Are you a student interested in Theater Arts?

RCTC Theater offers Theater Appreciation, beginning and intermediate level acting classes as well as stagecraft where you can learn about stage and set design! Put your creativity to work! Check the online course catalog for availability and sign up!

  • RCTC Theater Program has a long-standing tradition of providing high-quality education to young and inexperienced actors. We pride ourselves on preparing you for the next level of your theatre arts journey. Whether your interest is to become a regular on the community stage or further your knowledge by going into a four-year theatre program, we will make sure you are ready for the next step.
  • RCTC Theater produces three main stage plays every year. In the fall we produce a children’s play that is seen by three to four thousand students a year. In the spring we produce one larger comedy or drama and one experimental play often in conjunction with the Rochester Reads program.

Beyond our main stage offerings, the student-directed Drama Club writes and performs short one or two-night variety shows and performs and hosts performances for fundraising events for on and off-campus organizations. The drama club typically does three to four performances a year as well as attending local and professional shows for free or at a discounted price.

Our Faculty

Jerry Casper has his MS in Theater from Fort Hays State University. He has over 30 years of experience as an actor, director, playwright, motivational speaker, and educator. He was awarded one of Minnesota’s Outstanding Educators of the Year in 2011.

For more in-depth information about our program, productions, or our Drama Club, contact Director Jerry Casper at or call 507-285-7569.

Charles E. Hill Theater

RCTC offers main-stage productions which allow students to be involved in all aspects of productions. Auditions are open to all students.

Director: Jerry Casper,, 507-285-7569
Technical Director: Ben Hain,, 507-285-7201