Department of Speech, Communication, Theatre and Visual Arts
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640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
Daytona Beach,FL 32114
The Performance Emphasis is designed to train students who are interested in such fields of work as acting, directing, producing, and voice talent for radio, film, television, sales, marketing, news reporting, and theatre arts education. To facilitate students’ goals, Performance students study theatre history, dramatic literature, dance, actor movement, and design and technical theatre. Performance study also places importance on the development of critical thinking, creativity, and interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Enrollment in Performance Repertory is required for the emphasis. Students whose emphasis is Performance must also be actively involved with the Mary McLeod Bethune Players. Orchesis Dance Ensemble within this emphasis. Students, outside of the major, are also invited to participate in these organizations.
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African-American Cabaret Series At Winter Park Playhouse Premieres New Cabaret Mar. 28
March 08, 2019
The Winter Park Playhouse continues to collaborate with Winter Park local powerhouse Maria Olivia Bryant and her company Maria Olivia Inspires to present a quarterly cabaret series, Expressions: A Celebration of Voices in African-American Music. The latest cabaret in this series is titled Harlem Blues and will premiere Thursday, March 28,2019 at 7:30 p.m. It will pay tribute to the music of iconic greats such as Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Mary J. Blige , Stevie Wonder and more!
Beyonce Partners With Google to Announce 4 More Scholarships for Her Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019
April 23, 2018
Beyonce, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces a partnership with Google.org, the charitable arm of tech giant Google, to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The iconic performer also issues a challenge to other businesses to join Google.org in investing in excellence through education.
Beyonce Announces Homecoming Scholars Award Program For 2018-2019 Following Her Historic Headlining Show At Coachella
April 16, 2018
Today, Beyonce, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces the four schools to receive the newly established Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Universities, Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman, are all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). HBCUs are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community.