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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance

BA in Theatre

BA in Theatre | Alumni

Graduates of our program have gone on to careers as actors in stage, television and film, as well as directors, writers, designers and stage managers. Many have also applied their theatre degree to professional success in a wide array of other fields. Below is a sampling of what our past graduates have accomplished.

Mike Colter (1998) is a film and television actor who had a principal role in the Oscar-winning film Million Dollar Baby, as well as appearing in Zero Dark Thirty, Men in Black 3, Salt, The Good Wife, Law and Order: SVU, ER and many other productions.


Stephen Cone (2002) is a filmmaker, actor and writer.  His original film The Wise Kids was awarded the Grad Jury Prize at Outfest in LA (2011) and the Audience Award at NewFest in NYC (2011).


Bernard Addison (1985) is a film and television actor with credits in Desperate Housewives, Castle, Ugly Betty, Weeds,  24, and many others.


Beth Bensinger Hitesman (2004) is a Creative Services Senior Producer/Writer at WSPA-TV News in Greenville, SC.


Bruce Littlefield (1989) is an author and lifestyle expert who has written in such publications as The New York Times, People Magazine, OK! and The Los Angeles Times.


Darlene Patrice Mann (1993) is a film and television actor with credits in East Side Story, Family Law and Kenan and Kel, among others.


Natalie Picoe (1996) is a film, television and video game actor with credits in CT Special Forces: Fire For Effect, Nosey Parker and Exiled, among others.


William Vaughan (2013) appeared in the Folger Shakespeare Theatre production of Twelfth Night as Sebastian.


Daniel Bumgardner (2011) was the assistant director for the 2013 Folger Shakespeare Theatre productions of Twelfth Night and Henry V.


Colleen Dobson (2012) received the Marion Smith Award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference and is currently enrolled in the MFA Costume Production program at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Abbie Isaac (2007) is a Washington, DC-based director with credits at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Folger Shakespeare Theatre and Maryland Shakespeare Festival.  She earned an MBA from George Mason University in May, 2013. 


Jillian Owens (2006) has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America and a host of other media outlets for her blog, Refashionista, in which she details her adventures in refashioning outdated clothing into hip, modern wear.


Gabrielle Peterson (2010) has been accepted to the University of Cambridge in the UK to begin Ph.D. studies in Politics and International Relations.