West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Theatre Department

WVC Theatre


Brad Weisberg
J.P. Allen
William Clay
Elizabeth Dale
Jim Callner
Amy Zsadanyi-Yale
Dr. Carol Fischer
Bruce Des Les Dernier
Laura Lowry

Degrees & Certificates

A.A Degree

Film Studies
Stage Technology
Theatre Studies
Video/Film Production


Video/Film Production

Degree Requirements
and Course Descriptions

Department Chair:
William Clay
Division: Fine Arts
Division Chair:
Chris Cryer

Related Links

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Student Clubs

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The Theatre program at West Valley College is geared to both performers and technicians.

There are opportunities for students of all experience and skills to become involved in performance through our classes or in our two main stage and two studio productions per year.


About The Theatre Department:

Actors develop the special skills needed for a variety of performance experiences. Whether students are interested in scene study techniques, performance styles, improvisation, or they just want to gather courage to speak before a group of people , the acting classes and productions will bring them to their goals. Students can participate in small and large performance venues, as well as in classroom activities. There is a place for you on our stage!

Technicians discover the challenges of creating sets, costumes, lights, and sound in their classes or for specific productions. Using the best equipment on the market today, they are guided by experienced Theatre Designers and Technicians in a completely hands-on-environment. Whatever your age or experience, the Costume and Technical Theatre program has a place for you!

See the new video describing the Theatre Department below.



      FALL 2014:

          STUDIO THEATER- Ghost Stories by Naomi Iizuka & Lucille Fletcher

                                           Directed by Carol Fischer                                    Runs  Oct 17th-26th


          MAIN STAGE- Epic Proportions by Larry Coen & David Crane          

                                           Directed by Bruce Des Les Dernier                    Runs Nov 14th-23rd

       SPRING 2015:

          STUDIO THEATER- Almost Maine by John Cariani

                                          Co-Directed by Bruce Des Les Dernier & Carol Fischer


          MAIN STAGE- Footloose the Musical by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

                                          Directed by Amy Zsadanyi-Yale


Call for more info: (408) 741-2058 




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