Theatre department address everyday issues in performances

By Jesus Garcia The Theatre in the Community program is a program for students from all backgrounds who with their interest in theatre want to help their community in some way.   It is a free program where students  tour elementary schools/daycare centers with children’s theatre productions, ‘brown bag’ lunchtime performances at senior centers, food banks and events throughout Los Angeles County. The program is led by ELAC’s very own…

December 4, 2017

Traditional comedy receives Latin twist

By Diego Olivares The East Los Angeles College Theatre Department makes final preparations for its upcoming show, “Measure for Measure.” The play is the second production of the 2016 spring semester. This follows the last play, “Run for your Wife.” Directed by ELAC Theatre instructor Ramon Ramos, the play is written by William Shakespeare. It is one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works. The play, written in 1604, was also the first…

April 20, 2016

Theatre Student Undertakes Controversial Play

by Stephanie Guevara   East Los Angeles College student, Samuel Solorio, has started in many plays but his next play, ‘Drunk Girl’ may be the most controversial yet. ‘Drunk Girl’, which will be premiering in Casa 0101,  a collection of 16 short plays, monologues, and sketch pieces revolving around the struggles of women having power over their bodies, lives and destinies. Solorio took part in eight of the 16 short…

September 27, 2015

Theatre Department sets stage for ‘Angels and Demons’

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Department’s winter session production of “Angels and Demons” brought to the stage four distinct productions with a focus on one theme which thrilled the audience. The theme of “Angels and Demons,” which titled the night’s performances, dealt with inner struggles as well as the devil. Four student directors brought four different plays to the Proscenium Theater. The two actors play “The Devil…

March 2, 2015

Actors provide emotional appeal in ‘Woyzeck’

By Cortez Cruz Serrato The Theatre Department brings to life one of the world’s most famous German plays, “Woyzeck,” which takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster, leaving them wanting more. The play is an adaptation by director David Laird Scott. The play opened last Friday at the East Los Angeles College Black Box Theatre. From the very beginning of the show, the audience feels an immediate connection with…

October 15, 2014

ELAC actor gets first lead role

  By Stevie Rodriguez Clifton Smith is currently starring in the play “Kindred” at East Los Angeles College, directed by Daniel Keleher, which runs on the weekends of May 16-18 and 23-25. Smith has acted in three other plays but this is his first lead role. Smith’s character in Kindred is Joey, whom is a prisoner facing a life sentence. Smith grew up in Altadena, California and attended Pasadena High…

May 17, 2014

Theatre Department takes on ‘Kindred’

By Andrew Martinez The East Los Angeles College Theatre Department will be presenting “Kindred” in the P-2 building on May 16 to 25 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The play was written by former faculty member Daniel Kelleher, who is currently working in the industry and directed by Rodney Lloyd Scott. “Kindred” is a touching chronicle of two inmates who develop a compassionate relationship at an unlikely time. They…

May 16, 2014