Molly Lovell is a sophomore Theatre Major from East Bridgewater, MA.  She is considering adding a minor in one or more of the following areas: Philosophy, Education and Peace and Justice. 

What was the first experience that influenced you to pursue theatre?   

I was always very lucky to have been brought to the theatre as a child, but the first show that made me fall in love with theatre was a production of The Music Man, which was directed by my uncle Jim and starred my uncle John as Harold Hill. My uncle Jim ran a theatre company that offered a summer program and I played Nemo in a skit based on the movie Finding Nemo when I was 7. (I know, super adorable, right?) My family has always been very supportive of my love for performing.

Mike Oggiani is a Junior Theatre Major with a second major in Education. He's from Berkshire County, Massachusetts and says "it's the western part of Massachusetts that people from Boston think is California". 

Why did you select Saint Michael's College?

I chose SMC because, while I had visited other schools during my college search, my visit to St. Mike's stood out more than the others.

From Screenplays to Student Affairs: Kevin Butler Rejoins the Wesleyan Administration

October 28, 2016, by Gili Lipman, News Editor

By day, Assistant Dean of Students Kevin Butler’s door in North College is always open to students, but in the evenings, if Butler is not attending a campus event or spending time with his family, he can be found acting, writing, or watching his beloved Baltimore Ravens hit the gridiron.

Lindsey Baldwin is a senior ('17) from Albany, New York with a double major in Theatre and Visual Art. She is currently designing the visual art and multi-media design for the mainstage production of Ophelia.   Meet Lindsey: 

How do your two majors compliment each other?  

I think my visual art major has given me a lot of transferrable skills when I'm designing for theatre.

Pat Cornacchio is a junior Theatre major and Global Studies minor from Salem, MA. He has a variety of interests and skills in theatre which showcase his versatility as an emerging artist.  He is currently the dramaturg for the SMC mainstage production of Ophelia: A Different Perspective on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. 

What made you select the Saint Michael's College Theatre program when you were looking at colleges and universities?

I actually did not intend to do theatre when I selected St.

OWEN FREEMAN is a sophomore Theatre major from Portland, Maine.  Last year he was featured in the Saint Michael's College productions of The Crucible and A Midsummer NIght's Dream.   Currently, he is playing Laertes in the fall mainstage production of Ophelia:  A Different Perspective on Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

Emma Drennen, a sophomore from Philadelphia, PA, was recently recognized for Excellence in Acting by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her role as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Saint Michael's. She is currently playing Gertrude in our original production of Ophelia - A Different Version of Hamlet by William Shakespeare. 

Meet Emma:

My major is in theatre, and I am working on declaring a double major in French.

Professor John Devlin received the Saint Michael's College Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Award for 2016.  This is a prestigious award given to one faculty member annually at the Convocation.  Here is part of the citation read at the ceremony:

John Paul Devlin has a distinguished record of artistic scholarship since joining Saint Michael’s College in 2001.

Every other year the Theatre Department offers TH 101 Life in the Theatre.  This year we have twenty students enrolled, most of whom are Theatre majors.  This semester we will have guest artists visit our class: professional actors, designers, directors and working artists in the field of stand-up comedy, technical theatre and musical theatre.  Students in Life in the Theatre will be able to interview these artists about their career choices and their artistic process.
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