Student Success


 

The Emory & Henry Theatre Department has a proven track record of student success.  Discover what many alumni of the Emory & Henry Theatre Department have accomplished.

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Anna Bailey, ’13

Anna Bailey, ’13

Anna is another recent alum doing great! Anna kept busy her senior year by starring in our main stage production of Pippin, working up a senior project, and heading out to audition regularly in New York. Anna did an internship at the Barter Theatre the summer after her sophomore year which gave her a great head start on her professional career. After graduating in 2013, Anna worked at Mt. Gretna Equity Theatre in Mt. Gretna, Penn. She performed in their weekly productions of Theatre for Young Audiences as well as performing in their mainstage production of "Wizard of Oz."

Devin Altizer, ’14

Devin Altizer, ’14

A Musical Theatre major, completed an apprenticeship in summer 2013 with Endstation Theatre Company based in Amherst, Va. While there, he appeared in their productions of Violet and the world premiere of Unearthed as directed by none other than E&H’s own Dr. Bremner. Devin recently attended SETC, where he landed a year-long contract with Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, Tenn. As one of six members in their Resident Associate Company, he will be appearing in shows such as Mary PoppinsOne Man, Two GuvnorsPeter PanThe Rocky Horror ShowAssassins; and Kiss Me, Kate.

Anna Marie Davis, ’12

Anna Marie Davis, ’12

Anna Marie worked as a Barter Player at the Barter Theatre in the summer of 2012. Anna performed in Legally Blonde, Snow White, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Check out what she has to say about her summer experience:

I learned so much about the day to day realities of a professional theatre artist, in addition to the extensive coaching I received in my craft. I can't express the growth I've achieved this summer as a person and as an artist.

Anna Marie Davis
Class of 2012
Jackie Fields, ’13

Jackie Fields, ’13

Jackie recently spent part of summer 2013 at Endstation. Jackie was cast as a member of the chorus in Unearthed, after serving as the Dance Captain for the recent department production of Pippin. In Unearthed, Jackie played one of three supernatural beings who interfered with the world of the living, one of the play’s central characters. Since graduating, Jackie appeared in Roanoke Children's Theatre's production of Teen Brain: The Musical, and did extra work on film projects in Atlanta and the Charlotte area. This past summer she has worked in Fredericksburg, Md. at the Riverside Dinner Theatre for Hank WIlliams: Lost Highway where she played Audrey Williams! 

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Collin Helou, ’15

Collin Helou, ’15

Collin spent the summer 2013 as a Lighting Intern for Barter Theatre. While there, he worked as a programmer for mainstage shows and got to do the full design for their production of Mother Goose with director John Hardy. Here at E&H, Collin has recently served as Master Electrician for Into the Woods, and more recently, the lighting designer for Proof. Collin attended SETC, where he was contracted to serve as an assistant to the Master Electrician for the Heritage Theatre Festival in Charlottesville, Va. While there, he worked on their productions of Thoroughly Modern MillieAvenue QShear Madness, and One Man Two Guvnors. He worked closely with the company's lighting designers, who have received multiple Drama Desk Award nominations for their other work. 

Michal Johnson, ’11

Michal Johnson, ’11

Michal is working as the Membership & Communications Associate at Shakespeare Dallas, a year-round producing company of the works of William Shakespeare in Dallas, TX. She is primarily responsible for communications both external and internal to the organization, running the membership program, and supervising Shakespeare in the Park front of house personnel. She also gets to help produce the shows, run auditions, process in-house finances, write Shakespeare Dallas newsletters, and serve as the website editor! Michal has also just begun the World Arts MA program with a concentration in Applied Arts at Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL) in Dallas, TX. Michal's goal is to run a therapeutic arts studio in Scandinavia for at-risk and troubled teens.

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Becca Litton, ’12

Becca Litton, ’12

Becca has been performing at Trumpet in the Land, along with Victor Trussell and Mary Sheridan this summer. She recently landed the role of Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables for the company, after performing with them during their previous summer season. When asked about her work with Trumpet, Becca replied:

At an outdoor theater, you have to endure all of the elements of mother nature…however this line of work is very rewarding. You learn a lot about yourself as a performer by pushing yourself in ways you had never previously thought possible. This is a very good opportunity for a first professional job and I'd recommend it to any upcoming graduates looking for work.

Becca Litton,
2012 E&H Theatre Department Graduate
Mary Sheridan, ’13

Mary Sheridan, ’13

Mary spent her first summer after graduation in Ohio with Trumpet in the Land, a theatre company specializing in outdoor historical drama. While there, she appeared in their original historical shows, as well as in Breaking Up is Hard to Do and Assassins. Mary is currently touring with Missoula Children’s Theatre, alternately performing in and directing Hansel & Gretel. She plans on returning to Trumpet in the Land for this coming summer season.

Sarah Vishnev, ’15

Sarah Vishnev, ’15

Sarah kept busy during the summer of 2013 as a Barter Player Apprentice. Over the course of the summer, she performed in The Pied Piper, as the stepmother in Cinderella, as well as in Mother Goose. She acted as a spotlight op for Les Miserables, and understudied roles in that show as well as in Southern Fried Funeral. In addition to her performances and work offstage, Sarah was also able to participate in the Barter’s playreading festival over the summer.

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Jamal Crowell, ’10

Jamal Crowell, ’10

Jamal is a very proud E&H alumni. After finishing with his degree, he immediately started working for Barter Theatre as one of the year-long acting interns as a Barter Player. After performing in touring shows for the company as well as Flick in Violet: The Musical and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, he continued to to tour with various children's theatres around the country such as the National Theatre for Children, Bright Star Touring Theatre, (with a brief stint back to Barter) and then finishing at the Round Barn Theatre in Indiana. His second internship began at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park which created an open platform of connections in New York prompting his move there which he now calls his home. Since that move he has done one commercial, two short films, three web series, a tv show and various plays in his first year such as: The Last Five Years, Letters from Anne Frank and MLK, 155 Through The Roof, The Seven, For Vixens Who've Considered Homicide…, Titus Andronicus, and is now in Peter and the Starcatcher back at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, making him a proud AEA member as well.

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