Welcome to Panola College Theatre!
“All the world’s a stage…” William Shakespeare
Actors, Designers, Technicians – whatever your passion, we have what it takes to provide you with the training and experience you need to successfully pursue your dreams.
We believe in Learning By Doing, providing hands-on experience for actors, technicians, and designers in an active department where students learn their craft from participation in productions as well as in intensive, intimate classroom environments.
Courses Offered Fall Semester:
Drama 1310: Introduction to Theatre:
A general survey of theater including exploration of dramatic literature, theory, and criticism; production arts, skills, and crafts; and theater history from 500 BC to the present. Course requires good reading and writing skills. Attendance at plays and Technical Lab hours required. DRAM 1310, is part of the CORE Curriculum Requirements for General Education and other degree programs.*
Drama 1330: Stagecraft I
Basic skills and techniques of theatrical mounting. Materials and principles of scene constructionand painting, properties, and stage lighting. Participation on technical crews required. *
Drama 1351/1352: Acting I – II
Basic skills and techniques of acting, including increased sensory awareness, ensemble and solo performing, character analysis, and script analysis. Development of stage presence and characterizations through improvisations and scenes. *
Drama 1220, 1221, 2220, 2221 Practicum I-IV
Laboratory course in phases of theater. Students assigned areas compatible with experience and/or interest.*
*Required for all theatre scholarship students –pending student’s schedule not all courses need be taken in one semester with the exception of practicum.
“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult..."Bertolt Brecht