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2023-2024 Production Season

2023-2024 Season, Translations and Adaptations

NEW THIS YEAR: You will need to purchase a parking permit for our events. If you already have a valid Sac State parking pass, you can use that. If not, please use the links provided below to purchase a $4 parking pass for each event. Thank you!

ASL program interpretation is provided on the second (or only) Thursday performance of each production.

If you require any other type of accommodation, please email us at, at least 7 days before the event. This is free of charge for our patrons and students and is in addition to students' ability to contact Services for Students with Disabilites (SSWD) for assistance.

Solano Dance Workshop, Echoes of Hope

September 7-10, 2023

Dancespace Solano 1010

Directed by Philip Flickinger

Stay tuned for imagery and a description of this Faculty, Student, and Alumni choreographed concert!

No floor seating will be available for this production.
ASL interpretation provided on Thursday, 9/7.

Dates Times
Sept. 7-9 7:00pm
Sept. 10 2:00pm

Stupid Fucking Bird

October 26-29, November 1-5, 2023

Studio Theatre

By Aaron Posner
Directed by Casey McClellan

Kind, hopeful Dev suffers from an unrequited love for Mash, who composes cleverly despairing songs on the ukulele. Mash is desperately in love with Con, a passionate playwright who is deeply in love with Nina, his beautiful, vibrant muse, and childhood friend. Nina seems to love him back, until she becomes entranced by Trig, a literary star who happens to be dating Con’s mother Emma, a successful actress who is hopelessly commercial, in the eyes of her son. With a dead bird, a gun, and a little help from the audience, Con might be able to win Nina’s heart again… or at least feed his own tentative, morbid creativity. In this edgy, funny, and compassionate reboot of Anton Chekhov’s famous play, The Seagull, Aaron Posner has created a strong, energetic ensemble piece, a hilarious and moving meditation on love, life, and art.

ASL interpretation provided on Thursday, 11/2.

Dates Times
Oct. 26-28, Nov. 1-4  7:00pm
Oct. 29, Nov. 5 2:00pm

University Dance Company 2023

November 16-19, 2023

Shasta Hall, Playwrights Theatre
Directed by Lorelei Bayne

Stay tuned for imagery and a description of this Faculty and Community choreographed concert!

ASL interpretation provided on Thursday, 11/16.

Dates Times
Nov. 16-18  7:00pm
Nov. 19 2:00pm

Readers Theatre

December 6-9, 2023

Studio Theatre
Directed by Dr. Erin Kaplan

Readers Theatre will be an opportunity for students to read and study a series of plays which are adaptations of plays that have come before.Analyzing the ways that playwrights remake the worlds of the originals to ask pertinent questions about their time and place in the world, students will be exposed to ten plays, predominantly by Global Majority playwrights, that attempt to do just that.At the end of the semester the class will select between four and five of the scripts we have read and studied to produce staged readings for a public audience. A staged reading is done with actors reading the text from music stands, which will allow students to play multiple characters across multiple plays and imagine opportunities for future full-scale productions.

Wednesday, 12/6
Reading Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
Reading one scene from Fat Ham by James Ijames
Reading two scenes from Ruined by Lynn Nottage

Thursday, 12/7
Reading Fever/ Dream by Sheila Callaghan
Discussing Playboy of the West Indies by Mustapha Matura with the audience

ASL interpretation provided on Thursday, 12/7.

Friday, 12/8
Reading Teenage Dick by Mike Lew
Discussing Firebird Tattoo by Ty Defoe with the audience

Saturday, 12/9
Reading Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang
*Possible discussion of Playboy of the West Indies by Mustapha Matura with the audience

Dates Times
Dec. 6-9 7:00pm