Senior Spotlight: Lucy Callendar

Posted on June 16th, 2022 by

Lucy Callendar is an Honor’s Theatre and Spanish double major from Grand Marais, Minnesota. In the fall she will be attending graduate school at the University of Texas. Professor Larissa McConnell says that “Lucy started in the costume shop completely unaware that she was going to excel at costume technology. She grappled with the concept for a while until she realized that this was indeed her passion – even though I could see that she was a natural and may have mentioned it a time or two. She is an amazing young woman who has inspired my teaching in so many ways.”

We asked Lucy a few questions about her time at Gustavus and experience in the theatre department.

What will you miss most about theatre at Gustavus?
LC: “I will miss the coziness of the costume shop. “nm

What’s a favorite memory you have from your time in theatre at Gustavus?
LC: “When we were doing Into the Woods, I helped Lillian with a 4 second quick change from the old witch to her younger self.”

How have you grown in your time at Gustavus?
LC: “I actually remember the names of all the hand stitches now.”

What do you look forward to most about life after Gustavus?
LC: “I am excited to see how other costume shops work and learn from more people!”

What’s one piece of advice you’d give high school students considering Gustavus?
LC: “It is easy to double major or take other classes you are interested in. You don’t have to pick just one track!”

What has been your proudest moment in your time at Gustavus?
LC: “When I finished Eliante’s costume for The Misanthrope”

What is the most interesting class you’ve taken at Gustavus?
LC: “Advanced Costume Techniques”


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