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, television, radio, and modeling; (2) to enter communication fields in teaching, business, industry and law; (3) to pursue personal goals or leisure activity 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.


AUDITIONS for the Spring 2021 show

Cabrillo College Theatre Arts is happy to announce AUDITIONS for the Spring 2021 show

ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani, directed by Robin Aronson.

ALMOST, MAINE is a play made up of nine short plays. They take place one cold winter night, under the Northern Lights, in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. The characters are couples, friends and strangers who come together and encounter the shifting boundaries within their relationships. The plays are about the push and pull of love, the unexpected discoveries people make about themselves and others, and the moments of magic that come out of nowhere and change everything.

All students and actors are welcome and encouraged to audition!  Inclusive and cross-gender casting.  There are 18 great roles and a fantastic play to put on,

so come on down!

AUDITIONS in ZOOM: 1st week of Spring Semester.  Tuesday, January 26 or Wednesday, January 27.  7:00-9:00PM


Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16699006833,94581399729#  or +13462487799,94581399729# Please bring a 90-second monologue to perform. Choose a piece where you can just be yourself as the character. For questions about monologues and how to audition, write to

If you are unable to attend either audition, you can upload your monologue via iPhone and email it to, by 6:00pm, Tues.1/26 or Wed 1/27.


Please fill out and submit the form before you audition on Tuesday or Wednesday, by 6:30pm. CALLBACKS in Zoom: Thursday, January 28, 7:00pm.  If you are selected for a callback, you’ll be notified by email by Thursday morning. We’ll read from the script.

.pdf of the script.

REHEARSALS are most Monday-Thursdays, 7:00-9:30pm, in Zoom and including once a week in the Black Box Theater, beginning a few weeks into the term.  Before and during tech week, actors may be called on a weekend or Friday pm. Strict safety protocols will be in place.  Rehearsals in the Black Box will have only 2-3 actors at a time, to ensure our safety.  The play itself works great for our purposes, with eight 2-person scenes and one 3-person scene.

PERFORMANCES: the show will be recorded in the Black Box (one short play at a time) and streamed online at a later date in the term.

THE CLASS:  TA 29 & TA 529, Rehearsal and Performance, and TA 27 & TA 527, Theatre Production Workshop.

Actors cast in the show must enroll in both classes. Once cast, enroll for your choice of 1, 2 or 3 credits.  TA 529 and 527 are non-credit options.

From Cabrillo catalogue: This section is a HYBRID ONLINE course. TA 29 and TA 529 meet online via ZOOM at scheduled class meetings (~54 total hours) plus 18 hours of on-campus time over the course of the semester.  The classes are on Canvas for course related things like the syllabus.

Robin Aronson, director:  roaronso@cabrillo.eduSkip Epperson, head of the theatre department and TA 27 instructor: wmeppers@cabrillo.eduAngela Lopes, Stage Manager: or 831-539-6448