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/ Film Studies at Napa Valley College provides excellent instruction taught by industry professionals.  

Theater Arts Faculty and Visiting Artists

Danielle Cain (Instructor - Theater Arts / Film Studies)
Matthew Cowell (Technical Director)
Niklaus Hoffman (Instructor - Film Studies)
Tim Holtslag (Scenic Artist)
Jennifer King (Artistic Director / Professor of Theater Arts / Department Coordinator)
Reed Martin (Instructor - Film Studies /Theater Arts; Production Director)
Ian McIver (Instructor - Film Studies)
Richard Rossi (Professor Emeritus of Theater Arts; Film Studies; Production Director)
Barbara Spear (Instructor - Film Studies)
Adam Wadenius (Instructor - Film Studies)
Amy Kronzer-Walker (Instructor - Theater Arts / Film Studies)
Kathryn Zdan (Instructor - Theater Arts)

Degree Programs

Performance (Acting) Associate Degree for Transfer
Theater Arts AA Degree


Fall 2016 Offerings:

Introduction to Theater, Technique of Acting, Culture & Gender in Theater, Technical Theater in Performance, Musical Theater Production; Theater for Young Audiences, Intermediate Acting, Survey & Appreciation of Film, Culture & Gender in Film, Horror Film, and World Cinema.

Theater Napa Valley

Napa Valley College's resident theater company, featuring a three show season and new works festival.

The 2016/2017 season includes: Shakespeare's Pericles, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and The Emergence Festival, a celebration of new plays and emerging artists. 


Disney's The Little Mermaid:  August 15th and 17th at 6:30pm, callbacks August 18th at 6:30pm in the PAC Main Theater.  Prepare 16 bars of a song, preferably from a musical, and wear clothes you can move in for the dance portion of the audition.

Shakespeare Napa Valley

Annual summer productions of Shakespeare's plays featuring students as well as local professional actors.

School Matinees

Substantially discounted Theater for Young Audiences performances available for school field trips.  Call the Box Office at 707-256-7500 for details.


For more information about our programs please e-mail Coordinator of Theater Arts,
Jennifer King, at jking@napavalley.edu.