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   Congratulations to our Winter 2014 Theatre Graduates!

          Torin Lusebrink           Audrey Surprenant

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     Congratulations to our Spring 2013 Theatre Graduates!
 Spring 2013 Graduates

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 Trojan Women 2.0 
 A Look Behind the Scenes -
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 Theatre Major Wins Young Scholar Award

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"Black Cat Cabaret"

May, 8-10, 8 PM
May, 15-17, 8 PM


A self-generated, cabaret style, collective exhibition, harkening back to the days of Le Chat Noir and its progression into the now.  Actors, dancer, and musicians will showcase their skills in vignettes that are sure to dazzle and entertain.

Contains adult language and themes
Age Appropriateness: Ages 13 & Up

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

Featured Dancers: 
   * William Bassett
   *  Taylor Santero
   *  Candice Walton
   *  Keelan Dann

Poet: Laura Parker
Songstress: Brigitte Losey
Artist: Evan Camacho
House Warmers/ Ensemble:

    * Jake Malloy
    * Sabrina Orro


Tickets  on sale now


Norm and Anne Tiber

In Memory of Norm Tiber
March 28th, 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.

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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

New Times 

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. 

 New Times Feature  "As You Like It"

 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.





KCACTF Region VIII Spring
Kennedy Center America College Theatre Festival.


Keep watching as we update our 2013 & 14 production season...


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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.

Tim Dugan

Professor Tim Dugan
Chair, Theatre and Dance Department


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