In November, our Patel Conservatory Youth Theater (PCYT) students in grades nine through college will perform Our Town, directed by guest instructor Kerry Glamsch.
Glamsch has a BA in theater from USF and earned an MFA as a Michener fellow at the University of Texas, Austin. He worked as an Equity actor for years and has taught at the Patel Conservatory from its inception until 2007.
He taught theater at USF from 2003 until 2010. He directed a number of critically acclaimed plays, was a Fulbright lecturer at University of Craiova, and has taught acting workshops in Tazania, Bucharest, Bali, and New Zealand. His screenplays have won numerous awards, and his fiction has been published extensively.
Under Glamsch’s tutelage, students in the PCYT program will build acting and performance skills, and gain the experience of being part of a pre-professional production.
Our Town has been translated into hundreds of languages and performed worldwide, being the most produced play ever, next to Shakespeare.
Students in younger grades can look forward to the productions of The Bear Went Over the Mountain and Once Upon a Mattress next spring. Our fall musical theater classes get students ready for spring performances through multi-faceted training in dance, acting and vocal arts, garnering the experience from our professional faculty in all three departments.
Acting classes focus on acting techniques that broaden the skill set of the actor.
Visit our full schedule of theater classes online, or call 813.222.1002 to schedule your audition appointment.