Events and Guest Speakers

EVENTS and GUEST SPEAKERS 2019-2020 School Year 

Please check back throughout the 2019-2020 School Year for an On-going Updated listing.  

Actress Laura Vallejo Visits MFA Acting CohortOn February 13, actress Laura Vallejo visited the MFA Second and Third Year Acting Cohort to discuss her career as a working actress.  She discussed a range of topics from getting work in the industry, being a cast member on The Ranch, to the ins and outs of guest starring roles.  Students researched Ms. Vallejo's career and prepared questions for her.  She met with the students as part of the Surviving the Industry class taught by Yelyna De León.

  • The MFA Second and Third Year Acting Cohort had the joy of attending the season 2 finale taping of the Netflix TV show Mr. Iglesias.  The students were able to go behind the scenes and meet the cast, including Emmy Award-winning actress Sherri Shepherd, actor Christopher McDonald, and executive producer and actor Gabriel Iglesias.   They attended as part of the Surviving the Industry class taught by Yelyna De León.

MFA Acting Cohort with Sherri Shepherd MFA Acting Cohort with Christopher McDonald The MFA Acting Cohort with Gabriel Iglesias

Sudden Death Viewpoints

  • Sudden Death View Points or SDVP is an ensemble piece that centers the Viewpoints within the world of a competitive sport, exposing the inherent theatricality of sports events, while drawing on the over-the-top satire used in WWE. This project embraces the “unknown outcome” of competitive sports infused into contemporary theatre. This project serves as partial fulfillment of J. Eric Lauritzen’s Culminating Project towards his MFA in Television, Film and Theatre/Acting Option degree. The play was directed by Third Year Acting Option student Adam Ferguson.  

MFA Showcase November 18 at 7:30pm

  • On Nvember 18, students from the acting, production, and writing cohorts celebrated each students work by presenting selections from current projects and previous course work.  Selections included readings of plays and screenplays, acting scenes, monologues, and devised theatre pieces, which are in development.  

 

 

For Information on the MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre Culminating Project Writing Option Public Presentations