Outstanding Graduate in Theatre Arts Neco Pacheaco
Tell us something that stands out from your experiences at Western
Some of my most memorable experiences at Western happened while traveling and performing across the US and Canada with the Dead Parrots Society improv club. DPS has been a wonderfully supportive and fun creative community to be a part of, especially in the last 3 years.
Who are mentors that helped you succeed at Western? What did you learn from them?
Jim Lortz taught me how important it is to show gratitude to those who have helped and supported me. Nat Reilly taught me more than I know how to express in words. Kristen French taught me how easy it is to care for others if you simply chose to.
I am now back in my hometown of Minneapolis, MN spending time with my family and working remotely for Bellingham’s wonderful community center The Max Higbee Center. In the future I plan to work in integrated Theatre and Performance settings with folks of all ability types.