Alumni Testimonials

My experience with DCSG Theatre has given me hope that, in a time filled with so much uncertainty, I still have a place to grow and create as an artist. I am so grateful to be connected to a network of such talented, passionate artists in a way that I never thought I would be, and I cannot wait to continue working with and learning from DCSG Theatre. 

—Diana Smith, ‘20

Thank you so much for your work on the play. I am extremely grateful. In this situation more than any other one in which I’ve been: this would not have happened without you. So, thank you. 

—Sean Dance Fannin, ‘17

It was so fun to reconnect with people from college and also get the chance to work with new people too. DCSG offered a creative space in a time where the creative industry is really struggling. Moving to an online platform seems like an obvious move for our the current state of the world and DCSG are doing a brilliant job facilitating the transition.

—Matthew Cleverly, Rose Bruford, Fall ’15

My experience with DCSG was a breath of fresh air. Staring down a pandemic and a world full of things that seem to constantly fall apart, for a few weeks I got to gather on Zoom with artists I love and respect (who also happen to be some of my best friends) and create. We let theatre work its magic; we made our own world, we told a story, and, for a few hours each night, we remembered that connection, creativity, empathy, and belly laughs are the best kind of medicine. I’m thrilled to be apart of DCSG—not only because it gives me a chance to be part of a theatre community, but because it lets me work with people I never thought I’d get to share a rehearsal space with again. We’re a community that spans states and time zones, and, thanks to Zoom, we can gather whenever and wherever we like. I’m so grateful to be a member, and I can’t wait to see what else this company creates. 

—Emily Morrell, ’16

Working with DCSG has been an absolute delight; I have definitely been feeling a lack of creative outlets during COVID and getting to work with familiar faces, uplift new works, and watch multiple generations of Drama Centre come together was exactly what I needed in the midst of all this. I can’t overstate how excited I am to continue to be involved!

—Rachel Kent, ‘18

Being a part of DCSG has all the joy of being back in a rehearsal room—with friends old and new—and getting to work on exciting and challenging texts in a whole new digital format. It’s a joy.

—Darcey O’Rourke, Rose Bruford, Fall ‘17

DCSG has provided our alumni with an incredible opportunity to create art with a supportive theatre community. In my experience, I have been given opportunities to write, explore, create, and grow as both a person and an artist. I cannot wait to see what DCSG has in store for us next!

—Kaitlyn Daniel, ‘17

10/10 on actors and artist, 9/10 on experience. The only thing that could make it better would be if we could work in person!! (I know we can’t, but a girl can dream)

—Jessa DeLuca, ’19

The DramaCentre memory I cherish most is the spontaneous and irrepressible joy of the company—dreaming up shoestring productions in late-night Cowan sits, debating half-baked blackbox designs before parties, and gathering our needling, persistent drives to make good art with great people and whatever we had. DCSG inherits and reenkindles this spark. In championing new work produced entirely through online collaboration, our company provides a new creative forum to reconnect and support Centre alumni artists. Welcome back to the room. 

—Andrew Stairs, ‘14

Being a part of DCSG has felt like returning home. Rebuilding home. Packing home into a box of pixels and taking it wherever you go. There are new tools and fewer rules but the floor plan remains the same: here is room to experiment, there is room to collaborate, all around is the space to create with friends.

—Brennen Amonett, ‘19

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into my first ever virtual theatre project, but I have to say it was an absolute delight. There was so much joy shared in the rehearsal and performance space, and it was such a special experience to collaborate with alumni (some whom I haven’t worked with in years, and a few who I hadn’t worked with ever before). It was the virtual medium that actually allowed it to happen. Not only is DCSG Theatre a great way to reconnect with familiar faces, it also offers the opportunity to work with artists that, because of geography, you wouldn’t necessarily get to work with in a live space. In the uncertain times we face as artists, my experience working on a DCSG project was a bright spot of hope.

—Martha Grace Burkey Moore, ’14

It’s been so amazing working with people I know will always work to the best of their ability. It’s been a delight working with everyone and DCSG has been a bright light during this dark year.

—Joseph Long, Rose Bruford, Fall ’17

Having a part in making my friends writing come to life, and seeing my own writing come to life is so fun and rewarding. Bring able to make theatre again it’s so fun. The time requirements for each show is minimal so even if you have a busy schedule you can make it work!

—Katherine Moeykens, ‘19

Tory and Olivia have been fabulous in putting together this theater group even over the non-traditional and novel medium of being online. Every rehearsal was a fun experience that involved creative expression, hard work, and reconnecting with old friends/forming new relationships. Can’t wait to see what more is in store for this stellar theater production company!

—Shruti Ram, ‘18

What an incredible group of dedicated artists, and Centre grads to boot. It was great to not only re-engage in the arts, but get back in touch with friends from college. I feel so lucky to have been involved in a production and look forward to all the incredible content that DCSG is sure to produce in the coming months and years.

—Lex Ehrenschwender, ‘15

I am so grateful for DCSG. It felt good to act again and it felt good to connect with others I hadn’t seen in a while. DCSG was the perfect way to stay hopeful and connected, especially during the pandemic.

—Emma Hoenemeyer, ‘18

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