upcoming performances

DATE 05.06.16


Twelfth Night

8:00 PM

DATE 05.07.16


Twelfth Night

8:00 PM







A fifth generation Californian, Dr. Haehl is a proud graduate of the San Francisco Public Unified School District. He studied for five years at American Conservatory Theatre's Young Conservatory. As an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley, he participated in numerous productions as a designer and performer. During his junior year, he studied theatre at the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Oxford, England.

As a graduate student at UCD, Dr. Haehl received numerous awards, including the Professors for the Future Honors fellowship and the prestiegeous Academic Senates Outstanding Teaching Award. As a free lance artist he recently received both an Elly and an Arty and an Elly award for his designs for Solano College Theatre.

BAs in English & Theatre, U.C. Berkeley, 1983.

Ph.D Theatre, U.C. Davis, 2000

For more information please contact John Lawton Haehl at 408.848.4860 or email him at






Letter from the Theatre Arts Program Director

I am delighted to join the Fine Arts Faculty at Gavilan College at such a dynamic and important period of growth and re-construction. This first year brings many changes in the organization of the Theatre Arts facilities, including the relocation of our scenic and costume shops to the buildings adjacent to the Main Theatre (Th127 & Th130) during the summer and early fall.

Building on the tremendous success of the STAR program and our Children’s Repertory Class, I plan on focusing future development of the program in the fields of Educational Theatre and Arts Education. This will enhance the Theatre Arts Program’s ability to become a major force in educational theatre, as well as enhance our current programs, (STAR, ABC) which provide a vital exposure to the arts as well as an early awareness of college to thousands of K-10 students from the greater South Valley Community.

I have launched two new exciting programs at Gavilan College. The first is a visiting artist series which brings working professional artists in performance (Actors, Directors, Designers, Choreographers) to work with Gavilan Students. The second program, ABC, is a pilot program near and dear to my heart.

Would you like to become involved? Our Theatre Arts Program needs many community Angels to help us grow! You could assist in a variety of ways from ushering and box office, to helping us fund our ABC & Visiting Artist programs, to housing a visiting artist, and so much more. Please contact my office if you would like to help. Email is best, as I’m generally onstage during school hours.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope to see you at Gavilan again next fall!


John Lawton Haehl

Director, Theatre Arts Program