Developing the new generation of Theatrical Artist by empowering them through opportunities to discover and begin the journey in mastering their Artistry.
The Theatre program, offered through the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree and provides students with skills and knowledge necessary to begin a career in the theatre Through a series of classes designed to lay the foundation of a concrete approach to working in the theatre, working on a variety fully-produced plays, devised theatre, and theatre for social justice, students gain vital knowledge and insight that prepares them not only to perform in theatre, but to engage with the world in which we live. Additionally, through a partnership with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), students have the opportunity to observe and work with top theatre and entertainment professionals in the creation of new work.
An episodic journey that explores issues and themes relevant to the Teatro de la Esperanza’s classic “La Victima”, devised by an ensemble of students, professors, and invited artists at LaGuardia Community College.
In July of 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the LAGCC Theatre Program collaborated with The 24 Hour Plays to present “The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues LaGuardia Community College.” With a team of dedicated LAGCC Theatre Program Alumni, we wrote, rehearsed, filmed and edited 7 new monologues in 24 hours, and did so safely and remotely while quarantined in our homes. Join us for Round 2, featuring current Theatre Program students, in May 2021!
Jermaine has an MFA in Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College. His first musical “The Children from the Blue Mountain” (book/music/lyrics) was short-listed in 2019 for the Eugene O’Neils and went on to be presented at the LPAC summer series 2019. Other original works include: “A dream on an island”,“Mom’s Eulogy” and “Solitary” presented in different festivals across the world. Credits include; Broadway: “The Lion King” and “Fela”. Regional: “M’lima’s Tale” “Man of La ”Macbeth”, “Titus Andronicus” "Noon Day Sun", “Batboy”. T.V and film: Amazon Prime’s “Bwoy”, Netflix “Freedom" and was an original cast in the National Theatre Live "Fela!". Opera: “Il barber de seville” and “The tales of Hoffman”
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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:
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Current Students Log in to My LaGuardia to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides. Prospective Students Review the curriculum. 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. Degree Map 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.
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
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
2013 Little Shop of Horrors
2013 The Factory
2014 Almost Maine
2014 In the Heights
2015 Lonely Lelia
2015 Bengal Tiger of the Baghdad Zoo
2016 Our Lady of 121st Street
2016 What Are You Afraid Of?
2016 Unpacking American Identity, Black Lives Matter
2017 Passing Strange
2017 Tweeting Ives
2017 The House of Bernarda Alba
2018 SDC Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers Directing Fellowship
2018 Columbus is Happening
2019 The Loop
2019 Water by the Spoonful
2019 Dog Sees God
2019 SDC Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers Directing Fellowship
ASPIRE Arts Management and Leadership
2020 Regional Festival
2020 The eCarpa of La Victima
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:
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.