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COME BE SEEN: Auditions for La Bete

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by dlbickley No Comments

The PWSCC Drama Department is holding auditions for the modern comedy classic La Bete on Sunday, September 21, at 4:30, and Monday, September 22, at 6:30. Auditions will be held in the Sugarloaf Learning Hall at the college. The production is directed by theatre instructor Dawson Moore. The play has ten roles of various size and gender, and auditions are open to the community, ages 15 and up.

The play is set in France, 1654. Renowned theatre director Elomire is furious because the troupe’s patron, Prince Conti, is forcing him to include an obnoxious street performer in his company, someone for whom Elomire can barely withhold his contempt. The script won the 1992 Olivier Award for best comedy of the year, and is broadly farcical.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Those interested in reading the play prior to auditions can pick up a copy of the script from the Assistant to the President’s office at the college during normal business hours. For more information, call Dawson Moore at 907-834-1614.

Image is from the college’s 2014 spring production of Eric Coble’s Bright Ideas; featured, left to right, are Heidi Franke, Corey Taylor, Sarah Jorgenson, and Ronnie Houchin.

5th Annual Community Science Night

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by dlbickley No Comments

Bring your friends and family to Prince William Sound Community College for the 5th Annual Community Science Night, taking place on Friday, September 12, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Free to the public, this event features hands-on activities and exploration for the whole family.

This year’s event topic is geology, and presenters and experts will be on hand from PWSCC’s Whitney Museum, the Bureau of Land Management, the Wrangell Institute for Science & Environment, National Park Service- Wrangell St-Elias, UAF Geophysical Institute, and the Museum of the North. Explore minerals and rocks, erosion and the water cycle, and the seismic and tectonic history of Alaska. Create your own terrarium, or use cookies to demonstrate plate tectonics! This event is brought to you in large part through a grant from United Way of Valdez.

For more information, call the Whitney Museum at 1-907-834-1690.

Call For Submissions For The 2015 Play Lab

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by dlbickley No Comments

The deadline for submissions to present plays in the Play Lab at the 2015 Last Frontier Theatre Conference The deadline for submissions to present plays in the Play Lab at the 2015 Last Frontier Theatre Conference is November 24, 2014. The 23rd annual Conference will take place June 14-20, 2015, in Valdez, Alaska.

Selected plays receive public readings, with both public and private feedback sessions led by theatre professionals. Authors must register for the Conference and be in attendance for their readings.

Accepted writers will also have an additional opportunity to present their work in the 10-Page Play Slam, the Monologue Workshop, and the late-night Fringe Festival.

Authors are asked to submit plays via the conference website using this on-line form on the Play Lab link. Guidelines:
• Plays must be received by November 24, 2014.
• One submission per author.
• Submissions should run between 20 minutes and 2 hours.
• Plays can be of any genre except musical.
• The play should not have received a professional production; readings and amateur productions are acceptable. Authors should be interested in developing this play.

Plays presented at the Conference have gone on to productions throughout Alaska, the rest of the United States, and the world due to the exposure received there. Questions can be addressed to Conference Coordinator, Dawson Moore, at 907-834-1614 or dmoore AT pwscc DOT edu. The 23rd annual Conference will take place June 14-20, 2015, in Valdez, Alaska.

Photo is of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s production of Dick Reichman’s “The Audition;” pictured are Julia Cossman and Taran Haynes, with Janet Stoneburner and Tiffany Cooper in the background..

Outdoor Leadership Program Promoted in the Media

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by dlbickley No Comments

It has been a busy year for PWSCC’s Outdoor Leadership Lead Faculty, Dr. D.B. Palmer, from the creation of Alaska’s first adventure film school–where notable instructors include Emmy-award winning director Michael Brown–to being the featured speaker at this year’s Balto Film Festival in Seward, Alaska. The Outdoor Leadership program is making waves both at home and abroad. As the eco tourism industry continues to expand and diversify, a degree in Outdoor Leadership prepares students to take the lead in this dynamic and rewarding field. In the filmmaking business specifically, film companies have increased their spending in Alaska by a factor of 40 in just three years.

It is no surprise, then, that the media would take note. Attached is an article from the Seward Phoenix LOG that illustrates PWSCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program’s integrity and relevancy in the growing film market within Alaska. You can read about our program on pages 1 and 12 of the attached PDF:

The Seward Pheonix LOG Vol. 48, No. 51 | August 7, 2014 (3.3 MiB)

Want to get in on the action? Check it out online, or call our Academic Advising team at 1-907-834-1600 to learn about how you can enroll in this exciting program today!