Dominick Varney to teach theatre and public speaking at the UMaine Hutchinson Center- Register today!

Courtesy of: Dominick Varney

Belfast, Maine–The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer two dynamic courses this spring semester led by Dominick Varney.


Scholarship opportunities are available for qualified students.  Senior citizen tuition waivers are available for students 65 years or older.


Fundamentals of Acting (THE 117), a three-credit course, focuses on the basic acting skills, including internal preparation for playing a role, character analysis, vocal and physical development, and techniques for projecting to an audience.  This course satisfies UMaine’s general education artistic and creative expression requirement and will be offered Mondays, 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.


Public Speaking (CMJ 103) will be offered Mondays, 4–6 p.m. beginning Jan. 22. This three-credit course focuses on the nature and problems of public speech communication, with practical experience in representative speaking situations. Students will be required to participate in up to three hours of research.


Varney began performing while a student at the University of Maine, where he earned a master’s degree in education and currently works as a support specialist with the College of Education and Human Development.  Varney’s performance resume includes “Around the World in 80 Days,” for which he received a Broadway World Nomination as a lead actor in a play.  He takes the stage in both dramatic and musical theatre at the Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor.


For a complete University of Maine spring 2019 course listing, visit

For information about registration and scholarship opportunities, contact Nancy Bergerson, coordinator of student services and community education, 338.8049;


About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university, with research and community engagement classifications awarded by the Carnegie Foundation. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral degrees, 85 master’s degrees, and more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards. For more information about UMaine, visit

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