Careers and Graduate Success in Theatre

Augustana Theatre

Recent graduates have moved into a variety of career options using their theatre majors:

  • Jenna Hyde '15, Stage Management Intern at B Street Theatre in Sacramento, California
  • Matthew Stoffel '15, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Monstrous Little Theatre and Creative Content Specialist at 9 Clouds in Sioux Falls
  • Grant Hooyer '13, Marketing Representative at The National Theatre for Children in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Matt Cook, 12, Production Manager/Technical Director, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Bob Wendland '10, Ass't Director of the Husby Performing Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Jacinta Sutphin '10, Actress in California, Front of House for Shotgun Players in Berkeley, California
  • Sean McCain '09, Freelance AEA Stage Manager in New York
  • Amanda Berg '05, English and drama teacher at Harrisburg School District 

In addition to following your passions and talents by growing as a theatre artist, you’ll develop the following traits and qualities to help set you above your competition in the job-market:

  • Increased oral communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving abilities
  • The ability to work cooperatively
  • The ability to work independently
  • Time-management skills
  • Increased personal initiative
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • Enhanced adaptability
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • A healthy self-image
  • Self-discipline
  • Dedication
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-confidence