Drama. Artistry. Creation. We've got it all at San Diego City College Theatre. 

Acting, designing, writing, building--whatever your passion, we have what it takes to provide you with the training and experience you need to pursue your dreams. We provide hands-on experience for actors, technicians, and writers in an active department where students learn their craft from faculty and staff who are working professionals in the industry.  It's your passion--it's ours, too.


Upcoming production in the Saville Theatre:


There is still room in our late-start classes. Check out the Spring 2022 schedule. Please be aware that you will need to be fully vaccinated in order to take any in-person classes or be a part of the spring plays. Click here for more information.

If you have questions about the drama program, from classes to shows, please contact Dr. Katie Rodda (krodda@sdccd.edu) or Dr. Kate Neff Stone (kstone@sdccd.edu). 

We look forward to seeing you IN PERSON soon!


Check out the video below to get an idea of the shows we produced in previous semesters. 


We offer beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities including:

  • 99-seat flexible Black Box Theatre with tension grid
  • 282-seat proscenium Saville Theatre with fly loft and orchestra pit
  • Scene shop with tool crib and paint cage
  • Costume/sewing room with new Bernina sewing machines
  • Craft and dye room
  • Roomy costume storage
  • Makeup room
  • Dressing rooms with lockers, bathroom facilities, and showers 

We produce four shows a year in our intimate Black Box Theatre and beautiful Saville Theatre, ranging from student-written plays to large-scale musicals. You will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professional set and lighting design faculty while using the industry's best equipment. 

The Theatre Program offers Associate of Arts degrees in Theatre and Musical Theatre, Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree, and Certificates in Technical Theatre, Special Effects (FX) Makeup, and Theatrical Glamour for Media and Performance.

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Faculty and Staff 


Duane Gardella

Katie Rodda

Kate Stone

Terry Wilson



Nathaniel Pitcher


Adjunct Faculty

Kristin Arcidiacono

Elisa Benzoni

Farrell Foreman

Matt Thompson

Carol Whaley

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to: 

  1. Effectively practice the theatre arts through involvement in the creation and presentation of public performances in theatre.
  2. Develop a structural approach to interpretation of language in dramatic text.
  3. Explain and practice basic production processes such as acting, scenic, costume, and make-up design, and technical operation related to production.
  4. Identify the historical and cultural dimension of theatre, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers.
  5. Acquire intercultural and multicultural understanding, as well as perception of the universal and timeless human conflicts presented in dramatic works.
  6. Augment the discipline, cooperation, accountability, and perseverance necessary for positive self-identification and success in life.