Here at Cisco College, we love to celebrate the arts, so students can expect to enjoy a variety of entertainment events on and off the stage year round. Whether a passionate performer, an entertainment enthusiast, or simply looking for a spot of fun, Cisco College Theatre paves the perfect pathway for affordable education, personalized attention and exceptional industry preparedness.


Performers who qualify can receive their Associate's Degree on a theatre scholarship.


Director of the Crawford Theater, Zack Frizzell, aims to educate, inspire and entertain. He believes a practical theatre experience provides a strong educational foundation, transferrable into all aspects of business and industry. From acting, writing, filming and directing to designing, stagecraft and tech, Cisco College students receive the hands-on experience required to be a working industry professional in the areas of film, TV, digital media or theatre.

Visit our Admissions page to begin the steps to enrollment. If you need assistance or you're unsure what path you want to take, schedule time with an advisor to begin the process. See other Degrees and Programs offered by Cisco College.


The Crawford Theatre Dinner Theatre seats up to 120 patrons and is located across the highway from the main campus.

The plays and musicals selected each semester are based on the criteria to best showcase the diverse talent of our students. While theatre majors generally receive priority casting, our small size guarantees each student an important role for every production. Any Cisco College student is encouraged to participate for the rewarding opportunity of being part of a real live production.

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Whether seeking a university transfer or planning a direct entry into the workforce, the Associate of Arts degree in Drama will arm students with a strong education in theatre arts with the flexibility to pursue other focuses and studies that best fit your long term goals. Fill out the prospect form below or Schedule a tour!

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Zack Frizzell is an independent film producer, a publicist, a professional screenwriter, and a college theatre director. Frizzell honed his skills at Texas State University, where he received a degree in mass communications. He spent the first decade of his career developing news stories, business narratives and awarding-winning marketing campaigns for companies such as GameStop, Bell Helicopter, Omni Hotels & Resorts and the Big 12 Conference. Understanding that entertainment was his true calling, he eventually switched gears to pursue an MFA in screenwriting at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he was trained by three time Oscar-winner Jana Memel. Following that, Frizzell started his career at Event Horizon Films as an independent producer, working in partnership with Torfoot Films to finance, develop and premiere independent films at the Dallas International Film Festival. Since then, Frizzell has written/produced/directed many of his own short films, started earning paid writing assignments and has secured several award nominations for his feature, pilot and short scripts. When he's not writing, filming or producing, he's building and directing theatre productions at Cisco College. During his down time, you can expect to find him enjoying life with his wife and two kids; listening to various e-books; watching any number of films, series or sports teams; or spending his relaxing summers at the lake.

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Contact Information

Zack Frizzell
Director of Performing Arts
(254) 442-5019

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