Seeing such a diverse cast on stage is a refreshing thing to see, especially at Ithaca College — a predominantly white institution.
I was kind of planning on transitioning to communications. When I got “Saigon,” that’s when I left school and that’s what got me back into theater.
Catherine Weidner, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, said that overall, ALANA students represent 26 percent of the Department of Theatre Arts.
Ithaca College is slowly grinding into gear. But instead of taking time to unpack and unwind, music and theater students practice and prepare for the auditions that could chart the course of their college careers.
Senior Randy Wong-Westbrooke, a theater production arts major, was recently selected for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Gateway Program, which provides mentorship for students who are underrepresented.
The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts has teamed up with TicketForce, a Web-based ticketing systems company, to more efficiently manage the student box office for theater productions, the first of which will premiere Oct. 3.
Sophomore Emily Behrmann-Fowler is the first to pursue both a both a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and a Bachelor of Science degree in theater arts management, which she will finish in 2016 and 2017, respectively.