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Ramapo Students Add a Contemporary Twist to the Art of Mask Theater in Performance of The Raven

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 10, 2002

(Mahwah) – The Raven, a play by Carlo Gozzi performed in the ancient tradition of Commedia dell’ Arte, will be presented in the Adler Theater at Ramapo College of New Jersey Wednesday, October 23, through Sunday, October 27. The play is a production of the Ramapo College Theater Program. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with additional performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Commedia dell’ Arte flourished in Italy from the 14th to the 18th centuries. The art form incorporates masks, stock characters, physical comedy and improvisation.

Jim Calder, the play’s director, is a veteran actor, director and teacher. Among his numerous projects, he had a lead role in the PBS children’ series, Noddy and Friends and directed the Lincoln Center Institute production of Woza Albert! He teaches acting at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York City and is a master teacher at the Michael Howard Studio. He previously taught at Lang College, The New School and was guest instructor and director at Prince University. He received grants from the Arts International Fund, the U.S./Mexico Fund for Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts and the new York State Council on the Arts, among many others.

Tickets for The Raven are $10 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. Please call (201) 684-7844 for ticket information. The Adler Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus. For ticket information, call (201) 684-7844.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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