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Moorpark College Improvisational Comedy students participate in the spring improv show on April 26, 2024 in the Studio Theater. Photo credit: Luis Rivera

Moorpark College’s improv students deliver a wildly chaotic final showcase

By Luis Rivera May 13, 2024

As the spring 2024 semester rapidly comes to a close, students of Moorpark College's Improvisational Comedy course took the stage to showcase their learned skills at a live show hosted on Friday, April...

The cover image for the latest Theatre Arts podcast, The Curious History of Moorpark College, on Spotify. Photo courtesy of the Moorpark College Theatre Arts department.

Theatre Arts podcast “The Curious History of Moorpark College” investigates campus lore

By Sarah Graue May 10, 2024

From the ghost stories of Fountain Hall, to Clarence the tortoise’s mysterious origins and snow skiing courses on campus, Moorpark College's campus has its fair share of oddities. Theatre Arts’...

The cast of Moorpark Colleges spring musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, taking the Performing Arts Center stage on March 13, 2024. Photo credit: Anita Semsarha

Beyond the barber shop: The creatives behind “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

By Sarah Graue, Belle Aguirre, and Brianna Perez March 29, 2024

Heading into the final weekend of their 12-show run, the cast of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” continues to captivate Moorpark College audiences with standout performances...

The lead actors of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Trevor Alkazian and William Flannery, prepare for the opening night of their production at Moorpark College on March 14, 2024. Photo credit: Sarah Graue

Inside opening night with the cast of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

By Sarah Graue, Belle Aguirre, and Brianna Perez March 22, 2024

Last week, Moorpark College Theatre Arts welcomed audiences to the premiere of their spring musical thriller, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at the Performing Arts Center.Directed...

Jack Rogers, Crysta King, Grace Sergott and Eliza King perform in the one-act, Romeo and Juliet Arent Here, a new take on Shakespeares tragedy written by Lucía Salazar-Davidson and Noe Perry-Greene on Nov. 28, 2023. Photo credit: Anita Semsarha

Moorpark College Theatre Arts department presents fall semester “Student One Acts”

By Sarah Graue, Belle Aguirre, and Anita Semsarha December 8, 2023

This month, the Moorpark College Theatre Arts department presents "Student One Acts," an original showcase of student-composed one-act plays and monologues in the Black Box Theater. Split into two sections,...

Residents of The Cloisters sanatorium (left) join Mrs. Savage (right) on stage at the KK Cast dress rehearsal of The Curious Savage on Oct. 10, 2023. Photo credit: Anita Semsarha

Theatre Arts production “The Curious Savage” destigmatizes mental health at Moorpark College

By Sarah Graue, Anita Semsarha, and Brianna Perez October 30, 2023

The Moorpark College Theatre Arts department presented their highly-anticipated Main Stage production “The Curious Savage” to local audiences earlier this month. Set in the 1950s, the comedic play...

A promotional poster for the Moorpark College Theatre Arts production The Curious Savage displayed on social media. Image courtesy of Moorpark College Instagram.

Moorpark College Theatre Arts to present “The Curious Savage” this month

By Sarah Graue October 10, 2023

This October, the Moorpark College Theatre Arts department will present the comedic play “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick on the Performing Arts Center Main Stage. The ensemble will be performing...

Amanda Rose Villarreal, a faculty member of Theatrical Intimacy Education, leads Moorpark College performing arts students through an interactive game about personal boundaries on Sept. 8, 2023. Photo Credit: Heidi Martin

Theatrical Intimacy Education seminar sets the stage for consent culture at Moorpark College

By Sarah Graue September 19, 2023

On Sept. 9, 2023, over 50 Moorpark College performing arts students attended a mandatory workshop hosted by Theatrical Intimacy Education; a renowned instructional organization focussed on building self...

The Moorpark College performing arts center remains closed after the order for all classes transition to online, on Tuesday, March, 17. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Moorpark College Theatre Arts department’s presents spring ‘Student One Acts’ via Zoom

By Audrey Lang May 7, 2021
Moorpark College’s Theatre Arts Department performed their spring 'Student One Acts' on Friday, April 30 at 8 p.m. via Zoom. These 10 one act plays varied in many creative mediums and kept the virtual audience captivated for the evening.
Anne Stevenson, left, and Elizabeth Melcher perform in “To Who I Loved Before” during the “Student One Acts” on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The One Acts were performed in the Black Box Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: Justin Downes

Moorpark College Theatre Arts department presents spring semester ‘Student One Acts’

By Audrey Lang April 26, 2021
On April 30 at 8 p.m., the Moorpark College Theatre Arts program will be premiering their spring semester "Student One Acts." These pre-recorded performances will be broadcasted free to the public via Zoom.
Maya Forster; sophomore theatre arts major, Peyton Pugh; senior theatre arts major, and Navya Hari; sophomore undeclared major, pose as their characters before filming the Macbeth trailer on Friday, Oct. 16 in Moorpark, CA. Photo credit: Audrey Lang

Moorpark College’s Theatre Arts program converts Macbeth performance into a podcast

By Audrey Lang October 29, 2020
The Theatre Arts department’s Macbeth performance will now be a podcast. After being denied access to film on campus due to COVID-19 regulations, Moorpark College's Theatre Arts program has decided to go old fashioned and make their Macbeth performance a radio drama, otherwise known today as a podcast.
Photo the Moorpark College PAC courtesy of the VCCCD photo archive.

Moorpark College’s Theatre Arts program to livestream online performance of Macbeth

By Audrey Lang October 19, 2020
Moorpark College's Theatre Arts program will not be holding a live performance for their upcoming production of Macbeth, but rather broadcasting online
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