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Kaeli Melin | Theatre BFA, Stage Management Emphasis
Kaeli graduated from UMD SFA in 2017
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What major[s]/minor[s] did you graduate with?
BFA Theatrical Design and Production
Where do you live these days?
East Bethel, MN
Where do you work? What kind of work do you do?
Work part time at Ragstock, also work as a freelance stage manager
How are you involved with the arts in your current community?
I will be assistant stage managing for Joseph at Bloomington Artistry
What was your favorite class or project in college?
My favorite class was my stage management class. It was super small and I had it with a few other stage managers.
How did SFA professors influence you?
Some of them were just super supportive. They would get genuinely excited whenever I would talk about my future with them
What advice would you give to a incoming Theatre student?
You know what is best for you. If you need to change your major, do it. If you need to switch advisors, go for it. There is only one person on this planet who knows what you need and that is you.
What was your favorite local Duluth hangout in college?
The Red Herring Lounge
What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you since graduating from UMD SFA?
I went camping and it made me realize that life is so short. If you are unhappy with what you're doing, change it. You may regret it if you don't.
How did you make the decision to attend UMD for school?
The campus size was perfect and it was right next to a beautiful lake.