Arts on the Grounds


2016–17

UCLA Opera
Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove, composer, and Alasdair Middleton, librettist

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Reading of Juan Ruiz de Alarcón’s What We Owe Our Lies (Los empeños de un engaño)

2015–16

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Reading of Lope de Vega’s A Wild Night in Toledo (La noche toledana)

2014–15

Playwrights’ Arena
Golden Tongues 3

  • The Blade of Jealousy by Henry Ong
    adapted from Tirso de Molina’s Le celosa de si misma (Jealous of Herself)
    —directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
  • Dawg in the 626 by Annette Lee
    adapted from Lope de Vega’s El perro del hortelano (The Dog in the Manger
    —directed by Diane Rodriguez

Chalk Repertory Theatre
Reading of Lope de Vega’s Women and Servants (Mujeres y criados)

Bruce Whiteman, poet
“New Books, New Work”

Fundación Siglo de Oro
Entre Marta y Lope, a contemporary play by Geraldo Malla and Santiago Miralles about the last days of Lope de Vega

2013–14

Playwrights’ Arena
Golden Tongues 2

  • Unhappily Married in Valencia by Laurel Ollstein
    adapted from Guillén de Castro’s Los mal casados de Valencia (1618)
    —directed by Jennifer Chang
  • Goat Springs Eternal! by Paula Cizmar
    adapted from Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna (1619)
    —directed by Douglas Clayton
  • Fixed by Boni B. Alvarez
    adapted from Calderón de la Barca’s El médico de su honra (1637)
    —directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

Chalk Repertory Theatre
Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Opera UCLA
L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by George Frideric Händel

David Boceta and Isabel Rodes
Behind the Scenes: “The Construction of Character: From Verse to Prose” (workshop)

Pianist Mark Robson and Curator Daniel Rothman
“A Musical Offering: De Profundis” by Frederic Rzewski, based on Oscar Wilde’s letter

Chalk Repertory Theatre
Reading of Guillén de Castro’s The Force of Habit

Lubkinfinds Theatre Co.
The Broken Token, a new play by Elizabeth Kuti, University of Essex

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Reading of Lewis Theobald’s Double Falsehood, based on a play by William Shakespeare and John Fetcher

2012–13

Counter-Balance Theater
The Dwarf, a devised theater production based on a Pars Lagerkvist’s novel

Chalk Repertory Theatre
Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Playwrights’ Arena
Golden Tongues

  • Cervantes Interludes by Oliver Mayer
    adapted from Cervantes’ El juez de los divorcios and El rufián dichoso
    —directed by Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx
  • Cause Célèbre by Velina Hasu Houston
    adapted from Ana Caro’s Valor, agravio y mujer (1630s)
    —directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
  • Painting in Red by Luis Alfaro
    adapted from Calderón de la Barca’s El pintor de su deshonra (1640s)
    —directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

L.A. Theatre Works
The Liar (Le menteur), a radio-style theater production of Pierre Corneille’s play

Mary Ruefle, Vermont College
“Erasure Poetry”

L.A. Theatre Works
Pride and Prejudice, a radio-style theater production of Jane Austen’s novel

2011–12

Opera UCLA, UCLA Early Music Ensemble, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, an operatic scena for three voices by Claudio Monteverdi

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
The Country Wife by William Wycherley

Alvaro Cardona-Hine, poet
“Young Light, Extinguished Light”

UCLA Early Music Ensemble
“Contested Songs: Music across the Atlantic”