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How Sac State arts students are transitioning to online classes

Sac State Students Joyce Vang, Miguel Forbes and Taylor Hill perform the dance

Piper Haitsuka and Dylan McNeill

May 6, 2020

Many Sacramento State arts students have reported difficulty transitioning from in-person to online classes due to California’s shelter-at-home order.  Sac State senior Maia Pheng is working on getting her bachelor’s degree in art history with a focus in modern and contemporary art.  “A ...

‘She Kills Monsters’ voted ‘Best Campus Performance’

‘She Kills Monsters’ voted ‘Best Campus Performance’

Piper Haitsuka

May 4, 2020

Themes of acceptance and queer visibility are shown through “She Kills Monsters,” a drama production based on the game Dungeons and Dragons that ran from Oct. 23 to Nov. 3, 2019 at Sacramento State’s University Theatre. The play was voted “Best Campus Performance” in The State Hornet’s a...

Sacramento arts and entertainment businesses adapt to virtual formats

B Street Theater and the Crocker Art Museum were both forced to close their doors to the public due to statewide shelter-at-home orders. Both have pivoted to offering live events on Zoom with B Street holding live improv shows and the Crocker having live film and art discussions.

Olivia Laroa and Piper Haitsuka

April 28, 2020

Two Sacramento arts businesses, B Street Theatre and Crocker Art Museum, made the switch to online events and classes due to statewide orders on March 16 given by CA Gov. Gavin Newsom to close all non-essential businesses.  B Street Theatre started holding free acting classes every Tuesday for anyone age 18 and ...

‘Gender-blind’ Romeo & Juliet play canceled amid coronavirus concerns

Chris Kamas (Romeo) and Harrison Moore (Juliet) perform the closing scene of Romeo and Juliet at a rehearsal on March 9, 2020. The show has been canceled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Piper Haitsuka and Laura Tang

March 19, 2020

Sacramento State’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” was intended to break gender boundaries in a unique rendition of the popular play by William Shakespeare, but it was cancelled in an effort to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.  All of the scheduled theatre productions have been cancelled for...

Focused on ending gender-based violence, ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer’ returns to Sac State

Actors in the production hold signs while chanting during a rehearsal in the University Union's Valley Suite.

Piper Haitsuka

February 24, 2020

“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” will return to Sacramento State for the second year in a row Thursday. Coordinated by Sac State's UNIQUE Programs and The Women’s Resource Center, this performance takes place in February to celebrate V-Day, which stands for valentine, victory an...

6 hot spots perfect for students to visit near Sac State

6 hot spots perfect for students to visit near Sac State

Magaly Muñoz and Erick Salgado

February 4, 2020

The semester has started, class is in session and stress levels are starting to skyrocket. To ease some of that stress, here is a list of local Sacramento hot spots perfect for after class relaxation. Temple Coffee Roasters If you’re looking for a convenient place to study, have a dr...

University Dance Company performances choreographed around one word: ‘justice’

Sac State dancers Joyce Vang, Juliane Rose Cooper and Louis Moreno rehearse for their upcoming shows. Sac State's University Dance Company will be performing at Shasta Hall from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7.

Patrick Walsh

December 5, 2019

During rehearsal ahead of the first show of the “University Dance Company: Dance Site Fall 2019” performance series, Mikayla McGhee freed her fellow dancers from the drab confines of their black leotards.  During the piece the dancers are in-character as sex workers, dealing with the stigma o...

Sac State Opera Theatre will perform scenes from ‘Macbeth’ and other classics

Opera Theatre students Tatiana Grabciuc and Galina Orlova perform from

Patrick Walsh

November 15, 2019

Sac State’s Opera Theatre will perform scenes from classic operas such as “Macbeth,” “The Magic Flute” and “Hansel & Gretel”  Sunday, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Capistrano Concert Hall.  Ryan Murray, the Opera Theatre’s director and conductor, said he and the performers want to return oper...

‘She Kills Monsters’: Play explores grief through ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

From left to right: Scarlett Pascoal (Lilith), Ana Muntean (Agnes), Nicole Kelly (Tilly) and Dagney Hollmann (the dark elf) rehearse scenes of the show Oct. 16. The center of the stage is painted to resemble a 'Dungeons and Dragons' campaign board.

Aline Henda

October 23, 2019

Not all monsters are five-headed dragons like the one in “She Kills Monsters,” but everybody has one, and the play promises to deliver a tribute to warriors everywhere. Sacramento State’s Department of Theatre & Dance will perform “She Kills Monsters” Wednesday to Nov. 3 and tells th...

UNIQUE to host 44th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition

Pauline Yasuda, San Francisco Comedy Competition finalist, performs during the semifinals at the El Rey in Chico on Sept. 17, 2019. Sac State will host a round of the competition's finals in the University Union Ballroom Thursday.

Nijzel Dotson

September 25, 2019

Sacramento State will host a round of the finals for the San Francisco Comedy Competition in the University Union Ballroom Thursday. This is the competition’s 44th year, and over 30 of those competitions over the last three decades have included a stop at Sac State, the event’s producer John F...

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