Marymount Manhattan


Department of Theatre Arts

Current Students

From internships to study abroad, Marymount Manhattan students have an opportunity to practice their craft beyond the classroom.

CURRENT STUDENT HANDBOOK

Students can find a copy of the 2013-2014 Theatre Student Handbook here.

Internships

The Theatre Arts program is unique in offering specialized opportunities to qualified students. In addition to their fields of concentration, students receive a well rounded theatre education which increases their marketability. Students at the junior and senior levels are encouraged to complete several internships of increasing responsibility under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Marymount Manhattan offers excellent internships that help students gain work experience, resume credits and develop professional relationships. Theatre Arts students have interned with Jim Henson Productions Muppet WorkshopThe Audio Engineering SocietyManhattan Theatre ClubHB Playwrights FoundationPlaywrights HorizonsNew York Shakespeare FestivalSaturday Night LiveNew DramatistsEnsemble Studio TheatreNew York Theatre WorkshopJoyce SohoP.S. 122Willow Cabin Theatre CompanyHERE Performance SpaceNuyorican Poets CaféSecond Stage TheatrePBSHBOCBSNBCABC, as well as with many Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres, New York City cultural institutions, and in the offices of numerous producers, casting directors and theatrical agents.  

Study Abroad 

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Students in Theatre Arts have studied abroad in a variety of countries as well as through the Semester at Sea program, and in fields other than theatre. Many of our students study each year at the British American Dramatic Academy in London, and each year the department offers courses such as Performing Arts in London or Directed Study: Theatre & Drama of Ancient Greece that travel abroad to study theatre.  

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  • Mark Ringer
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

    Mark Ringer is a Professor of Theatre at MMC. He has worked as an actor, director, and dramaturge throughout the United States and Europe. His translations of Euripides’ “Bacchae” and Lessing’s “Nathan the Wise” have received successful performances as have several of his adaptations. He was seen Off Broadway as Polonius in two different stagings of “The Heart of My Mystery: The Hamlet Project”, an adaptation which he co-authored. His one- play fusion of Shakespeare’ s “Henry IV Parts I and II” was produced at the Shakespearean Theatre of Maine, a production in which he also played Falstaff. He has worked professionally on productions of half of Shakespeare’s plays.
  • Kevin Connell
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

    Recruiter for Theatre Arts

    KEVIN CONNELL is currently a Professor of Theatre Arts at Marymount Manhattan College, where he serves as Coordinator of Junior and Senior Acting and Recruiter for the Department of Theatre Arts. He attended The Ohio State University (B.F.A.) and the University of California, San Diego (M.F.A.).
  • Ellen Orenstein
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    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

    Ellen Orenstein is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and the Coordinator for Freshman/Sophomore Acting at Marymount Manhattan College. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from the University of Washington.
  • Barbara Adrian
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

  • Sydney Maresca
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    Assistant Professor of Theater Arts

  • Ray Recht
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

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  • Patricia Simon
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    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

    Coordinator for Musical Theatre Program

  • Christine Riley
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    Visiting Instructor

  • Christopher Parrish
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  • Jill Stevenson
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    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

  • John Basil
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    Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

  • Brooke Harbaugh
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  • Emily Peters
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  • Richard Niles
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

  • Robert Dutiel
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    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts