Theatre guests share screen and stage experience

  • The two Colonel Pickerings--Arturo Steely, left, and Ben Rodenmeyer--pose for a photo before a performance of My Fair Lady.

May 9, 2017

Theatre students wrapped up the 2017 academic year with an action-packed end of April and early May.

In addition to performances of all three shows--Cardenio, A Wrinkle in Time and My Fair Lady--theatre students participated in a busy and diverse schedule of master classes with a number of prestigious guest artists.

Alumnus Michael McMillian was the first to arrive, teaching classes on auditioning for film and television roles and improvisation. Later, Guy Sanville and Michelle Mountain of Purple Rose Theatre led a two-day workshop on playwriting. On May 10 and 11, another alumnus, Patrick Mulvey, arrived on campus to teach master classes.

The theatre students ended the month with the annual agent showcase, during which professional agents Joel Carlton and Gerry Koch and casting director Nora Brennan watched and critiqued auditions by senior and postgraduate students.

Lastly, Interlochen Arts Academy’s 1965 Colonel Pickering, Arturo Steely, flew in from Minnesota to watch the Friday, May 13 production of My Fair Lady. After the show, he went backstage and met our 2017 Colonel Pickering, Ben Rodenmeyer.