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Nataly Ceniceros

CHASS Longlois awardee bound for UCSD’s MFA program

Fourth-year student Nataly Ceniceros has been making her mark in CHASS as a double-major in theatre, film, and digital production (TFDP) and media and cultural studies (MCS). Nominated by a faculty member, Ceniceros’ work and dedication earned her the Marc Longlois Endowed Award for Leadership in Theatre in October 2023. Ceniceros plans to continue her...
By By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
KCACTF Student Winners

CHASS wins big in regional theater festival

UCR sweeps the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 8 festival celebrating four students’ works. Undergraduate student Aedan Ferrara, MFA student Karly Thomas, alongside MFA graduates Aaron Higareda and Lily Hart garnered recognition for their works in playwriting and dramaturgy, placing them as finalists in the festival. Comprised of participants from Arizona, Central...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Rickerby Hinds/Riverside Studios Photo 1

UCR Professor Rickerby Hinds named Legacy Artist in California Arts Council fellowship

Rickerby Hinds, a professor in the Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production, was selected as a 2023 Legacy Artist for the Individual Artists Fellowship (IAC) created by the California Arts Council in partnership with Arts Orange County (ArtsOC). The Individual Artists Fellowship program recognizes and uplifts California artists practicing various art forms and provides...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Aaron, Karly, and Ava

New Works provides artistic platform

The New Works Festival at UC Riverside is all about highlighting new voices and stories in the arts. This year’s New Works Festival, to be held in person June 7-9 in the Arts Studio Theatre (ARTS 113), will feature plays and film scripts by three graduate students at UCR’s MFA program of Creative Writing and...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/Marketing and Communications |
Johnny Macias

From Student to Staff Member: Johnny Macias is TFDP’s new Assistant Production Manager

From a former student to now a staff member, Johnny Macias looks forward to his next step in his career as Assistant Production Manager for UC Riverside’s department of Theater, Film, and Digital Production (TFDP). “Transitioning from being in this department as a student to now a full-time staff member has been a rollercoaster of...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer, CHASS Marketing and Communications |
TWOV Poster

The Widow of Valencia: 'A woman’s pursuit for pleasure in a man’s world'

Described as sexy, exciting, funny, and romantic, “The Widow of Valencia” is the Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production’s (TFDP) first showing of the winter quarter with opening night set for February 16th. UCR will stage a unique and unprecedented Spanglish adaptation of the 15th-century play, written by Félix Lope de Vega. It is...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
20:20 Vision

Personal reflection, self-discovery and the therapeutic nature of performance

In March 2020, life suddenly stood still on the UCR campus and overnight we had to adapt to online learning. As it became clear that a possible two-week hiatus was quickly turning into a year-long water treading, the driving forces in the Theatre, Film and Digital Production Department (TFDP) became resourcefulness and flexibility. I was...
By Dr. Bella Merlin, Director of 20:20 Vision and Professor of Acting and Directing Theatre, Film and Digital Production |
News 20211029

Performing Arts faces unique COVID-19 challenges

As COVID-19 continues to impact UCR, students are facing unique challenges within the CHASS performing arts departments which include Dance, Music, and Theatre, Film, and Digital Production (TFDP). Acting classes conducted via Zoom begin with a wellness check-in for the students and professors to keep in touch with their own feelings. Talking through emotions during...
By Mina Shiratsuchi, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Bryan Bradford

‘I want students to know that we’re all invested in seeing them succeed’

Beginning with campus closure in March 2020, UCR departments and programs have been challenged to find different ways to support students and faculty. For Bryan Bradford, it's also meant taking on more responsibilities. “We’ve had to make departmental adjustments due to the pandemic, and Bryan has always been willing to lend a helping hand,” said...
By Karen Gudino-Flores, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications  |

'Hats' off to UCR alumnus

In 2016, Christopher Watkins III created Hats, a short film about a baseball player from South Central Los Angeles. It was the culmination of all that he’d learned during his time as an undergraduate student at UC Riverside and a graduate student at the University of Southern California. At UCR, Watkins started on his academic...
By Chris Fleming, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |