RVCC’s Arts & Design Department Presents “Spring Studio ’22”


originally published: 03/18/2022

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) — The Arts & Design department at Raritan Valley Community College will present a student theater production, Spring Studio ’22Wednesday through Saturday, April 13-16, 7:00 p.m. at the Welpe Theater on the College’s Branchburg Campus. The studio production features a cast of 20 in humorously animated scenes, all unified by their studio setting. The bill includes three superb offerings from RVCC theater teacher Dennis Russo.

During the evening of self-contained stories, viewers will witness the following and more: a brave first Valentine’s Day/Prom invitation; a well-meaning if bizarre ambush after a dismissal; the nerdy ranks of the Anime Club declaring war on the Wrestlers and Thespian Clubs; the grace of the hospital waiting room appearing via a crossword; a praying novice offering advice to God; a legally required search of the attic of three siblings, revealing a perspective on parental love; a desperate and determined teenager pursuing his dream of dancing in New York in 1954; and airport downtime when the brothers finally learn to share and love!

The Spring Studio ’22 production will also feature work by guest artist, playwright Roy Barry, a member of the Playwrights and Directors Unit of the prestigious Actor’s Studio in New York, where many of his works have been featured. Barry’s resume for over 30 years is wide, rich and varied, including five Broadway shows: Hello Dolly, The Yearling, Follies, Coco and Maggie Flynn. The scene featured in Spring Studio ’22 is taken from a memoir, A Bushwick State of Mind.

The cast includes: Omar Ahmed (Dunellen); Natasha Bird (Millington); Joshua Blankman (Basking Ridge); Rachel Calderon Montes (Zarephath); Curtis Glover (Franklin Township); Alyssa Graf (Hillsborough); Fio Grimaldi (Somerville); Marcus Hernández (Hackettstown); Kathy McClain (Hillsborough); Joseph McDevitt (Annandale); Bradley Moore (Branchbourg); Matthew Perez (Hatfield, Pennsylvania); Rolan Refugio Ramirez (Franklin Township); Katie Semon (Alpha); Madeline Shallop (Bound Brook); Geneviève Tenney (Township of Montgomery); Chris Voelker (Flemington); Cam’Ron Wallace (Franklin Township); and Max Warner (Middlesex).

Co-direction is provided by Dennis Russo (Wayne) and Danielle Barry (Bridgewater). The team includes Emily Torres (North Plainfield), stage manager; Olena Sen (Bridgewater), properties; and Hannah Soria (Franklin Township), crew/house. Design/technical direction is provided by Kenny Savoy (Piscataway) and Dave Porter (Clinton Township).

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The event is free and open to the public. The production lasts approximately 90 minutes with an intermission. Spring Studio ’22 includes adult content and language and is suitable for ages 15+.

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, New Jersey.

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