Thursday, January 18, 2018

Improv auditions

Hi, this came into my inbox earlier this week. I don't have any information about it, so please contact Gordon directly if you're interested.

Hello Katie Rodda,
My name is Gordon Fitzgerald, Im Director of the National Comedy Theatre College Team. I'm messaging several theatre departments in San Diego. I wanted to see if any of your students were looking for a free outlet to practice and perform improvised comedy.
We are holding AUDITIONS for our College Team on Sunday January 28th, 2017 at 2pm. I wanted to see if you knew any students who would be interested in auditioning for our theatre. Our team performs improvised shows at our theatre the first two Thursdays of every month, and practice every Sunday at 11am-1pm. We are comprised of college students through-out San Diego and was first established back in 2007.
If you want more information about our theatre check us out at

If you know anyone who might be interested in joining our team, please have them send us an email at with their full name, phone number, and put CollegeTeam Auditions as the subject line.

Thanks for your time.

-gordon edward fitzgerald

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Beginning Movement for Actors is about to be CANCELLED

Hey, guys. It's looking likely that this class will be cancelled since there are only 13 students enrolled. If you need it to graduate and you haven't enrolled yet DO IT NOW! 

It is offered at Mesa on Friday afternoons, but they also have low enrollment, so it may be cut there as well. 

If the cancellation of this class means that you won't be able to graduate, I urge you to contact Trudy Gerald, the Dean of Arts and Communication at and let her know.

Sorry--we'll keep you updated. :(

Monday, January 15, 2018

Dramatic Arts 132/33

We still need a couple more student for my night class for Elementary Acting/Intermediate Acting (T/Th 6:30-9pm). Sign up today! I work individually with each actor on a plethora of techniques and scene work. We delve into some serious and also very funny scenes as we develop our characters. Necessary for all Theatre majors! - Professor Matthew Salazar-Thompson.

Dramatic Arts 109 - Theatre and Social Issues

If you are interested in taking this course, please sign up. We still need a couple more students in order for this class to "go" in the spring. This class transfers to both UC/CSU. With today's current political and cultural climate, theatre is making positives waves. Find out how you can make a positive change in your theatrical/academica career! Class is T/Th 11:10-12:45pm.  Professor Matthew Salazar-Thompson. Any question please email:

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Attention Drama Majors!

Have you taken Introduction to Stage Movement (DRAM 165) yet? It is required for the major, and you'll need it to graduate. It's being offered MW from 11:10 - 12:35 by dance professor Terry Wilson--she's amazing, and you'll be lucky to take it with her.

Please be advised that this class is at risk of being cancelled because there aren't 18 students enrolled yet. Don't delay--add the class and tell your friends to add it too.

Even if you're not a major, the training in this class is invaluable. Don't miss out!  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year from City College Drama!

Welcome to 2018!

First up: auditions for the 3rd annual New Play Festival and The Rocky Horror Show are ONE MONTH from today. Do you have your monologue and/or song picked out? 

Second: spring semester classes. Some are already CLOSED, so if you haven't enrolled yet, please do.

Third: if you're hoping to be in Rocky, please be aware that rehearsals will be held M-Th from 3:30 - 6:30. Please make sure your classes don't conflict with rehearsals.

Fourth: is there any interest in getting coaching on your audition songs? We may be able to set up a musical workshop to help you feel more comfortable with the singing portion of your audition. You'd pay a small fee and would work with a vocal coach. If you're interested in this, please indicate on the comments below.

Fifth: have a great week and year! 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Register for Spring 2018 Classes!

SPRING 2018 Dramatic Arts Classes
DRAM 105 # · Introduction to Dramatic Arts—3 units/TRANSFERS
91542 MW             9:35 – 11:00 Emmelyn Thayer
86927 TTH            11:10-12:35            Rana Salimi
64351 ONLINE       1/29 – 3/24            Katie Rodda
80059 ONLINE       4/2 – 5/26              Teddy Eck

DRAM 107  · Study of Filmed Plays—3 units/TRANSFERS
86938 TH               12:45 – 3:55   Carol Whaley
53296 ONLINE       1/29 – 3/24            Carol Whaley
60988 ONLINE       4/2 – 5/26              Carol Whaley

DRAM 109 · Theatre and Social Issues—3 units/TRANSFERS
53195 TTH            11:10 - 12:35         Matthew Salazar-Thompson

DRAM 123 # · Beginning Stagecraft—3 units/TRANSFERS
46119 MW             12:45 – 3:15 Duane Gardella

DRAM 124 · Makeup for the Stage—3 units
86260 M                5:35 – 10:00 Andrea Singer
                                      TBA additional required hours

DRAM 126*# · Advanced Stagecraft—3 units
46122 MW             12:45 – 3:15 Duane Gardella

DRAM 129A# · Beginning Scene Painting—3 units
51597 W                4:40 – 10:00 Duane Gardella

DRAM 129B*# · Intermediate Scene Painting—3 units
51601 W                4:40 – 10:00 Duane Gardella

DRAM 132 · Beginning Acting—3 units/TRANSFERS
95289 TTH            10:05 – 12:35         Katie Rodda
86258 MW             2:20 – 4:50            Annie Hinton
02102 TTH            6:30 – 9:00            Matthew Salazar-Thompson

DRAM 133*# · Intermediate Acting—3 units/TRANSFERS
02096 TTH            10:05 – 12:35         Katie Rodda
53310 MW              2:20 – 4:50            Annie Hinton
02117 TTH            6:30 – 9:00            Matthew Salazar-Thompson

DRAM 143# · Beginning Costuming—3 units/TRANSFERS
12025 TTH            12:45 – 3:50          Elisa Benzoni

DRAM 144A# · Beginning Special Effects Stage Makeup—3 units
04383 T                 5:30 – 10:00 Andrea Singer
                   S                 9:20 – 11:00—additional required hours

DRAM 146A# · Beginning FX Practicum: Character—3 units
09130 TH               5:40 – 10:00 Andrea Singer
                   S                 11:10 – 12:10—additional required hours

DRAM 165# · Introduction to Stage Movement—3 units/TRANSFERS
12990 MW             11:10 – 12:35         Terry Wilson

# Pass/No Pass available
* Prerequisite

Two performances in the Spring!

New Play Festival (DRAM 242A-D), 3 units, TBD
March 9 – 18
Lisa Berger, Farrell Foreman, Matthew Salazar-Thompson

The Rocky Horror Show (DRAM 240A-D), 4 units, TBD
April 20 – 29
Kristin Arcidiacono, Katie Rodda

Add codes distributed at first rehearsal

Auditions: Thursday, February 1, 6 – 10 p.m.

Go to the City College Theatre BLOG for more information:


Katie Rodda,; Duane Gardella,; Andrea Singer,; Matthew Salazar-Thompson,; Carol Whaley,; Annie Hinton,; Terry Wilson,