Sage Cantu (She/They)
Meet Our 2023 Graduates
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About the Houston Senior Showcase
The Houston Senior Showcase provides a transitional opportunity for graduating Acting/Directing and Musical Theatre majors to showcase in front of the Houston Theatre Community. We’re pleased to present our graduating BFA Theatre emphasis in Acting/Directing and BFA Musical Theatre majors in their Houston Showcase hosted at Stages Theatre on May 8th at 6pm. Thank you spending time with this next generation of theatre artists.
Makayla Elissa (She/her) discovered her intense love for the art of performance at a very young age and has continued to perform ever since. She is currently a candidate to receive a BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting/Directing for Spring 2023 at SHSU. Collegiate credits include: She Kills Monsters (Lilith/Lilly), Once on This Island (Ensemble), Men On Boats (Powell), Detroit ‘67 (Bunny Understudy), Memphis (Ensemble), Antigone (Chorus), 365 Plays 365 Days Hole Cycle (Writer). She’s very excited to enter the professional landscape of theater and to continue to follow her art wherever it may take her.
Sharif Goodlette is a native Houstonian who has a love for all parts of theatre! When they’re not in the shop building sets, they’re on stage soaking in the lights. Credits include Marcus in White Card (Fade To Black-The Match), Link in Detroit 67', Peter in The Pavilion, Swift Mark and Ramon in All in the Timing, Guy in "in a word" And Ensemble in Sonnets for an Old Century (all at Sam Houston State university). Looking to the future they are looking to audition for shows and theatres in the Houston area and applying for scenic technician jobs as well.
Abigail Faith Langlais
Rachael Lund was raised in Springtown, Texas where only her dreams were big! She found her passion for performance in 2014 and since then her professional credit includes: A Doctor In Spite of Himself (ensemble). In addition to performing, Rachael also loves to film ASMR videos, Paint, and spend time with her cat, Broccoli! After Graduation (December 2022) Rachael plans to pursue a career in performance wherever it takes her. You can find Rachael on her Instagram @Rachaelannalund
Brandon McCormick (He/Him)- is from Lubbock Texas where he fell in love with theatre. He has than pushed himself to learn all aspects of theatre starting from on stage all the way backstage. He has been an Irene finalist the past 2 years in the KCACTF region 6, as well as worked under Penelope Hasekoester as a Teacher Assistant for her Improv class. On Brandon’s free time he loves making a good latte at work. Brandon’s credits include: 365 plays/ 365 days (Editor/ensemble Sam Houston State University); Airness (Shreddy Eddy Sam Houston State University); The Swan (Swan Sam Houston State University); Treasure Island (Jim Hawkins Paris Junior College). Brandon plans to Pursue a career in Performance and hopes to make mini families at any institution he is invited to! You can check out Brandon’s Instagram: @classic_Brandon. Photo by Cara DeGaish
Joshua Mcmahan (He/Him)
Gabriel Mullen is an actor in the Houston area from Alba, Texas (if you know where it is, I’m impressed). Professional Credits include: It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Male Swing, A.D. Players in Association with Carolina Creek), and White Card (Wally, Fade to Black Theatre Festival at the Match Theater). Gabriel’s collegiate credits include: Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin); Airness (Facebender); Memphis (Mr. Simmons); Jump (Hopkins); No Exit (Garcin); and The Fantasticks (Henry, The Actor). In addition to performing, Gabriel loves editing films and video, photography, and writing poetry! After graduation, (May 2023), Gabrielplans to pursue a career in performance, directing, and writing (wherever they may be). You can find Gabriel’s poetry and photography on his Instagram @gabethebabymullen, and everything else is on his website: https://gabriellawrence200.wixsite.com/mysite
Lily Newsom has been a lover of the spotlight since before she could walk, so what better career for her than showbusiness! Collegiate credits include Antigone (Ismene) and 365 Days/365 Plays (Mrs. Lincoln/ensemble). She is currently on track to receive a BFA in theatre with an emphasis in Acting and Directing for Spring 2023 at SHSU. Upon graduation, Lily is excited to enter the professional world of theatre and become characters she could only dream of.