Exploring Gender Identity Through Traditional Asian Theater
Drama, Masks & Gender Fluidity “He or she — love is love,” said Panji, a colorfully clad character played by Naomi Grunst, surrounded by a group of actors in striking and bright Indonesian-style costumes. The performance of “Panji-Candra Kirana” was one of three plays in…
Parallel Lives of Humans and Stars
Surrounded by darkness, a young astrophysicist throws an apple that bursts into a galaxy, illuminating the stage.This scene is one of many in UC Santa Cruz’s new production “Birth of Stars,” which immerses the audience in an intertwining of science and theater.