(Written by Ryan Potaracke, "Civic Minded" is the first entry in our new Rochester Civic Theatre Guest Blog. Ryan will be sharing her thoughts and opinions on life and her experiences at the Rochester Civic Theatre as a newly returned Rochester resident. Enjoy!)
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When I first joined the Otherwise Actors Troupe in 2010, I was clueless that it would lead me to where I am now. I’m currently the senior class president at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa with a double major in Political Science and International Relations and minors in Math, French, and Religion. Over the past few years, I attended and presented at various regional conferences including the Midwest Civic Engagement Conference, the Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, and the National Campaign Conference at Harvard University. Almost nothing that I do seems related to theatre, but none of it would have been possible without being a part of the education programs at Rochester Civic Theatre.
Tony Carlson is no stranger to the Rochester Civic Theatre. As a child, Tony was a former student of the educational programming at the Civic, attending several sessions of what is now known as STAR (Summer Theatre Academy of Rochester) and as a member of different youth performance troupes. He also appeared in several Civic Theatre productions, such as Peter Pan, Honk!: the Musical, and Return to Forbidden Planet, and has been a dance instructor and choreographer for the Education Department. Tony now lives in New York, where he graduated with a B.A in dance performance and choreography from Eugene Lang College and works as a dancer, choreographer, and various other roles within the dance community.
The popular show Miss Nelson is Missing!, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall is premiering on the Rochester Civic Theatre's main stage this Friday. The perfect play for the whole family, Miss Nelson is Missing! will take the audience on the adventure of a lifetime while teaching an unforgettable lesson.