East Los Angeles College

Speech and Theatre Arts and Broadcasting Department
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Monterey Park,California 91754-6099
(323) 265-8639

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Certificate in Technical Theatre and Entertainment Technology

Certificate in Theatre in the Community

Associate in Arts for Transfer - Theatre Arts

We train our acting students to be ready for performing opportunities in professional theatre, film and TV. Students learn from and work with professional actors and directors in our Guest Artist Workshops to master production and performing skills.

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Tom Atha, Eric Augusztiny, James Buglewicz, Efrain Corona, Francois-Pierre Couture, Kathleen Cowan, Nathan Davis, Melissa Ficociello, Talin Gharibi, Jessica Hansen, Kelley Hogan, James Johnson, Michael Kasnetsis, Colin McKay, Vanessa Mizzone, Laura Quiroz, David Laird Scott, Rodney Lloyd Scott, Lisa Hashimoto Stone, Lisa Hashimoto, Natalie Wong.

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Past Student Productions

(3/20/20 - 3/29/20)
East Los Angeles College
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told
(11/22/19 - 12/8/19)
East Los Angeles College
The Crucible
(5/17/19 - 5/26/19)
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