Play a part in the creation of the most memorable stories in the arts. Become an actor and build a direct and lively relationship with the audience through live performance, or work behind the scenes as a producer, director, or designer. Studies in Drama emphasize key transferable skills such as leadership, collaboration, and self-expression that strengthen job prospects in many other fields.

At SPSCC you will have opportunities to work onstage and behind the scenes that may not be available at larger schools. We perform dramatic works each quarter that bring in students and community members as actors and stage crew, presenting a unique opportunity to hone analytical skills, practice creative collaboration, and make a positive impact on the community through the arts.

What’s Different at SPSCC?

Perform for the community. Each year, our theatre program puts on a variety of plays in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. Hosting both a Black Box Theater and Main Stage, you can play a part in several productions, be they traditional classics or edgier plays and musicals, all with spaces and equipment that represent current industry standards.

Meet distinguished artists. Our Artist & Lecture Series brings scholars, outspoken activists, and passionate artists to speak and perform on campus each year.

Theatre Program events & info

See the SPSCC Arts & Entertainment Calendar and the SPSCC Theatre Collective Facebook page for more information.

2019-20 Theatre Productions:

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Nov. 14-16, 21-23 at 7:30 p.m and Nov. 17 & 24 at 2 p.m.
  • This Random World: Feb. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 2 p.m.
  • Spring Awakening: May 15-16, 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. and May 17 & 24 at 2 p.m.

Ambitious, Visceral Theatre

From re-imagined classics to cutting edge new plays and musicals, the SPSCC Theatre Program brings daring, enchanting, provocative performances to the beautiful Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Main Stage and intimate Black Box Theatre. Each quarter’s production engages students, community artists and audiences in the excitement of the live theatrical experience.

Career and employment prospects

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Degrees & Certificates

Non-credit Courses

Department/Division Contact

Humanities and Communication
Lauren Love