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Theatre of New Voices
Every even-numbered year, the department stages Theatre of New Voices as part of the Theatrefest season. A playwriting competition is held in the prior year, and a slate of student-written one-acts are selected for production. Playwrights are given the opportunity to revise and refine their plays before the rehearsal process begins. Student directors apply for the opportunity to direct one of the plays, making this event a true exhibit of the talent of our students.
CSUB Theatre has a history of supporting original student work and it is always exciting to see what creativity students bring to the table. This is an excellent opportunity for budding playwrights and directors to gain experience and develop their résumés, and for actors to learn what it takes to create a role. Our undergraduates have more exposure to working on original plays than is typical in a BA program, a unique aspect of CSUB Theatre.