Dan Cerullo’s ‘Bardwalk’ Project Among Distinguished Student Fellowships

Editor’s Note: Distinctive Stockton Students will feature students who receive the Board of Trustees Fellowship for Distinguished Students. This is the first of six posts on the students who received those fellowships this past spring/summer.

 Daniel Cerullo, a Stockton theatre major, directed and performed in The Bardwalk, a community outreach event that saw Shakespearean players in modern dress take over the Atlantic City Boardwalk on Aug. 4.

About 15 students and alumni from Stockton’s School of Arts and Humanities were joined by performers from various community groups to stage readings of some of the Bard’s best-known scenes up and down the boardwalk for two hours.

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Each group performed a scene or part of a scene ranging from three minutes to 20 minutes in length. Instead of 16th Century garb, the actors wore t-shirts with “The Bardwalk” logo.

“This event is great for the budding arts in Atlantic City and gives artists from around the area the chance to meet and work together,” said Cerullo, a senior from Little Egg Harbor Township in Ocean County, who is set to graduate this fall.

This is the second year for “The Bardwalk,” a free event which was held in Cape May last year.

Cerullo’s Fellowship project was titled: The Bardwalk Take Two: Expanding Street Theatre as Community Outreach; his fellowship advisor was Dr. Mark Mallett, associate professor of Theatre Arts.

Cerullo has been on the Dean’s List since Fall 2010 and is the recipient of the Provost’s Scholarship. He is vice president of The Stockton Theatre Club.

Cerullo says among his future goals are to study with the Second City Improv Troupe and to teach theatre at the university level

Information on the fall and spring Fellowship for Distinguished Students program are now available at the Dean of Students web site at Fellowship for Distinguished Students

Applications will be available no later than October 21, 2013, for winter break funding period and March 7, 2014, for the summer break funding period.

Undergraduate students with 32 credits or more can receive financial support for a project, research, or creative work (non-credit bearing) by applying for the Board of Trustees Fellowship for Distinguished Students.  Initiatives involving civic engagement and Residential Life’s Living Learning Communities may also be considered for funding.