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  • Ashlyn Zunker
    From Stage to Screen: A Student’s Journey into Filmmaking

    Theater student juggles the rigors of school and a job on set.

    G.H.O.S.T. Unit Takes Theater to New Dimensions at Southwestern

    What happens when you start a devised theater project with three Southwestern University students and the Anton Checkov play, The Cherry Orchard? You end up with a nationally recognized production called G.H.O.S.T. Unit: The Live Event.

  • James Venhaus '91 faces the camera in front of outdoor scenery. He is wearing a striped shirt and glasses.
    The Tale of a Playwright

    James Venhaus ’91 details his story as a published playwright and fine arts educator, sharing wisdom based on his real-world experiences with the theatre industry for the benefit of current and future Southwestern theatre students.

  • Jasmine Thomas '12 is depicted teaching. She is wearing a black shirt with a name tag, golden earrings, and glasses. Behind her is a yellow shelf with a globe sitting on top of it.
    Theatre in the Classroom

    Jasmine Renee Thomas ’12 shares her past experiences as a Southwestern theatre student and how they set the stage for her personal and professional development as an educator.

  • Christi Rodriguez Cottrell ’98
    A Lawyer’s Appeal for Theatre

    Christi Rodriguez Cottrell ’98 shares how her background in theatre has become an asset for her career in law.

  • Photo by Carlos Barron
    SU Exports “The Fall of Don Swan” to Scotland

    “Texas Beauty Pageant Murder: The Fall of Don Swan”

  • Rachel Hancock ’14
    Painting for a Cause

    Southwestern alumna Rachel Hancock ’14 uses her abilities to help a community she loves.

  • Hollywood Sign
    Writing Dreams into Reality

    Television and film writer Samantha Montgomery McIntyre ’97 looks back at how SU shaped her vision for a creative career, and how chasing dreams in LA led to creating her debut feature film, Unicorn Store.

  • Susan Slagle Rogers ’83
    From Southwestern to Hollywood

    A panda who becomes a kung fu master. A snail who wins the Indianapolis 500. These underdog stories have been big hits for Hollywood. They have also helped establish Susan Slagle Rogers ’83 as one of the animation industry’s most talented producers.

  • Carlie Sulpizio ’13 with community members of Burkina Faso, Africa. 
    Great Unexpectations

    Carlie Sulpizio ’13 reflects on her serendipitous path as an SU anthropology major, a Peace Corps volunteer, and a global-health researcher.