Mary Guzzy

Professor

Contact:

Phone: 607-962-9311
Email: mguzzy@corning-cc.edu
Office: Schuyler 117

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Education and Certification 

Member, Actors' Equity Association
Goddard College, graduate study in D
rama Therapy
University of Colorado, Denver; Humanities, M.A.
Illinois State University, Theatre, B.A.

Teaching

I'm inspired by a passion for creating in the theatre. Communicating the importance of empathy, imagination, curiosity, and connection between artists, between human beings, between an artist and an audience, and watching the light of recognition ignite in a student's eyes are the most satisfying experiences I have as an artist and teacher. To teach storytelling through performance as one of the fundamental needs of human beings - the art of holding the mirror up to nature - and to open the door for students to the artist in themselves is a great joy. In my theatre classes, inviting students to take ownership of the stage, the page, and the work of the theatre for themselves is my most important teaching objective.

Courses 

Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Acting I and Acting II, Theatre History I, Script Analysis, Voice and Movement, Applied Theatre, Audition Preparation, Humanities I, Current Moral Issues

Publications / Presentations / Professional Projects 

Directed or acted in more than 50 productions.
Acted, wrote, and directed professionally at Shakespeare & Company, Smokebrush Theatre, founded and ran Industrial Arts Theatre in Denver, Colorado.
Participated in a SUNY COIL project with a Voice and Movement teacher in Australia.
Presented at the American College Theatre Festival on benefits of a Theatre Arts education.
Studied Drama Therapy with Dr. Daniel Wiener of Rehearsals for Growth, and Graduate Psychology program at Goddard College.
Worked with refugee children doing creative art therapy in Samos, Greece.

Professional / Community Organizations

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Actors Equity Association, League of Professional Theatre Women, Imagine! Public Art in the Plaza.
In 2020, I formed an Arts Advisory Board to bring visibility and support to our performing and media arts studies at SUNY CCC.
 
Awards / Honors

Certificate of Merit for playscript Future 86, a free adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, 2010
Emerging Artists grant from the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to create Lonesome Drum: An American Tale, 2010
Shakespeare Without Walls, a production for the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Imagine! project: Sept. 2021