Meet Our Students

Meet Our Students

Students at Carroll are offered a very personalized experience; tailoring their academic program to their skills, interests, and the fields they want to grow in. Carroll students are encouraged to expand their current skill set beyond what they already are comfortable in; actors trying technical aspects, technicians designing, it's your choice when you come to Carroll. Four of our students are featured below. All of them are invested in more than one department and are very busy people.


Syd MammanoSyd Mammano - Stage Manager | Prop Master 

Theatre (M) / Psychology (M) / Sociology (m)

Syd is a junior from South Jordan, Utah. She began by acting and assistant stage managing during her freshman year, and then was promoted to stage manager her sophomore year. 
 
I'm lucky enough to get both sides of theatre: the technical and the acting! I love both of them and when I'm not doing one, I'm most likely doing the other. Or both at the same time.
Syd started acting in high school but wasn't serious about pursuing theatre in college. That all changed when she was enrolled in Theatre Appreciation class with Kim Shire as her professor and volunteered as backstage crew for Urinetown. She made friends and fell in love with the art of theatre. 
 
I got sucked into this crazy world and I would not have it any other way. I have met some of my closest friends through theatre. They are my home away from home.

warren wolcottWarren Wolcott - Sound Designer | Master Electrician

Communications (M) / Theatre (m) / Computer Science (m)

Warren is a senior from Moscow, Idaho.  After graduating from Moscow High School where he was head of auditorium tech and video yearbook, he came to Carroll college where he quickly became involved with the Flex Theatre.

By the end of his first semester he adopted many of the responsibilities of Sound Designer and designed for She Persisted, and has since designed sound for The Laramie Project and The Little Mermaid, and served as Assistant Lighting Designer for Laramie.

My experience in Laramie was that I was excited to see people's reaction to it, it certainly was really refreshing seeing people react the way they did.

Outside of the Flex Theatre, Warren has had the opportunity to work on several independent film sets; he has been the grip/gaff as well as the boom operator for the short films Ebb & Flo and Evie & Seth, both directed by Stephen Alan Seder.


Tom TrangmoreTom Trangmore - Actor

Theatre (M) / International Relations (M)

Tom Trangmoe is a junior at Carroll College. Through his high school and community, he has primarily worked in theater for several years. Some of his more notable performances include portraying Mr. Horace Vandergelder in an adaptation of Hello Dolly, Lysander in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', and taking on the role of Edgar Allan Poe in a biographical play titled Tell Tale.

I was essentially pressured into theater by my math teacher in high school; she threw a script on the table in front of me and told me to start reading. Since then, it's been an amazing ride, and now the opportunity to perform with a college-level group of talent takes it another step up.

He has also met with representation in Los Angeles and was cast in a small comedy showcase at a gala event under Scott Calcagno while in the city.

The performance arts in general are definitely both my guilty pleasure and my never-ending chore. No substance, item, or concept on Earth thrills like an eager audience anticipating a good show.

You'll be able to find Tom in other places around Carroll such as under a sousaphone in the Pep Band, behind the podium on the Talking Saints debate team, and in the Honors College seminars.


Lily HoelscherLily Hoelscher - Actor

Spanish Education K-12 (M), Theatre (M), Anthrozoology (m)

 
Lily is a sophomore from Baker City, Oregon. Before enrolling at Carroll College, she was homeschooled, which gave her the freedom to be very involved in community theatre year-round. Her notable roles include Captain Hook in Peter and Wendy, Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and a double role as both Mrs. Teavee and Mrs. Bucket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Since coming to Carroll, she has had the opportunity to take two theatre production classes, and has also participated as an actor in She Persisted: 2019
 
 
I have had such an amazing time broadening my theatre experience at Carroll. The skills I learned in Stage Makeup and Corsetry have made me really excited to keep exploring and embracing more aspects of theatre.
Lily is the sort of student who wants to embrace everything and learn everything. While she is primarily an actor, she has learned that she also loves sewing and design. She loves gaining new skills, and is invested in finding out more about the world.
 
At first I wasn't planning on diving into theatre so quickly in college. My professors and classmates have all been so encouraging and welcoming to me, and their passion is contagious. I'm so glad to be part of this.