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Cynthia Totten

Professor of Theatre

Cynthia TottenPh.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.F.A. in Acting/Directing, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

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Since 1992, she has been teaching stage movement, acting, directing, and performance courses at Eckerd. Eckerd College directing credits include Fuddy MeersPassion Play (Part One), The GamesterIphigeniaRain. Some Fish. No Elephants.A Midsummer Night's Dream,Our TownThe Dining RoomAs You Like ItThe Boys Next Door, and A Streetcar Named Desire. She received a Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Award for Excellence in Direction for Iphigenia and for A Midsummer Night's Dream. During the summer, she works as an Artist-in-Residence/Guest Director at the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival in San Luis Obispo, California, where she directed Love’s Labor’s Lost,The TempestAs You Like ItThe GamesterTreasure IslandRichard IIIMacbethCyrano de BergeracRomeo and JulietAs You Like ItThe Taming of the ShrewHamlet, and The Merchant of Venice and performed the role of Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. In April 2010, she earned a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from Ananda Expanding Light Retreat near Nevada City, California. For the Fall 2012 semester, Professor Totten served as Director of the London Study Centre, where she taught The British Seminar and Acting: Shakespeare. Professor Totten holds an MFA in Acting/Directing from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Eckerd Theatre students develop skills in acting, directing, design and technical theatre. They acquire knowledge of plays, theatrical movements and innovators. They gain real world experience by completing internships, networking at professional theaters and conferences, and producing their own work. This eclectic training produces independent, adaptable, motivated and responsible creative thinkers - high in demand in every field of opportunity.

2013-14 Season

Some Girl(s)

The Tempest
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