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With the Affinity Series, Theatre Arts has committed to presenting a series of performances, presentations, and panel events celebrating engagement on diverse, timely, and important social issues with our local and global communities.

Mutual Consent Reading Poster

Mutual Consent: A Reading

September 3
Theatre Arts Room 241

As part of its Affinity Series initiative, the CSULB Theatre Arts department is proud to announce a reading of Mutual Consent, written by Nancy Bell and Peter Grandbois. The public reading, which will be presented on September 3rd at 7 pm in the Theatre Arts building on the CSULB campus, is an opportunity to hear the play that will be fully produced next Spring by California Repertory Company, from February 12th through the 21st in the CSULB Studio Theatre. The new play Mutual Consent, a vignette-style drama, examines how multiple couples navigate love, marriage, commitment, and the pressures of real life in this study of modern-day relationships. Mutual Consent is an intriguing blend of absurdity and lyricism that explores the beauties and discontents of love in middle age.

Creative Team:
Directed by Anne D’Zmura
Stage Manager: Rachel Dennison
Talkback Moderator: Dr. Jaye Austin Williams

Female Characters: Nancy Bell
Male Characters: Marc Gomes
She: Cynthia DeCure
He: David Weber

The Voice Bank Production Poster

The Voice Bank

October 9 - 11, 2015
Players Theatre

The Voice Bank, written and performed by Andrea Caban, tells the true story of one woman who defies her ALS diagnosis to fight for the privilege to keep speaking. Caban plays both herself and Terry, a woman with an indomitable spirit and a passion for performance, as they manage and overcome Terry’s progressing symptoms through vocal training.

Creative Team:
Directed by Amanda McRaven
Assistant Director: Chelsea Anne
Dramaturg: Daniel Wally
Scenic Designer: Lin Xiyu
Costume Designer: Kathryn McGaughey
Lighting Designer: Vannia Ibarguen
Sound Designer: Matthew Barabasch
Stage Manager: Gilbert Soto
Talkback Moderator: Dr. Shanti Pillai

Herself/Terry: Andrea Caban

Bird in the Hand Production Poster

A Panel Discussion on Bird in the Hand

Led by Dr. Shanti Pillai
April 9, 2016
Studio Theatre

Event details, including panel participants, coming soon!

A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick Production Poster

A Symposium on Ecology and A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick

Led by Dr. Jaye Austin Williams
May 6, 2016
Players Theatre

Event details, including panel participants, coming soon!