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.

AUDITIONS FOR OUR fall show: The Servant of two masters!

Auditions for Carlo Goldoni's, The Servant of Two Masters, Translated by Dorothy Louise are September 3rd and 4th from 3-6. Servant is one of the great classic commedia dell'arte plays of world drama. The plot of Servant revolves around the crafty servant Truffaldino and his plot to reap twice the pay, and more importantly, twice the food, by serving two unsuspecting masters rather than one.  In true Commedia fashion, young lovers are kept apart due to complications, but Truffaldino just might be able to help. "This new adaptation by Dorothy Louise captures the remarkable pace of the story in fresh dialogue that is attuned to contemporary American audiences," Samuel French. Neil Carpentier-Alting directs this masterpiece promising to meld old with new in his fresh look at this timeless story. There will be a sign up sheet on the Theatre Call board in the Performing Arts Building. Rehearsals start September 7th and the show opens November 6th. For all the details, follow this link or Contact Neil at 530.938.5206 for more information.

Student Video

View the recent student produced video about our Theatre and Music Departments HERE.


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For ticket reservations to our next production, please contact the Public Relations Office (530) 938-5373.


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