From stage to screen; the Department of Theatre and Dance goes virtual

Darkside (logo) a virtual multimedia theatre experience.

“Darkside” is the Department of Theatre and Dance’s first attempt at producing virtual theatre. Director Kathleen McKinley has sought out the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism’s video expertise, and specifically Profesor Candace Egan, to turn this “virtual multimedia theatre experience” into a reality.

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University Theatre to debut first virtual production in new partnership

"Emily" in the Fresno State production of Darkside

Fresno State’s University Theatre will present its first virtual production of the 2020-21 mainstage season with “Darkside,” written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Kathleen McKinley. The production, filmed in the John Wright Theatre in conjunction with the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, will be presented online at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 10-14, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 8.

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Fall 2020 theatre auditions to be held virtually

Student Joshua Slack has his hands up in the 2016 production "Hands Up: 7 Playwrites, 7 Testaments

The Fresno State University Theatre says they will hold auditions for Fall 2020 productions virtually.  Auditioning actors should prepare two audition videos and submit them with the online audition form between August 12 and August 18. Zoom callbacks will be held on Aug. 19 and 20. Video audition requirements and audition information for each production […]

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University Theatre announces 2020-21 Mainstage season lineup

Darkside, Detroit '67, Dracula, Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Electricidad, Spring Awakening

While the method of presentation is yet to be determined, the Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to be able to offer a diverse lineup of theatrical work in these challenging times. As more decisions for the upcoming academic school year are made, we will solidify the method in which this season will be […]

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2020 Grad Tribute

2020 Grad Tribute - College of Arts and Humanities - Inspiration for Life

We want to be the first to congratulate you on your achievements. The College’s faculty and staff join us in applauding you.

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Featured Supporter: Danny Swartz

Featured Supporter: Danny Swartz

In 1987, Fresno State student Danny Swartz departed for London. It was only his second trip on a plane — the first had been a short hop from Fresno to San Francisco — and his first time out of the country. Up until that point, he had only left the state a couple of times to go to Reno and Las Vegas. Now he would be spending his spring semester in London as part of the Fresno State London Program.

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