• Liberal & Fine Arts

What Will I Learn?

JJC offers a practical, immersive education in theatre.

Our courses give students a broad overview of the theatre discipline. They can be transferred to a four-year university.

Students will also learn outside of the classroom. With four productions a year, there are opportunities for roles as performers, designers, and technicians.


What is Unique About Our Theatre Program?

In four-year theatre programs, lead roles or design positions are not always available to freshmen. At JJC, these opportunities and more are available to all students.

This advanced preparation helps our transfer students stand out as they continue in four-year programs. It also helps our students obtain professional opportunities earlier in their careers.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

  • Actor
  • Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Props Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Talent Manager
  • Teacher
  • Director
  • Arts Management
  • Arts Fundraiser
  • Lighting Engineer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Film Editor
  • Casting Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Playwright
  • Literary Manager
  • Producer
  • Dramaturge
  • Booking Agent
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Radio/TV announcer
  • Theatre Critic
  • Events Planner
  • Advertising Specialist

Theatre Courses

  • Courses Offered

    JJC offers the following theatre courses:

    • Theatre Appreciation (THEA 101) that is an overview of the history and job opportunities available in Theatre.
    • Acting I and II (THEA 103, Thea 203) will introduce those interested in acting skills needed for this career and the second level builds upon the foundation laid in the beginning class.
    • In Technical Theatre I and II (THEA 104 and 105), students learn the basics of stagecraft and design, and the advances class builds upon Technical Theatre.
    • Stage Makeup (THEA 110) offers both the Actor and the technician skills in character analysis, basic application techniques, and design.
    • Costumes (THEA 108) Students learn basic garment history, sewing skills and design work in order to understand the role that costumes play in a production.
    • Directing (THEA 201) offers the opportunity for students to apply how a stage director functions and coordinates all the areas of theatre study to produce a performance.
    • Play Analysis (THEA 114) This course teaches the fundamentals of play analysis for a director, actor or designer/technician.  (Offered based on student demand and faculty availability only)
    • Special Topics in Theatre (THEA 299) This is a specialized class that is offered in a variety of topics, including American Musical Theaters, Improvisation, and children’s theatre to just name a few. (Offered based on student demand and faculty availability only)
    • Theatre Practicum (THEA 106) This is credit for practical application of theatre skills in acting, backstage or front of house work. (Offered based on student demand and faculty availability only)
    • Theatre Improvisation (THEA 115) Students learn basic improv techniques such as body control, vocal flexibility, creativity, quick thinking and ensemble work.

    View Theatre Courses in Our Catalog

2022-23 Season

  • The Theory of Relativity

    The Theory of Relativity by Brian Hill & Neil Bartman


    Directed by Brian Fruits

    Music Direction: Debra Miller

    Design Coordinator: Julie Giampaolo

    Technical Director: Rachael Nuckles


    This 85-minute musical is a collection of seemingly unrelated songs, scenes, and monologues that come together to show the interconnected nature of humanity. These stories center around finding your true identity and discovering your place in the world. From falling in and out of love to allergies, the wide array of characters takes the audience on a journey through the wonders of human connection.


    The cast will consist of 13-16 actors of various genders and an additional choir.


    Auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 18th from 6-9pm and Thursday, January 19th from 6-9pm at the Mainstage Theatre (J Building, Main Campus). There are no callbacks. Please do not bring your own audition materials.

    Sign up for a 1-hour time slot.


    Everyone auditioning is expected to be early to the audition and must be prepared to stay the whole hour. The 2 audition songs will be taught as a group. After that, each auditionee will be asked to sing 1 of the song selections on their own and perform a cold reading of a monologue. The song sections and monologues do not need to be memorized.

    Audition Song Selections and Monologues


    Rehearsals begin January 23, 2023

    Opening Night is March 2, 2023

    Closing Night is March 5, 2023


    Rehearsals will run Monday-Thursday from 6-9pm with some Fridays as necessary. The week before March 2nd is mandatory tech week for all cast and crew.


    We are currently looking for a Stage Manager.


    Please email about the auditions or ways you can be involved backstage.

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