Creativity… demands risk-taking rejects prevailing thoughts bubbles up from within spawns innovation follows no rules accepts mistakes begets creativity thrives at Oswego The Creative Arts programs at Oswego encompass a range of academic disciplines, including fine arts, music, theatre, film and creative writing. The work of faculty and alumni enrich the cultural environment of the
In 1979, Mark Cole ’73 debuted as an instructor in Oswego’s department of speech and theatre. He agreed to a one-year commitment. Thirty-five years later, the curtain falls on his final exit from a remarkable performance. He says he doesn’t know exactly how retirement will play, but he will continue to write and perform. Teaching
Ryan Sprague ’06 has had a one-act play, Some Just Do It Naturally, selected for the Outworks GLBTQ Play Festival in Baton Rouge, La. It is a revision of his first student work at Oswego. Sprague’s thriller, East in Red, was produced at Kraine Theatre in New York City in February, and several other plays
On the seventh floor of an aging West 52nd Street building, on folding tables, corkboards and floors, they are creating.
Above, Debra Schutt ’77 poses with her Emmy award for “Outstanding Art Direction” that she won in 2011.
On Craigslist and eBay, with items from prop shops and pickers, they are setting the scene.
On a laptop, at the fabric store, in discussions that float around this corner of the cavernous floor, they are building a character.
Elias Gutierrez ’09 works behind the scenes, but his work is hardly hidden.
He designs a high-profile line of dresses in the Garment District of New York City. He freelances for Kleinfeld Bridal, made famous by TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” television series. As an intern, he created the jerseys worn by the big-headed presidential mascots who entertain during Washington Nationals baseball games.