- Why Go into Theater
- Current Season
- Black Curtain Society
- Sanctuary Stage
Why Should You Go into Theater?
The broad range of subjects studied in theater enable the student to qualify for a wide variety of fields. Theater majors are found in the professional areas of live theatre, film, television, corporate and media training, radio, public relations, advertising, business law, teaching, and higher education. The diverse nature of theater explores expressions of human interactions and conflict. Theater students choose to concentrate in one of three areas once they have completed a common core of courses: acting, design/technical, or children's theater.
The Theater program at Linn-Benton Community College is dedicated to and focused on using the arts to serve the communities in Linn and Benton counties. Through Touring Children’s Theater and the Annual Children’s Play, LBCC Theater provides opportunities to engage young audiences in the arts and allows LBCC students a hands-on, dynamic learning experience. LBCC Theater’s emphasis on Community Engaged and Devised Theater provides the student an opportunity to explore and experience one’s community more fully, create partnerships within the community, and produce a collaborative creation that both values the citizenry of the district and empowers the community to connect through story-telling and the arts.
Theater study develops intellectual awareness about the human condition. It develops skills for working as a theater artist and as an individual who understands team work. Liberal studies majors will benefit from the departmental philosophy that good theater training is also excellent teacher training.
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Our 2018-2019 season
Russell Tripp Performance Center
I Got Guns
I Got Guns is an original Commedia dell’ Arte play about guns and politics in America. Commedia is a style of masked comic theater filled with physical comedy, slapstick, improv and music.
Nov. 9, 10 7:30pm
Nov. 16, 17 7:30pm
Nov. 17 Matinee 2:pm
Josefina Jordan, Junior Underwater Explorer And the Mystery of the Plastic Fish
This is an original play developed in collaboration with the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Auditions will be held during week 6 of the fall quarter.
This show is a collaboration with the LBCC music program titled "Carmina Burana." This will be a purely mask/movement piece set to the story of "Faust". Auditions will be held week 7 of the winter quarter.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (541) 917-4531.
Black Curtain Society
The Black Curtain Society is the Theater Department's student organized club. Student members fundraise and participate in theater events, travel to see plays, and raise money to attend festivals. Below are just a few of the fun and exciting times that the club has experienced. For more information, become a member of the Facebook Page and get involved!
Students participate in KC/ACTF 2015! Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival
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Linn-Benton Community College participates annually in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF). Through regional and national festivals, KC/ACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another's work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists. The KC/ACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.
Sanctuary Stage is an outreach program of the Linn-Benton Community College Performing Arts Department. Our projects focus on creating original plays through Devised, Applied, and Community Engaged Playmaking platforms. We strive to promote diversity, social justice, and awareness. Our projects often focus on, but are not limited to, the stories of micro-communities found within the greater Willamette Valley Oregon.
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