CSU Summer Arts invites the community to attend the first of two student showcase festivals, beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Fresno State. The showcase will end with a final performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the John Wright Theatre. Tickets are free and available first-come, first-served.
Participants will present their original solo performances, showcase dynamic dance routines and exhibit one-of-a-kind artwork. The final show will be action-packed with students interpreting some of Shakespeare’s most famous fight scenes as they act and demonstrate their stage-fighting acumen.
FRIDAY, JULY 12
2pm – Transcribing the Soul – John Wright Theatre
Watch students unlock their creativity and own their voices as they tell their stories in solo performances.
4pm –Dynamic Partnering – John Wright Theatre
Experience acrobatic, improvisational, and boundary-crossing original choreography by students who have studied genre-bending dance performance.
7pm –The Weekly Comic and Alla Prima Oil Painting – Conley Art Gallery
Check out the gallery exhibition of artwork from our Weekly Comic and Alla Prima classes. Students will present short- and long-form comic narratives alongside original oil paintings.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
4pm – Writing Magical Realism and Slipstream – John Wright Theatre
Slip away to a strange, surreal world as students read original works that bring fantastical elements into everyday situations.
7:30pm – Swords and Shakespeare– John Wright Theatre
See new takes on some of Shakespeare’s most famous fight scenes as students act and demonstrate their stage fighting acumen.