Middlesex County College offers a rewarding and challenging program in the theatre. Our program is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals necessary to understand theatre in theory and practice. Our students are guided through an academic program which integrates performance, production, and criticism. The performance opportunities and production assignments provide the student with a training ground where they can experience what has been taught in the classroom.
Middlesex County College Theatre Department produces four shows annually, two larger productions in our 400 seat proscenium Main Stage Theatre, and two smaller shows in our intimate New Studio Theatre. Both facilities are equipped with state of the art equipment. Students are trained in the operation and artistic capabilities of each aspect of production equipment. The diversity of the two venues also gives our students the opportunity to experience the different performance techniques used in varied circumstances.
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Meet Shane Taylor our new Acting Professor:
SHANE TAYLOR has worked professionally on stage, television, and film for 15 years. He is a graduate of the Professional Actor Training Program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where he was trained as an actor by William Esper. Most recently, he was a core company actor for UNHEARD VOICES in NYC. He has worked at such theaters as Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, The Billie Holiday Theatre, NY Fringe Festival, and Crossroads Theatre. Regional theater credits include Reparation (Luna Stage); A Lesson Before Dying (Roundhouse Theater); Blues for an Alabama sky (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville); Insurrection (Berkshire Theatre Festival); This is How it Goes (Amphibian Productions); Gem of the Ocean (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Jitney (Indiana Repertory Theatre); Princess Turandot (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Antony and Cleopatra (Berkeley Rep); and the 2005 NJ Star Ledger best play Topdog/Underdog (Luna Stage). He was nominated for an AUDELCO award for his performance in The Desire (Billie Holiday Theatre). TV and film credits include God’s Forgotten House, King of the Bingo Game (PBS), Sarbane’s Oxley for which he earned the Best International Actor award at the 2007 Barbados International Film Festival, and numerous appearances in national commercials. He has directed and produced The Colored Museum, Florence, and his one-man show Shades of Ebony at William Paterson University. Mr. Taylor has served as an adjunct in the VPMA dept at MCC for several years. He has also taught at Dominican College and Rutgers University where he counts 2-time Daytime Emmy award winner Tom Pelphrey as a former student. He earned a B.A. in dramatic arts from William Paterson University, where he was a two-time ACTF/Irene Ryan region II finalist, and an M.F.A. from Rutgers University. Additional training at Williamstown Theatre Festival and American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco. Most recently, Mr. Taylor has served as a communications and leadership coach for Bp. He is a featured voice in the publication Classically Speaking by Patricia Fletcher, Trafford Publishing.
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