Four Austin College students are among only 40 students from around the country and the world accepted to the summer Powerhouse Theater Training Program at Vassar College. They will spend six weeks attending morning classes in acting, voice, movement, directing, and writing, then afternoon and evening sessions in rehearsals, workshops, and crew work in design, lighting, costume, and sound shops. In addition to the four apprentices, two Austin College students who are program alumni have been invited back as stage managers for the 2013 season.
The program is the result of collaboration between Vassar College and New York Stage and Film, a professional theater company.
Apprentices for 2013 are Lizzy Lincoln ’14, Anika Payne ’15, Conner Skinner ’14, and Nick Tanner ’13. Former apprentices returning as staff stage managers are Mateo Ervin ’13 and Harrison Wilkie ’13.
“Our students’ acceptance by a prestigious program like the one at Vassar reflects their talent and hard work,” said Kathleen Campbell, professor of theatre. “We are excited that their work here has prepared them for success at national auditions.”
“The theatre challenges us to find our own voices, to say something worthwhile, and to say it in such a way that it could change the world by changing the lives of its audience.” — Lizzy Lincoln