Theater Arts Program at College at Florham Earns Grant
Madison, NJ (July 17, 2007) — A two-year grant from the The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation in the amount of $100,000 will support the theater program at FDU’s College at Florham.
The funds from this grant will be used for general support of the theater program and to renovate a rehearsal/studio space, to support theater majors with annual scholarships and to extend the attendance of high school students at matinee performances.
The College at Florham theater program, directed by Stephen Hollis, features practical learning experiences, international theatre studies and the opportunity to both study with a highly credentialed faculty and be mentored by accomplished theater professionals.
Theater arts majors spend a semester at FDU’s overseas campus in England. Wroxton College is located just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Upon returning to the College at Florham, students are able to track into a variety of areas such as acting, directing, playwriting, design and technical production.
The theater program produces four main stage productions each year—including a spring musical—in the 440-seat Dreyfuss Theater, all directed by professionals. The student-run drama club, Starshine, presents shows throughout the academic year.