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Theatre Major Faculty Mentor

Every theatre major receives personal one-on-one mentoring by a theatre faculty mentor who will work with you throughout your entire tenure at Queensborough to ensure an appropriate academic plan, timely graduation, and a successful transfer. The current mentor list is located below.

New majors are assigned faculty mentors in the 4th week of their 1st semester.


Not a Theatre Major?

Not a problem. All opportunities are open to all Queensborough students. Explore Opportunities and Get Involved

Registration & Mentoring

Save time & money when you meet with your mentor to discuss registration and transfer options. Take the right courses at the right time. Theatre courses fill up quick. Register early & secure your seat.

Theatre majors are advised not to register for courses that begin or end after 4:10pm, so as to participate in productions, co-, and extra-, curricular department activities. Students cast in productions will be registered for TH-122/222 Actor’s Workshop I & II (3 cr.) Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:10pm-6:40pm).

Recommended A.S. Degree Course Sequences

ACTING

1st Semester (15 cr.)

TH121 Intro. to Acting for the Major (3 cr.)
TH131 Stagecraft I (3 cr.)
TH151 Vocal Production & Movement (2 cr.)
SP211 Speech Communication (3 cr.)
ENGL101 English Composition I (3 cr.)
Dance/Physical Education (choose 1) (1 cr.)

2nd Semester (15 cr.)

TH221 Acting II (3 cr.)
TH132 Practicum in Stagecraft I (1 cr.)
Theatre Elective (3 cr.)
ENGL102 English Composition II (3 cr.)
HE102 Health Behavior & Society (2 cr.)
HE108 Health & Physical Fitness (3 cr.)

 3rd Semester (14-15 cr.)

TH111 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
Theatre Elective (2-3 cr.)
MA321 Mathematics/Cont. Society (3 cr.)
HIST218 or 110, 111, 112 (3 cr.)
Flexible Core 2.C. Creative Expression (3 cr.)

4th Semester (15-16 cr.)

Theatre Elective (2-3 cr.)
CH106 Chemistry in the Arts (4 cr.)
SOCY125 Sociology & the Arts (3 cr.)
Lib. Arts Elective (rec. Thtr./Media/Film) (3 cr.)
Free Elective (rec. Thtr./Media/Film) (3 cr.)

Full Theatre Degree Requirements

Meet with your faculty mentor to ensure success.

TECHNICAL THEATRE

1st Semester (15 cr.)

TH121 Intro. to Acting for the Major (3 cr.)
TH131 Stagecraft I (3 cr.)
TH151 Vocal Production & Movement (2 cr.)
SP211 Speech Communication (3 cr.)
ENGL101 English Composition I (3 cr.)
Dance/Physical Education (choose 1) (1 cr.)

2nd Semester (15 cr.)

TH231 Stagecraft II (3 cr.)
TH132 Practicum in Stagecraft I (1 cr.)
Theatre Elective (3 cr.)
ENGL102 English Composition II (3 cr.)
HE102 Health Behavior & Society (2 cr.)
HE108 Health & Physical Fitness (3 cr.)

 3rd Semester (14-15 cr.)

TH111 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
Theatre Elective (2-3 cr.)
MA321 Mathematics/Cont. Society (3 cr.)
HIST218 or 110, 111, 112 (3 cr.)
Flexible Core 2.C. Creative Expression (3 cr.)

4th Semester (15-16 cr.)

Theatre Elective (2-3 cr.)
CH106 Chemistry in the Arts (4 cr.)
SOCY125 Sociology & the Arts (3 cr.)
Lib. Arts Elective (rec. Thtr./Media/Film) (3 cr.)
Free Elective (rec. Thtr./Media/Film) (3 cr.)

Full Theatre Degree Requirements

Meet with your faculty mentor to ensure success.

Transfer Options

Transfer to the "right" 4-year B.A. or B.F.A. program for you.

Where do you wish to continue your education? CUNY? SUNY? Private? Out-of-State? Are you interested in a competitive B.F.A. program or a general theatre studies B.A. program? Are you interested in specializing in a specific discipline such as Acting? Technical Production? Playwriting? Directing? What is your financial plan?

We possess Articulation Agreements for seamless transfer with:

Adelphi University (B.F.A., Acting), and
Lehman College (B.F.A. Multi-Media Performing Arts, B.A. Theatre).

Many of our graduating students transfer (with notable scholarships) to:
CUNY (City, Lehman, Hunter, York, Queens), SUNY (New Paltz, Fredonia, Purchase, Oswego), Private (Adelphi, Howard, Marymount Manhattan), & Out-of-State (Montclair State University, NJ) colleges and universities, among others.

Let us help. Email your faculty mentor now.

Contact Professor Adair for the "To BA, or to BFA..." college transfer packet AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Other resources:

Queensborough Transfer Resource Center

Department Scholarships

Each year, the department presents monetray awards to outstanding students. The awards are presented at “The Tin Foil Awards”, our year-end soiree and awards ceremony. The monies can be applied toward continuing tuition or academic supplies at any college.

Departmental Service Award
exceptional contribution to departmental productions.

Chairperson's Award
exceptional academic work within the discipline.

Beverly Lockwood Award for Acting
exceptional ability in the craft of acting.

Leroy Paves Scholarship Fund
demonstrated merit in the discipline with a min. 3.0 in theatre courses.
Award #1 - Full-time student who has completed two semesters and will return for their third.
Award #2 - Full-time student who is graduating and transferring to a theatre program.

Stage Management Award
demonstrated merit in stage management and leadership.

Thomas Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
a graduating student who demonstrates an interest/ability in filmmaking.

Special Opportunities

Free Broadway & Off-Broadway tickets * Professional Development Workshops - Stage Combat, Puppetry, Clowning * The Week-Long Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Trip * Summer Theatre Internship * Free Study Abroad * Production Experience * and moreExplore Opportunities and Get Involved

Selection of Production Season

We seek to provide students with opportunities to explore a wide selection of theatre repertory including significant eras, genres, styles, cultural contexts, and modes of presentation. Each year, we produce four works of theatre, each addressing one of the criteria below - two on the stage of the Humanities Theatre and two on the stage of the Shadowbox Theatre. The season is announced at the year-end, “Tin Foil Awards.”

A Classical Work or Musical (alternating each year).

Social Issues - exploring controversial topics in contemporary society.

American Experience - exploring aspects of life in America.

Other Perspectives - exploring alternative theatre structures, modes of presentation, and/or cultural contexts.

Department Jury

The following theatre courses are classified as jury courses: Introduction to Acting for the Major (TH-121), Acting II (TH-221), Vocal Production and Movement for the Actor (TH-151), Stagecraft II (TH-231), Stage Makeup (TH-134), Costume Construction (TH-135), and Stage Management (TH-235).

At the end of each semester, theatre majors registered for these courses will present a capstone project for the entire theatre faculty. This is an opportunity for students to showcase their work and an opportunity for faculty and staff to celebrate and explore student progress and development.

Upon completion of the jury, students receive feedback in their “finals” class meet. Feedback shall include a discussion of current strengths and where emphasis should be placed towards your further development next semester. The jury is part of the department’s required student assessment process. Formal grading of the jury, as it pertains to the individual course, is left to the discretion of the Professor.

Acting courses present a monologue, scene, or other demonstration of acting technique.

Technical theatre courses present a professional portfolio of course content.

Rehearsal Space for Students

Reservation Process
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for students who wish to rehearse on their own, outside of rehearsals or course meets. Email your professor, at least one week prior to your rehearsal(s), with the desired date(s) and start and end time(s) and they shall request a classroom for you. You will receive a confirmation email if your request can be granted. The earlier you place your request, the better your chance of getting a room. Notify your professor immediately if you will not be using a room you have reserved.

Care of Rehearsal Space
In the theatre we have a saying, “leave the room in better condition than you found it.” Leave nothing in the rehearsal space that was not there when you arrived. Chairs, cubes, props, etc. must be returned to their proper place. Food is never permitted in our studios or theatres, if you are in a classroom, be mindful of any food and drink items, and remove all garbage. Be considerate of those working in rooms close to you. Be mindful of the noise level inside your room. Close and lock the door when you are finished.

Financial Difficulties & Emergencies

Please reach out for help if you need it, do not wait. There are many financial support services on campus to assist students who have financial difficulties. Should you have trouble paying your tuition, paying your rent, or purchasing a Metro pass, we have people and programs on campus to help. There are monies available to help when there is an emergency. Please explore the resources below and/or speak with your faculty mentor for guidance.

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Student Emergency Grant Funds

Lucille A. Bova Food Pantry

Single Stop USA

Theatre Majors Faculty Mentor List - Fall 2017

Professor Adair

AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Apostolo,Rebecca

Archille,Charmaine E

Ashtiani,David

Cheung,Chi Yeung

Chez,Natalie

Guzman,Geovanny

Haft,Julia D

Kreisler,Jessica S

Jean Baptiste,Marie K

Laforestrie,Marcus

Leon,Vasilios

Millien,Windger

Miranda,Rachel A

Morales,Sandy R

Morgan,Shonda S

Morency,Julian E

Motieram,Vincent R

Olateju,Temitope B

Ottey,Nia M

Perez,Chandelise

Ramirez,Jose

Ramlall,Ashley

Spearing,Tamell A

Trontz,Amanda B

Wise,Sophia

Yeow,Alan

Yepez,Lisbeth E

Zhang,Zhongjun

Professor Cesarano

MCesarano@qcc.cuny.edu

Alvarez,Edmargy D

Baricevic,Jennifer M

Harkins,Jamie

Harris,Chetina A

Kemp,John W

Lee,Sangah

Lewis,Nathan

Lim,Dong Min Ruth

Lindsay,Desean S

Lopez,Sofiya

London,Tyshonna L

Pena,Kevin

Mitton,Brandon

Tumulac,Aiyanna

Volynkina,Ksenia

Professor Crutchfield

ACrutchfield@qcc.cuny.edu

Alleyne,Sade G

Anderson,Caleb

Aponte,Adam

Barros,Cindy R

Buffamante,Jeremy

Castro,Ashley N

Collaguazo,Thomas

Deaver,Naima

Garcia,Dariel

Gonzalez,Melinda

Jennings,Jonathan

Jones,Angelica

Leon,Juan Carlos

Lopez,Giancarlo D

Malhotra,Pallak

Peralta,Carla

Phillip,Miguel

Pisfil,Rubensney W

Postell,Jessica

Serras,Peter

Shokunbi,Toluwalope M

Stallings,Ayanna J

Theodore,Leeza

Wang,Andy

Williams,Tyree

Zhuo,Hangxin

Professor Jimenez

CJimenez@qcc.cuny.edu

Carter,Jasmine N

Cassinelli,Crystal

Castles,Robert

Chauca,Carlos E

Chen,Zixin

Cove,Angela

Demitro,Alani B

Diaz,Sheyla C

Dong,Kaixin

Dundi,Steven

Edwards,Makeya Desiree Alexis

Fernandez,Johnathon S

Forero,Maria

Freeman,Kiara A

Gomez Cotto,Jorman

Green,Taliah C

Gutierrez,Lina

Kozlowski,Gregory M

Lee,Nathan K

Lewis,Rachel S

Linan,Raychelle

Lucero,Yesenia

Mackey,Andriana

Manaa,Randa

Marrero,Marie

McCants,Benné

Vasquez,Isabel

Zubair,Alishah S

Professor Yonker

LYonker@qcc.cuny.edu

Abramowitz,Celest

Alexander,Tamia

Ashe,Meconan

Acheampong,David

Aguirre,Jeremy S

Amalu,Nnoyelum N

Armengot,Isaiah

Cantave,Jasmin

Cardona,Carlos

Cardona,Osvaldo

Casseus,Diana

Elias,Christalla R

Gordon,Alex

Jehamy,Rose

Louis,Phylisha M

Marcellus,Evencia L

Mercado,Andrea

Mitchell,Mark

Ramirez,Daniel

Rivera,Eric M

Rosario,Edwin

Sabiry,Mir

Sarmiento,Luis

Singh,Vickram

Sullivan,Michael

Tarry,Tiana D

Torres,Vanessa

Villacis,Natalie

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