• Update: In Person Instruction! We are thrilled to report that we have been approved for in person instruction (safe and socially distanced!) for the majority of our classes! That means we will be back in our beautiful remodeled Burbank theatres and state-of-the-art instruction labs. The only classes that will remain on Zoom are THAR 1, THAR 2 and THAR 6.

  • Productions: Due to the fluid situation regarding the reopening of performance venues, Theatre Arts has chosen to not mount productions this fall. This has allowed us to offer more skills classes and prepare for a splashy full reopening with productions spring 2022. Fall is a great opportunity to brush up on your musical theatre techniques, take a design class (or two!), and focus on certificate and major completion. We will be mounting the Shakespeare Showcase (THAR 13.2AL/BL). The spring 2022 play and musical titles will be announced soon (rights pending).

  • THAR 25 Series: Although we are not mounting fall productions, we are still offering THAR 25 (up to 1.5 units) and THAR 25.5. The lab classes will focus on scenic construction for the spring 2022 play and musical.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FALL

Fall 2021 Class Offerings

ADDITIONAL FALL OFFERINGS

THAR 6

Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre

with Wendy Wisely

MW 10:30AM-12:00PM

An introduction to influences and trends in theatre of the United States through the study of contemporary African American, Asian American, Latinx, Native American and Arab American drama. The course will focus on script analysis, video presentations, and play productions to gain a deeper understanding of theatrical expression within each cultural heritage.

Celebrate Equity, Diversity and Inclusion! Required for the AA

THAR 19 Late start - Aug 27 - Dec 10
Introduction to Movement and Mask
with Reed Martin

F 12:00-3:00PM

Time to get moving! This fun and energetic class includes movement techniques, improvisation, mime, the use of Neutral Mask and character masks. This is a great class for actors, movers, and all theatre-makers! Reed Martin is known internationally for his work with the Reduced Shakespeare Company.

THAR 23 Late start - Aug 31 - Dec 10
Introduction to Scenic Design
with Peter Crompton

TTH 6:30-8:30PM

+1hr online

Are you a ‘maker’? Do you like to draw or render imaginary world? Build models? This is the class for you! Peter Crompton has 30 years’ experience as a professional scenic and projection designer for the theatre.

THAR 121.3

Stage Costuming: Period Corset Construction

with Coleen Scott Trivett

MW 3:00-5:00PM

+ 1hr . TBA

Practical application of methods, materials, and techniques used in constructing a period corset for personal or theatrical use, with emphasis on historical costume construction. (Students with prior sewing experience may petition to waive the prerequisite by submitting a Prerequisite Challenge form with Admissions.)

THAR 27

Properties Workshop

with Theo Bridant & Coleen Scott Trivett

M 6:00-10:00PM

Introduction to the basic materials, techniques and creative process involved in the design and construction of stage properties (commonly called props), as well as historical and conceptual aspects of properties design.

THAR 127.4

Properties Workshop: Weaponry and Specialty Items

with Theo Bridant & Coleen Scott Trivett

M 6:00-10:00PM

This course provides intermediate instruction in the skills involved in the design, coordination, and construction of stage properties (commonly called props), with a focus on theatrical weaponry and specialty props.

THAR 22.2 Cancelled
Special Effects Makeup, Wigs and Masks II
with Roxie Johnson

THAR 22.1 Cancelled
Special Effects Makeup, Wigs and Masks
with Roxie Johnson

F 12:00-4:00PM

No prerequisite! But recommended preparation THAR 22. Required for the Makeup Certificate. Elective on the Costuming Certificate. Methods, materials, and techniques realized in special effects design as it relates to theatrical makeup, including prosthetics, wig styling, and mask design and construction for stage, screen, and studio applications. (Students with prior theatrical makeup or art experience may petition to waive the prerequisite by submitting a Prerequisite Challenge form with Admissions.)

ONLINE
IN PERSON
IN PERSON

F 12:00-4:00PM

Take your makeup skills to the next level! This intermediate course includes prosthetics, wig styling, mask design and construction for stage, screen, and studio. Be the envy of your friends at Halloween too!

IN PERSON
IN PERSON
IN PERSON
IN PERSON
IN PERSON

Fall 2021 Classes
Offered every fall semester

THAR 1

World Theatre Through Time

MW 9:00-10:30AM

Journey back in time on this “tour” of great plays and amazing developments that have transformed theatre around the world. An exciting exploration of world history from a theatrical perspective.

Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Literature & History

THAR 2

Introduction to Theatre Arts

TTH 9:00-10:30AM

Through a lively mixture of lecture, play- attendance, and hands-on excercises, you’ll be introduced to the theatre as both an intriguing art form and important social forum. Learn about the many arts-including playwriting, design, directing, and acting-that make up this incredible art form.

ONLINE
ONLINE

THAR 10A

Introduction to Acting

MW 12:00-2:30PM

TTH 12:00-2:30PM

TTH 6:30-9:00PM

Have you dabbled in acting or always wanted to try? Here’s the perfect beginning class...fun, safe and filled with people just like you. NO experience necessary...really! And a great foundation for those with some experience as well.

Acting & Performing

THAR 10B

Scene Study and Characterization

TTH 2:30-5:00PM

Take your acting skills to the next level with this exciting course!  Focusing on character development and scene work, it also prepares you for next year’s advanced classes and productions. (Prerequisite: THAR 10A or challenge exam/audition; contact instructor for more info!)

THAR 13.2A/13.2B

Shakespeare Workshop: (two levels)

MW 2:30-5:00PM + two evening showcase performances on 12/10

All the world’s a stage and Shakespeare is performed all over the world! This advanced acting class introduces you the Bard through an exploration of his world, work, characters and language. The course includes six performance assignments that result in a public showcase performance. Huzzah!

THAR 13.2AL/13.2BL

Shakespeare Workshop Lab (showcase performance)

MW 2:30-5:00PM + two evening showcase performances on 12/10

IN PERSON
IN PERSON
IN PERSON
IN PERSON

THAR 21A

Intro to Costume Tech

MW 1:30-4:00PM

Whether you can sew or not, you’ll love this exciting introduction to the world of costuming (and, yep, you’ll learn how to sew, too)

Costume Design

THAR 21B

Intro to Costume Tech II

MW 1:30-4:00PM

IN PERSON
IN PERSON

THAR 20

Introduction to Stagecraft

TTH 2:30-5:00PM in person

+1 hr TBA

Ever wanted to know how theatre magic is created? Curious about how they build those great sets or achieve those cool lighting effects? Find out in this class filled with creative and practical skills used in the theatre.

Stagecraft

IN PERSON

THAR 22

Theatrical Makeup Design for Stage and Screen

TTH 12:00-2:0OPM

Ever wanted to know how makeup artists make young actors look old? Or create fake wounds so real you hurt to look at them? From glamour to gore, this is the introductory course for you!

Makeup Design

IN PERSON

THAR 29

Introduction to Theatre Management

Formerly THAR 50

Theatre Management

MW 10:30AM-12:30PM

+1 hr TBA

Are you organized? Do you like to lead? Are you fond of calendars and spreadsheets? Become a Stage Manager! We have six management positions open for our spring shows. This great class will pave the way to your exciting future.

IN PERSON

One play performed in the

Studio Theatre

&

One musical performed

on the

Burbank mainstage

Titles coming soon!

Spring 2022

Productions

THAR 25 & THAR 25.5

Production Construction

(various sections)

THAR 49

Independent Study

ONLINE ORIENTATION MEETING

8/24 5:10-6:10PM

 

TBA WKLY HRS BY ARR

TBA WKLY HRS BY ARR

Information and applications for the above Special Studies courses are available from Leslie McCauley at lmccauley@santarosa.edu. Office hours are MW 1-2pm & TTh 2-3pm. Email for an online appointment.

IN PERSON

THAR 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5: Performance Musical

(Acting, Dance, Vocal, Instrumental)

THAR 11.1: Performance Non-Musical

THAR 25.1 Costume Crew
 Stagecraft and Management Certificate Requirement. Costume and Makeup Certificate elective.

THAR 25.2 Production Running Crew
Stagecraft and Management Certificate Requirement. Costume and Makeup Certificate elective.

THAR 25.3 Production House Staff
 Stagecraft and Management Certificate Requirement. Costume and Makeup Certificate elective.

THAR 25.4 Production Makeup Crew
Stagecraft and Management Certificate Requirement. Costume and Makeup Certificate elective.

THAR 29L Theatre Management Lab

Formerly THAR 50L

Not offered this fall

All will be offered in Spring 2022!

THAR 24

Introduction to the Design Process

TTH 10:30AM-12:00PM

+ 2 hr online

An introduction to the collaborative process of theatrical design through hypothetical and/or actualized team projects in which students focus on one or more design areas (scenery, costume, lighting, sound, props, makeup and hair).  The course covers all aspects of the design process, including script analysis, research methodology, conceptualization, and communication skills, as well as careers in theatrical design.

Theatrical Design

IN PERSON

THAR 17

Musical Theatre Techniques

with Alyce Finwall & Janis Wilson

A night class!

MW 6:30-9:00PM

Hone your dance and singing skills through the study of scenes from the Broadway stage. By the end of this course, you will have your audition song ready to go, just in time for spring auditions!

NEW CLASS FOR FALL 2021

IN PERSON