UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA), a home for contemporary performance, will be returning to Royce Hall and The Theatre at Ace Hotel starting this March. See below for more info about live performances. However, if you are interested in virtual performances…see below for more info. The season officially opened on February 12, 2022, but will run through May 8, 2022 – see below for the full schedule.

On February 12, 2022, The virtual west coast premiere and streamed presentation of “NOWHERE,” launched. This rock song cycle is brought to us from Obie Award winner Heidi Rodewald. CAP UCLA alum Dimitris Papaioannou’s director’s cut is launching the season on CAP UCLA Online

A few shows may sound familiar as COVID-19 postponements found new dates, including Anthony de Mare’s Liaisons 2020: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano and Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines’ Everything Rises. Viewers of this season’s The Tune In Festival got a sneak peek at Tines’ beautiful baritone in the prelude to Julius Eastman’s “Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc”.

This March, prolific choreographer Ronald K. Brown and his company return live in a new work entitled The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse. Returning favorites DakhaBrakha and David Sedaris will be presented in April and May, respectively.

CAP UCLA Spring Season-at-a-Glance**:
•Feb 12, 2022: Dimitris Papaioannou NOWHERE***
•March 5, 2022: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE The Equality Night and Day: First Glimpse
•March 17, 2022: Gustavo Santaolalla Desandado el Camino
•April 1, 2022: Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely
•April 10, 2022: Anthony de Mare Liaisons 2020: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
•April 14, 2022: Jennifer Koh & Davóne Tines Everything Rises
•April 24, 2022: DakhaBrakha****
•May 7, 2022: Heidi Rodewald A Lifesaving Manual***
•May 8, 2022: David Sedaris

Availability continues for Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK at Griffith Park and the complimentary version on UCLA’s campus. Both are free and all that is needed is an app download and a sense of adventure. Stay tuned for more announcements about programming on CAP UCLA Online. Be sure to check the website for Covid Updates and protocols, and to find out which venue each performance takes place and additional info – https://cap.ucla.edu/