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Friday, October 19 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
M-108: Theatre Arts Technique and Professional Skills Building: A New Hybrid Course LIMITED

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For the past ten years, the Theatre Arts faculty at Kingsborough Community College (KCC) has accompanied 15 to 20 students to the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).  KCACTF, the only student conference of its kind, celebrates excellence in college theatre.  Students attend KCACTF in order to enroll in specialized classes offered by leaders in the industry, present research papers, dramatic scenes, and selections from musical theatre; students also have the opportunity to participate in various technical and administrative festival internships.

As a means to prepare students to participate in KCACTF, KCC theatre faculty designed a special upper-level course entitled Advanced Theatre Practicum.  Through studio-style instruction, reflective writing exercises, and rigorous independent research and rehearsal, Advanced Theatre Practicum prepares students for a productive conference experience.  What KCC students and faculty have learned through this experience, is that in addition to conference preparation, Advanced Theatre Practicum exposes Theatre Arts Majors to best practices in the applied theatre arts, and readies students for the successful transfer to competitive BA Theatre Arts programs and BFA conservatories.

Through an in-depth presentation of the KCC Theatre Arts Program Advanced Theatre Practicum curriculum, and through the showcasing of student research and success, this workshop will offer participants tools on how to create a performing arts course that offers a hybrid of arts training and professional skills building.   


Speakers
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Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →
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Paul Ricciardi

Kingsborough Community College
Paul Ricciardi is an actor, teacher, theatre director and vocal coach. He is a Designated Linklater Teacher, he teaches Acting and Voice at the City University of New York/Kingsborough Community College, and he is Director of the award winning Ancram Opera House, a theatre in the... Read More →
avatar for Thomas L. Rothacker

Thomas L. Rothacker

Sub Asst. Professor of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1 Chair of Irene Ryans


Friday October 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
LaGuardia, Room M-108, M Building 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA

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