Meet Alyssa Cavazos

Name: Alyssa Cavazos
Track: Musical Theatre
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Mission, TX

Describe a memorable event or image in an ACU play in which you have performed, directed, designed ore crewed or one you've seen here. 
I will always remember the homecoming musical my sophomore year, but more specifically, I will remember the very beginning. I was not in the first couple of scenes so I had the opportunity to standing in the wings every night as we performed THE Les Miserables. Hearing the orchestra begin this amazing story every night was so magical for me. What an amazing experience, to do this production with my ACU family and in a beautiful theatre. I'll never forget it!

How has faith impacted your journey as an artist?
Faith and art going hand in hand is crucial in remaining grounded, in my opinion. I have grown up in a family that has always encouraged loving God, 
but it became much more of a decision I made by myself when I came to college. Having the opportunity to learn alongside wonderful students from 
professors that prepare us for the insane world of theatre with a Christian perspective has been the most rewarding thing. I truly believe in bringing 
light into the world through art. I also believe in the saying, "If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything." This means very little until you are faced with a decision about what you might do while working in theatre. I had my first experience with this last summer. Because of my training at ACU, I was able to give the director what he was looking for while also standing out as a person who has strong faith and morals.

What advice do you have for a prospective theatre major? 
Trust that, if you end up at ACU, this is where you are supposed to be. Take advantage of every theatre class you can. Have fun! College is not a time to spend competing with one another. We have our whole lives to audition professionally. This is a time to learn and make long lasting friends and connections. I'm praying for this department and all of the students to come. It has truly blessed my life beyond measure, and I know it could bless yours, too. Don't take it for granted.

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