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