Corry named artistic director for summer's 'Horn in the West'
Feb 15, 2018
by Jordan Puyear, ‘17
As the technical director for the auditorium and Theatre Department here at Flagler College, Britt Corry is used to overseeing all the workings associated with a theatre’s stage operations. This summer, he will take his 24 years of experience on the road for the summer when he takes over as artistic director for the outdoor drama “Horn in the West” in Boone, NC.
Work for “Horn in the West” will begin on June 1. The production opens June 22 and runs through Aug. 12.
Opened in 1952, “Horn in the West” holds the title of the longest running Revolutionary War outdoor drama. The play, written by Kermit Hunter, tells the story of the westward expansion of the American colonies during the time of the American Revolution and specifically centers around the people who populated the “High Country” of Western North Carolina.
As the artistic director, Corry is responsible for assembling the entire production team from designers, choreographers, actors, singers, dancers, fighters and technicians. Since Corry has acted as the Artistic Director for many productions held at Flagler and other professional facilities, he said that working with both current college students and alumni is all too familiar.
“I’m right at home working with them,” Corry said. “It’s a great experience both for [students] and myself since I’m the individual in the position to offer many of these folks their first professional job in the theatre industry.”
Corry said the opportunity is a big win for the Flagler's Theatre program.
“Not since the years when [Professor] Tom Rahner was involved with ‘Cross and Sword’ has our Theatre Department had such an opportunity as this,” Corry said.
Flagler College is a private, nationally-ranked college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 32 majors, 38 minors, two pre-professional programs and a master’s degree in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark opened in 1888 by railroad pioneer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry M. Flagler. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.