College Theater

College Theater

Offering an Associate in Arts degree, the College Theater department offers a variety of courses including Acting, Acting for the Camera, Audition, Combat, Dance Theatre, Directing, Improvisation, Improvisation for Case Studies, Stagecraft, Stage Management, Stage Movement, Stage Make-up, Technical Production, Theater Appreciation and VoiceOver Acting. For more information, contact Connie Canaday Howard, Director of Theater at or visit the College of DuPage Academics page.

Support is made possible by a generous gift from the College of DuPage Foundation’s Dr. Donald and Helen (Gum) Westlake Fund for Student Productions.


General auditions for The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later and A Christmas Carol, (which will be rehearsed and performed completely virtually) will be held by virtual submission, to by Thursday, Aug. 13, 5p.

The Laramie Project is being directed by Theater Department Chair Connie Canaday Howard, and A Christmas Carol is being directed by Theater Professor Amelia Barrett.

To audition, fill out the form and submit a video audition and submit to by Thursday, Aug. 13, 5p. You will be auditioning for both shows when you submit your audition. Schedules for each project will be created after seeing all submissions, so please be thorough in noting conflicts.

• You will choose a monologue from each show to memorize or read. You’ll then film the monologues and save the file as YourName-Monologues-Fall20.

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
A Christmas Carol

• Download the fillable audition form. Please fill out completely, including all conflicts from Aug. 14-Nov. 26, 2020. Save that file as YourName-AuditionForm-Fall20.

• Then send an email to with the subject line “Your Name–Fall 20 Auditions.” Make sure to attach both your form and the video monologues.

The shows are classes. If cast, you must register for Theater 1120 (or 1121). E-permits will be sent to registration, for you to register, following auditions.

Cast lists will be posted on Friday, Aug. 14, by 5p.

Join us as we create these exciting, one-of-a-kind, and fun productions!