About Theatre at SDSU

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights 2015
Dramatic Arts Building
SDSU Main Campus
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Production photo from Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights in December 2015.

Our History

SDSU Theatre began as part of the English Department. A powerhouse faculty member, Sybil Eliza Jones, taught all the theatre courses and directed all the productions. Student theatre group Skull & Dagger was established early on and continues to produce to this day.

Yearbook photo for SDSU Theatre faculty member Sybil Eliza Jones from the 1930 SDSU Yearbook.
Yearbook photo for the sole faculty member who helmed the active theatre program in its early years.
Sybil Eliza Jones in 1930.

Dramaturgy at SDSU

Dramaturgs work on every production at SDSU. A dramaturg helps the company of actors, directors, designers, and stage managers to know more about the play. Dramaturgs provide context and information on the playwright, the characters, the issues raised by the play, the original context in which it was written, and the way the play might be understood today. You can find information on our productions by clicking on the link to the current semester and selecting the title of the play or musical.

“Our students collaborate with faculty to develop and realize their creative potential as artists, scholars, leaders, and global citizens. We practice diversity, equity, and inclusion and support pluralism through theoretical explorations and practical experience in theatre, television, and film. Our pedagogical approach leads students from critical analysis through problem solving into practical action and the realization of art, scholarship, and transformational educational experiences.”

SDSU Theatre, Television, and Film Vision Statement

Contact Us

Dramatic Arts Building
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
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