Theatre and Dance Department
Torin Lusebrink Audrey Surprenant
Theatre Major Gabbie Koizumi and Dance Minor, Misty Moyle win awards from Cal Poly Arts.
Gabbie received her award for Service to the Arts and Misty received her award for Excellence in Original Work for interpretive dance.
Theatre major Gabbie Koizumi has won the 2013 Young Scholar's Award in the Undergraduate Category for the Southeastern Theatre conference (SETC) with her paper, Living through Lucy: An Analysis of "Lucy Long" and the Song's Social Implications in Antebellum America, which she wrote for TH 320: Black Theatre class Spring quarter 2012.
Congratulations to our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winners
Carol Channing: Melissa Frye
Beatrice Rice: Alyssa Saucedo
J. Murray Smith: Kimberlee Vandenburg
Kathleen Fischer: Audrey Surprenant & Torin Lusebrink
Paul and Dr. Moon Ja Minn Suhr Award:
News and Events
Norm Tiber passing - March 28, 2014
The Department is deeply saddened by our beloved faculty member Norm Tiber. Norm taught Ballroom Dance, Tango and International Folk Dance. He will be greatly missed.
Open House 2014
April 10, 11, 12
All CLA Majors meet with Dean Douglas L. Epperson, Associate Dean for Student Success - Penny Bennet, Faculty and Students, Friday April 11 @ 1 - 2:15 p.m. Bldg 6, Rm. 101(Performing Arts Center, Harman Hall).
Professor Josh Machamer will pick up admitted Theatre students in the (Performing Arts Center, Harman Hall) @ 2:15 p.m on Friday April 11 and will escort them back to the Theatre Open House meeting in Bldg 45, Rm #212, 2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Coming Soon: "Black Cat Cabaret"
May, 8 - 10, 8PM
May, 15 - 17, 8PM
A self-generated, Cabaret style, Collective exhibition, harkening back to the days of Le Chat Noir and its progression into the now…utilizing a mixture of dance, dialogue, music and movement.
Directed by Professor, Christy McNeil.
"Black Cat Cabaret" Cast List:
Thank you to everyone who shoed up to auditions. There were so many talented people who auditioned.
Missy Frye - Stage Manager
Man: Aron Daw
Woman: Kate Heiting
Musician: Benjamin King
Swiss Guard: Ethan McDaniel
Bartender: Jenny Nelson
Drag Queen: CJ Gormley
Donette: Sarah Rou
* William Bassett
* Taylor Santero
* Candice Walton
* Keelan Dann
Poet: Laura Parker
Songstress: Brigitte Losey
Artist: Evan Camacho
House Warmers/ Ensemble:
* Jake Malloy
* Sabrina Orro
On Thursday Feb 27th at 11- Bldg 45 rm 212, Students' Stage and director Christy McNeil will be hosting a Q&A for the main stage play BLACK CAT CABARET. Join them if you have an interest.
Black Cat Cabaret Show times:
ACTORS - DANCERS - MUSICIANS -
COMEDIANS - JUGGLERS
Contact Christy At:
Theatre Production Season 2013-2014
Cross Roads - Fall 2013
Written and Directed by Dr. Al Schnupp
An outcast family travels through time and meets a host of bizarre and eccentric characters who forever change them.
Cross Roads Reviews
As You Like It - Winter 2014
Written William Shakespeare, Directed by Josh Machamer
Banishment turns to delight as Rosalind and Orlando discover a joyous world of comedic wonder within the ancient boughs of this magical, liberating forest. Shakespeare's beloved comedy showcases the madness of love, the celebration of wooing and the unexpected freedom found with Arden.
Black Cat Cabaret
Directed by Christy McNeil
A self-generated, cabaret syle, collective exhibition, harkening back to the days of Le Chat Noir and it's progression into the now... utilizing a mixture of dance, dialogue, music, and movement.
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Welcome to the Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department Web site. As you navigate this site, you can access information regarding both the academic and the production sides of the BA Theatre Program and the Dance Program. Please take time to explore the links provided on our Web site. We pride ourselves on providing students a high quality, hands-on educational experience. Our Liberal Arts-based program allows students enough flexibility to explore the broad range of subject matter offered at the university and still graduate in four years. Please contact us if you have any unanswered questions or just want to let us know that you have visited the site.
Thank you for your interest.
Professor Tim Dugan
Chair, Theatre and Dance Department