The SRC Drama Program returns this Fall of 2014 after a nearly-two-year hiatus! As before, we will 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 students.
Our fall production will be the first-ever in our series “Hour Classics,” sixty-minute versions of classic plays, ranging from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth century. This time it’s the tragic drama Antigone, one of the works in Sophocles’ “Theban Trilogy.” Antigone asks us to weigh the authority of the state against the individual conscience—a timely theme today. Antigone will run Nov. 14-16, with auditions September 17 & 18 at 4 p.m. Students interested in both CAST and CREW positions should plan to attend one or both of those audition sessions. Click here to view scenes to be used in auditions.
The Spring 2015 show is a contemporary comedy, The Nerd by Larry Shue. More information, including audition and performance dates, will be announced soon.
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 lighting designer.
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.