CSUSB professor of theater arts and actor, Thomas Provenzano, loves seeing his students "come alive" while acting on stage. Pre-pandemic, Provenzano was cast in a play that was canceled due to the lockdowns that were mandated nationwide. After losing much of his performing mojo, he reignited his passion for the stage by participating in a production of "The Tempest." Provenzano appreciates CSUSB's celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month because of the openness, friendliness and acceptance of the Coyote family, and expresses its importance for individuality and getting "richer in your own art."
The mission of the Department of Theatre Arts is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of theater. The curriculum places particular emphasis on developing aesthetic awareness of the individual theatrical arts and exploring their collaborative relationships. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of fields, including the entertainment industry, education and business.
CSUSB is celebrating National LGBTQ+ History Month from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 with a variety of events taking place on both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses. The goal of LGBTQ+ History Month is to enhance public awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) individuals, their history, lives and experiences, as well as their contributions to society. Additionally, the month-long celebration will honor and educate the campus community about issues of social justice and the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness of these issues among the general public. Moreover, it is concerned with ensuring that educational and other institutions are safe spaces for members of all LGBTQ+ populations. CSUSB will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month by highlighting student leaders, faculty and staff in various activities and special events throughout the month. In this year's annual celebration, the theme is "Connecting at the Intersections."