Oct 25, 2017
Winter Mainstage Auditions
Come to Building 45, #212 on Monday, November 27 to audition for the Theatre and Dance Department's Winter Mainstage production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui written by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Jennifer Wise.
Audition material will be provided at the door. Perusal scripts are available ahead of time at the department office (Building 45, #103)
1930s Chicago – the Great Depression has laid waste to the city’s grocery business. Along comes Arturo Ui to make a name for himself. Together, with his gang of thugs, Ui’s offer of small-time protection quickly transform into a menacing grab for absolute power. Bertolt Brecht’s historical parable in the form of an old-fashioned gangster play, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a clever and frightening satire about the rise of a demagogue; a compelling, cautionary tale ripe for our current times.
For more information, please contact Josh Machamer @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 16, 2017
Cal Poly’s Theatre program presents a two-day, interactive event that brings students together with alumni from a variety of professions October 19-20.
Apr 25, 2017
Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department will present Aaron Posner’s “Stupid F**king Bird” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 11-13 and 18-20, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.
Sep 30, 2016
Auditions for the 2017-2018 Orchesis Dance Company will be held on Thursday, September 21 at 6:10 p.m. in the Cal Poly Dance Studio (Building 60, Room 6 - Crandall Gym).
A MANDATORY Informational Meeting will be held at 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:10 p.m. also in the Dance Studio. Please bring your schedule and a pen with you to this meeting.
Jul 21, 2016
Al Schnupp'ss play The Collection, about the fascinating life and times of art patron and collector, Peggy Guggenheim, is currently touring around California and receiving great notices in San Luis Obispo Tribune, Santa Barbara News-Press and The Fresno Bee.
Jun 30, 2016
"THE COLLECTION," written by Cal Poly professor, Al Schnupp, celebrates the life and legacy of Peggy Guggenheim, eccentric and invincible collector of modern art. The play features four actors, 34 vibrant episodes and 40 transformational paintings.
May 11, 2016
Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department will present Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14 and 19-21, in the Spanos Theatre on campus. “Things are funnier in the dark,” said Josh Machamer, Cal Poly theatre professor and director of the production. “The play revolves around a lovesick artist who looks to impress his fiancée’s father by borrowing art and antiques from an absentee neighbor. It’s a perfect plan -- until the lights go out! With the characters literally and figuratively in the dark, the audience is exposed to unexpected exploits and escapades in this madcap British farce.”
May 3, 2016
A talk by: Larissa FastHorse Playwright, Performer, Film & Theatre Artist
Thursday, May 5
Bldg.180, Rm. 0101
Mar 11, 2016
Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department presents COMMUNITY SPEAKS FOR FREE SPEECH a community-based theater performance produced by PCPA. A play by Karin Hendricks and The Ensemble of Community Speaks! 2016.
Feb 17, 2016
Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 25-27 and March 3-5, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.