Capital Repertory Theatre’s NEXT ACT! New Play Summit Arrives June 7–10

 Albany, N.Y.—May 21, 2019—The eighth annual NEXT ACT! New Play Summit, at Capital Repertory Theatre and Proctors, June 7–10, features readings of three full-length plays—Meridith Friedman’s The Luckiest People, Rachel Lynett’s Here Be Dragons and Deborah Yarchun’s The Calm Before. The developmental workshop will also include the popular First 15; a Synopsis Clinic led by Dramatist Guild Member Aoise Stratford; two events featuring Young Playwrights; and,…

Fulton-Montgomery Community College Announces New Associate Degree in Entertainment Technology

School President Dustin Swanger says program offers students “a clear path towards employment” in the arts   SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MAY 21, 2019—Under the marquee at Proctors Tuesday morning, Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger announced a new degree program aimed at students considering a career in the ever-growing entertainment industry.   Developed with input from Proctors…

Winners Announced in Third Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MAY 11, 2019—Winners of the third annual High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors were announced Saturday at a ceremony at the venue featuring performers from all 30 participating schools. Hosted by Proctors Collaborative CEO Philip Morris and Albany-Times Union Senior Writer Steve Barnes, the evening was highlighted by production numbers as well as…

Kate Wilkins Joins Proctors Collaborative as Annual Fund Director

SHENECTADY, N.Y.—MAY 7, 2019—Arts enthusiast Kate Wilkins has joined the Relationships department at Proctors Collaborative as annual fund director. She comes to the organization following positions as director of development at The Sembrich, an opera museum and performance venue in Bolton Landing, and as assistant director at Granville’s Slate Valley Museum.   The Scotia native…

Lorraine Toth is New Corporate Account Executive at Proctors Collaborative

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MARCH 25, 2019—“I’ve had a paintbrush in my hand since I was 18 months old,” says Lorraine Toth. The Clifton Park resident is an artist through and through, as photographer, model, author, painter, filmmaker and songwriter. She joined Proctors Collaborative in February as corporate account executive, with a mandate to populate The Collaborative magazine with advertising and…