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Class of 1974

Paul Pape and Jesse Goins Class of 1974

Returned to talk with current students on April 8, 2011


 Career and education options are numerous for theatre students. Graduates have successfully pursued graduate degree programs while others have gone on to rewarding careers as educators and theatre artists.

Extraordinary Results

"SUNY Brockport's Department of Theatre provides a healthy balance between the practical and the theoretical; between the study and the implementation of your art in a supportive and creative environment."

Markus Lukus, '94 member of the Japan-based bilingual comedy duo Black Cheese

Romeo and Juliet
Markus Lukas as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet

What do Brockport Theatre Graduates do?


Alumni who graduated after 2000:

Enrolled in Graduate Schools including: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Georgia, The University of Ohio, SUNY Albany, University of Connecticut

Director of Production, Pilobolus Dance CompanyPhoto: Maggie Magalita


Assistant Technical Director at the Actors Theatre of Louisville

Performer in Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas, NV

Technical Director Slippery Rock University

Operations Manager, Orlando Shakespeare Festival

Member of SAG, doing part time acting and modeling in Los Angeles, CA

Co-Founder of TYKES Theatre Company, Rochester, NY

Free Lance Stage Manager, Los Angeles, CA

Founder and Member of Nuts and Bolts an Improv troop in Rochester, NY

Now on tour doing Sound with Barry Manilow

Toured doing Sound for Prince

Assitant Stage Manager at the Eastman Opera, Rochester, NY

Acting TYKE'S production of Rapunzel

Summer Internship at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival as Stage Electrician, Lighting and Sound

As an Extra in Ocean's 12, with George Clooney filmed in Las Vegas, NV

Written Secret Lives and Peas which is being performed as part of a Festival of One Acts for ETC, Everybody's Theatre Company Lecturer in Theatre at SUNY Albany

Stage Manager for TYKEs Children's Theatre in Rochester, NY

Acting in The Diary of Anne Frank at Pendragon Theatre is in Saranac Lake, NY


"At SUNY Brockport, students learn how to learn - a key element in creating a solid career in theatre. The program consistently graduates unique individuals by balancing the development of solid technique with that of natural characteristics and talents inherent in each distinct student. It is what every undergraduate program should be."

Michelle Malavet, '95, New York set designer

Scene Design by Michelle Malavet

Alumni who Graduated before 2000:

Attended the Actors Studio, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Wisconsin, Roosevelt University and many others

Broadcast/Live Audio Engineer at ABC Television

Actors in Television, Stage and Film

Photo: Piece of My Heart

Production Manager, Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA

Costume Designer at New World School of The Arts Miami, FL

Stage Electrician working on Mamma Mia at the Manually Bay Hotel in Las Vegas

Special Effects Costumer for Cirque Du Soleil, Las Vegas

Former Secretary for the Theatre Department at SUNY Albany

Freelance Equity Stage Manager

Technical Director, Dupex Cabaret, NYC

Chair, Department of Speech and Theatre Arts and Artistic Director of the Viking Theatre Grand View College, Iowa

Theatre Faculty at Union College, NY and Point Park College, PA


"The foundation I was able to build at Brockport has sustained me through my 30 years as a professional actor. My credits include Soldier and Robo Cop, and prime time television work in The Greatest American Hero, Hill Street Blues, Dhrama and Greg and Mad About You."

Jesse Goins, '74 professional actor

Internet Movie Database listing for Jesse Goins 

Jesse Goins 

Alumni we want to hear from you. Let us know where you are and what you have been doing since you left SUNY Brockport.



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Last revised June 26, 2012