Five years ago, I graduated with four Associate's Degrees from the College of Southern Maryland. I took a year off because I couldn't afford to go to the college I originally wanted to go to, North Carolina A&T under the direction of the amazing and talented, Frankie Day, may she rest in peace. God had another plan for me. I met a man that would eventually become my best friend, Sean Scriber during "Little Shop of Horrors" which was directed by Stacy Oosterink at Newtowne Players in Lexington Park, Maryland. Sean went to Frostburg State University. I had never heard of that school. Through some very generous friends and a lot of support, I was able to go to Frostburg State University and graduate Summa Cum Laude with my Bachelor's in Acting and Design Technology. I completed two separate tracks in two years, when my advisor told me it would take at least three, unless I took more than almost 21 credits a semester. I did and I succeeded.
Through a series of unfortunate events, I was called upon to teach the college acting class at The College of Southern Maryland. I was hired as an Adjunct Professor on the spot.
It was scary, exciting, and fulfilling all at the same time. My students were very open to learning, which was a bonus! I think the craziest part of it all was grading papers! I've always wanted to teach. I just didn't know it was so soon in my life. There were moments where I would just stare in awe of the work my class was doing and know that the future was going to be bright for these young performers.
I'm currently getting my syllabus ready for part two of the acting class. I'm honored to be able to mold the next generation of performers!
I'm a guy blogging about what he loves to do, theatre. Also, I may post about other things, like shows I see, events I go to, stuff like that! Or just random musings and life updates. Granted, I'll have to keep up with it. I'll hold myself to that!
If nothing else, the performance of Kenneth L. Waters, Jr. make this a must-see experience. Waters portrays Mitch, the “comfort counselor.” Mitch is completing his community service hours by performing this job at the Bee. Waters was so convincing that I first wondered if he was just really this type of character in real life. The major brilliance of the performance by Waters is fully revealed when he also play the one of fathers to one of the characters. Waters transforms from knife-wielding thug to cake-baking nurturer. Waters even further shows his amazing technique and skill when he briefly plays a different character’s father and just as seamlessly transforms into a third, completely different character. Waters demonstrated strong vocals and he has an especially rich and pleasing tone. Overall, one of the best performances that I have seen in local theater." - a review on 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with Tantallon Players from Showbiz Radio