ABOUT OUR CLASSES
We have an exciting variety of theatre and cinema arts classes, an A.A. degree in theatre, a one-of-a-kind technical theater certificate program, and a full production calendar of mainstage plays. Our program in Theatre and Cinema Arts at Folsom Lake College has staked a prominent position in the performing and visual arts in the region.
Besides offering an associated arts degree in theater, the college also offers a technical theater certificate. Part of the technical program includes students working with professionals when touring shows come to the main-campus facility, gaining journeyman type experience. When they graduate with a certificate, they'll be prepared to begin union apprenticeship programs.
OUR FACULTY AND STAFF
Professor David Harris comes to Folsom Lake College with a wealth of experiences in the professional theatre and motion picture industry. In receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego, regularly ranked in the top five graduate programs in Theatre Arts in the USA by US News and World Report, Professor Harris’ career in the entertainment and arts industry got a jump start. He has performed and worked alongside many artists prominent on the world and national theatre scene, including Athol Fugard, Shozo Sato, and Des McAnuff. His career as an actor led him up and down the California coast, performing at such prominent venues as the American Conservatory Theatre La Jolla Playhouse, and the California Shakespeare Festival and appearing in popular motion pictures such as Penny Marshall’s “Renaissance Man.” After a side trip in Beverly Hills as a law clerk for a prominent entertainment lawyer, Mr. Harris returned to his roots in performance and moved to the Sacramento area. Extremely active since his arrival in the region, Professor Harris split his time as an Adjunct Professor at Sacramento City College and Cosumnes River College and as a local theatrical producer, director, and performer with the well-regarded group Synergy Stage and the bold new professional theatrical production company Capital Stage. Even though David Harris began working full time for Folsom Lake College creating their Theatre and Cinema Arts program in January of 2007, he continues his work as a professional theatre artist in the community, providing examples and opportunities for his growing cadre of theatre and cinema arts students.
Professor, Dept. Chair
Ian Wallace joined Folsom Lake College in 2012, having worked professionally as a scenic and projection designer, collaborating with directors who include Gabor Tompa, Christopher Ashley and Moises Kaufman. His designs have been seen internationally at venues in Toronto, London, Budapest, Romania, and the Avignon Festival in France. He has also designed for California theaters, such as La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, and, locally, for B Street Theater and Capital Stage. He also worked in television for several years as a set designer for the soap opera Guiding Light on CBS. He received his BFA in Drama from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, where he had the opportunity to intern for the designer George Tsypin. He earned his MFA in Theater Design from UC San Diego. His designs from UCSD were featured in the student exhibit at the Theater Design Quadrennial in Prague. Ian is a member of United Scenic Artist local 829.
Peter Mohrmann is a co-founding member of Capital Stage and has been the company's Managing Director for five seasons. Also with Capital Stage, he has directed and performed in productions. As a co-founding member of Synergy Stage, he produced over a dozen productions in Sacramento since the fall of 1999, including a number aboard the Delta King. Locally, Peter has worked with Sacramento Theatre Company,
Foothill Theatre Company, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sierra Shakespeare Festival, Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, River Stage, City Theatre, Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre, Garbeau's Dinner Theatre and The Show Below. Before returning to the Sacramento area, Peter worked with Chicago Actor’s Theatre, Kern Shakespeare Festival and Nebraska Theatre Caravan. He worked for over 10 years for the not-for-profit Sutter Medical Center, with the Chicago sports marketing company The Lazin Group, and a season-long arts management training program with the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Peter received his Masters of Fine Arts from the Theatre School/DePaul University. Peter is an adjunct professior at Sacramento City College.
Rebecca Redmond Bio coming soon.
Jennifer Wallace was born in Santa Barbara, and as an overly dramatic only child for her first five years, she entertained herself by performing songs from Mary Poppins for her dolls in her room. At age five, she gained a younger brother, and moved with her family to Northern California, where she spent elementary school in Sacramento and high school in Davis. As a high school student, Jennifer began acting in all the school plays and performing in the Jazz Choir and she loved it so much that she realized she wanted to make performing into a career. She also found the other love of her life (Ian) when they acted together in Pride and Prejudice.
After high school, Jennifer was off to NYC, which was her home for the next seven years, as she got her BFA in theatre from NYU, double majoring in sociology and minoring in applied theatre (drama therapy, theatre in education, theatre for change) and then her MFA in acting from Brooklyn College. Somewhere in there, she also managed to write a novel and get married.
Following graduate school, Jennifer and Ian lived for a few years in San Diego, before returning to their roots in Northern California. Jennifer acts, writes, and directs locally and is also the Associate Producer of The Dinner Detective Sacramento (a murder mystery dinner theatre) and an adjunct professor of theatre in the Los Rios Community Colleges. She lives with her husband and two adorable (and very dramatic) daughters.
Cameron' has been with Falcon Eye Theater for four years but has only recently joined the full-time staff as the theater technical and Shop Forman. In his time with the theater, he has been a master carpenter, technical director and recently set designer designing Rhinoceros and Cyrano. Cameron received the technical theater certificate at FLC and is continuing to work on receiving his AA in theater. Cameron has almost ten years’ experience in local community theater working with locations like Big Idea Theater, B Street, Stage 9, Sutter Street Theater, and many others. He also worked with a few high school like Oak Ridge, Union Mine, and most recently helped open up the Cordova High School new theater building. Cameron is a member of IATSE local 50. Cameron is excited to bring his passion and technical experience to the shows at FLC and to continue to inspire new students into the field of technical theater.
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