Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Auditions are coming up!

AUDITIONS!
Thursday, February 2, 6 – 10 pm Saville Theatre

Prepare a one-two minute contemporary monologue and 32 bars of a song from the musical theatre canon. Bring sheet music in the correct key or digital device and output that contains your accompaniment.

Words, Words, Words: Festival of New Plays
Original scripts by City College Students
Directed by Patrice Amon, Farrell Foreman, and Matt Thompson

World premiere plays written by students from San Diego City College’s Drama Program take the stage. Committed to exercising the craft of playwriting through process and production, the festival is now in its second year. Lauded by educators and professionals in the theatrical world, be amongst the first to experience some of the most original and groundbreaking new voices of the San Diego theatre scene.

Performance dates: March 10 – 19

Chicago
By John Kander and Fred Ebb
Directed by Katie Rodda
Choreographed by Kristin Arcidiacono

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders her faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune … and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by choreographer Bob Fosse.

Performance dates: April 21 – 30
Rehearsals will be held 4 – 7 M-Th

Questions?
Chicago: Katie Rodda, krodda@sdccd.edu, 619/388-3088
Words, Words, Words: Matt Thompson, mthompso@sdccd.edu

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Spring classes!

Have you registered for classes yet? Go here to enroll for the spring semester. 

Here are some of the classes being offered in the Drama Department:

DRAM 103, Acting for the Non-Major, taught by Ashley Kobza

DRAM 105, Introduction to Dramatic Arts, online and in person, taught by Patrice Amon, Annie Hinton, and June Richards

DRAM 106, Acting for Radio/Voice-over, taught by Connie Terwilliger

DRAM 107, Study of Filmed Plays, online and in person, taught by Carol Whaley and Matt Thompson

DRAM 109, Theatre and Social Issues, taught by Matt Thompson

DRAM 119, Acting for Film &Television, taught by Katie Rodda--FULL

DRAM 123 and 126, Stagecraft, taught by Duane Gardella

DRAM 124, Makeup for the Stage, taught by Andrea Singer

DRAM 129A & 129B, Scene Painting, taught by Duane Gardella

DRAM 132, Beginning Acting, taught by Katie Rodda and June Richards

DRAM 133, Intermediate Acting, taught by Katie Rodda

DRAM 143, Beginning Costuming, taught by Elisa Benzoni

DRAM 165, Movement for the Stage, taught by Ashley Kobza

DRAM 243A, Practicum--Makeup, taught by Andrea Singer

DRAM 240A-D, Musical Theatre Repertoire: this is Chicago, directed by Katie Rodda with choreography by Kristin Arcidiacono. Admittance by add code only.

DRAM 242A-D, Rehearsal and Performance: this is the New Play Festival directed by Patrice Amon, Farrell Foreman, and Matt Thompson. Admittance by add code only.

AUDITIONS FOR THESE SHOWS IS FEBRUARY 2--STAY TUNED!

There are multiple sections of 105, 107, 124, and 132. Check the schedule to see what works with your schedule.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Spring 2017 schedule is now online!

Go to the spring schedule to see what classes are open for enrollment.

Please be aware that DRAM 165, Movement for Actors is currently not on the schedule, but it will be offered. It's taught by Professor Ashley Kobza, and it will be MW 12:45 - 2:10 in the Saville Theatre.

Also, DRAM 243A, Technical Theatre Parcticum--Costume and Makeup taught by Professor Andrea Singer is also not on the schedule, but it too will be offered in the spring. This course is a 14-week class with a TBD day/time, and it begins February 13. If you'd like more information about that class, contact the professor at asinger@sdccd.edu.

Be aware that DRAM 240 and DRAM 242 are the classes that are linked to the productions. You can't pre-enroll for them; if you are cast in Words, Words, Words (New Play Festival) or Chicago, your director will give you an add code at the first rehearsal.

Questions? Ask Katie Rodda, krodda@sdccd.edu. Enjoy the week off!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Team from Miss You Like Hell visits the Saville Theatre

On Thursday, November 3, the Saville Theatre played host to the creators and cast members of the original musical Miss You Like Hell. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes and acclaimed singer-songwriter Erin McKeown were joined by actors Cashae Monya and Olivia Oguma to talk about the development of this exciting play. Cashae and Olivia sang songs from the show.

Want to see the show for $10? Go to the Playhouse's website, select your date, and put in the code PLCSTUDENT. Don't miss it--you'll be sorry!

L-R: Olivia Oguma, Cashae Monya, Erin McKeown, Erin McKeown, and Quiara Alegria Hudes on the set of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

One more weekend of Mockingbird!

Come see this new take on a familiar story at the Saville Theatre. Remaining performances are November 4 and 5 at 8:00 p.m. and November 6 at 2:00 p.m.

For advance tickets, visit our eventbrite site. Tickets are $10-15, plus small handling fee.

Don't miss this one.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mockingbird opens on Friday!

Don't miss this one.

Tickets available online at citycollegetheatre.eventbrite.com. $15 for general admisison and $10 for students, seniors, military, and SDCCD employees.

Six performances only! 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Director's Notes


I recall reading this book in middle school.  I remember loving it.  I remember thinking “what a beautiful book” and “What incredibly poetic yet, simple words." I recall finishing the last sentence on the last page and feeling thankful that we are no longer living in such a racially biased and unjust time. “Thank God” my middle school self thought, “things like that don’t happen anymore.” 

As adult, as an artist it is sadly and abundantly clear to me now that this story is not an anecdotal look into how it once was.  That said, I couldn’t let this script remain a trite piece of  history, not with all of the stark modern day parallels.  Parallels that you do not have to search for, they are not a stretch.  When I was collaborating with the designer (Iliana Marks) of our marketing and postcards we were both in shock that every book cover, every production poster, every promotional add for this piece of literature/play was beautiful and gentle.  A little girl here, a mockingbird on a lovely little tree branch there, a tire swing swaying amidst a floral background—all of them gentle and childlike.  Yet, within this piece horrible acts occur in a town, too small-minded, and too sheltered to take a stand against said horrible acts.  Where exactly is the beauty in that?  I suppose I could’ve focused on Scout and the children’s journey as they watch these events unfold. After all, children are the future.  The children in this play were supposed to be the future. But that take on To Kill a Mockingbird has been done already.   Here we are in 2016 and unarmed, often innocent black men are still being killed (just like Tom) in the streets for traffic violations, selling cigarettes, or just walking home with some candy and soda. My focus couldn’t be on the children, it needed to be more than that.  It needed to be a call to action; not a gentle, reminder that we can always hope in tomorrow.  I’ve grown weary of “our thoughts and prayers are with…” “Our hearts go out to…”  I’ve had it with hoping and waiting.  The time is now.  Change is needed now. What you will see tonight is without a doubt, and I say this without an ounce of pretention, unlike any Mockingbird you’ve ever seen and definitely not like the one you read in high school.  We chose to focus on the past and the present butting heads using modern day music from primarily black artists; again to highlight the fact that you are not watching history.   In the play’s original form, Miss Maudie was given all of the direct addresses to the audience and moments of narration. I took those moments, deconstructed them and rewrote them for a modern “greek chorus” of black student actors. You will watch them dip in and out of the story; participating, commenting, and narrating as a modern day eye looking in. The black characters within the action of the play, all three of them, have no power.  They have no voice.  That was an issue for me in terms of making this piece relevant to a 2016 audience. Our chorus will serve as a means to make connections, ask the hard questions, and offer new insights on the play.

There is a lot of “not all” rhetoric going around that wants to refute the idea that we have injustice issues in America.  You know the story, it goes something like:  Not all men are sexist. Not all gun owners are irresponsible.  Not all Police officers are racist or operate from a place of extreme fear…etc. However, as society we should never become complacent with hate, ignorance, violence, and injustice ever.  Just because “not all” of a demographic participates in a vile deed doesn’t mean it’s not a problem. It is my dire hope that with this piece we can encourage the audience to partake in a thoughtful discourse as well as inspire self reflection and education. Stop thinking you can’t do anything. You can always do something. Talk to your children. Engage your less exposed relatives in a well informed and passionate debate. Peacefully protest. Write your congressperson.  Write a play. Vote. Educate a friend.  Whatever you do, please don’t sleep on this.  This isn’t about choosing a side; it’s about choosing love.  It’s about choosing people. 

-Ashley R. Kobza
Director

Friday, October 14, 2016

Herbert Siguenza visits City College

In September, renowned actor Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash came to visit DRAM 132/133. He was here to talk about his new play Manifest Destinits which played at the San Diego REP in September-October.

Thanks, Herbert, for stopping by!


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Good Kids is open!

Three performances down, three more to go.

Click on the link below to see the story the News Scene students put together for our show. And don't wait to buy your tickets! It's a small theatre, and we will most likely sell out for next weekend.


Good Kids story on NewsScene.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Good Kids: a note from the director

Rehearsals are underway. This is a very challenging play for a number of reasons (not the least of which is the ridiculously short rehearsal period!).

Trigger warning: Good Kids deals with the aftermath of a sexual assault.

Naomi Iizuka wrote the play in response to the events that took place at a high school in Stuebenville, OH in 2012. (Click here for more information about this case.) But the Steubenville case is by no means an isolated incident. Vanderbilt University, Stanford University. Maryville, Missouri. Baylor University. Sexual assaults happen every day in every corner of the world. And in many, many cases, the perpetrators walk, particularly if they enjoy privilege. Just Google "Brock Turner" if you don't believe me.

Good Kids explores many sides of this complicated issue. The characters are, quite honestly, good kids. Good kids who make a very, very bad decision. Chloe, the girl who is assaulted, is no angel. She is promiscuous and drinks to the point of inebriation. I feel like the purpose of this play is to start a conversation and hopefully to reveal some truths, even if they're ugly. We will be holding talk backs after every performance because we think our audiences are going to need to talk. The cast will need to talk.

As the director, I'm having many sleepless nights about this play, and I'm particularly worried about how the actors are handling this tough material. Four of the nicest young men I have ever met are playing characters who participate in an incredibly unsavory and sickening event. (Don't worry: the audience doesn't see the assault.) Three of the nicest young women I have met are playing characters who say lines that blame the victim, claiming she was "asking for it." A sweet, brave young woman plays Chloe, the girl who is assaulted. Every night I leave rehearsals with a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. After the first read-through, no one looked anyone else in the eye.

So why do we do this to ourselves? Why this play? Why now?

After our first table read, I was ready to bail. It was too hard, too close to home, too sickening. Maybe we ought to do some nice, safe Neil Simon. But Harmonie Rose, who plays Skyler, said emphatically, "We have to do this. Chloe deserves justice." We owe it to our fictional Chloe and ALL the Chloes out there who have gone through something like this. 

It doesn't matter how much you drink, how short your skirt is, how much you flirt. Sexual assault is wrong. The end. No one deserves it. We have to start the conversation. The more this issue is brought into the forefront, the more things will eventually change. I believe that. Monsters like Brock Turner should not be allowed to walk free, and eventually they won't.

I'm grateful to Alyssa from the City College Mental Health Center for attending rehearsals and providing the cast with useful resources. I am grateful to my assistant director Isaac, who sees things that I don't and helps to shape this piece and tell this story. I am sure that this show will provoke strong reactions and maybe even dredge up long-dormant memories for some audience members, and I'm sorry for that. But I still think it's the right show at the right time.

I am in awe of our cast members who are embracing this play. Bekah Church, Sarah David, Ariss Fitch, Harmonie Rose, Natalia Maggio, Stephanie Robles, Estefania de la Torre, Jessica Bravo, Camrie Blatnica, Bruno Balanzar, Cesar Magana, Julian Martinez, Daniel Sosa-Porter, and Andrew Pacheco are brave individuals and it's a privilege to go share this journey with them. (And shout out to our stage manager Mashan Tucker--you're a rockstar!)


So come see Good Kids. And stay for the talk back. It may piss you off. I hope it moves you to action. I hope it makes you angry, not hopeless.

September 30 - October 9. Tickets at citycollegetheatre.eventbrite.com. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

First rehearsal for Good Kids

Bottom row (L-R): Bekah Church, Cesar Magana, Andrew Pacheco, Julian Martinez, Daniel Sosa-Porter, Natalia Maggio, Estfania de la Torre, Bruno Balanzar. Top row (L-R): Harmonie Rose, Isaac Fowler, Mashun Tucker, Camrie Blatnica, Ariss Fitch, Stephane Robles, Sarah David, Jessica Bravo

Let's do this!

Monday, August 29, 2016

CAST LIST FOR "To Kill a Mockingbird"

A huge thank you goes out to ALL who auditioned and shared with me their art and vulnerability. Below you will find the cast list.  IF YOU ACCEPT YOUR PART YOU NEED TO CONFIRM AND EMAIL ME AT: Kobzaar7@gmail.com ASAP! We will have our first rehearsal this Wednesday at 7:00 in the Saville Theater.  At that time you will get your scripts, add codes, rehearsal schedule, and syllabus. Don't forget, once you received your add code, you will need to enroll in DRAM 242 A-C and pay your tuition for the course.  Once again, THANK YOU!

-Ashley


SCOUT:   Catalina Zelles
ATTICUS: Steve Leffler
CALPURNIA:  Veronica McFarland/Latasheanne Cockhern (in rotation)
MISS STEPHANIE:  Tina Pakan
HECK TATE: Robert Delacy
JUDGE TAYLOR: Brett Morris
MR. CUNNINGHAM: Omar Ramos
MAYELLA EWELL: Elli Conell
BOB EWELL: Zack Andrews
MR. GILMER: Moises iavome
TOM ROBINSON: Roosevelt Green
CLERK: Olha Zimareva
BOO RADLEY: Lucas Thornton

UNDERSTUDIES: Mobin Maalirad, Estefania Mendoza

The roles of REVEREND SYKES (older black man), MISS MAUDIE (older white woman), MRS. DUBOSE (older white woman), JEM (child), DILL (child), and MEMBERS OF THE BLACK CHROUS are pending.  If you know of anyone who missed auditions, but still wants to be considered for a part and would fit into the above roles/description PLEASE LET ME KNOW and give them my email. See you all on Wednesday!

Good Kids cast list

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition. Please understand that casting is a very difficult process, and there are many, many variables.

First rehearsal for Good Kids is Tuesday, August 30 in AH 418 from 4:00 - 7:00. Please pick up a copy of the script outside of Katie's office, C 106b. If possible, please read it before rehearsal. There is a check list; please sign your initials to indicate you got your script (they're in alphabetical order by your last name).

Finally, please send an email to Katie at krodda@sdccd.edu (krodda@sdccd.edu) to accept the role or to discuss any concerns.

Male Understudy            Bruno Balanzar
Female Understudy        Camrie Blatnica
Kylie                                   Jessica Bravo
Chloe                                  Bekah Church
Daphne                              Sarah David
Brianna                              Estefania de la Torre
Dierdre                               Ariss Fitch
Connor                               Cesar Magaña
Amber                                Natalia Maggio
Ty                                        Julian Martinez
Tanner                               Andrew Pacheco
Madison                            Stephane Robles
Skyler                                 Harmonie Rose
Landon                              Daniel Sosa-Porter


THANK YOU!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

To Kill A Mockingbird Callback list

Callbacks will be this Sunday, August 28th from 1-4 in the Saville Theater (same place you auditioned).  Please arrive on time, warmed up, and ready to read.  You need only be present during the ASSIGNED time below. PLEASE NOTE: Even if you were not called back, I will need people in the mob and jury scenes.  I will be in touch with you concerning those parts.  Thank you all for your wonderful work tonight!


1-1:30
Steve Leffler
Brett Morris
Bruno Balanzar
Mobin Maalirad

1:30-2
Omar Ramos
Arturo Guerra
Lucas Thornton
Moises Iavome
Robert Delacey

2-3:00
Ariss Fitch
Yasmin Ruiz
Rebekah Church
Sarah David
Stephanie Robles
Camrie Blatnica
Elli Connell
Tina Pakan

2:50-4:00
Roosevelt Green
Latasheanne Cockhren
Veronica McFarland

Naomi Harris


Good Kids callbacks

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition tonight. We saw some great energy and skill. 

Callbacks for Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka are Friday, August 26 at 6:00 in the Black Box Theatre. You will be reading from the script. It is advised that you research the show as much as you can prior to callbacks.

Callbacks:

Bruno Balanzar
Camrie Blatnica
Jessica Bravo
Rebekah Church
Sarah David
Estefania de la Torre
Ariss Fitch
Roosevelt Green
Arturo Guerra
Cesar Magana
Natalia Maggio
Julian Martinez
Veronica McFarland
Estefania Mendoza
Andrew Pacheco
Omar Ramos
Stephanie Robles
Andrea Romero
Harmonie Rose
Yasmin Ruiz
Daniel Sosa-Porter
Lucas Thornton
Olha Zimareva

If you have any questions, please email me at krodda@sdccd.edu. 

Ashley will be posting her Mockingbird callbacks later, so if you're not on this list, keep checking back.

Thank you!

--Katie Rodda

Auditions are tonight!!

6:00 - 10:00 in the Saville Theatre. Bring a 1-2 minute monologue. You won't need to stay the entire time.

Callbacks:
Good Kids: Friday, 8/26, 6 - 10 p.m.
Mockingbird: Sunday, 8/28, 1 - 4 p.m.

Good Kids has a cast of 12: 8 women and 4 men. Run dates are Sept. 30 - Oct. 9, directed by Katie Rodda. Here's a link to more information about the show: http://www.americantheatre.org/2014/10/01/naomi-iizukas-good-kids-tackles-sexual-assault-at-universities/http://www.americantheatre.org/2014/10/01/naomi-iizukas-good-kids-tackles-sexual-assault-at-universities/.

Mockingbird has a cast of 20: 12 men and 8 women. Run dates are October 28 - November 6, directed by Ashley Kobza. Here's a link to more information about the show: https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/p1563/To-Kill-a-Mockingbird-(original-version)/product_info.html.  https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/p1563/To-Kill-a-Mockingbird-(original-version)/product_info.html

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Last spring's New Play Festival


Last spring, the City College Legend Magazine wrote an article about the New Play Festival. You can read it here.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Auditions are Thursday!

Are you ready for auditions? City College is producing Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel. 

Auditions are Thursday, August 25 from 6 - 10 in the Saville Theatre. Bring a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. If you don't have one prepared, we'll give you something to read.

Keep checking this blog to learn whether you've been called back or cast.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Playwriting class still open!

From Matt Thompson

Okay... Come and join Dramatic Arts 108 - Playwriting. I am teaching this course in the Fall at San Diego City College. Starting Aug 22 we meet six times on campus and the rest of the course is online. This course feeds directly into the 2017 Spring One Act Festival at City as well, so you're play may be picked for production if you sign up!
Looking for a full class so if you haven't signed up already, then do it!
Check it out!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Beginning Acting class with Annie Hinton

There's still room left in Beginning Acting, DRAM 132, taught by Annie Hinton. Check out her imdb page: here.

This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:35 - 12:05. Don't miss out!

Makeup class--still open, but hurry!

There's still room in both sections of DRAM 124, Stage Makeup class. This class is required for the major.

The two sections are Mondays, 4:40 - 10 p.m. and Fridays, 10 - 3:10 p.m. This class is taught by Andrea Singer, makeup instructor extraordinaire. If you have questions about any of this, please contact her at asinger@sdccd.edu. Thanks.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Fall enrollment is open--have you registered yet???

Many drama classes are already full. Don't wait to register--the class you want may be full, or worse, get cancelled!

Here are some classes that still have room in them:

DRAM 107, Study of Filmed Plays, T/Th, 11:10 - 12:35, taught by Carol Whaley. This class fulfills a GE requirement.

DRAM 108, Playwriting, M/W, 9:35 - 11:00, taught by Matt Thompson. Some of the plays that came out of the last playwriting class were produced as part of the New Play Festival last spring. We'll be producing another New Play Festival in Spring 2017, so if you have an interest in writing, sign up for this class. Your play might get selected for production!

DRAM 109, Theatre and Social Issues, T/Th, 12:45 - 2:20, taught by Lisa Berger. This class fulfills a GE requirement.

DRAM 123 and 126, Beginning and Intermediate Stagecraft, M/W, 12:45 - 3:15, taught by Duane Gardella. This class transfers to SDSU, so you ought to get it out of the way at City College. Required for the major.

DRAM 124, Makeup for the Stage, F, 10 - 3:10, taught by Andrea Singer. Required for the major.

DRAM 132, Beginning Acting, M/W, 9:35 - 11, taught by Annie Hinton. (She's awesome, by the way: an Equity actor who has taught acting all over the city. You'd be lucky to learn from her.) Required for the major.

DRAM 143, Beginning Costuming, T/Th, 12:45 - 3:55. This class transfers to SDSU, so you ought to get it out of the way at City College. Required for the major.

DRAM 243A, Technical Theatre Practicum--Costume and Makeup, starts September 6, taught by Andrea Singer. This class will center around makeup effects in conjunction with Halloween and Day of the Dead.

DRAM 243C, Technical Theatre Practicum--Scenic, starts October 17, taught by Duane Gardella. This class will build the City College float for participation in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

There is limited availability in some sections of DRAM 105 (Introduction to Dramatic Arts), DRAM 107 (Study of Filmed Plays), and DRAM 109 (Theatre and Social Issues). All three of these classes fulfill a GE requirement. Check the schedule for more information.


Friday, July 22, 2016

Fall classes!

Hi everyone—I hope you’re enjoying your summer. I wanted to let you know about some cool classes we’re offering in the fall. As you may know, the administration is no longer allowing students the two-week add/drop window. If you don’t enroll early, the class you want may be GONE by the time August 22 rolls around. Don’t delay!

Here are some special classes geared toward majors:

  • ·   DRAM 108, Playwriting, MW 9:35 – 11, taught by Matt Thompson. Some of the plays that came out of the last playwriting class were produced as part of the New Play Festival last spring. We’ll be producing the New Play Festival again in March, so if you have interest in writing, sign up for this class—your play might get picked for production!

  • ·   DRAM 123, and 126, Beginning and Intermediate Stagecraft, MW, 12:45 – 3:15, taught by Duane Gardella. This class transfers to SDSU, so you ought to get it out of the way here. Required for the major.

  • ·   DRAM 124, Makeup for the Stage, F 10 – 3:10 or M 4:40 – 10, taught by Andrea Singer. Required for the major.

  • ·   DRAM 132, Beginning Acting, TTh 9:35 – 12:05, taught by Annie Hinton. (She’s awesome, by the way—an Equity actor who has taught acting all over the city.) Required for the major.

  • ·   DRAM 133, Intermediate Acting, MW 11:10 – 1:40, taught by Katie Rodda. Required for the major.

  • ·   DRAM 134, Beginning Voice for Actors, MW 12:45 – 2:10, taught by Matt Thompson. Required for the major.

  • ·   DRAM 143, Beginning Costuming, TTh 12:45 – 3:55, taught by Jeannie Galioto. This class transfers to SDSU, so you ought to get it out of the way here. Required for the major.

  • ·   DRAM 243A, Technical Theatre Practicum—Costume and Makeup, starts Sept. 6, taught by Andrea Singer. This class will center around makeup effects in conjunction with Halloween and Day of the Dead

  • ·   DRAM 243C, Technical Theatre Practicum—Scenic, starts October 17, taught by Duane Gardella. This class will build the City College float as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade.


We’re also offering sections of DRAM 105, Introduction to Dramatic Arts, DRAM 107, Study of Filmed Plays, and DRAM 109, Theatre and Social Issues. Check the schedule for information.

Get your enrollment taken care of TODAY. We don’t want these classes to be cut. And don’t forget that auditions for the fall shows are on Thursday, August 25 in the Saville Theatre. Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel.

If you have questions about any of this, email me at krodda@sdccd.edu.

Thanks,
Katie Rodda

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Meet the Faculty: Introducting Annie Hinton!

Annie Hinton will be teaching Beginning Acting at City College in the Fall. She taught for City in the past and we're delighted she's returning.

Annie is an Independent Theatre Artist with numerous teaching, acting, writing, directing and producing credits here in San Diego and elsewhere. Originally from Wyoming, she received her MFA in Acting from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program in Seattle. She has taught Acting, Playwriting, Acting for the Camera, Voice and Speech, Intro to Theatre, Dramatic Literature, Cinema as Art and Theatre History.

A Founder of the Actors Alliance of San Diego and former Artistic Director for Planned Parenthood’s images theatre, she has worked as a dialect coach for La Jolla Playhouse, Cygnet Theatre, New Village Arts, and Moonlight Theatre as well as a teaching artist for Playwright’s Project, the Old Globe Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. An exuberant Freeway-Flyer Professor of many years, she has traveled thousands of miles teaching at USD, UCSD, SDSU, Cal State San Marcos, University of Wyoming, and Mesa, City, Grossmont, and Southwestern Colleges.

As an actress, Annie has been seen regionally at Seattle Rep, Old Globe Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and New Mexico Rep. Local theatre credits include: San Diego Rep, Cygnet Theatre, Ion Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, North Coast Rep, Gaslamp Quarter Theatre, and the Avo Playhouse. Film/TV credits: Bring It On, 29th & Gay, Outta Time, The Jenni Project (Disney), Veronica Mars and many others. Her plays have won several awards: Dorland Mountain Arts Grant (Cecil Without Artie); San Diego Public Arts Grant (MotherTongues); Best of Fest, Actors Alliance Festival (O’Lanskey, Sweet Dreams For A.J.). She will be seen in Well at Diversionary Theatre next and will direct Clybourne Park for Palomar College next Spring.