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/Film)
Matt Cowell (Instructor - Technical Theater / Sound Technology)
Jennifer King (Artistic Director / Instructor / Theater Department Coordinator)
Reed Martin (Instructor - Film/Theater)
Ian McIver (Instructor - Film)
Richard Rossi (Instructor - Theater)
Jennifer Ruygt (Instructor - Technical Theater / Interim Technical Director)
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


Introduction to Theater, Fundamentals of Acting, Culture & Gender in Theater, Technique of Acting, Technical Theater in Performance, Theater for Young Audiences Production, Stage Movement, Intermediate Acting, Survey & Appreciation of Film, Culture & Gender in Film, Comedy in Film, Horror Film, Film Noir.

Performing Arts Academy

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 periodically available for School field trips.  Call the Box Office at 707-256-7500 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.

For more information about our programs please e-mail Jennifer King at jking@napavalley.edu.