Rickerby Hinds, UCR playwright and professor, transforms the true story of Henry Box Brown’s harrowing escape from enslavement in 1849 America into a magic show in the first full production of “Blackbox,” October 5-14
Summer, 2020. The summer when the world as we knew it changed forever. The summer I was tapped to serve as our department’s Artistic Director. Under quarantine and in the midst of global upheaval, I began the meaningful work of shepherding the creative work that our students would first embody, and then share with our...
For almost three decades, Kerry Jones has helped create dozens of elaborate sets for the slate of plays and films produced by the UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production each year.
These are the 20 female filmmakers who have had the biggest impact on movie-making. Their films are not restricted by subject matter, budget, or audience. They are not inherently feminist. They are definitely not meant to be judged against each other. They're just really good films from game-changing directors.
Patricia Cardoso’s ‘Real Women Have Curves’ was landmark Latina cinema, but Hollywood shut her out. Until now
“I knew that movie was extraordinary,” she says of her groundbreaking 2002 film, “Real Women Have Curves,” which won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to become the first Latina-directed film in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. “I knew I was an extraordinary director, but I couldn’t get...
Kimberly Guerrero, an associate professor of theater, has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of her 30-year acting career.
'20:20 Vision' showcases 16 autobiographical monologues by UCR acting students and their challenges of the last year
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.