Condola Rashad Releases ‘Blue’ and Gives Back to the Big Apple

CalArts alum Condola ‘Dola’ Rashad teamed with CalArts’ CNP to produce her forthcoming EP ‘Space Daughter.’ | Photo: Courtesy of the artist The news coming out of New York lately has been bleak, as the state and the city, in particular, struggle with an overwhelming number of cases of...

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The Industry Presents Sweet Land at the LA State Historic Park

From now until March 15, The Industry presents Sweet Land, a historical opera that aims to dismantle the myth of American identity. The title alludes to the song line “sweet land of liberty” from Samuel Francis Smith’s America (My County, ‘Tis of Thee). From the official description:  The...

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CalArts Actors Showcase in New York on March 6

The New York edition takes place on March 6 and the L.A. edition takes place on March 23. | Image: CalArts School of Theater The School of Theater’s company of 42 graduating actors travels to the bright lights of New York City this week for the 2020 CalArts Actors Showcase. The New York...

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For One Night Only: We’re Gonna Die at the Bootleg Theater

Creative Producing student Sophie Blumberg (Theater MFA 20) presents her capstone project We’re Gonna Die at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (Feb. 20). Directed by Monty Cole (Theater MFA 19), and featuring CalArts’ Herb Alpert School of Music alumni band Laugh Queens and a...

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World Premiere of Sponge Hollow at Automata

This weekend (Feb. 14-16), Automata presents Sponge Hollow, a live-action graphic novel created and performed by multidisciplinary artist zach dorn (Film/Video MFA 20). Sponge Hollow tells the story of dorn’s mother and the Florida swamp where he grew up, backed by live original music from...

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Hadestown Wins Best Musical Theater Album at 2020 Grammy Awards

On Sunday, Jan. 26, Hadestown won Best Musical Theater Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.  The musical, a reimagining of the ancient Greek myth of star-crossed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, boasts numerous CalArtians among its producers: School of Theater faculty Mara Isaacs, Todd Sickafoose (Music...

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