2017 Theatre Archive

csu ferguson 2017 flyer
Performances were November 10, 11, 17, 18 & 19, 2017
CSU Ferguson 
Directed by Ann Fajilan
CSU Ferguson”, was a devised presentation of published and original works by CSUEB Students.  

CSU FERGUSON was a collaborative performance that echoed the oppression of all marginalized people, exploring how various forms of oppression are interrelated. This performance was comprised of music, spoken word pieces, poems, and skits.  It also featured published works such as “No More Monsters” by Marcus Gardley and “How I Feel” from The New Black Fest’s HANDS UP: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments of the online Ferguson Theatre Syllabus.

Students and alumni from CSUEB also shared their own dramatic/comedic testimonies of survival, perseverance, and resilience.  These pieces focused on areas of race, cultural and sexual identity, interpersonal relationships, mental health, sexual assault, abuse, and the empowerment of women.

A critical component of this work was the community circle at the end of the performance when the stage was opened to audience members to voice their reactions, concerns, philosophies, and beliefs.


holy ghosts flyer
Performances were December 8, 9, & 10, 2017
Location: Studio Theatre
Holy Ghosts by Romulus Linney
Directed by Linda Amayo-Hassan

"Seeking to retrieve his runaway wife and the possessions she has taken with her, Coleman Shedman arrives at the rural meeting house of a southern Pentecostal sect with his lawyer in tow. However, he finds his wife Nancy, is unwilling to forsake the love and protection of her new "husband," the Reverend Obediah Buckhorn and return to the brutal, hard-drinking Coleman. When the strapping Reverend Buckhorn himself arrives, it is quickly evident that Coleman will not be able to take her back by force. Rich with atmosphere and the feel of southern rural life, the play blends humor and poignancy as it probes into the circumstances and stories of the various cult members--culminating in a gripping snake-handling scene in which the cynical Coleman, to his own amazement, is himself converted to a true believer."

cabaret flyer
Performances were March 4, 5, 19, 11, & 12, 2017
Cabaret by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Darryl V. Jones
Musical Direction by Sierra Dee
Choreography by Laura Ellis & Darryl V. Jones
Location: University Theatre
bend the arc flyer
Performances were April 28 & 29, May 5, 6, & 7, 2017
Bend The Arc 
Direction by Nina Haft

Choreography by Nina Haft and student dancers
Location: University Theatre
connotations flyer
Performances were June 2, 3, & 4, 2017
Connotations: A Showcase of Senior Projects
by Theatre and Dance Majors
Location: University Theatre