2014 - 2015 Season
Jeremy K. Benjamin, Director of Theatre
Thursday through Saturday, November 20 - 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Lisa Ortenzi
Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. "David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that's not just a departure but a revelation—an in-tensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty." —Variety.
"A perceptive and poignant study in the day-to-day aches of bereavement: problems with personal intimacy, the uneasy friends who don't call, the emptiness in a house packed with reminders…Heartbreaking in its theme and details, RABBIT HOLE is a beautifully crafted work of great sensitivity." —Star-Ledger.
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.
Thursday though Saturday April 23 - 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm
by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Skip Corris
The dramatic story of industrial genius George Pullman's soaring idealism in confrontation with the effects of recession on workers in 19th century Chicago. A timely tale of capitalism, unions, and politics, and the toll they take on the lives they touch.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE LCCC THEATRE PROGRAM
Our mission is to entertain, enlighten, and educate the diverse community in which we reside, by producing plays through the unique collaborative effort of community volunteers and the Theatre Department of Lorain County Community College.
Through this mission LCCC Theatre desires:
- To serve the community by offering a diverse series of arts events, aimed at expanding the communities' awareness of the arts of many cultures, the accessibility of classic literature, and the many different forms of performing arts.
- To educate the college students and staff by providing exposure to the many different genres of theatre and affording them the opportunity to produce theatre themselves; in addition to working with more experienced professional faculty and staff.
Jeremy K. Benjamin, Director of Theatre, Production Manager/Technical Director
- To support the theatre community by providing serious and meaningful performance opportunities necessary to their development as artists.
Jeremy is in his 24th year as Production Manager/Technical Director/Designer at Lorain County Community College. Mr. Benjamin teaches Stagecraft, Lighting, Sound technology and theatre history courses, along with coordinating all technical and design aspects of the Arts and Humanities Division programming. Jeremy has spent the past 25 years designing lighting for all forms of the performing arts. Besides LCCC, Mr. Benjamin’s lighting designs have been seen at the Beck Center for the Arts, Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Department, Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre, Cleveland Municipal School District, Dancing Wheels, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Ingenuity Festival, Lorain County Community College, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Miami University Summer Theatre, Oberlin Opera Theatre, Oberlin Department of Theatre and Dance, Ohio Dance Theatre, Opera Cleveland, Paramount Productions, and Pointe of Departure Dance.
Scott Dane Knowles, Assistant Technical Director
Scott has enjoyed over 42 years in theatre production both in the US and abroad. He has designed and built over 200 sets for theatre companies including Lyric Opera Cleveland (Das Barbecu and The Fall of the House of Usher), Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater Festival and Oberlin College. In February 2007 Mr. Knowles designed the US premier of Lost Highway, the dramatic opera written by noted Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth and based on the David Lynch film of the same title. The production received critical acclaim from The New York Times and Musical America. This is Mr. Knowles 19th year working for LCCC Theatre.
Diane Papp, Costume Designer/Costume Shop Supervisor
In addition to completing her design studies right here in Northeast Ohio in 1982, Diane received her AS in Business/Individualized Studies in 2007 from LCCC, after which she completed a summer marketing internship with Leadership Lorain County working with non-profit organizations. Diane has over 30 years of costuming experience and over 12 years as Resident Costume Designer and Costume Shop Supervisor here at LCCC. Diane is grateful for all of the many opportunities and rewards she has received during her time here including being the recipient of 3 Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Awards of Merit for her costume work in American College Theater; 2002-Homer’s The Odyssey, 2003-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2004-She Stoops to Conquer. In January of 2005, she established the LCCC Costume Outreach Program, servicing Lorain County school drama clubs and community theaters, providing them with costuming information, resources and affordable costume rentals.