Awards and Accomplishments
Kristin Larson • Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts co-founded Goldfinch Theatre, and recently produced and directed No Coast, an original play by Raygun’s Mike Draper that was a hit with the greater Des Moines community. In 2016, Kristin co-wrote Lost and Found, with her husband and writing partner Craig Petersen. Lost and Found was performed at Grand View for free to children from all over Des Moines; the production received numerous awards and was held for consideration for performance in the Regional V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Randy Young • After serving three years as Grand View Theatre’s interim technical director and designer, Randy was accepted to the MFA program in Scenic Design at University of South Carolina.
Carmen McDermott • Received the KCACTF Costume Design commendation for her 2017 design of Alexander Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move.
Paige Beck (2016) • Theatre Arts Major graduate, is the resident stage manager for the Pyramid Theatre Company in Des Moines
Michael Tallman (2014) • Theatre Arts Major Graduate runs Scriptease, a play reading series for Iowa Stage in Des Moines.
Elizabeth Penrose (2012) • Theatre Arts Major Graduate is a professional Stage Manager in Chicago.