CHESS in Concert Featured in Broadway World

Broadway World did a feature article on SDSU’s colossal production of CHESS in Concert. The massive collaboration involved over 200 students, faculty, and staff. The MFA in Musical Theatre Program, the Undergraduate Musical Theatre Program, the Television, Film, and New Media Program, and both a choir and an orchestra from the School of Music &Continue reading “CHESS in Concert Featured in Broadway World”


Surya Iyer received her MFA in Film Production from SDSU in Spring 2020. Her thesis film, Namak, reveals the fraught relationships among different strata of Indian society. The film is set in 1930 during a massive protest led by Mahatma Gandhi against the British salt tax. When the protesters, who are allied with one anotherContinue reading “MEET SURYA IYER, Dramaturg for METAMORPHOSIS”

Introducing Dr. SHELLEY ORR, Dramaturgy Adviser

Dr. Shelley Orr, Associate Professor and Head of the MA in Theatre Arts, serves as the adviser to student Dramaturgs who work on the SDSU Season of Plays and Musicals. You can find out more about her here: SHELLEY ORR’S BIO You may be wondering, “what exactly is a dramaturg?” Dramaturgs have been working inContinue reading “Introducing Dr. SHELLEY ORR, Dramaturgy Adviser”

Meet EMILY SAPP, Dramaturg for Two Lakes, Two Rivers and Much Ado About Nothing

Emily is a graduate student in the Women’s Studies department. She serves as the dramaturg for Two Lakes, Two Rivers and Much Ado About Nothing in the SDSU Theatre Season. I have had a very busy summer. I am working on the first two productions of the SDSU Theatre season, and we have had meetingsContinue reading “Meet EMILY SAPP, Dramaturg for Two Lakes, Two Rivers and Much Ado About Nothing”

Meet REBECCA OJEDA, Dramaturg for CHESS

Rebecca Ojeda is a candidate in the MA in Theatre Arts program at SDSU. She is delighted to be working on this production of Chess. Chess the musical was inspired by the political intrigue surrounding the 1972 World Championship Match between Bobby Fischer of the United States and Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union. WhatContinue reading “Meet REBECCA OJEDA, Dramaturg for CHESS”