Welcome to the Theater Arts Department.
The study of Theatre Arts/Drama requires creative technical and performance skills that benefit students in their individual relationships with others in social and artistic environments. Students selecting to major and minor in Theatre Arts/Drama frequently choose this area of study for three reasons: (1) to enter the professional fields of theatre, film, televi- sion, radio, and modeling; (2) to enter communication fields in teaching, business, industry and law; (3) to pursue personal goals or leisure activ- ity in community events.
Opportunities for careers in theatre arts/drama are found in acting, theatre lighting, costume design, set production, scenery design, scene painting, television production, theatre production management, stage management, teaching and directing
Cabrillo Theatre Festival 2013
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Cabrillo Theatre Festival, 2013
Theatre is alive and well in Santa Cruz County. With over 30 local companies producing plays on a regular basis, it’s time to celebrate them. Cabrillo TheatreArts Department is doing so by sharing their beautiful Crocker Theater facilities with some of these very excellent companies.
Cabrillo TheatreArts presents the Cabrillo Theatre Festival 2013, a festival of plays, storytelling and improvisation from the highly talented Santa Cruz theatre community in collaboration with Cabrillo students.
Nine different local theatre companies are presenting productions in repertory from April 19th through May 12th .
All performances are in Cabrillo’s Black Box Theatre and share the intimate staging of theatre-in-the-round. This staging has rarely been experienced in Santa Cruz theatres. Set designs are by Skip Epperson and Theo Boyden, costume designs by Maria Crush and lighting design by Marcel Tjioe.
Here’s what you can see in the 1st two weeks
VAN ANTWERP THEATRE COMPANY
by David Harrower
Directed by Joan Van Antwerp
Joan Van Antwerp 15 years ago Una and Ray had a damaging relationship. They haven't set eyes on each other since. Now she has found him again. As they retrace their past along the line between passion and perversion, love and abuse. Questions arise: Can a middle aged man ever be forgiven? Can a needy adolescent be held accountable? Do parents and authorities inflict more harm
FRIENDS OF GUS
ELEANORA DUSE DIES IN PITTSBURGH
by Don Nigro
Directed by Robin Aronson,
In this bawdy farce, the great Italian actress Eleanora Duse lies dying of pneumonia in Pittsburgh during her 1924 American tour. In her delirium, she’s hounded by eccentric characters from her past, who seem more intent on seduction, renewing old issues and eating her dinner than helping her pass over. Sex-obsessed playwright Gabriele D’Annunzio, archrival Sarah Bernhardt, befuddled Henrik Ibsen and love-struck Mussolini all add to the comedic chaos.
TURN OF THE SCREW
Brian Spencer, Independent Producer
by Jeffrey Hatcher,
from the story by Henry James
Directed by Brian Spencer
Do you believe in ghosts? A dazzling act of imagination, adapter Jeffrey Hatcher’s pushes Henry James’ clever story to its furthest degree. Is the governess slipping slowly into madness or are the two children she looks after haunted? This provocative tale of suspense is designed to make you leery of your own shadow.
JACK OF ALL TRADES PRODUCTIONS
Adam Stanton, Independent Producer
by Woody Allen
Directed by Adam Stanton
In this one act dark comedy, a maniacal killer is at large and Kleinman is caught between warring factions with conflicting plans on how to catch him. Kleinman’s mortal ear of his own mortality leads him on a journey to find the maniac. Too bad he’s too afraid to see what is coming right
Here’s what you can see in the 2nd two weeks May 3-12
Richard Saldavia, Artistic Director
by William Gibson
Directed by Scott Kravitz
A judge and a nun lock horns over a trespassing charge involving a munitions
plant and an anti war demonstration. One is fighting for the good of a citizen’s legal rights and one is fighting for the good of humanity as it is held in the soul. Who will prevail this time in this age old struggle of principle against principle?
SIDEREAL THEATRE COMPANY
Davis Banta, Independent Producer
A CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN’S GUIDE TO
A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE
by Robert Bastron
Directed by Davis Banta
A pair of newlywed couples in 1950’s America attempt to live up to the rigorous standards of marriage set by the omnipresent Narrator, who is “never seen but always heard”. Utilizing the format and style of a 1950’s PSA this biting comedy pits the ideals of matrimonial bliss against the reality of relationships.
Don Williams, Producer
by Kia Corthron
Directed by Karina Mendez
Breath Boom follows the life of Prix, gang member, from her teen years into
her adulthood. Her journey moves us through such social justice struggles as
self-identity, suicide, rape, AIDS and prison life. To escape the pain, Prix learns
to light up like fireworks. This show contains strong language, serious themes
and content that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Viewer discretion
ERICA LANN-CLARK AND COMPANY
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
storytelling written and performed
by Erica Lann-Clark and Olga Loya
Directed by Stephanie Golino
Believe It Or Not is a mind-opening, taboo-busting stew of unmuzzled stories people don't tell for fear of ridicule. Jewish Erica and Latina Olga team up to tell them! Their amazing, true, but unbelievable tales turn what's real inside out and shake people up for a minute, an hour or a lifetime. This uncommon storytelling show is like jazz, full of rhythm and swing, squabbles and laughs, deep listening and unbound dancing!
Um…Gee…Um Improv Troupe
Susan Boes Chopsy Gutt
Todd Phillips Suzanne Schrag
Um…Gee…Umcreates spontaneous skits, songs, stories, Shakespeare and musicals on the spot and in the moment, often inspired by audience suggestions. This popular local improv troupe has been helping Santa Cruz laugh for over 24 years now. Every show is different and anything can happen!