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Theatre Affiliate Program Group


Membership in the Theatre Alumni Group is automatic for all graduates of the Penn State School of Theatre with no dues. The group exists to help provide connections between alumni, and between alumni and current students. The board of directors meets by telephone regularly, to discuss the group’s initiatives. In its relatively short time of existence, the Theatre Alumni Group has already been recognized by the Penn State Alumni Association for its exceptional alumni/student interaction programming. The board is currently governed by the board of directors listed below.

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The third annual STAGES event was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017! STAGES, which stands for School of Theatre Alumni Giving Experience to Students, is a day-long program where over 20 Penn State alumni and friends returned to campus for a day of master classes and one-on-one sessions with students to help them prepare for the real word. The festival has led to new experiences, summer internships, and even jobs for Penn State students and helps to fortify the student/alumni relationship within the School of Theatre. The group is hoping to do its next iteration of the event in Fall 2017. More exciting things are being discussed by the board--if you're interested in helping with something please get in touch with president Mike Karns.

Michael Karns (2011 BFA)
Robert Schneider (2009 MFA)
Courtney Cavanaugh (2009 BFA)
Kate Pappas (1997)
Jodi Stevens (1990)
Bob Clendenin (1990 MFA)
Mike Smanko (1977 MFA)
Carolyn Quinn (2016 BFA)
Molly O'Keefe
Jon Savage
Travis DeCastro
Dan Carter
Joyce Hoffman
Vice President
Student Representative
Student Representative
Faculty Representative
Director of the Penn State School of Theatre
A & A Director of Alumni Relations


Mike Karns