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YOU can help Theatre THRIVE at Suffolk County Community College

 

We Need Your Help!

Inspire a whole new generation of performers by helping them get the training they need to succeed!

Please donate to one of our Scholarship Funds Today!

 

Current Theatre Scholarships Available to Students

Andrew Wittkamper Award

Awarded to: Full-time or Part-time students: $3900 approximately (1 award)
Criteria:
1. Theatre major
2. Given to student who exhibits excellence in costume design/technology

Recipient chosen by Ammerman Theatre faculty

David Miller Spirit Award

Awarded to:
Full-time or Part-time students: $500 approximately (1 award)

Criteria:
1. Theatre major
2. Must exemplify departmental values of company collaboration and esprit de corps

Recipient chosen by Ammerman Theatre faculty

Harriette Novick Scholarship

Awarded to:
Full-time or Part-time students: $625 approximately (1 award)

Criteria:
1. Theatre major
2. Given to student who displays outstanding growth in contemporary performance

Recipient chosen by Ammerman Theatre faculty.

Johnson/Pevey Scholarship for Excellence in Classical Performance

Awarded to:
Full-time or Part-time students: $800 approximately (1 award)

Criteria:
1. Theatre major
2. Ammerman Campus Student
3. Student who exhibits excellence in classical performance

Contact: Ammerman Theater Department

Shirley Cox Best All Around Theatre Student Award

Awarded to:
Full-time or Part-time students: $850 approximately (1 award)

Criteria:
1. Theatre major
2. 2.75 GPA

Open to continuing or transferring student active in theatre production

If you would like to become a donor, please email the SCC Foundation at foundation@sunysuffolk.edu or call 631-451-4846.

OR

Contact the Theatre Department directly 631-451-4163

**Please let us know which scholarship you would like to   see your generous gift applied toward!****

A special thank you to Swimwear Anywhere Inc. for their amazing donation to our Suffolk County Community College Theatre Arts Department. Our costuming and stage design leadership is super excited stating that these donations “will be used in multiple areas of theatre production, including costumes, scenery, and properties, as well as in the classroom for instructional purposes.”

 

Did you know?

This year’s Long Island Shakespeare Festival brought Shakespeare to a record number of people this summer?

You can donate to the Long Island Shakespeare Festival
by calling 631-451-4163

“Like”  the Theatre Department on Facebook

Click HERE

SCC Association Inc. uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

SCC Association Inc. – 533 College Rd, Selden, NY, 11715, (631) 451-4163


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Free Long Island Shakespeare Festival The Comedy of Errors

The Long Island Shakespeare Festival at Suffolk County Community College
presents
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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

William Shakespeare’s story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

June 29, 30, July 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00 p.m.
July 2 and 9 at 2:00 p.m.


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

Admission is FREE and open to the public.
No tickets are required.
For more information call 631-451-4163

Consider donating to a Theatre Arts Scholarship

Learn more about Theatre Arts at Suffolk County Community College


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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

Read about The Long Island Shakespeare Festival

Festival 2017 Auditions


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Mill Fire by Sally Nemeth at Suffolk County Community College

Sally Nemeth

Mill Fire
by
Sally Nemeth

Now Through March 26th

Theatre 119
Islip Arts Building
Selden NY

PLAYING
March 9, 10, 11, 23, 24 and 25 at 8:00 p.m.
March 11, 12, 25, and 26 at 2:00 p.mhttps://twitter.com/SCCCTheatre
On

Suffolk Theeatre Arts Dept

or

Suffolk Spotlight

MillFireThe cast rehearsing the opening of Mill Fire

“MILL FIRE is a tense, brooding piece, a cross between a thriller, a social documentary and a requiem … Nemeth’s subject is pain, whose precise causes may never be known,and she draws its map like a cartographer of hell.”
—Hugo Williams, The Times (London)

General admission: $12
Students 16 years of age or younger: $10
Veterans and SCCC students with current ID: One FREE ticket
Be advised there is no latecomer seating for Theatre 119 ShowsFor more information call 631-451-4163

SCC Association Inc. uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

SCC Association Inc. – 533 College Rd, Selden, NY, 11715, (631) 451-4163
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

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Oya Bangura ’13 dancing with Mary Tyler Moore and the National Dance Institute Celebration Team in “Peking Duck”

Watch Oya Bangura ’13 dancing with Mary Tyler Moore and the National Dance Institute Celebration Team in “Peking Duck”. Oya is one of two Suffolk students who won the Kennedy Center Amirican College Theatre Festival Irene Rayan Acting Award.

Theatre Arts Director Charles Wittreich ’86 shares “She is FABULOUS in so many ways!”

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4/16/16 Broadway Comes to Brentwood

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

Rob Gallagher, star of Broadway’s Les Miserables, and
Marie Danvers, star of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera,
with 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!

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Van Nostrand Theatre

Sagtikos Arts and Sciences Center

Suffolk County Community College

Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

 General admission: $19
Students 16 years of age or younger: $10
SCCC faculty, staff and alumni association members,
and senior citizens: $18
Veterans and SCCC students with current ID: One FREE ticket

  • 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 tickets call 631-851-6589, or visit
www.sunysuffolk.edu/spotlight


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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

Awesome Sauce: The Gulturk Sisters ’08 Discover Their Careers

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If twin sisters Meltem and Sinem Gulturk of Ronkonkoma, New York, look familiar, it’s easy to understand why. Chances are you’ve seen them — and heard their catchphrase “Awesome Sauce” — in the national TV commercial for Discover Card.  Both graduated from Suffolk in 2008 and share how their careers began and what their hopes are for the future.

Why did you choose to start at Suffolk? 

MG: To be honest, we weren’t sure what major we would declare. Theatre and acting were our passion but we were advised by our parents to study something with a more secure career path. So we decided to figure it out at Suffolk.

How was your experience?

MG: We really enjoyed our time at Suffolk.  We found a community with friends and activities.

SG: The professors were some of the best I’ve studied under. I always felt challenged and encouraged. I liked Suffolk so much that I even became an employee. First, as a student in the work-study program and then I was promoted to a professional assistant in the reading department. It felt like home and I grew so much as a student and a person at Suffolk.

Was there anything that made a specific impression on you?

SG: The Theatre Department holds a very special place in my heart. The professors and the program helped mold me into who I am today. I learned work ethic and crafted my skills. I owe so much to professors Steven Lantz Gefroh and Jo Curtis Lester for helping me grow. They saw something in us and encouraged us to pursue acting as a career.

MG: I always say this, and some people find it hard to believe, but I really did learn almost everything I know about acting at Suffolk. Our professors were incredible! In addition to Steven and Jo, Thom Bovino, Andrew Wittkamper and Charles Wittreich were just amazing.

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SG: If you love acting, never stop doing it. Find a way. Keep the passion and dream and add hard work to it.

MG: Jim Carrey said it best, “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” If you want it badly enough, you’ll get it!

How did you land the Discover Card commercial?

MG: We signed with a well-known agency thanks to some workshops we attended in New York City. Their commercial department sent us an audition notice and we went for it. We got a call back and then another.

SG: Then we booked it! Woo!

Are you surprised at how recognizable you have become? It seems like the Awesome Sauce sisters are celebrities in their own right!

SG: We were very surprised! We had no idea that “Awesome Sauce” would become such a catchphrase. When we started hearing people say the phrase, we wondered if it was because of the commercial. Then people started recognizing us and saying “you’re the Awesome Sauce twins!” It’s such a flattering and surreal experience!

Did you transfer to another college after Suffolk? What are your career goals?

MG: We transferred to City College of New York. It’s in the heart of everything. We want to get into film/TV and maybe even have our own sitcom.

What is your advice for high school students who may not be thinking
about Suffolk?

MG: It’s such a great stepping stone if you are unsure of what you want to do. And, who really knows what they want to be straight out of high school? If you’re looking for an outstanding education — and a really great value — Suffolk is the way to go.

SG: There’s a great sense of community and you’ll feel right at home. We certainly did.

What are you most proud of so far?

SG: We are most proud of the goals we’ve set and met thus far in our careers. We set out to Manhattan to study acting, get an agent and start booking! And we have.

MG: It’s been a wonderful journey and we can’t wait to see what the future holds. With hard work and by fervently following our dreams, I think we will be thrilled with our future!

– Drew Fawcett

Source: Suffolk County Community College Copyright © 2016.


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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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Suffolk Theater Students Shine at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Suffolk County Community College’s Theater Arts Department students performed extraordinarily at the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) where students competed in a week’s worth of competitions in acting and technical theater.

“I want to congratulate our students, Charles Wittreich, chair of the theatre department, and our faculty on this outstanding achievement,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “The awards are a testament to the quality of our theatrical productions, as well as the incredible commitment our faculty have in expanding and enhancing the learning opportunities for our majors.”

The College’s production of Eurydice at the festival held at Western Connecticut State University, garnered the festival’s coveted Golden Hammer Award. Faculty and students constructed scenery, focused lights, connected sound and prepared costumes and props for the performance.

  • Eastport’s Scott Cavallo who served as the technical director for the production presented his work and was awarded a scholarship from the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas and presented with a one week, all expenses paid internship at the institute.
  • Shirley’s Avery Orvis captured the KCACTF National Award for Excellence in Sound Design and will be presenting his work at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Technical Theater majors Brian Cahill-Assenza (Northport), Erika Blais Seeger (Hauppauge), Jerilyn Toole (Wading River) and Adzua Amoa (Central Islip) presented their design work at the Festival Exhibit
  • Suffolk won the Technical Olympic competition
  • Franklin Krzyzewski (Hampton Bays), Avery Orvis and Brian Cahill-Assenza garnered individual awards in the Technical Olympics competition.

Suffolk’s acting majors also celebrated at the KCACTF Festival.

  • Michael Fales (Miller Place) was a multiple winner:
    • First alternate: National Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship
    • Winner: New England Theater Conference Best Comic Actor Award
    • Voice and Speech Trainer Association, Vocal Excellence Award
  • Greggory Kowlessar (Shirley)
    • National Association Partners of Theater, Classical Acting Award
    • Semi-finalist National Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship

Additionally, five Suffolk theater majors made it to the semi-final round of 36 for Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. The actors competed with scene work and monologues against 400 others. Those semi-finalists were:

  • Hannah Morin
  • Michael Fales
  • Rita Sarli (Lindenhurst)
  • Isaias Miranda (Bay Shore)
  • Greggory Kowlessar (Shirley)

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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