Regan Humphrey '08 was a very active member in the theater program at Randolph. From playing Bilbo Baggins in Middle School to serving as the Upper School Thespian Troupe president in her senior year, Regan tried it all.
In addition to serving as a troupe officer, Regan also held leadership positions with the Alabama Educational Theatre Association, helping to plan and execute the Alabama Thespian Festival. Regan was also in the cast of Randolph’s first mainstage festival performance. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds was one of 12 shows across the country chosen to be performed at the 2008 International Thespian Festival.
After graduating in 2008, Regan went on to earn her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College and a master’s in special education from Vanderbilt’s Peabody School. She is currently an elementary special education teacher at the Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville.
Of her time in Randolph’s theater program, Regan says, “I gained innumerable skills that have helped me in my career and in life. I learned to be a confident public speaker, to improvise when needed, to collaborate effectively, and to take direction gracefully; I apply these skills every day.”
"I learned to be a confident public speaker, to improvise when needed, to collaborate effectively, and to take direction gracefully; I apply these skills every day.”
While Regan’s current job is not in the arts, she continues to participate in the arts as a patron and supporter. “I also engage my students in arts activities,” says Regan, “and have previously taught drama.”
When asked if she thought her time in the arts was beneficial to her, Regan responded, “In addition to all of the skills I acquired, I became more comfortable in my own skin and developed some of the most important friendships of my life.”
Do you know an arts alumnus who would like to share their Randolph experience? Please contact Connie Voight. We are looking for former students from all disciplines: theater, music, and visual art.