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The foundations of a degree in theatre—creativity, discipline, teamwork, and empathy—will serve you well in a variety of fields. Check out this survey from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project to see all the amazing ways arts grads are using their degree.

We have graduates performing, designing, directing, and producing across the globe. We also have graduates who used their theatre degree to launch careers in business, science, education, law...you get the picture.

Success On and Off the Stage

We have graduates performing, designing, directing, and producing across the globe. We also have graduates who used their theatre degree to launch careers in business, science, education, law...you get the picture.

Alumni Snapshots

Alexandria Crawford '16

Alexandria Crawford '16

MFA Acting student, Northwestern University

As a Theatre Arts and English major, Alexandria’s Rollins community included artists from all walks of life: “I was inspired to find my own creative voice and artistic practice.” She’s a member of Northwestern’s inaugural MFA acting cohort, selected by Tony-winning director, Anna D. Shapiro.

Justin Garrone '03

Justin Garrone '03

Lighting Designer & Artistic Director

Justin has designed for multiple Super Bowls and the World Series of Poker.

Mallory Gladman '10

Mallory Gladman '10

Musical Theater performer, Dance teacher & choreographer

Mallory started her career dancing in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast show while still at Rollins. She’s traveled the world dancing on cruise ships, served as a Dance Captain off-Broadway, and now teaches, choreographs, and records music in Vancouver, Canada.

Lyndsey Goode '12

Lyndsey Goode '12

Account Manager for a web design firm

Lyndsey draws on her stage management background every day: nerves of steel and creative problem solving.

Suki Lanh '14

Suki Lanh '14

Creative director for in-house ad agency & Teaching artist

Suki creative directs and writes commercials for an in-house ad agency. She also teaches screenwriting at the University of Miami and writes, teaches, and performs comedy throughout South Florida.

Olivia Matthews '15

Olivia Matthews '15

Playwright

Olivia completed her MFA at Ohio University, won the 2020 Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award, and just completed a Writers’ Room Fellowship at Sesame Workshop in NYC.

Courtney (Miller) Reynolds '03

Courtney (Miller) Reynolds '03

Transportation Consultant

Courtney works with reThink, a program of the Florida Department of Transportation, to inspire people to use public transit, carpools, and bike to work.

Peter Ruiz '15

Peter Ruiz '15

MFA acting student, Indiana University

Rollins prepared Peter for their MFA by ensuring they were informed about the world beyond theatre: “The curiosity fostered in a liberal arts environment makes us more interesting humans, which in turn makes us more interesting actors.”

Alexandria Vazquez '10

Alexandria Vazquez '10

Costume Shop Manager & Freelance Designer

Alex took her degree from Rollins to an MFA program, and then to designs at Lexington Children’s Theatre and Florida Repertory Theatre. She returned to Central Florida in 2018 and joined the team at Orlando Repertory Theatre!

Alumni Profiles

Christopher Fitzgerald ’95 Makes Broadway History

Christopher Fitzgerald ’95 Makes Broadway History

The three-time Tony nominee originated the role of Boq in Wicked, played Igor in Young Frankenstein, Ogie in Waitress, and was the first actor to play both male leads in Chicago. Read more on Rollins360

A Tough Act to Follow

A Tough Act to Follow

A year after graduating from Rollins, Kathleen Capdesuñer ’17 followed a prestigious directing fellowship to New York City, where she helped direct Hollywood heavyweights at the Big Apple’s largest nonprofit theater. Read more on Rollins360

The Artrepreneurs

The Artrepreneurs

As a theatre major, David Cohen '02 built a unique type of resilience. Now, his Manifest Distilling has gone from startup status to selling its organic spirits across the state. Read more on Rollins360
Tales of a Female Comedy Writer

Tales of a Female Comedy Writer

Janis Hirsch ’72 has worked with Bill Murray, been fired from the same gig as Larry David, and written and produced award-winning shows like Murphy Brown, Frasier, and Will & Grace. Read more on Rollins360

Dramatic Drive

Dramatic Drive

Decorated playwright Beth Lincks ’75 traces her success to lessons learned both on and off the stage as a Rollins theater major. Read more on Rollins360
What I’ve Learned: Sally Albrecht ’76

What I’ve Learned: Sally Albrecht ’76

The music and theater double major reflects on a prolific career in choral music and her commitment to the next generation of performing artists at Rollins. Read more on Rollins360
The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit

Looking back on a dream career that blended a love of art and theater, award-winning costume designer Maggie Delgado ’75 found the ideal mix of motherhood and showbiz. Read more on Rollins360
Coming Home to Our Town

Coming Home to Our Town

Peg O’Keef ’81 returns to the Rollins stage as the lead in the Thornton Wilder classic. Read more on Rollins360
From Rollins to Hollywood

From Rollins to Hollywood

Oscar-nominated actor and star of Hitchock’s Psycho, Anthony Perkins ’54 hitchhiked from Rollins to Hollywood to land his first role.
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