dogbrainposterFor more than 50 years, Fresno State’s Theatre for Young Audiences has provided college students with performance and touring experience, while providing quality theatre productions for children throughout theValley.

Arts education programs have shown to improve the developmental growth of school-aged children, while lowering delinquency and truancy rates in at-risk youth. Unfortunately, due to the restriction of school budgets, arts programs have been severely restricted or eliminated altogether.

Make a difference in the lives of Valley children by adopting a school. You will provide a Fresno State theatre performance for children throughout the region, including those in rural and low-income schools. Your gift will provide a rich cultural experience for children who rarely have the opportunity to experience live theatre.

This year, Theatre for Young Audiences will present “Dogbrain,” a story about a boy who gets into hot water when he invents a non-existent creature called Dogbrain to blame for his bad behavior.

When Dogbrain materializes (visible only to Nicholas) adventure ensues, teaching the boy that he has both bad and good within him, as well as the power to keep both under control.

J. Daniel Herring will direct this play, written by Michael Weller.

Every dollar you give allows one child to experience live theatre. A donation of

$300 funds one performance for up to 300 students.

Donations can be made by check, payable to “Fresno State Foundation” and sent to:

Adopt-a-School Program

College of Arts and Humanities

2380 E. Keats Avenue, M/S MB99

Fresno, CA 93740-8024

Or you can make a secure donation online. Visit When prompted, check “Other” and type “Theatre for Young Audiences 17TYM” More information is available by calling (559) 278-1877