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Elan McCollum ’08

Jan Arbaugh ’07

Alesandra Sandin ’07

Amanda Bird ’07

Emily Ellithorpe-Luker ’07

Shadavia Jones ’10

Merrilyn Lewis, advancement

Sam Rush, Theatre


What do you do at Smith?

Production Coordinator for Theatre Department,
and Producing Director for New Century Theatre, a Smith Summer Program.

How many years have you been at the college?

16 years.

What is your busy season?

The beginning and end of each semester is the most busy time. April is a gauntlet of activity.


Who gets the most face time with you?

At work: staff colleagues in the theatre department and our theatre majors. At home: my kids.

What are you reading now?

Lots of plays for New Century Theatre's 2007 season.

What is your favorite movie?

Too many to choose just one, but here are three: In the general, all-round, good movie category, Grand Canyon; current favorite, Prancer; favorite classic, In the Heat of the Night.

If you suddenly had two hours of free time, what would you do?

If the weather was good, probably hike outside. If the weather was bad, probably cook something.

What is your favorite wall hanging at home?

My father's etching of our family.

Do you vote?

All the time. Twice, if I can get away with it.

If you could live during any period in time and in any place, when and where?

I would have loved to see some of the Group Theatre in action in New York during the ’30s.

Who does the work around your abode?

My wife and I share just about every chore imaginable -- except maybe home repair and car care (that's me).

Is there any time in your life you wish you could do over?

Heck, working at college makes me wish I could do college all over again. I would be much more daring in the courses I would take. I would have done more internships.

What did you do before you came to Smith?

Actor, director, graphic designer.

What single piece of advice would you give to graduating Smithies?

Single practical advice: don't get married for at least five years. Give yourself time to explore the world. Single inspirational advice: Stay involved in what excites you even if you have to volunteer to do it.

12/19/06   Compiled by Eric Sean Weld
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