Student produced, Student performed

Temple Theaters Side Stage was founded to create a platform for producing student work. We believe in providing a training ground for students to showcase their ideas and learn more about their craft in a real life setting. Each semester, we bring together student actors, directors, writers, designers and more to put on full-scale productions. 

News & Updates

Introducing our
Spring 2022 Production

Smoke and Mirrors by Chelsea Frandsen

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"Connection is something all human beings crave. There is nothing more painful than a disconnect. Particularly with those we love. Dayton needs permission. Cal needs to let go. Naomi and Becca need to help them figure it out. And Kevin? He just wishes someone would listen."

Friday, April 1st @7:30pm
Saturday, April 2nd @7:30pm
Sunday, April 3rd @2:00pm

in Temple University's Randall Theater

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Production Team

Director: Gia Folino

Stage Manager: Abby Zurick

Producer: Cassie Licenzi

Technical Director: Cas Strubing

Set/Prop Designer: Ari Papatolis

Costume Designer: Ethan Hawkins

Lighting Designer: Quinn Bobbit

Sound Designer: Gabriella Hsu

Dramaturg: Tara Cunniffe

Assistant Director: Esther Landis

Assistant Stage Manager: Ryan Voron


Dayton: Mason Walheim

Cal: Andrew Schmid

Kevin: Eoghan O'Casey

Becca: Danni Coates

Naomi: Sarah Barainyak


Gladia Boldt & Teo Nouve