Fresno Pacific Theater is happy to present the first annual YES! Shakespeare Project this July - August (2013).
Through a partnership with Woodward Shakespeare Festival (WSF), FPU will co-host local teens in a three-week workshop around WSF’s summer season of Shakespearean plays. We will play games together, practice Shakespearean style, learn scenes and explore our creative voices by devising original scenes in response to the play material.
The story of Fresno Pacific Theater begins shortly after the school was established as Pacific Bible Institute in 1944. Dramatic sketches played an early part in campus worship. In 1955, PBI started offering a regular Dramatics course, followed later by a course in Dramatic Production. Students could learn stagecraft, “poise and self-confidence” alongside their Bible, church history and ministry courses. PBI students produced full-length plays, one-acts and sketches for the regular chapel meetings.
The theater minor offers grounding in theater history and literature, acting, stage make-up, and directing. This minor assists future drama work in school, community, camp or church settings and graduate/conservatory study.
A real-life story of friendship between two couples—one Jewish from Russia, one Christian from Texas—was the basis for The Immigrant, this year's spring Mainstage April 7-9, 14-16.
In the play, a young Jewish couple comes to Texas in 1909 after escaping persecution in Russia and is befriended by a Christian couple. The play is inspired by the experience of playwright Michael Harelik’s grandparents. Julia Reimer, Ph.D., theater faculty, is the director. Cast members are (from left): Trevor Thomas, Misty Ann Stewart, Breanna Edmonds and Joshua Andrade-Cantú.
A real-life story of friendship between two couples—one Jewish from Russia, one Christian from Texas—is the basis for The Immigrant, FPU’s spring play April 7-9, 14-16.
Performances start at 8:00 p.m. in Ashley Auditorium on the main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, just south of the Chestnut-Butler intersection. Tickets are available online at fresno.edu/theater and at the door for $10 for general audiences and $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 559-453-2267.
The Callboard is a listing of Fresno Pacific Theater (FPT) audition notices, personnel needs, production needs and links to local theater events. The callboard is updated on a semi-regular basis. Contact the Theater Office at 559-453-2056 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The arts are an important part of a liberal arts education. Scholarship programs in theater, music and art at Fresno Pacific University encourage students to develop their imaginations, aesthetic sensibilities and skills through involvement in the artistic life of the university. The drama scholarship is awarded to students who reflect a passion for theater, a capacity for growth and leadership, and a willingness to commit the time energy and creativity required by the theatrical endeavor.