Christopher Torborg was sold on a career in the theater ever since he was cast as Ed Sullivan in a children’s production of Bye Bye Birdie as a 4-year-old. These days Torborg is a rising star at Grossmont College’s acclaimed Theatre Arts Department with plans on becoming a working actor in San Diego’s thriving theatre scene.
He had a number of options when he came to choosing a school to hone his craft. The decision to attend Grossmont College, though, was a simple one.
“I always heard people tell me, `Don’t go to a community college to study theater. Go to a university,’” he said. “But I have absolutely no regrets. Grossmont College has the best theatrer program in the county, by far.”
Torborg, 19, grew up in Tucson but moved here in 2011 while visiting relatives and touring Valhalla High School’s Theatre Arts Program, which has won a number of honors at the Musical Theatre Competitions of America, the National Youth Art Awards, and the California Center for the Arts.
“My father always told me, ‘No matter what you do in life, we’ll support you 100 percent.’ So he supported me in my decision to come here.”