The Orion

Professor looks back on career, thanks Chico State

Professor looks back on career, thanks Chico State

Ashiah Scharaga

March 13, 2014

Sue Hargrave Pate has never belly or hula danced. Never mind the fact she's been involved with dance since she was 16-years-old and has taught theater, movement, miming, directing, choreography and dance courses at Chico State for 28 years. "I've done ballet, I've done tap, modern, jazz; I've done all the traditional styles, but I haven't ever lea...

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Ashiah Scharaga

March 5, 2014

Thunder booms and 15 actors clad in white pants and T-shirts with tie dye spirals are illuminated by a faint light. They march in, haphazardly stomping and clapping in the dark theater, becoming thunder.Suddenly there is a bang, and an image of the cosmos is projected onto the curtain at center stage. The actors...

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

David Kahn

February 13, 2014

Come witness the show American Theater Magazine calls “Original, exciting and highly theatrical.” L.A. Theater Works and Chico Performances present The Graduate, a live radio theater event at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.Based on the 1963 novel by Charles Webb and the 1967 film by the same name,...

Theater students offer advice on preparing for auditions

Emma Wood-Wright

January 22, 2014

When senior theater arts major David Kahn hears the word "audition," two emotions plague his body: nervousness and excitement. "Even after doing it for years, it's still nerve-wracking," Kahn said.As the theater department holds auditions for this semester's two productions, "Spamalot" and "Creation Stories",...

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