Education at Roundabout Hosts Second Annual College and Career Readiness Day, 11/17

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Education at Roundabout Theatre Company will host its second annual College and Career Readiness Day on Saturday, November 17th from 10:00AM – 1:00PM at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street).

Roundabout's College and Career Readiness Day gives NYC area middle and high school students the opportunity to hear from theatre professionals about their college and career experiences. During the free event, students will prepare for the next phase of their own education by meeting with local college representatives, learning about scholarship opportunities, and receiving feedback on interviewing skills.

College and Career Readiness Day enhances the mission of Education at Roundabout to provide career development opportunities to students and foster a new generation of confident young artists and arts administrators.

EVENT SCHEDULE:
10:00 am Meet representatives from local colleges and universities
· Berkeley College
· Belle Curves
· Bronx Community College
· Columbia University
· Hunter College
· IATSE
· Pace University
· St. John's University
· NYU

10:30 am Learn about scholarship opportunities and college prep organizations
11:15 am Participate in mock interviews with career professionals
12:00 pm Careers in Theatre panel
· David Solomon, Associate Director, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
· Josh Harmon, Playwright, Bad Jews
· Mike Carnahan, Associate Set Designer, Cyrano de Bergerac
· Brian Bustos, Associate Costume Designer, Cyrano de Bergerac
· Eric Emch, Manager, Design & Production (RTC)
· Christina Pezzello, Asst. to Managing Director (RTC)
· Paul Brewster, Stage Manager
· Pat White, IATSE

American Airlines Theatre is located at 5th Floor, Penthouse Lobby, 227 W. 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Aves).

Education at Roundabout will provide a two-ride MetroCard and breakfast to all students in attendance.

Learn more about the event and register online at www.roundabouttheatre.org/collegereadiness. Questions can be directed to education@roundabouttheatre.org or (212) 642-9629.

For more information about Roundabout's Education Department programming, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/education.

Education programs at Roundabout are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout's mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout's work on each of its stages.

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Roundabout Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season features Simon Gray's The Common Pursuit, directed by Moisés Kaufman; Mary Chase's Harvey starring Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht & Charles Kimbrough, directed by Scott Ellis. The 2011 Tony Award winning Anything Goes will set sail on a National Tour at Cleveland's Playhouse Square in October 2012. Following its opening in Cleveland, Anything Goes will cruise into more than 25 other cities during the 2012/2013 season.

Roundabout Theatre Company's 2012-2013 season features Rupert Holmes' The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton and Chita Rivera, directed by Scott Ellis; Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, with a translation by Ranjit Bolt, starring Douglas Hodge, directed by Jamie Lloyd; William Inge's Picnic directed by Sam Gold; Nick Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet directed by Michael Longhurst, with Annie Funke, Michelle Gomez, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brian F. O'Byrne; Clifford Odets' The Big Knife starring Bobby Cannavale, directed by Doug Hughes; Steven Levenson's The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin directed by Scott Ellis.

Joshua Elias Harmon's Bad Jews directed by Daniel Aukin is a world premiere production that launches the sixth season of Roundabout Underground following five critically acclaimed seasons of world-premiere productions since its premiere in 2007. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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