A SSU community-building initiative

Playwright Carter W. Lewis Visits SSU

SSU's Women's Water Polo Team Playing it Forward.

Playwright Carter W. Lewis Visits SSU

Lincoln cast Play it Forward at SSU Women’s Water Polo Match


Your group, club or team chooses one of the following productions to attend…


Our show cast/crew reciprocate - or PLAY it FORWARD - by attending an event, game or fundraiser of your choosing.


We are open to any suggestions or ideas on how best to reciprocate for your group. Here are the basics…

5+ Team or Group members attend a PLAY it FORWARD Night

  • We’ll match the # of students attending your event (cast & crew sizes vary)
  • Bring Posters/Signage showing our gratitude and support
  • Recognize and thank your team or organization before curtain or at intermission
  • SSU students receive 2 FREE tickets to the show, so you can bring friends or family
  • Offer FREE Pizza at Intermission to your group

10+ Team or Group members? All of the above + CHOOSE ONE below:

  • Offer Person Theatre Lobby to your group for a pre-show event, fundraiser or other activity
  • Pre-game? We can sing the Star Spangled Banner!
  • Halftime? Intermission? We might perform a dance piece? Or sing a song from a show...
  • Offer a sneak peek rehearsal, or back-stage tour post-show
  • Have something else in mind? Let us know, we’re open to your ideas

2017-18 Season Play it Forward dates:

Bulrusher - W, Oct 25 @7:30p

Man Equals Man - TH, Nov. 9 @7:30p

Fall Dance “Shared Spaces” - TH Dec 7 @7:30p

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown - TH, Feb 8 @7:30p

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night - TH, Mar 29 @7:30p

Urban Bush Women/Spring Dance - FRI, Apr 27 @7:30p


What student groups are saying about “Play it Forward” with Theatre Arts & Dance…


It was an awesome rendition [of the Star Spangled Banner]and we can’t thank you all enough for performing that night.


Sports Information & Game Operations Coordinator
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. SSUy
(Five female vocalists from “The Magic Flute” cast performed the Star Spangled Banner at SSU Women’s Basketball)


We all loved the play so much!! We loved the welcome poster as well!

Brianna, SSU English Student Association
(On attending Waiting for the Parade, Oct 2016)



I just want to say thank you for making us feel so welcomed last night. My entire team loved the concert and we loved supporting the theater department. Thank you for being so organized and having great communication with me throughout this process. We can't wait for you guys to come support us in the Spring!

Thank you again!

Ally, SSU Softball
(On attending Fall Dance Concert “Heart & Soul” Nov 2015)



We all loved it!! Such a fun time! Thank you again!

Best regards, 
Lily, SSU Women’s Water Polo
(On attending Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party, Oct 2015)


Contact Jodie Ellis at or call 707.664.2325, Theatre Arts & Dance, Communications/Marketing