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”

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Character Breakdown

Leonato: Father of Hero, uncle to Beatrice. Elderly nobleman whose home is where the play is set. Hero: Daughter of Leonato. Young, beautiful, privileged. Romantic interest of Claudio. Beatrice: Orphaned niece of Leonato, cousin to Hero. Intelligent and has the “gift of the gab.” Often wins battles of wit against Benedick. Not privileged. Romantic interestContinue reading “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Character Breakdown”

Much Ado About Nothing

Performances October 30-November 1, 2020. Find out more about our show by clicking on the Links below.See the PLAYBILL for Much Ado About Nothing at the bottom of this page. William Shakespeare Character Breakdown for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Commentary from Dramaturg for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Design for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING CAST:Don Pedro: Roosevelt GreenBalthasar/FirstContinue reading “Much Ado About Nothing”


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”

About Two Lakes, Two Rivers

Two Lakes, Two Rivers by Laura Jacqmin is a world premiere directed by Dani Bedau as part of the Arts Alive Discovery Series. See below to learn more about the show and the playwright Two Lakes, Two Rivers is a play about three college-aged friends living in a north-Midwestern town that has seen too manyContinue reading “About Two Lakes, Two Rivers”

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”