2020-2021

The 2020-2021 season for the CalArts School of Theater and CalArts Center for New Performance focuses on the development of new and existing work, as well as discourse with several prominent faculty, guest artists, and alumnx. 

The current physical distancing has provided us with an opportunity to move assertively to an ensemble model of project creation. This has been a staple of experimental practice throughout the world – and crucial as a gesture of de-institutionalization of performance practice. Though always an important facet of the CalArts experience, the current environment invites us to embrace the creative potential of ensemble work in a more expansive and profound way. 
 
Working across disciplines and cultural boundaries, these ensembles will allow for an expanded range of projects and voices, while enfranchising students to step beyond the traditional bounds of their given métier – highlighting our dedication to experimental practice, lateral production strategies, and cross-cultural engagement. 
 
The School of Theater Festival, featuring several of our season projects, runs May 4-14, 2021.

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MFA Directed Projects

Bobbie Clearly
Written by Alex Lubischer
Directed by Josh Sobel

Cries and Whispers
Written by Ingmar Bergman
Directed by Genevieve Fowler

Obsession
Written and directed by Peng Hsu

Pelléas et Mélisande
Written by Maurice Maeterlinck
Directed by Charles Yee
 


Animal Farm
By George Orwell
Adapted by Nelson Bond
Directed by Damian D. Lewis

The Romeo and Juliet Experience - a tryptic to love through isolation and loss
Inspired by Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Passer

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Devised by the company
Directed by Lars Jan

An Atlas of The Night, and Other Electric Flowers
Inspired by the collected works of Marigloria Palma
Conceived, adapted, and directed by Natalia Lassalle-Morillo
 


Bed, Bath, and Beyond Tours with Sandy Clarita 
By Amy Chiao

Beyond the Veil 
By Andrew Carey and Megan Parish

Color’s Queer Bent 
By Ry Burke

For All Time 
By Maddi Mays

Glass Landscapes 
By Leslie Crapster-Pregont

Glass 
By Violet Smith

just for loving you/i pay the price 
By Ly Eisenstein

Kalaakar Bazaar 
By Kanthi Ananthagopal and Marney Miller

Mask Making for Shakespeare Class 
By Emma Armstrong-Muntner

Sacrifices of the Night 
By Nicole Theep

Museum Obscurum 
By Danny Baxter

My Summer 
By Chusu Kim

To Remember a Friend 
By Kathleen Fox

How Do You Define Value? A Discussion on the Performing Arts 
By Jared Pixler
 


The Carolyn Bryant Project
Created by Nataki Garrett and Andrea LeBlanc
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The George Project 
Written by Emilio Cruz
Directed by Juli Crockett
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Daniel Alexander Jones, 2020/21 CNP Resident Artist
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Monty Cole, Film Project
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Kati Hernandez, Afro-Cuban Dance/Oricha Therapy as a Way of Knowing
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Rickerby Hinds, Hip-Hop Theater/Blood of Souls and Henry Box Brown Project
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