Bristol Community College’s Theatre program invites everyone to join a free virtual conversation with Tony Award-winning actor André De Shields, on Wednesday, December 16, from 1 – 2 p.m., by Zoom. Broadway legend André De Shields will discuss the important role of the artist in matters of social justice. The engaging event is free and open to the public by registering below.
Throughout his career, spanning 50 years, André De Shields has distinguished himself as an unparalleled actor, director and educator. De Shields recently won the 2019 Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical category, for his performance in “Hadestown.” He is also best known for his performances in Broadway productions “The Wiz, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Play On!” and “The Full Monty.” De Shields can currently be seen on Netflix on “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” and on “Katy Keene.”
Bristol’s Theatre program is an Associate in Arts in liberal arts & sciences that provides hands-on training and experience, allowing students to learn and refine their craft as they perform. Students can smoothly transfer to a four-year institution or seek work in the performing arts. In addition to teaching history, literature and art, studying theatre also provides interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.