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CSUN’s Production of Macbeth Haunts Nordhoff Hall’s Little Theatre

CSUN’s Production of Macbeth Haunts Nordhoff Hall’s Little Theatre

Dena White

February 20, 2015

Friday the 13th was the perfect day to see the CSUN Theatre Department production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Witches, murder and an air of foreboding captivated the audience, as the story unfolded of the titular Scottish king and the bloody lengths he would go to in order keep his crown. As t...

CSUN welcomes “Hamlet” at the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall

Michelle Dominguez

October 3, 2013

CSUN is about to get a taste of Shakespearean tragedy as the Acting Company performs “Hamlet” at the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall. Founded in 1972, the New York company is America’s leading nationally touring repertory theater. Having performed over 138 productions across the nation the co...

CSUN screenwriting major shares his love of improv

CSUN screenwriting major shares his love of improv

Michelle Dominguez

September 10, 2013

Senior CSUN screenwriting major Kevin Shacter shares his love of improv and the life lessons he's learned from it.

Theater review: the Book of Mormon

Theater review: the Book of Mormon

Jim McLauchlin

September 19, 2012

Many people have said that it is the job of art to imitate life. In today’s fast-paced and hyper-reflexive world, it is now the job of life to imitate art as well. And so, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints—that’s right, the Mormons—have bought three ads in the Book of Mormon theater program. After you’ve wa...

Free student theater performances at CSUN

Melissa Simon

March 21, 2012

The Student Playwrights for Innovative Theatre, or SPIT, will be hosting the Spit It Out Play Festival on Saturday and Sunday in Jerome Richfield. SPIT is a group created by students for students that are interested in playwriting and other aspects of theater, said Susana Marcelo, an instructional...

Chatsworth theater premieres San Fernando Valley’s largest movie screen

Ashley Soley-Cerro

May 12, 2011

Chatsworth’s Winnetka 21 Theater recently premiered the largest movie screen in the San Fernando Valley. Audiences could experience the largest movie screen in the Valley for the first time midnight May 6, for the opening weekend of Thor 3D. The screen measures at 71 feet by 41 feet 9 inches and ...

Student headed for the spotlight on stage

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 11, 2011

Many people aren’t lucky enough to find their life-long passion as a child, but DeAnne Destler found just that at 6 years old when she discovered acting. Destler, 21, theatre major, said she first discovered acting after seeing a family friend in a play. Immediately awestruck, Destler convinced ...

“Big Love” boldly tackles controversial and political themes

Angela Melero

February 17, 2011

CSUN students performed for the first time in the Valley Performing Arts Center’s black box theater Friday night. The theater department presented Charles Mee’s “Big Love”, a bold rendition of the classic Greek play, “Suppliant Maidens” by Aeschylus. Although the Greek drama was originally...

CSUN alumni stars in ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’

Jessica Estrada

February 17, 2011

Inside a garage filled with neighborhood kids, Lexi Marman first expressed her desire to stand out from the crowd. This month, she will get an opportunity to express herself again when she performs in the production of “The Adventures of Pinocchio” at Deaf West Theatre in North Hollywood. As a f...

‘Big Love’ theater preview

Ashley Soley-Cerro

February 10, 2011

Imagine a world in which arranged marriages were still common in the 21st century. The cast of “Big Love” uses this idea to make evident the deep seeded fears and mistrust towards the opposite sex that secretly lies in each of our hearts. Directed by Christine Menzies, “Big Love” was written...

Black box theater designed for student performances and productions

Christiaan Patterson

February 3, 2011

Students will be able to perform at the new black box theater housed in the Valley Performing Arts Center. The first student performance scheduled is “Big Love,” a retelling of an ancient Greek story about the battle of the sexes that is set to open Feb. 11. The current black box theater was built 50 years ago and has limited seating capacity and is a single-story structure. The new experime...

CSUN Alumni create an open-mic night with a play that works the acts in to a cohesive event

Morgan Marx

November 8, 2010

As the four-piece indie band finishes their short set, a collection of friends, family and curious couples applaud. The room is near full. It’s Friday night at what could be any one of a number of open-mic nights in the Valley- except for the princess lying dormant just behind the kick drum, her...

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