribute to Arthur Wagner
Prior to the San Diego Rep show Outside Mullingar, Directed by MFA alum & faculty member Todd Salovey, a talk about the life and contributions to San Diego theatre by Arthur Wagner will take place with MFA alum/lecturer Carla Harting and undergraduate alum Manny Fernande.

Playwriting Alum, David Jakobi's play Mai Dang Lao to receive it World Premier in Chicago. Read more >>
C San Diego mourns the passing of Dr. Arthur Wagner
The Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego mourns the passing
of our founding chairman, Dr. Arthur Wagner. He was 92.

1.25 Million Legacy Gift Boosts UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance
ong-time educator and arts supporter Lois Chant's legacy gift will boost the department’s efforts to continue its top-ranked theater training program.

Alumni featured in upcoming La Jolla Playhouse season

UC San Diego-trained playwright Jeff Augustin and director Joshua Kahan Brody have been selected to present the world premiere of a new work.
Department featured in Arts & Humanities promotional video

The Division of Arts & Humanities at UC San Diego has released a promotional video that features the Department of Theatre & Dance.
Professors Lisa Porter and Kim Rubinstein pilot "Inspiring Research: Creative Strategies for Communication" workshop
The workshop was developed as part of Gradvantage, a new initiative that aims to prepare UC San Diego graduate students for careers outside of academia.


Image Archive

Theatre + Dance at UC San Diego maintains a robust online archive of images and materials from its past productions for people to browse through. Visit the Image Archive >>