The Bellevue College Drama department provides opportunities for
both beginning and advanced-level actors to gain performance experience.
Beginning actors do not compete for roles with upper-level undergraduates
as is the norm in four-year schools.
BC produces a new play each quarter which gives all
student actors many opportunities to audition and perform. Additionally,
StageFright, the BC student drama club, presents one play a year
which is totally student-produced.
The Drama Department partners with the BC Mulitmedia program to
provide actors for student-produced videos, as well as for an annual
feature film. The program also connects students with professional
contacts and networking outlets to outside (the college) ventures,
including commercial videos and role-playing for training sessions
of various organizations.
BC Drama offers students hands-on technical experience in all
areas. Tech crews work on all theatrical productions using state-of-the
art equipment and methodologies. Advanced students work with the
Drama Club to design scenery and lighting for their plays, as well
as working as paid staff in the Carlson Theater for rental events
From the Chair of Theatre Arts:
I am dedicated to the engagement of every student and employee at Bellevue College in the Theatrical Arts of Drama and Dance.
I enthusiastically promote classes to all those interested in theater and dance as well as those who may be or become audience members.
I passionately believe in the power of theatre to engage, enrich and enlarge the minds and hearts of artists and audience alike through the stories told onstage.
I am as passionate that the skills that are taught in Drama classes will enrich every student in every aspect of their lives.
I commit to the education of the neophyte theatre artist as well as the pre-professional. I support continued connections with the professional theatre community of Seattle and King County.
I collaborate with the faculty, staff and administration that helps our students.
I support the continuing education and professional theatre of the faculty and staff that sustain the Theatre Arts Department.