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Artist In Residence Programs Offer Pace Performing Arts Students Exposure To Industry Stars

Scottish director John Doyle is Pace Performing Arts Musical Theater Program’s second artist-in-residence.

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2013

Artist In Residence Programs Offer Pace Performing Arts Students Exposure To Industry Stars

Scottish director John Doyle is Pace Performing Arts Musical Theater Program’s second artist-in-residence. The unique Artist in Residence program within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences is made possible through an anonymous endowed gift.

Doyle, whose inventive re-staging of Sweeney Todd earned him a Tony Award, will work with faculty members at Pace Performing Arts Musical Theater program throughout this academic year to teach a variety of master classes and critique student projects, including vocal performance, song interpretation, the process of composition and the creative process. Doyle will give a public lecture in spring 2014, in which he will explore the creative process of directing musical theater.

Amy Rogers, the director of the Musical Theater program at Pace Performing Arts, said, “John is one of the most inventive directors working in theater today. He represents the crossroads of classic tradition and cutting-edge revision — serendipitous because that is where Pace Performing Arts’ Musical Theater program also lives.”

"Through the generosity of our donors we are able to take full advantage of the richness of our New York City location and bring world-renowned talent to our campus several times over the course of the academic year, giving our students extraordinary opportunities to interact with leading professionals," said Dyson College dean Nira Herrmann.

About John Doyle: John Doyle was artistic director of four regional theatres in the UK where he directed over 200 professional productions of plays and musicals. He now works as a freelance director and has recently directed the feature film Main Street, starring Ellen Burstyn, Colin Firth, and Orlando Bloom.

Doyle made his Broadway debut with Sweeney Todd, winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Director of a Musical. His Broadway production of Company won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival and his other New York credits are A Catered Affair on Broadway, Road Show at The Public Theatre, Wings at Second Stage Theater, Where’s Charley (City Center’s Encores! Season), and most recently Passion at Classic Stage Company.

About Pace Performing Arts: Pace Performing Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting; Acting for Film, Television, Voice-Overs and Commercials; Commercial Dance; Production and Design; and Musical Theater. It also offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting and Directing under the International Performance Program. For more information contact Wayne Petro at wpetro(at)pace(dot)edu

About Musical Theater at Pace University
The Bachelor of Arts (BFA) in Musical Theater at Pace Performing Arts offers elite training in acting, music, and dance by well-connected professionals working in the industry. Designed to train the unique performer, the program offers the opportunity to develop a repertoire that showcases students' abilities and talents while preserving and refining their individuality. Located in lower Manhattan, the Pace Performing Arts MT Program fosters the creation of new musical theater and the collaboration of our students with new emerging artists.

About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences: Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional sciences (including pre-medicine and law), as well as numerous courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements. The College offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices.

About Pace University: For more than 100 years, Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Media Contact: Cara Cea, ccea(at)pace(dot)edu, 914-906-9680.

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