ELAC theater department hosts Chicano Moratorium art show

East Los Angeles College’s Theater department hosted “Meet the Cast” before premiering “EAST LOS….R I S I N G 1970-2020, THEN & NOW”, in honor of the Chicano Moratorium.
The show’s director Cristina Frías, ELAC’s first-ever Hispanic to join the Theater Arts department’s full-time tenure track, said that the 50th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium inspired her to create the project.

February 9, 2021

Exhibition gives audience production insight

By Rogelio Alvarez  “Tartuffe: Costumes and CTE Technology” showcased the collaborative process in the making of the East Los Angeles College Theater Arts Department’s production of “Tartuffe” at the Vincent Price Art Museum. The costumes and parts of the stage set were created with Cutting Tool Engineering (CTE) technology, such as a fabric printer and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router. “We have a joint-agreement with the Architecture and Engineering Departments….

February 16, 2017

Fall semester’s first play delivers ‘Den of Thieves’

By Francisco Portillo  The Department of Theatre Arts is putting on its first play of the fall semester, “Den of Thieves,” a story by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Director Rodney Lloyd Scott said the show follows a group of  four people “who are not the brightest of characters.” In the world of thieves, they are probably amongst some of the dumbest. Set in New York City in the 1990s, these characters get…

October 12, 2016

“Six Characters” bring interesting performances among confusing plotline

By Daniela Jalteco “Six Characters in Search of an Author” is a self-reflexive play with a confusing plot along with standout performers. The plot deals with six mysterious individuals who are in search of an author to bring their tragic story to life through a play. Edward Navarette  plays The Director perfectly. He was very clear and made you understand what his motivation was throughout the entire play. Another strong performance was Angelique Enos who…

May 31, 2016

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 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