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Rosemarie Kingfisher

The Sonoma State Theatre Department provided me with the most amazing foundation for creating opportunities for myself as an actor in the Bay...Read the full story >

Sonoma State University, Masking in Place, Spring 2020, THAR 320D

The final project for THAR 320D created a video together during the final weeks of the semester. The acting course focuses on masked performance and the practice,...Read the full story >

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The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance offers students a home where they can seek their potential and develop their voices as artists, through the study and collaborative creation of live performance. We believe in a world where the artist is transformative, essential and engaged.

Our programs develop graduates who bring optimistic leadership and vision to the performing arts. They stand on these core principles:

Student centered - We believe first and foremost in creating experiences that serve our students’ needs and passions.

Rigorous - We believe that performance training can inspire us to the highest standards of professionalism and personal achievement.

Engaging - We believe in making work that has value beyond the dance and theatre world and directly engages our campus and local community.