Situated at the crossroads of L.A.'s theater, film, and television industries, the Theater Arts department at LAVC strives to integrate high professional standards with broad educational goals and maximum student opportunity; the Theater Arts faculty and staff comprise a rare combination of dedicated educators and experienced professionals, and the department's programs mix a vibrant production schedule with a comprehensive slate of classes serving both traditional and non-traditional students and campus and community audiences.
Our season of mainstage productions afford Valley students a host of performance, technical and design opportunities ranging across the full spectrum of world drama, classical and contemporary. From musical theater that is cutting edge (AVENUE Q, SPRING AWAKENING, SPELLING BEE, URINETOWN), iconic (CABARET, ANYTHING GOES, ANNIE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) or unjustly neglected (LUCKY STIFF, STEEL PIER) to innovative productions of theater landmarks (LYSISTRATA, AS YOU LIKE IT, MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, SHAKESPEARE'S R&J) and original adaptations of classic literature (PETER AND WENDY, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ALICEn).
The Theater department's student club and one of the oldest student organizations on campus is the Valley Collegiate Players
. The VCP produces one mainstage production a year staffed and cast entirely from the ranks of club members (students and alumni).
This summer of 2014, the VCP has added a summer season to its production schedule, which we are calling SUMMER FOURPLAY
. Four short plays, directed, designed, crewed and managed by club members, will be presented the last week of July and first week of August in two separate slates. Tickets for both events are now available online via brownpapertickets. Please click on the links below for more information and to reserve your seats for this special event!Slate One of SUMMER FOURPLAY: SORRY, WRONG NUMBER
by Lucille Fletcher
directed by Matt McLaughlinBURYING MOM
by Matt Fotis
directed by Steven MontoyaClick here for Slate OneSlate Two of SUMMER FOURPLAY: JULY 7, 1994
by Donald Margulies
directed by Ben HernandezONE ELEVEN
by Jason Apodaca
directed by Kate ReinkingClick here for Slate Two