Hey everybody at UCD...do you want some entertainment (not just through watching TV)? Do you like theatre? If you don't, that's OK! I promise you that there are several theatre groups on campus that can change your mind. All student-run, these theatre groups work hard to give some of the best performances each quarter. There's Studio 301, Cherry Pie, and the Dead Arts Society.
I have more experience with the Dead Arts Society and let me just say that this group is awesome. All of the theatre clubs are, but the unique thing about DAS is that all the short scenes and one-acts performed are student-written, directed, and of course, performed. Ranging from genres in horror to comedy to drama, and even to tragicomedy, audiences love what they see in every DAS showcase every quarter.
The Dead Arts Society is a relatively recent club, as it started nearly a decade ago here at Davis. In the beginning, the creators were wondering whether they should call it something like "Dead Actors Society," "Dead Writers Society," etcetera (at least from what I'm told). If you've watched Dead Poets Society, you'll get this spinoff title. But no worries, there's no copying here. They finally decided to call it the Dead Arts Society because that's what theatre is: art. Shocking, yes I know.
I haven't auditioned for DAS shows since last year because of time constraints and involvement in some other things (struggles of being a Theatre major - there's a lot to do, but it's fun). But I can say that friendships with people from this club continue. I still talk to some of my DAS friends and see them hanging out at Wright Hall for classes, rehearsals, or other work.
As of right now, DAS is selling cute stickers of its logo and they're currently preparing for next quarter's showcase.
Every theatre club at UCD, primarily Studio 301 and DAS, collaborate in many ways - parties are always welcoming, the doors are open for everyone to shows, and...basically everybody knows each other. If you ever go to the Wright Hall Theatre, you will see how close people are, majors and non-majors that join these student theatre clubs for fun.