Theatre & Film

The Theatre discipline teaches understanding of current acting techniques and modern vocational skills to encourage student success in their artistic endeavors.

The Theatre discipline at MiraCosta College is committed to artistic enrichment and appreciation of the theatre arts for all students. The academic discipline seeks to present opportunities for students (1) to develop an appreciation for theatre; (2) to improve the knowledge and skills required to work in the theatre arts professionally and in related careers; (3) to gain awareness, as participants or audience members, of the influences of theatre in the world.

The faculty is dedicated to excellence in Theatre education that emphasizes transfer education, personal growth, professional preparatory training and community involvement. For the major, public performance is at the core of the discipline’s program.

Consequently, participation with theatre production activities is vital for all majors as is challenging scholastics and theoretical study. The main stage production season is composed of four stylistically different plays each year. For further training, The Actor’s Academy offers a conservatory style program that focuses on classical actor training. 

The theatre facilities include a 247 seat proscenium theatre has many unique features including a vomitorium and flexible thrust stage and the Little Theatre, a small proscenium space used primarily for experimental theatre.

MiraCosta College Theatre: your stage to outstanding theatre.


Audition for "The Normal Heart"

Friday, February 20, 4 - 8 pm

In 1980s New York, a writer and his friends join forces to expose the truth about the emerging AIDs crisis to both the government and the gay community. (8-14 males, 1 female)

Perusal scripts and a clipboard to make an appointment will be available on the front counter in the theatre building the week of February 17th. If cast, you will be required to enroll in DRAM 271. Rehearsals begin March 23, 2015 and will be held Monday - Thursday, 5:15 - 10 pm. For more information, contact Eric Bishop at or call 760-757-2121, ext. 6449.



2014-15 Theatre Season

by Buck Henry, Terry Johnson,
Charles Webb, and Calder Wilingham
Directed by Eric Bishop
Sept 25-Oct 5, 2014

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tracy Williams
Nov 13-23, 2014

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A Musical
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Directed by Tracy Williams
March 5-15, 2015

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by Larry Kramer
Directed by Eric Bishop
April 23-May 3, 2015

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Career Options

Students who complete studies in performance and technical theatre may find career choices in live theatre, film, television, and broadcasting; academic research and teaching; and other communications-related fields such as advertising and public relations.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Tracy Williams
Office: Oceanside, Building 2010
P 760.757.2121 x6448

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman
Office: 4700
P 760.795.6818

Department: Theatre & Film

Faculty Secretary: Leslie Kamps
Office: Building 2000
P 760.795.6816
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

School Secretary: Toni Sharp
Office: Building 4700
P 760.795.6844

Full-Time Faculty

Eric Bishop
Office: Oceanside, Room 2009
P 760.757.2121 x6449

Dr. William "Billy" Gunn
Office: Oceanside, Room 4057
P 760.757.2121 x6402

Andrew Layton
Office: Oceanside, Room 2021
P 760.757.2121 x6935

Tracy Williams
Office: Oceanside, Room 2010
P 760.757.2121 x6448

Instructional Associate

Bryon Andersen
Office: Oceanside, Bldg. 2000
P 760.795.6628

Justin Kidwell
Office: Oceanside, Bldg. 2021
P 760.757-2121 x6450

Associate Faculty

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