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Theatre, Associate in Arts
Mission: LLCC’s theatre program’s mission is to embrace and engage its community through curriculum and programs that advance theatre, arts, and the community of theatre artists. The theatre program provides space, resources, and encouragement to an array of activities that serve the needs of the college, and the community in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.
Vision: LLCC’s theatre program is envisioned as the hub of activity and engagement both for the college and the broader Springfield region in the celebration of humanity and cultivation of excellence as expressed in the visual and performing arts.
Values: LLCC’s theatre program values the expression of arts in all forms and the cultivation of arts and arts appreciation. The program embraces diverse and divergent world views while championing humanity in its complexity: its weaknesses and strengths, its failings and its successes.
Artistic Mission: Bring to light the work of those who have charted new intellectual topography.
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The theatre club is an organization for anyone who is interested in theatre whether on stage as a performer, backstage as a technician, or in the house as an audience member. Our activities include working on LLCC productions and attending productions as a group. Other activities may included according to the wishes of the members of the club.
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Mark R. Hardiman
Mark Hardiman is an assistant professor of theatre at Lincoln Land, where he teaches acting, improvisation, directing, nine weapon forms of stage combat, theatre appreciation, movement and voice and history of theatre. He is an active member of the Society of American Fight Directors. Hardiman’s professional work as an actor, fight choreographer and director has been seen on stages in San Diego, in Chicago and vicinity. He co-founded and served as artistic director of a critically acclaimed and Joseph Jefferson cited non-profit professional theatre company for 15 years in the Chicago area. He studied at the University of Washington in Seattle; University of California in San Diego; and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He holds two masters degrees–an MA in communication from Northern Illinois University and an MFA from Ohio University in directing.
Ken Bradbury is an adjunct instructor of theatre at the Jacksonville campus. He is the author of over 200 published plays and musicals as well as being a columnist for fourteen Midwest newspapers and the part of the entertainment team on the Spirit of Peoria riverboat. He currently teaches a course in Traveling Theatre for LLCC.
Katie holds an MFA in costume and sound design from Illinois State University and has worked with educational and professional theatres across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. She currently teaches stage makeup, costume, management, and sound for the theatre at LLCC. She designed costumes and makeup for LLCC’s productions for many years. Additional past credits include Bus Stop, Barefoot in the Park, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Broken Eggs, Packer Fans from Outer Space, Guys on Ice, and many others.
David A. Kelm teaches Lighting Design I (THE 299-SS). Kelm has served as Lighting Designer for the LLCC Theatre Department since 2012. Kelm has also designed lights for various productions at the Springfield Muni Opera, the Springfield Theatre Center and at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Kelm holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Lighting Design from Illinois State University along with a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Montana and a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law.