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October 24 - October 27, 7:00 PM at Historic Sweet's Ballroom

Purchase Tickets: Student, $5; Seniors (55 and older), $15; Adult, $20


The Theatre Department is proud to present Young Jean Lee's extraordinary play CHURCH. One of America's most daring and provocative playwrights, Lee has created an experimental play which takes the form of an exuberant church service and offers a nuanced take on religion and faith. This Bay Area premiere is produced in association with Crowded Fire Theatre, one of the Bay Area's leading professional theatre companies dedicated to experimental and genre-defying work.

Cast (10/24 + 10/26): Noe Castrejon, Roan Pearl, Gabrielle Ricks, Sarah Schecter

Cast (10/25 + 10/27): Noe Castrejon, Shawn Keys, Maera Klein, Sofia Valdez

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This year the OSA School of Theatre is producing two of its mainstage shows in collaboration with local professional theatre companies. Young Jean Lee's Church (TICKETS ON SALE NOW) is being produced in association with Crowded Fire Theatre, the Bay Area's leading incubator of new work. Later in the year, Hamlet is being produced in association with Ubuntu Theatre Project, Oakland's leading professional ensemble theatre. Each play will be presented by our producing partner and then by the OSA School of Theatre with its own cast and production crew. We're excited to partner with these two highly respected theatre companies and create spaces in which students can learn alongside established artists.

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All our arts programs will be uniting around the OSA Home Project. Over the course of the year, selected productions and exhibits across the schools of art will feature work focusing on the idea of "home" and the various ways we create it in our lives.

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  • Oct 5-6: I'm Coming Out: An LGBTQA+ Cabaret by Cindy Goldfield & Lynden Bair
  • Jan 31-Feb 3: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkin & William Finn 
  • Feb 14-Feb 16: V-Day + New Works Festival 2019
  • Feb 28-Mar 3: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Apr 25-May 5: Latinx Theatre Festival (full stagings and staged readings)