Greetings from the Chair -- Chris Kauffman
Theatre has a long tradition at Gettysburg College dating back to the formation of the student drama club, The Owl and Nightingale Players, in 1914. There are many alums working in the theatre including Charlotte Wilcox, Broadway producer; Rick Holmes, Broadway Actor; Scott Metzger, Senior Talent Agent, Paradigm Agency; John Adams, playwright and producer; Mary Naden, Certified Alexander Technique Teacher & Voice and Performance Coach; Kathy Rosseter, Head of Acting, M.F.A. program at the New School; and Susan Blume Broadway scenic painter, among others. Gettysburg alums have gone on the graduate programs in theatre at many prestigious institutions, including: The Yale School of Drama, New York University Graduate Acting Program, The New School for Drama, Catholic University, Brandeis University, Villanova University, and in the U.K at Goldsmiths University and the Royal Welsh Academy of Drama.
While many Theatre Arts alums are currently working at such prestigious theatrical institutions as the McCarter Theatre, the People’s Light Theatre, the Broadway Theatre League, and Walt Disney Inc., others are using their study in theatre as a foundation for careers in law, education, government, finance, and non-profit foundations.
Here's what some recent alums are up to:
Manda Wargo ('06): Assistant to Artistic Director, McCarter Theatre, Princeton University
Elizabeth Stump ('06) Props Master, People's Light and Theatre Company, Philadelphia
Chelsi Conklin ('09): Assistant to the Executive Director, Broadway Theatre League, NYC
Rob Towarnicki ('10): M.A. in Theatre (concentration in Directing) at Villanova University
Teri Gillmor ('10): Graduate student in playwriting at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Jacob Henkoff ('11): Graduate student in acting at the Actor's Studio, NYC
Devon Johnson ('08): Washington Speakers' Bureau
Emma Chong ('07): Ensemble Associate at Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, PA
Rob White ('11): Ensemble Associate at Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem PA
Kevin Ackerman ('08): Backstage Crew at Zoellner Arts Center
Sarah Rozene ('06): M.F.A., Scenic Design, Brandeis University, now teaching at Curry College
Erika Grayson ('06) M.F.A., Scenic Design, North Carolina School for the Arts, now teaching at SUNY-Plattsburgh
Sarah Sigal ('05): playwright in London; Ph.D. from Goldsmiths, London
Adam Pelta-Pauls ('12) pursuing M.A. Royal Welsh Academy for Acting
Steve Hnath (Salutatorian, '12) pursuing M.F.A. Technical Theatre, Purdue University
Chennelle Bryant-Harris ('12) Education Apprentice, Cleveland Playhouse
and many more....