Title: Assistant Professor and Joseph Weinberger Chair of Acting for the Lyric Stage
Office: Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Vince DeGeorge joined the CCM Musical Theater and Opera Departments as Visiting Professor, Joseph Weinberger Chair of Acting for the Lyric Stage Fall 2013. Vince recently completed his MFA in Directing and Public Dialogue at Virginia Tech and obtained his BFA at CCM in Musical Theater Performance.
Following his graduation from CCM, Vince performed as an actor and dancer in regional theaters across the country and was a member of the New York based contemporary dance company dre.dance under Artistic Directors & Choreographers Taye Diggs & Andrew Palermo. In addition to numerous other works, in New York Vince directed New York City's first fully staged production of The Exonerated (2011) to critical acclaim, and co-wrote and directed the award winning musical revue Nashville (2009 Nightlife, Bistro and MAC Awards).
At Virginia Tech, Vince directed and designed A Dream Play by August Strindberg, and productions of Chekhov’s The Vagabond and Three Sisters. He also developed, directed and designed The Jo Carson Project, a new musical based on the writings and theories of the Appalachian storyteller and playwright, Jo Carson. During his studies at Virginia Tech, Vince was also a company member of Building Home, a participatory theatre and music engagement project that uses theater to foster healthy civic dialogue among the citizens of the New River Valley concerning pressing regional issues and planning for sustainable communities.
As a part of the Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival 2014, Vince was engaged to design and build Life In The Trees - an art installation, purposed as both a gallery exhibition and the theatrical setting for two performance pieces, adapted and directed by Vince as well. While working on Life In The Trees, Vince collaborated with Alaskan artist Kesler Woodard, as well as novelist Tom Gardner.
Vince has spent the last ten years researching and developing The Theatrical Awareness Practice, a somatic and experiential theater technique that trains the actor to live fully in their experiential mind/body. This practice consists of deeply researched and highly structured improvisational explorations that are designed to reacquaint the artist with the infinite intelligence and creative capacity of their own human body experience.