Welcome to the Yuba College Theatre

The spring play is currently performing in the YC Theatre. Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Soaring, Music-rich, Female-led Science Drama

Admission is FREE, tickets available at the door.

Silent Sky Performance

Evenings: April 21-23, 28-30 at 7:30 pm

Matinees: April 24 and May 1 at 2:00 pm

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Silent Sky was a finalist for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, which recognizes plays and performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers

The performance lasts around two hours with a 15-minute intermission.

Please consider a donation to the Yuba College Theatre Foundation to help support our theatre program.

See Today’s Performance Program

 

Our courses and degrees

The Theatre Arts Department provides a safe and inclusive environment for students to explore performance, and prepare them to succeed in their academic, career, and lifelong learning goals. Course offerings include introductory and advanced classes in theatre and film, which satisfy general education and transfer requirements, and an opportunity to earn an AA degree in Theatre.

The theatre arts program is integrated around the central ideas of collaboration, individual responsibility, student-centered learning, open and respectful dialogue, and practical application of theory and skills. Work in acting technique, design, costuming, makeup, lighting, technical production, and other crafts are taught in theory and practice resulting in public performances of a variety of plays and musicals.

Stage fight practice

Corey Dickinson and Elizabeth Sutton practice their stage fight for She Kills Monsters

THEATRE ARTS
(Associate in Arts for Transfer)
Students who complete this program should be able to:
1. Effectively use language, communicate their ideas, and creatively express
themselves through the application of theatrical skills.
2. Identify theatrical challenges, production needs, and potential problems;
research, formulate, and construct creative solutions; and execute an achievable
plan using appropriate tools, theories, and techniques.
3. Select appropriate acting techniques and apply technical skills, imagination,
and script analysis toward the creation of a live or recorded performance.
4. Demonstrate the ability to work as an ensemble member of a theatre company
by meeting expectations, following safe production practices, and respecting
the opinions, feelings, and values of others.
5. Identify similarities and differences among cultures, times, and environments
expressed through dramatic texts, films, and live performances.
6. Analyze and evaluate dramatic texts and performances in terms of their
technical skills, artistic objectives, and their historical and cultural significance.

Required Core Courses (9 Units Required) Units
THART 10 Introduction to Theatre…………………………………3
THART 11A Introduction to Acting I ……………………………….3
THART 29R College Theatre or …………………………………1-3
THART 30 Technical Theatre in Production……………..3

A minimum of nine units from the list below:
THART 11B Introduction to Acting II or…………………………..3
THART 45A Stagecraft 1 or …………………………………..3
THART 45B Production and Technical Theatre ! or ….3
THART 45C Production and Technical Theatre II or….3
THART 30 Technical Theatre in Production or…3

THART 29R College Theatre….3 (if not used for core requirement. See your counselor or theatre professor for further clarification)

Total units required for degree major………………………………………. 18

Students earning an AA-T/AS-T degree must complete 60-semester units of
coursework eligible for transfer to the CSU including the CSU GE-B or IGETC
(CSU version), all courses in the major with “C” or better grades, and achieve
a minimum transferable cumulative GPA of 2.0.

 

Actors

Actors Quinn Gillan and Sam Scott in a live performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The production received special recognition for its ensemble, acting, design, direction, and overall production.

THEATRE ARTS
(Associate in Arts)
Required Courses                                                       Units
THART 10 Introduction to Theatre………………………………………. 3
THART 11A Introduction to Acting……………………………………… 3
THART 29R College Theatre………………………………………………. 3
THART 12A Advanced Studies in Acting……………………………… 3
Plus 6 units to be selected from the following………………………. 6
THART 11B, 12B, 29R, 34, 45A, 45B;
SPECH 1, 4R, MCOMM 2, 4; ENGL 2
Total units required for degree major………………………………… 18

Courses

THART 10—Introduction to Theatre  (3 units)       CSU/UC
Study of theatre and its relationship to other arts and humanities, including a survey of theatre history, a study of important plays, and current Yuba College Theatre productions. (L)

THART 11A—Introduction to Acting  (3 units)      CSU/UC
Basics of acting for the stage will be explored and developed, including voice and diction, movement, improvisational technique, characterization, and scene study. Several monologues and scenes will be developed and presented in the class.

THART 11B—Introduction to Acting  (3 units)      CSU/UC
Pantomime, stage movement, imagination, improvisation, verse study, and characterization; emphasis on more complex scenes and plays, including classic theatre. Prerequisite: THART 11A.

THART 12A—Advanced Studies in Acting  (3 units)                                      CSU/UC
Development of the skills of vocal projection, auditioning, stage movement, and character motivation; participation in one-act or full-length play at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: THART 11A or THART 29R.

THART 12B—Advanced Studies in Acting  (3 units)                                      CSU/UC
Development of the skills of vocal projection, auditioning, stage movement, and character motivation; participation in one-act or full-length play at end of the semester. Prerequisite: THART 12A.

THART 26—Musical Theatre Workshop  (3 units)     CSU
Fundamentals of musical theatre performance; singing, acting, dancing, orchestra, and technical stage work.  Students may specialize in an area of interest.  Works to be selected from various periods and styles.  Participation in Yuba College production is required.

THART 29R—College Theatre  (2 or 3 units)          CSU/UC
Fundamentals of theatrical performance in all areas of theatre (acting, directing, design, technical) culminating in a theatre production; plays will be selected from various periods and styles. (L) (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

THART 32—Film Studies: Focus on …  (3 units)                                          CSU/UC
Study of a particular director/artist, genre, or national cinema; students view and discuss full-length feature films; topics will be specified in the class schedule.

THART 33—History of Film  (3 units)                      CSU/UC
A chronological survey of the motion picture; traces the development of the art, technology, and social importance of film during the last 100 years; screenings of important and representative narrative, documentary, and experimental films from the silent to the modern era. Not open for credit to students with credit in HUMAN 33 or ENGL 33. (L)

THART 34—Introduction to Film  (3 units)             CSU/UC
Study of film as art and its influence on society, including interpretation, criticism, and technical developments; view and discuss full-length feature films. Not open for credit with credit in ENGL 34 or HUMAN 34. (L)

THART 45A—Production and Technical Theatre
(3 units)                                                       CSU/UC
Practices, terminology, and organization of contemporary theatre technology; exercises in construction and implementation of all technical aspects of production (sets, lighting, sound, costumes, properties, stage management, and makeup). Integrated with College Theatre productions.

THART 45B—Production and Technical Theatre
(3 units)                                                       CSU/UC
Practices, terminology, and organization of contemporary theatre technology; exercises in construction and implementation of all technical aspects of production (sets, lighting, sound, costumes, properties, stage management, and makeup). Integrated with College Theatre productions.

THART 45C – Production and Technical Theatre II

(3 units)      Transferable to CSU
C-ID THTR 173

This course involves the study and execution of stagecraft with
a focus on stage lighting and emphasis on equipment, control,
color and their relationship to design.