Friday, March 11, 2011

Hofstra Happenings: The Actor’s Life Brings Successful Alumni to Campus to Share Anecdotes and Career Advice

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Hofstra University presented The Actor’s Life, which featured alumni from Hofstra’s drama program who shared anecdotes about performing on the Hofstra stage and discussed how they parlayed that experience into successful careers in acting. Jean Dobie Giebel, associate professor of drama and dance and former chair of the department, moderated the discussion.

Panelists included: Joan See ’55, founder of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and Three of Us Studios, the largest and most successful casting facility on the East Coast; Susan Sullivan ’64, a two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, currently starring as Martha Rodgers in ABC’s Castle; Tim Errickson ’93, artistic director of Boomerang Theatre Company, whose new play, Endless Summer Nights, premiered in September 2010 and was a “Pick of the Week” by; Fred Berman ’94, who is currently starring as Timon in Broadway’s The Lion King; and Kelly Ruth Cole ’08, owner and artistic director of Dreamcatcher Theatreworks.


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