Upcoming Production 

Theatre of New Voices

Gloved hand on theatre curtain

Written and Directed by CSUB Students

Our festival of student-written, student-directed one-acts. Join us to celebrate the creativity and talent of these budding playwrights and directors! A group of short plays were selected through a competition last spring.

Thursday-Saturday, April 12, 13 & 14 at 8PM
Saturday-Sunday, April 14 & 15 at 2PM
Doré Arena Theatre

$10 General Admission
$8 Seniors (60+)/CSUB Faculty & Staff
$5 Students with Identification

Limited seating; reservations strongly recommended as this production normally sells out
Note: latecomers cannot be seated
This production contains strong language

• The box office opens one hour prior to each performance. 
• To make a reservation, call (661) 654-3150 starting April 2nd.
• You may also request disability accommodation through this number.
• There is free parking available in front of the theatre.

CSUB Theatre logo

The  Theatre Program is part of CSUB's Music & Theatre Department. To check out the Music Program, go to https://www.csub.edu/music/index.html

We are in the School of Arts & Humanities. To check out the School website, go to https://www.csub.edu/ah/index.html

"Studying at the CSUB Theatre Department allowed me to experiment with projects and roles that shaped the actor I am today. They gave me space and tools to create art —regardless of size and scope — always encouraging creativity, spontaneity and hard work. I was lucky to have what I did in the theatre program at CSUB and continually draw on my time there for inspiration."

—Jeff Lepine, Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater, NYC

"CSUB Theatre cultivates artists as they take responsibility for and initiative in their craft. It offers support and countless possibilities for students who are committed to growth."

—Miguel Torres, CSU Fullerton MFA Program

Pippin warriors from the musical

Come Study With Us!

CSUB Theatre can offer you the following:

  • small class sizes allowing individual attention from dedicated, experienced faculty
  • opportunities to perform, design, direct, stage manage
  • a lively production program including a Theatre for Young Audiences tour and Theatre of New Voices—a new play festival
  • training in acting, design, directing, creative dramatics
  • a solid foundation in theatre history, literature and script analysis

We take pride in turning out well-rounded members of the theatre community.

Contact Us

Music and Theatre Department
CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022 

Department Office: Music Bldg., Room 105
Phone: (661) 654-3093

FAX: (661) 654-6901 

Office: kmendenhall_gregory@csub.edu
Dept. Chair: mrees@csub.edu