Thursday, 4 October 2012

Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award Recipients

All proceeds from Gi60: Live US Edition are used to support the education of theater students at Brooklyn College through endowing the Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award.  This award recognizes one or more undergraduate theater majors who embody the spirit of collaboration. We're proud to announce the recipients of the Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award for 2012-2013:  Sergio Mauritz Ang, James Joseph Condon, Emmanuel Elpenord and Juan Pablo Villa.

Emmanuel Elpenord:  After graduating Magna Cum Laude in May with an Acting BFA, TV and Radio BA, and Creative Writing BFA, Emmanuel hit the ground running, working as a Film TA with SOCAPA, a summer arts camp for international teens. He recently closed a production of The EDEN Project with Stable Cable Lab Company at Theater for the New City’s DREAM UP Festival where he played GOD. He is continuing his writing tutor vocation both independently and with Champion Learning Center, which serves underprivileged public schools in the five boroughs. In October, he will be playing the Father character in an autobiographical short film about a young woman’s struggles with drugs and gang violence in 1980s Queens.    “Collaboration, to me, is joining together the strengths of different individuals towards a common goal and greater good." 

Sergio Mauritz Ang is currently a second year BFA in Acting candidate at Brooklyn College. A graduate of Laguardia Arts High School, he is a classically trained singer, and has performed in numerous Concerts, Operas,and Master classes. A recent alumni of Hostos Community College, he received his Associate degree with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. Sergio received a national commendation for outstanding performance in a play from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in 2011. His recent credits include: Boris in the Brooklyn College Theater Production of The Fairy Garden, and a company member for Gi60 US edition 2012.  “Collaboration is why I do theater. There is an undeniable magic when multiple ideas and bodies harmonize into one. It is an effort that highlights the value of teamwork and the ensemble.” 

Joseph James Condon is in his final year of the B.F.A. program at Brooklyn College. He recently was awarded the Rose-Goldstein memorial scholarship, and the Vivian Stein Rothenberg Memorial Scholarship for outstanding growth in the field of acting as well as the Gi60 Scholarship. He has just recently created and directed a small puppet piece for a Drama of Works puppet slam, based off the Wizard of OZ. He is currently working on a Keith Bunin play titled "The Principality Of Sorrows", which opens November 8th.  "Collaboration is an intangible thing, it’s the precise moment when more than one person connects with others to form a whole new entity created out of the pieces of each other. A little bit of each is what makes the only thing that could be the perfect fit for the time and space."

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