Dance, Film, and Theatre Events

Fall 2023

Dance, Film, and Theatre Events

Dance Events

All Event information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information  
on all CSULB Dance events please visit 

CSULB Dance  
Variance – A BFA Dance Concert

Thursday-Friday, October 5-6 at 8pm 
Saturday, October 7 at 2&8pm 
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre Tickets: $25/$16 
Variance: A BFA Dance Concert features the choreography of four CSULB Dance BFA Students, Baylee Ferrerra, Michael Mendoza, Jayde Spiegel, and Fabian Zuniga, and Guest Artist, Kameron Saunders. 

CSULB Dance  
CSULB Dance in Concert 

Wednesday-Friday, November 15-17 at 8pm 
Saturday, November 18 at 2&8pm 
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre Tickets: $25/$16

CSULB Dance in Concert features choreography by Dance Faculty Tsiambwom Akuchu, Rebecca Bryant, Rebecca Lemme, Keith Johnson, Andrew Vaca, and by Guest Artist, Dr. C Kemal Nance, choreographer and scholar of African Diasporic Dance.  

Film Events 

No Public Film Events have been scheduled for the Fall semester at this time.  
Screenings, Panels and other public events are expected and will be announced once  
details are available. For the most up-to-date information on all  
Film & Electronic Arts events please visit 

Theatre Events

All Event information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on all  
Theatre Arts Department events please visit 

A Night of Student Work 
Thursday-Saturday, September 21-September 30 at 7:30 pm  
Saturday, September 23&30 at 2pm  
Studio Theatre Tickets: $25/$23

It’s sad, it’s silly, it’s campy and sometimes a little queer, join us for “A Night of Student Work” - Short plays by our soon-to-be acclaimed student playwrights! Enjoy an evening of camaraderie and connection, celebrating what CSULB theater is all about; our students’ creativity. 


For the Love of (or the Roller Derby Play) by Gina Femia 
Thursday-Saturday, October 19-28 at 7:30 pm  
Saturday, October 21 & 28 at 2pm  
Studio Theatre Tickets: $25/$23 

The Brooklyn Scallywags have found a teammate and Joy has found a new hobby. Roller Derby is about to complicate her life with derby superstar/tattoo aficionado Lizzie Lightning. Gina Femia uses the Scallywags locker room as a backdrop to ask, what are you willing to sacrifice to find your own happiness? 


Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn 
Thursday-Saturday, November 30-December 9 at 7:30pm 
Saturday, December 3&10 at 2pm 
Studio Theatre Tickets: $25/$23

Loosely tied to Matt Groening’s “The Simpsons,” MR. BURNS is a fever dream for our universe. Post-apocalypse, Matt, Jenny, and Maria are having trouble remembering Episode 2 from The Simpsons, but they get the main points. Then they tell it again. And again. And again. Which touchstones turn into folklore? 


Dance, Movement, Theatre, and Film at the Carpenter Center

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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham 
Saturday, September 30 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center Tickets: $40 
“…one of the most consistently excellent troupes working today.” (The New York Times)  

Celebrated contemporary dance company A.I.M by Kyle Abraham returns in an evening of stunning repertoire that includes choreographer Bebe Miller’s legendary solo “Rain,” new work by Paul Singh, and A.I.M Artistic Director Kyle Abraham’s new works: “MotorRover,” “5 Minute Dance (You Drivin’?),” and “If We Were a Love Song,” an intimate exploration of love set to six songs by Nina Simone. 

Carpenter Center Cabaret Series 
Broadway Baby: Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim 
Wednesday-Thursday, November 8-9 at 7 pm  
Carpenter Center Cabaret Stage Tickets: $50-$60 (add dinner for $40+)

Broadway star Melissa Errico pays tribute to her musical mentor Stephen Sondheim in a sparkling evening of sublime songs and often-humorous insights into Sondheim’s craft and life. The New Yorker calls Tony-nominee Melissa Errico “the finest interpreter of Sondheim’s music in America today.” 

An Evening with Amy Sedaris 
Moderated by KCRW host Anthony Byrnes 
Saturday, November 11 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center Tickets: $55

A hilarious evening of moderated conversation with Amy Sedaris, followed by an audience Q&A. Amy is an actress, comedian and writer best known for her Emmy-nominated series, the hilarious and slightly deranged world of At Home with Amy Sedaris. She played the endearingly eccentric Jerri Blank in her hit comedy series Strangers with Candy, and can currently be seen on Disney+ in The Mandalorian. 

Arts For Life Series  
Versa-Style Dance Company 
Friday, December 8 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center Tickets available online 60 days prior

Be inspired by the diversity and artistry of Los Angeles’ hip-hop and street dance culture with Versa-Style Dance Company. Named “Los Angeles’ Best Dance Troupe for Hip Hop Empowerment” by LA Weekly, Versa-Style Dance Company brings the exhilaration of street dance onto the stage in this unforgettable evening. 

Paula Poundstone 
Saturday, December 9 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center Tickets: $65

One of the country’s preeminent comedians, Paula Poundstone returns with more smart, laugh-out-loud observational humor. Delivering her insights with her legendarily spontaneous wit, she makes every appearance freshly original. When not on stage, Paula can be heard as host of her weekly comedy podcast Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, and as a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! 

An Evening with Henry Winkler 
Saturday, January 20 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center Tickets: $65

From his breakout role as “The Fonz” on Happy Days to his current co-starring role as acting coach Gene Cousineau on the hit HBO dark comedy Barry, Henry Winkler has enjoyed over four decades of success as an actor, producer, and director. Beyond this Emmy Award-winning actor’s success, Winkler is a New York Times bestselling author, and recently released his new memoir, Being Henry. In this captivating evening, Henry Winkler shares humorous anecdotes and inspirational lessons from his life and storied career.