Theatre & Film

The Theatre discipline teaches understanding of current acting techniques and modern vocational skills to encourage student success in their artistic endeavors.

The Theatre discipline at MiraCosta College is committed to artistic enrichment and appreciation of the theatre arts for all students. The academic discipline seeks to present opportunities for students (1) to develop an appreciation for theatre; (2) to improve the knowledge and skills required to work in the theatre arts professionally and in related careers; (3) to gain awareness, as participants or audience members, of the influences of theatre in the world.

The faculty is dedicated to excellence in Theatre education that emphasizes transfer education, personal growth, professional preparatory training and community involvement. For the major, public performance is at the core of the discipline’s program.

Consequently, participation with theatre production activities is vital for all majors as is challenging scholastics and theoretical study. The mainstage production season is composed of four stylistically different plays each year. For further training, The Actor’s Academy offers a conservatory style program that focuses on classical actor training. 

The theatre facilities include a 247 seat proscenium theatre has many unique features including a vomitorium and flexible thrust stage and the Little Theatre, a small proscenium space used primarily for experimental theatre.

MiraCosta College Theatre: your stage to outstanding theatre.

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Spring 2014 Theatre Productions

Once On This Island

A Musical

Books & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Tracy Williams

"Once On This Island" is a joyful island fairy tale with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (a team best known for collaborating with Terrence McNally on their Tony Award winning musical "Ragtime"). It begins on a fictional isle in the French Antilles. One side, inhabited by ancestors of the island’s imperialist founders, lives in great wealth and prosperity—while the other side is poverty-stricken, yet retains great connections to the islands mythical and mysterious gods. Perhaps by the will of the gods, two people—one from each side of the island—meet and fall in love.

General Admission, $15; Seniors/Staff, $12; Students, $10; Preview night: All seats, $10

The Fox on the Fairway

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Eric Bishop

Following the Tony-nominated revival of "Lend Me a Tenor" on Broadway, Ken Ludwig’s new play, "The Fox on the Fairway", debuted at the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C. in 2010. A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, "The Fox on the Fairway" takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. You’ll laugh yourself silly as owners of two rival country clubs— Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel— shake hands on a sizable wager for their next tournament, only to watch it all come crashing down around them as the contest plays out amidst three love affairs, a missing diamond, ghastly golf sweaters, mistaken identities, emotional mulligans and rapid-fire chip shots!

General Admission, $15; Seniors/Staff, $12; Students, $10; Preview night: All seats, $10

Career Options

Students who complete studies in performance and technical theatre may find career choices in live theatre, film, television, and broadcasting; academic research and teaching; and other communications-related fields such as advertising and public relations.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Tracy Williams
Office: Oceanside, Building 2010
P 760.757.2121 x6448

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman
Building 4700
P 760.795.6818

Department: Theatre & Film

Faculty Secretary: Leslie Kamps
Office: Building 2000
P 760.795.6816
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

School Secretary: Lori Babbitt
Office: Building 4700
P 760.795.6844

Full-Time Faculty

Eric Bishop
Office: Oceanside, Room 2009
P 760.757.2121 x6449

Andrew Layton
Office: Oceanside, Room 2021
P 760.757.2121 x6935

Tracy Williams
Office: Oceanside, Room 2010
P 760.757.2121 x6448
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Instructional Associates

Kelly Kissinger
Office: Oceanside, Bldg. 2000
P 760.757.2121 x6450
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Bryon Andersen
Office: Oceanside, Bldg. 2000
P 760.795.6628

Associate Faculty