Our alumni go on to careers in a wide variety of fields, and study at some of the best graduate schools in the nation. Below is a sampling of some of our recent alumni careers and graduate education.

Alumni careers

  • Operations manager at Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Class of 2015)
  • Stage technician at VenuWorks, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Class of 2014)
  • Actor/director at Missoula Children's Theatre, Montana (Class of 2014)
  • Technical director at Westford Academy Theater Arts, Boston (Class of 2014)
  • Marketing associate at Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago (Class of 2013)
  • Education Outreach coordinator at Writers Theatre, Chicago (Class of 2012)
  • Light-board programmer at Broadway/TV, New York City (Class of 2012)
  • Studio manager at Puppet Kitchen Productions, New York City (Class of 2012)
  • Development associate at Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede, Colorado (Class of 2012)
  • Theatre arts faculty at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan (Class of 2011)
  • Freelance stage manager at Chicago (Class of 2011)
  • Touring actor at “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” New York City (Class of 2011)
  • Technical support specialist at E.T.C., Middleton, Wisconsin (Class of 2010)
  • Co-founder and director at That Toy Pony, New York City (Class of 2010)
  • Actor at Theatre at Monmouth, Maine (Class of 2010)
  • Actor at The Lucky 6, Chicago (Class of 2010)

Graduate schools attended

  • M.F.A. in design, University of Iowa (Class of 2014)
  • M.F.A. in acting, Brown University/Trinity Rep (Class of 2008)
  • M.F.A. in acting, Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Playhouse (Class of 2013)
  • M.F.A. in costume design, University of Cincinnati: CCM (Class of 2011)
  • M.F.A. in acting, Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Acting Training (Class of 2010)
  • M.F.A. in stage management, University of California, San Diego (Class of 2008)

Theatre department news

  • Creating wonder on stage

    In April 2016, the Cornell theatre department will invite an audience to turn back the clock to 1903 and join them in pursuit of a legendary Iowa monster. Read More

  • Irish musical combines campus, community

    The Cornell College Theatre Department will present the award-winning musical comedy “A Man of No Importance” Feb. 19-27 in Kimmel Theatre. Directed by Jim Van Valen with musical direction by Julia Andrews West, the production celebrates the power of theatre and the love of community by highlighting community members and Cornell alumni. Joe Jennison, marketing […] Read More

  • Theatre Department hosting 5 guest artists

    Cornell College’s Theatre Department is hosting three guest artists who are teaching courses during Blocks 5 and 6, as well as two members of a New York acting troupe in residence for a week during Block 7. With the One Course At A Time curriculum, the department regularly brings in visiting faculty experts to teach […] Read More

  • TCR play festival features numerous Cornellians

    Cornell College alumni, faculty, staff, and a student will be represented during Theatre Cedar Rapids’ sixth annual Underground New Play Festival, which runs Jan. 22 through Feb. 7. Read More

  • “The Glass Menagerie” opens Oct. 29

    The Cornell College theatre department is opening its season Oct. 29 with a production of the Tennessee Williams classic "The Glass Menagerie." Read More