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Gannon's Theatre Program will be returning to participate in the International Collegiate Theatre Festival (ICTF) in August 2017. ICTF is a 12 day experience that runs in conjunction with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the world's largest performing arts festival - held each August in Edinburgh, Scotland. ICTF was developed to offer college and university the opportunity to perform and gain global perspectives in an international experience that compliments collegiate performing arts programs. In 2017, Gannon's Theatre program will be returning for a third participatory trip to Edinburgh, having first been invited to participate in the inaugural ICTF in 2011. We are committed to returning on a 3-year cycle, giving all of our students the opportunity to participate in ICTF at least one time during their college career.
This August, in preparation for participating next summer, Jax Vadney (Technical Director and Design Faculty) will be travelling to Edinburgh to participate in the ICTF Familiarization Tour (FAM). This 4 day submersion experience allows program directors to experience ICTF on an abreviated schedule, meet with ICTF staff and technical crew, tour performance venues, and gain knowledge about the experience the students will have in the upcoming year. FAM allows directors to meet with the other colleges and universities that will be participating in a year, discuss production concerns, network, and develop plans for fundraising, international travel, and more.
Gannon's production of APE/ESSENCE written by Fr. Shawn Clerkin, Director of Theatre, is a new work being created this coming academic season. Based on Aldous Huxley's novel "Ape and Essence", Clerkin will be writing an adaptation that will incorporate puppetry, performance art, devised theatre, and more. This production will be produced at the Schuster Theatre in April 2017 and then will be the production that will travel and be performed at ICTF in August 2017.
To learn more about the ICTF Experience, please visit www.ictfscotland.org.
For questions and information about Gannon's participation, how you can get involved as a current Gannon student, or if you would to make a donation to support the travel program, please contact Jax Vadney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Psi Omega, Gannon's Honorary Theatre Fraternity, brings "Stage Fright" back to the Schuster Theatre as a Haunted Theatre Experience. "Stage Fright" started back in 2009 as a Haunted Theatre Experience. Last year, it was re-imagined into a 10 minute Haunted Play Fest of Fear.
This year, APO brings "Stage Fright" back to its roots. Come and find thrills and fears around every corner as you make your way through the Schuster Theatre. STAGE FRIGHT CLAUSTROPHOBIA will have you twisting, turning, and squeezing your way through our haunted theatre. What is around the next corner? Can you find your way through our mazes? Will it be so dark you get left behind?
CLAUSTROPHOBIA runs Oct 20-22 and Oct 27-29 at 8-10pm each night. Admission is $3 per person, or 2 for $5. All proceeds support Gannon's Theatre Program and our participation in the 2017 International Collegiate Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August.
APO Zombie Flashmob to promote Stage Fright 2009.
"So, within my first month of being here I have been cast in both of the mainstage shows we are doing. First, OMNIUM GATHERUM where I play Terence, a British snob who went to Cambridge. The show deals with the social issues that arose post 9/11. It's a fantastic show by Theresa Rebeck. That opens on September 29th. Second, I just got cast in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK as Peter Van Daan. That is being directed by our acting teacher and I am super excited. Rehearsals for that start the Monday after the first weekend of OMNIUM. So its a quick turn around haha.
And classes are amazing. Our acting prof is so cool. He went to the Goodman school back in the day. Voice and speech is just amazing. Our movement is Alexander technique based and our script analysis class is sooo in depth and they link it to acting and I love it!"
In addition to the acting training and opportunities, Zak has been awarded a graduate assistantship. This position has Zak working in the Scenic Production area at FAU. Zak has been using the technical theatre fundamentals he developed at Gannon to work on technical aspects for the shows as well. We are proud to share a little insight into one of our alumni, as he pursues the next stage in his career. Bravo Zak! Thank you for sharing and keep us posted on the good things that will surely come your way.
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