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Who We Are.

Bear State Theatre/RUSE is a multi-national, multi-disciplinary, artist collective, and alternative community performing center. We are performers, presenters, producers, promoters, art service providers, art trainers, and publishers. Bear State Theatre/RUSE is dedicated to the development of a community-based alternative performing space. We facilitate the growth of in-house performing groups; by commissioning new works; by presenting the annual RUSEFEST, and The All-City Free Shakespeare in the Park Summer Festival; by presenting and promoting individual artists and companies; by publishing Ruseletter; and developing Ruseweb.



First Ruse in 1988 on Fifth Ave in Downtown San Diego




Ruse Collaborators

In 1989, Bear State Theatre/RUSE received the first grant from the San Diego City's Commission for Art and Culture. The organization began to collaborate with local, as well as touring artists. We organized our first RUSEFEST by commissioning new pieces by two local musicians; Glenn Horiuchi and Turiya Mareya. These two performances were broadcasted live in collaboration with KSDS Jazz 88. RUSEFEST has presented major international artists such as, DNA (Germany-Holland), ROVA Saxophone Quartet (Berkeley), Dr. Jean Charles Francois (France), Arturo Cipriano (México), Isabel Tercero (Nicaragua), Une Igede (Nigeria), Vinny Golia, Bonnie Barnett(Los Angeles), Steve Buchanan (New York), Jorge Peña (México), and Elliot Levin (Philadelphia). Scores of local musicians and Performance Artists have been presented, such as Daniel Jackson, Joe Garrison, M'Chaka Uba, Bill Caballero, Jaime Valle, Dr. John Silber, Dr. Steve Schick; and Tijuana Artists, Hugo Sánchez, and Gerardo Navarro.



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What's New - Events - Special Events - Forum - NewsPress - Programs
Philosophy - Facility - Profile - How to contact us - History
Related Sites - Border Art Workshop