Associate Professor William Trevino of SJC Brooklyn’s communication studies department will perform a dramatic interpretation of the Edgar Allan Poe classic “The Tell-Tale Heart” Wednesday, Oct. 3, at both SJC Brooklyn and SJC Long Island.
Trevino, who received his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, will perform at SJC Long Island in the Muriel & Virginia Pless Center for Performing Arts at 10 a.m., and then at SJC Brooklyn in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium at 2 p.m. The presentation, about 30 minutes long, will be followed by audience questions and discussion.
Published first in 1843, “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story narrated by an unnamed character. Despite trying to convince the reader that he is sane, the narrator is continuously haunted by the sound of the beating heart of the person he murdered.
Trevino is set to perform this tale inside Edgar Allan Poe’s historical Baltimore home the following weekend, as part of the 2018 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival.
Trevino has taught at St. Joseph’s College since 2005. He runs SJC Brooklyn’s theatre minor program. Before joining St. Joseph’s, he performed on television and off-Broadway. In 2001, he co-founded the physical theatre company, Corporeal Arts Incorporated, and he continues to collaborate on original works as an actor/director, presenting in curated programs at New York City institutions like HERE, Dixon Place and the Queens Council on the Arts, as well as in California, Brazil and Finland.