A note from John Mayer, Theatre Department Chair..

€œHello! And welcome to the new CSU Stanislaus Theatre Web site. As you can see, we€™re in the process of creating a new look and welcome your ideas and feedback. Please drop me a line (jmayer@csustan.edu) and let me know what you think!

The CSU Stanislaus Theatre Department is built on the premise stated by the famed English director Peter Brook, "a play is called a play for a very important resaon - a play is play." We want our theatre students and the people who attend our theatre to enjoy the process of theatre by reveling in the camaraderie of the ensemble in the production process. Lee Strasberg, when talking about the Group Theatre said, "there will be no stars in our theatre," and that is a guiding principle on what the CSU Stanislaus Theate is built. Our theatre is a collective

of the joint efforts of many.

Our campus is an oasis in the middle of the Central Valley of California. With enrollment of around 9,000 students the one-on-one opportunities for interaction between faculty and students are ever-present. Nowhere is that more true than in the theatre department. We have a great program with great people, and we hope you will spend some time in our audience, in our classrooms, or on our stage.


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Upcoming Events:

Cloud Tectonics

By Jose Rivera
Directed by Jere O'Donnell

November 14-16, 21-23 at 8 p.m.
November 17, 24 at 2 p.m. 
Mainstage Theatre


Celestina de la Sol is a young woman who claims to be 54 years old and to have been pregnant for two years. From Obie Award winning acclaimed Puerto Rican playwright José Rivera, Cloud Tectonics brings new meaning to a €œtimeless€ love story. When Anibal de la Luna picks up Celestina in a torrential storm, her arrival to his house literally makes the clocks stop, and that€™s only where this enchanting and unconventional romance takes off. With the world outside his house awashed in pain and war, Cloud Tectonics reminds us that simple miracles exist all around us if we care to find them. 


The Kamikaze Flireflies

December 5 & 6 at 8 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre


Knife Juggling! Stilt Walking! Cube Juggling! Acrobatics! The KamiKaze Fireflies, based in Los Angeles, present a rollicking performance of comedy meets circus. An evening of fun for the whole family!