COS Theatre Department


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.

Spring Musical: The Producers!

The COS Theatre and Music Programs are excited to announce they are producing the comedy classic The Producers. The Producers is a musical based on the Mel Brooks’ 1968 movie of the same name with the music and lyrics also by Mel Brooks. The book is by Brooks and Thomas Meehan. It is the story of two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a sure to be Broadway flop: “Springtime for Hitler.”

Rehearsals are underway. It is a show that is testing the limits of our abilities here in the theatre department with no less than 13 sets and 150 costumes! We have an extremely strong cast of veteran actors who will be singing and dancing their hearts out. Emmy Award-winning Choreographer, Wendy James is both directing and designing the choreography for the show. This will be a show to remember.

Tickets are $12 General Admission and $5 Students and Seniors. To reserve tickets please call the Public Relations Office at 530-938-5373. If you have questions about the production, please call Theatre Program Head, Neil Carpentier-Alting at 530-938-5206.

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