Collaborative School of the Arts announces new director of theatrical programming

SCHENECTADY – Hoosick Falls native, and Capital Repertory Theatre familiar face, Kevin McGuire is now serving as director of theatrical programming for the the Collaborative School of the Arts.

Most recently in theREP’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” McGuire served as director of the Collaborative School of the Arts Broadway Camp production of “The Prom” this summer.

“It has always been my contention that the most important thing I can do is pass on to a new generation the incredible training I had in my youth. I love to teach. I love watching talent emerge,” McGuire said.

As director of theatrical programming, McGuire will continue to direct Broadway Camp productions, as well as the High School Musical Theatre Awards, which recognizes outstanding local musical theatre productions and students. McGuire will also support the development of student training classes and be a consultant on theatrical training classes across Proctors Collaborative.

Broadway Camp is a summer theatre training program where local students work as an ensemble through acting, production and music to produce a full-scale musical on the MainStage at Proctors.

“When looking for someone to fill this important position, we didn’t have to look further than Kevin. He has proven through his time as the director of Broadway Camp and his experience on and off Broadway that he is the perfect person for this role. We’re honored that our students will constantly have the opportunity to learn from one of theatre’s greats,” notes Director of the Collaborative School of the Arts Christine Sheehan.

McGuire has experience working in Broadway productions, such as “Les Miserables,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Secret Garden” and more, and productions at theREP such as “Man of La Mancha,” “The Full Monty,” and “The Irish and How They Got That Way.” He is a former faculty member at Circle In The Square Theater School and NYU and teaches a private acting class.

The Collaborative School of the Arts and Capital Repertory Theatre are a part of Proctors Collaborative.