alumni theatre

As a School of Theatre alumnus, you’re an important part of the history and legacy of our school. Your work and experiences are integral to the fabric of the School of Theatre, setting the example for the students following in your footsteps today, and helping craft a legacy of artistic and technical excellence in the dramatic arts.

We want to stay connected to you, no matter where you are in your life, your career, or the world. Have important news to share with your Theatre community? We want to hear about it. Submit your news via the CVPA News Form. Keep up with us on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

You know more than anyone how rich, diverse and rewarding an education the School of Theatre can provide – and you know just what it takes to keep the show going. We’d love for you to consider becoming a UNCG Theatre Angel, to help our rising young artists and technical talents fulfill their dreams of a life in the arts. We offer convenient, secure, tax-deductible options for one time donations. To make a donation, visit our online portal and select “Theatre Angel Fund” as your designation. You can donate any amount, but if you donate $50.00 or more, you will become a Theatre Angel and will gain access to exclusive benefits. Click here for more information about becoming a Theatre Angel.

Of course, one of the best ways you can show your support is to attend School of Theatre productions. You know our reputation for challenging, accomplished dramatic productions, and our commitment to a full slate of diverse, engaging works. See our current schedule of upcoming productions.

If you want to say hello, share your thoughts or ideas, John Poole, Director of the School of Theatre would love to hear from you! You can reach him at (336) 334-4112 or email him at

No matter where your journey takes you, you’ll always be a valued member of the UNCG School of Theatre family. We hope to hear from you soon!



Notable Alumni and Contributers

The School of Theatre recognizes annually outstanding alumni whose careers represent a distinctive contribution to the School of Theatre in the form of advocacy, support,

Visit this link to nominate someone for the UNCG Distinguished Service reward, Alumni Excellence Award, Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, or Young Alumni Award.

Joseph Forbes Joe Forbes, Founder, Scenic Arts Studios, the premier scene painting studio for Broadway shows.

The company has painted more than 300 Broadway shows including The Prom, Tootsie, The Band’s Visit, School of Rock, Carousel, Hello Dolly.

Hugh Hysell, Tony Award winning producer, marketer, actor, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
Bonnie Becker, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design & Theatre Technology (1976)
Susan E. Mickey, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costume Design (1977)
Chris Chalk, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (2014)

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