California Repertory Company

California Repertory Company
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
562-985-5526

California Repertory is a theatre company dedicated to nurturing artists and challenging audiences by developing exciting, relevant, and thought-provoking work. We are a visionary company respecting the theatre of the past and creating the theatre of the future.


Recent News

California Repertory Company Announces its 31st Season for 2019 - 2020

Long Beach, CA -- Cal Rep’s 31st season highlights stories of survival; survival as a team, a woman, a new college student, a pair of star-crossed lovers, a Chicano Angeleno; all told by CSULB students, faculty, and guest artists. Artistic…

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Cal Rep and LBO Collaborate to Stage "In The Penal Colony"

CAL REP PARTNERS WITH LONG BEACH OPERA TO STAGE IN THE PENAL COLONYCalifornia Repertory Company (CSULB Theatre Arts Department) is collaborating with the Long Beach Opera to produce the Southern California premiere of In the Penal Colony, a pocket…

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California Repertory Company Announces Spring 2019 Season

Featuring SoCal Premieres, Diverse Voices, and Stories of Activism Artistic Director and Chair of the CSULB Theatre Arts Department Jeff Janisheski continues his 3rd season strengthening partnerships with artists in our community.  This season…

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California Repertory Company Announces 2018-19 Season

Featuring World and West Coast Premieres, Diverse Voices, and Stories of ActivismCal Rep's 30th Anniversary Season includes the West Coast Premiere of 'The Ghosts of Lote Bravo,' Commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Harvey Milk's assassination…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Announces its 2017 - 2018 Season

LONG BEACH, CA  — California Repertory Company announces productions for the 2017–2018 season. The season highlights stories of resistance and reinvention: resistance to the oppressing effects of misogyny, economic disparity and…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Announces its 2016 - 2017 Season

Long Beach, CA -- The CSULB Theatre Arts Department has selected and announced the productions for the 2016–2017 season. The season was selected with aims to make an immediate and meaningful connection to contemporary audiences through the work of…

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New Donor Wall Honors Contributors to CSULB Theatre Arts Department

Long Beach, CA -- CSULB Theatre Arts Department is proud to announce the inauguration of their new donor wall, created in appreciation of the individuals and corporations who have generously contributed to the department. The donor wall will be…

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Diversity a Central Theme In Devised Performance - Epic: #Ethnocentriccrap

LONG BEACH, CA--- Analyzing how discrimination plays a role in students’ lives and in the Long Beach community, the ensemble of EPIC: #enthnocentricCRAP, takes the stage in a brand new work.  Playing November 20 – December 6, director Anna…

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The CSULB Theatre Arts Department Announce California Repertory Production, Far Away by Caryl Churchill.

LONG BEACH, CA--- CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s California Repertory Company is thrilled to present Far Away, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing Friday, November 12th through December 5th, Far Away is a timely and…

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The CSULB Theatre Arts Department Announce California Repertory Production, Far Away by Caryl Churchill.

LONG BEACH, CA--- CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s California Repertory Company is thrilled to present Far Away, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing Friday, November 12th through December 5th, Far Away is a timely and…

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CSULB’s University Players Presents Shakespeare In The Raw: Macbeth

LONG BEACH, CA – CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s University Players presents: Shakespeare in the Raw: Macbeth, directed by Elizabeth Swain. Shakespeare in the Raw: Macbeth portrays the Bard’s hauntingly infamous play in a bare-bones theatrical…

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Cal Rep Celebrates One Of Its Finest, Opens Season With S/He and Me: A Theatrical Cabaret

LONG BEACH, CA---California Repertory Company is proud to open its 2015-2016 season with the premiere of S/He & Me: A Theatrical Cabaret, written by Alexandra Billings, and conceived and directed by Joanne Gordon.  S/He & Me: A Theatrical…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Announces 2015-2016 Affinity Series

SEASON KICKS OFF WITH NEW PLAY READING IN SUPPORT OF UPCOMING SPRING CAL REP PRODUCTIONLong Beach, CA---As part of its Affinity Series initiative, the CSULB Theatre Arts department is proud to announce a reading of Mutual Consent, written by Nancy…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Announces Move With 2015-2016 Season

Long Beach, CA---The CSULB Department of Theatre Arts and its graduate production arm, the LA Drama Critics Choice Award-winning California Repertory Company (Cal Rep) have selected and announced the 2015-2016 season of productions, all of which…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Department to Honor Mayor at Fundraiser

Celebrate Our Community. Explore Our Creativity. Support Our Future.Long Beach, CA -- The Theatre Arts Department at California State University, Long Beach has announced the entertainment offerings for their theatrical fundraiser. Art à la Carte:…

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Jennifer Maisel’s Award-Winning Play Out of Orbit Comes To CSU Long Beach the Cal Rep Production

Long Beach, CA - The Los Angeles-based duo of playwright Jennifer Maisel and director Lindsay Allbaugh spearheads Out of Orbit in the final show of the 2014-2015 California Repertory season. The creative team demonstrates the distance between…

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Performance - EPIC: In or Out

The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players is proud to present EPIC: IN or OUT, a new devised work directed by Juliette Carrillo, Set in a gay conversion camp, EPIC: IN or OUT offers a comedic glimpse into the challenges facing the LGBTQ…

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CSULB University Players Delve Into the Underworld with Eurydice

Long Beach, CA - The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players is proud to present Eurydice, written by Sarah Ruhl, and directed by Robert Prior. Eurydice, is a contemporary retelling of the classic myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his…

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Sara Ruhl’s Award Winning Show The Clean House Comes To Long Beach

Long Beach, CA -- Sara Ruhl’s The Clean House is a smart, witty, and touching comedy of true love and the devastating power of the perfect joke. Director Joanne Gordon brings this love story to stage in CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s Cal Rep…

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Charles Busch’s Acclaimed Satire The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife Comes To Long Beach

The Cal Rep Production Runs at The Queen Mary’s Royal TheaerLong Beach, CA -- In Busch’s cheeky satire of philosophy and art, a worldly old friend interrupts a culture-saturated Manhattan housewife’s nervous breakdown.  With this production…

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CSULB Undergraduates Explore Stereotypes In The Colored Museum

LONG BEACH, CA---The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players is proud to present The Colored Museum, written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kysia Bostic, and directed by Trevor Biship. The Colored Museum, in a series of vignettes, explores…

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California Repertory Company Starts Season With 'The Pavilion'

“A Simple Idea Raised To New Heights” Long Beach, CA -- California Repertory Company begins its 2014-2015 season with a production of The Pavilion, by Craig Wright, performing on the Queen Mary. This play is set at a high school…

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University Players Season Gets Rolling With Merrily We Roll Along

Can Idealism and Friendship Survive in The Quest For Success?Long Beach, CA -- The CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s University Players open the 2014-2015 season with Merrily We Roll Along, with book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Presents Out Of Orbit Reading

CSULB Theatre Arts Begins 2014-2015 Affinity Series With Out Of Orbit Reading New Play Reading In Support Of Upcoming Spring Cal Rep ProductionLong Beach, CA -- As part of its Affinity Series initiative, the CSULB Theatre Arts department is proud to…

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Steppenwolf Classes West at the Beach 2014 Summer Intensive Hosted by California State University Long Beach Theatre Department

Steppenwolf Classes West will offer a month long summer intensive for professional and soon to be professional actors, hosted by California State University Long Beach’s Theatre Arts Department and department chair Anne D’Zmura. Twenty Eight…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Department Announces 2014-2015 Season

Season Promises To Be Exciting And InnovativeLong Beach, CA - LA Drama Critics Circle Award-winning California Repertory Company and the CSULB Theatre Arts Department are proud to announce our 2014-2015 Season, at the Royal Theater aboard the Queen…

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California State University Long Beach Undergraduates Finish Season With 'Blind Mouth Singing'

MAGICAL REALISM COMES TO CSULB STAGELong Beach, CA - As their 2013-2014 season comes to a close, the CSULB University Players are proud to present Blind Mouth Singing, written by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas and directed by Amanda McRaven. Blind Mouth…

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Next To Normal Shines Light On Love and Loss

Director Joanne Gordon Wraps Cal Rep Season with Award-Winning Rock Musical Long Beach, CA - California Repertory Company concludes its 2013-2014 season with the Tony® and Pulitzer prize-winning musical Next to Normal, running at the Royal Theater…

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CSULB Undergraduates Explore the Burden Of Being ‘The Other’

Mythology And Modernity Combine In This Update Of MedeaLong Beach, CA - California State University Long Beach University Players presents By the Bog of Cats… by Marina Carr, in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Alexis Macnab, By the Bog of Cats……

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CSULB Theatre Arts Department Affinity Series Presents Celebration: LGBT Rainbow Cabaret

Students Explore LGBT History Through Devised Performance, Benefitting Trevor ProjectLong Beach, CA - As part of its new Affinity Series initiative, the CSULB Theatre Arts Department is proud to announce a devised performance, conceived and directed…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Department Affinity Series Presents Progress?: Racial Stereotypes In Hollywood

Roma Maffia, Other Industry Professionals to Speak on Panel Long Beach, CA - As part of its new Affinity Series initiative, the CSULB Theatre Arts Department is proud to announce a panel presentation on November 4th by MFA Performance student Roma…

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Cal Rep Embraces Historic Roots On Stage And Off In Penelope

“The Pursuit Of Love Can Be A Draining And Incendiary Effort”Long Beach, CA -- California Repertory Company announces its second show of the 2013-2014 season: Penelope, by Enda Walsh at the Royal Theater aboard the Queen Mary.  Inspired by…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Department Affinity Series Presents Global Connections: Bangladesh

LONG BEACH, CA - As part of its new Affinity Series initiative, the CSU Long Beach Theatre Arts Department is proud to announce Global Connections: Bangladesh, a presentation by MFA Performance student Karole Foreman and her husband, CSULB Art…

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CSULB Theatre Department Announces Exciting New Initiatives

New Programs Aim to Engage and Educate the CommunityLong Beach, CA - The CSU Long Beach Theatre Department announces three exciting new initiatives that promise to provide unique opportunities for our students to collaborate with local and global…

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Cal Rep Starts Season With Controversial And Thought-Provoking Blackbird 'Part Mystery And Part Social Critique'

LONG BEACH, CA -- California Repertory Company begins its 2012-2013 season with a production of Blackbird, by David Harrower, performing on the Queen Mary.  This award-winning play opens as Ray, a seemingly average man, is visited at his…

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CSULB Theatre Arts Department Announces 2013-2014 Season

New Artistic Director Anne D’zmura’s Inaugural Season is Fresh and ContemporaryLong Beach, CA - LA Drama Critics Circle Award-winning California Repertory Company and the CSULB Theatre Arts Department are proud to announce our 2013…

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Cal Rep Announces New Artistic Director

D’zmura Brings Experience And Social Consciousness To Leadership Role Long Beach, CA -- California Repertory Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Justine D’Zmura as Artistic Director and Department Chair of Theatre…

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Cal Rep Design Expo Highlights Graduate Work

MFA Lighting, Scenic, and Costume Students Present Designs From ’12-’13 Season Long Beach, CA - May 2013 - California Repertory Company presents its annual Design Expo, an afternoon of presentations of the work of MFA Lighting,…

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California State University Long Beach Theatre Arts Department Hosts Annual Theatrefest Competition

LONG BEACH, CA -- California State University Long Beach Theatre Arts Department hosts its annual TheatreFest competition in and around the Theatre Arts building on CSULB campus. More than twenty high schools from LA and Orange Counties will…

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Cal Rep Takes An Eerie Trip To Corporate America In The Thugs

LONG BEACH, CA---California Repertory Company concludes its innovative 2012-2013 season with a spine-tingling production of The Thugs, by Adam Bock, performing on the Queen Mary.  The dark comedy unfolds on the 9th floor of an office building,…

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Dr. Joanne Gordon To Retire At End Of Academic Year

LONG BEACH, CA---Dr. Joanne Gordon, Artistic Director of California Repertory Company and Chair of the California State University, Long Beach Theatre Arts Department, will retire at the end of academic year 2012-2013 after 25 years of service in…

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Cal Rep Deconstructs A Moliere Classic in Tartuffe Lab

Long Beach, CA -- California Repertory Company continues a season of innovative new work with Tartuffe Lab, an original, ensemble-devised production. The diverse group of actors and designers breaks the familiar French comedy Tartuffe into its most…

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California Repertory Announces 2012-2013 Season

Long Beach, CA - The Award-winning California Repertory Company is proud to announce its upcoming season, “We shall not cease from exploration,” which runs November 2nd, 2011 through May 4th, 2013 in the Queen Mary’s Royal Theater.Cal Rep is…

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