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From Sculpting to Stand-Up Comedy, MSLCE Student Reimagines Her Career in the Arts

By Amy A. Ross Allison Riddle has long intuited her life would revolve around the arts; however, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that she even imagined a career in comedy. Riddle attended Eastern Michigan University, and during that time she developed her skills as a sculptor using non-traditional materials like fabrics and

After Working for Oprah, MSLCE Student Decides to Pursue Theatre

By Amy A. Ross Seth Zimmerman decided it was time to go back to school after about a decade navigating the media and entertainment industries with professional success, but without the personal satisfaction he longed for. A life-long theatre aficionado, Zimmerman was involved in theatre in high school. However, when it came time to pick a field

Second City Outreach and Diversity Director on Comedy: ‘There is room for everyone’

By Amy A. Ross When Dionna Griffin-Irons began to pursue a career in acting and writing, the future she envisioned for herself in the creative industries had little to do with social activism and its intersection with art and entertainment. However, as her career developed, she inevitably found herself putting on a large and proud “diversity