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Original student plays to hit big stage at One-Act Fringe

Original student plays to hit big stage at One-Act Fringe

Sean Reichhold
October 10, 2012
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This fall, the biannual One-Act Fringe series expands as students are challenged in adapting their performances to a larger format at McKenna Theatre, the main stage in the Creative Arts Building. Every semester for the past 15 years, SF State students of all majors and class standings have been giv...

SF State's "Spring Awakening" play showcases students' musical and theatrical talents

SF State's "Spring Awakening" play showcases students' musical and theatrical talents

Barbara Szabo
May 2, 2012
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An hour and a half before the show, between having makeup artists apply heavy liner to their eyes, even heavier blush to their cheeks and dashing onto the stage for brief sound checks, a troupe of male actors escaped to a room full of chairs. Within moments, they were dancing atop the chairs, wide-eyed, singing into invisible microphones. They, along with ...

VIDEO, REVIEW: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at SF State

VIDEO, REVIEW: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at SF State

Spencer Devine
November 28, 2011
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Humor isn’t all Jersey Shore rejects and fart jokes, every now and again intelligent comedy finds its way through the pop culture haze and it’s important to grab on before the curtain falls. Starting Dec. 1 the Little Theatre at SF State began a two week run of Tom Stoppard’s existential Shak...

New performing arts center to provide much needed progress

March 1, 2011
Filed under News

When heavy rain hits the Creative Arts building at SF State, buckets are in place to relieve the leaky roof and, on rare occasions, a ceiling tile tears away from its dwelling place. The building opened in 1956, so when the plans for the new Mashouf Performing Arts Center were unveiled Feb. 24, th...

Performers explore unity in grief

Paige Carlson-Scardino, middle, choreographs

Tahnia Ortega
December 12, 2018
Filed under Featured, Latest, Life

Standing stage left, five dancers in somber shades of blue came together in a warm embrace before stepping on stage. The energy within that circle perfectly encompasses choreographer Paige Carlson-Scardino’s vision as she uses her personal experience with last year’s devastating Tubbs Fire to explo...

Netflix and chill, Cannes

Graphic by Cesar Lopez

Madison Van Every
April 25, 2018
Filed under Opinion

Millennials will agree there is just something fundamentally right or comforting about streaming platforms. The idea of almost free, unlimited movies and TV shows, available on a multitude of almost unlimited devices whenever you want is a hallmark success of our generation. In some way, we pride our...

Students have a lot to learn from wine

Que Syrah Wine Bar has an international selection of small-production wines in San Francisco on Thursday,
 Feb. 1, 2018. (Bryan Ramirez/GoldenGateXpress)

Madison Van Every
February 14, 2018
Filed under Life

When faced with the choice of what to drink at a party, students often feel they only have two options, cheap, watery beer or hard liquor filled with regret. While both appeal to the student’s stretched budget, a third option exists and is often left behind: wine. College students will be the first to tell y...

Broadway veteran revitalizes students with skating influenced choreography

Mark Davis, school of theatre and dance professor, poses for a portrait in Burk Hall on Monday, December 4, 2017. (Richard Lomibao/Golden Gate Xpress)

Ian Firstenberg
December 3, 2017
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In creative arts, talent alone is rarely enough to achieve success. With any heralded dancer, actor or musician, there’s always a grinding component of hard work that constantly bubbles beneath the surface. Mark Davis, an assistant professor in musical theatre and studio voice, knows this combination w...

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

The SF State cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream on stage of dress rehearsal on April 12, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif. (Alina Castillo/Xpress)

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.      ...

Leading ladies in Bay Area sports break down gender bias

The crowd watches a panel at the CSN Bay Area Tomboy Symposium at the Coppola Theatre at SF State on February 28, 2017. (Tate Drucker/Xpress)

Laura Monique Ordoñez
March 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Women in Sports Symposium held at SF State was a jump-start to Women’s History Month, emphasizing the role of women in the sports field. The symposium, held the last day of February, served as a preface to the matriarchal month. Hosted by CSN Bay Area anchor Kelli Johnson and moderated by pioneer sports journalist Joan Ryan, the all-woman panel d...

Students gather for campus watch party

Dr. Joel Kassiola speaks at the 2016 presidential election watch party in McKenna Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

Amanda Davis
November 8, 2016
Filed under News

[slideshow_deploy id='74256'] SF State’s Political Science Department is currently hosting a presidential election watch party in Mckenna Theatre. The event includes commentary from four of the department’s professors and live streaming of election results. American Politics professors Marcela Gar...

Student talent takes center stage in ‘The Fringe’

Theater art students Desiree Juanes (left) portraying

Jeremy Porr
April 5, 2016
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Over the course of the past year, theatre arts major Jennifer Marte has been up late laboriously writing about rape, relationships, mental health and self-worth to prepare for her short play "Comm 150." The show premiered Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of the Creative Arts Building. "Com...

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