COS Theatre Department

COS Theatre Department's production of RENT, Spring 2015

Mission Statement: The COS Department of Theatre is dedicated to the advancement of the theatre arts, through traditional study and performance, and to the development of new theatrical ventures. We prepare students for further study and for an ever-changing profession. 

our theatre program

The Theatre Arts Department here at College of the Siskiyous offers a lower division transfer program, as well as, training in technical theatre. The biggest advantage to studying theatre here at COS?--our small department.  Because of our size, opportunities abound for students to be involved in all aspects of our productions. The COS Theatre Department produces two main stage productions per year.  Other Theatre Department offerings include student directed theatre productions and visiting artist workshops. Regardless of your aspirations, COS' Theatre Department adds experience and training which can serve students for a career in performing arts or help give them the confidence, poise, oral communication skills and ability to tap their creative imagination that will serve them for a lifetime in whatever profession they choose.

Beyond earning an Associate degree in Theatre, students can obtain excellent course transferability to universities. All at the base of majestic Mt. Shasta in Weed, California. Surrounded by mountains, forests, lakes and streams, our college lives in an environment of scenic beauty and artistic inspiration.

The Spring Musical: urinetown

The College of the Siskiyous’ Theatre and Music Departments are producing the satirical comedic musical: Urinetown. The show’s music is written by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis.  Urinetown parodies musicals such as The Threepenny Opera and Les Misérables, as well as the Broadway musical as a form. Urinetown takes place in a futuristic town where totalitarian authorities have a strict pay per use policy on toilets in order to conserve water.  According to Wikipedia, “Greg Kotis had the idea for Urinetown while traveling in Europe. As traveling student on a budget, he encountered a pay-per-use toilet, and began writing shortly thereafter.”

Wendy James, who directed our very popular production of “RENT”  last Spring, will be directing, Ron Slabbinck will be musical director.

Performance dates for Urinetown are March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 in the Kenneth Ford Theater. For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at 530-938-5373.


The College of the Siskiyous Theatre Program offers its sincerest apologies for the unauthorized use of Victor Nisovtsev’s image of his Harlequin painting in our poster design for “The Servant of Two Masters.” We thank Mr. Nisovtsev for his kind and patient consideration in handling this oversight.


For ticket reservations to our next production, please contact the Public Relations Office (530) 938-5373.


Join the College of the Siskiyous Theatre Department Group on Facebook!