UCLA Live cuts international theater from program

The LA Times reports:

UCLA Live has officially extinguished the house lights on its signature international theater festival, eliminating theater from its 2010-11 schedule, announced Tuesday.

The series will offer a reduced number of individual performances in dance, jazz, world music and more — 47 this season, down from 85 performances last year. But the entire theater festival was a casualty of budgetary and other economic factors.

The axing of the theater festival was a factor in the May resignation of David Sefton, who served as artistic director of UCLA Live for close to 10 years. A search for a director will start this summer.

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One Response to “UCLA Live cuts international theater from program”
  1. Brian Bauman says:

    This is so unfortunate. I had the opportunity to see so many great pieces of theater at UCLA Live, including the Volksbuhne’s production of Ivanov, Castelluci’s Purgatorio, and Mabou Mines Doll House. Sefton and this festival were such incredible resources for contemporary performance in Southern California.

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