Many theatre art grads are working in theatrical professions and many more are applying the life skills that they learned at Concordia to all sorts of interests.
We have a 2011 grad who is the box office assistant manager for a large group of theatres in Minneapolis. A 2005 grad is the educational director at the local community theatre. We also have a 2000 grad who has made it big, acting on the popular TV show “Mad Men.” Countless other grads have continued their theatrical study in grad school.
Rachel Honz '14
Music Teacher at Eastwood Elementary School in West Fargo, N.D.
Vocal Music Education Major; Theatre Art Minor
Concordia was the perfect place for me, where I could dive in and make the most of every opportunity as I pursued my passions in music, theatre and kids. It all culminated into an unforgettable senior year, during which I sang in The Concordia Choir, performed in a musical and Shakespearean play, and student-taught music at an elementary school.
Alan Bjerga '95
Global Foods Writer and Co Host; Instructor, Georgetown University
History and English Literature Majors
The TV spot’s in five minutes, and I’m in makeup, and that’s how my life is still like being on a Concordia theatre stage.
Rachel Brady '11
Project Manager, Books for Africa
Sociology and Theatre Art Major
I think that postgrad life is all about figuring out how all that one discovered in college translates to the real world. For me, it’s been about attempting to meld my interests and my college experiences into tangible potential vocational goals.
Hannah Holman '11
Managing Director and Core Company Member, Savage Umbrella Theatre
Theatre Art Major; Music Minor
Concordia Theatre taught me that the way things have been done in the past isn't necessarily the only way or the best way. I discovered art and ways of making things that I didn't even know existed. Now, I am part of a collaborative theatre company that strives to engage artists and audience in relevant social conversation by producing contemporary new works.
Marija Reiff '03
Pursuing Ph.D. at University of Iowa
Theatre Art, English and Music Major
Concordia Theatre was instrumental both in giving me the performative experiences I needed to improve my craft, and the intellectual experience to grasp the importance of theatre and art. Furthermore, my liberal arts education at Concordia enabled me to have multiple careers – professional actress, professional singer, theatre educator and English graduate student.
Jordan Green '10
Freelance Lighting Designer, GreenLight Designs
Theatre Art Major; Studio Art Minor
The theatre program prepared me for both graduate school and my freelance career by providing me with both the real-world skills and art needed to work as a lighting designer and the liberal arts background to understand the significance behind each production.
Hannah Wehlage '14
Marketing and Public Relations Intern, Actors Theatre of Louisville
Theatre Art and English Major
Concordia pushed me to never give up on my dreams and to reach for the gold. I took a risk and now I have a yearlong internship at a Tony Award-winning Theatre Co. with an international reputation. I am so grateful and can't wait to see where the next step leads!