UGA’s theatre program brought Caroline Caden to UGA. The senior from Marietta has performed, directed and stage managed productions from cabarets to “Young Frankenstein.” Caden, who has designed lights and worked on publicity for shows, performed in “Young Frankenstein” and “The Tall Girls” with UGA Theatre and in ABBAret cabaret, “Homecoming: A cabaret,” “Broadway Backwards” cabaret and “Homegrown” cabaret with Next Act, shares some details of their amazing student experience:
What is the favorite class you’ve taken?
My three favorites have been:
- Dramaturgy taught by Fran Teague
This class gives you the opportunity to discover history in a new way as well as develop your own project. I received CURO funding for my upcoming project, “Queer Space,” an LGBTQ+ walking tour of Athens, thanks to Fran’s assistance and encouragement in this class. Fran is my favorite professor because she loves to see her students follow their passions and helps them blossom into who they want to be.
- Women in Performance taught by Marla Carlson
The content is everything in this class. Learning about women pushing the envelope in theatre, specifically in performance art, made me think about what I have to say and why I create art. I am extremely inspired by the content and am working on a play that I wrote initially for this class.
- Southern Garden History taught by Cari Goetcheus
I loved it so much and knew nothing about plants or gardens beforehand. Now I have a garden of my own and great knowledge about landscapes. Historic preservation is so cool, and it encompasses the very ground we step on.