Theatre Arts Alumni

2019

Ellie-Boykin.JPGEllie Boykin received a BA in Theatre Arts. She returned to New Mexico after graduation to work with the Boy Scouts of America. She will pursue her MFA in Acting at Southern Mississippi University beginning fall of 2019.

 

Kaylee-Drake.jpgKaylee Drake holds a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in costumes. She is a Costume Designer on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

 

Alaina-German.JPGAlaina Germain received a BA in Theatre Arts. She is a member of the Stage Crew at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah.

 

Eli-Grant.jpgEli Grant received a BA in Musical Theatre and is the Properties Master at Playhouse in the Square in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Leigh-Anne.JPGLeigh Anne Hamlin holds a BA in Musical Theatre and is a member of the Singing Sirens at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival in Manheim, Pennsylvania.

 

Thomas-Prater.jpgThomas Prater holds a BA in Theatre Arts. He is pursuing a Master's degree in the Shakespeare Studies program at Mary Baldwin University.

 

2018

Justin-Bowen.jpgJustin Bowen was Props Master for Central Piedmont Community College's summer theatre program following his graduation from LaGrange College, working on productions such as Oklahoma!, Grease, and Newsies. He currently works for IATSE Local 479 as a Mill shop Prop-maker in Atlanta, Georgia, for film and television.

Caleb BrownCaleb Brown received his BA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Technical Design. Immediately following his graduation, Caleb spent the summer of 2018 working as a staff carpenter at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York. He released his first solo EP title Major, featuring his original songs, which is available on all music streaming platforms. He was hired at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in the fall of 2018 and he is currently in his second season with Dollywood as a performer in their headline show, Dreamland Drive-In. 

Savannah-Bracewell.JPGSavannah Cobb received her BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Art and Design. She recently worked as a Costume Designer at the Jefferson Performing Arts Society in Louisiana where she designed costumes for South Pacific, The Santaland Diaries and Once on this Island JR. Her past design credits include: All Shook Up (Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, Maine), IMPACT Children's Theatre (Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln, New Hampshire) LaGrange College: Bedroom Farce, God of Carnage, Little Women the Musical, The Rimers of Eldritch and Crimes of the Heart. 

Sadie-Gibson.jpgSadie Gibson holds a BA in Theatre Arts. She is living in Athens, Georgia, as a second-year law student at the University of Georgia School of Law and will earn her Juris Doctorate in 2021. She is currently a summer clerk at Rockefeller Law Center in Warner Robins, Georgia, and a blog writer for Berniard Law Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Kelsey-Seals.jpgKelsey Seals has been a Tour Actor/Director with Missoula Children's Theatre for a year. During her year she toured the South, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest and will be in the Northeast this summer. She also performed in Missoula's mainstage production of Androcles and the Lion as The Mouse. In the fall, she will work at The President Theatre as the Music Director for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. 

 

2017

Mariah-Bowen.jpgMariah Bowen holds a BA in Musical Theatre. She has been working as a Costumer since she graduated. Currently, she is at Cumberland County Playhouse as the Assistant Costume Shop Manager where she is also designing shows. So far, she has designed Forever Plaid and Red, White, and Tuna, and is slated to design four more shows this season. She has also worked at Ozark Actor's Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse and Jean's Playhouse. 

Savannah-Bracewell.JPGSavannah Bracewell holds a BA in Vocal Performance. She is pursuing her master's degree in Vocal Performance at Samford University. Since beginning her studies last fall, she has played Zelda Fitzgerald in the world premiere of The Ghosts of Gatsby at Samford University. She also appeared in the corus of Opera Birmingham's production Tosca and Birmingham Music Club's production of H.M.S. Pinafore. She looks forward to performing in Opera Birmingham's production of Cinderella in the 2019-2020 season and Into the Woods at Samford. 

Meagan CasconeMeagan Cascone receive a BA in Theatre Arts. She spent her first year out of college touring with Missoula Children's Theatre and teaching Voice and Movement and Musical Theatre at the Springer Theatre Academy. She then continued working with the Springer Opera House as an assistant stage manager and stage manager. During that time, she was also working for the PAIR program, integrating theatre and art strategies into elementary core curriculum. Additionally, she was given the opportunity to perform in the Sprinter Opera House's Evita. She is currently the Executive Director of The President Theatre in Manchester, Georgia. 

Nikki StoneNikki Stone holds a BA in Theatre Arts and she received her MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She studied with Kristin Linklater in Orkney, Scotland, in an Intro to Shakespeare voice workshop. Upon her return to the states she was cast as Desdemona in an all-female production of Othello at SCAD. She in pursuing her acting career in Atlanta and taking improv classes at Dad's Garage. 

Lawrence WestLawrence West holds a BA in Musical Theatre. He is beginning his second year as a Senior Entertainment Host/Emcee on Carnival Cruise Lines. While on board he is in charge of hosting events and "keeping the party going." He recently covered as a Cruise Director for the Carnival Spirit out of Sydney Australia. His next ship is the new Carnival Vista heading out of Galveston, Texas.

 

2015

Madeline SainMadeline Sain holds a BA in Theatre Arts. She attended Stella Adler's Summer Acting Conservatory in New York City. She continues to act in the metro-Atlanta area and recently originated the role of Margaret Anne Sibley in the premier of Flies at the Well. In 2018, she and her partner started a non-profit theater company in her hometown. Newnan Shakespeare in the Park, a 501(c)(3) organization, hires professional artists from all over the country. Madeline was recently one of three applicants accepted into FSU’s MFA in Theater Management.

Austin-Taylor.jpgAustin Taylor received a BA in Theatre ARts. He now lives and works in Atlanta as a singer and an actor. Credits include work at Actors Express, Act 3, The Lyric Theatre music and he frequently performs at weddings and corporate events with Party ATL. He expects to release an EP in the fall of 2019 after which he hopes to return to the stage.

 

2013

Kristoffer AppelKristoffer Appel holds a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and is currently completing his graduate degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Recently, he was an ensemble member in the run of The Phantom of the Opera, with 170 performances. As a classical tenor, he signs with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation Concert Choir and the Men's Choir of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir. He also sings professionally at Holemen's Church in Copenhagen.

Austin BurnsAustin Burns holds Bachelors degrees in Vocal Performance and Creative Music Technologies and a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory. He is a member of the chamber group Sole Durato which performs unique programs throughout New England bringing comedy in collision with classical music to create unique programs audiences love, such as the ensemble's recent project, an all-original Star Wars themed comedy. Other programs include Around the World in 60 Minutes, The 3 Stages of Love, and programs that feature Neapolitan, Irish, and American music.

Cody-Smith.jpgCody Smith graduated with Bachelor of Theatre Arts in Performance & Technical Production. Since 2016, he has been a full-time employee of the Georgia Aquarium where he performs multiple roles in the production of their sea lion and dolphin shows including lighting director, spotlight operator, wardrobe coordinator, and stagehand. Cody also works part-time as a theatrical technician for the Infinite Energy Center Arena, Forum, and Theatre in Duluth. He has also worked at various venues in Atlanta such as Dad’s Garage, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Cody has had the opportunity to work on productions at the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts and he went on the road as a board operator and lighting technician for multiple Grassroots Music Festivals in North Carolina, New York, and Florida.

 

2012

Jocelyn-Martin.jpgJocelyn Martin received her BA in Vocal Performance. She worked as a performer, vocalist and dancer in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, immediately after graduation. Jocelyn then joined the award-winning international dance band Rhythm Nation in 2013.

 

2011

Jenny-Agatte.JPGJenny (Crawford) Agatte received dual BA degrees in Musical Theatre Performance. After graduating she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she got her start in tv/film by appearing in two episodes of the hit show Nashville. She has since relocated to NYC where she booked a co-star role on Evil Lives Here. Other featured roles include: Gotham, The Deuce, Madam Secretary, and various commercials. She has also performed around the city in cabarets and works part time as a singing server at the world famous Ellen's Stardust Diner.  

 

2009

Ali GriebAli Grieb holds a BA in Theatre Arts. Having spent the last several years writing and performing her debut solo cabaret show, Judge Not, at the iconic Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in NYC, Ali has moved to New Orleans. She performs in comedy clubs around the city, and moonlights as a lounge singer with her jazz trio, The Big Three-sy! She is currently writing and producing her next one woman show, and hopes to help foster and build an amazing cabaret community in New Orleans!

Julia-Jones.jpgJulia Jones received a BA in Theatre Arts. She is a full-time actor and artist in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently works at Catapult Acting Studios as a coach and instructor, working with professional actors from Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. Her clients can be seen on HBO, Disney, Netflix, Hulu, Nickelodeon, AMC, numerous films, and Broadway. Her latest acting projects include a National Cartoon Network commercial, a parody short for Funny or Die, and a pilot shot with Tony Award Winning actor Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts). She is gearing up to star opposite Matthew Barnes (Atlanta, The 15:17 to Paris) in a short film written and directed by Joe Massingill (Barry, Catch 22, Glee) which is produced by Ryan Archibald of Second City, as well as completing her first feature film. Her greatest passion is improv. She is a Mainstage improvisor and instructor at The Village Theatre (named Best Comedy Club - Atlanta Magazine and Best Improv Comedy - Creative Loafing).

 

2008

Whittney MillsapWhittney Milsap holds a BA in Theatre Arts. She has been and improv company member of Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta since 2010. She is also a member of Automatic Improv and performs improvised operas with the group ImprOper. Whittney is a founding member of The Coalition, a female led improv platform that strives to highlight other female and female-identifying artists. Recently Whittney was the Assistant Director for a Dad's Garage original work (written and directed by Megan Leahy) Ad Nauseam. She is also one of four powerhouse female improvisers in the group, Sweater Puppies, which will perform at the Improvaganza Improv Festival in Edmonton, Canada, in Summer 2019. Aside from performance Whittney teaches improf for Dad's Garage corporate clients and general public. When she isn't performing or teaching. Whittney is pursuing her acting career by auditioning for TV, film, and voice over work. It's a dream fulfilled to be part of the Atlanta creative community.

Rachael PikeRachel Pike received a BA in Theatre Arts. Over the past decade, Rachael has served in various performance, teaching and directing capacities throughout the south and northeast. She spent five years working for the State of Alabama full time, and now works as the Company Manager for Red Mountain Theatre Company, a tony-award winning regional theater located in Birmingham. She also serves on the board at South City Theatre in Pelham, Alabama, and continues to be actively involved with the area community theaters as an actor and director. 

Thomas-Waddington.JPGThomas Waddington is a member of the technical support team at ETC (Electronic Theater Controls) in Madison, Wisconsin. He works with some of the best lighting gear in the industry and is hands-on in the development of new lighting products. Tom works with professionals from Broadway to television to theme parks to startup theaters and with colleges and universities. 

 

2007

Scottie KnollinScottie Knollin received a BA in Theatre Arts. He is a freelance writer and digital marketing strategist. Since graduating, he's worked in film/TV in both Atlanta and Los Angeles. In 2018, he published his first book, A Long Way Home, a collection of short stories and essays about traveling the U.S. He recently relocated to Fargo, North Dakota, to work on his second book, BLUE. In his free time, he covers the film industry online and is a member of the Georgia Film Critics Association. He is also an active supporting member of the American Film Institute, the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. 

 

2004

John DreherJohn Dreher holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Creative Music Technologies. He serves as the Worship Arts Pastor of Faith Assembly of God inOrlando, Florida. John has executive produced and was featured on Faith Worship Arts' live recordings: Greater Things, Strong Tower and He Is Here. He is a member and clinician for WLA Inc., an organization dedicated to the advancement of worship leaders, musicians, and leaders of fine arts ministries worldwide. John continues to contract as a vocal arranger and session singer and travels as a guest worship leader, speaker and clinician.