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, Instructor of Sound Production)
Olivia Cowell (Production Director, Instructor of Theater Arts)
Tim Holtslag (Scenic Artist)
Jennifer King (Artistic Director / Professor of Theater Arts / Coordinator of Performing Arts)
Freya Marcelius (Instructor of Technical Theater) 
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)
Jennifer Ruygt (Instructor of Technical Theater)
Skipper Skeoch (Costume Designer)
Adam Wadenius (Instructor - Film Studies)
Amy Walker (Instructor - Theater Arts / Film Studies)

Degree Programs

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

Theater Napa Valley

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


2017/18 SEASON

Shrek The Musical

Directed by Olivia Cowell in collaboration with Cafeteria Kids Theater


November 3rd & 4th at 7pm

Nov. 5th at 2pm

Nov. 11th at 2pm AND 7pm

Nov. 12th at 2pm


It's A Wonderful Life, The Radio Play

Directed by Reed Martin 

December 1-10. 


Sister Act

Directed by Michael Ross

Music direction by Dr. Eve Anne Wilkes and Choreography by Pam Rogers. 

March 2-18!


The Emergence Festival

Curated by Danielle Cain

April 13-15



August 8 at 6:30 pm in the main theater

Prepare 16 bars of a song from musical and tell a joke



August 14 at 6:30 pm in the main theater

Prepare 16 bars of a song from a musical

For more information contact Jennifer King, Performing Arts Coordinator/Artistic Director, at jking@napavalley.edu


Shakespeare Napa Valley 2017

We are excited to bring William Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream to numerous outdoor spaces in the Napa Valley in the summer of 2017, completely free of charge.  Show dates are as follows:

In Downtown Napa, shows are August 24, 25, 26 and 27 at 7pm in Veteran's Memorial Park

In St. Helena, shows are Sep 8, 9 and 10 at 7pm at the Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus Amphitheater 

In Yountville, shows are Sep 15, 16 and 17 at 7pm in the Yountville Veteran's Park

In the Oxbow District in Napa, shows are Sep 22, 23 and 24 at 7pm in the CIA at Copia Amphitheater

All performances take place outdoors. Venues open at 5:30 for seating. All shows start at 7pm. Food and alcohol free beverages are allowed on the premises. Bring your own blanket or chair to sit on.


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.