Arts Watch

Compiled by Nicole Brooks
December 11, 2011


Ivy Tech provides theater workshops

BLOOMINGTON — Ivy Tech began working with two English classes at New Tech High School in October to teach them about theater production.

Jeffery Allen, theater professional and assistant director of Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning, provided technical support, workshops and advice to New Tech students over the course of six weeks.

“This is an activity of the Ivy Tech/Bloomington Playwrights Project Youth Education partnership, so the students had the benefit of learning about all aspects of theater production,” Allen said in a news release.

“They researched the different aspects of a professional theater company — marketing, artistic direction, construction and everything in-between.”

“This theater activity at New Tech High School is yet another example of the college’s commitment to provide comprehensive educational opportunities for students,” said John Whikehart, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus.

New Tech students adapted the plays “Macbeth” and “Richard III” into modern contexts and created a theater company as a class project.

Both English classes visited the Ivy Tech Waldron for a question and answer session about technical theater, directing and the best way to rehearse. Students refined and revised their work, and beginning Monday, will be at the Waldron to put together the productions.

New Tech students present their finished work for friends and family only in the Waldron’s Rose Firebay on Thursday.

Learn more about Ivy Tech/BPP Youth Education program classes or other Center for Lifelong Learning offerings by visiting the website or calling 812-330-6041.

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Copyright: 2011

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.