Why SMU? Got a tour from the head of the theatre department! What I do on campus? Acting, hair, makeup, dance, singing/choir, choreography—I’m involved in every SMU production. My best trips? To London, London, London! Also to Italy, Paris, Scotland, and Ireland. My goal? To become a name you remember. :)
Guys and Dolls – a video diary I made to document getting ready for a SMU show, specifically G&D. Hope you enjoy.
As I said in my last post, this is audition season! This weekend, I traveled to Madison, Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Theatre Auditions. I was the only one who went from SMU, so I had myself a little adventure. It didn’t start out very well. I had to leave after rehearsal to drive the 2 … More >
Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when actors are running around the country to audition after audition. This weekend, myself and four other theatre majors (two technicians and three actors) went down to Chicago to audition for graduate schools at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. We were lucky enough to be able … More >
One of the big draws about the Saint Mary’s Theatre program is that as a Junior, your first semester is required to take you to London. (Oh Darn!) One of the unique things you get to do there as a SMU Theatre Major is you put up an actual performance…IN LONDON!! The director, Gary Diomandes, … More >
We just finished putting on a great production of Playboy of the Western World, an Irish folk drama this last weekend. It was so much fun! I played the Widow Quinn which was a tough role, but I think I was able to pull it off decently. After a run of four days, we struck … More >
As you saw at the end of my last post, I had decided that I wanted to be an actress. This came as quite a shock to my parents who were both science majors (agricultural science and computer science). So, they took me to see a “life councilor”. I think they hoped that I would … More >
My name is Joanna Mills. I am a 21 year old theatre major/dance minor at Saint Mary’s University. I am originally from a rural town in western Illinois called New Boston. I have a wonderful mother, an amazing father, and a handsome baby brother who has towered over me since he was 15 (he’s now … More >