Spring 2024

Section 5830 of THAR13.1AL
Performance Workshop Lab: Styles, Periods and Skills 1 -- : Jan 16 - May 17 2024
This section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.1A and results in two evenings showcase performances on 5/17/2024. If this section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Leslie McCauley, lmccauley@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list. All rehearsals and performances will be live, in-person in the Burbank Studio Theatre.

Section 5831 of THAR13.1B
Performance Workshop: Styles, Periods and Skills 2 -- : Jan 17 - May 15 2024
This section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.1BL. If this section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Leslie McCauley, lmccauley@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list.

Section 5841 of THAR13.1BL
Performance Workshop Lab: Styles, Periods and Skills 2 -- : Jan 16 - May 17 2024
This section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.1B and results in two evenings showcase performances on 5/17/2024. If this section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Leslie McCauley, lmccauley@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list. All rehearsals and performances will be live, in-person in the Burbank Studio Theatre.

Section 6136 of THAR10A
Introduction to Acting -- : Jan 16 - May 16 2024

Section 6150 of THAR13.1A
Performance Workshop: Styles, Periods and Skills 1 -- : Jan 17 - May 15 2024
This section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.1AL. If this section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Leslie McCauley, lmccauley@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list.

Section 8188 of THAR10A
Introduction to Acting -- : Jan 17 - May 15 2024

Fall 2023

Section 2153 of THAR10A
Introduction to Acting -- : Aug 14 - Dec 06 2023
This section will meet in person in Burbank room 129 Acting Lab.

Section 2154 of THAR10A
Introduction to Acting -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2023
This section will meet in person in Burbank room 129 Acting Lab.

Section 2167 of THAR13.2A
Performance Workshop: Shakespeare 1 -- : Aug 14 - Dec 06 2023
If this section is closed and you want to enroll, please email lmccauley@santarosa.edu. This section will meet in person. This section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2AL.

Section 2961 of THAR13.2B
Performance Workshop: Shakespeare 2 -- : Aug 14 - Dec 06 2023
This section requires successful completion of THAR 13.2A and concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2BL. If this section is closed and you want to enroll, please email Leslie McCauley at lmccauley@santarosa.edu. This section will meet in person. This section requires successful completion of THAR 13.2A and concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2BL.

Section 2962 of THAR13.2BL
Performance Workshop Lab: Shakespeare 2 -- : Nov 27 - Dec 15 2023
This course requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2B and results in two evening Showcase performances 12/08. Rehearsals will meet in person in Burbank Studio Theatre at night.

Section 2963 of THAR13.2AL
Performance Workshop Lab: Shakespeare 1 -- : Nov 27 - Dec 15 2023
This course requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2A and results in two evening Showcase performances 12/08. Rehearsals will meet in person in Burbank Studio Theatre at night.

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MFA in Acting, University of California at Davis
BA in Dramatic Art, University of the Pacific
Institute of European Studies, London, England

Academic Experience

Napa Valley College
Las Positas College
Cal State East Bay

  • I love what I do and feel very lucky to have this job at Santa Rosa Junior College. I have worked as a professional actor, director, and teacher throughout the Bay Area and North Bay. Acting credits include The California Shakespeare Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, and Shakespeare at Stinson. Directing credits include Word for Word, Woman’s Will, SRT, and Actors’ Theatre Santa Rosa. Recent SRJC directing credits include Gloria, She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Jesus Christ Superstar, It Can't Happen Here, and Twelfth Night.  In fall of 2004 I taught in London, England for SRJC’s Study Abroad Program. Spring 2012 I traveled to India for my sabbatical project on classical Indian dance theatre. My spring 2022 sabbatical took me to the UK to research trends in new play development and Shakespearean stagings. I am the Chair/Artistic Director of the Department of Theatre and Fashion.
  • After a solo adventure to Buenos Aires in 2008, I became an avid Argentine Tango dancer.

    ~Peace through tango.
Professional Involvement and Community Service

Actors' Equity Association
Theatre Communications Group
Theatre Bay Area
Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Hello! I am the Department Chair/Artistic Director of the Department of Theatre and Fashion. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss all of the options for you in Theatre Arts and Fashion. We hope to see you at our fall auditions August 18 and 19, 2023: https://theatrearts.santarosa.edu/auditions-0

 

Presentations and Publications

Brook Tauzer Faculty Lecturer, Santa Rosa Junior College. 2008. "Fops, Fakes and Rakes! The Fabulous World of 17th Century British Restoration Comedies.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Sabbatical Project Award 2013
Sabbatical in India: Study of Indian Classical Dance Theatre. Spring 2012
NISOD Award for Excellence in Education 2010
Elizabeth Carlson Award for significant contributions to SRJC 2009
Tauzer Lecturer for Santa Rosa Junior College 2008
SRJC Study Abroad Program, London, England Fall 2004
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, Festival of Scenes, Prelude to a Kiss 2015
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, Festival of Scenes, Les Liaisons Dangereuses 2006
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, Festival of Scenes, Watermelon Nights 2000
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, Festival of Scenes, Roosters 1999