The Pomona College Department of Theatre acknowledges our presence on the territory of Tongva peoples and pays our respects to the original caretakers of the land and their descendants. We stand united with all of those calling for social, political and economic justice. We pledge to apply our crafts in the performing arts to this time of great transformation.
We commit to answer the call set by the Black Lives Matters movement and our colleagues in the Department of Africana Studies to implement and sustain “substantive, consequential, and measurable programs that address anti-Blackness.” In order to do this, we are implementing diversity, equity, and inclusivity training for faculty, staff, and students. As we embark on this much belated process of dismantling white supremacy, we express our deep apologies to those who have been injured by our ignorance and commit to critical self-reflection in the interest of creating a radically healthier and thriving community.
Through a synthesis of body, mind and spirit, theatre students engage great works of dramatic literature both in the classroom and in production. The curriculum includes performance, design and technology, theatre history and literature, movement, and community engagement.
The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance serves as the theatre program for all five undergraduate Claremont Colleges, presenting 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.
As majors and minors, or as interested students, you’ll devise creative solutions to complex problems, and develop interpersonal skills and savvy inherent in the collaborative artistic process—qualities that prepare you for a wide range of careers, as well as further study on either the graduate or professional levels.
Many department graduates have become successful members of the professional community as actors, dancers, designers and technicians, producers, writers, dramaturgies, teachers and administrators.
Response to Covid-19
The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to the Health and Safety of all Students, Faculty, Staff and Guest Artists.
The Pomona College Department of Theatre & Dance is currently collaborating with the Claremont College Consortium to develop and maintain professional health and safety guidelines. Pomona College has instituted an online Self-Health Check In for all individuals working on campus. In addition, the college is providing PPE for all departments. The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to follow safety standards and practices adopted by industry unions and OSHA.
More information on Covid-19 practices will be distributed once the College approves of individuals on campus.