Calendar of the 2018-2019 production season and workshops, conferences and special events for the CalArts School of Theater.

All dates/details subject to change.

Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden

Conceived and Directed by Stan Lai

World Premiere: September 21-October 26
Location: Huntington’s Liu Fang Yuan, Garden of Flowing Fragrance

Co-Produced with the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.

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AWP #1: The Wolves

Written by Sarah DeLappe

Directed by Rachel Park

Opening: October 19
Closing: October 23
Location: CalArts, BB2

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Hedda Gabler

Written by Henrik Ibsen 

Directed by Jesse Bonnell (MFA 20)

Opening: November 2
Closing: November 10
Location: CalArts, E407

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Witkacy / Two-Headed Calf

Directed by Natalia Korczakowska

Opening: November 29
Closing: December 1
Location: CalArts, MOD

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Through the Leaves

Written by Franz Xaver Kroetz

Directed by Brittney Brady (MFA 20)

Opening: November 30
Closing: December 8
Location: CalArts, E400

AWP #2: Much Ado About Nothing

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Damian D. Lewis

Opening: November 30
Closing: December 4
Location: CalArts Coffeehouse Theater


Music by Juliet Palmer

Libretto by Anna Chatterton

Workshop November 5-20
Location: C105
Opening: March 21
Closing: March 23
Location: CalArts, E407

Co-Produced with the School of Music. 

Workshop: In Dahomey

Directed by Monty Cole (MFA 19)

Music by Will Marion Cook
Book by Jesse A. Shipp
Lyrics by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Opening: November 26
Closing: December 14
Location: CalArts, C105

The Maids

Written by Jean Genet

Directed by Manon Manavit (MFA 19)

Opening: March 15
Closing: March 23
Location: CalArts, BB2


Written by Sophocles

Directed by Natalia Lassalle (MFA 20)

Opening: March 22
Closing: March 29
Location: CalArts, MOD

AWP #3: The Servant of Two Masters  

By Carlo Goldoni 
Directed by Daniel Passer

Opening: March 8
Closing: March 11
Location: CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

Black Like Me

Written and Directed by Monty Cole (MFA 19)

Opening: April 19
Closing: April 27
Location: CalArts, E400

Adapted from the book by John Howard Griffin.

AWP #4: Top Girls


By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Gina Belafonte

Opening: April 19
Closing: April 27
Location: CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

Workshops, Conferences and Special Events

CNP Artists in Residence

  • Roberta Uno/Dahlak Brathwaite: Try/Step/Trip

    In Residence: September 26-October 22

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  • Vampire Cowbows: Julie 1695

    In Residence: November 26-December 10
  • Virigina Grise: Rasgos Asiáticos

    In Residence: February 16-24
  • Octavio Solis: Scenes with Cranes

    In Residence: April 22-May 4

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Herb Alpert Award in the Arts Winner

  • Robert O’Hara

    In Residence: Spring 2018

Graduating Actor Showcase 

  • New York City Showcase

    February 21, 2019
    Location: The 52nd Street Project
  • Los Angeles Showcase

    March 25, 2019
    Location: The Colony Theater
  • CalArts Showcase

    May 16, 2019
    Location: Walt Disney Modular Theater

D&P/CPM Portfolio Review

  • BFA 3-4 and MFA

    Date: May 6

  • BFA 1-2

    Date: May 13