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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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Cynthia Totten, Professor of Theatre,

Since 1992, she has been teaching stage movement, acting, directing, and performance courses at Eckerd College. Eckerd directing credits include Eurydice, The Tempest, Fuddy Meers, Passion Play (Part One), The Gamester, Iphigenia, Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants., Our Town, The Dining Room,As You Like It, The Boys Next Door, and A Streetcar Named Desire. She received Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Awards 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 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labor’s Lost, The Tempest, As You Like It, The Gamester, Treasure Island, Richard III, Macbeth, Cyrano de Bergerac, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, and The Merchant of Venice, and performed the role of Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. In 2004, she studied with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. In 2010, she earned a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Ananda Expanding Light Retreat near Nevada City, California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. For the Fall 2014 semester, Professor Totten served as Director of Eckerd College’s London Study Centre, where she taught The British Seminar and Acting: Shakespeare.

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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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