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NOW IN IT'S 16th INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED YEAR!
The solo performance play about HAROLD CLURMAN
The most influential figure in the history of the American Theatre
Director / Drama Critic / Co-founder of The Group Theatre

   

Fulbright Specialist

 

 

photo includes: Mr. Ivica Saric, Sarajevo Canton Minister of Culture, Dragan Jovičić, Artistic Director of Chamber Theatre 55, and Mrs. Elizabeta Delalic, Public Office Affairs, U.S. Embassy

 
 

L to R:   Zijad Mehić, Vice-Dean - University of Sarajevo -Academy of Dramatic Arts Arma Tanovic Brankovic, assistant professor, Ronald Rand, Pierre Žalica, Dean  University of Sarajevo-Academy of Dramatic Arts, Thomas E. Mesa, Public Affairs Officer - U.S. Embassy-Sarajevo, Mrs. Elizabeta Delalic, Public Office Affairs, U.S. Embassy-Sarajevo

 

 

with my students at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Sarajevo as a Fulbright Teaching Specialist

 

  An imagination exercise with my students at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Sarajevo as a Fulbright Teaching Specialist
 
 

A vocal/body exercise with my students at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Sarajevo as a Fulbright Teaching Specialist

 

  with my students at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Sarajevo as a Fulbright Teaching Specialist
 

 

meeting some of the 100 students I taught at my workshop - ‘Awareness & Communication & the Art of Acting’ - in the theater at Sarajevo's Third Gymnasium (High School). Principal Aida Arnautovic is at far left. Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

 
 

in Mostar teaching my workshop with young students of the Mostar Youth Theatre, founded in 1974 as the first theater for young people in Mostar. During its 38 years it has educated and awakened a passion for theater in thousands of young people.

 
 

During my workshop with the young students of the Mostar Youth Theatre

 
 

Working with the students during an exercise in my ‘Art of Transformation’ Workshop at the Academy for Dramatic Art-University of Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina

 
 

With the students I taught in my Workshop, and Prof. Baisa Baki at the Academy for Dramatic Art-University of Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina

 
 

While I was teaching during my 6 week stay in Sarajevo, I also directed Murray Schisgal's comedy, "LUV," at the Chamber Theatre 55 starring Zana Marjanovic, Moamer Kasumović, and Mohammed Hadžović. It continues to be performed in repertory at Chamber Theatre 55, and has also gone on tour across Bosnia & Herzegovina, and to Slovenia and Montenegro.

 

RONALD RAND

Fulbright Specialist
International Performing Artist
Visiting Guest Professor of Acting

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Mr. Ivica Saric, Sarajevo Canton Minister of Culture:

“I want thank you for your fine contribution to the enrichment of the cultural events in Sarajevo and beyond, by your expert visit via the Fulbright Specialist program and your work here in particular underlining the importance of your work with younger generation of actors and actresses. Please understand how welcome you will always be in Sarajevo and I express my genuine hope that you will be returning again in future for other projects and I am looking forward to those prospects. I am so pleased with the role that Chamber Theater 55 headed by Mr. Dragan Jovicic and his team, as well as Arma Tanovic Brankovic from the Academy of Performing Arts, played in bringing you here to work with the undergraduates and younger generation of Theater students from the Academy.”

Mrs. Elizabeta Delalic, Public Office Affairs, U.S. Embassy:

“It has been a deep pleasure to work with such a great professional and kind person at the same time. Congratulations on your teaching in Sarajevo, Mostar, and Tuzla. And also Congratulations on your premiere of “LUV” at the Chamber Theatre 55, as you brought in something new among Sarajevo’s audiences, and those who came the first night are still reflecting on the unforgettable performance.”

Hailed as an “International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador” – Mr. Rand was chosen by the U. S. State Department through The Fulbright Program, first in 2013, as the 1st Fulbright Specialist to teach at University of Sarajevo’s Academy of Dramatic Arts in Bosnia & Herzegovina. During his visit he became the first Fulbright Specialist to teach at University of Tuzla’s Academy of Dramatic Arts, Mostar’s Mladih Youth Theatre Group, and at Sarajevo’s Third Gymnasium High School. 

In 2015, Mr. Rand was chosen as the 1st Fulbright Specialist to teach acting and directing classes for 6 weeks at the University of Malaya's Cultural Centre Drama Department in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

During his time in Malaysia, Mr. Rand became the first American invited to perform a solo play by the Malaysian Department of Culture, Arts & Tourism, at Malaysia’s JKKN State Theatres in Ipoh, Alor Setar and Kuala Terengganu, and in Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Rand, for the first time since the country's founding, became the first American to introduce Stanislavsky’s “Method of Physical Actions” to hundreds of acting students across the country. Mr. Rand performed and taught at the Aswara National Arts Culture and Heritage Academy, Islamic International State University, University of Malaya, Universiti Teknologi Mara, and the Temple of Fine Arts Academy in Penang.

Mr. Rand was also a Guest Panelist for the Constantin Stanislavski International Forum at the University of Malaya entitled "The Transformation of Acting Style from America to Malaysia with the Stanislavski System" along with Dr. Zainal Abd. Latiff, Sabera Shaik, and Professor Chesley John Skinner. Mr. Rand was invited to have a Talk with the KL Shakespeare Players in Kuala Lumpur, was the honored guest speaker at the 4th Anniversary Celebration of Enfiniti Acting Academy in Selangor, and the guest speaker at the Fulbright Malaysia MACEE Alumni Gathering in Kuala Lumpur.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 310,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas, choosing only 75 professors each year for a 5-year track.

The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas, choosing only 75 professors each year for a 5-year track.

 

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