Department of Theatre and Communication Arts
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Beginning college can be an intimidating transition. I was certainly nervous about moving away from home, but the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts has provided me with a strong sense community and support. The friendships I have formed with students and the connections I have made with professors have all enhanced my college experience. The support network is incredible; they have all helped me see Whittier College as a home. Whether in the classroom, on stage, or behind the scenes, theatre promotes collaboration and teamwork. Getting to work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds and experiences has encouraged me to experience new cultural perspectives and to examine complex issues in new ways.
Notable Alumni Include: Napoleon Tavale, Jennice Ontiveros, Karen Maness, John Murdy
Faculty Info: Gil Gonzalez, Jennifer S. Holmes, Brian Alan Reed, Patti McCarthy
Texas Performing Arts Presents BEHIND THE SCENES: THE ART OF THE HOLLYWOOD BACKDROP
February 26, 2021
The vast Bass Concert Hall Stage turns gallery as Texas Performing Arts presents Behind the Scenes: The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop. Visit mid-century Hollywood without leaving Austin through an up-close view of these Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio assets from February 11 through March 21.
Nilo Cruz Named Visiting Playwright-in-Residence at UCLA
September 24, 2019
Teri Schwartz, Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), one of the world's most prominent academic institutions for entertainment and performing arts education, announced today the appointment of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz as the school's second Hearst Theater Lab Initiative Distinguished Visiting Playwright-in-Residence. Cruz will assume his role for the entirety of the 2019-20 academic year.
The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
April 09, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019.
Kennedy Center Announces American College Theater National Festival
April 03, 2018
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 9-14, 2018 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF.