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CSUSM Theatre provides a well-rounded and inclusive education in a vibrant and supportive learning environment.  

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. Link will be posted prior to performance. 


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.  











We are delighted to announce that a B.A. in Theatre has recently been approved by CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White and will launch in the fall of 2019.

We offer classes in

  • Acting & Playwriting
  • Theatre History
  • Theatre for Social Change
  • On-camera Acting
  • Theatre Production
  • Stage Management
  • Design
  • Theatre Criticism
  • African American Theatre
  • Women Playwrights
  • Career Skills
  • Latinx/Chicanx theatre