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Welcome to Snead State Theatre!

Whether you’re a student, employee, alumnae, or community patron, we’re excited to have you be a part of the Theatre Program at Snead State Community College. Our program is open to students who are aspiring actors, set designers, or stage managers and want opportunities to learn, grow, and develop their skills as they pursue an Associate in Science degree in Theatre. Alumni of the program begin their careers by entering the industry or continuing their education and training by other colleges and universities.

Our program also welcomes volunteers! You may be a student who has an interest in theatre as a hobby. You may be a member of the community who wants to support our students while showcasing your love of the theatre. There’s a place for everyone, and we would love to have you join our Snead State theatre family!

Meet our Theatre Director

Kyle Dean Steffen has acted, directed, and fight-choreographed at theaters across the United States for over 15 years. As an actor, he has performed in musicals, comedies, tragedies, classical plays, and everything in between! Favorite roles include Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Harry in Company, and Octavius in Antony and Cleopatra. Most recently, he played Billy in Once: The Musical at Red Mountain Theatre in Birmingham.

Mr. Steffen holds a BA degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado and an MFA in Theatre from the University of Houston’s Professional Actor Training Program. He is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, a member of Society of American Fight Directors, a member of Educational Theatre Association, and a Designated Practitioner with the Lessac Training & Research Institute. He previously taught at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, and the University of Houston.

Theatre Pathway of Study

Pursuing a Theatre Pathway of Study is an excellent way to jump-start your career, no matter what career you choose. Theatre can assist you in developing your communication, time management, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Theatre uses talents and skills such as drafting, woodworking, sound design, lighting design, painting, prop making, stage management, costume design, and makeup design.

Courses within the Theatre Pathway, including workshop and acting techniques, provide a core knowledge that sets the foundation for a career in the entertainment industry. As a Theatre student, you have the opportunity to participate in stage productions by taking a role with the cast or crew.

Careers in Theatre

Jobs in the entertainment industry span across a wide array of disciplines:

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Playwright
  • Stage Manager
  • Lighting and Set Designer or Operator
  • Dramaturge/Literary Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Costume and Set Design
  • Makeup and Hair Artist
  • Marketing Manager

Scholarships

Snead State Community College offers scholarship opportunities for students majoring or participating in theatre. Scholarships are for two semesters, tuition only, but are renewable for an additional two semesters. Students must apply for apply for admission and complete the scholarship application once it becomes available in March of each year.

Students interested in a theatre scholarship must audition. Auditions for the 2023-2024 Academic Year will be held March 1-2 from 9 a.m. until noon in the Weathers Building, Room 109. Requirements for performance auditions include a 60-90 second monologue and 60 seconds of any song. Audition requirements for Technical Crew include a resume/portfolio of technical experience and two letters of recommendation.

Student Organization

Students interested in theatre are encouraged to join the Society of Drama and Finer Things student organization. The purpose of the Society of Drama and Finer Things is to establish and foster an appreciation of the art form of theatre and fine arts. Membership is open to any Snead State student or employee. Society members have opportunities to participate in field trips to see professional productions and in master classes with visiting artists.

For More Information

Contact us for more information about the Theatre Program!

KYLE STEFFEN
Theatre Instructor
Office: Weathers Business Building, Office 102
(256) 840-4204
kyle.steffen@snead.edu