ruth asawa san francisco school of the arts 
theatre department

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Goodbye and Good Luck to the Asawa SOTA Theatre Class of 2014!


Check out the 2014-2015 Theatre Department Calendar by clicking here

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We are excited to offer a limited number of special Student Matinee performances of Paul Sills' STORY THEATRE on our campus for Elementary, Middle & High Schools May 4th-6th! If you have a group that may be interested in attending, please email us at for more information!


If you watch the USA Networks hit series SIRENS starring Asawa SOTA Theatre alumn Kevin Bigley (Theatre ’05), keep an eye out for Asawa SOTA Theatre alumn Aya Cash (Theatre '00) who will be making a very special guest appearance (Aya and Kevin graduated 5 years apart)! We're so proud to see not ONE, but TWO Theatre Department alumni in the same T.V. Show!

Aya also just did a guest spot on the ABC hit series “Modern Family”, and can also be seen on her FX Series “You’re The Worst”. Check your Local Listings for dates and times. Kevin’s series “SIRENS” airs on Tuesday nights at 10pm on the USA Network. For more information, and to watch online CLICK HERE!

On June 16, 2014 Michelle Ang (Theatre 2012) performed with five recent YoungArts and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts alumni at the Kennedy Center. “SIX AMERICANS” is an original theatrical performance exploring American identity and celebrating the history of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program featuring: Analisa Guiterrez (2013), Steven Lee Johnson (2009), Christian Strange (2014),
Michael Silberblatt (2010) and Devyn Tyler (2009). CLICK HERE to watch the performance.

Theatre Department Staff
1990 - Present   Phillip Rayher, Director
2002 - Present   Ellen Koivisto, Assistant Director
1982 - 1989   Lewis Campbell, Director