Working in the Theatre: Virtual Theatre in the Classroom, SUNY New Paltz

“Just because theatre is suffering right now, storytelling doesn’t stop.” After a full semester of hybrid learning, the students and professors at SUNY New Paltz press on to tell important stories, even in their digital and socially distant landscape.

Dr. Martine Kei Green-Rogers and junior Dom Torrez collaborated on SUNY’s first digital reading of the semester, “Cadillac Crew.” Department Chair Ken Goldstein and sophomore Natasha D’Amico-Rainbeau developed the set design for a safety-driven, in person reading of “Waiting for Lefty” as if it were going to be fully produced.

As students and professors alike are forced to adapt to an ever-changing environment, these relentless creators inspire us all to continue sharing stories.

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American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.