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Suffolk’s Peter Tarantino Earns Outstanding Performance Honors at Kennedy Center Festival

West Islip’s Peter Tarantino Wins Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Acting Audition Award

Peter Tarantino

Suffolk County Community College Theater student and Stay on Long Island Scholarship recipient Peter Tarantino of West Islip earned top honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival winning the Irene Ryan Acting Audition Award on May 12.

Tarantino was awarded a $500 scholarship and an all expenses paid return to Washington, D.C. to work with six playwrights during an eight day intensive workshop.

Media Contact:
Drew Biondo
631-451-4776
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu

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Audition Notice for The Long Island Shakespeare Festival 2017 Comedy of Errors

The Long Island Shakespeare Festival 2017

Audition Notice

Islip Arts Bldg., Shea Theatre

533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

(631) 451-4163

AUDITION DATES:
Wednesday, May 17 @ 5pm
Thursday, May 18 @ 5pm

CALLBACKS: Friday, May 19 @ 5pm

The Long Island Shakespeare Festival presents:
Comedy of Errors

Bring a 1-min classical monologue
and wear movement-ready clothing.
Familiarize yourself with the script
Be prepared to read sides

HEADSHOTS REQUIRED
If called back, be prepared to learn/implement hand-to-hand combat

PLEASE NOTE
Performances for ’17 LISF have moved up:
June 29 – July 2 & July 6 – 9
Table Work: May 24th & May 25th
1st Read-through: May 26th
Rehearsals: SUN – FRI  6pm – 10pm

Single Roles:
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
Master type; Lost but Searching
Twin brother of Antipholus of Ephesus

DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
Bumbling Servant type
Twin brother of Dromio of Ephesus

ADRIANA
Mistress type; Jealous Wife
The wife of Antipholus of Ephesus

LUCIANA
Maiden type; Adriana’s unmarried sister

ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
Master type; Wandering-eye Husband
Twin brother of Antipholus of Syracuse

DROMIO OF EDPHESUS
Bumbling Servant type
Twin brother of Dromio of Syracuse

COURTESAN
Shrewd Courtesan type

Multiple-Cast Roles:

  • DUKE SOLINUS
  • AEGEON
  • ANGELO
  • PINCH
  • MERCHANT
  • BALTHASAR
  • OFFICER
  • NELL
  • EMILIA
  • LUCE

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Festival 2017 Auditions


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Gallery West Exhibit Examines Relationship Between Textiles and Human Condition

social-fiber-receptionThe first exhibition of the spring semester at the Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus’ Gallery West, Social Fabric/Moral Fiberinvestigates the relationship between textile practices and the human condition. The exhibition will be held from February 14 – March 30, 2017, with an opening reception on February 16.
The show’s artists have taken everyday objects and conditions and re-configured them as contemporary indications of our humanity. The very act of using the hand implies an intimate temporal and physical relationship with creation. Whether in the acknowledgment of familial ties, or the understanding of the personal or cultural ties to where we are, the core of our identity is never far from home.

The repetitive act of embroidery, sewing or beading can create moments of reverie where one’s identity and sense of place can be re-imagined in vivid and exciting ways. The exhibiting artists utilize themes derived from domesticity, ideas of homeland and culture with textile-based techniques to create forms of protest. The unique blend of embroidery, paint, beads, and knots alongside revisions of domestic objects unsettle the viewer forcing them to see line, texture and subject matter as a vivid and multi-dimensional engagement.

Exhibiting Artists:

  • Bren Ahearn
  • Kate Anderson
  • Leila Daw
  • Barbara Karyo
  • Joetta Maue
  • Elisabeth Munro-Smith
  • Elaine Reicheck
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
  • Scott Schuldt
  • Sally Shore
  • Zin May Thwin

Gallery West
Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus
Captree Commons
Brentwood, NY

For information call: (631) 851-6809

Gallery Hours:
Mon. – Thurs., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/pmcxCfb6wXv

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Suffolk County Community College Student Art Exhibit, 11/7/16 – 12/14/16

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The fall Eastern Campus Student Art Exhibit, a lively, salon-style show highlighting exceptional work created by students in the applied arts programs on the college’s Eastern Campus will be held November 7 – December 14, 2016 in The Lyceum Gallery, located in the Montaukett Learning Resource Center.  An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 4 – 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

More than 60 works created by students in  photography, graphic design, computer art, and interior design will be displayed in a variety of media and sizes.

Prospective students are encouraged to attend the exhibit to see the quality of work by students in Suffolk’s Eastern Campus Art Department.

Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays (gallery closed on Nov. 11, and from Nov. 24 – 27).


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Suffolk Innovative Theater Program Welcomes Romanian Performers to College Stage

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Antisocial, a production by Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu, Romania and Lucian Blaga University will be performed at Suffolk County Community College on September 27.


A Suffolk County Community College Theater Arts study abroad program named “one of four outstanding proposals” by SUNY earlier this year, and awarded a SUNY Chancellor’s Grant for Innovative Study Abroad Programs will kick off the fall semester by welcoming a Romanian theater group to the college’s Ammerman Campus later this month.

The performance on September 27 at Suffolk’s Shea Theatre on the Selden Campus is produced by Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu, Romania and Lucian Blaga University and will feature a performance of Antisocial.  Antisocial is the story of high school students in Romania who create a secret group on social media. The teachers find out, infiltrate and take action; with the support of some of the students.

Next spring, Suffolk County Community College Theater Arts students will collaborate with students from Lucian Blaga University utilizing the SUNY Collaborative Online International Learning Model that employs a variety a technological tools (social media, Skype) in a team taught class.  The students will travel to Romania next summer to perform with their Romanian counterparts at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival. The Sibiu International Theatre Festival has grown in importance and prestige since its founding in the early 1990’s and attracts participants from more than 70 countries, has hundreds of scheduled events and in years past has attracted more than a half million spectators during its 10-day run. Attendees include performing arts groups, filmmakers and critics.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for our students to not only participate in study abroad, but to collaborate and perform with their contemporaries starting from their laptops to such a prestigious international festival,” said Suffolk County Community College Director of Theatre Arts and Academic Chair Charles Wittreich, Jr. ’86

Mark your calendar:

Antisocial
September 27, 6:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Community College
Ammerman Campus
Shea Theater, Islip Arts Building
533 College Rd
Selden, NY 11784


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Broadway Comes to Brentwood with Marie Danvers ’83

Suffolk County Community College 
Van Nostrand Theatre, Sagtikos Arts Center
Michael J. Grant Campus
Crooked Hill Rd.
Brentwood, NY 11717

Saturday, April 16, 2016

6 PM Free Alumni Reception

8PM Performance

Join us for an unforgettable evening of the best music Broadway has to offer!

danvers_gallagher_rdMarie Danvers ’83 (star of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera) and Rob Gallagher (star of Broadway’s Les Miserables), joined by several of their Broadway friends, will sing the most beloved songs from the world of musical theater.

It is an evening not to be missed!!

  • General Admission $19.00
  • Seniors and Faculty/Staff Suffolk Community College $18.00
  • 16 & under $10.00
  • Suffolk Students and Veterans with ID Free
  • FREE Reception for Suffolk County Community College Alumni prior to this special performance! RSVP required.

For alumni reception information call Alumni Relations 631-451-4941 or e-mail alumni@sunysuffolk.edu

For ticket information call 631-851-6589 www.sunysuffolk.edu/spotlight

3/16/16 – An Afternoon Performance and Discussion with Janis Astor del Valle

Wednesday, March 16th @ 11:00am in Van Nostrand Theater of the Sagtikos Arts and Sciences Center. 

 

An extremely rare opportunity to experience the pioneering work of the legendary Janis Astor del Valle — followed by a discussion of the role of performance in the Latina/o LGBTQ community.

 

Janis Astor del Valle is a living legend in the world of Solo Performance Art, the Latina/o Theatre, and the LGBTQ Theatre. Her one-person shows have been presented throughout the world and Ms. Astor del Valle has been heralded as one of the most iconic performers of the last 20 years of New York Theatre. Her work has been published in multiple anthologies and she is studied by theatre and performance arts students throughout the world.

 

It is truly an honor to have such an important artist grace the stage of the Van Nostrand Theater and such a rare opportunity to see her perform selections from two of her most popular plays, Transplantations and Becoming Joaquin.

 

Immediately following her performance, Ms. Astor del Valle will sit down with Dr. Jason Ramírez and discuss the evolution of the Latina/o Feminist canon of performance and the history of LGBTQ Theatre in the post-Reagan era.

 

This program is brought to you by a grant from the LATINO AMERICANS: 500 YEARS OF HISTORY Foundation which was awarded to the Michael J. Grant Campus by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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12/10/15 – Screening of PBS Series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Episode IV: The New Latinos (1946-1965)

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Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus Event: Screening of PBS Series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Episode IV: The New Latinos (1946-1965)
with Dr. Kimberly Ramírez, Professor of English, City University of New York

Join Dr. Ramírez and esteemed guest Sra. Marta del Busto
as they discuss Operation Pedro Pan, the Cuban Children’s exodus of 1960-1962.

Thursday, December 10th @ 6:00pm in the Van Nostrand Theater of the Sagtikos Arts and Sciences Center


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11/30/15 Faculty Concert at Suffolk County Community College

Faculty Concert
The Suffolk County Community College Lively Arts Series presents
FACULTY CONCERT
Ralph Kinnard Williams, Tenor
Jonathan Ware, Pianist


Tenor Ralph Kinnard Williams, Suffolk County Community College’s associate professor of music, and guest pianist Jonathan Ware, perform selected arias by Handel, “Die Einsamkeit” by Schubert, “Nell,” “Lydia,” “Sylvie,” “Prison,” and “Toujours” by Faure,
“The Land of Lost Content” by John Ireland, and traditional spirituals.

Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Van Nostrand Theatre
Sagtikos Arts and Science Center
Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood


Admission is FREE.  Tickets are not required.

For more information call 631-851-6589

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940″at Suffolk County Community College Theatres

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
The Theatres at Suffolk County Community College
presents
THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop is an ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of “show biz” and the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren’t killed off) untangle the mystery of the “Stage Door Slasher” …a kind of crossbreeding of Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep and Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play seasoned with a soupcon of NOISES OFF.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is directed by Steven Lantz-Gefroh.

November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m.
November 15 and 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Shea Theatre
Islip Arts Building
Suffolk County Community College
Ammerman Campus, Selden

General admission: $12
SCCC faculty, staff, alumni association members, non-SCCC students and seniors: $11
Veterans and SCCC students with current ID: One FREE ticket

For more information call 631-451-4163

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