We can't wait to begin the academic year with you!
On top of our existing opportunities (visit our Off-Mainstage Shows page to learn about One Acts Festival!) we have some new and exciting events to share with you!
Our annual Showcase: HOOLIGANs at Home is taking place during Fall Quarter this year! This is building off of our successful first online showcase last Spring. All performers (new and seasoned!) looking to practice their singing and dancing skills are welcome! Both director applications and audition sign-ups are currently open. Director interviews commence Week 1 (October 5th - 9th). Auditions forms (NOW EXTENDED!) close Week 3 (October 23rd). You'll find all the sign-up forms on our Off-Mainstage Shows page.
For the first time ever, our Production Management department is hosting the Texpo: a workshop series for all things theatre design and technology. Participants can hone new or existing skills in Scenic Design, Costuming, Lighting, and much more. Learn more about this exciting event on our Creative & Tech page!
Learn about these and all our Fall, Season 16 opportunities at our Fall Kickoff Event on Friday, October 2nd. Our Kickoff is also the perfect opportunity for curious Bruins and prospective HOOLIGANs to learn more about HTC. Stay tuned on our Instagram (@hooligantheatre) for information on how to join in. We can't wait to meet you and answer all your questions!
Finally, the HOOLIGAN IT Department is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our new website! We've been working all summer to create a website that is fun, informative, and accessible to all UCLA students and potential HOOLIGANS. We can't wait for you to see it!
Even though we're all social distancing, that doesn't mean HOOLIGAN hasn't been up to anything! On the contrary, we have a lot of new updates...
First, we'd like to thank everyone who made our After HTC: A Career Panel Series of BIPOC AlumnIGANs for BIPOC HOOLIGANs possible this past week (especially Ari Garcia!). Previous BIPOC members of HOOLIGAN discussed their experiences in advancing their careers and gave insightful advice to BIPOC members of the UCLA theatre community. We've learned so much from our inspiring alumni, and we can't wait to see what happens next in their careers!
Second, HOOLIGAN's annual One Act Festival is still on for Fall... Zoom edition! If you're interested in writing an original piece, then click here! If you're interested in directing, click here! And if you're interested in acting, then stay tuned for future updates! Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Third, HOOLIGAN is teaming up with up with other UCLA student theatre organizations to put on Power of the Voice: A Collection of Performance Pieces and Voter Education! The purpose is to spread information about how to register to vote and where to find information on ballot measures and candidates. We’ll also be discussing the importance of voting, especially considering the number of voices that have been historically excluded from the the political process. So make sure to mark your calendars for September 15th, because you won't want to miss this exciting virtual artist showcase!
As we navigate this issue as a company, it is important that we check our privilege, acknowledge our role in perpetuating predominantly white spaces, and recognize the systems of inequality that organizations like ours have been complicit in. It is imperative that we support the Black members in our community and our organization. Words have power, but actions create change. As an organization we will hold ourselves accountable for our inaction in the past and for our actions in the future. We have to do better. We will do better. We will spend this time reflecting inward and creating a plan of action to see how we, as a company, can better support and amplify Black voices on stage and within our UCLA community.
The Senior Staff Members of HOOLIGAN Theatre Company
Emily Allendorf, Ethan Breaux, Jerell Briggs, Olivia Crawford, Nika Eskandari, Aubrey Gilman, Abby Green, Sadie Holzman, Miriam Kimsey, Emma Lauterbach, Kate Logan, Peyton Lumley, Jaya Mapleton, Katherine McLinden, Korina Moriarty, Jack Morris, Nick Pantoja, Laura Pasquale, Shelby Ravetch, Maggie Rubin, Apoorva Shukla, Kimberly Sklow, Katie Strawn, Dana Tankenbaum, Naomi Vann, Vivian Wall
To find a comprehensive list of links, resources, and updates, please visit our BLM Resources Page.
We're all home helping our communities stay safe, but in the mean time, we wanted to share with you the final programs for our Winter 2020 shows: 9 to 5 and Guys and Dolls! Head on over to the Guys and Dolls and 9 to 5 tabs (underneath the SHOWS tab!) to see the full programs and read a bit about the hard work of our casts, crews, and creative teams!
If you're looking for more HOOLIGAN content, check out our Instagram (@hooligantheatre) for fun digital workshops led by our Education Department. Also, stay tuned for more information about our 2020 Spring Showcase which will be performed digitally and streamed Friday of Week 10!
Stay healthy and remember this is #onlyintermission!
In cooperation with UCLA's current policy regarding COVID-19, HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's Winter Rep productions of Guys and Dolls and 9 to 5 are temporarily cancelled. We are currently working to do everything we can to reschedule and/or relocate these performances and will update the community when we have more news. Thank you for your support, and we will do everything in our power to make sure that the show must go on.
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