Theatre (Drama)

Associate Degree. Transfer.

About the program:

The Kilgore College Theatre Department seeks to balance a rigorous production and performance schedule with a substantial and challenging academic experience. Small classes (average ratio: 1 to 16) allow each instructor to give students a great deal of individual attention, enhancing the probability of the student establishing good study habits and a higher GPA. Performances are held in the newly renovated Van Cliburn Auditorium.

Opportunities for immediate performance assignments are an additional plus in this department. For more than 50 years the KC Theatre program has enjoyed an excellent reputation state-wide and the support of its administration and campus-wide faculty.


Current Production:


Course information:

The Kilgore College Theatre Department will present the drama, “Good Kids," by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka. It's a one-act play separated into two acts that tackles the effect of social... Read Article

Theatre

Purchase Theatre Tickets

Purchase KC Theatre Tickets

  • Purchase tickets in the convenience of your own home on our new secured online ticketing system.
  • VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card are accepted.
  • Your tickets will be held for you at the Box Office where you can pick them up when you arrive for the performance.
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  • Call the Box Office at (903) 983-8126 from  2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Have your credit card ready when you call the Box Office
  • VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card are accepted. (There is a $1.25 service fee.)
  • If you fail to reach someone in the ticket office: Leave a message and a daytime telephone number and we will return your call to confirm your order. Your tickets will be held for you at the Box Office where you can pick them up when you arrive for the performance.

  • Come by the Box Office in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center located at 1200 Hwy. 259 South and Brook Ave. (east side of the crosswalk), on the Kilgore campus.
  • Box Office hours are 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Other Services

  • Special Needs – Special parking and seating are available for our patrons in wheelchairs. Please notify the Box Office of any special needs when you order your tickets.
  • Exchanges – Equal exchanges may be made up to 24 hours before performances. Patrons will be responsible for the difference in price if the ticket is exchanged for a higher priced ticket. Expired tickets cannot be exchanged.
  • Refund Policy – All sales are final. No refunds are offered on returned or unused tickets or for the difference in ticket prices if exchanges are made for lower priced tickets. We welcome your donation of unused tickets for possible resale. Such a donation may qualify as a tax-deductible contribution.
  • Group Rates – Information on group rates is available by calling the Box Office at (903) 983-8126.

Important Notes:

  • Always check the date and time printed on your tickets since all tickets are valid for only one specific performance.
  • We make every effort to start all performances on time. Please plan to arrive at the theatre 15 minutes before curtain. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • Unclaimed tickets are subject to resale at curtain time.
  • Children under five years of age will not be admitted into the theatre except for performances of a children’s show.
  • Cameras, cellular phones, pagers or recording devices are not allowed in the theatre; these items may be checked at the Box Office prior to the performance.

Ticket Office Telephone: (903) 983-8126
Ticket Office E-mail: boxoffice@kilgore.edu

Theatre Scholarships

The KC Theatre Department offers generous scholarships based on performance and technical skills, academic merit, and financial need. To apply, simply fill out the online form or Download the PDF version and mail it to:

Kilgore College Theatre
c/o Micah Goodding
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662

Students interested in Acting should prepare an audition piece that meets the following requirements:

  • It must be a monologue: an uninterrupted speech by a single character.
  • It must be no less than one minute in length.
  • It must be memorized.
  • It should, preferably, come from a full length play.
  • The actor should be familiar with the character, the scene, and the play (i.e.know who you are, know what you are saying and to whom you speaking).

Students interested in Technical Theatre should prepare a portfolio that meets the following requirements:

  • Include a reference letter from a theatre teacher or director.
  • Include examples and images of any work in the following areas: Hair and make up design, Properties (Props), Set design and construction, Sound design, Stage lighting, Publicity/Advertising.
Texas Shakespeare Festival

Theatre students at KC also have the possibility of working as apprentices with the Texas Shakespeare Festival. A summer spent with the festival can provide students with the opportunity to work and study with artists from the professional theatre world.

UIL One Act Play Clinic

The UIL One Act Play Clinic is set for Feb. 12, 16, 19 and 23 (2018) on the Kilgore campus.  This  unique festival will include an opportunity to perform on stage for one hour and then have a working critique session for one hour with either KC theatre faculty or a Texas Shakespeare Festival Artistic Associate.  The Van Cliburn Auditorium, on the campus of Kilgore College, is a 200-seat proscenium theatre featuring state-of-the-art acoustic design, a newly renovated house and an easily accessible loading dock.  It is home to the KC Theatre Department and the Texas Shakespeare Festival.


 

View more info about the KC UIL One Act Play Clinic (pdf)

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Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Theatre:

Micah Goodding
Instructor, Theatre
Phone:
(903) 983-8126
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Center (TURK), 105-C
KC Theatre Box Office
Phone:
(903) 983-8601
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Bldg. (TURK), 105
Matthew Simpson
Adjunct Instructor, Theatre
TSF Artistic Associate
Phone:
(903) 983-8610
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Bldg. (TURK)
Meghan Potter
Instructor, Theatre
Phone:
(903) 983-8125
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Center (TURK), 108
Emily Hammett
Support Specialist
Arts and Mathematical Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8222
Office:
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 102