Entries tagged with ‘Theatre’

Terena Wilkens

She Couldn’t Have Envisioned a More Exciting Opportunity: To Create a New State-Of-The-Art Theatre From Floor To Ceiling. In the decision to build a tech-laden “laboratory” theatre between Anderson Theatre and the Nobel Hall of Science, including supporting spaces for costumes, scene building, and storage, Wilkens found herself at that nexus too. As the Gustavus […]

Sydney Sutherland ’22

“I was initially drawn to Gustavus because of the opportunities to work both onstage and backstage. As I got more experience, I was drawn to stage management and assistant stage management because I was able to view the full scope of the process, and found joy in taking on a leadership role within the department. […]

Aurora Schelmeske ’24

“Theater at Gustavus has been such an invigorating experience for me! Exploring shows under the guidance of these fantastic professors is a joy. I am so grateful every day for the chance to participate in this wonderful community of creatives!”

Robbie Swenson ’25

“Theatre at Gustavus is rad! My actor peers are so welcoming and talented, professors in the department are knowledgeable, and the people behind the scenes are skilled and hardworking. Even as a first-year student last year, I felt a strong sense of belonging in the Gustavus theater community, which was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoy being […]

Samuel Peter ’23

“The Gustavus Department of Theatre & Dance has given me a chance to work closely with faculty and to develop my own unique path as I’ve discovered my creative ambitions. I’ve also found that the student community is incredibly welcoming, talented, and driven to pursue their dreams — whether onstage or behind the scenes.”  

Houston McLaury ’25

“If you’re starting in theatre or looking to make a career in theatre, the department is great to seek opportunities, work with amazing people, and make great friends! The department offers so many pursuits, from technical aspects with light, sound, and set design to all the excellent acting classes offered.”

Jacob Korver ’23

“GAC theatre has given me the opportunity to explore and be involved in all areas of interest I have had. I’ve been able to find what I want to pursue and follow that path. Also, playing with movers and LEDs is fun!”

Lillian Kline ’22

“In my first two years at Gustavus I had several tastes of what physical theatre is, and the difference between ensemble based work vs. doing a show with casted roles.  I was part of a student directed physical theatre piece, Tethered, took a performance J-term that paired Suzuki acting technique with Viewpoints, and was part […]

Grace Kearney ’25

“This department has welcomed me with open arms, even though I’m not a major — although they’re doing their best to change that! Already, these amazing people are like family to me, and I honestly can’t believe how lucky I am to be able to call them my friends.”

Aiya Jorde ’24

“Prior to attending Gustavus, I had no prior experience or knowledge about theatre. However, upon taking my first acting class during my sophomore year, I found that the Gustavus theatre department had the ability to bring out aspects of myself that I never knew existed. The community welcomed me warmly and allowed me to expand […]