Healthcare Method Acting Certificate Program

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Friday, September 11, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 13, 2020 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Have a love for theatre? Do you want to give back to the community? Then Patients and Performance: Health Care Method Acting Certificate is the perfect opportunity for you! The Egan School is pleased to offer this three day immersive acting certificate program FREE in exchange for 10 unpaid hours in the role of a standardized patient in our new state-of-the-art simulation center the year following program completion. Upon completion of the 10 unpaid hours, simulation actors will earn $15/per hour. This certificate program is open to the public.

During each day's session, we will be layering acting methods in improv, empathy building exercises along with guided experiences that will allow actors to immerse themselves in the role of a patient.

Cost is FREE in exchange for 10 unpaid hours in the role of a standardized patient.

(Please note that space is limited to the first 16 people. Register early to participate in this certificate program.)

Please contact Susan Reynolds at for more information.


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Tom Schwans

Adjunct Professor

Visual & Performing Arts

Get to Know Tom

Tom is a professional actor and director in New York City. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project in NYC and served as an Associate Artistic Director of The Old Creamery Theatre in Iowa and the interim Artistic Director of The Deertrees Theatre Festival in Maine. Tom is a guest director and adjunct professor at Fairfield University. He holds an MFA from Brown University and has taught at Brown University, Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State, Fairfield University, and he has many private clients in NYC. He created and co-taught (with Anka Roberto) “Acting the Medical Patient” course in the Fall of 2016. Recently, Tom and Anka presented this work at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) national conference in Phoenix.

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Michael Cicirelli

Advanced Practice Nurse

Get to Know Michael

Michael Cicirelli is a certified Advanced Practice Nurse who has been a member of the CT ENT Sinus Center Team since 2015. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011 with a Bachelors in nursing, and joined the Yale New Haven hospital nursing transplant team. He then became an assistant patient care manager at Norwalk Hospital. During this time, he obtained his Master’s degree in nursing, becoming board certified through the ANCC as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015. Michael Cicirelli has experience in treating patients at all stages of life and enjoys working to establish a beneficial relationship with the families and patients he serves.

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