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The Department of Theatre and Dance embodies the liberal arts education. Through a synthesis of body, mind and spirit, theatre and dance celebrate the community of world cultures. In an atmosphere of freedom, discipline and passion, students, faculty and staff approach intellectually and artistically great creations of the human spirit both in the classroom and in production.
The Pomona College Department of Theatre serves as the theatre program for all five undergraduate Claremont Colleges. The curriculum includes the study of theatre history and dramatic literature, performance, and design and technology.
Theatre students become proficient in devising creative solutions to complex problems. They also develop sensitivity to the interpersonal relationships inherent in the collaborative process. Thus, they are prepared for a wide variety of careers in organizations and enterprises that value these qualities. While encouraging such broad development, the department also prepares its students for further study on either the graduate and/or professional levels. Many department graduates have become successful members of the professional community as actors, dancers, designers and technicians, producers, writers, dramaturgs, teachers and administrators.
The department presents four major productions and a dance concert each year in the modern Seaver Theatre Complex. Students from all the Claremont Colleges, majors and non-majors alike, serve as performers and production personnel. The department also co-sponsors a dynamic season of student-generated productions.
|James Taylor||Professor of Theatre and Department Chair||(909) 607-4383||Seaver Theatre, 113|
|Betty Bernhard||Professor of Theatre||(909) 607-4378||Seaver Theatre, 213|
|Laurie Cameron||Professor of Theatre and Dance||(909) 607-3629||Pendleton Dance Center, 210|
|Arthur Horowitz||Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance||(909) 607-1372||Seaver Theatre, 212|
|Meg Jolley||Lecturer in Theatre and Dance||(909) 621-8176||Pendleton Dance Center, 210|
|Thomas Leabhart||Resident Artist and Professor of Theater||(909) 607-4381||Seaver Theater, 214|
|Sherry Linnell||Professor of Theatre and Resident Designer||(909) 607-4384||Seaver Theater, 211|
|Joyce Lu||Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance||(909) 607-4385||Seaver Theater, 216|
|Giovanni Ortega||Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre||(909) 621-8186||Seaver Theatre|
|Carolyn Ratteray||Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre||(909) 621-8186||Seaver Theatre|
|Anthony Shay||Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance||(909) 621-8176||Pendleton Dance Center, 210|
|Leonard Pronko||Professor of Theatre emeritus|
|Janelle Asti||Master Electrician / Sound Engineer||(909) 607-4399|
|Steven Barr||Technical Director||(909) 607-4379||Seaver Theatre, 141|
|Myrna Cogley||Academic Coordinator - Dance||(909) 621-8176||Pendleton Dance Center, 210|
|Michele Miner||Production Manager||(909) 607-4380||Seaver Theatre, 114|
|Suzanne Schultz Reed||Costume Shop Manager||(909) 607-1108||Seaver Theatre, 150|
|Mary Rosier||Administrative Assistant – Theatre||(909) 607-3181||Seaver Theatre, 110|
|Cathy Seaman||Program Administrator||(909) 607-4377||Seaver Theatre, 115|
Mailing AddressPomona College, Theatre and Dance, 300 East Bonita Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
Campus LocationSeaver Theatre