27, 2012, Jersey City, NJ – Students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s
degree or higher in theatre arts may now begin their journey by earning
an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Theatre Option from Hudson
County Community College.
The new program has been designed to
provide students with a broad-based liberal arts curriculum and core
theatre options, including Introduction to Acting, Introduction to
Theatre, Introduction to Drama, Contemporary Drama, Acting II, and Intro
To Playwriting, and will prepare them for transfer to four-year
colleges and universities. Hudson County Community College is arranging
for articulation agreements with New Jersey City University and Kean
University, amongst others, thus allowing for credits earned at HCCC to
HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert said the Theatre
Arts program is being coordinated by Joseph Gallo, a seasoned theatre
professional with a diverse background. Mr. Gallo, who studied at New
York University, and the Ohio University Graduate Playwriting Program,
and is a member of the Actors Studio Playwrights and Directors Workshop
in New York, has written, produced, and performed in a variety of plays
and productions throughout the U.S.
Mr. Gallo holds a Master of
Fine Arts degree in playwriting from Ohio University and has penned a
number of plays that have been performed off-Broadway, as well as at the
Kennedy Center, and a number of other stages throughout the country. He
is also a screenwriter who has penned television and cinematic scripts.
Mr. Gallo produced theatre and dance projects in Los Angeles and New
York and has been in charge of project development for film and
An experienced college instructor, Mr. Gallo has
taught Playwriting, Acting, Screenwriting, Introduction to Film,
Monologues for Auditions, Creative Writing, Introduction to Theater and
other theater-related courses at the School of Visual Arts, Drew
University, Kean University, Manhattan Marymount College, McCarter
Theatre and Ohio University.
“The students in this program will
be attending productions in the Broadway, off-Broadway and
off-off-Broadway theatre communities, which are natural ‘labs’ for this
course of study,” Dr. Gabert stated.
For more information about the HCCC Associate in Arts — Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts Option program, visit www.hccc.edu.