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BCC Announces New Theater Professor
Aug 20, 2010

Berkshire Community College (BCC) is pleased to announce that Tracy Anderson will join the Fine and Performing Arts department as Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, according to an announcement by Frances Feinerman, Dean of Academic Affairs.

"Tracy was attracted by the rich theatre environment in Berkshire County and the mission of the community college. He's not a teacher who will confine himself to the classroom," said Feinerman. "He's outreach-oriented and creative and we're looking forward to working with him."

Anderson, originally from southeastern Minnesota, did his undergraduate work in Performing Arts at the University of Minnesota. He then went on to do his professional actor training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Anderson received his M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he was introduced to the world of Asian Theatre. After a year in Japan, where he taught English at a rural high school, Anderson returned to Honolulu and took up residence there. 

"Hawaii was very good to me. It gave me the opportunity to learn a whole a new way of thinking about local culture and the role of the performing arts in building a sense of community," said Anderson.  "Community is very important in the Berkshires and this is why I'm so excited about joining the faculty at BCC".

For the last twenty years, Anderson has worked as a teacher, actor, director, producer and writer in theatre, film, radio and television both in Hawaii and on "the mainland". He has taught at Santa Barbara City College, the University of Hawaii, Chaminade University of Honolulu, the Community College of Micronesia, Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand, TransPacific College of Hawaii, Temple University in Philadelphia and Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His favorite proverb is "A word spoken is an arrow let fly" he loves bargain hunting and his favorite word is "Yes".

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