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.

COS Fall show Is:
The Servant of two masters!

Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters 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. The show opens November 6th. More information will be posted closer to opening.

Take 10, a series of one act plays

For their 3rd annual Fall show, the COS Senior Theatre will perform an Actors Workshop production of “Take 10”. A presentation of comedy and drama in 10 One Act Plays. From the dramatic response of a survivor of Katrina, a scene from Pride and Prejudice, to the hilarity of Lucille Balls: Vega-Meata-Vitamin, and a Pair of Lunatics at a Dance, the show provides solid entertainment. Under the direction of New Frontier Theatres Bennett Gale. COS Black Box Studio Theatre. Fri, Sat, Oct 23rd & 24th @ (7 pm), Sun., Oct. 25th @ (2 pm) / Fri, Oct. 30th @ (7 pm), & Sun, Nov. 1st @ (2 pm). Tickets available at the door and at the Village Book Store in Mt. Shasta. Tickets--Donation $10.00. Limited Seating available. Advisory: Some Mature Content For information contact: DeLeon at 938-3504 or COS Public Relations Office 938-5373. e-mail:


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