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RIT Performing Arts

(October 05 2010) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Clubs, Life After RIT, Student Life, The Arts, Women at RIT

Into Theater and Drama Club and worried a "Institution of Technology"  will be lacking in the performing arts? 

Well, to answer that question I need to share this video I just stumbled upon on Facebook. It features Brendan Nagle, a recent graduate from the Film and Animation program on campus - and aspiring actor/director... apparently. All the clips in the video are from the films he produced during his time on campus: 

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An a more serious note - It is true that RIT does not have formal majors in acting or singing, but there is a large performance culture on the campus. Here is the run down on the two largest groups on campus: 

NTID Performing Arts: established in 1974, NTID Performing Arts was originally called the Experimental Education Theatre (EET). It currently offers theatre courses and produces 6 productions and one outreach tour per season. Through NTID Performing Arts you can earn a certificate in performing arts documenting the training you receive. In addition, participation in NTID PA can sometimes be integrated with the RIT School of Film and Animation theatre tack in the BFA program.  The productions are combinations deaf and hearing actors and often take place in Panara Theatre  (residential side of campus).  This season students on campus can look forward to: Inherit the Wind, Prelude to a Kiss, Danser et Voler, Don't Dress for Dinner, and Guys and Dolls.  [http://www.rit.edu/~w-npart/] 

RIT Players: Founded in 1995, RIT players is a student-run theatre group on campus that produces three shows a year. Past seasons include: Little Shop of Horrors, Ture West, Arcadia, OurFast, and I Hate Hamlet & The Unvelling. Most recently the group hosted "The 24 Hour Show" in which students register on Friday night and then have 24 hours to write, direct, and preform a play for their peers. [http://www.rit.edu/sg/players/]






Comments (1)

  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    07 October 2010 at 11:12 |
    I went to one of the NTID performances last year (sleeping beauty) and absolutely loved it! I didn't really know what to expect going into it because I was worried about not knowing sign but it was totally cool

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