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Drama

Artistry. Creation. We've got it all at San Diego City College Theatre. 

Acting, designing, writing, building--whatever your passion, we have what it takes to provide you with the training and experience you need to pursue your dreams. We provide hands-on experience for actors, technicians, and writers in an active department where students learn their craft from faculty and staff who are working professionals in the industry.  It's your passion--it's ours, too.

Fall 2022 play:

 

Auditions for the Spring musical are December 5, and auditions for the remainder of our Spring season are on February 2.

 

To join us this fall, check out the Fall 2022 schedule. Please be aware that all students must wear masks order to attend any in-person classes or be involved with the productions. Click here for more information.

If you have questions about the drama program, from classes to shows, please contact Dr. Katie Rodda (krodda@sdccd.edu) or Dr. Kate Neff Stone (kstone@sdccd.edu). 

We look forward to seeing you IN PERSON!

Check out the video below to get an idea of the shows we have produced over the years. 

 

We offer beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities including:

  • 99-seat flexible Black Box Theatre with tension grid
  • 282-seat proscenium Saville Theatre with fly loft and orchestra pit
  • Scene shop with tool crib and paint cage
  • Costume/sewing room with new Bernina sewing machines
  • Craft and dye room
  • Roomy costume storage
  • Prop and scenery storage
  • Dressing rooms with lockers, bathroom facilities, and showers 

We produce five shows a year in our intimate Black Box Theatre and beautiful Saville Theatre, ranging from student-written plays to large-scale musicals. You will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professional design faculty while using the industry's best equipment. 

The Theatre Program offers Associate of Arts degrees in Theatre and Musical Theatre, Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree, and Certificates in Technical Theatre, Special Effects (FX) Makeup, and Theatrical Glamour for Media and Performance.

Stay in touch with us by following us on Facebook (City College Theatre) and Instagram (@citycollegetheatre).

Course Catalog Description

Click here for course description from Catalog

Faculty

Duane Gardella

Katie Rodda

Kate Neff Stone

Terry Wilson

Staff

Nathaniel Pitcher 

Adjunct Faculty

Kristin Arcidiacono

Elisa Benzoni

Richard Duenez Morrison

Carol Whaley

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to: 

  1. Effectively practice the theatre arts through involvement in the creation and presentation of public performances in theatre.
  2. Develop a structural approach to interpretation of language in dramatic text.
  3. Explain and practice basic production processes such as acting, scenic, costume, and make-up design, and technical operation related to production.
  4. Identify the historical and cultural dimension of theatre, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers.
  5. Acquire intercultural and multicultural understanding, as well as perception of the universal and timeless human conflicts presented in dramatic works.
  6. Augment the discipline, cooperation, accountability, and perseverance necessary for positive self-identification and success in life.