Enviro Theater ~ SSU's 'Water Works' educates, inspires

by David Templeton

" 'The Great Divide' ~ Impressively visual, with a massive drilling rig hovering over the tiny houses of the town, the play is performed with passion and a sense of urgency by a large student cast."

David Templeton, Bohemian

"Sonoma State University is doing something truly remarkable this school year. In a brilliantly conceived move combining numerous disciplines into one year-long package, SSU's department of theater arts and dance has launched its "Water Works" series, using the theatrical arts—with the help of the school's science and sociology departments—to explore various issues related to water. Education through entertainment—what a concept."

"The goal of much art is to inspire discussion and refection. Sonoma State's "Water Works" series is a brilliant example of how art and education can be a perfect fit."



Podcast recording:

KSRO CenterStage Oct. 25 - "The Great Divide"

KSRO CenterStage: Radio hosts David Wesley Page and Curtiss Kim interview Sonoma State University student actors Susan Cordero and Conner Pratt about "The Great Divide." Playwright Adam Chanzit rips the issue of hydraulic fracturing from the headlines for this theatrical thriller about a rural Colorado town balancing short term economic survival against long term water needs and health is this SSU Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance stage production presented Nov. 1 to Nov. 10, 2012. Call 707-664-2353 or visit

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Comcast Newsmakers -- October 2012

Interview with Claudia Luke, Director of SSU Field Stations and Nature Preserves

Dr. Claudia Luke speaks about SSU's Nature Preserves and particularlyabout WATERS, SSU's partnership with the Sonoma County Water Agency.