Two recent GVSU Theatre graduates have been accepted into prestigious Master of Fine Arts programs. Chad Marriott (BS, Theatre, 2015) and Cody Robison (BA, Theatre,
2015) will begin their graduate work in the Fall of 2015.
Marriott will enter the Master of Letters/Master of Fine Arts in Shakespeare and Performance (MLitt/MFA) at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. MLitt/MFA students learn, direct, and perform in the authentically recreated Blackfriars Playhouse, benefiting from the college’s partnership with internationally acclaimed American Shakespeare Center and combining academic and applied aspects of Shakespearean theatrical studies. He visited the American Shakespeare Center in the Fall of 2014 as part of the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 Bard to Go program.
Robison will be pursuing his Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Acting at Wayne State University. A three-year program of intensive practical training, the central component of the Wayne State’s program is frequent performance, production and management under professional conditions at the Hilberry Theatre. This highly selective program awarded him full tuition and a generous stipend of over $16,000 per year.