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Cloud County Community College

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Speech/Theatre

Emphasis Options

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. 

Facilities

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 Grand include Seussical the Musical (2016) and Nunsense the Musical (2015).

Trips

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.

Upcoming Production:  Fall 2018

The Survivor by Susan Nanus

Based on the memoirs of Jack Eisner, this drama follows a group of teenagers during WWII in the Warsaw Ghetto who form a gang to smuggle in food and supplies. These brave kids, aged 14-18 years, made a pact that if any of them survived the war, they would share their story. Join Jacek (Jack Eisner) on a journey through his childhood in this thrilling account of Jewish children maintaining hope, love and friendship, fighting for their liberation any way they can.

Be Advised: Some strong language, Recommended age range is Jr High & above

Performances

  • Friday November 16 @ 8pm
  • Saturday November 17 @ 8pm
  • Sunday November 18 @ 2pm

Admission

  • Students, Faculty/Staff, Seniors, Military $5
  • General Admission $10
 

Visiting Artists

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

Richard Briggs, Artist in Residence

Richard received his Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from CSU Bakersfield.Richard Briggs

Richard spent the better part of a decade working and acting in the Phoenix performing arts scene with Southwest Shakespeare Company, Murder Ink Productions and Space 55 where he is still a contributing company member. He then moved to LA to continue his career in theatre, film, tv and web.

Favorite theatre productions include Hamlet and The Tempest (in Repertory) with Southwest Shakespeare Company, Uncle Vanya at Space 55, Circle Mirror Transformation with Woman’s Workshop Theatre and Never Say Murder Again with Murder Ink Productions.

Richard has studied with company members from Steppenwolf Theater Company, The Second City, Shakespeare and Company and The Utah Shakespeare Festival. Richard is excited and honored to be the Artist in Residence at CCCC and is looking forward to sharing his experience with the students and community.

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!

Violette Kjeldgaard

Instructor in Theatre, Speech, and Composition

theatre@cloud.edu | 1-800-5101 Ext. 236