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Cloud County Community College

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Associate of Arts in Theatre and Speech

Why study theatre?The Cat in the Hat entertains the audience.

Theatre is not just about acting. It’s about having fun. Theatre can be about lighting design, staging, costuming, and building lifelong friendships.  Are you interested in any facet of theatre? If so, theatre at Cloud County Community College is for you.

At Cloud, the theatre community is small but active. That means you won’t need to wait a semester to perform, design costumes, or light the stage. You’ll be able to work on your theatrical passion right away.

Theatre is about building communities, learning to express yourself, and developing critical thinking skills—values all employers look for.  Just because you don’t go on to a career in the theatrical world, doesn’t mean that theatre can’t be a valuable part of your education. The skills and relationships you build in theatre will last a lifetime.  Joining the theatre department allows you to be involved and make friends. Simply put, theatre is just a lot of fun!

Scholarships are available for this activity. 


On-campus, Cloud Theatre students rehearse and practice in the Cook Theatre, but we also have access to theStudents usually perform once a year in the Brown Grand Theatre historic Brown Grand Theatre, a staple of the Concordia community. Past performances at the Brown Grande include Seussical the Musical (2016) and Nunsense the Musical (2015).


At Cloud, we believe that your theatre education doesn't stop with your own on-stage experience. We want to make sure you have exposure to Broadway-caliber performances. In 2015, students saw Guys and Dolls in Kansas City, and in 2016, we traveled to Omaha to see Phantom of the Opera.

Visiting ArtistsVisiting Artist Liz Lodato

You learn the best when you can learn from multiple people, so we make sure to bring in visiting artists. 

Liz Lodato a Philadelphia based actor with her MFA in Shakespeare and Performance (Acting) from Mary Baldwin College. Credits include Fabian in "Twelfth Night," Maria in "Loves Labour's Lost," Grisolan/Swing in "The Duchess of Malfi" (American Shakespeare Center); Dromio of Syracuse in "The Comedy of Errors" (Roving Shakespeare); Elizabeth Woodville in "The Queens," "Parolles" in All's Well That Ends Well," (MBC); Irina in "Three Sisters," Masha in "The Seagull," and Christine in "Miss Julie" (Classic Theater Group). Currently, Liz is working with Going Dark Theater playing Claire in the new work, "Smoke Break" by Bee Reed. Liz is also a professor of English and Theater at St. Peter's University.

Glenn SchudelVisiting Artist Glenn Schudel a director, dramaturg, text coach, and educator currently working in Orlando, Florida. He holds an M.Litt and an MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University. He was the co-founder of Chicago’s Plays Well With Others, and has worked with Emerging Artists Theatre (NYC), Love Creek Productions (NYC), the American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, VA), and the Asolo Repertory Theatre (Sarasota, FL). Having taught or lectured at the University of Texas-Austin, Mississippi State University, St. Lawrence College, New College of Florida, and Randolph College, he is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the students at Cloud County Community College this semester.  Glenn’s primary interests lie in the study of classical rhetoric as a tool for unlocking dramatic characters and in adapting the works of Shakespeare and other Early Modern playwrights for modern audiences.

Let’s hear from you!

Whether you want to focus your studies in Theatre or participate as an activity to enrich your education, we want to hear from you!

Stephanie Tschetter

Instructor in Theatre, Speech, and Composition | 1-800-5101 Ext. 236