NEW FACES: Dr. Gina Sandi-Diaz, Theatre Arts

New theatre professor Gina Sandi-Diaz

Of the 60 new faculty members at Fresno State this fall, about 22% of the new hires are in the College of Arts and Humanities. Dr. Gina Sandi-Diaz joins the Department of Theatre Arts as an assistant professor, coming to Fresno State from the University of Kansas.

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University Theatre to hold fall auditions

Photo of actor on stage, representing theatre auditions

Calling all thespians — fall theatre auditions are here! The Fresno State Department of Theatre Arts will hold preliminary auditions for its fall season at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the John Wright Theatre on campus.

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A Canvas for the Arts

Artists painting

Renowned artists flock to the community to teach and to engage ~ Article by Lisa Maria Boyles, Illustrations by Joel Beery, excerpted from Fresno State Magazine Pick an art, any art. There’s a good chance it will be taught, performed or shared during two special programs offered this summer to provide community access to some […]

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University Theatre: ‘Heathers the Musical’ and a look ahead to the 2017-18 season

Heathers the Musical

~ By Anthony Cody, communications specialist for the Department of Theatre Arts Fresno State’s University Theatre will wrap up the 2016-17 theatre season with a presentation of “Heathers The Musical” May 5 through 13 (the stage is dark on May 8). This production is directed by Brad Myers. The musical, adapted from the cult-film “Heathers,” […]

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University Theatre opens ‘Passion Play: Part 1 & 2’

~ Article and design by Anthony Cody, reprinted from Fresno State’s University Theatre will present “Passion Play: Part 1 & 2)” Dec. 2 through 10 (excluding Dec. 5) with daily show times at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee at the John Wright Theatre in the Speech Arts Building on campus. The […]

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On the Road with California Humanities

Cal Humanities ( will host a panel of Pulitzer Prize winners in conversation with others, including 2016 National Medal of Arts winner Luis Valdez, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Fresno Art Museum. The topic is “The Farmworker Movement in California: From Chavez Onwards.” The history of the farmworker movement in California has been […]

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