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.

FALL play, The importance of being earnest, opens November 7th

The College of the Siskiyous Theatre Department is producing Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Earnest is often called one of the cleverest comedies in the English language.  Set in Victorian England, the play revolves around a dapper Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, his compatriot in cavorting. In order to pursue romance, both men concoct elaborate deceptions that inevitably get them into trouble.  This farcical comedy, first produced in 1895, is riddled with Wilde’s ingenious word play that satirizes the seriousness of Victorians.

Neil Carpentier-Alting is looking forward to directing this lighthearted play, "Audiences will love it because it is just so much fun!“ This production will feature the work of two of the Department’s student designers, Peter Nile and Makala Royer for sets, lighting and costumes. Performances are November 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7 PM and 16 at 2 PM in the COS Kenneth Ford Theater. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. For more information or ticket reservations, call the COS Public Information Office at (530) 938-5373.

the spring musical will be rent!

The COS Music and Theatre Departments are excited to announce our Spring Musical will be the award winning musical, RENT. Auditions are TBA and will be sometime in December with the show opening March 20th and playing for two weekends. More details will be published soon.

From "Pennlive: "The Tony Award-winning “Rent,” is based on based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme,” and explores several social issues including, capitalism, prejudice and the spread of AIDS. The characters go through a variety of experiences, drawing their diverse backgrounds together to form an unlikely bond."



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