Theater

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Theater

Costume & Makeup Design

Students interested in Costume and Makeup Design have the opportunity to work side by side with our professional costume and makeup designer to bring each character to life on stage...

Costume & Makeup Design

Set and Lighting Design

Students are given the opportunity to work side by side with our professional set and lighting design faculty while using the best, most modern equipment...

Set and Lighting Design

Theater Arts Department

The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Department has a rich tradition of quality work at the professional level.  Actors, Designers, Writers, Technicians – whatever your passion, we have what it takes to provide you with the training and experience you need to successfully pursue your dreams.  We believe in Learning By Doing .  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.

Why Mt. SAC Theater?

The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Department is committed to the concept of Learning by Doing , not just reading about it or listening to lectures. We provide hands-on experience for actors, technicians, and writers in an active department where students learn their craft from working professionals.

    • FOR ACTORS
      We offer numerous performance opportunities with four mainstage productions and two touring Children's Theater shows each year. We perform for an audience of over 8,000 per year, and offer approximately 85 roles for open casting.  From drama to comedy, tragedy to farce, we give actors the opportunity to develop their craft and gain valuable performance experience in a professional and supportive environment!
    •  FOR DESIGNERS AND TECHNICIANS
      We produce our shows in a state-of-the-art facility, giving serious students the opportunity to learn using the best, most modern equipment.  Whether your interest lies in Scenery, Lighting, Costume, Makeup Design, or Stage Management, we can give you the training and practical experience you need to develop your talents!
    • FOR WRITERS
      In our Playwrighting Program, student writers have the opportunity to study the process of writing for the theater with a published playwright, to create short (5 to 15 minute) plays, and to actually see them produced in fully mounted productions as part of our Evening of Short Plays!  From the page to the stage – we will nurture your talents every step of the way! 

We have what it takes to provide students with first-class training and production experience!

Our shows are produced in our state-of-the-art facility with two theaters.  Our mainstage theater, the Sophia B. Clarke Theater, is a beautiful proscenium stage that seats over 400 audience members.  The Studio Theater is a flexible black box space that brings the actors and the audience together for a more intimate theatrical experience.

Our faculty and staff members are the heart of our program.  We are professional, award-winning directors, actors, designers, and playwrights who are working in the industry.  Each of us are dedicated to sharing our talent and experience with students to train, guide and nurture them toward their professional and academic goals.

Mt. SAC Theater – We’re Making a Play For You!

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Lighting
Set & Lighting DesignWe produce our shows in a state-of-the-art facility with two theaters. Our main stage space, the Sophia B. Clarke Theater, is a beautiful proscenium stage that seats over 400 audience members. The Studio Theater is a flexible black box space that brings the actors and the audience together for a more intimate theatrical experience.  With four shows each year, students are given the opportunity to work side by side with our professional set and lighting design faculty while using the best, most modern equipment. 
Makeup
Costume & Makeup Design

With four shows each year, students interested in Costume and Makeup Design have the opportunity to work side by side with our professional costume and makeup designer to bring each character to life on stage. From classes in the Costume Shop and Makeup Room to creating costumes and makeup designs for each production, our students develop their talents and skills in a hands-on, supportive environment.

Children
Children's TheaterFor more than three decades, the Mt. SAC Theater Department has provided quality theatrical experiences to thousands of elementary school students. Our resident Children's Theater troupe, The Tarradiddle Travelers, is made up of Mt. SAC acting students who, each semester, rehearse a children's play, then go out on the road performing at area schools.

 

Our Staff

  • Alan Brooks
  • Christine Cummings
  • Matthew Burgos

 

Theatre Department

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Building 2-T127
(909) 274-4422
RStrand@mtsac.edu