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March 11, 2016

Theatre Department Presents ‘Dog Sees God’ March 18 to 26

The College of the Canyons theatre department will present its production of ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’ in the Black Box Theater at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) for a limited engagement running March 18 to 26.

Written by Bert V. Royal, ‘Dog Sees God’ is an unauthorized parody that imagines characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip as teenagers.  

COC theatre faculty member, Erin McBride Africa, will direct the production of ‘Dog Sees God.’ The cast and crew are comprised entirely of COC theatre students. 

The material is not intended for young audience as it deals with mature situations such as, drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sexual relations and identities. 

“Like its source material, ‘Dog Sees God’ uses these situations to dig deeper into the big existential questions that rise up within us at the cusp of adulthood,” said Africa about the play’s content.

The award-winning play originally premiered in 2004 at the New York International Fringe Festival, winning the Excellence Award for Best Overall Production.

“It's loaded with teenage tropes, tackling issues and topics that are often regarded as lightweight, insignificant,” added Africa.

Performances of the COC theatre department’s production of ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’ will take place at 8 p.m. Mar. 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26. A matinee performance will run at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 20.

General admission tickets are $10. Students and seniors are $5.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit

About the Theatre Department

Part of the college’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, the COC theatre department offers a highly regarded transfer program with three degree options available to students in the field of theatre.

The spring 2016 COC theatre department season will include productions of the musical ‘In the Heights,’ as well as the 16th annual installment of the New Works Festival.  

Students interested in attending a COC theatre department performance or learning more about the program are encouraged to email

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