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Kevin Long directs Harper College Ensemble Theatre Company's musical "Parade" in the Performing Arts Center at Harper College in Palatine.

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Kevin Long directs Kathy Harth of Naperville playing the role of Lucille Frank during a rehearsal in the Black Box Theatre.

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Long instructs Introduction to Theatre class in the Black Box Theatre at Harper College in Palatine.

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Long exchanges chairs with Justin Smith, a Harper College Ensemble student, on the set of "Parade" in the Performing Arts Center at the college.

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Kevin Long teaches Acting II in the Black Box Theatre at Harper College.

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Long starts all Acting II classes with a dance workout to loosen students.

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Kevin Long, right, directs David Pfenninger of Lombard playing the part of Leo Frank during rehearsal of the musical "Parade" in the Black Box Theatre.

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Kevin Long loves to get into the heads of his students. As the director of theatre at Harper College in Palatine, Long thrives on showing students how to act out what each playwright intended in their script. "To see them blossom, get it, develop a true craft is amazing," Long said.
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    • Kevin Long directs Harper College Ensemble Theatre Company’s musical “Parade” in the Performing Arts Center at Harper College in Palatine.
    •  Kevin Long directs Kathy Harth of Naperville playing the role of Lucille Frank during a rehearsal in the Black Box Theatre.
    •  Long instructs Introduction to Theatre class in the Black Box Theatre at Harper College in Palatine.
    •  Long exchanges chairs with Justin Smith, a Harper College Ensemble student, on the set of “Parade” in the Performing Arts Center at the college.
    •  Kevin Long teaches Acting II in the Black Box Theatre at Harper College.
    •  Long starts all Acting II classes with a dance workout to loosen students.
    •  Kevin Long, right, directs David Pfenninger of Lombard playing the part of Leo Frank during rehearsal of the musical “Parade” in the Black Box Theatre.
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