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Welcome to the Theatre Program.  

The mission of the Howard Community College Theatre program is to help students discover their creative potential through the interpretational arts of acting, singing, dance,  writing, and technical theater, exposing students to the wide range of skills and practices necessary for live theater including technical theater, acting, text analysis, historical  research,  stage combat, and musical interpretations. We seek to encourage students in critical thinking skills and artistic innovation. The AA degree in theater has three major focuses: performance, musical theater, and technical theater.  Students have the opportunity to work with the Rep Stage, a professional theater in residence at the college, and the Student Arts Collective. For questions about any of these programs, please contact Dr. Lisa A. Wilde at or at 443-518-4942.

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HOward Community College Theater Program

Rep Stage/Valerie Lash Arts and Humanities Scholarship: Students majoring in theatre or other arts and humanities with a minimum 2.0 GPA are eligible. Students must prepare an audition piece in his or her preferred discipline to be performed. Student awardee will be selected by the Director of Theatre Arts and the Rep Stage producing artistic director.

Come Join Us for This Year's Theatre Program Performances!

"These Shining Lives" by Melanie Marnich directed by Brandon McCoy

These Shining Lives

A comedy/drama by Melanie Marnich
Directed by: Brandon McCoy
November 14 - 24, 2013
Smith Theatre

These Shining Lives takes place in Illinois in the 1920's. It's the story of 4 exceptional women who work for a clock and watch company called Radium Dial. They are very successful in their new found professions, both on a personal and financial level. After several years, the women begin to notice changes in their physical and mental health. Although the company doctor refuses to offer a serious diagnosis, it is discovered they are suffering from Radium poisoning. Bravely, these women decide to take their employer to court, and forever change the notion of workplace rights in the United States.  More information...


Jenny Male, Associate Professor, Theatre & Stage Movement; Coordinator, Theatre Program; Rep Stage Resident Fight Director; Arts Collective Resident Dialect & Movement Coach
Valerie Lash, Professor of Theatre, Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division, and Rep Stage Producer/Artistic Director
Kasi Campbell, Associate Professor of Theatre, Rep Stage Resident Director
Lisa A. Wilde, Doctor of Fine Arts, Professor of Theatre; Rep Stage Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg