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Knox Center for the Performing Arts, Contra Costa College
Corner of El Portal Drive and Castro in San Pablo
Box Office Phone Number:   (510)  215-4950 x 44950


DRAMA-220 Theatre Practice (SC UC/CSU) - 1-4 Units
This course utilizes acting, movement, voice, dance, and directing techniques in active participation in a major theatrical production.

DRAMA-106 Technical Theatre Production/Stagecraft (SC UC/CSU) - 2.5
Introduction to backstage and front of the house practices and techniques used in theatrical productions. Includes basic carpentry, electricity, sound systems and specialization. This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre).

DRAMA-110 African American Theatre (SC UC/CSU) - 3 Units
Study of the historical growth and development of Black theatre in the United States; largely based on contributions of individual Black playwrights and their subject matter. This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre).

DRAMA-101 Theatre Appreciation (SC UC/CSU) - 3 Units
This is an introductory course exploring all aspects of the theatrical experience, including components of the theatre, design and technical production, lighting and sound, costumes, and more. This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre).

DRAMA-120 Theory of Acting I (SC UC/CSU)- 4 Units
Basic principles of acting, including concentration, purpose, creation of character, stage movement, voice production. This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre).

DRAMA-230  Creating Theatre: From Process to Performance  (SC/CSU)- 2 Units
This course is an intensive for performing artists. The focus of the workshop is the development of an original theatrical or musical adaptation of a literary work. The workshop culminates in two weekends of public performances. Not repeatable.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf... 
By Ntozake Shange 

December 9-14

This groundbreaking "choreopoem" is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about
and performed by Black women. Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, For Colored Girls... offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry. 

"A triumphant event, filled with humor. Pure theatre."   - New York Daily News

"A poignant, gripping, angry and beautiful work." - Time

 The Complete History of America (abridged)
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
March 10-15
600 Years of History in 6000 Seconds…
History Will Never Be The Same!
From Washington to Watergate, yea verily from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order – The Complete History of America (abridged) is a ninety minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it’s not the length of your history that matters – it’s what you’ve done with it!
“History has never been this much fun. Or as delightfully mutilated.” Bill Brownstein – Montreal Gazette
“What the “Daily Show” might be like if it were hosted by the Marx Brothers.” Boston Herald

Smokey Joe's Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Words and Music by JERRY LEIBER and MIKE STOLLER
April 28- May 2, 2015

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE is the hottest joint in town! This Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a dazzling, song-and-dance celebration of over 40 of rock ‘n’ roll's greatest hits including "Hound Dog," “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” "On Broadway," "Kansas City," "Love Potion #9," "Fools Fall in Love” and more. 
The New York Times claims, “Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock ‘n’ roll!” The New York Daily News calls SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE “wildly infectious” and Time Magazine says, “it sails and soars!”

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