Student Passport Program


TRAVEL BOLDLY 2016-17 season

Welcome to the Center for the Art of Performance!

This is your PASSPORT to six amazing performing arts events on the CAP UCLA 2016-17 season. As a PASSPORT Member you can also participate in art-making activities, interact with artists and CAP UCLA staff, and connect with other students who are passionate about the arts.

The following pages have brief descriptions about each show on the PASSPORT series. For info on how to use your PASSPORT, see the back inside cover – or go to


Destination #1     Kronos Quartet Beyond Zero: 1914-1918
Kronos Quartet Beyond Zero: 1914-1918

When is it?
  Friday October 7, 2016 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall (across from Powell Library)

What’s it all about?  For 40 years, the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet has redefined the string quartet experience through thousands of concerts and collaborations with international composers and performers. Beyond Zero is a multi-media work that incorporates new music and actual footage to commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

More information and additional free activities here.
Destination #2     Lucinda Childs Dance A Portrait
Lucinda Childs Dance

When is it?
  Saturday November 5, 2016 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall (that place you see in all the pictures)

What’s it all about?  Celebrating one of America’s great modern choreographers, Lucinda Childs: A Portrait is a retrospective of early and recent works created by Lucinda Childs. Featured on the program is The Sun Roars Into View, a collaboration between Childs and composers/instrumentalists Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, best known for their work with Arcade Fire and Bon Iver.

More information and additional free activities here.


Destination #3     Black Arm Band Dirtsong
Black Arm Band

When is it?
  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall (hike up the Janss steps, hang a left)

What’s it all about?  Singing in eleven languages, Black Arm Band unveils the fascinating story of their heritage, language and homeland; offering connection to the aboriginal culture of Australia — a complex culture seldom seen by the wider world.

More information and additional free activities here.

Destination #4     Silencio Blanco Chiflón, el Silencio del Carbón
Silencio Blanco

When is it?
  Friday, March 3 or Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm
Where is it?  Freud Playhouse (you really should visit it before you graduate)

What’s it all about?  Silencio Blanco creates their own language using simple marionettes fashioned from newsprint and chopsticks. Performed completely in silence, the piece tells the story of Chile’s infamous Chiflón del Diablo mine, exploring a community’s day-to-day struggle with life in the mines.

More information and additional free activities here.


Destination #5     Penny Arcade Longing Lasts Longer
Penny Arcade

When is it?
  Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8pm or Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7pm
Where is it?  Freud Playhouse (theater to the left of the sculpture garden in Macgowan Hall)

What’s it all about?  Penny Arcade is NYC’s undisputed "Queen of the Underground.” In this award-winning monologue her razor sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture. A blow against the golden age of stupidity, this is a passionate and exuberant performance anthem where you can think, laugh and dance at the same time!

More information and additional free activities here.

Destination #6     Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

When is it?
  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8 pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall (it’s big, old, beautiful and earthquake-safe)

What’s it all about?
  Described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride,” Toshi Reagon is a onewoman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. Since first taking the stage at age 17, this singer-songwriter-guitarist has a big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk.

More information and additional free activities here.

Passport: How it Works
  • All six shows on the series will be loaded on your Bruin Card. Bring your BC with you to the theater on the night of the show. There will be a special PASSPORT Check-In Table. We will swipe your card and give you a ticket with your seat location. You will get a reminder email before each show asking you to RSVP.

  • In order to claim your ticket you will need to RSVP by the deadline. PASSPORT Check-In opens an hour before each performance. If you lose or forget your actual PASSPORT, no worries – the tickets are on your Bruin Card.

  • Friends Fly Free! If you would like to bring a friend with you, RSVP in advance for you and a guest. The limit on Friends Fly Free tickets is one per show, but the regular UCLA Student Ticket price is only $15.

  • Join us before each show in the PASSPORT Departure Lounge, a place to chill, meet fellow travelers and learn a bit about the show. Ask for directions at Check-In. A few days before each show there will be special PASSPORT activities: art-making, talks, free food – watch your email for updates.

  • Not sure where the performance is, or how to get there? Visit for more info!