Story in the College of Arts & Sciences
Randee Garber '08
Alumna's hands-on experience putting on a show leads her to pursue an acting career in Hollywood.
Randee Garber knows how powerful it can be just to have your story told. As a research assistant for theatre and dance associate professor Barb Fraser, Garber interviewed dozens of victims of sexual assault for the play "Can't Thread a Moving Needle," to be staged at SCU during the 08-09 academic year.
"I learned so much from all who shared their very personal, touching stories, with me," says Garber. "Dr. Fraser's play will be just the key to helping victims everywhere know that they are not alone."
Professor Fraser specializes in what she calls "people's theater" -- creative, fictional works based on interviews with real people that focus on controversial social topics. Students assist her in doing research, conducting research, and help brainstorm script structure and pacing.
Garber is an actor and writer now pursuing her career in Hollywood. "Both the communication and theatre departments gave me enormous guidance about my career," she says. "Hopefully, now all my studies and hard work will pay off."