ARTS Studio Theatre $0 UCR students, $15 General, $12 students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens, & children.

900 University Avenue

UCR’s Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production presents



by Chelsea Marcantel 


November 9-18, 2023
ARTS Studio Theatre


Director: Hannah Wolf
Choreographer: Matt "Airistotle" Burns
Scenic Design: Christopher Scott Murillo
Costume Design: Camille Ramirez
Lighting Design: Jacqueline Malenke
Sound Design: Nataly Ceniceros


Airness is an exuberant comedy that follows Nina's air guitar mission to shred or be shredded. Through her journey, she learns about competition, determination, and finding the airness within. This heartwarming story is a reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us.


AIRNESS is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection.(


Please be advised that this production includes atmospheric smoke effects and flashing lights, and contains strong language and adult subject matter. Recommended for teens and above.


The running time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Airness is performed without an intermission.


View or download the program.


Please join us for a talkback with the dramaturg, the playwright, and members of the cast and production team following the November 9th performance.


Tickets (On sale October 30, 2023 at 8:00am):
$15 General 
$12 Students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens, & children.
Currently enrolled UCR students may reserve one complimentary ticket online. 


Phone Orders and Customer Service:
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm: (909) 227-4788 /
For advanced in-person ticket purchases please email Isabel Edwards ( to arrange a day/time.
The box office at the theatre will open one hour prior to each performance for in-person ticket purchases and will call ticket pickup.


Ticket Policies:
Please order carefully; no exchanges, transfers, or refunds are allowed, except in the event a performance is canceled (this includes complimentary UCR student tickets).
Complimentary UCR student tickets must be picked up at the theatre at least five minutes prior to the announced start time of the performance, and may only be picked up by the student who made the online reservation with their valid UCR student ID.


There is no reserved seating so arrive early for the best seats. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes prior to the announced start time of the performance.
As a courtesy to performers and audience members, latecomers will not be seated until a suitable pause in the performance.
Latecomer seating is limited and not guaranteed.


Shreddy Eddy: Kenny Lopez-Elwell
Golden Thunder: Derrian Benoit Nash
Facebender: Jonathan Hatsios
Cannibal Queen: Rachel Millar
The Nina: Emily Luong
D Vicious: George Shen
Announcer/Sprite Exec/Hooded Figure: Li DeVigal


Production Staff:
Stage Manager: Marissa Vera
Assistant Stage Managers: Cassandra Diaz, Diana Wan
Dramaturg: Ruth Madrid
Assistant Director: Caelin Sandoval
Assistant Scenic Designer: Gabby Zuniga
Assistant Lighting Designer: Gwendlyn Romero
Assistant Sound Designer: Mireya Montalvan


Parking is available in Lot 1 Blue for $8. Parking must be purchased in advance as there are no onsite parking attendants.
Click here to purchase. Please be sure to select the correct date and time of your performance.
Free parking for Friday and Saturday performances is available in lots further away from the ARTS Studio Theatre. Please visit for more details.

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