AUDITION and INTERVIEW INFO FOR EL CARNE KING OF VALLARTA

Audition and interview information is now available for our Fall 2021 production of El Carne King of Vallarta. You can find everything you need by clicking this link.

Fall 2021 course offerings are as follows:
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TH100
INTRODUCTION TO THEATER

3 UNITS • CSU • No prerequisite • GE COURSE
Internet | Aug 30-Oct 24 | Section 10768 | Instructor: Lena Sands
Internet | Oct 25-Dec 19 | Section 15775 | Instructor: TBA

IN-PERSON! | Aug 30-Dec 19 | Thursdays 3:30-6:40 pm | Section 27114 | Instructor: Robert Cucuzza
Please note: This course is a requirement for all Theatre majors.


Students examine all elements of live theatre, its cultural and historical background, the contributions of various theatre artists, and its overall purpose and influence within our society. Students explore all aspects of play production: playwriting, directing, acting, criticism, theatre architecture, set design, costume design, lighting design, and the role of the audience. Fully online sections will be conducted entirely through Canvas and will not involve any mandatory Zoom or in-person meetings. Lecture sections will meet in in-person and involve the production of small in-class plays. 

The in-person section of this course will be taught by Associate Professor Robert Cucuzza in the 100-seat AMP Theater. This large space allows for plenty of distance between students and has a robust air circulation system. The course will be conducted in accordance with whatever federal, state, county, city, and district mandates are in place at the time.

TH200
INTRODUCTION TO ACTING

In-person! • 3 UNITS • CSU • No prerequisite • GE COURSE
Aug 30-Dec 19 | Tuesdays 8:50 am-12:00 pm | 
Section 24556
Instructor: Robert Cucuzza

Please note: This course is a requirement for all Theatre majors.
 

Using an acting technique that he developed at revered drama schools like CalArts and the Lee Strasberg Institute, Associate Professor Robert Cucuzza returns to in-person instruction to teach the fundamentals of acting in this fun and engaging hands-on course. Students will learn all of the basic tools to break down a scene and then bring it to life with a scene partner. These techniques will culminate in the presentation of scene work and monologues on our theatre stage.

This in-person course will be taught in our 147-seat AMP Theater. This large space allows for plenty of distance between students and has a robust air circulation system. The course will be conducted in accordance with whatever federal, state, county, city, and district mandates are in place at the time.

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TH315
INTRODUCTION TO STAGE CRAFT

In-person! • 3 UNITS • CSU • No prerequisite • GE COURSE
Sep 13-Dec 19 | Wednesdays and Fridays (see Schedule of Classes for details)
Section 25479 and 25480 or 25482
Instructor: Bri Pattillo

Please note: This course is a requirement for all Theatre majors.


Through lecture and demonstration, this course covers all aspects of scenic construction and painting, prop construction, and the stage management and running of live theatrical presentations and concerts. The course also covers the implementation and safe usage of sound and lighting equipment, stage props, and stage mechanics, including a fly system. Additional instruction is given in stage terminology and the organization and management  of all backstage activities and processes. This course is conducting in tandem with the design, production, and presentation of the Theatre Arts program's Fall 2021 show. 

This in-person course will be taught in our spacious scene shop and 147-seat AMP Theater. These large spaces allow for plenty of distance between students and have robust air circulation systems. The course will be conducted in accordance with whatever federal, state, county, city, and district mandates are in place at the time.

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Fall 2021 live production
El Carne King of Vallarta

Starts rehearsals September 13. Production opens November 10.
Instructors: Robert Cucuzza, Lena Sands, Bri Pattillo

Email Robert Cucuzza at cucuzzrj@laccd.edu with any questions.

Segismundo has been imprisoned in a Vallarta Supermarket meat freezer since birth by his father, El Carne King, the store manager, following a dire prophecy that he would bring disaster to the supermarket. In a moment of moral quandary, the father frees Segismundo, hopeful that he will prove himself as his rightful heir. But when the son gets intoxicated with his newfound freedom and goes on a rampage, El Carne King isolates him again, persuading him that it was all a dream...or was it?

 

Using Pedro Calderón de la Barca's classic Spanish play Life is a Dream and Dallas-based playwright Annie R. Such's modern adaptation as launching points, LA Mission College creates its own comedic take on this epic tale. By setting it in the storeroom of a Vallarta Supermarket and infusing it with the culture, language, people, and music of the Northeast San Fernando Valley, LA Mission Theatre Arts returns to live production with an energetic spectacle that speaks to our community.

 

El Carne King of Vallarta will be a fully-produced show that matches the scope and scale of previous show in the AMP Theater. All aspects of production, including presentation, will be conducted in-person, while adhering to the all current safety protocol as mandated by the state, city, and Los Angeles Community College District.

Click here for information on auditions and interviews.

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