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 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 Musical Oliver! opens Dec. 18th

Mt Shasta Childrens Theatre is joining together with College of the Siskiyous Theatre Department to produce the Musical, Oliver! Oliver is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Mette Kolding directs a huge cast of both children and adults--27 in all. You will recognize many well known tunes from this show including "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," "Consider Yourself," and "Where is Love?" Wendy James is the choreographer. Show opens December 18th at 7PM playing in the COS Kenneth Ford Theatre. Oliver plays one weekend only. Additional performances December 19th at 7PM and 20th at 3PM. Tickets $15 general and $12 students, senior and children under 12. There is also a "Family Four Pack" deal of $35. Get tickets through the COS Public Relations Office at 530-928-5373.


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.



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