Our theatre program allows you to explore other worlds, eras, communities, and characters while helping you broaden your horizons and think outside the box.
Throughout the year, you’ll have many opportunities to perform in our beautiful main Theatre, the Ragozzino Performance Hall. Down the hall, our Blue Door Theatre provides an intimate performance space for students to explore theatre and dance performances. These performance spaces also give student designers and technicians the opportunities to work with state of the art equipment in professional-level spaces! Check out technical information and take a look at the view from on stage with our 360 panorama. And then link to the performance hall page, where the image is at top.
What you’ll learn
If you dream of working in the professional theatre, acting in front of the camera, working behind the scenes, and developing the confidence and “soft skills” that employers find so attractive, Lane’s Theatre program is for you. We offer a wide range of classes and production opportunities that will help you discover, hone, and develop your skills and prepare you for the next step.
Transfer Interest Area
No matter what your career goals may be, studying theatre can help lay the foundation, giving you the confidence and communication skills to stand out in any room. Though our wide range of classes and production opportunities you’ll discover, hone, and develop your skills to prepare you to transfer to a four-year school. Coursers can also fulfill the “arts and letters” course requirements for many Lane degree programs.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- Learn the art and business of contemporary theatre
- Learn realistic and stylized acting methods and audition techniques
- Developing your voice for stage and camera
- Learn scene analysis, improv, and character analysis
- Learn stagecraft, set design, lighting, sound, stage management and crew work
- Learn stage makeup and costume design/construction techniques
- Analyze scripts and read plays from the classics to contemporaries
Theatre transfer students are highly desirable at four-year schools. Our transfer agreement with the University of Oregon ensures an easy transition and our membership in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival allows you to get to know other students and faculty from other programs before you decide what your next step will be. Our students frequently transfer to conservatories across the country or embark on other professions while applying their training to their active lives as theatre practitioners in non-professional performance opportunities.
Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer