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 theatre 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.

The Spring Musical: urinetown

The College of the Siskiyous’ Theatre Department presents this year's Spring musical, the award winning, contemporary musical: Urinetown! This March, a one of a kind show, with a one of a kind name, Urinetown the Musical. The groundbreaking musical written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, directed by Wendy James, with musical direction by Ron Slabbinck, is not what you think at first glance. "A sidesplitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold." (MTI)

The humor, the gags, the music, the socially relevant message, Urinetown is one show that is literally for everyone and should not be missed. Drawing from the historic styles of Bertolt Brecht, and Kurt Weill, Urinetown the Musical is a story of a town that stricken with a 20-year drought, leads to the lawmakers outlawing private toilets. Everyone now uses public facilities run by the price-gouging corporation Urine Good Company. The laws, as interpreted by UGC, send those that break them to Urinetown, a mystic place that people are sent to and never heard from again. The poor, abused even more as so much of their time is taken up raising enough money to use the public amenities, are pushed to the brink when UGC raises the rates, yet again. A hero, Bobby Strong who watched his own father led off to Urinetown, leads the people to pee for free. While they take over and win the cause for the masses, they end up overusing the already marginal water resources.

COS Kenneth Ford Theatre, 800 College Avenue, Weed, California 96094:
March 11th & 12th 7:00 pm, 13th 2:00 pm, 18th & 19th 7:00 pm, 20th 2:00 pm.

Tickets are General $15, Students, Seniors, and Children under 12 $10, and Family 4 Packs $35. Please contact COS (530) 938-55236(530) 938-5236 for tickets and more information.


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


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