‘Much Ado’ for spring theater season

By Jesus Figueroa The Theatre Arts Department brings the classic Shakespearean comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” to more recent times to open up the spring semester’s productions. Kelley Hogan, East Los Angeles College acting instructor and  play director, made small changes to “Much Ado about nothing.” Instead of the play taking place in Messina on the Island of Sicily in the 16th century, it takes place in Southern California during…

March 4, 2015

Speech, theatre arts prepare for department split

By Jesus Figueroa Theatre arts and speech have petitioned to split and become two separate departments. The petition originated from communication professor Edward Stevenson and will create a Communication Studies Department. Stevenson said there’s no chair lined up, but there may be a vote during the spring to determine the new chair of the department. Full-time theatre professor Kelley Hogan opposed the the change because of the short notice to…

December 10, 2014

Shakespeare inspires theatre arts professor

  By Wendy Lamm   Theatre Arts professor at East Los Angeles College Kelley Hogan was inspired to pursue acting because she grew up watching plays with her father. At the age of 23, Hogan moved to London to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to get her professional acting certificate. “It was a given at an early age that I loved performing and entertaining,” said Hogan….

April 24, 2013