Owensboro Community and Technical College has named Grae Greer as their Theatre Arts Program Coordinator. Greer has been an adjunct professor in the program and has led the Oak Island Theatre group since August 2021.
“I am so excited to be able to focus my efforts on growing this program for the college and for the community,” Greer said.
Greer graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree in theatre performance and production before starting a professional acting career. After her acting contract ended in New York, she returned to Owensboro, working to enhance the arts community in the region.
Greer’s courses at OCTC will range from Shakespeare and technical theatre to acting techniques. A release from the college says Greer is passionate about the connection between human development and the arts, and she wants to break the barrier that “imagination is only for kids.”
In 2018 Greer founded the Bluegrass Community Theatre, which is focused on connecting, developing, nurturing, and advocation for theatre people of all ages, levels, and abilities. She’s also previously served as the marketing director and resident educator at the RiverPark Center, where she taught art, costuming, and technical theatre classes for elementary through high school students.
In January, she was nominated by her peers to receive the OCTC President’s Award for Adjunct Instruction. The award nomination outlined her vital role in the revival of Oak Island Theatre following the pandemic. It noted her energy, enthusiasm, and perseverance in advancing the program through collaborations with local theatre groups, area high schools, the Bluegrass Children’s Theatre, Encore, and the RiverPark Center.
“The arts are integral to a vibrant college atmosphere,” said OCTC president Dr. Scott Williams. “I look forward to seeing how Grae can forge those collaborations across disciplines.”
To learn more about the theatre program at OCTC or to join Oak Island Theatre, email Greer at [email protected].