Welcome to the Department of Theatre & Dance

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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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The faculty, staff, and administration in the Department of Theatre & Dance at California State University, Fullerton are fully committed to the health and well-being of every student in our program, as well as to the quality and outcomes of our instruction and curriculum. We believe that every one of our students is an important member of the Titan Family, and we strive to empower our them while also acting for the greater good of every citizen, regionally and nationally.

During this Fall 2021 semester, the Department of Theatre & Dance is ready to meet the challenges this semester may bring, and we remain committed to offering innovative academic solutions and unique co-curricular experiences for our students. Although many theatre and dance courses require students to interact and collaborate in close proximity, our faculty have created creative and dynamic ways to engage learning on all platforms by incorporating new technologies into their curriculum while also being mindful of the potential need for continued social distancing practices in accordance with health and safety guidelines set by Chancellor Castro and CSUF President Fram Virjee.

As Titans of the Arts, we know the importance of flexibility, creative thinking, entrepreneurialism and, above all, resiliency. We are all in this together, and we are 100% committed to you and your educational goals during this period of uncertainty. You are the actors, designers, performers, dancers, choreographers, and more who will shape the arts of tomorrow in ways we have yet to imagine. Move forward towards your future this fall and join us for a semester of possibility.

For the latest information and for specific announcements regarding curricular instruction, visit our Theatre and Dance websites often.

Carol Smith Sparkman
Former Broadway Star Fulfills Dream of a Theatre DegreeOpens in new window

Sparkman joins the Class of 2021, graduating cum laude, and credits “excellent, excellent, excellent” theatre and dance faculty as Maria Cominis, Marika Becz, Heather Denyer and Tony Fitzgerald for helping her grow in her practice and broadening her awareness of the responsibility of a theater maker.

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The experience of performing is “invaluable” in teaching theater, explains Svetlana Efremova-Reed. That’s why I bring my experiences to the classroom.

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Tanya Michnevich Bracco, a 1995 Cal State Fullerton graduate, discusses her path from a theater arts major to "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."

David Nevill
‘The Price’ Is Right for Voice and Movement Expert

David Nevell always wanted to act and teach. He knows his experience as a working actor only helps him in the classroom.

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Theatre Students Experience World of Performance Design During Summer Study Abroad in Prague

Cal State Fullerton theatre students who are focused on the design and technical production of theater traveled to the Czech Republic this summer — for a rare opportunity to attend the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.

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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