Alum Faustino Cadiz Directs 'Once Upon a Mattress' in Family Affair

Monday, July 10, 2017

VALLEJO TIMES-HERALD -- Cadiz, 26, graduated from Bethel High School in Vallejo “when they had a theatre program,” he said, moving on to Solano Community College and finishing at San Francisco State University.

Though Cadiz is happy with his teaching position at Highland Elementary in Vallejo, he wasn’t ready to give up on theatre. So he created a drama club at the school.

The difference between coaching kids and coaching adults “sometimes isn’t that much,” grinned Cadiz at a recent “Mattress” rehearsal, proud that the young students “from the start to the end of the year are totally different.”

“As a director or teacher and educator, I’m just guiding them to get to the end and on to the next grade,” Cadiz said, adding that he took the Bay Area Stage assignment willingly.