Experience

Makeup artist and actor Nyla Rahimi applies zombie makeup during the filming of “Death and Silence,” at LMC on Sunday, Sept. 26.

“Death and Silence” is more than just a film

Cara Rieber, Staff Writer
October 18, 2021

Three full days of shooting, from sunup to sundown. No extra days to re-shoot. Everything has to be perfect.  This was the experience of the Los Medanos College Drama Department Sept. 24-26 as they...

Ben Platt as Evan Hansen and Amandla Stenberg as  Alana Beck sitting together on a swing set.

The emotional beauty in “Dear Evan Hansen”

Audrey Lichty, Staff Writer
October 7, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen is both a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about a teenager trying to deal with depression and anxiety, and a family grieving the loss of their son and brother. The musical movie, released...

Stage hands check the set for the SF production of Hamilton during intermission on Aug. 25.

Hamilton: A brilliant retrospective

Stephanie Arreola, Staff Writer
September 6, 2021

“Hamilton: An American Musical” has stolen the hearts of thousands of fans across the country. And the show did it again on Aug. 25 to an appreciative audience who were starved of live theater during...

Head of the drama department nominated for awards

Head of the drama department nominated for awards

Faith Lloyd, Staff Writer
April 15, 2021

There's nothing better than a good teacher. Sometimes having a teacher that simply understands students and the struggles they are facing can inspire them and provide a new sense of academic confidence.  Professor...

Graphic from Weston Hopkins.

Drama department working on new film

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
February 16, 2021

Redemption is a fickle thing and can be a hard concept to grasp for many people, let alone superheroes. The Los Medanos College drama department displays this idea in their upcoming film “Super Jerks,”...

Laugh through the screen with “Shenanigans”

Laugh through the screen with “Shenanigans”

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
February 3, 2021

Theater is typically performed in front of a live audience, but in the face of a global pandemic this is not currently feasible. Undeterred, artists have been getting creative to keep the art form alive,...

LMC student Ian Panela performing in the New Play Festival 2020.

From the stage to the computer screen

Marjani Michelle Baptiste, Staff Writer
December 3, 2020

The theater is the heart of the Dramatic Arts program and since the pandemic hit, the stage has been vacant. The pandemic has reduced in-person activities on campus and this has affected the program’s...

Karen Hernandez rehearses at LMC Little Theater.

Alumni to star in play

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer
February 24, 2020

The Los Medanos College Drama department is performing their first play of the semester with a rendition of “2 Sisters and a Piano.” Originally written by Cuban-American playwright Nilo Cruz and published...

‘The Girl in the Red Hood’ mural finished

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer
February 6, 2020

During the fall 2019 semester Drama Director Nick Garcia commissioned a new mural for the Little Theater ticket booth. The mural, named “The Girl in Red,” was executed by Eric Sanchez’s ART-010 2-Dimensional...

Musician plays with pride

Musician plays with pride

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick
November 14, 2019

Los Medanos College hosted one of its Equity Speaker Series events in the Little Theatre Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. The free concert featured Eli Conley, an indie singer-songwriter and out gay transgender...

Dr. Luis Zuniga poses at the piano. Zuniga was nominated for Best Music Direction for his work on “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” which included Los Medanos College students in its orchestra.

Zuniga nominated for Theatre Bay Area Award

Spencer Batute, @batutie_
November 7, 2019

Dr. Luis Zuniga, Director of LMC Orchestra and Band, was recently nominated for an award for Outstanding Music Direction by Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest theatre service organizations in the United...

Club jokes around

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyn.toscano
October 3, 2019

The Shenanigans club at Los Medanos College acts as a safe place for students interested in both school involvement and theatre. The club meets in the Little Theater every Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Founded...

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