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Students perform in "As You Like It" at Chaffey College.

Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts program at Chaffey College offers an extensive repertoire of courses that explore performance techniques, elements of design, historical perspectives, and technical artistry. Students may pursue an AA-T in Theatre Arts, an AA in Theatre Performance, and a Certificate in Technical Theatre. Although many students take theatre classes as general transfer electives or to meet the Humanities requirement, the courses will also help develop the necessary skills to pursue a career as a professional actor, stage manager, stage technician, or designer.

Each year, the department produces two to four challenging and exciting productions. Diverse styles of plays and musicals are selected each season to enhance student learning. The department regularly participates in the yearly Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival where nominated theatre students may compete for scholarships and participate in world class workshops. KC-ACTF participation also provides students the opportunity to hear valuable feedback to their artistic work. Many of Chaffey College Theatre students have been recognized by Region 8 for sound design, projection design, and stage management. In addition to KC-ACTF, the department prides itself in providing additional learning and work opportunities outside of the classroom through internships and work experience at area venues.

The Chaffey College Theatre Department is an inclusive environment where you are encouraged to express yourself, explore new techniques, and find your artistic voice. Further, the department actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. No matter what path you choose to explore, the knowledgeable faculty and staff will support you along your journey.

Explore Your Programs Degree/Certificate Options

Theatre Arts AA-T Program Map

Theatre Performing Arts AA Program Map

Technical Theatre Certificate Program Map

 

Contact 

Christa Havenhill, M.F.A.
Professor
Christa.havenhill@chaffey.edu
Kelly Ford-Kaminski, M.F.A.
Professor
Kelly.ford@chaffey.edu
Sheila Malone, Ph.D.
Professor
Sheila.malone@chaffey.edu

 

Support Staff

Angelita Thomas
Performing Arts/Box Office Technician
Angelita.thomas@chaffey.edu
Carrie Smith
Costume Technician
Carrie.smith@chaffey.edu
Michael Gilland
Stage Technician
Michael.gilland@chaffey.edu
Christopher Dievendorf
Stage Technician
Christopher.dievendorf@chaffey.edu
Ryan Massar
Stage Technician
Ryan.massar@chaffey.edu

 

 

Past productions

The Chaffey College theatre department has presented a wide variety of productions from "As You Like It" to "The Wiz."  Visit our Past productions webpage for more information and images.

Some of our past performances include:

Plays

The Golden Age of Radio -Online
Anonymous -Online
Voices: Past & Present
4.48 Psychosis
Love and Information
Metamorphoses
The Miracle Worker
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
All in the Timing
The Vagina Monologues
The Laramie Project
The Children's Hour

Musicals

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!
The Fantasticks
The Full Monty
Avenue Q
Spring Awakening
Rent
Oklahoma!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Bat Boy
Hair
The Wiz
Grease
Little Shop of Horrors

Touring

Circus Olympus
Free to Be You and Me
History of the Cellphone
Tales of a Teenage Bully
Cornfield of Dreams
Everyone's Special, Everyone's Unique
The Prince Who Couldn't Talk
In Other Words
Panther Improv Players

Classics

As You Like It
Macbeth
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Taming of the Shrew
Tartuffe
Romeo and Juliet
Oedipus Rex