Suzy DeVore is an actress, teacher, and director. She specializes in preparing students for a career in performance of theatre, television and film. Ms. DeVore encourages students to find their own artistic path once they are given the foundation and tools from what she teaches. She is a director of theatre at HCC and in the Tampa Bay Region. She also currently pursues a professional acting career in theatre, film and television, and may be seen in numerous local commercials and indie films. While in NYC, she was the managing director of her theatre company of P.L.A.Y. Put Life Ahead of You, which focused on the integration of education through the arts, by both producing new work and pursuing the history of classical work. Also in New York City, Ms. DeVore appeared in the TV show “Sopranos” and the film Carlito’s Way, as well as theatre roles in Extremities, Laura, and The Shadow Box. She holds an MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School, New School University in New York City and a BA in Dance from Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA. Find out more at www.suzydevore.com. Ms. DeVore has been an instructor of theatre at HCC since 2009.
Rosemary Orlando has dedicated the past twenty five years to Tampa Bay performance art and theatrical endeavors. Her vast experience in acting, directing and stage management has made her tremendous assets to the community. She has served as artistic director for two professional theatre companies, The Alice People Theatre and Warehouse Theatre. She acted in over twenty productions thus the transition to directing and stage management came naturally to Rosemary. Her impact in the acting community is felt through her inspirational work and knowledge of all aspects of theater. Although, she dappled in television, talent director for Shamu TV, and cinema her passion is in theater and integrating philanthropy into her work. Motivated to share her experience Rosemary is currently teaching at The University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College and The University of Tampa. Using theater as a form of self-expression Rosemary works directly with troubled youth combining the trials and tribulations of youth offenders with introspection techniques involved in improvisation.
Jack Clark has taught Acting One at HCC Ybor City Campus, and Viewpoints Training for Actors at the University of Tampa. He acted as Associate Professor at Florida State University and is a recent graduate at York University’s Programs in Theatre and Dance Studies, Toronto. Jack is a choreographer, teacher and performance mentor to many young artists. His teaching embraces a devotion to enrich the performance skills for both theatre and dance. During his tenure at FSU he mentored MFA and undergraduate concerts while leading movement classes for opera and theatre. As a theatre scholar, his cross-disciplinary, collaborative work in performance techniques explores the creative exchange within opera, theatre and dance training. Jack’s theatre training includes: Meyerhold Biomechanics under Kathleen Baum of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre; Theatre Compositional Improvisation and devising with Tatiana Jennings, fellow of the Academy of Theatre Arts, Moscow, along with Karin Randoja and Ker Wells, artistist directors of Primus Theatre, Toronto; Voice Shaping with Katherine Duncanson, co-founder of URGE, Toronto, and Paul de Jong graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama in London; Anne Bogart's Viewpoints with Michael Greyeyes, York University; and an internship with Theatre Gargantua - a multi-disciplinary, ensemble-focused collective in Toronto, during the creative stage of a new work, IMPRINTS – the Ancestry Project. His performance credits include Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes, directed by Regina Kapatenakis of the National Theatre of Greece), and Bertolf Brecht’s The Seven Deadly Sins, directed by Michael McConnell of Lyric Opera, Cleveland.
Keith Arsenault's varied career has seen him serve on the staff of The Joffrey Ballet, Opera Company of Boston, Palm Beach Opera, Ballet Puertorriqueno and Nacional Ballet de Colombia and as General Manager of the San Francisco production of the Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9. As a Writer/Director of corporate and special event productions he has worked for Hilton Hotels, Federal Express, ServiceMaster Clean and Harley-Davidson among others. He has directed productions at Elitch Gardens Theme Park in Denver Colorado and the award winning X-Cellerations at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and done major lighting design projects for Paramount’s Carowinds and King’s Dominion theme parks. His recent work has been seen as the Lighting Designer for American Stage Company’s production of King Hedley II, Scenic and Lighting Designer for The Gorilla Theatre’s Jane Eyre & Six Degrees of Separation, Scenic and Lighting Designer for Stageworks A Picasso, Lighting Designer for The Gorilla Theatre’s Bach at Leipzig, The Woman in Black and A Christmas Trio. He has served as the Lighting Designer for The St. Petersburg Opera productions of Don Giovanni, The Merry Widow, La Traviata, Into the Woods, Carmen, A Little Night Music and Madama Butterfly among others. He served as the Lighting, Sound and Projection Designer for composer David Pomeranz’s world premiere production of Chaplin – A Life in Concert. He is currently the Executive Producer of CIRCUS NEXUS which has appeared at corporate events, colleges and performing arts centers across the country, He operates International Arts & Entertainment Group which provides specialized services and consulting for the Arts and Entertainment Industry. He also serves as the Manager of the recently renovated performing arts facilities for Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City campus.