Welcome to CSUF Theatre



October 1-November 30, 2023: 
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Feb. 4-5, 2024:   Virtual Call Backs 

Feb. 9-11, 2024:   In Person call backs. 

May 11-17, 2024:   Second BFA Auditions on campus 

August TBD:   Week before school starts 

Vision Statement

The Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University of Fullerton strives to create a diverse inclusive environment that raises awareness, instills compassion, advocates for our community, and supports our students in their creative and academic goals.  As a department we are committed to developing innovative and unique educational experiences.  We strive to challenge our students to develop their curiosity as artists and cultural leaders of tomorrow.  Our goal is to inspire, nurture, challenge, educate, and empower our students.

josh grisetti
From Disneyland to Universal Studios and Beyond: Alumna Creates Magic with Costume Design

“It sounds cliche, but when you hear that saying, ‘Find something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life,’ it’s true. I get to show up to work every day and do something I’m passionate about,” Karen Weller said. “I’m very grateful for that”

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josh grisetti
Theatre Professor Steps Into the World of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

From audition to production, Grisetti (second from right in photo) said he’s brought every lesson back to the classroom, teaching students about the callback process, how to successfully audition via Zoom and how to navigate sets as a supporting actor.

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Musical Theatre showcase
Musical Theater Showcase Opens Doors To Future Careers In Entertainment

When Kelly Kudlik set foot in New York City for Cal State Fullerton’s B.F.A. musical theatre showcase, her post-graduation plans were unclear. Within a week, she networked with an agent, got a callback for a role with Disney and made plans to move to the Big Apple.

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Costume Designer Hyun Sook Kim Takes Award-Winning Designs To International Stage

“My purpose in costume designing is to explore meaningful creations in the theater world. My background and upbringing in Korean culture paired with my current experience living in an American society allows me, as a professor and artist, to view my designs from multiple perspectives and practice with a variety of materials”

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Svetlana Efremova-Reed To Appear As Series Regular In Apple TV+’S ‘For All Mankind’

“The students appreciate that I am a working actress because I share my mistakes with them and give advice on how to fix it. You show them the path to success — things they should do, how to practice their craft, how to concentrate, how to rest between takes — everything I teach them prepares them for the profession.”

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Heather Denyer
Telling ‘A Women’s Story’: Theater Professor’s Original Play Honors Greek Legend

When Maria Cominis talks about her grandmother — her “Yiayia” — she takes a moment to retrieve a hardcover book from her desk. Flipping through its gently worn pages, a collection of letters, narratives and diary entries bring her grandmother’s legacy to life.

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Heather Denyer
Encouraging Social Change
Through Theater

Prof. Heather Denyer coordinated the "What the Constitution Means to Me" readings as a catalyst to discuss attacks on women’s, LGBTQ+, and voting rights in the United States. 

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Amanda Rose Villareal
Professor Brings Modern Methods To Theater Education

Prof Amanda Rose Villarreal’s experiences as an immersive artist and intimacy choreographer provide a clear picture of what CSUF theater majors should expect.

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Do you have a suggestion of a play for next season? Our play submission committee would love to hear from you!

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Land Acknowlegement
The  Department of Theatre and Dance acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation.
We pay our respects to the Indigenous land caretakers past, present, and emerging. For more information please visit the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe    websiteOpens in new window
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