The TCC Theatre Department offers two exciting and vigorating, award winning programs in live theatrical performance and production. The Theatre Department typically produces 4 shows per academic year with 2 productions in the fall semester and 2 shows in the spring semester. Every other year a large musical is produced on the Main Stage with a mentoring program implemented. From the Director and Stage Manager to the Designers and Signature Symphony musicians, students will work side by side with the professionals. The Theatre Department actively participates in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, where over the past several years, the department has experienced tremendous growth and success from the experiences. Students have gone on to Oklahoma City University, Tulsa University, Webster University, Columbia University in Chicago, and many others.
Theatre Program-University Parallel
The suggested curriculum in the Theatre Program includes courses generally completed in the first two years of a four-year curriculum. Coursework covering acting, stage movement, voice and diction all lead to rehearsal and production of a theatre production. Students can also take courses that give them broad technical experience and exposure.
Stage Production Technology Program-Workforce Development
The Stage Production Technology Program (SPT) is a two-year technical theatre intensive curriculum of study. The program actively markets to and recruits individuals from local high schools to begin their training locally, as well as provide personnel already in the industry an opportunity to continue their education. This program also seeks out seasoned professionals who are looking for an exciting and rewarding new career. Towards the end of the student's second year, the student is required to apply for an internship opportunity that will allow the student exposure to "real world" challenges, issues and industry standards. Students have successfully completed internships with; Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Light Opera Oklahoma, DFest, Westport Country Playhouse. Also, students who have successfully completed this program have gone on to: University of Central Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, University of Tulsa, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, The Blue Men Group in Las Vegas, and many others. Alumni of the program also are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 354 which work in local venues such as the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, BOK Arena, Mabee Center, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Ballet and others.