HarrisCenter for the Arts Three Stages

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Three Stages

  • Class schedules now online

    Class schedules now online

    The Summer and Fall class schedules are online now! Click on the photo for more info.
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  • Spring Blood Drive

    Spring Blood Drive

    It's time for the FLC Spring Blood Drive Mar. 25 & 26 and Apr. 29!
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  • Women's History Month

    Women's History Month

    Folsom Lake College celebrates Women's History in March
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  • Cloud Nine

    Cloud Nine

    The Falcon's Eye Theatre's spring production will run April 17-May 3
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  • Spring Break

    Spring Break

    No classes held March 30-April 5! Click on the photo for more info.
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  • Student Art Show

    Student Art Show

    Annual Art Exhibition runs through May 10 at Harris Center for the Arts
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David Williams, PhD

David WilliamsDavid Williams is the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts. He came to Folsom Lake College in 2011 after many years in the Los Rios District at both American River College and Cosumnes River College. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University where he taught theatre history, critical theory, and film studies and headed the undergraduate program.

Dean Williams is a theatre historian, having received his PhD from UC Davis. His dissertation, Joint Stock and the Staging of Dialogism: Collaboration, Race, and Gender in Plays and Practice, looked at the collaborative political theatre group through the lens of Mikhail Bakhtin's formalist theories of dialogism and heteroglossia. His research included archival research into the official Joint Stock files at UC Davis together with travel to England for personal interviews with former company members. He wrote the theatre arts textbook Exploring Theatre (Pearson), is a contributor to The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre (Continuum Press, Colin Chambers, ed.), and wrote the companion CD to McGraw-Hill's textbook Film Art: An Introduction (6th edition).

Dean Williams is also an actor, theater director, and sometime trumpet player. He has two sons who enjoy the fact that their dad has his own make-up kit.