OBU Theatre Alumni

Career opportunities abound in professional theatre including repertory companies, performing arts centers, regional theatres, touring companies, dinner theatres, film and television, and children's theatre. The entertainment and recreation industries are also viable career options for the theatre grad.

OBU's Theatre Department is proud of the success our graduates have found, not only in some of the nation's top graduate programs, but also working in professional organizations. In addition to graduate school, many OBU Theatre Department alumni have gone on to careers in stage management, acting, playwriting, and education. Designing careers are popular with our graduates as well, whether scenic, costume, makeup or lighting design.

Our graduates are working, or have worked, professionally in the following organizations:

  • Sight and Sound Theater, Branson (dresser; deck crew; hair/makeup stylist)
  • Playwright Center, Minneapolis (workshop stage manager)
  • Park Square Theater, St. Paul (soundboard operator)
  • Wichita Symphony (patron services/box office/administrator)
  • Walt Disney World (entertainment technician)
  • Steppenwolf, Chicago (stage manager)
  • Tennessee Women's Theater Project (acting)
  • Wayside Theatre, VA (acting)
  • Film Industry (makeup designer)
  • Olney Theatre, Washington DC (asst. stage manager)
  • Celebrity Attractions, OK (box office manager)
  • The Shakespeare Theater, Washington DC (acting)
  • Playhouse on the Square, Memphis (stage manager)
  • Passages Exhibit, OKC (costumed docent)
  • Wayside Theatre, VA (production stage manager)
  • Pollard Theatre Company, OK (acting)
  • Swank Audio Visuals, Austin, TX (director)
  • Leavenworth Summer Theatre, WA (acting/costumes)
  • Playhouse on the Square, Memphis (costume shop supervisor)
  • The Kennedy Center, NYC (acting)
  • National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Washington DC (teacher)
  • Actors Repertory Theatre (director)
  • Dallas Theatre Center (Stage Manager; lighting intern)
  • Seaside Repertory Theatre, Seaside, FL (production stage manager)
  • Shakespeare in the Park, OKC (acting; box office asst.)
  • Olney Theatre, Washington DC (asst. costume designer)
  • Alley Theatre, Houston (acting; dramaturg)
  • AD Players Theatre, Houston (acting)
  • Lexington Children's Theatre (acting intern)