Chabot College Theater Department

Chabot College Theater Department Official page of the Chabot College Theater Department Vision Be More Alive: be part of Theater Arts at Chabot College. Mission Statement/Definition Theater Arts is dedicated to serving both the students and the community at large by offering a wide range of productions that stimulate and vitalize the audience.

We are an essential component in a healthy, comprehensive college where a thriving arts area is evidence of a productive and visionary college. Theater Arts sizzles with an emphasis on play-making, the making of the whole production, from the script to the ticket sales. We have a unique program in our Emerging Work series, where student original scripts are granted fully mounted productions each term. Some of these new plays have gone on to win awards and successes beyond Chabot. There is no other college nearby that focuses on student original plays like Chabot. Studies in Theater Arts at Chabot College contribute to student success in four main areas: collaborative learning/team-building; creativity/artistry; critical thinking; and personal responsibility. The Theater program is dedicated to educating the whole student; we emphasize story-telling as a window into the ideas and reflections of the human condition, as well the craft of making good theater. Productions We produce two "mainstage" shows a year--one of these shows is a contemporary, while the other is more "classical." We often produce musicals in these "mainstage" slots. These shows have professional directors and design teams. Our parallel season is called Emerging Work, and each term we produce two, four-student original plays or projects. These shows are performed during Theater Week at the end of each term. Often these shows are student directed and designed. We often have fund-raising theatrical events throughout the year, including successive comedy nights and/or special student projects. The Enjoyment of Theater Arts We encourage participation in all areas of program by both serious theater artists and general education students. All shows and courses are open to all students of Chabot. Many theater courses satisfy general humanities requirements Professional Connections All of our adjunct faculty work in the theater profession, and many students have gained employment and/or internships as a result of a teacher/student partnership. Collaborations include Berkeley Repertory Theater, Campo Santo and Word for Word. American College Theater Festival Each production at Chabot has the opportunity to enter the American College Theater Festival, a nationwide competition for actors and production teams. Rachel LePell, lead instructor, is the Playwriting Awards Committee Vice Chair of this organization and regularly supports student playwrights around the Western Region of the US. All students have the opportunity to travel to the annual Festival, held regionally. Ashland Shakespeare Festival Annual Trip Each year students in theater courses have the opportunity to travel to this internationally recognized theater company and see shows and talk to company members. For a reasonable rate, students and faculty travel together each October. Other Future Projects We hope to expand our technical theater offerings in the future, as well as our camera/electronic media connections. Facilities All productions this term are in the Little Theater; a round thrust stage with 180 seats. We also rehearse in 1328, a rehearsal hall, a large empty room, equipped with a floor for marking scenery, a piano, chairs and other rehearsal furniture. It is located in the theater building, behind the performing areas. We also use a Callboard, in the lobby of building 1200, where we post all department notices and activities.

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Hamlet;Blood And The Brain

Hamlet;Blood And The Brain

Professor Dov Hassan from Chabot College Interviews Director Margo Hall from the Play Hamlet:Blood AndThe Brain.

Spring 2015

Spring 2015


If you will be a student at Chabot this year, have work-study and are interested in working as an assistant in the Theater Department, please contact me. We are looking to hirre. Please email me at [email protected]


This fall Joel Mullinnex will be directing the play Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam. Auditions will be the first two days of the semester, August 18th and 19th, with callbacks on the 20th and 21st. Monologues recommended, but not required.
Here is a quick blurb about the play:

Sons of the Prophet is a comedy about human suffering.
Joseph Douaihy, a once-promising runner, is now sidelined by injury. As he confronts his deteriorating health, he is also forced to face the death of his father, an ailing Uncle, and a desperate boss beset by her own tragedies.
A 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Sons of the Prophet explores the inevitability of loss and our attempts to cope with its consequences.


Everyone! I just got notice that the audition technique class (theater 8) and playwriting ( theater 16) are in danger of being cut from the schedule this fall due to low enrollment. If you are considering signing up for either of these courses or know someone else who is, please do it right away! There is a chance that at the end of this week these courses could be cut for this fall. This would be a huge blow to the department. We need your help. enroll, enroll, enroll. Thank you!

Awards Night 2014

Awards Night 2014


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Voice Over Narration: Compensation: $50 & IMDB Credit Location: San Francisco Bay Area Studentfilmsonline is looking for student actors for voice over narration. This is a 30 minute pilot for a science video about the human brain. Possible opportunity to host future videos. If you are familiar with scientific terminology or enjoy learning more about science submit your resume to “Voice Over Narration Audition,” by February 2, 2020. Apply to:
Hello! Srija Manchkanti and I are looking for actors and extras for our short film, "pictures." If you're interested, fill out the following form and we'll send you more information: - Must be based in the SF Bay Area/Alameda County - Filming will take place towards the end of our November Break and will be completed by the December holiday season
Oh, where's the visual? Emerging Work, Fall 2019-- Scripts due on July 31!!! heads up. Accepting scripts, sent as word docs or on Google Drive to [email protected] Contact info, cast size, page numbers -- all required. It's TIME TO GET TO WORK/PLAY... hooray
Hi all! I'm currently working with American Conservatory Theater in SF and there is an upcoming FREE event for those of you interested in honing in on your acting and performing skills! WHAT: Studio A.C.T. Summer Sampler WHEN: Sunday August 26, 12:00pm to 3:00pm WHERE: 30 Grant Avenue, San Francisco HOW MUCH AGAIN? *FREE!* Get a taste of what Studio A.C.T. has to offer at this FREE three-hour sampler of classes. Studio A.C.T. offers exciting, rewarding classes for adults of all backgrounds and levels of experience, from absolute beginners curious to try something new to experienced actors looking to hone specific skills. Participants in this free event will experience three introductory workshops in Acting, Clowning, and Movement/Voice. They will also have an opportunity to converse with members of the Studio A.C.T. faculty along with the Director of Studio A.C.T., Mark Jackson. *All who participate in the Summer Sampler then receive a 20% discount on any classes they elect to take in the Fall 2018 session!! Questions? Email [email protected] or call 415.439.2441 Space is limited! Reserve your spot here: