Backstage: Pro Actors Return to College at Theater Emory

This week, artistic director Janice Akers sat down with Jaime Lin Weinstein of Backstage.com to discuss the unique opportunities Theater Emory offers professional actors:

Leave it to one of the country’s leading teaching institutions to convince professional actors to go back to college. Well, sort of. At Theater Emory in Atlanta, Ga., Emory University’s resident professional company, “undergraduates work alongside professional theater artists in an atmosphere that is adventurous and intellectually stimulating,” as artistic director Jan Akers explains. “In the past three seasons, Theater Emory has hired approximately 345 pros in the areas of performance, design, stage management, and tech; in that number, approximately 130 were actors.

Read the article in full here.

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