3 CCNY Theatre Majors Headed to London for Summer
“This is a huge deal,” said Professor Rob Barron, chair of the CCNY Department of Theatre and Speech. “LAMDA is an extraordinary training program. It’s an opportunity that 95 percent of our students couldn’t afford to do on their own.”
Students chosen for the program are:
Alessandro Barbarotto, ’14, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., a native of Italy who transferred to City College from Suffolk Community College and commutes to campus from his Long Island home. He has appeared as: Jeffrey in the musical “Godspell;” Rocco, in Eduardo de Filippo’s “Dolor Sotto Chaive,” and The Father in Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice.”
Ruby Hurlock, ’15, who also hails from Long Island, and is one of eight siblings. She has appeared at City College in Marsha Norman’s “Getting Out,” Gogol’s “The Inspector General,” “Godspell” and the Annual One-Act Play Festival.
Bilal Walker, ’14, a Brooklyn native, whose parents hail from West Virginia and the Caribbean. He has directed Marsha Norman’s “Getting Out” and the premieres of several one-act plays. In addition, he played Lucius Jenkins in “Jesus Hopped The A Train,” The Negro Resurrectionist in “Venus” and David Bliss in “Hay Fever.”
This is the second year City College students have participated in the LAMDA summer program. Professor Barron noted that not only were last year’s attendees able to apply new acting and directing techniques, but there was a “ripple effect” of people wanting to work with the LAMDA alumni.
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