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Auditions in the Fall Quarter are for most department productions. Roles remaining after the Fall Audition are cast by the show director on an “as needed” basis with auditions by appointment. See the Season Announcement flyer for director names. Senior Theatre projects are auditioned in the Winter Quarter, so watch the Callboard for an announcement.

Register for a production course, as specified by a director, by the day after casting is posted.

If you want to be considered for Stage Manager, see the director or department Chair during the first week of classes.


Follow Me to Nellie's

West Coast Premiere of an original play written by Dominique Morisseau
This bluesy, humorous, and moving play, based on the true story of Nellie Jackson, proprietor of an unpretentious brothel in Mississippi, portrays African Americans coping with their segregated existence in 1955.

Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm in University Theatre
Bring memorized monologue under 2 minutes.

Avenue Q, The Musical

A Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Avenue Q is like Sesame Street for adults. Humans and puppets interact and deal with life, work, and sex, as well as the problems of having a useless degree and not being quite as “special” as our parents told us we were.

Warning: This musical features puppets in adult situations! "...a savvy, sassy and eminently likable...breakthrough musical" – Ben Brantley, New York Times

Tuesday, October 8 at 4pm in University Theatre
Bring memorized song and sheet music; accompanist provided.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice's antic adventures are presented in a dizzy revelation where actors can become mushrooms or flamingos in an instant. This topsy-turvy adaptation takes the classic tale and makes it a totally new piece of theatre of the imagination.

Students should register for either THEA 2295 or THEA 4495; auditions will be in first class, and everyone in class will be cast.

2013-14 Dance Program Auditions

The Dance Program at CSUEB has a wide range of class and production offerings for people at all stages of experience with dance. Whether you've been training for many years or have never taken a single dance class, please come meet the CSUEB dance community and find out what's happening this year at one or all of these Dance Auditions.

Student Dance

Dance Ensemble & Dance Senior Projects
Tuesday, Oct. 1st from 4-5:30pm
PE 140

Serious dancers of all styles and backgrounds wanted! Come ready to warm up, learn a brief contemporary dance combination, and to show us some of your own style (60-90 seconds of either freestyle or choreography.) Dancers will be placed based on technical skill, creativity and performance quality. Dance Ensemble Company performs on campus at Preview Day and ICE (our December dance showcase) among other events. Touring Company performs off campus at select venues. All dancers cast must register for DANC 3454, and must be available to work outside of class on individual assignments and rehearsals.


Student Dance

Inclusive Interdisciplinary Dance Ensemble
Thursday, Oct. 3rd & 10th from 6 - 8pm
THEA 182

The Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble (IIE) is a group of students, community members and professional performers under the direction of dance professor Eric Kupers, dedicated to creating high quality, provocative, contemporary performance that is accessible to people of all sizes, shapes, abilities/disabilities, ages, cultural backgrounds and experience levels. This year we are creating an original dance/theater work that seeks to blur the lines between dance and singing, as well as remounting and touring the award-winning production Tongues, which launched the IIE in 2008. We are looking for performers interested in movement, playing music, singing, acting and experimenting with racial diversity.


For more information contact the Theatre and Dance Department at 510.885.3118 or

2013-2014 Season

Follow Me to Nellie’s

Directed by Darryl V. Jones
Nov 15-16, 22-24

ICE/ICE-X – CSUEB Dance Ensembles

Directed by Nina Haft & Eric Kupers
Dec 6-7

Alice in Wonderland

Directed by Marc Jacobs
Dec 13-15

Avenue Q

Directed by Marc Jacobs
Mar 7-8, 14-16

Faculty Dance Concert

May 2-3, 9-11


Directed by Ann Fajilan
May 23-24

Performance Fusion

Directed by graduating students
May 30-31, June 6-8

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