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Senior Spotlight: Jacob Hanenberger

November 2013

Hometown: Fort Madison, IA

Major: Theatre. With minors in art and management

Previous SAU Productions:
You Can't Take it With You
A Midsummer Night's Dream

What was your favorite role, and why?
Donald in You Can't Take it With You. It was wonderful to work with all of the alumni. It was an amazing learning experience.

What is your favorite play/musical and why?
War Horse. I saw it in London and it was a really great.

What drew you to the Theatre and when?
I started getting involved in theatre in ninth grade by acting. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and pretending to be someone else for a while.

What will you miss the most about the SAU Theatre department?
Kris Eitrheim's suspenders.

What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation I plan to stay in Davenport for a while and then move home to Fort Madison. Who knows what will happen after that.

Who inspires you?
The playwrights. Their work fascinates me.

What is your favorite memory of the Theater?
My favorite theatre memory would have to be going to London in March of 2013 with Kristen Jett, Amanda Kochanny and Cory Johnson. Seeing all of the plays and experiencing the culture was very exciting.

Any words of wisdom or advice for future Theatre patrons?
Take advantage of every opportunity you can. It goes by so fast and there are so many things to get involved in.

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