Max Gosman, NYC theatre artist, named Ivy Tech-Bloomington Distinguished Alumni

October 23, 2012

Max Gosman, NYC theatre artist, named Ivy Tech-Bloomington Distinguished Alumni

Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington has named Max Gosman, NYC theatre artist, its Distinguished Alumni. Gosman was presented with the honor at a luncheon hosted by the Ivy Tech Community College Foundation at West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Ind. on Friday, October 12.

Gosman attended Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus immediately following high school graduation. He spent two semesters at Ivy Tech-Bloomington before transferring his Liberal Arts degree program credits to Ball State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatrical Production with an emphasis in Directing.

During his time at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus, Max served as student ambassador and provided support to the Office of Student Affairs. He was an active participant in the 2008 O’Bannon Institute for Community Service and a community volunteer at Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

“I owe much of my success to Sam DeWeese, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, who served as my mentor and role model during my time at Ivy Tech and beyond,” Gosman said.

During his time at Ball State University, Gosman received the award for Outstanding Student Production for his work on the Midwest premier of The Destruction of Curves by Chicago playwright Alice Austen. He served as dramaturgical consultant to Sutton Foster on the Broadway revival of Anything Goes, and was awarded the Excellence in Public Outreach Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

As a writer, Gosman contributed to The Circus in Winter, a new musical that will premier this fall at the New American Musical Theatre Festival in New York City. He spent one semester as an artistic intern at Chicago Dramatists, and assistant to director John Rando on the Broadway-bound national tour of A Christmas Story the Musical.

In the spring of 2012, Gosman directed Dog See God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at the historic Muncie Civic Theatre, which benefited the Trevor Project, a service organization for LGBT teenagers.

Six days following graduation from BSU in spring 2012, Gosman moved to NYC to pursue a career as a theatre artist. Since moving to the City, Gosman has assistant directed three world premier musicals at the New York Fringe Festival, Midtown Theatre Festival, and New York Musical Festival. Standby: The Musical was selected to be reprised during Fringe Encores at the end of the summer.

When Gosman is not in the rehearsal room, his hobbies include photography and exploring NYC on his bicycle.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College ( is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.