campus wide alert

College News

Catawba College Theatre Arts Welcomes Strangemen & Co.

August 07, 2017

Category: Academics, Alumni, Faculty, Students, Theatre Arts


strangemen17.jpgCatawba College welcomes the New York-based Strangemen & Company and Theatre Arts alumna Amanda Lederer '10 to campus for a forum and a two-day master class in late August. Lederer serves as an actor, executive producer, and outreach director for Strangemen & Company.

The forum is free and open to the public and is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 25, in Hedrick Little Theatre on campus.  A two-day master class, exclusively for Catawba Theatre Arts students, is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27. 

amandalederer17.jpg  Lederer

By the "fusion of movement, sound, shapes and text," the Strangemen & Company master class will offer students "a hands on experience" utilizing various techniques grounded in "movement-based theatrical techniques, clown, puppetry and the various, crucial elements of thematic study to dig into a story's potential." The idea behind the master class is to broaden "an artist's arsenal of creation."

Founded in 2010 by Jason Ralph, James Ortiz, and Frank Winters, Strangemen & Company are located in New York, New York. Their focus is on "creating company-devised work that will honor what is simple and true in each individual story."

For more information contact the Catawba Theatre Box Office at (704) 637-4481.