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Johanna Smith

Art sculpture, Faculty in the News
January 9, 2024

Johanna Smith (theatre arts) will present “Puppets in the Mara” this weekend at CSUSB, Megan Carroll (sociology) was interviewed about new research on asexuality, Barbara Sirotnik (information and decision sciences) discussed the state of the region’s economy, and various news media interviewed Brian Levin (criminal justice, emeritus) on topics related to the latest hate crime statistics.

“Puppets in the Mara” will be performed at the Ronald E. Barnes Theatre on Jan. 12, 13 and 14. Admission is free.
January 8, 2024

CSUSB Department of Theatre Arts presents “Puppets in the Mara,” which includes a retelling of “The Legend of Ngong The Giant,” a Maasai Tale, by Neil McLeod and Sue Hooper-Lawrie, adapted by Johanna Smith, CSUSB professor of theatre arts.

Johanna Smith with her puppets
April 14, 2022

Johanna Smith’s book has been selected for the Nancy Straub Award for Excellence in Publication on the Art of Puppetry, which honors works that are exemplary contributions that forward the field of puppetry.

Professor Johanna Smith with her puppets
October 21, 2021

The 2021-2022 Season of Light will have a little something for everyone: a romantic comedy written by a 17th century nun, a uniquely stylized puppet show, a modern adaptation of a Shakespearean comedy, and more.