Theatre

The Pomona College Department of Theatre serves as the theatre program for all five undergraduate Claremont Colleges. The curriculum includes the study of theatre history and dramatic literature, design and technology and performance.

Theatre students become proficient in devising creative solutions to complex problems. They also develop sensitivity to the interpersonal relationships inherent in the collaborative process. Thus, they are prepared for a wide variety of careers in organizations and enterprises that value these qualities. While encouraging such broad development, the department also prepares its students for further study on either the graduate and/or professional levels. Many department graduates have become successful members of the professional community as actors, dancers, designers and technicians, producers, writers, dramaturgs, teachers and administrators.

The department presents four major productions and a dance concert each year in the modern Seaver Theatre Complex. Students from all of the Claremont Colleges, majors and non-majors alike, serve as performers and production personnel. The department also co-sponsors a dynamic season of student-generated productions.

The Philbrick Fund, a bequest of distinguished theatre historian Norman Philbrick ’35, supports the Department’s Distinguished Visiting Artist/Lecturer Series. Past artist/lecturers have included author and director Luis Valdez, theatre scholar Martin Esslin, designers William and Jean Eckart, director/playwright George C. Wolfe ’76, actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, actor Karl Malden, director-writer Eugenio Barba, The Shanghai Beijing and Shanghai Kun Chinese Opera companies, The Martha Graham Dance Company, performance artist Rachel Rosenthal, director Peter Sellars, and residencies by Actors from the London stage. The Marion and Charles C. Holmes Fund provide additional support for department activities.

For information about the Theatre major, minor, and courses offered please refer to the Pomona College catalog.

Scripps Faculty

Matthew Delmont
Associate Professor of American Studies
Co-coordinator, Intercollegiate Program for American Studies

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Rita Roberts
Professor of History and Africana Studies

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Damien Sojoyner
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

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Sheila Walker
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies

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Intercollegiate Faculty

Aitel, Fazia Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Basu, Dipannita Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Pitzer College
Bonaparte, Alicia Assistant Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College
Daut, Marlene Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Fairchild, Halford Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies, Pitzer College
Harris, Laura Professor of English and World Literature and Africana Studies, Pitzer College
Hurley, Eric Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies, Pomona College
KaMala, KaMala Assistant Professor of Psychology, Pitzer College
Lemelle, Sidney Professor of History and Black Studies and Chair of the History Department, Pomona College
Lytle, Gwendolyn Professor of Music and Resident Artist, Pomona College
Mayes, April Associate Professor of History, Pomona College
Perkins, Linda Associate Professor of Education, Claremont Graduate University
Shelton, Marie-Denise Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Smith, Darryl Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College
Wimbush, Vincent Professor of Religion , Claremont Graduate University