Theatre

Students who participate in the college’s theatre program, or who plan to major in related fields, have opportunities in acting, stagecraft, stage management, set construction, directing, prop building, backstage work, and costume design.  Plus, they learn the many different facets of a professional production while working with fellow students and community members.

A background in performing arts is not necessary, and students do not have to be theatre majors to participate in campus productions or enroll in theatre classes.

JC Players

The JC Players produce one or more mainstage theatrical productions each year. Performances are held in the campus Fine Arts Auditorium, located near the Hwy. 90 entrance to campus.

At the beginning of each semester, the Jackson County Campus theatre department holds an “Interested in Theatre” meeting. All students are welcome to audition for productions. The audition process is often done with cold readings of each play’s script. Auditions are typically held in the second week of each semester.

Contact

beau.foutz@mgccc.edu

HC Players

The HC Players produce three or four mainstage theatrical productions each year.

At the beginning of each semester, the Harrison County Campus theatre department holds an “Interested in Theatre” meeting. All students are welcome to join the HC Players and audition for productions. The audition process is often done with cold readings of each play’s script. Auditions are typically held in the second week of each semester. Cast members are usually expected to rehearse Monday through Thursday, 2 – 4:30 p.m.

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Our Facilities

The HC Players perform in both the Fine Arts Auditorium (a 450-seat proscenium space) and the Arena Theatre (a 196-seat theatre in the round). The Immersive Performing Arts Center (iMPAC) is scheduled to  open in 2021.  This state-of-the-art, 54,000-square-foot facility will include a 1,200-seat theatre complete with the newest performance technology.  The center’s flexible design will make it the perfect venue for major theatre productions, concerts and conferences. Other features will include box seating, a lobby and concessions, areas for dressing rooms, a green room, stage area, storage, and prop design.

Scholarships

Both performance and academic scholarships are available.

Auditions for the performance scholarship, which is approximately $750 each semester, are held during the spring semester on a Saturday performance weekend. Students must present two contrasting monologues. Students who are awarded this scholarship must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in at least 15 hours per semester. They will also be required to audition for all HC Players productions and work a minimum of four hours each week in the theatre.

Visit the Financial Aid section of the website for academic scholarship criteria.

Perk Players

The Perk Players produce two to four mainstage theatrical productions each year, with some productions open to community participation. Performances are held in the campus Fine Arts Auditorium in Malone Hall.