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.

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spring musical rent!

The COS Music and Theatre Departments are excited to announce our Spring Musical will be the award winning musical, RENT. The show opens March 13th and plays for two weekends. 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."

Wendy James, who directed our very popular THE PRODUCERS last Spring, will be directing. COS's new Music instructor, Ron Slabbick will be directing the music. To learn more about the production, read character descriptions, see the musical numbers or read a synopsis of RENT, follow THIS LINK. For any other information, please contact Wendy James at:


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