EAC to offer Theatre class this Summer Session II
By Lori Dugan
Thatcher, AZ— Eastern Arizona College’s Fine Arts Department has just added a section of Introduction to Theatre, THC 105, section #7049, to its Summer Session II list of class offerings. “This will come as good news to any transfer students who need this class to graduate,” says Sean DuPont, instructor for the class. “Not only because it serves as a prerequisite for other classes, but because its over in just five weeks!”
“Those aren’t the only reasons to consider taking this class,” said EAC Theatre Design and Production instructor, Bill Nidiffer, who continued, “As an alumnus, Sean can not only relate to the student but also understands the needs of students who will be moving on to a university. Not only that, but he just returned from London where he completed his graduate program. This is going to be a great class. Students who will need it should definitely consider taking this opportunity.”
In London, DuPont directed and devised the new play Skinhead! And created a Balinese Dalang Shadow Puppet adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Other directing credits include Blackbird, King Lear, She Stoops To Conquer, A Flea in Her Ear, and The Zoo Story. He was the assistant director for The Rainton’s of Forty Hall for Enfield Playwrights, Master and Margarita at East 15, Title of Show and The Kite Runner for Arizona Theatre Company and George Is Dead, written and directed by Elaine May.
As a performer, DuPont was recently seen as Virtuoso in The Bus at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Why Not Productions, Claude in Invisible Theatre’s production of An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf, and as Bob in Charles L. Mee’s Summertime, at the University of Arizona. At Eastern Arizona College, he played the Reverend David Marshall Lee in The Foreigner and Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream. He was nominated for an Irene Ryan award in 2005 for his portrayal of Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
A Tucson, Arizona, native, Sean has an MFA in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School in England, a BFA in Theatre History and Dramaturgy from the University of Arizona, and associate degrees in Theatre and Secondary Education from Eastern Arizona College.
Summer Session II classes will begin July 1 and run through August 2, and this class is scheduled to meet Monday through Friday from 9-10:30 a.m. in Fine Arts classroom #104.
Students wishing to enroll in Introduction to Theatre or any other class being offered for Summer Session II may call EAC’s Records and Registration Office at 428-8270, or may register online at www.eac.edu.