• Theatre 

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

  • 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 Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They 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 Advising page 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.


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    Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more.

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    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    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 theatre 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 Theatre 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
    Summer Shorts Garrett Neergaard Spring II ’19
    Dog Sees God Patrick Surillo Spring II ‘19
    Water By The Spoonful Garrett Neergaard Spring I ‘19
    Gun Violence Marcus Harvey Fall II ‘18
    Electra Stefanie Sertich Fall I ‘18
    Columbus is Happening Stefanie Sertich Spring I ‘18
    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 theatre students about their first-hand experiences with gentrification.


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


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    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.

    For more information please visit The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 website.

    Here is a list of our Achievements at KCACTF:

    2012 Anna in the Tropics

    • Stage Management Merit Award-- Cassandra Lynch
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship  Region I Semi Finalist  - John Cosentino

    2013 Little Shop of Horrors

    • Ensemble Merit Award- - Cast and Crew
    • Puppetry Merit Award-- Christopher Sanchez
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship  Region I Semi- Finalist- Tiffany Scott

    2013 The Factory

    • Playwriting Merit Award- - Ensemble of The Factory
    • Assistant Stage Manager Merit Award- - Isabel Maradiegue
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Finalist- John Cosentino 
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship  Region I Winner- Julio Trinidad

    2014 Almost Maine

    • Ensemble Merit Award- - Cast and Crew

    2014 In the Heights

    • Ensemble Merit Award- - Cast and Crew
    • Performance Merit Award- - Jackie Rosa
    • Choreograph Merit Award--  Aieyla Santaella
    • Musical Theatre Initiative Scholarship Nominee- Aliyah Murchison
    • Irene Ryan National Finalist 2nd Place, National Mark Twain Comedy Award, 2015, National Margolis Method Training Scholarship Recipient, 2015- Julio Trinidad 

    2015 Lonely Lelia

    • Stage Management Merit Award- Cassandra Lynch

     2015 Bengal Tiger of the Baghdad Zoo

    • Invited Production to Region I Festival 
    • Ensemble Merit Award-- Cast and Crew
    • National Winner- Best Supporting Actor - Ahsan Ali

    2016 Our Lady of 121st Street

    • Outstanding Crew Merit Award-
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Finalist Cory Fletcher 
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Finalist Barbara Kanellakopoulos

    2016 What Are You Afraid Of?

    • Ensemble Movement and Dance Merit Award

    2016 Unpacking American Identity, Black Lives Matter

    • Playwriting Merit Award- - Jacquise Burkett
    • Playwriting Merit Award-- Marquese Capers

    2017 Passing Strange

    • Invited Production to Region I Festival 
    • National Winner- Distinguished Musical
    • National Winner- Distinguished Director of a Musical- Stefanie Sertich 
    • National Winner,, Distinguished Actress in a Musical- Aliyah Murchison 
    • National Winner,, Distinguished Actor in a Musical - Jehan Have 
    • National Winner, Distinguished Ensemble in a Musical
    • Musical Theatre Initiative Region I Nominee- Leroi Richardson

    2017 Tweeting Ives

    • Stage Management Merit Award- Jose Reyes
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Semi- Finalist - Dara Mellon
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Semi- Finalist- Ken Roberts

    2017 The House of Bernarda Alba

    • Performance Merit Award- - Giordano Morello
    • Performance Merit Award- - Nayarit Alcantara
    • Performance Merit Award-- George Pinnock
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Semi Finalist- Nayarit Alcantara

    2018 SDC Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers Directing Fellowship

    • SDC Region I Semi-Finalist-  Ricky Hernandez

    2018 Anon(ymous)

    • Ensemble Merit Award- - Cast and Crew

    2018 Columbus is Happening

    • Ensemble Merit Award- - Cast and Crew
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Semi Finalist- Adam Basco- Mahedienne

    2018 Electra

    • Production Leadership Merit Award-- Fanis Gkikas
    • Stage Management Merit Award-- Emily Johnson
    • Dramaturgy Merit Award-- Alegna Haro
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Semi Finalist- Amanda Santiago

    2019 Water by the Spoonful

    • Ensemble Merit Award- - Cast and Crew
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Nominee- Sheikhar Boodram
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Nominee- Lovie Allen
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Nominee- Alegna Haro

      2019 Dog Sees God

    • Directorial Assistance - Alegna Haro
    • Ensemble Merit Award - Cast and Crew
    • Performance Merit Award-- Jalen Alexander
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Nominee- Emily Johnson
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Nominee - Rodney Nelson

    2019 SDC Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers Directing Fellowship

    • SDC Region I Nominee -Kiara Luna

    ASPIRE Arts Management and Leadership

    • 2016  ASPIRE National Arts Leadership Region 1 Finalist - Viguens Louis
    • 2017 ASPIRE National Arts Leadership Region 1 Finalist - Jose Reyes 
    • 2018  National Arts Leadership Region 1 Finalist and National Award ($5,000 Scholarship from Tom Shumacher) - Nayarit Alcantara 

    2020 Regional Festival

    • NPP 10 Min Play Finalist - Shelly Ebner
    • Region I Stage Management Winner- Sarah Samonte
    • Irene Ryan Finalists- Jewels Galindo, Lovie Alllen, Rodney Nelson

    2020 The eCarpa of La Victima

    • Invited Production to Region I Festival 
    • Ensemble Merit Award- - Cast and Crew
    • Publicity Merit Award (Poster Artwork)- Deidre Appiah
    • Video Design Merit Award- Juan Zapata
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Nominee- Stephanie Vallejo
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Nominee- Andy Hawker
    • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Region I Nominee- Jing Wang
    • 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.

    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. Know that there are other schools you can transfer to. Here in the Theatre Program, it is our hope that you do transfer on to a 4-Year College. Your education in the arts should never stop. Below is a few other colleges that our students have transferred to.

    Brooklyn College, Hunter College, The City College of New York, SUNY Purchase, Wagner College, New York University, Dean College, Fitchburg State University, Western Connecticut Stage University, Boston University, Marymount Manhattan College, and many more.


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