Theatre


  • Liberal & Fine Arts

What Will I Learn?

In addition to courses that cover every aspect of the theatre discipline, and which transfer to a four-year university, JJC students get an immersive practical theatre experience with several productions held every academic year. This is a comprehensive program for those interested in acting, directing, design and any other aspect of theatre. 

What is Unique About Our Theatre Program?

One of the most unique benefits the theatre program offers JJC students is the opportunity to act in a major role or a be a technician who designs or leads a team in the backstage areas. Typically, in four year programs, these opportunities are available to upperclassmen first, then underclassmen. JJC theatre transfer students who have acted in our productions or designed in our program then have an advantage over other students at a four year institution. This advanced preparation has led them to successful careers and numerous professional opportunities.

All JJC theatre performances are open to the public, with a subscription program also available for audience members. 

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

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Fall 2021 Plays

  • Auditions for "The Tenacity of Just Seeming"

    Auditions Open for The Tenacity of Just Seeming: Monologues for Eight Voices

    By Andy Pederson

    Audition Dates

    Location: Fine Arts Theatre, K-1000
    Please attend only one session.

    • Wednesday, Dec. 15, 3 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.
    • Thursday, Dec. 16, 5 to 7 p.m.

    8 Roles Available

    • 4 male, ages 20-50
    • 4 female, ages 20-50
       

    How to Audition

    • Each person cast will be performing an 8-10 minute monologue. To audition, you will present a 1-2 minute memorized monologue of your choosing. Please no material from movies.
    • Fill out an audition form and conflict schedule in-person, prior to auditioning, or email Tammy Perkins at tperkins@jjc.edu for the form to download, fill out, print and bring to the audition. Your completed, two-sided audition form/conflict schedule must accompany your audition.
    • Questions? Email director Tammy Perkins at tperkins@jjc.edu.
       

    Rehearsal Information

    • Rehearsals begin Jan. 24, 2022.
    • Times and days are TBD, depending upon availability of those cast. Rehearsals will generally run Monday through Friday, but could possibly involve Saturday and Sunday. Dates and times will be finalized by Dec. 30, 2021.
    • Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held in the Theatre (K-1000).
    • Tech and dress rehearsals will be all day on Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20. Rehearsals on these two days are mandatory. 
       

    Performances

    • Live performance dates are:
      • Feb. 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
      • Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.
    • All cast and crew members will be the strike crew following the Sunday afternoon performance.

     

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.
       

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