CMU Showcase 2021

May 24 – 30

Registration is open and available below!

What is Launchpad?

Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s annual Showcase presents ‘Launchpad’, a virtual series of networking events and programs for graduating students to meet and learn from industry professionals.

Launchpad aims to provide students with that crucial first introduction to industry communities and serve as a platform to spark interactions for all who attend now and in the future.

Join us to celebrate the class of 2021 as they launch into their respective careers.

Special thanks to the New York, West Coast, Chicago, Pittsburgh and South East Drama Alumni Clans for their ongoing support of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama graduates.

Student Programs

Monday, May 24

Programming Day with NYDAC 

INVITE ONLY. Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s New York Drama Alumni Clan (NYDAC) has programmed an all-day schedule of topics for graduating students that includes discussing life in New York City, the state of the industry amidst COVID, navigating the work / life balance. Featured sessions include ‘NY Minute’: where students speed-network, meeting one on one with 20 industry professionals from outside of the CMU network.

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 25 – 26

Programming Day with WCDAC 

INVITE ONLY. Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s West Coast Drama Alumni Clan (WCDAC) has programmed two full days of panels and programming for graduating students. Programs will include an “Options Mixer” and more.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 27, 5 – 9 PM EST

CMU Launchpad Kickoff Party

BIPOC Hour, 5 – 6 PM EST
Kickoff Party, 6 – 9 PM EST

Start the weekend off with a blast! This online networking event provides an opportunity for the CMU alumni network and industry professionals to mingle. Stop by to join CMU faculty and staff in welcoming the graduating class of 2021.

Friday, May 28, 2 – 4 PM EST

Graduating Students Mixer

INVITE ONLY. CMU graduates will join other graduating students from peer university and college theater programs in this event which features shuffled breakout rooms to connect with fellow grads and grow their networks. Attendees include Howard University, CalArts, VCU, USC, University of Michigan, Boston University, Emerson, University of the Arts and more.

Friday, May 28, 6 – 9 PM EST

Mixer with Chicago, Pittsburgh and South East Drama Alumni Clans

This online networking event provides an opportunity for the CMU alumni network and industry professionals to mingle. Stop by to join CMU faculty and staff in welcoming the graduating class of 2021. 
 

Saturday, May 29, 7 – 9 PM EST

Mixer with NYDAC

This online networking event provides an opportunity for the CMU alumni network and industry professionals to mingle. Stop by to join CMU faculty and staff in welcoming the graduating class of 2021.

There will be a special pre-event for graduating students to meet their NYDAC alumni contactsAlumni contacts are a resource to graduates as they make their transition into industry.

Sunday, May 20, 8 – 11 PM EST

Mixer with WCDAC

This online networking event provides an opportunity for the CMU alumni network and industry professionals to mingle. Stop by to join CMU faculty and staff in welcoming the graduating class of 2021. 

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