Stephen Boyhont '14
“The most experience you can get in theatre is being in shows or attending them. It’s a lot of hard work, but you get so much experience and you make lifetime friends.” --Stephen Boyhont
Stephen Boyhont is quite a funny character. No really--he is. The Lititz, Pa., native gets to do what he loves most—make people laugh—as a theatre major at Elizabethtown College. His first year, he landed roles--usually comical--in all three main stage productions at the College, as well is in the annual Shorts Fest. And, sometimes, he forgoes memorizing lines and, instead, enjoys ad-libbing as a member of Mad Cow, the on-campus comedy improv group.
Stephen, who is also majoring in Professional Writing, loved the warmth he felt when he first toured E-town.
“Someone told me once that during my college search, I’d ‘just know’ when I found the right campus. That happened for me when I came to E-town. It was this wonderful home feeling—welcoming and friendly; I loved that.”
Stephen packs quite a bit into his academic and extracurricular life. In addition to Mad Cow, he’s an honors student, vice president of ALLIES, vice president of Sock and Buskin (an acting club), plays intramural soccer and works on campus, either at Dining Services or Learning Services. Even with all of these commitments and his regular classes, the blossoming actor finds the time to audition, rehearse and perform in campus productions.
“It’s a lot of hours and takes up a lot of free time, but you become really close with the cast and crew,” he said. “The most experience you can get in theatre is being in shows or attending them. It’s a lot of hard work, but you get so much experience and you make lifetime friends.”