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All program maps reflect the 2017-2018 catalog requirements

  • Transfer to Oregon State University Theater Program

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    This two-year degree prepares you to transfer to OSU and assists you in completing the lower-division credits. The Theater program at Linn-Benton Community College is dedicated to and focused on using the Arts to serve the communities in Linn and Benton counties.

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  • Black Curtain Society
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  • Why Should You Go into Theater?

    The broad range of subjects studied in theater enable the student to qualify for a wide variety of fields. Theater majors are found in the professional areas of live theatre, film, television, corporate and media training, radio, public relations, advertising, business law, teaching, and higher education. The diverse nature of theater explores expressions of human interactions and conflict. Theater students choose to concentrate in one of three areas once they have completed a common core of courses: acting, design/technical, or children's theater.

    The Theater program at Linn-Benton Community College is dedicated to and focused on using the arts to serve the communities in Linn and Benton counties. Through Touring Children’s Theater and the Annual Children’s Play, LBCC Theater provides opportunities to engage young audiences in the arts and allows LBCC students a hands-on, dynamic learning experience. LBCC Theater’s emphasis on Community Engaged and Devised Theater provides the student an opportunity to explore and experience one’s community more fully, create partnerships within the community, and produce a collaborative creation that both values the citizenry of the district and empowers the community to connect through story-telling and the arts.

    Theater study develops intellectual awareness about the human condition. It develops skills for working as a theater artist and as an individual who understands team work. Liberal studies majors will benefit from the departmental philosophy that good theater training is also excellent teacher training.

  • Career Information

    All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon.


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  • Current Season

    Our 2017-2018 season

    Russell Tripp Performance Center

    The Russle Trip's schedule for the 2017-2018 season

    For more information, email theater@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4531.

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  • Black Curtain Society

    The Black Curtain Society is the Theater Department's student organized club. Student members fundraise and participate in theater events, travel to see plays, and raise money to attend festivals. Below are just a few of the fun and exciting times that the club has experienced. For more information, become a member of the Facebook Page and get involved!

    Students participate in KC/ACTF 2015! Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival

    Students participate in KC/ACTF 2015! Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival

    LBCC Black Curtain Society and OSU Mask and Dagger Club. Annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival Retreat!

    LBCC Black Curtain Society and OSU Mask and Dagger Club. Annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival Retreat!
    The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festivals logo

    Linn-Benton Community College participates annually in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF). Through regional and national festivals, KC/ACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another's work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists. The KC/ACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.

  • Sanctuary Stage

    Sanctuary Stage is an outreach program of the Linn-Benton Community College Performing Arts Department. Our projects focus on creating original plays through Devised, Applied, and Community Engaged Playmaking platforms. We strive to promote diversity, social justice, and awareness. Our projects often focus on, but are not limited to, the stories of micro-communities found within the greater Willamette Valley Oregon.

    Find out more about Sanctuary Stage

Faculty

Dan received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double emphasis in Acting and Dramatic Literature from Cal-State San Bernardino. He then finished his Master of Fine Arts degree at Humboldt State where his focus was directing and creating original works. Dan was fortunate to be personally mentored for three years under Dr. Ron Argelander, founder of the Experimental Theater Wing of New York University.
Dan Stone
I believe that the arts and the collaborative nature of the creative process are essential to the human experience. We are creatures of our environment, biological origins and a collective experience - I believe that the arts are what give us a voice, a platform for expression of our deepest emotions, hopes and dreams. Life would be hard to live without art.
Tinamarie Ivey
J. Richard Elvin holds a BA in Drama and Theatrical Arts from Washington State University and an MFA in Design and Production from the University of Arizona. In addition to theatre, Mr. Elvin holds a license in denture technology from the state of Oregon.
Richard Elvin

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