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John Patrick Rice, Ph.D.
Professor, Theatre Arts
Producing Director, Great Basin College Theatre Program

 

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet

 

I came to Great Basin College in 1996 and established the Great Basin College Theatre Program. Since that time, students and audiences have enjoyed nearly 100 productions on the GBC stage.

 

Each year, the GBC Theatre Program produces two main-stage and two studio productions. A typical production will include 20 to 30 students and will be attended by nearly 1000 audience members. In addition to performance opportunities, students engage in creating the technical support for each production, building sets and designing lights, sound, costumes and make-up.

 

GBC Theatre Program guarantees performance opportunities to every single interested student. Each year a tightly knit ensemble company is created. Students work together closely, making strong friendships providing support for the work we do together in the theatre, support for college studies and support in life outside of college and the theatre. It is a very rewarding experience for everyone.

 

GBC Theatre is a member of the Theatre Communications Guild, a national consortium of educational theatres. It also one of the founding organizations of the Elko Theatre Coalition, a collaborative group of theatre artists from throughout the region.

 

Contact Information

Office Location: Diekahns Industrial Technology Building, Room 122, Elko Campus
Phone: 775-753-2240
Email:  john.rice@gbcnv.edu
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Education

  • PhD, Capella University, 2007
  • MFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Professional Theatre Training Program, 1987
  • BA, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI , 1983

 

Recommended Reading

  • All the Light You Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  • 1944, Jay Winek
  • The Lecturers Tale, James Hyne
  • Winters Tale, Mark Helprin

 

Recommended Web Links



John Patrick Rice, Ph.D.

 

Interests
  • Road and Mountain Bike Riding
  • Telemark Skiing
  • Ski-Jouring
  • Re-purposing old buildings
  • Adventure Motorcycle Riding
Memberships
  • Nevada Faculty Alliance
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Actors Equity Association
  • American Federation of Radio and Television Artists
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • Theatre Communications Guild
  • American Theatre in Higher Education

Honors and Awards
  • Horizon Hospice, Heart of Hospice Award
  • Nevada System of Higher Education, Regents Advisor Award
  • Nevada System of Higher Education, Regents Creativity Award Nominee
  • Great Basin College, Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Elko Lions Club, Communty Achievement Award for Excellence in Education
  • American Red Cross Education Award





Photo Gallery


Warming Up Les Mis

Trees for Little House

Puss in Boots Titus Milan and Bridget Gilboy
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Pirates of Penzance 2014
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Midsummer Under Construction
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Macbeth Jund and Brown 2014
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Camelot Auditions
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A Childs Christmas in Wales Reading 2015
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Puss in Boots Laura Jund Tim Burns
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Pirates Set Rendering
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Macbeth Porter Rice
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Little House Construction
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Les Mis Barricades
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Helena Hermia Midsummers
   
   
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