Weeks before her graduation, Jillian Haughey already had landed a promising position in theater.
Haughey is the new prop designer at Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre. She says a couple of other theater companies have expressed interest in hiring her, too.
Haughey is confident the skills she honed as a theater student at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College have prepared her well.
“While at Perimeter, I learned exactly what I needed to learn, and I’m ready to go and start a new path, a new way of learning.”
Haughey, 25, will graduate from Georgia State’s Perimeter College May 11. She fell into acting after breaking her wrist in high school. Previously, she had spent her time outside the classroom as a passionate soccer player. But when broken bones led her from the field to the stage, she felt at home right away.
Her commitment to theater continued at Perimeter, where Sally Robertson, associate chair for the Fine Arts and Humanities Department and theater arts advisor, says Haughey excelled at everything she tried, whether acting in or serving as a paid sound designer for student productions.
“Jillian is always ready and willing to try new things and jump into the creative process, even if she is totally new to that subject,” Robertson said. “We could count on her to show up, learn the process and do something amazing every time.”
Haughey has considered going on to pursue a bachelor’s degree, but for now, her plans are to focus on working in the theater world.