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 professional screenwriter and a college theatre director. Frizzell honed his skills at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he earned an MFA in screenwriting under the mentorship of three time Oscar-winner Jana Memel. Following that, Frizzell started his career at Event Horizon Films, working in partnership with Torfoot Films, to finance, develop and premiere independent films. He has written/produced/directed many of his own productions, earned paid writing assignments and has secured several award nominations for his feature, pilot and short scripts. A few of his recent theatre productions included, "Moose Tracks," by Mark Kenneally, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," adapted by Jon Jory, and "The Banishing," which he wrote and premiered at popular venues across North Texas.

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Contact Information

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

Interested in joining the Theatre program? Fill out the prospect form below!