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Due to Covid-19 and county restrictions, on campus Smith Center events have been canceled until further notice. The production below, Parrhesia, will be released as a pre-recorded show. It will be FREE and accessible to the general public.


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Ohlone College Fall 2020 Theatre & Dance Production

PARRHESIA 2020: A Community of Voices, Identities, and Diversity

Ohlone College students have created and developed a theatre piece using Johnny Saldaña’s Ethnotheatre approach to devise an original theatrical work. The company interviewed dozens of people in our community to better understand COVID, its implications, and the societal injustices that have come to the foreground during this time. Using these interviews, the actors have created a theatrical piece that shares the stories and perspectives of our community.

Target Release: December 11-12, 2020

This performance will be FREE & available online. The production will be pre-recorded.

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About the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts

Drawing of the Smith Center complex.Opened in 1995 on the Ohlone College campus in Fremont, California, the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts houses the G. Craig Jackson main stage theatre, the NUMMI Studio Theatre, the Louie-Meager Art Gallery, an outdoor Amphitheatre, a dance studio, television studios, and a radio station.

The Smith Center at Ohlone College supports the educational needs of the Ohlone College Fine and Performing Arts programs and serves as a cultural center for southern Alameda and northern Santa Clara counties. This state of the art facility is dedicated to providing programming that enriches and enhances the community's cultural life.

For more information, see History of the Smith Center.