Director's Welcome

From the Director


Hello Los Angeles! Welcome to the brand new 09/10 season from UCLA Live -- a hand-picked selection of the finest theatre, dance, music and spoken word from around the world.

I am particularly excited that this year our flagship event, the International Theatre Festival, will open with the first-ever production generated entirely in-house. We are extremely fortunate to have an incredible, multi-national company in th e world premiere production of Medea directed by Lenka Udovici and starring Annette Bening . It’s sure to be a sensation -- don't miss it.

In these challenging times I am of the firm opinion that the arts are more important, not less, as a place of discussion, distraction, contemplation, inspiration and enlightenment.

So more than ever I am grateful to all of you who contribute toward making an unparalleled series like ours happen. To the boards and members of Royce Center Circle and Design for Sharing who give so generously each year: Thank you all so much. We really couldn't do it without you.

I believe that UCLA Live adds something vital to the cultural mix of this extraordinary city. If you agree, please consider becoming a member and giving whatever you can to support what we do.

Thank you. And enjoy the season!

David Sefton
Executive and Artistic Director, UCLA Live