• Theatre 

    Developing the new generation of Theatrical Artist by empowering them through opportunities to discover and begin the journey in mastering their Artistry.

    • I need to check my LAGCC provided email at least once a day for notices about class work, rehearsal updates, and additional opportunities.
    • I need to be ready to work at the given start time. It is up to me to arrive early so that I am in proper attire, warmed up and ready to go when that start time comes. I understand that walking in at the start time is not appropriate and that being repeatedly late or absent or having a poor attitude will result in disciplinary measures from the department.
    • If I am running late, I need to contact my stage manager or the person in charge as soon as I know I am going to be late with my best estimation of my arrival.
    • I am expected to work outside of class/rehearsal to be prepared for that class/ rehearsal.
    • If I am unprepared, I am taking away from the work and experience of my fellow students.
    • When I am in the rehearsal room, I am focused on the work at hand and everything else gets set aside – cell phones are not used except on breaks; personal matters are left at the door as much as possible; etc.
    • Coming to class/rehearsal intoxicated or under the influence of any narcotic jeopardizes my place in that class/production and as a theatre major in general.

    The Theatre Program, offered through the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree and provides students with skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a wide spectrum of careers in the theatre.


    Students develop performance-based skills through a combination of classroom training and theatre experience. Participation in productions — classic and modern plays, musicals, developmental readings, and student productions — will be a part of every students’ program.


    Students also gain a foundation in academic theatre. Studies include the ability to analyze, critically assess and write about theater through rigorous courses in theatre history, dramatic analysis and the contemporary New York theatre scene.

    This balanced approach to the AS in Theatre degree provides students with a strong foundation in which to pursue a career in performance or production (acting, directing, stage managing, producing) or a scholarly career (critic, dramaturge, historian, teacher, playwright).

    Each year, the Theater Program participates in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, selected students participate in competitions, workshops, and auditions for Four-year schools and professional theatre companies.

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    Production Director Semester
    The House of Bernarda Alba Javier Gonzalez Rodriguez Spring '17
    Intersections Stefanie Sertich & Steven Hitt Spring '17
    Tweeting Ives Leigh Selting (Guest Events)  Fall '16
    Dogwood Garrett Neergaard  Fall '16
    Passing Strange  Stefanie Sertich  Spring '16
    What Are You Afraid Of? Garrett Neergaard Fall '15
    Our Lady of 121st Street Garrett Neergaard Spring '15
    Beyond Sacred: Thinking Muslim Identity Stefanie Sertich & Steven Hitt Winter '15
    The Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo Stefanie Sertich Fall '14
    Lonely Lila Handan Ozbilgin Fall '14
    In The Heights Stefanie Sertich Spring '14
    Unpacking Home Stefanie Sertich & Steven Hitt Fall '13
    Almost Maine Garrett Neergaard Fall '13
    The Factory Stefanie Sertich Spring '13
    Anna in the Tropics Jason Rameriez Fall '12
    Little Shop of Horrors Jason Rameriez Spring '12


    Raisin/Rosedale

    A unique documentary film produced by LaGuardia Community College, directed by Sandy Chase and featuring LaGuardia theatre students, exploring the history of racial issues throughout the U.S., premiering at the 2017 Queens World Film Festival. The film elegantly weaves together a historical account of housing segregation in Rosedale, Queens, with a fictional portrayal of a black family trying to integrate into a predominantly white Chicago suburb in scenes from A Raisin in the Sun, and interviews with LaGuardia theater students about their first-hand experiences with gentrification.


    Shown in the 9th Annual CUNY Film Festival on April 28th, 2017


    Raisin Rosedale



    Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival

    Each year, LaGuardia Community College participates in the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, Region 1. The festival is an opportunity for students to compete and experience more training in areas of acting, directing, arts management, dramaturgy, playwriting, design and tech management. Students who attend the annual festival are also exposed to four-year colleges in CUNY, SUNY and Universities in the states of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.


    Students audition for summer internships, fellowships and transfer opportunities. Currently, our students are transferring to Boston University, Pace University, Marymount of Manhattan, The New School, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, Queens College, Dean College, SUNY New Paltz and others. Our students have also been accepted and receiving scholarships to Commonwealth Shakespeare and Margolis Method Training Center in Barcelona.


    Click Here for more Information Region 1 website.

    LaGuardia’s Theatre program is articulated with Queens College and Lehman College allowing for all 60 credits earned to transfer towards a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, provided the following requirements are met:

    • Associate in Science degree completion
    • Good Academic Standing
    • Grade of C or better in required courses

    If you meet these requirements, 60 credits will count as transfer credits toward the BA program at Queens, and Lehman. An additional 60 credits will be required to earn a baccalaureate degree.

    AS in Theatre LaGuardia Community College
    2 Year Path

    First Year Example


    Freshman Year
    1st Semester
    Credits Freshman Year
    2nd Semester
    Credit
    HUT101 Art of Theatre 3 HUT115 Script Analysis 3
    HUT110 Acting 1 3 HUT111 Acting II 3
    ENG101 English Composition - Required Core 3 ENG102 Writing through Literature 3
    Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning – Required Core
    Choose one: MAT 107, 112, 115, 117, 119 or 120
    3 Life and Physical Sciences- Required Core
    Choose One: SCB101, 203, SCC 101, SCP 101,140
    3
    TOTAL without 2nd Session 12  TOTAL without 2nd Session  12


    Optional: 2nd Session or add classes to regular session Credits Optional: 2nd Session or add classes to regular session Credit
    Required or Flexible Core 3 Required or Flexible Core 3
    TOTAL 15  TOTAL 15 


    Goal: End of year one, have 30 credits to graduate on time.


    Second Year Example


    Sophomore Year
    1st Semester
    Credits Sophomore Year
    2nd Semester
    Credit
    HUT122 Intro to Design 3 HUN245 NY Theatre Experience or 
    HUT250 Voice and Movement
    3
    HUT210 Theatre History: Prehistory to Renaissance 3 HUT211 Theatre History: Renaissance to Modern Times 3
    HUT195 Theatre Prod Workshop 3 HUT299 Experiential Learning 3
    Theatre Elective
    Choose One: HUT 230, HUT 175 or HUM 201 or 202
    3 Theatre Elective
    Choose One: HUT 230, HUT 175 or HUM 201 or 202
    3
    TOTAL without 2nd Session 12  TOTAL without 2nd Session  12 


    Optional: 2nd Session or add classes to regular session Credits Optional: 2nd Session or add classes to regular session Credit
    Required or Flexible Core 3 Required or Flexible Core 3
    TOTAL 15  TOTAL 15 


    Goal: End of year two, have 60 credits to graduate and transfer.


    Theatre Electives (choose one of the following):

    HUT175 Directing for the Stage (only offered in the Spring Term)
    HUT230 Acting III (only offered in the Fall Term)


    Require Core Classes include:

    Choose one: ENG101, ENG102
    Choose one: SCB101, 203, SCC 101, SCP 101,140
    Choose one: MAT107, 112, 115, 117, 119 or 120


    Flexible Core *suggested classes* choose one from each category:


    Individual and Society

    HUP102 Critical Thinking
    HUP104 Ethics and Moral Issues
    SCH150 Drugs, Society and Human Behavior
    SCH210 Human Sexuality


    Scientific World

    ELL101 Introduction to Language
    HUC119 Non-Verbal Communication
    SSY101 General Psychology


    World Cultures and Global Issues

    HUN245 NY Theatre Experience
    ENG266 Shakespeare
    ENG270 Intro to Poetry
    HUN192 Art and Society


    US Experience and its Diversity

    HUT220 Contemporary Latina/o Theatre
    SSP101 US Power & Politics
    HUC270 American Film


    Creative Expressions

    ELE110 Arts in Education
    ENG271 Poetry Writing
    ENG238 Screenwriting
    ENG265 The Drama


    In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.

     

    Your advisement team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan
    Visit the page Advising to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.

    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance, and visit laguardia.edu/visit for directions to campus.


    Advising Team Staff Members Email Phone Office Location
    Jarrod San Angel
    Advising Services 
    jsanangel@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-730-7575  B-100F 
    Rosanna Pichardo
    Advising Services
    rpichardo@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-730-5169  B-100F


    Advising Team Faculty Members Email Phone Office Location
    Stefanie Sertich
    Theatre Program Director
    Associate Professor of Theatre
    ssertich@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5468 C-745CC

    Garrett Neergaard
    Assistant Professor of Theatre

    gneergaard@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-349-4069 C-745FF    
    Michael Alifanz
    Technical Director
    malifanz@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5690 C-745
    Patrick Surillo
    Assistant to the Program
    psurillo@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5151 E-242