COS Theatre Department


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 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.

Register now for fall theatre classes!

This fall the Theatre Department is offering many great classes: Introduction to Theatre both online and in person, Stage Craft, Technical Theatre Lab, Stage Makeup, Fundamentals of Dance and Rehearsal and Performance for the Fall Play--see announcement below!

FALL play announced: The importance of being earnest

Auditions for the College of the Siskiyous Theatre Department’s Fall  Play, The Importance of Being Earnest are set for Tuesday, September 2nd and 3rd from 3 to 6 p.m. on the main stage of the Kenneth Ford Theatre.  There are nine roles, 4 women and 5 men and many back stage jobs. The Theatre Department encourages all actors to audition, regardless of age, ethnicity or experience level.  Those interested are asked to prepare, that is memorize and rehearse, a one to two minute comedic monologue from a play.  A sign‐up sheet for audition times is on the theatre call board in the Performing Arts Building hallway on the COS campus. For more information including character descriptions, follow this link!



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