09/28/2023 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Come hear four award-winning CLA faculty talk everything from Korean media to the power of community. Join us for brief, exciting presentations, followed by a Q&A to generate discussion and stimulate ideas that highlight the value of the liberal arts. Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. […]
September 29, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Directed by Debbie Swann There will be a Women and Science panel following the matinee on Oct. 1. A whip-smart, headstrong pioneer at the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt must leave her Wisconsin home to pursue her dream of studying the night sky. But she soon discovers that the distance to the stars is […]
October 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Directed by Javier Hurtado As part of the CSU “Year of Democracy” Lynn Nottage’s play Crumbs from the Table of Joy, promises an examination of progressive issues of the 1950s. Crumbs from the Table of Joy Dramatist Play Service Synopsis: Recently widowed Godfrey and his daughters Ernestine and Ermina move from Florida to Brooklyn for […]
November 3, 2023 @ 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm –
Theatre Visit Day is an opportunity for high school students, transfer students, and current CSU students (and parents/guardians) to meet CSU Theatre faculty and students, tour the University Center for the Arts, join themed break-out sessions, and attend the evening performance of the fall musical (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).
The itinerary also includes an overview of the program and degrees, and visiting students will have dinner with current CSU students before the show.
November 3, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Directed by Noah Racey An eclectic group of six pubescents vies for a spelling championship. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life-un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling error. […]
November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm –
Auditions for Spring 2024 productions of Fairview directed by Dr. Ray Black, and Our Town directed by Dr. Wesley Longacre take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the University Center for the Arts, Room 242, Large Acting Lab (second floor). The UCA is located at 1400 Remington St.
December 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The members of the Theatre First-Year Seminar present a devised production employing contemporary Verbatim Theatre practices.
February 7, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The ON THE BRINK Reading Series is aimed at amplifying marginalized voices and exposing students to a diverse array of BIPOC, queer, and women artists from around the nation and the world. Join directors Saffron Henke, Javier Hurtado, and special guests for three exciting productions.
March 1, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Directed by Dr. Ray Black The 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Fairview is a candid examination of race in contemporary American society. In a well-off African American household reminiscent of TV sitcoms, a black family prepares for grandma’s birthday. A group of white spectators comments on the scene. When the play reverses the positions between spectator […]
March 6, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Extreme Home Makeover by Makasha Copeland Directed by Javier Hurtado CSU’s new professor of playwriting The ON THE BRINK Reading Series is aimed at amplifying marginalized voices and exposing students to a diverse array of BIPOC, queer, and women artists from around the nation and the world. Join directors Saffron Henke, Javier Hurtado, and special […]
April 6, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – An evening of 10-minute plays written by students from Intro to Playwriting I.
April 19, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Directed by Wesley Longacre This American classic won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. Exploring timeless questions about the meaning of love, companionship, life, and death, Our Town tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Using metatheatrical devices, […]