2013 Pirates of Penzance
2013 Fringe Festival
18 individual short plays and dances were developed by guest playwrights, faculty and students that brought two weeks of original performance art to Westmont's campus. Engaging, unique and always provocative, Fringe has become an annual "must see" event.
2013 Platinum Circle
Directed by John Blondell, and written by Randy VanderMey. VanderMey, Westmont professor of English, spent more than a decade crafting the whole three-play sequence, “Cell Division,” “Fleas” and “Bluetooth Paternoster,” which probe the spiritual underside of our obsession with cell phones.
The show features an experienced cast, including seniors Jackie Dressler and Shawnee Witt; juniors Paige Tautz, Mak Manson, Lauren White, Chris Wagstaffe and Ben Offringa; and first-year students Laura Shultz and Connor Bush. Most actors appear in one or more shows, and Manson appears in all of them.
2012 Much Ado About Nothing
The beloved Shakespearean play was brought to comedic life, delighting audiences and critics alike. From the Independent, "The whole thing sparkles with the adventurousness and high spirits of Westmont’s outstanding theater program. Between UCSB and Westmont College, Santa Barbara must count as one of the top places in the world for aspiring Shakespeareans to matriculate."