Commencement interviews

Mark Ostow

Mark Ostow

Eddie R. Brown III, MFA, acting, School of Drama View full image

How did you discover theater?

I was in eighth grade. I didn't want to take P.E., and I went in and told my guidance counselor I had acute bronchitis and I needed something else. She said the only thing open was drama. I said, "OK, I guess I'll try out drama class."

The Drama School seems very demanding.

It was arduous -- we called it "Jale" -- but it really paid off. I feel like I have the stamina to succeed, not only the physical stamina, but the intellectual and artistic stamina.

Are you sad about leaving?

It's time to spread my wings and do my thing.

Have you lined up any work?

Almost. I have to fly back to L.A. for a pretty big audition.