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PPG (Players of the Pear Garden)

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About PPG

The Players of the Pear Garden — which takes its name from an association of theatre scholars in ancient China — was the first student organization on campus, founded in 1966 by Ronald E. Barnes. PPG remains a vital student organization by promoting student interest in the area of Theatre Arts, Arts and Letters, and Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) involvement.

Not only does the PPG provide social activities for its members and aid the department office, its members strive to promote the arts through on- and off-campus outreach. Any CSUSB student is invited to join the Players of the Pear Garden. If interested, please contact the Theatre Arts Department Office at (909) 537-5876 for more information.

A typical year for PPG might include: Coffee Houses, Movie Nights, Academy Awards Contest, the High School Theatre Festival, Murder Mystery Party, the Annual end-of-the-year Banquet, and Community Events.


2023-2024 Players of the Pear Garden Board

  • President: Anna González

  • Vice President: Fatima Diaz

  • Secretary: Emanuel Newsome

  • Treasurer: Krystal Wilson

  • Historian: Cheyenne Stegall


You can also get connected with the PPG's activities on Theatre Box Office Facebook.