Special Events

Theater Alum Residency with Guest Artists Irma Mayorga and Kathy Hendrickson (featuring CSB Professor Ameilia Cheever too!)

  • March 18 - Student Workshop from 4-7 pm
  • March 19 - Open Formal Presentation, 7:00 pm
  • March 20 - Alum Panel, 7:00 pm

Irma Mayorga is a scholar/artist in theater and was most recently an Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies at Florida State University's School of Theatre where she also serves as Co-Director of the B.A. program in Theatre. She holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design (UW-Madison) and a Joint Ph.D. in Drama and the Humanities from Stanford University. From Stanford, she also holds the distinction of attaining the first Ph.D. by a Latina/o in the Drama Department's history. An award winning playwright, her work has been developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Playwrights Conference. Her research interests include contemporary theater and performance by people of color, women's theatre and performance, Chicana and Chicano expressive culture, and, more broadly, U.S. Latina/o identity and representation. In 2011 the University of Texas Press will publish a second edition of her play The Panza Monologues. She is currently at work on a manuscript entitled: Chicana Stages: Performance, Theatricality, Chicana Expressive Culture.

Kathy Hendrickson is a performer, director, and teacher who recently Assistant Directed the TONY award winning Broadway revival of Death of A Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols, staring Philip Seymour Hoffman. From 2002-2011 she acted as Vice President and senior improvisation and acting faculty of the world renowned New Actors Workshop in New York City, a two-year professional conservatory founded by George Morrison, Nichols and Paul Sills. She recruited and trained hundreds of actors in her time at the workshop.

In 2011, Ms. Hendrickson co-founded and began her tenure as Artistic Director of Jersey City Children's Theater, bringing the teachings of Neva Boyd, Viola Spolin and Paul Sills to the youth of Jersey City, in the forms of both education/outreach and Story Theater Performance. In 2012 alone, JCCT served over 3000 youth ages 3-17.

Ms. Hendrickson is an expert in the fields of actor training, both for youth and adults with over 20 years classroom experience and logging in over 10,000 teaching hours. At The New Actors Workshop, she has worked for many years alongside Mike Nichols as a fellow instructor of scene study, and has collaborated and designed curriculum with George Morrison for nearly 15 years. In addition to her work at New Actors Workshop, she has been a guest artist/educator at Dartmouth College, Antioch University, Stella Adler School of Acting, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as well as the Metodi Festival in Tuscany Italy, KHIO (National Conservatory) in Oslo, Norway, Artcenicas in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and SPOLIN-IST in Istanbul, Turkey.

She has coordinated master classes with Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Edward Albee, Edie Falco, Andre Gregory, and Brian Bedford.

From 2000-2002 Ms. Hendrickson worked for Nichols' production company, Icarus Productions, where she assisted him during W(starring Emma Thompson, Harold Pinter, Aileen Atkins) for HBO films, The Seagull (starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Philip Hoffman, Natalie Portman), for the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, and Angels in America (starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Jeffrey Wright, Mary Louise Parker), also for HBO films.

As an actor she has appeared in over 100 stage productions, films, and commercials and continues to direct both regionally and in New York City. She is a graduate of The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN, and holds a M.A. in playwriting. www.kathyhendrickson.net


Theater Production Talkback Schedule

A requirement for all students involved in a theater productions.

Time: 4:30 pm in the BAC Studio Theater

  • Story Theater: February 26, 2014
  • Persuasion: April 15, 2014