'On Campus @ SUNY New Paltz' showcases Summer Repertory Theatre on July 11 show
NEW PALTZ -- "On Campus @ SUNY New Paltz," a 30-minute television show that airs weekly on Time Warner Cable's channel 6, will feature the 2002 Summer Repertory Theatre in its next episode on Thursday, July 11.
Interim President Steven Poskanzer will host the show. His guests include Emeritus Professor Frank Kraat (Theatre Arts), Adjunct Professor Steve Kitsakos, the theatre department's musical director, and 2002 SUNY New Paltz graduate Chandra Russell of Lodi, NY, who plays "Suzanne" in the production of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," one of three summer productions in the summer repertory program.
The guests will discuss the origin of New Paltz's Summer Repertory Theatre, now in its 28th season, and talk about how the program has evolved over the years. The summer program, which opened June 20 and continues through Aug. 3, is a community endeavor. Performers include professional actors, performers from the regional theatre community and students in the Department of Theatre Arts.
The show begins at 9 p.m. following the Cable 6 Evening News.
"On Campus @ SUNY New Paltz" began in 1997 and is a production of United Media Artists, a group of staff, mostly from Instructional Media Services, and students who volunteer their talents. The show focuses on news and events of the campus community and, over the years, has featured many faculty and student research projects and activities.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.