In fall 2017, Stevenson University's Theatre and Media Performance program and Nursing program teamed up for a unique educational experience for their students.
Through a series of simulations, nursing students were tasked with delivering news about terminally ill patients to their families, as role-played by the theatre students.
“This collaboration was one of the most exciting of my career as a theatre educator,” says Ryan Clark, M.F.A., Program Coordinator, Theatre and Media Performance. “Theatre students worked on character development in a way that transcended traditional ‘scene study’ work to create real characters dealing with end-of-life in a very realistic way. This kind of actor training is unique and Stevenson is leading the way.”