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Why Delta Drama?

Delta Drama is home to one of the most dynamic and diverse community college theatre arts programs in California. Delta Drama students who complete the AA transfer degree will be qualified for entry-level career placement and/or advanced degree transfer in theatre performance.

We Offer:

  • A two-year actor-training program and technical theatre associate degree and certificate program.

  • An affordable program with many opportunities for financial aid and scholarships.

  • Production of four fully staged main stage productions a year in our main theatres, a summer season, and two performing workshops a year staged in the studio theatre.

  • A professional, highly trained, faculty staff and guest artists committed to student success and artistic growth.

  • A commitment to exploring inclusive values that reflect the cultural diversity of the Central Valley Community.

Who We Are

Faculty & Staff


How We Contribute

The Delta Drama Outreach program is presented by the Arts & Communication Division of San Joaquin Delta College. The outreach program seeks to provide accessible theatre education in an interactive and creatively challenging environment to high schools in Stockton, Lodi, Modesto, Tracy, Galt, Linden, Manteca and Lathrop, among others. As part of this mission, we offer opportunities in theatre workshops, networking and production viewings.

The SJDC Drama Department offers workshops and a talkback series to bridge the gap between the page and stage following any of our performances.

To inquire about performance talkbacks or workshop opportunities:


Theatre Arts Courses

A rigorous, disciplined, and innovative two year curriculum in acting is complimented by integrated studies in technical theatre, theatre history, and theatre production specifically designed to augment the acting focus. Developed for the career-oriented theatre student, the acting program seeks to unlock intuitive potential for performance, and combine it with a powerful, yet flexible set of techniques and skills. Additionally, the theatre training will contribute to the student’s development of people management skills, collaboration strategies, and artistic aesthetic.

Performance Courses






Technical Theatre Courses

Makeup for the Theatre: Beginning Makeup , DR 15A

This course is designed to provide theory and techniques of makeup for the theatre. Types of makeup application include straight, age and character makeup, as well as facial hair application. Laboratory sessions and work on a makeup crew for college productions or a special project are required.

Introduction to Stagecraft , DR 19A

This course is an introductory lecture, demonstration and laboratory experience focusing on stage scenery production. An introduction to stage costume, lighting, and sound production are also included. Participation on construction crews for Theatre Arts productions is required.

Principles of Stage Design , DR 19B

This course is a study of stagecraft design, stagecraft research techniques, and stagecraft production organization as it pertains to scenery, lighting, sound, and costuming. Students study the aesthetics, practical applications, and the principles of set, sound, lighting, and costume production as it applies to theatre performance. Participation in backstage crews for Theatre Arts productions is required.

Scenic Painting, DR 20

This course is a study of scenic painting techniques. The course focuses on the tools materials and techniques of the scenic artist for live theatre.

Stage Sound , DR 21

This course is a study of theatrical sound production. The course introduces the theory and practice of sound design and engineering and practical experience with a variety of sound equipment.

Stage Lighting , DR 22

This course is a study of stage lighting for live theatrical production. Stage lighting technology and lighting design principles are explored. Practical application of lighting principles is emphasized.

Stage Costume: Costume Construction I, DR 23A

This course is a study in costume construction and the basic techniques needed to create simple garments for the stage. Emphasis is placed on hand and machine sewing as well as recognizing essential elements found in traditional patterning and finished garments. These skills will provide the student with the necessary knowledge to implement hands-on activities in support of theatrical productions.

Scenic Construction, DR 24

This course is an intermediate course in scenic construction. Students study tools, materials, and techniques used in the construction of scenery for live theatrical performance. Emphasis is placed on traditional construction techniques using wood, metal, and plastics.

Technical Theatre Portfolio I-4, DR 40A-D

These courses are an introductory through advanced series of courses in the development of the technical theatre portfolio. These courses focus on the creation, documentation and critique of portfolio projects, and the process of seeking employment in technical theatre.

Theatre Production: Crew, DR 25A

This course is a laboratory in rehearsal, performance and production crew work, with emphasis placed on solving the problems of production by preparing plays for public performance.

Traditional Theatre Production: Crew, DR 44B

This course is a course in rehearsal, performance, and production crew work where emphasis is placed on solving the problems of production by preparation of public performance for a traditional theatre audience.

Theatre Arts Degree Requirements:

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Cast Lists

Delta Drama is committed to open and inclusive casting that reflects the diversity of our community. ALL are encouraged to audition.

For Information about Crew and Technical Positions please contact

Kevin Bautch, Faculty, Technical Director




"Best Live Theatre" of 2019
in San Joaquin County
Hear what others are saying about Delta Drama
"Baltimore", a co-production between Delta Drama and Sacramento based theatre company, Intrepid Theatre Lab
Delta Drama on Capital Public Radio, "Baltimore"
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Where We Work & Play

Delta Drama maintains two fully functioning theatres that serve our students in their artistic and technical endeavors. In addition to production work, acting students and technical students enjoy the benefits of taking all classes in the theatres themselves.

Alfred H. Muller Studio Theatre

The Alfred H. Muller Studio Theatre is our black box theatre with a seating capacity of 128. Removable seating allows for staging and seating configurations to change according the design of each show. Wheelchair accessible.

The Tillie Lewis Theatre

The Tillie Lewis Theatre is our proscenium thrust style theatre with a seating capacity of 393. Wheelchair accessible.

We would love to hear from you!



Greg Foro

Professor of Drama

Kevin Bautch

Professor of Stagecraft/Technical Director

Jonathan Singer

Professor of Costume Design


Phone: 209-954-5110

Delta Drama is a division of

San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207

Phone: 209-954-5151


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