“The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales” tells the real story of a young man killed in police custody

The theater department’s fall play, “The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales,” showcased themes of racism, police brutality and the United States justice system. The play, directed by Jorge Huerta, debuted Nov. 8 and ran through Nov. 11. Huerta’s close friend and playwright,…

“The Winter’s Tale” engages power and truth through performance

Occidental’s theater department ran its production of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” in Keck Theater April 14–15 and April 20–22. Wanlass Guest Artist Patricia McGregor directed the production. The play follows the King of Sicilia, Leontes — portrayed by Joey Sortino (sophomore) — after…

Occidental theater department debuts “Machinal” in Keck

Occidental’s theater department ran their production of the feminist play “Machinal” Nov 9. through Nov. 11 in Keck Theater. Sarah Kozinn, assistant professor of theater, directed the production. According to the dramaturg notes — research notes that clarify the historical context of the play…

Sur les traces de Dinozord: A spectacle of dance, death and dreams

“Sur les traces de Dinozord,” a spoken tale about Congolese artist Faustin Linyekula’s home country’s struggle to find peace, took place at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in downtown Los Angeles from Sept. 28–30, selling out all three…

Living Mythologies highlights Queer, Trans and Intersex POC artists’ experiences

Living Mythologies is a performance art show founded on ceremony, relevance and healing. The show, which took place Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 in Upper Herrick, featured five Queer, Trans and Intersex People of Color (QTIPOC) artists: Shruti Bala Purkaystha,…

Cast of spring musical “A Little Night Music” waltz throughout Keck Theater

The Occidental theater department brought audience members back in time to 1900s Sweden with the opening of the musical “A Little Night Music” by Stephen Sondheim April 14 at Keck Theater. Director John Bouchard and Music Director Désirée La Vertu led a cast of 18 students…

Native Voices presents the world premiere of “Fairly Traceable”

Lights illuminated a quaint stage to reveal a law-school library cluttered with leather-bound books and dimly-lit tables. A professor addressed the audience, breaking the fourth wall and reminding the audience to take notes on what was certain to appear on…

New play festival gives life to student plays with professional collaboration

The Occidental community usually arrives at Keck Theater expecting to see a finished play. The New Play Festival, however, provides audiences the opportunity to attend student-written plays that are still in development. Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, the 19th Annual New…

“Defamation” sparks discussion on race, class and religion

Thorne Hall transformed into a 2012 Chicago courtroom Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. for the performance of the nationally-acclaimed play, “Defamation” by Todd Logan. For the past three years, Ella Turenne, Assistant Dean for the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) has worked with a number of organizations…

The Vagina Monologues: A Show About Femmes

Fifteen femmes took the stage at Thorne Hall Feb. 10 to present “The Vagina Monologues: A Show About Femmes.” The performers revealed brutal, provocative, beautiful and heartbreaking truths about the femme experience. All proceeds from ticket and t-shirt sales made…

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