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Theatre Alumni

Ibi Owolabi, Class of 2015, was recently awarded the prestigious Drama League Fellowship which includes residency in New York, and work with the Manhattan Theatre Club,  Red Bull Theater, Dallas Theater Center, including her role as Assistant Director for the Tony nominated Cost of Living on Broadway

In Atlanta, she has been a Kenny Leon Fellow at the Alliance Theatre and has directed plays at Actors Express, the Synchronicity Theatre, Emory, and the Weird Sisters Project. 

Tajh Oates, Class of  2016, is the Production Manager of The Alley Theatre in Houston which is one of the largest and most well regarded acting companies in America.  He has also worked at Arizona Theatre Company, The Public Theatre in NYC, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Westport County Playhouse.  

Theatre & film alum Akil Jackson recently appeared in Ava Duverney’s Origin and the feature film Devotion, He was just awarded Best Actor in a Short film at the Mammoth Film Festival for his role in Don’t Worry About Tomorrow Behind the camera, Akil works consistently on films and series from ABC, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and WB 

Jordan Taylor recently began a fully funded program at Northwestern University where she is earning her MFA in Acting.  She will be trained by artists from the Steppenwolf and Goodman theatres in Chicago as well as become a practitioner of SoulWork.  

Peyton Rowe, Class of 2019, was just accepted to the prestigious Acting MFA program at New York University which is one of the top 3 acting graduate programs in the country.  Peyton recently performed the role of Desdemona in Othello at the Tiny Theatre Company in Atlanta where she also appeared in Romeo & Juliet and Taming of the Shrew.  Since graduating she has also worked for the Democratic Party of Georgia.  

Gabrielle Scott is spending her first season since graduating as a stage manager at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival.  She has previously worked at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Tsiambwom Akuchu MFA was recently made Assistant Professor of Dance at California State University Long Beach and has taught at Colby College and has performed at DANCENOW at Joe’s Pub in New York, and the Kennedy Center in D.C.

Bailey McClure MFA has recently been made Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at University of West Georgia.  She has been a designer in New York City for many years working Off Broadway, on Sesame Street (PBS/HBO) and the show Everything’s Trash (Freeform & Hulu)

Kristyl Tift,  PhD MFA was recently made Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at Vanderbilt University.  Her Voiceover narration of Brandy Colbert’s Blackbirds in the Sky (Harper Audio) recently won the Audiofile Earphones award for Outstanding Narration. 

Tatyana Arrington is based in Atlanta and currently works as an actress and entertainment reporter. She conducts interviews with celebrities, tastemakers, and disruptors across many industries including film, music, fashion and pop culture with such brands as Netflix, Prime Video, and Essence.

Brock Vickers is an Actor, Writer, and Producer based in the Atlanta area who has appeared in many commercials as well as acted in roles on television for Netflix, AMC, Discovery and Passionflix. Brock is a sales agent, producer and voiceover artist for Forio which produces training videos for clients such as Facebook/Meta, Harvard, MIT, University Of Michigan,University of Colorado, and Salesforce. 

Dylan Richards spent a season performing at Lost Colony theatre and has had work on Manunter on Apple TV+, Hulu Original The Girl From Plainville, and the feature film Devotion.

Kabera Higgs was recently hired at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as assistant house manager.  A position she held last year at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

Elizabeth McCooey a Senior Theatre and Biology major recently was a featured extra in several episodes of Cobra Kai on Netflix

Last updated: 3/26/2024