For junior theatre major Haley Fusia, her study abroad trip will involve traveling through the streets of Prague, tasting traditional Czech fare and also performing in the world premiere of “The Vision of Čapek.”
Her career has spanned broad horizons including directing off-Broadways plays, teaching both at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and Georgia College, as well as co-founding a theatre company called Washington Women in Theatre, which strives to give voice to new women playwrights.
Elizabeth Coleman met the world-famous producer of Broadway shows and films, including “The Lion King,” in New York City at the Amsterdam Theatre. She told him her ultimate goal was to be on Broadway, and during their 45-minute conversation, he offered her tons of advice.
Aside from their day jobs of designing and building scenery for the many performances through the Department of Theatre this semester, the group also took on a community-based engaged learning project.
Joelle Etheridge has taken part in all 18 performances of “The Nutcracker” at Georgia College.
Most theatre performances take place on a grand stage with lights, a complete set and a backstage for costume changes. A cast of Georgia College students traded in the norm to bring their craft off main stage and to children in central Georgia.
Dr. Karen Berman, chair of the Department of Theatre, and her husband wrote the play “The Mystery of Mucha,” which students will perform at several venues in the Czech Republic. It focuses on Alfons Mucha, a Czech art nouveau painter and decorative artist.
After serving as an intern on the Netflix original television series "House of Cards," senior Madison Junod took over the lead casting position.