Backstage At The Beach


This page is designed to help guide you through the backstage crew process here at CSULB as well as keep everyone in the loop on what's happening in and around the Theatre Arts Department.


For those who need to to fill out a Spring 2023 activity unit form - please follow the link here:

Important Dates for both productions:

12th Night:  1st Rehearsal - Monday, January 9th (time TBD); Preview - Sunday, February 19th at 7:30pm

Runs – Thursday, Feb 23rd – Saturday, Feb 25th & Thursday, March 2nd – Saturday, March 4th

Dry Land: 1st Rehearsal – Monday, January 17th (time TBD); Preview – Sunday, April 23rd at 7:30pm

Runs – Thursday, April 27th – Saturday, April 29th & Thursday, May 4th – Saturday, May 6th 

Other Production Opportunities available too!  Theatre Threshold will be producing the entire semester so there are numerous opportunities to get involved this semester.   Crew sign-ups will be available on Tuesday, January 10th at 12pm!

Basic Crewing Information for here at CSULB

Being a part of a crew on one of the productions here at CSULB is a huge learning experience.  You'll learn basic skills in your area as well as how to support your peers on the stage from behind the curtain as a team!  Below is information to help answer your questions, feel free to contact a member of the production team if you have further questions.

1)  Sign-up sheets are located electronically through Sign Up Genius. Links available on the crew opportunities page.

2)  Next, you must enroll in an Activity Unit from the list of Theatre Arts classes.  Activity Unit classes are listed as 140, 240, 340, 440.  Our backstage crews should enroll in a _40 course, we try and keep the cast members in the _10A/B courses.  Once you have officially enrolled in the activity unit course, please proceed to the next step.

3)  Once you sign up for a specific crew and you have officially enrolled in an Activity Unit course, you will need to fill out the activity form.  Click the button at the top of this section to take you there.

4)  From here, your contact information will be added to the show's contact sheet and a stage manager will contact you before you are called in for the production's Crew Watch.  You can find the performance calendar for each show on the Current Season page of this website as a reference in case of work conflicts.

Please note - you will be graded on your performance as a crew member for our productions.  Breakdown of credit earned, and specifics will be provided once officially enrolled in the activity unit.