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Q&A Spotlight with Carolyn McCalley ‘17

The Arts Management Program has an interesting way of connecting past arts experiences with future professions. Take, for example, recent alumna Carolyn McCalley ‘17. Though she was involved in various productions during high school, McCalley never considered the theatre as a potential career outlet until she discovered the Arts Management Program.

“I came to CofC as a Spanish major,” McCalley says. “But I took an Arts Management class because I had never heard of anything like it.” The introductory class piqued her interest and led to a freshman year internship which allowed her to “gain more information about the field as a whole.”

From there, she immersed herself in the Charleston arts scene. These experiences eventually opened the door for a move to Washington, D.C., where she now works at Studio Theatre, one of the city’s premier homes for contemporary stage productions.

To learn more about Carolyn’s experiences at the College of Charleston and with Studio Theatre, check out our Q&A below:

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