Fall 2020 Theatre Production

War of the Worlds Poster
Adapted by Ben Hernandez
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells
This production will be directed by Professor Stephen Rothman
All performances are free. (there is a pay-what-you-can option)
For reservations, please go to: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34675
or click on the CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS to the left!
Click HERE for the Digital Program
Performance Schedule
Saturday, November 14 @ 7pm
Sunday, November 15 @ 7pm
Wednesday, November 18 @ 7pm
Thursday, November 19 @ 7pm
Friday, November 20 @ 7pm
Saturday, November 21 @ 7pm

The classic H. G. Wells 19th Century Science Fiction Novel about an invasion of Earth by alien beings from Mars gets placed in November of 2020 in a modern update as frighteningly real as our current world situation. Locked down by the Corona Virus, dealing with issues of racial and social injustice and in the aftermath of the November 3 election, a group of Los Angelenos find themselves face to face with an invading army of  extraterrestrial beings. With the downtown skyline in flames and cell phones being blocked ("so much for 5G") the internet remains the only communication tool available for a band of good friends to try to rescue family and avoid alien death rays and direct blood-bathed confrontation.


Using OBS (Open Broadcast Software), the action of the live play performance includes scenes on the devastated streets of Los Angeles, alien invaders, decimated hospital hallways, and emergency metro bus evacuations all performed in the safety of every cast members’ home. WAR OF THE WORLDS takes the latest Zoom innovative technology to a new and bold level making LIVE DIGITAL THEATRE an art form you must see to believe.



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Performed reflections from the frontline

  • Racial Inequity
  • Police brutality
  • COVID-19
  • Essential workers
  • The election

Through a mixture of live-streamed performance and pre-recorded video, students from the Departments of Music, Art and Theatre & Dance, share their lived experiences through collaboratively created performed events live-streamed to the public.  

Cal State LA students represent the heart and soul of this city. The majority are first-generation, first in their families to go to college, live in mix-documented homes, receive financial aid to support their educational goals, and care for either a younger sibling or ailing elder of the family. They and their families are also essential workers and, due to their work and economic struggles, their communities are most directly affected by the coronavirus, as well as the evils of this current administration regarding immigration and more.

They are on the frontline of our current cultural, economic and health crisis. Watch and engage with their inspiring determination and resilience!

All performances are Free.  

All performances will be LIVE streamed on the Cal State LA Theatre Facebook page!


Performance Schedule

  • Tuesday, December 8 @ 7pm
  • Wednesday, December 9 @ 4pm and 7pm
  • Thursday, December 10 @ 4pm and 7pm
  • Friday, December 11 @ 4pm and 7pm


Thank you for attending...

Curious Incident Poster
A play by Simon Stephens, Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
This production will be directed by guest-artist, Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx
The role of Christopher will be played by Jeremy Leochner, in partial fulfillment of his Masters in Fine Arts in Television, Film and Theatre.
Click HERE for the digital program!
Performance Schedule
Friday, October 16 @ 7pm
Saturday, October 17 @ 7pm
Sunday, October 18 @ 3pm
Wednesday, October 21 @ 7pm
Thursday, October 22 @ 7pm
THE STORY: 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbid
den by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. “This adaptation by the acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens is intensely, innately theatrical; it is also funny and extremely moving…resonates with quality.” —Telegraph (London). “…just terrific…a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colours and lights…dazzling.” —Independent (London). “A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.” —Evening Standard (London).

Another FWord poster
Written by Matt Stepan
Directed by Adam Ferguson
All performances are Free.
For reservations, please go to: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34675 

or click on the CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS to the left!

Click HERE for the digital program!

Performance Schedule

Wednesday, October 28 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, October 29 @ 7:30pm
Friday, October 30 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 1 @ 3pm

A post-show conversation with the artists will follow after each performance.

What does it mean to be told you’re too much to be enough? Another F Word is an original multimedia dramatic mosaic of defiance and empowerment exploring body image and self-acceptance through the experience of living with obesity. Spanning styles and genres- Another F Word is a revelatory act by those who feel defined by the scale asserting their humanity, as they move from one “f-word” to another.






Hotel Pasaiso flyer

Hotel Paraiso, a TVF 4010 Advanced Production project. 

Drawing from Paul Preciado’s “Learning from the Virus”, the project

attempts to tap into the collective experiences and unconscious of the Cal

State LA students to explore deeply the relationship between immunity

and community, as “the two terms share a common root, the Latin munus,

the duty (tax, tribute, gift) someone must pay to be part of the


Performances Thursday, November 19 @ 6pm and 8:15pm

Zoom address for performances: 841 1821 2625