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Date: Oct 2020

Quarry Theatre

With the upcoming Presidential election, the Baltimore-based company Quarry Theatre continues its community discourse around the importance of voting with The Discourse Project, which is conceived and directed by Stevenson University’s Theatre and Media Performance Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, Ryan Clark. 

In examining the words of prominent civil rights advocates such as Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, and Harvey Milk, The Discourse Project takes the themes of freedom, equality, and democracy and reminds us how, with our vote, it is “We the People” who hold the power to realize the greatest promises for our country. The historical texts are being performed by actors from across the country including four Stevenson alumni, with the project running from July 4 to November 3, Election Day. 

The weekly videos can be found across Quarry Theatre’s social media platforms, including YouTubeFacebookTwitterInstagram, and TikTok

Ryan Clark says, “In many ways, I feel this is one of the most important projects I have ever directed.  The foundation of our democracy is beginning to crack and crumble and the only way to ensure the continuity of the nation is to vote.  Listening to these whispers from the past, helps us make informed decisions about the future.  It’s important to know that America wasn’t always this way and when it was this way (i.e. during the Civil War) we had great leaders with inspired imaginations to help us form a more perfect union.”

Below is an audio clip from WYPR 88.1FM about The Discourse Project.


Ryan Clark

(Ryan Clark, via

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With the beginning of the fall season upon us, this upcoming admissions cycle is unlike the ones before it. The Class of 2025—newly high school seniors—are in peculiar circumstances; though we are all adapting to our "new normal," as seniors, they are beginning to take the first steps in their college application process: discovering which college will best fit their needs and exploring what their future career might look like.

However—for now—much of their search process will likely take place virtually. Whether attending virtual Open Houses, navigating virtual campus tours, or simply scrolling through Instagram, you can still get a sense of a college's vibe through the digital space.
Here at Stevenson, we are ready to get to know our future Mustangs through these new and dynamic means. For the students and families feeling thrown off course by this untraditional time, here is our advice for navigating the application process now:

Optimize your virtual search.

See how other schools approach remote learning.

Learn about how the Stevenson community stepped up and adjusted to online learning in March. Even when we eventually transition back to in-person instruction, it's important to be aware of how colleges adapt to new situations and support their student body. Our faculty and staff’s dedication to our students remains steadfast. We are committed to providing you an exceptional college experience, a connection to career from the first day on campus, and a close-knit, supportive community centered on your success.

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Visit schools in-person if allowed.

Stevenson University now offers on-campus, single-family tours for those looking for an in-person experience. We are providing tours to groups of four via golf cart at this time, with proper precautions in place for the health and safety of our guests and our community.

Prepare for your next steps.

Already thinking about your career path and how you'll get there? Through the Stevenson Career Connection Center, our students receive individualized career counseling from on-site advisors and mentors, engage in skill-building workshops, and network at career fairs with field professionals and potential employers.

Reach out to your assigned admissions counselor.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you just want to chat about the application process, please reach out to your assigned admissions counselor. They are your point of contact at SU and here to help you navigate this process.

We’re all working through this time together, and look forward to connecting with you and continuing to guide you through your important college decision. In the meantime, you can schedule a visit with Stevenson that best suits your schedule and needs here.


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