The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents SERE

The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents SERE

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents SERE, written by Ava Geyer and directed by Dylan Key, as part of the 2018 Wagner New Play Festival.

About the play: When you're on SEAL Team 5 and a new guy joins your fire team, you invite him over for dinner. That's just what you do. But what if his wife shows up splattered in artichoke dip and doesn't seem to know when to shut up? It's T-minus 2 months to deployment, so you better hope this dude's chaos will clear itself up once real shit hits the fan. SERE (a.k.a. Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) asks what it means to be a soldier in today's America and what it means to love one.

SERE runs May 10, 12, and 17 at 7:30pm, and May 12 and 19 at 2:00pm. Performances are at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus: 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA. For information about parking, please see the website.

Tickets are $20 for regular performances. Subscriptions and group rates are available. Student tickets are $10 for regular performances. Faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens discounts available as well. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at (858) 534-4574.

The cast features Sidney Hill (Malcolm), Brandon O'Sullivan (CHRIS), Allyn Moriyon (ALEC), Christine Penn (PAIGE), Gina Cioffi (DES), Farah Dinga (MARI), and Serina Estrada (ELLEN).

The creative team includes Dylan Key (Director), Samuel Keamy-Minor (Scenic Designer), Christopher Flagstad (Costume Designer), Mextly Almeda (Lighting Designer), MaeAnn Ross (Sound Designer), Ursula Meyer (Vocal Coach), Gabe Greene (Dramaturg), Kristin Leadbetter (Research Dramaturg), Jacob Halpern Weitzman (Production Stage Manager), Joyce Lai (Assistant Director), Rosanna Wong (Assistant Stage Manager), Chloe Miller (Production Assistant), Chloe Miller (Production Assistant), and Tyler Larson (Sub Stage Manager).

The 2018 Wagner New Play Festival at UC San Diego features world premiere productions written by our talented MFA playwrights, and directed, acted, stage-managed and designed by our nationally-acclaimed MFA companies. The plays produced in the Wagner New Plays Festival represent some of the most original and groundbreaking new voices in American theatre. The plays in this year's festival are Mothers by Anna Moench, How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla, SERE by Ava Geyer, 53% Of by Steph Del Rosso, Tambo and Bones by Dave Harris, The Clitorish by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, and Joshua by Ali Viterbi.

About the playwright: Ava Geyer is a second-year MFA Playwriting student. Awards and commissions from Princeton University include the Francis LeMoyne Page Award, an Alex Adams commission and the Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship. Recent projects include Invisible Thread at Second Stage Theatre in New York (assistant to Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews). BA: Princeton University, 2015.

About the director: Dylan Key is a second-year MFA Directing candidate. His work has been seen at the La Jolla Playhouse (WoW Festival), Undermain Theatre, the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Actor's Lab, Kitchen Dog Theater, and site-specific work throughout Dallas. He spent five years as the Artistic Associate for Undermain Theatre and co-founded Shakespeare in the Bar and TRIBE, for which he was named a 2016 Dallas Mastermind. He has trained with Anne Bogart and the Siti Company, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and the Living Word Project, and is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. BA: University of Dallas UC San Diego Credits: Othello, (w)holeness (WNPF 2017).

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