We acknowledge that our department and the CSUEB campus is on the ancestral land
of the Yrgin Chochenyo Ohlone People. We pay respects to the Ohlone people, past,
present, and future.
We invite you to reflect on the history of the lands and waterways we are all privileged to gather on. We also invite you to reflect on the legacies of colonization embedded within the technologies we use—how some pieces of technology are not available in many poor, marginalized and Indigenous communities, and how many of our technologies leave a carbon footprint that disproportionally affect poor, marginalized, and Indigenous communities. We invite everyone to take some time to consider our roles in reconciliation, decolonization and allyship.
To learn more about this land and how to directly support Ohlone people by paying a Shuumi Land Tax: https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/
The Theatre and Dance Department has a performance-oriented program offering undergraduate students, unparalleled opportunity to perform in major department productions beginning in their first year. Our campus is the most diverse in the entire CSU system and we have one of the most innovative theatre and dance curriculums in the state.
Former students work professionally and hold teaching positions locally and across the nation in Acting, Dance, Technical Theater, Design and Stage Management.
Welcome to Cal State East Bay, where your journey to becoming a Theatre or Dance teacher is ready to take off!
Are you a teaching artist excited to train the next generation of performing artists?
Are you tired of seeing talent, creativity and drive dampened by lack of opportunity or access?
Do you believe in the power of public education?
Then join us! We are looking for teachers like you.
To find out more about our Dance and Theatre Credential Program go to our page.Find out more about our Single Subject Teaching Credential
The Cal State East Bay Department of Theatre and Dance is collaborating with Dandelion Dancetheater and a wildly diverse group of artists, activists, free-thinkers, and creative rabble-rousers to launch the first annual Inclusive Performance Festival (IPF) throughout April/May 2021. The IPF is a grass-roots, DIY, radically inclusive, process-oriented festival that is experimenting with sharing performance in accessible, relevant, life-affirming, and innovative ways to meet the needs of many intersecting communities in this new era for the arts.
Planned collectively by a council of Queer, BIPOC, Autistic, Disabled, Jewish, Neurodivergent, Fat, Young, Elder, Outsider, and uncategorizable artists, the festival will present virtual, in-person, and hybrid dance, music, theatre, drag, ritual, educational events, participatory performances, discussions, workshops, ceremonies, and more.
IPF is directed by Eric Kupers in collaboration with a planning council of event organizers, and will feature the Wandering Ensemble, SNJV, Shapes and Shades Dance Company, Wildance, Emmaly Wiederholt & Tonya Rivera, Evangel King, Dancing Earth Creations, Us in the U.S., the CSUEB Pilipinx American Student Association, Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, Dandelion Dancetheater, Ultrasonic Current, the College Link Program, Mohini Studio, Rebekah Enderle, the Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble, and more.