Joshua Maloney

Class Year

’22

Hometown

Beloit, Wisconsin

Major(s)

Theatre

Minor(s)

Creative Writing

“Never in my life have I worked on so many shows nonstop! The diverse ways in which I’ve helped with each production have been outstanding, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Joshua Maloney, ’22

Career goal

I would love to work as an actor, director, and playwright after college. After a few years of experience, I’d like to return to my education and pursue a postgraduate degree.”

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

Professor Neil Kristian Scharnick is a fascinating and inspiring man. He dedicates himself to helping his students. He has helped me expand my knowledge and pursue incredible ideas, and I love that about him.”

Favorite class

“It’s hard to say. I find so many of my classes valuable! However, I’m currently in Costume Design, and the class environment that we create is phenomenal. The amount of fun we have, the creative expression, and the challenges we are presented with constantly have me excited to go back.”

Campus involvement

“I’m involved in plays, musicals, and everything that happens on the stage. I am constantly working on a production.”

Toughest class

“American Literary Traditions with Professor Shannon Brennan. She is one of the best educators I know and helps nurture her students while still challenging them. I’m in another one of her classes right now, and I couldn’t be more excited!”

Internships or on-campus employment

“No, but I’ve been on the lookout. A great thing about this program is that I’m able to contact my professors, and they’re very helpful in getting me started.”

Opportunities at Carthage

“Never in my life have I worked on so many shows nonstop! The diverse ways in which I’ve helped with each production have been outstanding, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Scholarships

“I received a few, but I’m most grateful for my theatre scholarship. Coming from a less fortunate home, it was nice that the Carthage theatre program truly showed they wanted me here and would do what they could to make it happen.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“I live in the Oaks, and we all live so close to each other. Being able to have that much of a connection with those living around me makes campus truly feel like home.”

Favorite spot on campus

“I love being as close to the lake as possible. It helps me think and clear my mind, which is great when the stress of college life gets to me!”

Biggest surprise so far

“The biggest surprise was how easily I was able to adapt to the culture on campus and in our department. I always felt so welcomed, and it made the transition so much easier.”

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“I’d hope that he’d be proud. I’m taking a lot of risks I wouldn’t have as a kid, and I’m truly working to make a future for myself in a relatively unstable career. I don’t think I’d have done that even three years ago. The environment here has helped turn me into that kind of person.”

Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?

“Be ready to work. Great opportunities come to those who show they can do it!”

Why Carthage?

Why Carthage?

A GREAT THEATRE DEPARTMENT

Carthage’s Theatre Department boasts great professors, classes, and experiences.

“The biggest surprise was how easily I was able to adapt to the culture on campus and in our department. I always felt so welcomed and it made the transition so much easier.”