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SCC Students Push the Limits of Theatre with Two Major Spring Productions

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Students at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre are busy preparing two large-scale theatrical productions this semester that test the limits of technology, creativity and collaboration – all while working remotely.

2020… The Year That Was

2020… The Year That Was is a documentary theatre piece exploring the various ups and downs of one of the most profound years in modern history. When faced with the task of creating a piece of theatre, the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre students of Acting 3, aka The Company, took on the challenge of documenting the year and their place in it. Through interviews, journal entries, news reports, tweets and some well-placed silliness, 2020… The Year That Was takes viewers through this unprecedented year in surprising and emotional ways.

  • April 30 and May 1, 2021 at 7 p.m.
  • May 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Link to streaming video will be published here.

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds is a multimedia-streamed performance piece based on the landmark 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast that fooled the world into thinking America was being invaded by aliens from Mars. Using podcasts, film, streaming, live theatre and radio, War of the Worlds takes the concepts of that radio show and transports it to the 21st century. This is one of the most ambitious collaborations to date among the many disciplines that make up the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre.

  • May 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.
  • May 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Link to streaming video will be published here.

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“During times of economic crises, societal adversity and now a global pandemic, theatre continues to find a way to reinvent itself and stay relevant,” said Don K. Williams, Head of Performance and Directing at SCC, is directing both productions. “I’m so proud of our students who, while working remotely, are driving innovation in the field.”

Williams is a theatre industry veteran who served many years as an instructor and head of acting at the prestigious Stella Adler Studio in New York and Hollywood. This real-world educational experience helps prepare students to be successful for a career in theatre and technical theatre.

Both productions are open to the public and can be viewed remotely.

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Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre

Widely regarded as one of the best film schools in the Southwest U.S., SCC’s Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre features two-year hands-on programs that are exceptional and unique among the community colleges in Arizona. From the stage to the soundstage and all points in between, students are immersed in virtually every aspect of the film and theatre disciplines. Through both a theoretical and hands-on approach, each student leaves with not only a degree in their chosen field, but with a keen understanding of how their education is applicable in the professional world. For more information, visit SCC’s Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre.

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