Tyrone Copeland, '01 (BardCorps)

Interviewee

Tyrone Copeland

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Significant Quote

"To get to the beach, you had to jump off the boat and swim. Really, my swimming skills--no they're not great...I did my little doggy paddle...All those adventures pushed me to explore more."

Class Year

2001

Academic Program

Film and Electronic Arts

Interviewer

Helene Tieger, '85

Description

Tyrone recalls seeing Bard as a long way from home but also just close enough; being enthralled with the trees and small classrooms; joining Bard's Black Student Organization (BSO), the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and being elected senior class president; throwing a memorable tent party with dancing, followed by doughnuts and orange juice in the Old Gym. Copeland remembers studying film and electronic media under Peter Hutton and Leah Gilliam; adapting Amiri Baraka's Dutchman for his senior project; studying site-specific theater and poetry abroad in Lacoste, France; exploring other careers and interests outside of filmmaking. As an alumnus, he jokes about the shortcomings of the 2004 tent party in comparison to his own.

Keywords

BSO, LASO, Peter Hutton, Leah Gilliam; Les LeVeque, Tent Party

Location

BardCorps trailer, main campus.

Interview Date

5-21-2011

Interview Duration

16:50

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The use of any image or audio from the Bard College Archives without permission is prohibited.

Tyrone Copeland, '01 (BardCorps)

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