Theatre at NCCC
The NCCC Theatre Department prides itself on bringing exciting theatrical works to Southeast Kansas. Theatre students at NCCC will be offered a wide variety of opportunities in and out of the classroom. Students who choose to continue to study theatre after attending NCCC will leave with a well-rounded set of skills. Smaller class sizes ensure one-on-one attention from instructors. Students are encouraged to experience all aspects of theatre: acting, directing, designing, and stage managing; a rare opportunity for freshman and sophomores.
Students who study acting at NCCC will learn the Practical Aesthetics acting technique conceived by David Mamet and William H. Macy (based on the teachings of Stanislavsky & Sanford Meisner). Students will receive the opportunity to act in a diverse mainstage season each year including classical plays, musicals, dramas, and comedies. In addition to performance training and opportunities, the theatre program places equal emphasis on theatre design and technology.
Students will receive a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning, allowing them to put what they learn into practice.
Degrees offered at NCCC are an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Sciences. Student can major in theatre with an emphasis in either technical theatre or performance. Classes taken at Neosho County Community College will transfer seamlessly to any four year university.
- Theatre Appreciation
- Fundamentals of Acting
- Advanced Acting
- Theatre Workshop
- Theatre Design
- Theatre History
- Reader’s Theatre
- Independent Study (Topics in Theatre)
Panther Players is a group of students are interested in participating in theatre or who simply enjoy attending “live” theatre. The club helps support Neosho County Community College’s theatre department and actively engages in volunteer work for the campus community and the communities of Neosho County. The club often provides social gatherings and travel opportunities to view productions at other colleges/universities as well as professional theatres throughout the region. The group meets at least once a month to discuss club business and upcoming events.
The Theatre Department has a variety of scholarships available for students who are interested in theatre. No prior theatre experience is necessary to be on a scholarship. An audition is not necessary for a theatre scholarship, simply an interview and recommendation.
There are different scholarship options covering:
- Tuition (up to 17 credit hours).
- Books for classes at NCCC.
- Out of State Book Scholarships.
- Housing Scholarships.
If you are interested in a theatre scholarship, contact Dustin Shaffer, Theatre Instructor.
Mr. Dustin Shaffer, M.F.A.
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2016-2017 NCCC THEATRE DEPARTMENT SEASON!
- Book of Days by Lanford Wilson: October 20 & 21 at 7:30p.m., October 22 at 8:00p.m., and October 23 at 2:00p.m., Sanders Auditorium – NCCC Chanute Campus
- Shakespeare’s Sonnets: December 1 at 7:30p.m., Sanders Auditorium – NCCC Chanute Campus
- Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim: April 6-8 at 7:00p.m., Chanute Memorial Auditorium
- Panther Players Improv Fest: Date TBD, Sanders Auditorium – NCCC Chanute Campus
$5.00 for General Admission (children under 10 get in free)
NCCC Students, Staff, & Faculty get in FREE!