Current Students

Barry Manilow ConversationPhoto of Barry Manilow Conversation

Pop star Barry Manilow stopped by the Conservatory to chat about his career. The discussion was hosted by Seth Jackson, professor of concert design and creative director for Manilow's productions. Mr. Manilow discussed his early career, the theatrical nature of his work, and offered this advice when singing in front of an audience: "Don't shut your eyes."

The Miser DesignersPhoto of the Miser

Dramaturg Brian Paul Mendoza created a series of interview with the design team for The Miser. Click on the links below to listen to the students discuss their approach to working with director Rick Dildine on the production. Will Vicari, Costume Design; Naftali Wayne and Jeffrey Behm, Lighting and Scenic Design; Lauren Rissmiller, Wig and Makeup Design.

Students Create Generation Z Photo of Generation Z

Directing major Max Friedman, as part of his Directing IV class, created a new piece of theatre entitled Generation Z. Working in close collaboration with his actors Wyat McCall, Natalie Walker, and Leah Wiener they explored themes of relationships in a social media world. Providing visual support were lighting designer Natalie Arco and projection designer Blake Manns. Directing major Brooke Viegut is credited with the photo.

Staged Reading GuestPhoto of staged reading of Significant Other

The Artistic Director of New Jewish Theatre lent a helping hand in the staged reading of Joshua Harmon's Significant Other. Kathleen Sitzer read the role of the grandmother. She's seen here with junior Matt Luyber. The reading was directed by Max Friedman.