Theatre Professor’s Road to Self-Acceptance Leads to Prestige and Solo Show

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Sharrell D. Luckett can’t believe her good luck. The assistant professor of theatre at California State University, Dominguez Hills was not only accepted into the highly selective and prestigious Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab this summer, but she’s gearing up for the world premiere of her … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Production of “School for Scandal” Set with Hip-hop Flair

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The Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Dominguez Hills presents a production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s play “School for Scandal,” with performances in the University Theatre on April 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 8 p.m., and April 13 at 2 p.m. Fraught with competition, … [Read more...]

Theatre and Dance Department Produces Two-man Play, “Topdog/Underdog”

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Celebrating Black History Month, the Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Dominguez Hills presents a production of “Topdog/Underdog,” a powerful play written by African American playwright and screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by assistant professor of theatre … [Read more...]

Auditions For CSU Dominguez Hills’ Production of “School for Scandal” Set for February 13 and 14

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Students, faculty and staff as well as the public are invited to audition for a role in the California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre Arts upcoming production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s play “School for Scandal.” Auditions will be held on Feb. 13 and 14 beginning at 6:30 … [Read more...]

Auditions Set for CSUDH Productions of “Loose Ends” and “Noises Off”

The Department of Theatre Arts at California State University, Dominguez Hills is holding auditions for two plays, “Loose Ends” and “Noises Off,” on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 28 and 29, beginning at 7 p.m., in the University Theatre’s main stage. Characteristic of the university’s theatrical … [Read more...]

Campus Collaboration Brings “Cabaret” to the Stage

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In a truly interdisciplinary production, faculty and students from the theatre, dance, music and art departments at California State University, Dominguez Hills have joined together under the direction of lecturer of theatre arts Naomi Buckley to bring “Cabaret” to the University Theatre stage on … [Read more...]

Message of Marine Conservation is No Fish Tale

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A bespectacled red crab, an anemone wearing headphones, a mariachi sea star, and even a shark with a pompadour landed themselves on the main floor of the of Aquarium of the Pacific (AOP) in Long Beach, delivering a message of marine conservation. These and other sea characters were portrayed … [Read more...]

“Crimes of the Heart” Cast with Latina Lead Actors opens 2012-13 Theatre Season

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A production of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Crimes of the Heart," will open the 2012-13 Department of Theatre Arts and Dance season at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Directed by Donis Leonard, chair of theatre arts and dance, the play has been adapted with a … [Read more...]

Peter Rodney (1948-2012): Theatre Professor’s Love of Teaching was Never an Act

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California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the Department of Theatre and Dance have lost one of their leading men. Peter Rodney, professor of theatre arts, died on Saturday, April 14, after a long illness. He was 63. Rodney was born on April 29, 1948, in New York, New York. A fan of stage … [Read more...]

Special Production of “For Colored Girls…” Raises Thousands for L.A. Women’s Center

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Five sold-out performances in February and a nearly sold out encore on March 3 of the CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre and Dance and the Black Theatre Program production of Ntozake Shange's “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” raised $3,590 for the … [Read more...]