Friends of Theatre UNI Scholarship
For nearly four decades, the theatre’s support group, the Society of Theatrical Angels, Gallivants, and Enthusiasts, Incorporated, has donated scholarships to students in theatre. In 2013, S.T.A.G.E., Inc. became Friends of Theatre UNI. The organization supports many projects for the theatre, including guest residencies, receptions, and equipment. Funding for the scholarships is derived from the membership fees for the organization. The organization’s Board selects the scholarship recipients through a competitive application and interview process.
2014-15 Friends of Theatre UNI Scholarship Awards:
A senior at UNI, majoring in Communication & Theatre Education and minoring in English, Nathan Jorgensen aspires to student teach in the Midwest and in pursuing graduate school.
At UNI, Nathan has been cast in productions such as: She Stoops to Conquer, The Yellow Boat, Die, Claudius!, and has been Assistant Director in Bat Boy: The Musical and Lysistrata. He has worked on the Stage Management team for Merchant of Venice (BEACH!), Guernica, and Mad Forest. Also, he has worked on various stage crews such as Light Board Operator and Sound Board Operator, and in the Costume and Scenic Shop.
He has been a member of APO-TAP since his freshman year and has served on the board as Treasurer for the past two years. He has recently directed UNISTA’s production of How I Learned to Drive. For the fall 2013, Nathan will Assistant Direct The American Way of Eating and is currently working as Thespian Festival Student Coordinator for the 2013 Iowa Thespian Festival hosted by UNI in November.