Nicki Blowers
Technical Supervisor, Theatre
Office: K-1002
Phone: (815) 280-2200
Email: nblowers@jjc.edu

Theatre


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The Program

The Theatre program offers a wide variety of courses and activities. In addition to taking courses in acting, oral interpretation, directing, theatre appreciation, theatre practicum, and technical theatre, you'll have opportunities to act, build, direct, design, and produce both main stage and studio productions. You'll also participate in workshops with visiting professionals. But your learning won't be limited to campus events - theatre students at JJC also have  opportunities to attend professional theatre productions in the Chicago area.

You'll have the chance to help create a season of four main stage productions each year. You'll also have the chance to work on scenes and one-act plays in acting and directing class and participate in public readings of both existing and original scripts.

Special Features

  • Discounted tickets for professional theatre productions in the Chicago area
  • Workshops in such areas as: stage combat, Shakespeare, career opportunities, and union membership
  • Opportunities to participate in an annual touring children's theatre production 

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Career Outlook

Theatre is collective endevor requiring individual acheivement.  While it it true that having a college degree will not guarantee you a position in the world of theatre (or any other field for that matter), it is important to realize that to prepare yourself and increase your chances in the job market, you must acknowledege there is intense competition given the amount of talented people vying for each job.  You must somehow set yourself above the others. 

The skills and abilities developed through a theatre major serve as the building blocks for a wide range of occupation and career paths.  Many theatre majors proceed to careers not only in theatre but in associated fields, such as teaching, arts management, public relations and drama therapy, to name a few.

Delta Psi Omega

Outstanding students are eligible for membership in this national theatre honor society. The JC Players award annual scholarships to incoming freshmen and continuing students with theatre majors or minors. For applications, contact Nicki Blowers at extension 2200. Students in need of additional financial assistance should contact the Financial Aid Office at 815-280-2528.

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The JC Players

This club is open to all students interested in theatre. Members participate in JJC productions and attend off-campus performances and conferences. The Players engage in a variety of social activities and honor the season's outstanding accomplishments at an annual awards banquet.

Theatre Productions

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Tickets and Showtimes

There are two ways to purchase tickets, on an annual basis or as a single ticket. The annual benefits include:

  • Substantial savings over single ticket admission price
  • Ticket exchange and replacement
  • Concession coupons
  • Preferred seating

Call 815-280-2200 for ticket and reservation information.

Theater Subscriber Prices

General Public $20
Faculty/ Staff, Senior Citizens, & Non-JJC Student $16
JJC Student $6

Single Ticket Prices

(available at door)

General Public $8
Faculty/ Staff, Senior Citizens, & Non-JJC Student $5
JJC Student $3

 Theater Show Times

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 7:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 2:00pm

 Latecomer Seating Policy

Since JJC utilizes a thrust seating arrangement, the entrance of latecomers can be extremely distracing.  Additionally, in some productions the staging may require actors to enter from the theatre aisles.

Consequently, for both audience consideration and for the saftey of the performers, latecomers WILL NOT be seated until an appropriate break in the performance (at the end of a scene, for example).

Additionally, they will be seated in a special section resaerevd to minimize distractions to audience and actors.  They WILL NOT be directed to the seat identified on their tickets. 

Please be assured that you may sit in the seat identified on your ticket at the intermision of the play (if an intermission is taken).

 

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