A minor in theatre offers you the opportunity to receive formal performance training, production experience, and an overview of the theatre as a tool of cultural exchange and advocacy. The curriculum consists of basic aspects of production, history, and play analysis. Our program embraces theatre as a humanizing force that draws strangers together, challenges stereotypes, builds community, cultivates compassion, and provides perspective. The program celebrates what we can all do together, and creates an environment that embraces inclusion, adventure, risk, and respect.
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B.A., Santa Clara University; M.F.A., American Conservatory Theater
Peter Friedrich is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California. At Millsaps he has directed As You Like It, The Tempest, and Taming of the Shrew, alongside a continuing series of original works written and performed by students, faculty and staff. Off campus, he has directed similar pieces at The Goodman Theatre’s Alice Lab, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the federal penitentiary in Yazoo City. He has acted for the Lincoln Center Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Saturday Night Live, and Sesame Street. He spent five years teaching and directing in Iraq, for which he received ACT's Contribution to the Field Award.
B.A. in Theatre, Alabama State University; M.F.A., Louisiana State University
Birmingham, Alabama native Yohance Myles received his BA in Theatre from Alabama State University and MFA in Acting from Louisiana State University. In addition to his many roles at Jackson’s New Stage and other equity theatres, Myles enjoys a growing career in television and film, having already acted alongside Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Paul Walker, Katherine Heigl, and many others. He currently stars on OWN’s Network Queen Sugar as D’Andre, and recently appeared on the FOX TV series, Shots Fired, as Leon Grant. He played the lead attorney in the 2017 feature film Created Equal, directed by Bill Duke with Lou Diamond Phillips, Gregory Alan Williams, and Aaron Tveit. Guest starring TV roles include Blue Bloods and NCIS: New Orleans. Recurring appearances include Containment, Into the Badlands, The Originals, and Common Law. He is the founder and director of “The Being Within” Actor’s Studio Sessions, and enjoys spending time with his wife Kimberly Morgan Myles, his daughter Bella Grace, and son Jackson Myles.