Anthony Rivera, '01 (BardCorps)

Interviewee

Anthony Rivera

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Significant Quote

"Bard was my getaway from the ghetto."

Class Year

2001

Academic Program

Theater

Other Program

Theater Major

Interviewer

Helene Tieger, '85

Description

Anthony Rivera discusses the pains of being a novice of theatrical education; yoga and movement; his youth and upbringing in Brooklyn; opportunities through HEOP; making friends in the strange new world of college; the perks of a personal bathroom in Robbins; cap gun skirmishes in Tewksbury; working through anxieties and emotions in theater; graduation, 10 years on; his career as a youth development specialist in New York City; kinship and hope for further at-risk youth; his autobiographical play and the complexities of manhood; AIDS activism; never stopping, never quitting.

Keywords

Judy Pfaff, Jeff Sichel, Joanne Akalaitis, Jean Churchill, HEOP, L&T, The Ravines, Tewksbury Hall, Cruger Village, Robbins House

Location

BardCorps trailer, main campus.

Interview Date

5-21-2011

Interview Duration

14:50

Rights Management

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

Anthony Rivera, '01 (BardCorps)

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