May 21, 2022
Cypress College Celebrates 55th Commencement
"Cypress College hosted its 55th Commencement on Friday evening — the first in-person graduation ceremony in 3 years — with a record number of graduates and guests participating. The event was held in the college’s Gateway Plaza with more than 800 graduates from the classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020 in"
April 28, 2020
Student Finalists in National Video Contest
"Cypress College students have gained national attention in a contest called “Stay Home and Sing,” with a video featuring their adaptation of a song from the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “In The Heights.” The students performed the song “96,000,” selected from their spring production of the musical, which was cut short due"
September 13, 2018
Magazine Spotlights Former Theater Student on Cover
"Alex Alpharaoh has won the attention of theatergoers and critics with something he hid for years: his immigration status. The former Cypress College student’s effort to make sense of government policies around undocumented immigrants led to the creation of his autobiographical play, “WET: A DACAmented Journey,” and a spot on the"
May 15, 2018
Cypress College Offers Four-Week Summer Theater Workshop
"Actors! Directors! Playwrights! Cypress College offers a four-week intensive course in creating theater! This workshop will cover various aspects of performance: acting, movement, voice, improvisation, puppetry, mask-work, and scene-study. The course also covers directing, script analysis, dramaturgy, and the basics of playwriting. The month-long workshop will culminate in a celebration of new"
March 3, 2017
Unscripted: Theater Professor Leads Student to USC, South Coast Rep
"Jennifer Franco, Cypress College’s 2012 graduate of the year, said she “might be dead” if she hadn’t come to Cypress and taken a class from theater arts professor Mark Majarian in her first semester. “Without getting too emotional and talk about the past, I wouldn’t have made it,” she said. “I"
June 28, 2016
Announcing the 17th Annual Cypress College New Play Festival
"The Cypress College New Play Festival provides student actors and directors a place to help develop new plays with professional playwrights from Los Angeles. We are celebrating our seventeenth summer season. Our festival won the OC Weekly Best of 2008. “Mark Majarian and the rest of this community college’s theater department deserve"
January 17, 2014
Auditions Announced by Theater and Dance Department
"Cypress College’s Theater and Dance Department has announced its auditions for the spring 2014 semester. The auditions are for the musical “Big River,” the play “Nickel and Dimed,” and the “People in Motion” dance concert. The auditions are: “Big River” (musical) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Please contact the Cypress College"