Students and professionals engage in creative problem solving requiring the setting and meeting of long-term goals and the analysis and understanding movement and dramatic literature.
Faculty and students work closely in support of our active production program which includes productions that are directed and choreographed by students, faculty members, and guest artists. These include ten-minute and one-act play festivals, faculty dance concerts, full-length plays and student choreographers' concerts.
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The Department of Theatre and Dance in collaboration with dedicated alumni are working hard to establish scholarships for students. Learn more about the William Champney Scholarship Fund Development in our blog.
Potsdam, NY, Feb 28, 2013 — SUNY Potsdam theater student, ChaRon Brabham, was among six college students on stage during Oscars night. The Brooklyn native was one of the winners of The Oscar Experience College Search, and is pursuing a career in film. She produced a video that answered the question: How will you contribute to the future of movies? Brabham spent most of last week in Hollywood and got the chance to mingle with some of the celebrities at the Academy Awards ceremony. She and the other five college students appeared onstage and delivered Oscar statuettes to the telecast presenters during the show.
North Country Public Radio caught up with ChaRon. She says it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Listen to interview.
Watch Oscar Clips featuring ChaRon and others.
"The Theatre and Dance Department at SUNY Potsdam was a place of support and exploration. I was able to try so many new and exciting things, acting in a main stage, directing a new play script, being a part of a touring ensemble and a semester long study abroad. I was encouraged to push boundaries and to think outside the box. My experiences through the department have forever shaped me in how I view the world around me, and how I am able express this unique view to others."
~ Molly Clancy, Theatre major and Acting minor, Class of '12