The stage reflects life
William Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage …” At the CBC Arts Center, the department of Theatre is the place where our community can see what our future students will experience, and be a part of, in the stage called life. Our gifted directors work to provide our students many opportunities to learn and our own community benefits from this energy by being welcomed to the CBC Arts Center to attend a stage production or even participate themselves. From fall to summer, our theatrical ensembles are a gem of the area.
Theatre Is Not Complete without an audience
Located in the P Building on Pasco Campus, our performance spaces include a 292-seat intimate indoor theatre with a 3/4 thrust stage, an outdoor amphitheatre, and black box theatre. They are used by the college and community alike for concerts, lectures, meetings, and theatrical productions.
With 300 days of sun in the Columbia Basin, our theatre program capitalizes on the local weather and produces an annual Summer Showcase in our outdoor amphitheater. Every year, this is an exciting opportunity to share with our community what our program has to offer.
Immersive Theatre Instruction
If you are student or know a student seeking information about the higher education programs in theatre, please visit the Theatre Arts program page to get information on courses, performance opportunities, and scholarship opportunities.
The productions include plays, musicals, one-acts, read-thrus, and student directed plays. Our theatre department produces 3-5 plays and/or musicals annually, ranging from classics to modern titles.
by John Cariani
Feb. 24th, 25th, 26th at 7:30pm in the CBC Theatre
• Masks and social distancing required
• Free and open to the public (Shea and I will be responsible to create tickets for the show)
• Strictly limited seating
John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.
give the gift of education
It's a lasting investment in the future of theatre arts in our community. Whether you give a one-time or recurring gift, all contributions make a difference in the lives of CBC students. Your donation can be directed to class supplies and equipment for theatre students, scholarships, or needed upgrades to our theatre spaces.
If you have questions regarding Theatre events, please reach out!