Spotlight On: Joseph Key

Thank you for joining us at the Veritas Blog. Today’s Spotlight On features Joseph Key, a senior at Dominican College.  Joseph is a work study student at the Sullivan Library and he is performing in this year’s spring musical, Damn Yankees, on March 13th and March 14th. 

Where are you from?

I am from New York City, the Bronx.

Why did you choose Dominican College?

I am actually a transfer student;  I chose Dominican College to transfer into because of its Nursing program, how small and personal the faculty is and how willing they are to help you succeed.

Do you participate in any clubs, sports or work study at Dominican College?

Since I am a nursing student, a lot of my time is devoted to my classes and studying.  I have been lucky to be a part of the Aquin Players Club this year.

Do you use the Sullivan Library to do school work frequently?

I can’t tell you how many hours I spend in the Learning Commons in the library, studying for one test at a time.  Sometimes I truly believe that the Sullivan Library is my second home, because I work there as well.

Tell us a little about the upcoming Dominican College Aquin Players show, “Damn Yankees.”

The play, “Damn Yankees,” which the Aquin Players are doing this year, is a play about an old die-hard fan of the Washington Senators (which is a team that loses frequently, especially to the Yankees) who is granted a chance to become the greatest baseball player in history and lead his favorite losing team to the championships….but the question is, at what cost?  *cues suspenseful music…*

Is this your first play or were you involved in theater in high school?

This is actually my first play with the Aquin Players, but not my first play on stage. I have been doing theater since I was 12.  I started in a private drama club and then later participated in three plays in high school.

In your spare time, what is your favorite hobby?

When I am not running around to the library, Granito and my room to keep up with nursing, I am writing screenplays and films.  Making films is my favorite hobby as well as my deepest passion.  I hope one day I can actually make a career out of it eventually, in addition to nursing.

Thanks so much to Joseph Key for participating in our Spotlight On feature!  We hope everyone will go to see the play, “Damn Yankees,” performed by Dominican College Aquin Players this Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th.  Performance time is 8 p.m.- 11 p.m. both nights at St. Dominic’s gym, across from Forkel.  Tickets are being sold in Casey hall during the midday hours or contact or  Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students.  


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