Eastern and Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Theatre students performed at the Annual CSU New York City Showcase of Student Talent at the Producers Club Crowne Theatre on May 20 and 21. This showcase, which began in 1994, enables students to put theory into practice by performing in an off-Broadway theatre, and engages students in outstanding learning experiences through participation in workshops and master classes, as well as technical and design tours led by working professionals in the field. This year, Eastern juniors and seniors presented "Scenes, Songs and Monologues 2012," a compilation of short works; SCSU Theatre majors performed a one-act play titled "The Book of Liz."
Robin Carus, casting director of J & R Creative, led a question and answer session following the Monday evening show, where students learned about the next steps necessary to prepare for life and work in theatre in New York City. In addition to this real-world experience of taking a show on the road and networking with theatre artists, students also attended Broadway shows; toured cutting edge design companies; participated in a backstage tour of the Broadway musical, "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"; and took an intensive movement workshop at the Actors Movement Studio in the heart of Broadway. Above, Liz Swan, left, and Hilary Osborn, right, perform in "Scenes, Songs and Monologues."