Theater Arts

Welcome to Napa Valley College Department of Theater Arts.  From an AA Degree in Theater (Performance and Technical Theater) and Musical Theater to individual acting and production classes, Theater Arts at Napa Valley College provides excellent instruction taught by industry professionals.  

Theater Arts Faculty and Visiting Artists

Danielle Cain (Instructor - Theater)
Jennifer King (Artistic Director / Instructor / Theater Department Coordinator)
Ian McIver (Instructor - Film.)
Jennifer Ruygt (Instructor - Technical Theater)
Barbara Spear (Instructor - Film)
Adam Wadenius (Instructor - Film)

Degree Programs

Performance (Acting) Associate Arts Degree
Technical Theater Associate Arts Degree
Musical Theater Associate Arts Degree


For Fall Semester, 2013: Introduction to Theater, Fundamentals of Acting, Diversity in American Drama, Technique of Acting, Technical Theater in Performance, Technical Theater: Scenery and Props, Theater for Young Audiences Production, Stage Movement, Intermediate Acting, Survey & Appreciation of Film, Culture & Gender in Film, Horror Film.

Performing Arts Academy

Afterschool and summer theater day camps for youth and teens.   Dates TBA.

Shakespeare Napa Valley

Annual outdoor productions of Shakespeare's plays featuring students as well as local experienced and professional actors.

Student Matinees

Substantially discounted Theater for Young Audiences productions of A Christmas Carol performed for elementary schools during week day mornings at the college theater.  Call the Box Office at 770-256-7500 for details.


Musical Productions

Director: Jennifer King

Music Director: Dr. Eve-Anne Wilkes

Choreographer: Pam Rogers

All Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 measures of a song from a musical.  (No songs from the show you are auditioning for, please.)  Please bring sheet music in your key.  Wear clothes you can move in and be prepared to learn a short dance.

Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin, Directed by Richard Rossi

Adults - October 7th and 9th, 2013 at 7pm (Auditioners do not need to come both nights)

Youth (17 & under) - October 12th, 2013 at 10:30am

Annie Get Your Gun runs March 7-23, 2014 in the Main Theater at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center at Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Building 100.

No appointment necessary.

For more information about our programs please e-mail Jennifer King at