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!


SCOUT:   Catalina Zelles
ATTICUS: Steve Leffler
CALPURNIA:  Veronica McFarland/Latasheanne Cockhern (in rotation)
HECK TATE: Robert Delacy
JUDGE TAYLOR: Brett Morris
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 MagaƱa
Amber                                Natalia Maggio
Ty                                        Julian Martinez
Tanner                               Andrew Pacheco
Madison                            Stephane Robles
Skyler                                 Harmonie Rose
Landon                              Daniel Sosa-Porter


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!

Steve Leffler
Brett Morris
Bruno Balanzar
Mobin Maalirad

Omar Ramos
Arturo Guerra
Lucas Thornton
Moises Iavome
Robert Delacey

Ariss Fitch
Yasmin Ruiz
Rebekah Church
Sarah David
Stephanie Robles
Camrie Blatnica
Elli Connell
Tina Pakan

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.


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.

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.