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

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.