Viking Views Winter/Spring


HAROLD HYNICK Associate Professor of Theatre

"What I enjoy most is helping students make discoveries and working with them to find their voice so they can share those discoveries with the world! I get to do that every day here at Valley."

When did you join the MVC faculty? 2008

What degree(s) do you hold, and from where? I earned my BA in theatre from Central College in Pella, Iowa, an MFA in theatre – directing from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and I also trained at the Second City Training Center in Chicago. What is something that people may not know about you? I grew up on a farm where I shoveled my fair share of manure. Most of my early performances were re-enactments of the Odyssey and the Iliad performed for cattle on the top of round bales of hay. Cattle are extremely attentive and supportive audience members.

What is a hobby you enjoy outside of teaching? My hobbies include; bicycling, running, hiking and playing around on the guitar.

What do you teach at MVC and what other areas of campus are you involved in? Currently, I teach numerous courses in theatre, including Acting, Directing, Improv, Theatre History, Playwriting, and Movement. I direct theatre productions on campus and The MVC Flatliners. I founded and run the MVC Summer Fine and Performing Arts Camp. I also perform at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and in December, I perform a one-man version of A Christmas Carol.

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