Joseph G. Hutcheson
Joe Hutcheson has been teaching for BMCC since the Fall of 2008. Besides teaching speech and theatre for CUNY, he is a writer, an actor, and an award winning solo performance artist. He also currently works as an independent personal trainer and yoga instructor who works mostly with a prenatal/postpartum population.
- BFA in Musical Theatre from California State University, Fullerton
- MFA in Theatre from the University of Florida.
- The aim of this course is to develop effective skills in speech communication. The student examines how to generate topics and organized ideas, masters elements of audience psychology and practices techniques of speech presentation in a public forum. All elements of speech production and presentation are considered.
- The collaborative nature of the theatrical event will be explored in readings, presentations, play attendance, papers and creative projects. Contributions of the playwright, actor, director, designer, architect, critic, producer and audience will be investigated through selected periods, genres, theatre spaces and styles of production. The student's potential roles and responsibilities in creating theatre will be emphasized.
- This course is devoted to the reading aloud of various works of literature, such as poetry, prose or drama, in order to develop an awareness of the voice and body as an instrument of communication, and to instill an appreciation of the beauty and sensitivity of the English language.
Research and Projects
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
- NY Fringe Overall Achievement in Solo Performance 2010
- Cincinatti Fringe Festival Critics’ Choice Award 2011
- Fresh Fruit Festival Best of the Fest 2013