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2010 Jamal Douglas

Jamal Douglas ’10

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival was one of the best experiences that I have had since coming to Arcadia. It was great to collaborate with theater artists from other universities and to train with some of the best in this field.

The festival helped me to bond with my classmates and professors because going through the experience together really proved how awesome we are and how much we support one another. Arcadia was one of the only universities at regionals to have three students named Irene Ryan semifinalists, and many of us were cast in staged readings as well. I really learned how great our training at Arcadia is.

Upon graduation, I plan on staying in Philadelphia to pursue a career in acting while continuing to teach youth and teens in various communities, something I was involved in this past summer at Northwestern University. There I was a faculty associate for the National High School Institute for Theatre Arts (Cherubs) assisting in acting, voice and movement classes while teaching my own improvisation and hip-hop dance course. I also will continue to work with Camp Our Time, a theatrical camp for kids who stutter in New York, and I will continue to train and travel to keep my craft fresh and new.

  • Acting Major 
  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Region II Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Ensemble Acting
  • National Selection Team Fellowship by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
  • Irene Ryan Scholarship Semi-finalist

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