Theatre

About

The Theatre Program offers experience in all facets of acting, make-up, scenery construction and other technical aspects of theatre. Specialized advising is available for transfer to specific universities.

Typically the fall theatre production of the year is scheduled for the middle of October, and the spring production is scheduled for early April.  To learn more about our upcoming shows visit the Lendon Players page.

Courses Are Offered At These Locations

Jackson ATC
Rankin
Raymond
Utica
Vicksburg

Online
Courses for this program are also offered online

Curriculum

You can expect to take a variety of courses including Stage Movement, Makeup, and Role Preparation. For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.

Upcoming Productions

Bus Stop

by William Inge

In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a small roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and the weary travelers on board have to take refuge in the diner until morning. Cherie, a nightclub singer, has the most to worry about. She’s being pursued by “a young cowboy with all the romantic finesse of a rodeo bull.” The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver who have previously only spent time in passing, find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.

Scholarships

Interested students should fill out the Hinds CC application for scholarships. Applications are due by February 15th each year.

Dorothy Brownlee Scholarship

The Dorothy Brownlee Scholarship has been established through the Hinds Community College Foundation by Mrs. Dorothy Morris Brownlee. A graduate of Hinds Agricultural High School and Hinds Junior College Class of 1935, Mrs. Brownlee has always had a passion for theatre. Mrs. Brownlee has also served on the Development Foundation Board of Directors.

To be eligible, a student must be a full-time freshman or sophomore majoring in theatre or speech. The student should also be enrolled full-time on the Raymond Campus and should maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarship recipients are expected to actively participate in the Theatre program at Hinds.

Interested students should fill out the Hinds Community College Application for Scholarships. Applications are due by February 15th each year.

Bo Byrnes Memorial Scholarship

The Bo Byrnes Memorial Scholarship has been established through the Hinds Community College Foundation by Bo’s Aunt, Theresa Moody. Bo Byrnes grew up in Greenville, MS and was 24 years old at the time of his death. He attended Hinds Community College from 1990 to 1992 and was a member of the Lendon Players, performing in several productions and receiving the Maxwell Award for best actor in a supporting role for “Lend Me a Tenor” in 1993. Bo discovered his love for acting and the stage during his senior year of high school and the Lendon Players gave him the opportunity to explore his talent and comedic spirit during his years at Hinds. This scholarship is in his memory and is to be awarded to a student possessing the same love of the stage and the Lendon Players.

To be eligible, a student must be a sophomore and an active member of the Lendon Players. The student should also be enrolled full-time on the Raymond Campus with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Lendon Players

The Lendon Players is an organization created for students who are interested in dramatics and the theatre arts.

Membership is open to all students. The purpose of the Lendon Players is to foster and develop skills and interests in the field of drama. Club members take part in the production of plays sponsored by the Department of Speech and Theatre.

Contact

Alison Stafford
Theatre/Drama Director
601-857-3267
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