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Theatre and Dance

Land Acknowledgement

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:

Our Department

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.

Single Subject Dance and Theatre Teaching Credential Program


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


Welcome to our 2022 - 2023 Season!



A journey through Pilipinx-American history bridging gaps between our roots and our evolving identities. 

Tickets will be sold through Pilipinx American Student Association students.  Tickets may also be on sale at the door beginning 1 hour prior to curtain.  For more information please send an e-mail to:




Double Bill:  That Day in Tucson and Full Tilt, Dance Showcase



By Guillermo Reyes

Directed by Haiden Grushkin

The true story of Daniel Hernandez Jr., who becomes an unwitting hero after saving the life of Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords in a mass shooting in 2011. This play looks at the way our society treats race, sexuality, mental health and disability, as well as challenging our ideas of gun control when these issues feel more relevant than ever.





Artistic direction led by Professor Laura E. Ellis

in collaboration with the Dance Ensemble members 


CSUEB’s Dance Ensemble’s Spring Showcase, 2023 features unique and vibrant works created and performed by this collective of dance artists. This special weekend of performances follows this group’s tour to Los Angeles with a program of eclectic dance choreography that promises to inspire and delight.  


      California State University East Bay Studio Theatre

        Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm

                               Sunday, April 30 at 2pm

 April 30th Date will feature an ASL Interpreter


$10 – General   

$7 – Seniors 55+, Military, All Faculty, Staff and Students at any school

$5 – CSUEB Students




Closet Parking is in Lot K

Parking is free after 5pm Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday

Tickets available at  (enter “CSU East Bay”)    

If not sold out, tickets will be on sale at the door 1 hour prior to curtain.

 For questions call 510-885-3118







Donate to our Department

Make a donation today to the CSUEB Theatre and Dance Department.
Your donation will go to help productions, travel for department trips for our students, equipment, outreach, guest artists, scholarship funding, and more! 
All of this to benefit the students in our department.

Contact Us

Theatre and Dance Department
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Robinson Hall Room 220
  • Hayward, CA 94542