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“As I reflect on my educational background, I have always felt that CCRI offered me amazing opportunities as well a strong understanding and base knowledge of the craft that I have chosen as my profession...which is ACTING.”

--Anthony Goes, AFA in Theatre, member of the Actors Equity, recently appeared in the production of Paul with the Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, RI.

“I can't say enough wonderful things about the theatre program at CCRI. The instructors and classes are amazing.”

--Erin Archer, currently attending CCRI as a Theatre Performance Track major, 2011 Winner of the American College Theatre Festival Region 1 Irene Ryan Acting Competition.

“I still look back on my years at CCRI with great fondness. I have made life long friends. The knowledge I gained from the College has allowed me to teach acting to children and perform for many years with great confidence.”

--Becky Edwards Burns, AFA in Theatre, 1986. Went on to receive BA from Rhode Island College.

“I spent my post-high school years floundering from one pursuit to another. The CCRI Theatre Program introduced me to and nurtured an enthusiasm for a career in the Performing Arts. I found a confidence I didn't know I had, developed enduring friendships and had experiences I will never forget. I wouldn't be the person I am today without the CCRI Theatre program."

--Michael Strong, Executive Director, The Ritz Theatre, Tiffin, OH

“The time I spent at CCRI was the most invaluable time I've ever spent in any learning institution. Fresh from high school, I consistently met the kindest, most talented people I've ever had the pleasure and honor to have worked with. The instructors were naught but par excellence, and I left CCRI with a greater understanding in the fine arts than could have been hoped for before enrolling in it. To this day I remain forever grateful for my time there.”

--Mark Carter, AFA in Theatre, 1986. Local actor and writer; roles on Showtime’s “Brotherhood” and in indie film Tanner Hall.

Faculty Highlights

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Denise Lachowski

I have taught and choreographed for several studios, public school dance programs and musicals. The one performance group I have been involved with for the past 12 years as...

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Anthony Goes

As one of the coaches for Team CCRI at this year's Irene Ryan Acting festival, we had another success year across the....

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Kevin Olson

Kevin Olson is Adjunct Faculty in the Performing Arts Department. Most recently he has taught Acting 1 and Introduction to Theatre as....

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