New York State Summer School of the Arts Returns to SUNY Delhi
DELHI, NY (06/27/2014)(readMedia)-- This month, 30 of the top high school theater students from across New York State will study with the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) on the SUNY Delhi campus.
While at SUNY Delhi, the high school students will receive intensive, pre-professional conservatory training in a wide spectrum of theater arts, taking daily classes in acting, movement, voice, scene study, and improvisation/imagination. They will also experience a number of other specific disciplines, including stage combat, comedy, mask, playwriting, and directing.
As part of Delhi's partnership with NYSSSA, unique theater experiences will be open to the community:
• Wednesday, July 9 at 7 p.m., The Okun Theatre, Farrell Student and Community Center
A staged reading of "Thymus Vulgaris." A one-act play by Lanford Wilson with professional actors from New York City, followed by a discussion of Wilson's work. The reading will be directed by Daniel Irvine and will feature Lynn Cohen from "Sex and the City" and "The Hunger Games."
• Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m., The Okun Theatre, Farrell Student and Community Center
"Dust to Dust," a play written by and starring Elizabeth Hess who most recently played Amanda in "The Glass Menagerie" at Syracuse Stage.
• Sunday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m., The Okun Theatre, Farrell Student and Community Center
A three-hour Shakespeare workshop with NYSSSA students led by professional actor, director and educator Neill Hartley.
• Sunday, July 13 at 7 p.m., The Okun Theatre, Farrell Student and Community Center
A three-hour "Given Circumstances" workshop with the NYSSSA students, led by "Addams Family" star John Astin.
• Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m., The Okun Theatre, Farrell Student and Community Center
Final scene presentations by the NYSSSA Class of 2014.
These performances are free and open to the public. For more information, contact SUNY Delhi Career and Business Development at 607-746-4545.
The New York State Summer School of the Arts is a program of the New York State Education Department's Office of Cultural Education. This year marks the program's 45th anniversary. More information is available at: http://www.oce.nysed.gov/nysssa/.