The SRC Drama Program has returned as of Fall of 2014 after
a nearly-two-year hiatus! As before, we have an academic curriculum that
includes acting courses as well as drama-oriented classes for humanities and
fine-arts credit. We will also see the return of student-centered
performance opportunities with planned productions in both fall and spring
semesters each year. Finally, we will also reintroduce performing
grants (scholarships) to recognize and reward the work of talented
Our fall production was the first-ever in our series “Hour Classics,” sixty-minute versions of classic plays, ranging from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth century. Our production of the ancient Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles was a great success, with an audience of over 260 patrons over four performances in November.
Photo credit: Larry Eskridge/Canton Daily Ledger.
The Spring 2015 show is a contemporary comedy, The Nerd by Larry
Shue. Willum Cubbert, a frustrated architect, welcomes into his home the
man who saved his life in Vietnam, Rick Steadman. But Rick turns out to be more than a handful,
a “nerd” who is so annoying that Willum is soon looking for (very funny) ways
to get Rick out of his life.
The SRC Drama Program has produced graduates who have gone onto careers in
performance, including TV and film actor David Pires and, most
recently, New York stage performer Kyle Motsinger. A student
from the 1990s, Jacob Welch, is a theatre professor and award-winning
In the years since founding director Bob Gorg retired in 2008, the program
has undergone various transitions. Most recently, in the 2013-14 academic year,
the program has been in hiatus for the purpose of rebuilding. During that year,
our “black-box” theatre production space was extensively renovated and updated
through the expert consultation of SRC graduate Jacob Welch.
For more information about opportunities in the SRC Drama Program, contact
Douglas Okey at 309-649-6308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.