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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

  • Check out SPC Theater performance opportunities or attend any of our upcoming plays.

    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
    Cost: $10 suggested donation; FREE for SPC students, faculty and staff

    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.

    Earlier this Season


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    Performance dates: Oct. 15-19, 2014
    Play by: Jean Anouilh
    Translated by: Lewis. Galantiére
    Directed by: Karla Hartley
    This powerful modern adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy presents a world of fated consequences and raises the question of law and who is above it.


    Amiee and the Xymox

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    Performance dates: 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. World premier.



  • Theater Scholarships

  • Theater Department Scholarships

    We are offering two $500 scholarships for theater students this term. If students are interested, they should fill out the paperwork found in front of CR 154 and turn it in to Scott Cooper. Actors will be required to audition for both plays if they would like to be considered for the scholarships. Technicians will be able to set up an interview with Scott Cooper to fulfill their requirements for the scholarship.

     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.

  • You can take theater classes as electives for your Associate in Arts degree or to meet common prerequisites for your chosen four-year major. You can also explore our Study Abroad London Theater trip scheduled for May 2015.

    Learn more about learning plans for theater:

  • 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
    (727) 791-5997

    Scott Cooper
    Full Time Faculty
    Clearwater Campus