Past Shows

Past Shows

Fall 2023 - Stage Kiss

Written by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Joel Mullennix

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the lines between offstage and onstage begin to blur. A romatic comedy which breaks the fourth wall and questions what we mean when we talk about "performance."

Spring 2023 - Emerging Works

Original short plays, written and directed by students and performed live on stage.

Plays featured:
The Palm Reading, written and directed by Becca Swain
The Office, written by Gabriel Hernandez, directed by brand KENTA
Distant, written and directed by Ardeniel Galvez
Culture, Society and Gina, written by Suchitra Sharma, directed by Eric Escobedo

Spring 2023 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Dov Hassan

A dark, modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic fairytale, inspired by the hit TV show Stranger Things and the films of Tim Burton. 

Summer 2022 - Bay Bay Cafe

A sitcom, filmed over the course of the summer, which premiered in November 2022. Directed by Linda Amayo-Hassan.

Fall 2022 - Tartuffe

Written by Moliere, directed by Linda Amayo-Hassan and produced by Dee Dee Stephens.

Tartuffe, first performed in 1664, is a theatrical comedy by the French playwright, Molière. The characters of Tartuffe, Elmire, and Orgon are considered among the greatest classical roles in theatre.

Orgon, blinded by his admiration for the insincere Tartuffe, brings him into his home and arranges for his daughter, Mariane, to marry him. Various members of the household attempt to intervene and have Tartuffe thrown out, leading to some classic comedic staging moments. Orgon is duped by Tartuffe's false piety, and this play deals with religious hypocrisy, which was hugely controversial during its early performances, making this one of the most famous plays in theatre history.

Spring 2022 - The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Directed by Margo Hall

Struggles with addiction, friendship, love, and the challenges of adulthood are at the center of the story. Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean. He’s also still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica. Ralph D. is Jackie’s too-smooth, slightly slippery sponsor. He’s married to the bitter and disaffected Victoria, who, by the way, has the hots for Jackie. And then there’s Julio, Jackie’s cousin…a stand-up, “stand by me” kind of guy.

December 2021 - Emerging Works

A new set of plays, devised, written and directed by Chabot students! 

Plays featured:
What We Don't See, written by Kat Ibay, directed by Dov Hassan
Magic Computer, written by Avantika Chitturi, directed by Consuelo Martinez
A "Prime" Christmas Carol, written and directed by Max O. Chang

Fall 2021 - Uncle Vanya

Adapted by Conor McPherson
Directed by Joel Mullennix

Uncle Vanya spends his time idling around the country estate of his brother-in-law, Serebryakov, a retired professor. Vanya indulges in a romantic restlessness over Serebryakov's beautiful, young second wife, Yelena.  Trouble develops when Serebryakov announces his plan to sell the estate in order to invest the profits and make a fortune for himself and Yelena. 

Uncle Vanya returned live on-stage in Stage One to a social distance house October 27th and closed to a sold out matinee performance November 7th. The closing matinee performance was also live-streamed.  

Cast and Crew: Benjamin Dietz, Brandon Vergil, Chelsey Cahiles Galaura, Gilliane Balingit, Isabelle Briant-Martinez, Jessic Lagasca, Joseph Hanes, Katherine Ibay, Leena Alam, Leland Evans, Max O. Chang, Nana Owusu, Nikky Griffiths, Sauel Vegas, Shanna Prasad, Vanessa Cuellar, Victor Davila, Victor Gonzalez, Yesenia Villasenor

MADNESS: A Tale of the American Prison System
Directed by Dee Dee Stephens
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Chabot College presents an original social issues piece that points a spotlight on the mass incarceration issue in America. Sourced from remarkable first-hand accounts, observe how this broken criminal system dramatically changes their lives, their families, and their community at large.

A recording premiered May 19th and closed May 30th 2021. 

Starring: Natasha Chacon, Vanessa Cuellar, Jack Veltt, Darrell Ellingberg, Nikky Griffiths, JC Iglesias-Bernd, Alex Loder, Consuelo Martinez-Quezada, Daisjha Mcgee, Nana Owusu, Yolanda Vasquez

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Spring 2021 - SHIFTS

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Shifts is a family play that explores the intersections of love, dedication, and dreams.  Barry has to face a harsh reality as he prepares to leave his home to follow his ambitions as a future filmmaker.  He is also on the verge of an artistic breakthrough as he discovers some new angles to making movies. The play employs a chorus and an ensemble to set the scene with social context. Family members are impacted when their mother Rosie is injured on her job and can’t return to work for an unseen amount of time. The play takes place in the present so COVID is raging on.

Premiered live virtually March 24th and closed March 27th, 2021. 

Starring: Arturo Garibay, Eric Chow, Isabelle Briant-Martinez, JC Iglesias-Bernd, Jerome Tahja Samuel White, Leena Alam, Markell Lewis, Nikky Griffiths, Ryan Kalugdan, Yesenia Ruby Villasenor

Fall 2020 - Emerging Work 

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A live streamed event! Written and performed by Chabot students, this series features 4 original work in 2 bills, Bill A and Bill B. 

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This project is a devised fusion of theater and asks the question, "What is it like to be a student in 2020?” This production is written and recorded by students. The project is a streamed recording.

The 2020 Experience: School Edition premiered virtually November 27th and closed December 6th, 2020. 

Starring: Alex Loder, Ben Dietz, Consuelo Martinez-Quezada, Darrell Ellingberg, JC Iglesias-Bernd, Quin Fields, Shiara Rivas, Vanessa Bonner, Vanessa Cuellar, Yesenia Ruby Villaseno

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In this 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning drama,  Quiara Alegrîa Hudes, writer of the book for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, introduces us to Elliot, a veteran of the Iraq war. As he struggles to find his place in the world, we are also introduced to the members of an addiction chat room trying to get through their day. When Elliot’s mother dies, cyber meets reality, anger gives way to understanding, and the resistance to their pasts and each other becomes a chance at forgiveness. In this heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption, the boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace, as birth families splinter, and online families collide.

Water by the Spoonful opened at Stage One on October 31, 2019 and closed to a standing ovation matinee November 10th, 2019.

Spring 2019 - IN THE HEIGHTS
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The universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

Chabot Theater opened their musical spectacle on April 11th, 2019 and closed April 20th, 2019.

Fall 2018 - ¡CHEER!
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During Fall 2018 in Stage One we presented a new play written by Theater Arts faculty Linda Amayo-Hassan titled ¡CHEER! Story of a Dreamer.

¡CHEER! Humanizes the experience of being undocumented in our country in these current times. The story centers on Erica, a Latina high school senior living in Hayward, who discovers she is undocumented while applying for college. Beginning in the Obama years, then continuing to today, our current political/social struggle around immigration issues are the center of the play. Starting on a light note, capturing the fun and ease of being a popular kid in school, with a boisterous group of cheerleaders serving as a kind of Greek chorus, the story quickly gets more serious as Erica discover the truth about her and her family’s status.