Cornerstone Theater Company

Institute Summer Residency

The 2018 Institute Summer Residency will take place in New York, in partnership with Queens College, City University of New York and the Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance.

Cornerstone and the Institute Summer Residency will be hosted on the QC campus for classes, meetings, production, and meals. Cornerstone students and staff will live in QC’s on-campus housing.

The mission of Queens College is to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society. The college seeks to do this by offering its exceptionally diverse student body a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge. Recognizing the special needs of a commuting student population, the college strives to create a broad range of intellectual and social communities. Queens College finished in the top 5 % in a global comparison of nearly 28,000 colleges for the quality of its education, faculty and alumni conducted by the Center for World University Rankings.

The production will be created in collaboration with neighbors of Queens College located in, you guessed it, the remarkable NY borough of Queens, the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.

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See PAST PROJECTS tab to get a sense of the variety of communities who have hosted previous Institute Summer Residencies.

Seeing and hearing the commitment and the love that each of you brought to the production was humbling. Then, sitting in that audience during the show and feeling you hold us all in your collective grasp was SO powerful. We were yours: wholly and completely. Many people got choked up ~ you broke through the shells that we all have around us and you reached in to our core…  It all came together: the incredible script; the strong actors; the sincerity of the novices; the highly creative costumes, the set and special effects; the magical lights; the dramatic music; the glorious singing, the powerful dancing ~ it all came together and we were transformed. – community partner/partner organization, 2009