Over 40 NSU theatre students working professionally this summer

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Over 40 Northwestern State theatre students or recent alumni are performing across the country in professional theatre and dance jobs. The students are working in 18 different companies in 10 states.

“The NSU Theatre and Dance program is very proud of the students who are working across the nation in the professional theatre and dance jobs,” said theatre artistic director Scott Burrell. “These students take their training and knowledge received at NSU and put it into practical use. Plus, they’re getting paid for their talent and artistry which gives them the encouragement that they can make it in a tough and competitive market.”

Students earned many of the jobs based on auditions at the annual Southeastern Theatre Conference and other events.

“Even our students who stay in Natchitoches during the summer to work the NSU Summer Dinner Theatre, get a chance to hone their craft as well as make money,” said Burrell. “All the reports coming back to us from our working students has been very positive and their employers have given them and NSU many fine compliments regarding their training and professionalism.”