Theatre Arts

Areas of Study

Program Features

  • Professional Resident Faculty
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Participation
  • Yearly New York City Showcase, "WCSU Off-Broadway"
  • Children's Theatre and Community Outreach Programs
  • Workshops with N.Y. Stage, TV and Film Professionals
  • Internships possible with New York City and Connecticut Regional and Professional theatres.
SPOTLIGHT ON ...

New Visual and Performing Arts Center

The new facility, expected to be complete in 2014 will house a 350-seat theater, a 150-seat black box theater, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Theatre Arts Faculty

Joni Johns-Lerner

[Costume Technology]

Joni Johns Lerner has been working in the NY professional costume industry for over twenty-five years. Examples of her work can be seen on the stages of the Broadway, the touring & Japan companies of The Lion King, the Broadway & National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Wicked.  Other projects have included New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet & Kansas City Ballet.  Her work can also be seen on the Spiderman costumes at Universal Studios Theme Park in Florida. Joni was co-owner of Fabric Effects in NYC, a fabric dyeing, painting & silk screening company serving the theater, film and fashion industries.  She has collaborated with numerous designers of stage, screen & ballet as well as Bette Midler for special costumes for her stage tours and Maurice Sendak on several opera projects as well as a numbered & signed series of hand painted silk scarves. 

Joni obtained her BFA from Denison University and MFA in Theater Design/Technology from Purdue University.    www.JoniJohns.com

 

 

 

 

 


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