Haley Parker lands stage and production management internship with Pacific Conservatory Theatre

by Billy Chandler

Haley Parker of Forest City, N.C. will receive a bachelor’s degree in theatre design and production.

Haley Parker in theatre production Haley Parker's personalized experience at Emory & Henry while working on a bachelor's degree prepared her for the theatre industry.Parker will graduate with the class of 2024. “In my time at Emory & Henry, I gained the knowledge and skills necessary to push me forward in my career,” stated Parker. “I was able to grow and learn things about myself that I never knew was possible.”

Parker is grateful for the personal and professional connections she made at Emory & Henry College. “There are so many amazing people that have been there and helped me along my journey,” she said. She accredits her success to theatre department chair Dr. Kelly Bremner, former theatre professor Kevin Dudley and former McGlothlin Center for the Arts (MCA) technical director Will Hankins. “They were there for me from day one of my theatre career and I owe everything I know to those amazing humans.”

Parker’s personalized experience at Emory & Henry while working on a bachelor’s degree prepared her for the theatre industry. “My advisors allowed me to push myself and explore instead of telling me ‘no’ and stick with one path,” said Parker. “I was able to get hands-on theatre experience from people I looked up to and admire.”

Parker has a year-long internship with Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) focusing on stage and production management. As a student in the theatre department, she had summer internships and worked with Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., and she also studied abroad in England. “Wondering out in the world and studying abroad showed me that I am capable of amazing things and no matter how far I go, I will always have a support system behind me.”

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world. See our seniors’ success stories at www.emoryhenry.edu/commencement.

“Be open to trying new things; you never know what’s going to stick. Learn to lean on your peers and ask for help and advice.”

—Haley Parker ’24

Location:

Forest City, N.C.

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