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South Texas College Theatre to hold auditions for “The Elephant Man”

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its final spring show “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance. Auditions will be held Feb. 27 and 28, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcomed to audition. “The Elephant Man” is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century.  A horribly deformed young man, Merrick is a victim of a rare skin and bone disease, and has … Read More …

South Texas College to host Houston Artist David McGee

  The South Texas College (STC)  Library Art Gallery has curated an exhibit entitled, "David McGee: New Work" featuring the work of Houston artist David McGee that will be on display until Feb. 25, 2018. David McGee’s work explores identity and experience. This exhibition features McGee’s large-scale, heavily textured abstract paintings he made during a one-year sabbatical on the Bolivar Peninsula, a remote area near Galveston, and his signature watercolor figurative drawings. McGee recently finished a 20-year retrospective at the Houston Museum of African American … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre Presents “The Illusion”

The South Texas College (STC) Theatre will present Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion” freely adapted from Pierre Corneille’s “L’Illusion Comique” starting on Feb. 22. Pridamant, a proud but aging desperate father, journeys to the cave of the wizard Alcandre, seeking information on the whereabouts of his runaway son. Alcandre grants Pridamant’s wish but the reality is more complex than fantasy. Through illusions, we explore and relate to themes of love, humor, betrayal, and death. The production will run from Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m. and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. Performances will … Read More …

South Texas College hosts a variety of Black History Month events.

The South Texas College Library has a variety of activities scheduled throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. On Feb. 7 South Texas College hosts guest speaker, Dr. Dawson Barrett, Youth Activism from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to Black Lives at 6 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room. On Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Pecan Campus Library in F-102  the documentary “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” will be shown. It will also be shown on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. in the same location.  The documentary is a journey into black history that connects the past of the … Read More …

STC students accepted into drama programs in universities across Texas

South Texas College had approximately 60 students auditioning for entrance to theater programs at UT-Austin, University of Texas-El Paso, UTRGV, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. STC’s Drama Department had three students audition and all three received callbacks and invitations to apply to the following universities: David Alvarez received calls backs from UTEP’s BFA program; UT-Austin’s BA and UTeach program; UTRGV’s BA program;TAMU-CC: BA program all in acting. Arjon Bashiri received callbacks from UT-Austin’s BA program and UTRGV’s BA program all in acting. Erick Torres … Read More …

Student of the Week: Skylar Jaramillo

As an Honors student and member of the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College, Skylar Jaramillo says the experiences she has received at STC have given her the opportunity for learning and growth. Jaramillo is a 2017 graduate of McAllen High School. Originally from Colorado, she spoke about her experience initially attending a high school with only 100 students. “It wasn’t as much of a challenge there, so when I moved here I had amazing educational opportunities. I was introduced to dual enrollment courses that I originally had no access to back home,” Skylar said. “I was … Read More …

STC Theatre opens their 9th Season with The Turn Of The Screw

South Texas College Theatre kicks off their eighth season this month with Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Henry James’ novella The Turn Of The Screw. The production will run from Oct. 19-21 at 8 p.m., and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22. Performances will take place at STC’s Copper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Studio Theatre located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. A ghost story, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw tells the tale of an apparition appearing to a child. A young governess relays this chilling tale of terror, horror, and death through the words in her … Read More …

South Texas College art students donate 200 bowls to RGV Food Bank

South Texas College  instructor Christopher Leonard has presented the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank with 200 hand glazed bowls created by the South Texas Clay Club at STC. Leonard is the faculty sponsor for the club, a student organization that works year round to hone their ceramic skills and create unique artworks. The club spends hundreds of hours throwing and glazing bowls in order to donate them to their communities. The Clay Club Donated to the Food Bank on Sept. 15, 2017 ahead of the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Auction, which will take place on Tuesday Sept. 19. The RGV Food … Read More …