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Chaos flocks to ‘A Murder of Crows’

Mac Wellman’s “A Murder of Crows,” directed by Peter Glazer, played at UC Berkeley’s Durham Studio Theater from Nov. 19-22. On the production’s opening night, UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) put on a performance of Wellman’s play that displayed myriad insightful and well-acted moments. Yet
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Freight and Salvage Dwells in Affectionate Memory of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, the great American folk-singer who traveled across the United States singing passionate ballads and hitch-hiking rides along the way, played another concert in spirit last Thursday. Memories of the American icon lay in the heart-felt and earnest production of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song,” playing through July 22nd at
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Student production of Woody Guthrie musical charms

This year marks the 100th birthday of America’s traveling troubadour, a man literally born from dust and shaped by the land — a man named Woody Guthrie. In timely fashion, UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies premiered “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” this past Friday in what was
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TDPS features work of student directors

A ballerina stretched her limbs outside the Durham Studio Theater as an actor practiced his vocal exercises, both at odds with the glaring sunshine. 2 p.m. on a Friday seemed an unlikely time for a theater performance. It was a few minutes before those smoking their cigarettes heeded the suggestion
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Campus production triggers concerns from American Indian community

A UC Berkeley production in the department of theater, dance and performance Studies has elicited negative responses from the campus American Indian community, triggering discussions about the play’s content. Campus alumnus John Fisher’s play “Ishi: The Last of the Yahi,” which ran from March 2 to March 11, sparked outcry
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