06 Dec 2016

Theater production brings housing crisis stories to life

“Sofa Sin Casa (Couch With No Home)” hit the stage on Thursday night in Little Theatre and made politics personal through storytelling and music, addressing the growing issue of San

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27 Jan 2014

Alumni theater group Do It Live! Productions puts on “small screen” play adaptations

[set_id=72157640207891573] A local alumni theater group, in the early stages of a promising third season, gives post-graduate hope to SF State’s theatre majors. Do It Live! Productions has brought lesser known, “small

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18 Apr 2018

Student costume designer prepares for production

Fabric is plastered all over the walls of Room 122 in the Creative Arts building, alive and vibrant. Rachel Herscher is seen scurrying around the room, picking up clothes and accessories

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19 Apr 2017

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” gets a makeover in student production

Eight students took on the roles of 24 major characters in SF State’s School of Theatre and Dance’s production of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” With an added plot twist of

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07 Sep 2014

Student makes a name for himself in Bay Area theater scene long before graduation

Blake Cianciarulo never dreamed of working in theater when he was little. His dream began in high school when the drama teacher approached the track team for some help moving

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12 Mar 2013

Iconic production 'Our Town' hits SF State's Little Theatre

Click Here To See Photo Gallery Grover’s Corner is a small town populated by 2,642 regular folks. They’re mostly a God-fearing people with 85 percent identified as Protestant, 12 percent Catholic and the

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04 Sep 2012

99 Stock Productions to present "Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness" at SF State

As if the first couple weeks of school were not crazy enough, 99 Stock Productions is bringing their performance of “Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness” to SF State’s Studio

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25 Aug 2012

SF State’s retelling of ‘Othello’ kicks off theater arts season Aug. 30

[HTML1] For the people of Venice and Cyprus — the survivors at least — only a void existed. Civilization was abandoned and brutalized by a catastrophe capsizing everything familiar. In

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06 Apr 2012

San Francisco nonprofit theater group 42nd Steet Moon stays open with help of donations

In a city filled to the brim with theatrical and musical talent, 42nd Street Moon stands alone in opening its curtains to the lesser-known but ever-lovable musicals of the 1920s

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20 Feb 2012

SF State year-long dance class puts on show in McKenna Theater thru March 3

Captivating someone without speaking can be difficult. But for dancers this is their passion, and they’ll show off their talents at their annual recital this week. University Dance Theater, an

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31 Jan 2012

SF State theater group puts modern twist on biblical story in "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot"

It’s a story of biblical proportions. The trial of the ultimate betrayal. Judas Iscariot, the apostle of Jesus Christ, went down in history as the disciple who turned in his soon-to-be

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01 Sep 2011

SF State theater students modernize Shakespeare's "Henry VI"

Intrigue, subterfuge, political drama and a ticking bomb ready to go off at any moment. No, this isn’t an episode of “24”. This is Shakespeare. Do It Live Productions, led

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29 Aug 2011

Student Production Association hopes to unite artists

A man walks toward Burk Hall, stops, and sits on a nearby bench. He’s carrying a ukulele and strums it softly as students make their way to class. A passing

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19 Mar 2019

Students showcase one-act plays at Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival gave SF State playwrights and actors an opportunity to showcase their skills and creative expression in a two-week production of plays. SF State school of theatre and

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Lo Prentiss, playing Jean, and Jacob Hsieh, playing Dwight, bows after "Dead Man's Cellphone", a comedy by Sarah Ruhl, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in the Little Theater.
22 Oct 2014

Dead Man’s Cell Phone premiere creates buzz and laughter with SF State audience

A quiet café is where it all went down. A woman sat at a table addressing thank-you cards, when the bothersome buzz of a man’s cell phone begins. This new

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13 Feb 2013

Student director adapts pivotal film to SF State stage

Stephan McGrue, 22, is making history by producing and directing the first all-black leading musical cast at SF State with “That Jones Gal.” As a theater arts major, McGrue was

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10 May 2012

New SF State president looking forward to student engagement

Dr. Leslie Wong is trading the snowy winters of the northern Michigan peninsula for the foggy summers of San Francisco as the incoming president of SF State. Wong, 62, who

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10 May 2012

New SF State president is Leslie Wong of Northern Michigan University

Leslie E. Wong has been announced as the new president of SF State today. The former president of Northern Michigan University will replace President Robert A. Corrigan as the 13th president

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09 Apr 2012

Sf State theatre arts extends annual One-Act Fringe Festival

Most playwriting students at SF State never get to see their creations come to life on stage with actors, design or sound. This is exactly why Roy Conboy, head of

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12 Mar 2019

Five-person London acting crew highlights Shakespeare

London actors visited SF State to share the timelessness of Shakespeare and teach a new style of acting. According to their website, Actors From The London Stage is one of

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19 Feb 2019

Graduate films El Capitan ascent

Samuel Crossley is a filmmaker and photographer specializing in adventurous filmmaking. Crossley graduated from the SF State School of Cin- ema in 2016 and has since been a part of

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18 Feb 2019

Free screening of Oscar-nominated ‘Free Solo’

The School of Cinema is hosting a free screening of “Free Solo” on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Coppola Theater. The film is an Academy Award nominee for best

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07 Nov 2018

Pericles debut excites theatre department

The School of Theatre and Dance debuted “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” in the Little Theatre on Nov. 1 with an all-student cast, elaborate lighting and a unique set. “Pericles, Prince

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02 May 2018

“Hair” brings in sold out crowd opening night

Tie-dye and vintage costumes graced the hallways of the Creative Arts building in honor of “Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Music,” an SF State musical production directed by Laura

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11 Apr 2018

Student choreographer debuts showcase

The University Dance Theater show, “Mortals and Angels,” is a modern dance showcase choreographed by faculty and students of the company. The program consists of eight different performances, but on

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09 Mar 2018

The Fringe: short stories written and directed by students

The anticipation inside Room 104 of the creative arts building was at an all-time high. Actors in costumes and directos all scurry around the room putting final touches to their

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28 Feb 2018

C Lo’s Movie Reviews: Who knew self-destruction could be so beautiful?

I’ve been to the depths of my mind to try and feel safer but all I eerily get is uneasy and scared. What could I do to help myself and

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13 Dec 2017

Eye popping play premiers

From twerking, Trump and penises to the gender swapped roles, Lysistrata, the musical of the season at SF State, stepped forward to make a statement on stage. Based on an

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30 Nov 2017

Campus-wide power outage leads to cancelled classes

A campus power outage led to several servers being down, wifi out, flickering lights and canceled classes on SF State’s campus on Thursday, Nov. 29. The campus-wide power outage began

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25 Oct 2017

Laramie: the show went on

The Laramie Project, a production at SF State by the theater department, was supposed to open on Thursday, Oct. 12. However, like the rest of campus due to the fires,

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17 May 2017

Freshman finishes first year with Chicago performance

As he swung his hips around, dressed in a dazzling, sparkling outfit, drama major Nick Christman sent the audience spiraling into laughter. The 19-year-old freshman performed the role of the

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12 Apr 2017

Alumni’s horror film, “The Night Shift” screened at film festival

SF State alumni and cinema major Adam Gold, 25, had the opportunity to screen a film made during his time in college at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival

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07 Nov 2016

Professor makes Shakespeare accessible, modern

In a darkened room of The Flight Deck theater in Oakland, actors entered the stage speaking multiple languages while moving around a post-apocalyptic set filled with debris and rubble. This

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19 Apr 2016

Annual Greenhouse Theatre Festival brings scripts to life

An awakened puppet, a lovable narcissist, a crippled coal miner and online lovers – these are just a few characters that will soon jump from page to stage at the

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04 Mar 2016

Chekhov’s ‘Seagull’ takes flight at SF State’s Little Theatre

“10 minutes to curtain!” the stage manager enthusiastically shouts into a backstage dressing room where an array of theatre students hurriedly rush to apply their make-up and rehearse lines before the show begins.

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28 Oct 2015

Queering the Castro brings stories of Intimacy into public spaces

What is the purpose of spoken word or performance art? For some, performance art serves as a tool to merely express their frustrations. For the queer, trans, people of color participating

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