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SJSU OPERA THEATER AND THEATER DEPARTMENT WORK TOGETHER TO HONOR THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF JOHN STEINBECK’S NOVEL

April 18th, 2014 by Kimb Massey

A Collaborative Effort!

Together with the SJSU Center for Steinbeck Studies, our singers and theater department professor and stage director, Laura Long, will present this shortened version of Ricky Ian Gordon’s epic opera.  Please fly on over to campus and the University Theater on May 9 (7pm) & 11 (2pm) and see what two strong departments can achieve together! Tickets available at the door.  

ALSO:  Our theater department is performing the play RIGHT NOW so why not go to  BOTH PRODUCTIONS?!

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4/24/14 Reading of Cymanski’s Play: UFO Over New York

April 18th, 2014 by Kimb Massey

Mike Cymanski to invite you to a reading of a new play he has written:

UFO Over New York
Thursday, April 24 at 4:30
in the Hal Todd

The reading will be performed by current SJSU Theatre students (and a few returning ones). Set against the backdrop of evolving musical styles, shifting political values, and the murder of a cultural icon, UFO over New York follows a group of young bohemians as they experience events that have come to shape the America of today.

 Some early postcards had an incorrect date, so please note it performs on Thursday, April 24.

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York Kennedy Wins San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award 2013 for Lighting Design

April 5th, 2014 by Kimb Massey

CONGRATULATIONS to our own York Kennedy who won Outstanding Lighting Design for “Other Desert Cities,” The Old Globe as the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle 2013 Craig Noel Awards.

The 12th annual awards program drew more than 500 San Diego theater industry members and supporters to the Museum of Contemporary Arts, San Diego, in La Jolla. The awards honor top achievements in professional theater and are named for the late Craig Noel, a National Medal of Arts recipient who was the first artistic director of San Diego’s largest and oldest theater, The Old Globe, and is widely regarded as the founding father of San Diego’s theater community.

If you’d like to see how the set was built and lit (time-lapsed) check it out here (very cool.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9r1Vb33bVY

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Father and Daughter Complete RTVF Degree TOGETHER!

April 4th, 2014 by Kimb Massey

Father and daughter duo Rick and Deila Caballero, completed their Radio-Television-Film degrees together. They are now hoping to start a business in Learning Management Systems and Educational Video Communications. You can find out more about their venture here.

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Student Tim Garcia Featured on SJSU’s Honors List

April 4th, 2014 by Kimb Massey

In 2014, San José State University will honor 353 President’s Scholars and 3,192 Dean’s Scholars. Tim Garcia made the Dean’s scholar list and has been featured by interview on SJSU’s honors Web site.

When asked the question: “Who has been influential in your life and/or who has contributed to your academic success?”

Tim responded,

Professor Laura Long’s dedicated and pivotal role as an insightful beacon of professional and personal guidance, artistic growth, nourishing tutelage, and compassionate authenticity continues to inspire me in transcending new heights as both an artist and human being; encouraging me to seek, discover and convey truthful and stirring theatrical portrayals, and to celebrate, believe and love the art within myself. To this day, Professor Long remains profoundly instrumental in my continued artistic endeavors and success as a college graduate.

In addition, Professor Karl Toepfer’s unwavering encouragement and motivational counseling, ranging from guidance during intensive research project studies to exploring uncharted media territories, has instilled energizing affirmations concerning the scope of my unique talents, skills and potential.

Tim Garcia’s entire interview is here. 

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