Danai Gurira, class of 2001

The Theater and Dance Department is enormously proud of our alumni. They are professional actors, choreographers, dancers, designers, directors, playwrights, producers, scholars, screenwriters, and arts teachers leading distinguished careers in major cities of the United States and around the world.

It is especially rewarding for us that Theater and Dance students have easy access to alumni’s work at major performance venues in the Twin Cities. In turn, our alumni enjoy meeting current students, and are generous with their time and their own networking capabilities. They stay connected to Macalester and often return as guest artists to our campus.

Aditi Brennan Kapil – Writer, Actress, and Director aditikapil.com
Adrienne Nelson – Actor, Dialect and Acting Coach adrienne-nelson.com
Faye Price – Co-Artistic Producing Director, Pillsbury House Theatre 
Gwyneth Shanks – Assistant Professor in Theater and Dance, Colby College
Jack Reuler – Artistic Director, Mixed Blood Theatre
Kate Bredeson – Associate Professor of Theatre, Reed College
Macelle Mahala – Associate Professor of Media X, University of the Pacific
Mandi Masden – Actor and Writer mandimasden.com
Paul Whitaker – Lighting Designer, Theatre Consultant at Schuler Shook paulwhitakerdesigns.com
Rachel Bernsen – Choreographer, Performer, Dance Educator, and Alexander Technique teacher rachelbernsen.com
Roy Gabay – Broadway and Theatre Producer and General Manager
Sha Cage – Actor, Public Speaker, Curator, and Teacher, Twin Cities