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2014-15 Theater Season

  • Theater takes the main stage at SPC

  • Theater is such an important part of a liberal arts education and I think, while it can be very entertaining, it can also be enlightening and thought provoking.
    ~Scott Cooper, Theater Faculty, SPC 

    From acting, stage production, costume and set design to house management, the theater arts program at St. Petersburg College empowers students to explore their creativity and hone their stagecraft.

    Noteworthy Work

    Since its resurgence in 2011, SPC's theater program has drawn rave reviews for its work, including a significant collaboration with American Stage on the production of WIT. Two instructors have been honored with awards and SPC alumnus Russell Andrade recently performed in Sweeney Todd.


    Our theater facilities range from the 500-seat Clearwater Arts Auditorium to the Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. The college also has forged strong community ties with American Stage Theater, Jobsite Theater, free Fall Theater and other local companies, giving students access to a variety of theater experiences.

  • Performance Opportunities

  • Mother Courage and Her Children

    Oct. 15-19, 2014

    Play by: Bertolt Brecht
    Version for National Theater by David Hare
    Directed by: Karla Hartley

    A woman survives through the horrors of war trying to keep her family safe and make money. Can she do both and survive?



    Amiee and the Xymox

    Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2014

    Play by: Ann Morrison
    Directed by: Scott Cooper

    A 10 year old Scottish Lass has a mystical calling to an adventure that summons her real purpose in life.




    Zombie Prom, a musical

    March 25-29, 2015

    Music by: Dana P. Rowe
    Book and lyrics by: John Dempsey
    Based on a story by: John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy
    Directed by: Scott Cooper

    Boy Meets Girl. Girl Rejects Boy. Boy runs into the nuclear waste dump – and returns as a zombie wanting to go to prom and graduate.

  • Theater Scholarships

  • I Am 4 Art, U Can B 2 Scholarship

    Established by Diane Nelson and friends of the arts to provide assistance to students with demonstrated financial need, a 3.0 GPA and a commitment to complete a degree program in the Fine Arts.

    Get details on how to apply for Foundation Scholarships like this or research other Financial Aid Scholarships.

  • A liberal arts education with courses in theater can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions such as law, medicine and business, as well as teaching, acting, directing and producing.

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  • Jonathan Barnes
    Academic Department Chair Humanities and Fine Arts Clearwater
    Clearwater Campus

    Scott Cooper
    Full Time Faculty
    Clearwater Campus
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