State Fair Community College

Theatre Arts

A Midsummer Night's Dream












"With one of the finest theatres in the state, an incredible acting/director teacher, and a technical director/designer that can't be beat, SFCC has put together an unbeatable theatre program.  If a student of mine wants a smaller theatre program where they are sure to be cast often and well, I always recommend SFCC.  I've been teaching theatre for nearly 30 years, and for the cost, this is, hands down, the best theatre program in Missouri." 

~ Michael Beahm, Theatre Director, Raymore-Peculiar High School


Why study theatre? (You do not have to be a theatre major to participate!)

Theatre is a reflection of life that helps us understand the world around us.Students who are involved in theatre learn many skills including better communication skills, creative problem solving, enhanced creativity, reading comprehension, adaptability, respect for others, a healthy self-esteem, respect for deadlines, dedication, concentration and many others.

Associate of Fine Arts in Theatre degree

SFCC is one of only two colleges in Missouri to offer an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) in Theatre degree, which provides concentrated study in theatre. The degree is designed to lay the foundation for upper-level class work and to establish a smooth transfer for SFCC graduates who may seek a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The AFA in Theatre requires 64 credit hours.

The Theatre Arts program offers enriching experiences in the technical and performance areas. We offer many opportunities to perform without competing with juniors, seniors or graduate students. Our season includes six productions a year including main stage, a production for youth, musical, and student-directed one-act plays. Performances are held in the Stauffacher Theatre, one of the best theatre facilities in the state. Our staff is very experienced and dedicated to each student's success.

Thompson O'Sullivan Studio Theatre

With gifts from Barbara Lamy Cooney, Sedalia, and Sylvia L. Thompson, Linn Creek, the college has renovated space in the Yeater Learning Center for a studio theatre or black box that will allow the stage and seating configurations to change into venues such as theatre in the round, corner seating or arena seating for 90 to 100. The focus will be on intimate performances, which will enhance students' learning experiences.

View COURSE CATALOG for program requirements.This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.

To view a schedule of this year's performances, click current season. To purchase tickets online, click BUY NOW.

Theatre Arts Mission Statement & Values

Theatre Faculty and Staff

Eric Yazell
Speech and Theatre Instructor and Program Coordinator
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7445

Tim Wells
Theatre Instructor/Technical Director
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7388

Kristen Janke
Adjunct Theatre Instructor
(660) 596-7387

Brandi Webb
Box Office
(660) 596-7387


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