Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
http://bristolcc.edu/

Rylan Brenner
Division of Humanities and Education
Professor of Theater
Director, Theatre
Artistic Director, BCC THEATRE REP

     Office: H113
     Extension: x2440

Education:
M.F.A. Brown Univesrity
B.A., Herbert H. Lehmann College (C.U.N.Y.)

Philosophy:
TO TEACH IS TO OPEN THE INNER WORLD OF IMAGINATION SO THAT IT MAY ILLUMINATE THE OUTER WORLD WITH DISCOVERY. To set on fire a passion, to explore, to receive, to discover new ways of experiencing, a new way of seeing. To teach is to form an agreement with each student that you will facilitate a journey, that you will set in motion the tools, provide a means of illumination, help to create a pathway toward discovery. To teach is to ignite a passion and to set it forward with the tools of discovery - imagination, confidence, courage, and a way to receive. To teach is to learn again for the first time.

Courses Taught:









Affiliations:
Association for Theatre In Higher Education
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Presentations:

Presentations

  • "Creating Ensemble Theatre in a Digital Age" Annual Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference. (2010)
  • "Innovating New Theatre Work in a Digital World" Annual Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference. (2010)
  • "The Language of Theatre - The process of creating theatre at a two year college" Annual Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference. (2007)
  • Awards:
    Tenure
    Silver Shield
    Scepter and Scroll
    Whiting Foundation Fellowship (1995, 2003)
    N.I.S.O.D. AWARD for Excellence in Teaching (2006)
    National Fellowship for Directing - Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (2007)
    Residency - Directors Lab - West (2008)

    Interests:
    New forms of theatre