Department of Theatre

**PLEASE NOTE: Our Student Showcase (March 5-8) has been cancelled, but please do check out the rest of this season's offerings!  We have some amazing guest artists joining us later in March, as well as a sketch show written by our students (SKOMEDY), our annual Shakespeare Under the Stars (featuring Jere O'Donnell as King Lear), and our yearly Dance Concert.

A note from John Mayer, Theatre Department Chair

Hello! And welcome to the new CSU Stanislaus Theatre Web site. As you can see, we a€™re in the process of creating a new look and welcome your ideas and feedback. Please drop me a line ( 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 upon which 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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