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CSUSM Theatre Arts presents the Fall 2020 Virtual Season  

CSUSM Theatre presents Alma


Alma by Benjamin Beene 

Directed by Shaun Heard 

Working mom Alma has singlehandedly raised her daughter, Angel, on tough love, home-cooked food, and lots of prayers. But on the eve of the all-important SAT test, Alma discovers her daughter isn’t at home studying. A schooling and la chancla await Angel at home—but so does a creeping realization that more’s at stake than just a test score. 


Sept 24 - 25, 2020    7:00 pm

Sept 26, 2020             2:00 pm and 7:00 pm  

Streaming LIVE on CSUSM Theatre YouTube page

Welcome to CSUSM’s live-streamed production of Alma, by Benjamin Benne    

The show begins at 7 PM PST on September 24th, 25th and 26th AND there is a matinee performance on the 26th that begins at 2 PM PST. You are welcome to get yourself set up to watch as early as 6:50 pm (for evening performances) or 1:50 (for the matinee). The YouTube stream will be available live at that time.   

We encourage you to arrive early!!!  

If you decide to logon early, you will get to hear from the playwright and learn a bit about the Dreamer Resource Office at CSUSM.    

If you are watching alone, using headphones will provide the best experience but are not required to enjoy the performance.  

Please note that you will not be seen on camera and your microphone will not be heard.   

If there are children viewing the play with you, please be advised that there is some profanity.    

The show runs 80 minutes and there is no intermission.    

Now, go get your popcorn and enjoy our first virtual production!  



Untitled  by Patrice Amon 

Directed by Patrice Amon 

Watch 6 iconic women from history bridge the gap between technology and gender expectations in this experimental blend of live online theater. Then join them for a house party for the ages.


November 19 - 20, 2020      7:00 pm

November 21, 2020              2:00 pm and 7:00 pm  



Solo Performance Festival 

With Macedonio Arteaga 

Macedonio Arteaga is an Indigenous artist, activist and teacher.  The stories that you will see were created in the context of the Indigenous practice of transformational and restorative Circle Work.  This all male cast will explore ideas of identity and masculinity.