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Theater production brings housing crisis stories to life

Theater production brings housing crisis stories to life

Jeianne Baniqued
December 6, 2016
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“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 Francisco’s housing crisis. Perry Fenton, assistant director of the play worked with director Roy Conboy, longti...

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

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

Lauren Seward
January 27, 2014
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[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 screen” adaptations of various European plays to its audiences since its ...

Student costume designer prepares for production

Student costume designer  prepares for production

Valeria Mejia
April 18, 2018
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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 from fabric tables and dressing up the actors in potential costumes for this year’s theater production of “Hair.” Herscher...

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

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

Nicki McClelland
April 19, 2017
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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 their own, the cast entertained a crowd of students, friends and family in eight different shows.      ...

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

Hannah Mullins
September 7, 2014
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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 a set into the theater for a musical they were rehearsing. But Cianciarulo, now 20 years old, will graduate with a bachelor’s...

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

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

Jonathan Ramos
March 12, 2013
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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 rest "indifferent." As one person noted, "It isn't a very important place when you think of ...

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

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

Sean Reichhold
September 4, 2012
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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 Theatre Sept. 7 and 8. SF State alumni Michael Saarela, Brandon Cusak and Alex Peri created 99 Stock Productions this spring to organize a company to attend the New York International ...

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

Adrian Rodriguez
August 25, 2012
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[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 this post-apocalyptic world, hope lay within the gentle Moor, Othello, but the unknown consumed him. With...

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

Kirstie Haruta
April 6, 2012
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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 to the 1970s. The nonprofit group, founded in 1993 by Greg MacKellan and Stephanie Rhoads, is committed to presenting the ...

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

Elissa Torres
February 20, 2012
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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 auditioned class, is a year-long commitment for the dancers who are accepted into the performing ensemble. Fr...

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

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

Devery Sheffer
January 31, 2012
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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 crucified leader to the authorities for thirty pieces of silver. The question of Judas's motives for this took center stage Jan. 26 at SF State. ...

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

Spencer Devine
September 1, 2011
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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 by Kenny Toll, Shay Wisniewski and Will Hand, has produced a modernized version of Shakespeare’s historical work “King ...

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