Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Theatre Program
Name: Rosh Raines, Alumnus
Major: Theatre (Emphasis in Performance)
Hometown: Ohioville, PA
Fact: Since college, I have become an Ice Hockey fan!
I chose to come to Belhaven because... I was looking for a college that had reformed theology and a Theatre program. As you can imagine, the choices in both of those categories are very limited. Belhaven was the only college that met both requirements. Also, I wanted a Theatre program that specialized in the Classics like Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov. It just happened that Belhaven fit that additional feature, too.
One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven University... Is that of my professors! I love them greatly! As an alumnus, I am still in contact with many of them. They took me under their wings and taught me so much outside of the classroom as well. Whether it was Dr. Lou Campbell becoming a second father, or Joe Frost becoming a friend and mentor, or Dr. Edwin McAllister becoming an inspiration - they all taught and guided me to become a better version of myself and cultivated the hidden talents that God has blessed me with.
Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I am at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA. I have been acting in this company for four years now. Sight & Sound is a Christian theatre that performs musicals based off of Biblical stories. I greatly enjoy working at a place where I can combine my love for theatre and my love for God. That is a very rare thing in theatre! Thanks to my education at Belhaven, I have been steadily employed in my field. I also have been invited into schools to direct productions, as well as teach acting classes. This is an opportunity I never could have accomplished without my experiences at Belhaven!
One word to describe my experience at Belhaven: Life-changing