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If you’ve ever worked on a theatrical production, you know how dynamic it can be. Working in the performing arts - whether it’s acting, design or administration - requires you to use a wide range of skills and to solve complex problems. At SVC we have a program designed to help you develop skills to advance your study in the performing arts.

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Program Options

As with our other performing and visual arts programs, the Drama program at SVC is designed primarily to help students who are interested in beginning their study here and later transferring to a four-year institution. We offer a well-rounded introduction to theatre arts, including courses in acting, stage management, theatre history, and stagecraft.

While no direct transfer degree program in Drama is offered at SVC, students can pursue the Associate in Arts AA-DTA and work with their advisor for best transfer options.

Most coursework in the Drama program is not lecture-based, but highly practical, with lab, rehearsal and performance-based classes to help you develop skills in real-world settings. Students will gain experience working in a range of production facilities, from the state-of-the-art McIntyre Hall, to the more intimate Phillip Tarro Theatre and other venues. Productions are student-based and student-driven, using resources from on campus and around the community.

SVC’s Drama program will help you step out of the shadows and into the light, where you’ll get valuable experience to prepare you for a four-year program.


Your tax deductible donation to the Drama Department will be used to fund departmental scholarships. Thank you for your support. For more information, please visit the Skagit Valley College Foundation website: Click on the “GIVE” link and the choose DRAMA FUND in the drop down menu.

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Auditions 2017 -2018

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The Skagit Valley College Drama Department


The BIG Short - One Act Play Festival

Three modern one acts

Directed by students from the SVC Drama Department

Jordan Mindt

Directing Aria de Capo, written by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Info about the play:


Elizabeth Kesterman

Presenting TBA


Efrain Villa

Presenting TBA


Men and women of all ages needed.

Performances in McIntyre Hall

Auditions in Phil Tarro Theatre - Skagit Valley College

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Beauty and the Beast

The SVC Drama Department is committed to working with our regional theatre community. This year we will be coordinating with Theatre Arts Guild (TAG) on the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast.

Auditions October 9 & 10 @ 6 pm

Get audition information, sign up for an audition slot, learn about available roles, and download the audition form here:


Did you miss our 2016/17 Shakespeare Season?

Visit the SVC Drama Department You Tube experience!


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Upcoming Performances


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The BIG short

One Act Play Festival

November 17, 18 @ 7:30 pm

Presented in McIntyre Hall

TWO Student Directed One Acts.

Aria de Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay  - Directed by Jordan Mindt

Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Directed by Elizabeth Kesterson




Beauty and the Beast

A co-production with Theatre Arts Guild

celebrating TAG's 25th Anniversary

February 23- March 10

Presented in McIntyre Hall



It Can't Happen Here!

Based on the politically profetic novel by Sinclair Lewis.

May 18 - June 2 (Three week run)

Performances in the Phil Tarro Theatre

Auditions: End of Winter Quarter


Directions to the Phil Tarro Theatre:

Campus Map:

On the Mount Vernon campus of SVC...

the Phil Tarro Theatre is located on the EAST side of Hodson Hall, next to the Gym.

Parking is available in the West Lot ("L2") off North LaVenture Road.

Park in the North End of the Lot 2 off West Campus Place, next to Reeves Hall ("R") and the NW Career & Technical Academy ("NCTA"). Walk down the Hodson Hall breezeway to the east side of the building.

The enterance to the Phil Tarro Theatre is on the East End of Hodson Hall.

A limited number of parking spaces and handicapped spaces are located North of Hodson Hall at the end of "Campus Way" off LaVenture Road. The Phil Tarro Theatre is located on the East end of Hodson Hall.


Tickets & Information

Drama courses:

Skagit Valley College Drama Department

Drama Classes:

Winter Quarter:

Acting 2

Making the body EXPRESSIVE


The Drama of War - Learning Community

Introduction to Theatre and World Civilization III

The Drama of War will focus on the historic causes and outcomes of war, while providing students with an insight into a dramatic representation of victims and soldiers stuck in the middle.


Theatre History 2 - Shakespeare to the Industrial Revolution
Fully Online Distance Education


Theatre Production: Drama 151, 152, 153

Help Construct the quarter's production for 1, 2 or 3 credits.

Build props, sets, learn scenic painting techniques or help pull and build costumes

Performances Fall and Winter quater in McIntyre Hall include:

The BIG short One Act Play Festival


Beauty and the Beast


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Department Contact

Damond Morris, PhD
Hodson Hall, H-023

Email Dr. Morris