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Victor Capecce Victor Capecce, M.F.A.

current city: hometown:
Lancaster, PA Easton, PA


Ithaca College

Yale School of Drama

  favorite quotation:  
  "Consistency is the last refuge for the unimaginative." Oscar Wilde
  gardening, painting, magic  
  favorite TV show:  
  Celebrity Apprentice  
  favorite song:  
  The World Goes 'Round' by Kander and Ebb  
  why did you study communication?  

I am an artist, and art is a language for communicating.

  why is your chapter important?  

Public speaking is a performance that includes voice, imagery, body language, rehersal, poise, and all of the elements an actor uses. Speaking for an audience provokes the greatest fear among most of us, so the more prepared, the better.

  name three things you think will become obsolete in ten years.
  Facebook, network television, and textbooks.
  what is your favorite memory of Christmases past?

When I was working on NBC's Saturday Night Live, and Gilda Radner and Lorraine Newman got together and got all of us on the crew gifts. It was the same show I got to paint a background for a sketch in an elementary school Nativity.

  name a turning point in your life that makes you smile.

The day I was called an "artist" by the designer who contracted me to create paintings for a commercial project. One should never call oneself an artist, but wait until others do. 


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