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Upcoming Events 2014-2015

Thursday, January 2 – Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The Kennedy Center American College Theater, Region II - Festival 47
Hosted by Cleveland State University
Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center's founding chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents. Each year, regional festivals showcase the finest of each region's entered productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia, and regional-level award programs. For more information on registration, workshops and more, visit http://kcactf2.org/

Five Guys Benefit Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30pm
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
Five Guys Named Moe*
These special performances are BENEFITS for CSU Theatre & Dance scholarship funds! Tickets are $20.00 each – over half off a regular CPH ticket price! But you must use the CODE for these one-night-only tickets (see below for how to order). All proceeds go towards student scholarships within the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance. Thanks, Cleveland Play House!
For info on how to get these special tickets, visit http://www.csuohio.edu/class/theatre/benefits
*$20.00 Tickets at Cleveland Play House!

Thursday, February 26 – Sunday, March 8
CSU Arts Campus, Outcalt Theatre
Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches

Thursday, March 26 - Sunday, March 28
CSU Arts Campus, Outcalt Theatre
CSU Spring Dance Concert 2015

Tursday, April 16 – Sunday, April 26
CSU Arts Campus, The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
Tale of a West Texas Marsupial Girl


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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