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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.

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.

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Hot Mikado performance May 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22



Phil Tarro Theatre - Skagit Valley College

May 13-22

Directed by Damond Morris, musical direction by Diane Johnson and choreographed by Donna Carroll, Hot Mikado is a contemporary retelling of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic. The operetta, adapted into jazz, blues and gospel music, will be set in a juke joint during prohibition of the 1920s.

Performances May 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7 :30, May 22 @ 2 pm
Prohibition, flappers and juke joints are featuredin this Jazzy adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic.

Tickets: $10 general, $5 Students, Free with SVC Student I.D.

Phone: 866.624.6897 Ex. 2.


Upcoming Performances

Hot Mikado performance May 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22



Hot Mikado

a blues, gospel, jazzy

adaptation of

"The Mikado"

by Gilbert and Sullivan


Phil Tarro Theatre

May 13-22.

Tickets through McIntyre Hall box office

Directions to the Phil Tarro Theatre:

Campus Map:

On the Mount Vernon campus of SVC...

the Phil Tarro Theatre is located North of Ford Hall and West of the Gym on the East End of Hodson Hall.

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").

Hodson Hall is located next to Reeves Hall.

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

Tickets & Information

Drama courses:

Skagit Valley College Drama Department

Drama Classes:
Spring Quarter:

Introduction to Drama

Acting Shakespeare

Modern Theatre History -
Fully Online Distance Education


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Department Contact

Damond Morris, PhD
Hodson Hall, H-023

Email Dr. Morris