Syracuse Stage is seeking talented local youth actors to audition for the role of Ivanka in its upcoming production of “Once,” directed by Melissa Crespo. Auditioners should note that the production schedule for “Once” includes morning student matinees in addition to…
Independent filmmaker awarded Burton Blatt Institute Prize for Arts Leadership
The 2012 Burton Blatt Institute Prize for Arts Leadership has been awarded to Sharon Greytak, an independent filmmaker and film professor at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, for her entire body of work and its importance to the international arts community. The Stone Canoe journal and Burton Blatt Institute award the prize annually to an artist or individual whose body of work promotes or exemplifies the value of inclusiveness within the arts community of Upstate New York.
Greytak has written, produced and directed feature-length fiction films, documentaries and experimental shorts. Greytak’s newest feature film is “Archaeology of a Woman,” starring Oscar-nominated/Golden Globe winner Sally Kirkland and Tony winner Victoria Clark.
Her films also include the award-winning international documentary “Losing It,” exploring quality-of-life issues and physical disability. Greytak has used a wheelchair since contracting rheumatoid arthritis during childhood.