other visits, even while living in Texas.
duction of `The Play is the Thing' that in-
volved a number of alumni from the '70s and
'80s. We all came out for about a week in the
summer and rehearsed and put it up. It was
teaching at Studio Arena Theater in Buffalo,
acting on tour, broadcasting on Classical
94.5/WNED, and serving on the Arts Council
at St. Bonaventure.
retirement. Dr. Jim White, dean of arts and
sciences, and I, along with the visual and per-
forming arts chair, Dr. Les Sabina, started talk-
retired in 2003, I was hired full time and
started about establishing the major, which
we rolled out in 2007."
director. It's about exposing them to a solid
foundation of knowledge coupled with varied
practical experiences that enable them to pur-
sue a wide range of opportunities, including
acting, directing and stagecraft, but also in
business or education -- really any field. Our
graduates have a liberal arts education that
makes them well-rounded, adaptable, critical
thinkers with an entrepreneurial disposition. "
rather than the opposite. If I have one foot in
the business, I can bring that electricity back
to the class when I do Shakespeare in the
summer; my weekly classical radio show at
WNED, and the artist interviews and live
broadcasts at The Chautauqua Institution."
dream and success-
fully negotiate myriad
personal and profes-
sional opportunities to
the strong foundation
in the arts and hu-
manities that he got
at St. Bonaventure.
human face on edu-
cation because they
are reflective of our
deepest emotions, our
oldest traditions, and
our newest ideas."
sees high schools cut-
headlines that question the value of the hu-
manities at the college level.
they're called that for a reason. The more we
distance ourselves from one another the
more we let the railroad ride on us; the less
"A Year with Frog and Toad"
"Burial at Thebes"
"The Inner Above"
It's the official spelling I chose for my Actors
Equity Association union card. It's an homage
to one of my grammar school teachers.
94.5/WNED (pictured above) at www.sbu.edu/simone.
theater and journalism &
mass communication. She is
a Costume Fellow at the
American Conservatory The-
atre in San Francisco, Calif.
less we get who we are as a
species. Theater reinforces the
humanity among all of us; it
shows us who we really are --
and, better -- who we could be
if we understood. That's what
makes me stay in theater."