Junior Major Moments: Theatre Major Caitlin Alvarez on Her Most Memorable Class and an Apprenticeship

Caitlin poses at a stadium.

Today we speak to Caitlin Alvarez, a senior Theatre major from Dallas, TX. Caitlin is an on-campus resident who lived in 114 Victoria during her junior year at Rowan. 

Theatre major Caitlin poses at a stadium.

Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes? 

I’ve had so many amazing moments in my classes, but I think the most memorable overall was my Acting 1 class sophomore year. Professor Michael Dean Morgan is a terrific teacher and mentor, and I’ve learned a lot from him in the two years we’ve worked together.

What is the most amazing or interesting ​thing you’ve learned in your major this year? 

I’m definitely a lot more confident now than I was in my freshman year or even sophomore year. This year I was able to let go of a lot of my insecurities and understand myself and my body much better, and a lot of that came from the classes I took. 

Theatre major Caitlin poses with members of her theatre company.

What pre-professional experiences are helping to support your growth?

Last summer, I did an apprenticeship at Barrington Stage Company, which helped me grow tremendously. I got to understudy a role in a professional show and work with lots of professional performers, directors and musicians. It helped me realize not only that a career as a theatre artist was very much tangible, but that I was capable of a lot more than I had previously thought I was.

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Story by:
Rachel Rumsby, rising sophomore communication studies and public relations double major