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Why Delta Drama?
Delta Drama is home to one of the most dynamic and diverse community college theatre arts programs in California. Delta Drama students who complete the AA transfer degree will be qualified for entry-level career placement and/or advanced degree transfer in theatre performance.
A two-year actor-training program and technical theatre associate degree and certificate program.
An affordable program with many opportunities for financial aid and scholarships.
Production of four fully staged main stage productions a year in our main theatres, a summer season, and two performing workshops a year staged in the studio theatre.
A professional, highly trained, faculty staff and guest artists committed to student success and artistic growth.
A commitment to exploring inclusive values that reflect the cultural diversity of the Central Valley Community.
How We Contribute
The Delta Drama Outreach program is presented by the Arts & Communication Division of San Joaquin Delta College. The outreach program seeks to provide accessible theatre education in an interactive and creatively challenging environment to high schools in Stockton, Lodi, Modesto, Tracy, Galt, Linden, Manteca and Lathrop, among others. As part of this mission, we offer opportunities in theatre workshops, networking and production viewings.
The SJDC Drama Department offers workshops and a talkback series to bridge the gap between the page and stage following any of our performances.
Theatre Arts Courses
A rigorous, disciplined, and innovative two year curriculum in acting is complimented by integrated studies in technical theatre, theatre history, and theatre production specifically designed to augment the acting focus. Developed for the career-oriented theatre student, the acting program seeks to unlock intuitive potential for performance, and combine it with a powerful, yet flexible set of techniques and skills. Additionally, the theatre training will contribute to the student’s development of people management skills, collaboration strategies, and artistic aesthetic.
Theatre Arts Degree Requirements:
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"THE WAR OF THE WORLDS"
BY HOWARD E. KOCH
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY H.G. WELLS
AS PERFORMED BY ORSON WELLES AND THE MERCURY THEATER, 1938
This fall Delta Drama seizes the opportunity to explore a different genre, the radio play, and what a better way to begin than with perhaps the most famous of all radio plays, "The War of the Worlds". Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover will now thrill and chill audiences through a new medium. Delta Drama presents and entirely online experience as this full scale production will be broadcast across the internet as an homage to the radio plays of the past, while looking forward to the current trends in American Theatre.
To be considered for a role, actors will submit a self-tape (a recorded video of the actor performing a monologue from the play) by August 31, 2020 @ 6pm.
In order to receive a choice of monologues to perform and video submission instructions, click the "sign up to audition" button below. You will be contacted with all the info.
An audition workshop will be held via zoom on August 26, 2020 @ 6pm here: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/627914465
Log in to ask questions, get more information on the play or find out more details on the audition process!
Look forward to seeing you all there!
Delta Drama is committed to open and inclusive casting that reflects the diversity of our community. ALL are encouraged to audition.
For Information about Crew and Technical Positions please contact
Kevin Bautch, Faculty, Technical Director