Theatre and Dance at CSU

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Upcoming Events 2014-2015


Sunday, September 5 at 7:00 pm
CSU Arts Campus, Palace Theatre
Dance Showcase at Playhouse Square
Enjoy an evening of dance with some of Northeast Ohio’s finest professional dancers and special guest artists from Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago. Request your FREE tickets at playhousesquare.org.

Sunday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7
CSU Arts Campus
OhioDance Fall Festival at Playhouse Square
In partnership with DANCECleveland, CSU Department of Theatre and Dance and Playhouse Square. For fees and locations visit ohiodance.org/festival/registration.

Monday, September 15 from 8:30 am – 3:45 pm
CSU Arts Campus, CSU Dance Studio, MB 523
The Wiggle Jig Professional Development Program
Dr. Martha Eddy, Director of the Center for Kinesthetic Education presented in cooperation with the Center for Inspired Learning (formerly Young Audiences) and CSU Civic Engagement.

Friday, October 24 & Sunday, October 25
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
GroundWorks Dance Theater
Artistic Director David Shimotakahara
TICKETS $10.00-$25.00, 216-241-6000 | playhousesquare.org.

Thursday, November 6 – Sunday, November 16
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
The Dybbuk
Directed by Dr. Michael Mauldin
Written by S. Ansky
The CSU Theatre season opens with the haunting thriller, The Dybbuk. Written by S. Ansky and directed by Dr. Michael Mauldin, The Dybbuk tells the terrifying tale of a young bride possessed by a dybbuk —a malicious possessing spirit, believed to be the dislocated soul of a person  taken before their time— on the eve of her wedding. This production is dedicated to the memory of our friend, Reuben Silver, a Cleveland theater legend and one of the founders of the CSU Dramatic Arts program.
TICKETS $5.00-$10.00, 216-241-6000 |
playhousesquare.org.

Ticket Information


Tickets for our 2014-2015 Season will be ON SALE through PlayhouseSquare beginning on JULY 1, 2014!

The PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office is located in the State Theatre lobby and is open Monday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

CSU SHOW TICKET PRICES:
$5 CSU Students / Faculty / Staff
$5 Seniors
$8 Non-CSU College Student
$10 General Admission
$20 Dinner and a Show (for specific dates only)

Dance: The Dance Program mission is to make dance accessible to all CSU students and the surrounding community. It is dedicated to provide students, professionals and general public with opportunities to participate and view dance as a performance and creative artform, educational tool, and recreational activity.

Theatre:The Dramatic Arts Program at Cleveland State University is dedicated to producing educated citizens who have identified theatre as their primary academic and vocational focus. The theatre is among the oldest documented venues for human expression and has been a powerful medium in practically every culture to explore religious beliefs, shape communal viewpoints, question authoritarian behavior, support or subvert public opinion, and provide an imaginative escape from daily routine. Given this rich and diverse legacy, we believe that the theatre and its practitioners bear a responsibility to keep, and in many cases reinvigorate, the theatre as a vital communicative tool in the community. It is our goal that our graduating students will have the necessary qualifications to enter the profession or pursue graduate work at the program of their choice. We are determined that the foundational theatre experiences on the undergraduate level shall provide a valid educational basis for a myriad of eventual careers. Accordingly, our students will focus on the theatre within the context of a strong liberal arts education. The student will focus on the study and practice of theatre in addition to the full compliment of accredited academic classes. Within the theatre major itself, the student will receive rigorous training specializing in either theatre performance or the design/technical fields. This practicum training will be accomplished in tandem with a thorough grounding in the history, literature, theory and social contexts of theatrical production. With this broad based approach, our students will have the foundational education and training for traditional choices such as acting, directing, design and technical support, as well as such ancillary fields as dramaturgy, criticism, drama therapy, marketing, facilities coordination, arts advocacy, marketing and education, among others. With this springboard, our students will have the training and education to actively and positively contribute to the theatre and their communities.

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