I say this as often as I can: SETC really has been there at every step of my professional career. I got my first professional acting job at SETC, I found my graduate program at SETC, I got my first full-time theatre job at SETC, I found out I had been hired as a professor at SETC, I learned about what arts advocacy is at SETC, I served on my state’s Board of Directors because of SETC, and now I serve on the Executive Committee of SETC.
Maegan McNerney Azar | Associate Professor of Acting & Directing, Chair of Theatre Arts | Furman University | Greenville, SC
SETC and its mission continue to inspire and fuel me every year in my own artistic growth. I see SETC as a breeding ground for discussion and growth, and I appreciate the constant push for us as theatre professionals to continue exploring ideas for innovative storytelling, audience accessibility and arts education.
Kody C. Jones | Director of Education | Florida Repertory Theatre | Fort Myers, FL
All of my professional theatre contacts have come through SETC. I believe in the mission and the opportunities SETC brings to the academics and professionals in our industry. For example, Mill Mountain Theatre went through some difficult financial times back in 2009. When we were able to come back, SETC was a big part of our strategic planning to get the word out to students and the professional community that Mill Mountain Theatre was alive and well.
Ginger Poole | Producing Artistic Director | Mill Mountain Theatre | Roanoke, VA
I think the benefit of growing within SETC is enlarging your network. Not only enlarging my network, but my students’ and my theatre friends’ networks as well. I enjoy being able to connect the right people together in the arts. Because I have served and continue to grow within SETC, I have the opportunity to effect change in the areas that I serve. I am contributing to the growth and the efficacy of the organization. That fills me with immense pride.
Marci Duncan | Assistant Professor, University of West Florida | Acting Coach, Artists at Play Workshops | SAG/AFTRA Actor