CCA students from the spring 2016 EcoTAP Soil to Studio course, taught by organic dye expert and Textiles Program faculty member Sasha Duerr, are seeing their work -- in the form of costumes made from natural dyed fabrics -- performed on stage by Bay Area site-specific theater company We Players. Read more at California College of the Arts!
In addition to our collaboration with Soil to Studio (for both our 2016 production of Romeo & Juliet and our 2015 production of Ondine at Sutro), We Players is celebrated as a "valued community partner", recognizing our multiple offerings with undergraduate and graduate students at CCA. In addition to multiple in-class workshops led by Artistic Director Ava Roy, We Players has enjoyed several meaningful partnerships over the past 5 years...
We Players served as the outside experts for a cross-listed Community Arts and Diversity Studies course, "Activating Public Space," taught by Center for Art and Public Life (the Center) Director Shalini Agrawal and Diversity Studies and Center scholar-in-residence Chris Treggiari.
We Players, California State Parks / Angel Island, Angel Island Conservancy, and CCA collaborated to present site-specific student work in an island-wide public art installation on Angel Island.
The installation served as the central project of an MFA elective course, ENGAGE: Gatekeeping Nation, taught by CCA alumnus and We Players Visual Arts Director Patrick Gillespie (MFA 2009) and CCA First Year Program and Community Arts faculty member Aaron Gach.
Thanks CCA for your incredible role in our greater Bay Area Community!