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Ruth Asawa San Francisco

School of the Arts Theatre Department

About the Theatre Department

Welcome to the Asawa SOTA Theatre Department!

Kevin Bigley (Theatre ’05) was a guest star on the Season Finale of CBS’ “THE GOOD WIFE” (Season 6, Episode 22: “Wanna Partner”) on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Kevin played Officer Chris Tannerman.

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Congratulations to Michelle Selene Ang (Theatre ’12)  for being cast as Courtney Crimson in the new Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’. Click here to watch!

Aya Cash (Theatre ’00) was a guest star on CBS’ “THE GOOD WIFE” (Season 6, Episode 21: “Don’t Fail”) on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Aya played nervous newbie Defense Attorney Amber Audrey. 

Congratulations to the FOURTEEN Asawa SOTA Theatre Department students who are this summers California Governor’s State Arts Scholars who were accepted to the 30th California State Summer School of the Arts (CSSSA) 4 week session (July 9 to August 5) in Southern California. Learn more about CSSSA on their website: http://csssa.org

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Theatre Department Staff
1990 - Present   Phillip Rayher, Director
1982 - 1989   Lewis Campbell, Director

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2017 SPRING SHOWCASES

Join the Theatre Department for three sets of Brown Bag and Evening performances featuring Improv, Chamber Theatre, Singing, Movement Pieces and more!  ​

INTERMEDIATE II • Wednesday, May 3
Brown Bag Preview at lunch
Evening Performance at 6:30PM

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INTERMEDIATE I • Wednesday, May 10
Brown Bag Preview at lunch
Evening Performance at 6:30PM

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BASIC YEAR IN REVUE

Brown Bag Preview at lunch
Evening Performances at 4:30PM & 6:30PM

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STUDIO THEATRE
555 Portola Drive • San Francisco, CA 94131
(The Studio Theatre is located on the Quad Level across from the Main Building)

Tickets: Adults $15  • Students (K-12) $7 • Seniors (65+) & Alumni $10 • Season Passes Accepted • Tickets also available at the Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Congratulations to Mr. Rayher on his completely sold out workshop entitled "The Use of the 10-Minute Play to Touch All (or Most) of the California Theatre CA Standards in Grades 9 – 12 (or Thank you Jon Jory!)". He received such an overwhelming response from the attendees that the organizers asked Mr. Rayher a second workshop session! The California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) annual fall Conference "FINDING CENTER- SETTING THE NEW STANDARDS" was held October 10-11, 2015 in Pacific Grove, and is the 70th annual gathering of dedicated, passionate Theatre Educators, K – University from around the state.


THEATRE ALUMN ON CBS' "THE GOOD WIFE"

ASAWA SOTA THEATRE SWEEPS PLAYGROUND’S 2016 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT!
CONGRATULATIONS to Isabel Aks (Theatre ’19), Camila Dwyer (Theatre ’17), Cicely Henderson (Theatre ’19), and Max Itsikson (Theatre ’18) who were just announced as finalist is PlayGround’s 2016 Young Playwrights Project. This is the first time in the Young Playwrights Project’s eight year history that all four finalists are from Asawa SOTA!
The four finalists' short plays will be presented on the dates below as script-in-hand staged readings before select performances of the Best of PlayGround 20, PlayGround's annual showcase of the best short plays by the Bay Area's best new writers.