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East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

As the lights dimmed and the music died down at a Dec. 9 performance of “CSU Ferguson” at Cal State East Bay, the performers made it clear that the title of this performance was meant to bring the world of police brutality to our campus frontlines, because we as college students of color are very real...

East bay theater troupe to reenact Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”

East bay theater troupe to reenact Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

For the first time ever, Cal State East Bays theatre production will perform Shakespeare's “Cymbeline” at the University Theatre on Nov. 11-12 and 18-20. The play was chosen by professional director, Marc Jacobs, who played a small role as a soldier in the Stratford Shakespearean festival in Ontario, Ca...

Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens new season

Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens new season

Ian James Vitaga,
Contributor

August 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre kicks off a new season this month with “By The Way Meet Vera Stark,” a satire by award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage that portrays one woman’s hardships with racial profiling in the film industry during the 1930s told as a satire. “This season is about secrets...

Play examines sex trade in Oakland

Play examines sex trade in Oakland

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

March 10, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

In her previous three plays, the Oakland-based playwright Tracie Collins tackled women’s rights and race relations. In her upcoming production, “A Cold Piece of Werk,” Collins focuses on another topical issue that’s right in her backyard: sex trafficking. In “A Cold Piece of Werk,” Collin...

Da’Ryn Merriwether wins Showtime at the Apollo

February 6, 2015


Filed under Videos

Showtime at the Apollo winner, Da'Ryn Merriwether, won the crowd over with her performance of "Fool for You" by Cee Lo Green. Read the full article online: http://bit.ly/1D4yy7W  ...

Improv club earns their name in Fremont

Improv club earns their name in Fremont

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

January 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

When thinking of Fremont, many associate it with Mission Peak, Historic Niles, Lake Elizabeth and the Saddle Rack. With almost four years in the business, Made Up Theatre, can be added to that list. Made Up Theatre, or MUT, is the only improv show in Fremont. The show features five comics every Saturda...

Molière’s Tartuffe opens at University

Molière’s Tartuffe opens at University

Beatriz Alvarez,
Contributor

November 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The curtains rose for the Theatre and Dance department’s fall production of the nearly 400-year-old play Tartuffe on Friday night. The small but eager crowd entered the University Theatre for opening night as the doors opened. Molière’s Tartuffe is a comedic play that was written in the mid 1650’s and was ...

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