Independence, Kansas—June 28, 2018—Independence Community College has announced the hiring of Dr. Page Petrucka, PhD as the next theater instructor for the upcoming fall 2018 semester.
Petrucka is an accomplished actress, playwright, and scholar. She is perhaps best known for her work in various roles in films on the Hallmark channel, including A Christmas Wish, Christmas Under Wraps, Love Everlasting, and Small Town Crime.
Petrucka’s theatrical credits include, The Calendar, Our Town, As You Like It, Beauty and the Beast, You Can’t Take It With You, Much Ado About Nothing, and Pride and Prejudice.
"To me, one of the most important things about theatre is the empathy and understanding stories can create to those who are open to the experience. When we set aside societal judgments and exhaustive stereotypes and embrace differences by learning of others triumphs and sorrows, we can only become better people, and that's exactly what this world needs right now."
Petrucka has also appeared in numerous commercials, including Fruit Ninja, Orabrush, Oreck of Utah, and Orchard Supply Hardware, just to name a few.
She has participated in multiple theater festivals, and is an accomplished playwright authoring, Vendetta Day, The Beauty of Affirming, The Calendar, The Hopeful, Peaceful Pixel of My Genuinely Lived Life, just to name a few.
Prior to accepting the theater position at ICC, Petrucka taught at Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University.
Her dissertation, Rewriting the Single Woman’s Narrative in Two Original Scripts, earned her a PhD in Fine Arts, Acting/Playwrighting from Texas Tech University. She also has a Master of Arts in Theater from Utah State University and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Utah University.
Classes taught by Petrucka start in the fall semester and students can enroll by calling 620.332.5605 or visiting indycc.edu today.