DAVIS CENTER 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Take a look back at productions from the first 10 years of the Davis


On November 14, 2015, the Davis Center hosted its 10th Anniversary Celebration to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Alumni, Faculty, Students, Staff and Friends of the Davis Center who have helped make it and the Theater & Performance Studies Program a hub for creativity, community, public engagement and so much more!  These celebratory events were a highlight of our MAKING NEW WORLDS: The 10th Anniversary Season.

View photos from the cabaret event.


Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Navigating the World
Student Roundtable with TPST Alumni

A roundtable discussion designed for current students featuring TPST Alumni from the past decade on navigating across roles in the fields of theater & performance studies and education. Navigating the World aims to spark greater dialogue between our alumni and current student communities.

Panelists

Jamie Gahlon (SFS '07), Senior Creative Producer, HowlRound

Joshua Goode (COL '10), Founding Assistant Principal of Culture, DC Prep Benning Middle Campus

Elise Lemle (COL '10), Director of Special Projects, Two Bit Circus

Clayton Lord (COL' 03), Vice President of Local Arts Advancement, Americans for the Arts

Jojo Ruf (COL '08), Managing Director, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Coordinating Producer, Women's Voices Theater Festival

Isaiah Matthew Wooden (COL '04), Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Performing Arts, American University

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DEVINE STUDIO THEATRE

FREE 


Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 4 p.m.
 

WORLD PREMIERE
Special 10th Anniversary Showing
War with the Newts
Adapted and directed by Prof. Natsu Onoda Power
From the novel by Karel Čapek

On a small island west of Sumatra, Captain Jan van Toch discovers an unusual species of intelligent newts, who multiply quickly and can be trained to use tools - a convenient new source of cheap labor for underwater engineering projects. But what happens when they learn to speak our languages, demand their rights, and build not only dams but also bombs? This world premiere adaptation of War with the Newts, Karel Čapek’s satirical 1939 science fiction classic, is a literary “mockumentary,” incorporating fictional newspaper articles and scientific reports.  The production promises to showcase Onoda Power’s “nifty visual tricks” and “delightfully unexpected” (Washington Post) solutions for the stage. This production is offered in conjunction with the Embassy of the Czech Republic's Mutual Inspirations Festival and with the Davis Performing Arts Center Center’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. See additional Newts related events here.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

TICKETS:
$15 GENERAL | $12 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $7 STUDENT

*Alumni on our mailing list have received a special Pay-What-You-Can Offer for this performance.*


Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8 p.m.

(D)PAC to the Future
Alumni Cabaret & Tributes

 

Hold onto your seats, we are sending you (D)PAC to the future! This cabaret-style event, hosted by alumnus Reginald Douglas (COL '09) with musical accompaniment by Wendell Krebs (COL '15), ​features a reunion gathering of ​alumni ​from the first ten years of the Davis Performing Arts Center. Our distinguished, diversely talented, and multifaceted alums will reprise highlights from early DPAC productions, pay tributes to their college memories, and present new visions.

Highlights include The Corn Song from OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA featuring Justin McCarthy (COL '12), Adrian Iglesias (COL '14), and Emma Clark (SFS '13); special highlights by Obehi Janice (formerly Utubor) (SFS '09); a performance by Justine Underhill (COL '11); a reprisal by Addison Williams (COL '14) from one of his Davis performances; a surprise entry by Kevyn Bowles (COL '09) and Allison Curran (COL '12); a scene from OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, our opening production in the Davis Center, featuring much of the original cast...And a tribute by our first Theater & Performance Studies major, Christina Ciocca (COL '05)! Among additional exciting performances by your fellow alums, the cabaret will feature "open mic" moments for all.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

FREE 

 

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