Acting

Actors holding hands onstage

Theatre Department

The Theater 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.

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 Theater Designers and Technicians in a completely hands-on-environment. Whatever your age or experience, the Costume and Technical Theater program has a place for you!

Fall 2020 Auditions
  • Tuesday, September 1
  • Wednesday, September 2
  • Thursday, September 3
Spring 2021 Auditions
  • Monday, January 25
  • Tuesday, January 26
  • Wednesday, January 27
  • Thursday, January 28

You are welcome to audition for either one or both shows! Please prepare a one to two-minute monologue and if you are auditioning for the musical also include, 16 bars of music in the style of the show.

There are also tech needs for the show if you would rather be backstage than onstage. Contact Andrew Lidwell for more information.

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Rockstar

It is the day of a huge concert. A famous Rockstar is going to perform to a sold out crowd. However, this Rockstar suddenly becomes deathly ill and can’t perform. The concert cannot be canceled and the acting student has to go on and convince the audience that they are this beloved Rockstar.

This is an acting exercise in commitment, focus, using a strong “POV”, “Need”, building confidence, and most importantly, having fun and working off the audience.

Here are the Rockstars that will be performing on either Tuesday or Thursday Shows. Come to both shows to see all Rockstars!

  • Dolly Parton
  • Tyler Joseph
  • Billie Eilish
  • Devo
  • Meghan Trainer
  • Jack Black
  • Joan Jett
  • Gerard Way
  • Metallica
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Pink
  • Bon Jovi
  • Haley Williams
  • Drake
  • Ariana Grande
  • Green Day
  • Prince
  • Amy Winehouse
  • The 1975s
  • Taylor Swift
  • Queen
Last Updated 7/6/20