CCM Acting students study acting, voice production, and movement for the actor to learn techniques to create characters in the classroom, in rehearsals, in stage productions, and in films at school to be prepared when hired professionally in theatre, film, and television. For tools to be useful they must be used regularly.
CCM Acting students are always acting.
CCM Acting students perform in lab productions and informal settings and showcases at CCM, in Studio productions in the Cohen Family Studio Theatre, in our 48-Hour Film Festival and in our Annual Departmental Film, and in Mainstage productions in the Patricia Corbett Theatre. We regularly partner with theatres in the Cincinnati area and present co-productions, like our current collaboration with theKNOW Theatre in Cincinnati, and students work professionally in town whenever they can.
CCM Acting presents TRANSMIGRATION: A Festival of Student Created New Works and the CCM E-Media/Acting 48-Hour Film Festival every year, giving every student in the department the opportunity to experience the process of creating and producing new work as an ensemble. Actors write, direct, produce, and act in original productions created by teams in various venues and on film throughout CCM, often collaborating with musicians or dancers or students from our E-Media division.
In is not uncommon to see CCM Acting students in productions at the Human Race Theatre Co. in Dayton, at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati,at the KNOW Theatre, and in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival.
Our production season is integrated with our curriculum, so all students have the opportunity to perform regularly.