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Susan Blackwell- Die Vampire Die

Master Classes

THE DEBATE SOCIETY
Oliver Butler, Hannah Bos, and Paul Thureen
Obie-Award Winning New York Theatre Co.

The Debate Society
The Debate Society

CCM Acting Weekend Intensive with
THE DEBATE SOCIETY

The Debate Society is an Obie Award winning, Brooklyn based company that creates new plays through the collaboration of Hannah Bos (writer/performer), Paul Thureen (writer/performer) and Oliver Butler (director/developer). The company specializes unexpected stories set in supremely intricate, vividly theatrical worlds.

The Debate Society’s plays include Blood Play (Bushwick Starr/Under The Radar/Williamstown Theater Festival), Buddy Cop 2 (Ontological-Hysteric Incubator; published by Samuel French), You’re Welcome (The Brick; published by Playscripts), Cape Disappointment (PS122; published by Samuel French and in PLAY A JOURNAL OF PLAYS), The Eaten Heart, The Snow Hen and A Thought About Raya.

The Debate Society trio are recipients of a 2012 Obie Grant, 2013 Obie Award (Paul Thureen; Performance - Blood Play), NEFA National Theater Project Grant, Sundance Institute Fellows, winners of a 2010 “Village Voice Best of Award” for “Best Argument for Devised Theater” and the 2012 Ars Nova Company in Residence. They are currently working on commissions from Ars Nova and Playwrights Horizons.

SPEAKING OF SUCCESS
CCM ACTING ALUMNI MASTER CLASS SERIES
DIANA MARIA RIVA

Diana Maria Riva
Diana Maria Riva
Diana Maria Riva and the Class of 2014
Diana Maria Riva teaching

SPEAKING OF SUCCESS
CCM ACTING ALUMNI MASTER CLASS SERIES
DIANA MARIA RIVA

CCM Acting alumni are regularly invited to campus to share their stories and to work with current students as they begin their own unique journies.

A regular visitor is Diana Maria Riva (CCM Acting 1995) who worked with the Class of 2014 on scenes and discussed type and showcasing in Los Angeles. She shared great stories about the business.  

Diana recently appeared on TELENOVELA, and was also recently seen in McFarland, U.S.A. with Kevin Costner and Love and Mercy starring opposite Paul Giamatti. She appears in the film Short Term 12. She also starred on the CBS sitcom ROB and on The Good Guys on FOX with Bradley Whitford and Collin Hanks. Film credits include What Women Want, Our Family Wedding, and 17 Again. Television credits include The Bridge, The George Lopez Show, Side Order of Life, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The West Wing, CSI, Everybody Loves Raymond, and NYPD Blue.

SPEAKING OF SUCCESS
CCM ACTING ALUMNI MASTER CLASS SERIES
RICHARD OBERACKER

Richard Oberacker and Landon Hawkins
Richard Oberacker
Richard Oberacker
Owen Alderson

SPEAKING OF SUCCESS
CCM ACTING ALUMNI MASTER CLASS SERIES
RICHARD OBERACKER

CCM Acting alumni are regularly invited to campus to share their stories and to work with current students as they begin their own unique journies.

1993 Graduate Richard Oberacker recently visited CCM to work with Acting majors on singing auditions as actors.

Richard's new musical Bandstand is currently playing on Broadway.

DIE VAMPIRE DIE WRITING MASTER CLASS
WITH SUSAN BLACKWELL [title of show]

Susan Blackwell
Susan Blackwell Master Class
Susan Blackwell Master Class
Susan Blackwell and [title of show] cast

DIE VAMPIRE DIE WRITING MASTER CLASS
WITH SUSAN BLACKWELL [title of show]

Susan Blackwell, fabulous person and artistic genius, working with CCM Acting and CCM Musical Theatre students in an 8 hour DIE, VAMPIRE, DIE writing, creating, and empowerment workshop. With creativity and care Susan led us through writing exercises to free the inner voice. She is pictured above with the CCM [title of show] cast.

ANNE BOGART AND THE SITI Co.

Anne Bogart and Richard Hess
Stephen Webber teaches Suzuki
Viewpoints
Ellen Lauren teaches Suzuki

ANNE BOGART AND THE SITI Co.

For the past 20 years CCM Acting has had a close association with the revolutionary theatre artist and director Anne Bogart and members of her visionary American theatre company, the SITI Co. Masterclasses in both Viewpoints and Suzuki Training push the boundaries of strength, will, creativity, and possibility. Pictured above are Department Chair Richard E. Hess with Anne Bogart, and SITI Co. members Stephen Webber and Ellen Lauren teaching the Suzuki basics.

MEDICAL CLOWNING MASTER CLASS

David Barashi clown
David Barashi clown
David Barashi clown
David Barashi clown

MEDICAL CLOWNING MASTER CLASS

with Paul Miller (CCM Acting 1998) from Circus Mojo (Bellevue, KY) and Dr. Atay Citron, head of the world's only four- year degree in medical clowning at the University of Haifa in Israel and David Barashi, a trained medical clown who has performed in India, Thailand, and with the Israeli Defense Force in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

WAR HORSE PUPPETRY MASTER CLASS

War Horse Puppetry Master Class
War Horse Puppetry Master Class
War Horse Puppetry Master Class
War Horse Puppetry Master Class

WAR HORSE PUPPETRY MASTER CLASS

Members of the National Tour of the hit Broadway Play WAR HORSE work with CCM Acting and CCM Tech, Design, Production students in a puppetry intensive using brown paper towels and duct tape.

CCM ACTING PLAY READING SERIES AND SYMPOSIUMS

Play Reading Series
Play Reading Series
Play Reading Series- Angels in America
Play Reading Series
Play Reading Series
Dr. Rick Coons- CCM Drama 1999

CCM ACTING PLAY READING SERIES AND SYMPOSIUMS

CCM Acting produces a series of Play Readings where scripts centered around a theme are presented as staged readings. The week long free reading series has focused on LGBT THEATRE (The Normal Heart , Angels in America, Pt.1: Millennium Approaches, Angels in America, Pt.2: Perestroika, Corpus Christi, and Sons of the Prophet.), OTHERNESS/IDENTITY (A Raisin in the Sun, The Heidi Chronicles, Pentecost, The Grapes of Wrath, and Tribe, and ALIENATION (The Great Majority, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Middletown, Punk Rock)

CCM ACTING VIEWPOINTS MASTER CLASSES
WITH DANCE, OPERA, AND MUSICAL THEATRE

Acting & Opera Master Class

Viewpoints--JP-Maddock-and-Megan-Marshall--Oct

Acting & Dance Master Class

Viewpoints--Drama-and-Dance--Connor-and-Dancer--Sept

Viewpoints Training Concepts in the Water
for METAMORPHOSES Auditions

Viewpoints-JP-and-Joe-in-water--Oct

Acting & Musical Theatre Master Class
Acting Seniors

Viewpoints--Drama-and-MT-Class-of-2014--Planking-Clump--Oct

Acting & Opera Master Class
AD Opera Student Leah de Gruyl

Viewpoints-Drama-and-Opera--Leah--Oct

Acting & Musical Theatre Master Class

Viewpoints--Drama-and-MT--Max-Clayton-and-Annie-Grove--Oct

Acting & Opera Master Class

Viewpoints-Megan-Marshall-and-Bailie-Breaux--Oct

Viewpoints Training Concepts in the Water
for METAMORPHOSES Auditions

Viewpoints--Bailie-Breaux-in-water--Oct

Viewpoints Training Concepts in the Water
for METAMORPHOSES Auditions

Viewpoints-4-shapes-in-water--Oct

Acting & Opera Master Class
Joe Markesbery (CCM Acting 2014)

Viewpoints--Joe-Markesbery--Oct

CCM ACTING VIEWPOINTS MASTER CLASSES
WITH DANCE, OPERA, AND MUSICAL THEATRE

CCM Acting students study Viewpoints Training extensively at CCM and Combined Intensive Master Classes with students in other departments are common. Acting students share their artistry and technique with students in Musical Theatre, Opera, and Dance in this physical and dynamic improvisatory actor training. Focusing on being PRESENT, OPEN, and GROUNDED, students develop collaborative presence that is palpable and joyful. Using the concepts of Viewpoints Training, Acting students created water compositions for auditions for mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES.