ruth asawa san francisco school of the arts 
theatre department

Welcome to the Asawa SOTA Theatre Department!

Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Brown Paper Tickets and the main Asawa SOTA website by clicking the links below


ASAWA SOTA THEATRE ALUMNI please let us know
 where you are and what you are up to by signing in 
on our GUESTBOOK page!

Goodbye and Good Luck to the Asawa SOTA Theatre Class of 2015!



Congratulations to our winners: Third Place: Madeleine Hubbert (’17), Second Place: Kathryn Dragone (’18) and First Place: India Cale (’18). We’d also like to give a special congratulations to all of our contestants!

India Cale will advance to the English Speaking Union of San Francisco’s Regional Competition on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Archbishop Riordan High School. To learn more about the English Speaking Union of the United States and the National Shakespeare Competition, visit

Congratulations to Mr. Rayher on his completely sold out workshop entitled "The Use of the 10-Minute Play to Touch All (or Most) of the California Theatre CA Standards in Grades 9 – 12 (or Thank you Jon Jory!)". He received such an overwhelming response from the attendees that the organizers have asked Mr. Rayher a second workshop session! The California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) annual fall Conference "FINDING CENTER- SETTING THE NEW STANDARDS" is being held October 10-11, 2015 in Pacific Grove, and is the 70th annual gathering of dedicated, passionate Theatre Educators, K – University from around the state.


Congratulations to the FIFTEEN Asawa Theatre Department students who are this summers California Governor’s State Arts Scholars who were accepted to the 29th California State Summer School of the Arts (CSSSA) 4 week session (July 11 to August 7) in Southern California:  Matthew Avery (’16), Isis Castillo (’16), Edith Castorena (’16), Maeve Dellert (’18), Isaac Edejer (’17), Max Gunkel (’17), Isabel Hansen (18), Sara Heckadon (’17), Allene Hegberg (’17), Maximilion Itsikson (’18), Veronika Kramer (’18),  Jamie Leung (’17), Schuyler Poh (’17), Bay Tamboury (’18), Casey Valentine (’18). 


Aya Cash (Theatre ’00) was a guest star on CBS’ “THE GOOD WIFE” (Season 6, Episode 21: “Don’t Fail”) on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Aya played nervous newbie Defense Attorney Amber Audrey. Watch the episode here:…/35FDB267-E3A…/the-good-wife-don-t-fail/

Kevin Bigley (Theatre ’05) was a guest star on the Season Finale of CBS’ “THE GOOD WIFE” (Season 6, Episode 22: “Wanna Partner”) on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Kevin played Officer Chris Tannerman. 
Watch the episode here:

Theatre Department Staff
1990 - Present   Phillip Rayher, Director
1982 - 1989   Lewis Campbell, Director