Cover photo: HCC radiologic technology student Amy Bulger.
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival awarded HCC a certificate of recognition for “excellence in ensemble work” for the fall production of 1001. The play was co-produced by the college’s theatre program and the Arts Collective, which showcases the work of HCC students, alumni, faculty and staff, and professional guest artists. This was the first year that HCC participated in the festival and three of the students and their acting partners went on to participate in the regional festival held at Towson University in January.
The class description may sound a bit threatening …unarmed, knife, single sword, quarterstaff, broadsword...but stage combat is an important and resume-enhancing skill for actors and dancers. HCC is fortunate to have a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors on the faculty. Jenny Male, assistant professor of theatre and coordinator of musical theatre, is the only women in Maryland with these credentials. Students of her Introduction to Stage Combat course learn basic styles and partnering techniques while creating a safe environment to portray a character in a fight performance.
Continuing the run of quality education-based shows that have become a trademark for Horowitz Center, a multimedia exhibition The Art of Seduction will be featured in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery from January through March, 2012. “The focus of the exhibit is subtle or implied sensuality demonstrated through the use of materials that are seductive; forms that are undulating and graceful, voluptuous and generous; and themes that are romantic, edgy, or emotionally heated,” says exhibit curator Gail Brown. Throughout the fall and spring semester, a variety of exhibitions and performances to complement this theme are scheduled in the Horowitz Center. Parental guidance is suggested for all events.