At Lewis-Clark State College, theatre brings all of the arts together in productions that entertain while reflecting the human condition. Theatre inspires both imagination and learning while developing self confidence, trust, and all of the skills necessary to learning, including retention, organization, and all forms of communication. Because the LCSC Theatre program is a member of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), LCSC students have the opportunity each year to compete at regional and national levels in every aspect of theatre whether it be playwriting, directing, dramaturgy, designing, or receiving a nomination for the Irene Ryan acting competition. Over the past several years, students and directors in the LCSC Theatre program have received numerous Meritorious Achievement Awards from KCACTF for their work in LCSC's theatre productions.
LCSC offers a Theatre minor which includes course work in acting, directing, theatre production, stage movement, and a workshop in the theatre, which focuses on developing student written work for production. The Theatre program also seeks to develop projects across curriculum with English, Communication Arts, and Social Science programs. For example a Creative Writing major wrote a 10-minute play which she later directed for the 10-minute play showcase as part of the directing class final project. A selected reading from the play These Shining Lives was included in a program of presentations for Women's History Month. The LCSC Theatre program is here to offer enhancement to every student who wants to stretch their skills through writing, directing, and performing.
We invite everyone to join us and participate by enrolling in classes and performing in, or attending our theatre productions as we explore and reveal the arts as learning tools and entertainment. We hope you will take advantage of all that we have to offer at LCSC.