Talent in the Making

Talent in the Making

Boulder Colo., native and theatre aficianado Elizabeth Carian has found a host of opportunities to pursue at Saint Mary's, all while enjoying the ability to take the classes she wants to take. The religious studies and theatre major says that Professor John Fotopoulos has been helpful in her study of the Bible. “Having been in Catholic school for thirteen years, I have taken a lot of Bible courses,” says Elizabeth. “However they were always teaching me what the stories were—not why or when or how. Professor Fotopoulos’ class actually taught me what I wanted to learn.”

In addition to her classes the sophomore participated in a long list of activities her first year, including being in the multicultural mentoring program as both a mentee and a mentor; acting in the theatre production, Lend me a Tenor; acting in the musical Candide; providing a voice in A Case of Belonging; participating in the Women’s Choir; and helping out behind the scenes with lighting, props, sets, sound, and stage management.

Elizabeth hopes to work in theatre after college. In the meantime she is honing her skills at Saint Mary’s. “I’ve been in theater almost all my life and hands down Candide was the single best and most professional production I’ve ever been in,” says Elizabeth. “The way the cast, crew, director, choreographer, and designers worked together to make this play as amazing as it was is awe-inspiring.  I will have memories from this show that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”