Press Room

Welcome to CAP UCLA’s online press room, where journalists can find information about our organization and all season programming. CAP supports the creation, presentation and critical dialogues vital to the ongoing innovation and expressive potential of artists in all performance disciplines—theater, dance, music and spoken word, as well as emerging platforms.

To find out more about CAP UCLA or a specific show, please contact our publicity office:

Press Inquiries:
Geena Russo
Communications Manager
Tel: 860-919-6850

Press Releases The latest news about upcoming CAP UCLA performances.

Press Image Library Images to accompany articles about CAP UCLA season artists and events are available in our press image library.

About CAP UCLA Information on the mission of CAP UCLA.

About Kristy Edmunds, Artistic and Executive Director.

Articles Archive
Below you will find links to recent feature articles and reviews.

Parable of the Sower, a theatrical event to be presented on March 7 by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, is a West Coast premiere — but it’s also a homecoming. A blend of theater and music, the Royce Hall production is based on a pair of novels by the late Octavia E. Butler, a shy African American writer who grew up in Pasadena and took several UCLA Extension courses.

Jan 1, 2020 - Anne Pautler, UCLA Magazine

Who said a 78-year-old man couldn’t woo an audience? Certainly not I, nor anyone else in attendance at Aaron Neville’s recent concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall, brought to us courtesy of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA).

Nov 20, 2019 - Marilyn Smith,

Presented by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, the Joshua Redman Quartet reveals the undeniable genius of Generation X’s most exceptional Jazz Saxophonist 

Nov 18, 2019 - John Lavitt, The Hollywood Times

Kristy Edmunds took over the reins of performing arts at UCLA at a time (2010–11) when the kind of avant-garde international theater and festival programming it was famous for seemed to be all but dropping from UCLA’s sightlines. But Edmunds’ purpose and seriousness were conveyed in the rebranding alone: the Center for the Art of Performance (“CAP” UCLA). 

Nov 7, 2019 - Ezrha Jean Black, Artillery Mag

Now, at age 46, Fuller is preparing for the American premiere of her “Animal Requiem” on Saturday night at Royce Hall, presented by the Center for the Art of Performance.

Oct 24, 2019 - Catherine Womack, Los Angeles Times

This abstract new 60-minute performance piece for cellist Maya Beiser and ballerina Wendy Whelan, composed by David Lang and choreographed by Lucinda Childs, is like no other 9/11 work.

Oct 20, 2019 - Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

Lindy West and Samin Nosrat grew up eating “milk mush” and “Samin rice,” respectively.

Oct 14, 2019 - Kristin Snyder, Daily Bruin

History moves in mysterious ways. While the so-called “great men” of the world stage take credit for momentous events, it is often ordinary individuals who, tapping into unforeseen courage, shift the axis of our universe.

Oct 13, 2019 - Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

At the exalted age of 78, the seemingly ageless Chick Corea continues his lifelong habit of zigzagging between several musical formats — though always, as Mae West used to say, one at a time.

Oct 6, 2019 - Richard Ginell, SFCV

When celebrated keyboardist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea returns to UCLA’s Center for Art Performance at Royce Hall next month, it will be a homecoming of sorts, summoning some of the jazz great’s favorite memories.

Sep 11, 2019 - David Hochman, Forbes

Authority Magazine interviews CAP UCLA Executive and Artistic Director about shaking up contemporary art presentation.

Aug 12, 2019 - Chaya Weiner, Authority Magazine

San Francisco Classical Voice interviews Nico Muhly on where he continues to draw inspiration and what audiences can expect as he makes his first appearance at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on May 10

Apr 27, 2019 - Victoria Looseleaf, San Francisco Classical Voice

“Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event” was a celebration of Merce Cunningham on what would have been the 100th birthday of one the most pioneering and influential choreographers in contemporary dance.

Apr 18, 2019 - Makeda Easter, The Los Angeles Times

"The performance was a one-of-a kind parade."

Apr 17, 2019 - Mark Swed, The Los Angeles Times

Review of The White Album

Apr 7, 2019 - Charles McNulty, The Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times interviews Lars Jan on his multimedia stage adaptation of Joan Didion's The White Album

Mar 22, 2019 - David Ulin, The Los Angeles Times

A combined review of Meredith Monk's Cellular Songs and Carrie Mae Weems' Past Tense

Mar 20, 2019 - Jacki Apple, Fabrik

Review of Batsheva Dance Company's "Venezuela," choreographed by Ohad Naharin

Mar 17, 2019 - Laura Bleiberg, The Los Angeles Times

After spending years behind the scenes as an artistic and executive director of various arts organizations, Kristy Edmunds will take center stage on March 25 in Chicago to receive the inaugural Berresford Prize from United States Artists. 

Mar 14, 2019 - Peter Libbey, The New York Times

What the audience experienced at Royce Hall was the crux of what fine art can represent.

Mar 4, 2019 - Jeff Slayton, L.A. Dance Chronicle