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‘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...

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...

Sac State art grads persevere despite uncertainty, parental skepticism

Page Yang says her parents weren’t 100% supportive of her choice to pursue a degree in the arts.
The State Hornet Digital Academy August 29, 2019

According to a 2017 Sacramento State survey, 43 percent of theatre and dance alumni are on a career path related only somewhat or very little to their field of study — which can cause concern for parents. Page...

REVIEW: Opening night of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ goes off without a hitch

Miles Meckling and William Schmidt take the stage during the Sacramento State Department of Theater and Dance’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 11, 2018 in Shasta Hall.
Corina Gutierrez April 13, 2018

The audience erupted into applause as the opening performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” came to a close in Shasta Hall. The play, a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1596, was transformed...

Six-day art festival highlights Sac State student, faculty works

Two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas will be performing with Sacramento State's award-winning Jazz Ensembles in the Capistrano Concert Hall on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m.
Robby Sanchez April 3, 2018

This year’s Festival of the Arts is a six-day showcase running from April 10-15 that will highlight the talents of students and faculty at Sacramento State. The festival will include art, music, theater,...

‘Annie’ to close out Theatre and Dance’s fall season

From left to right, Melissa Brausch, Alexander Escorcia and Isabella Hernandez star in “Annie,” the final production of the fall season for the Department of Theatre and Dance. The musical will run from Nov. 29-Dec. 10 at the University Theatre.
Gabriela Mascoll November 24, 2017

As a way of welcoming the holiday spirit, Sacramento State’s Department of Theatre and Dance will close out its season with the live show “Annie,” directed by Ed Brazo.   The Tony award-winning...

‘The Diviners’ pulls on Sac State’s heartstrings

Juniors Liam Worrell-Olson and Roderick Hickman practice their lines at a rehearsal for the upcoming play 'The Diviners,
Eva Hoch October 13, 2016

A Great Depression tale surrounding two characters searching for water and faith will be showcased by the Department of Theatre and Dance in its first dramedy production of the semester. The Diviners,...

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