Casey Moulton '13 Takes the Stage at the University of Louisville

Jan 30, 2014

by Laura Hackett

When Casey Moulton graduated from Florida Southern College in 2013, he became the first in his immediate family to hold a bachelor’s degree. But the Jenkins Scholar did not stop there. After attending the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), Moulton caught the attention of numerous graduate programs and ultimately accepted a full scholarship and an assistantship position at the University of Louisville’s master of fine arts in acting program.

“I owe my current position as an MFA acting student to the experience and training I had in FSC’s theater program,” says Moulton, who obtained a degree in performance and technical theatre with an emphasis in scenic design. “This program allows– and actually forces – students to take their artistic craft seriously, as professionals. The professors always demand we take creative ownership of our work.”

At FSC, Moulton was exposed to a wide range of acting systems, including Stanislavsky, Meisner, Michael Chekhov, Laban, Alexander, Viewpoints, and Shurtleff. He also credits Associate Professor of Theatre James Beck, the department chair, for keeping students up with the newest theatre technology. “Many of my peers here at Louisville who have worked professionally in theatre still have less experience than I had at FSC.”

A native resident of North Port, Fla, Moulton has been on stage since the age of 10, but he claims he did not truly know how to act until taking college courses. At Florida Southern, he was involved onstage and offstage with nearly every production the department put on. In his last undergraduate performance, he played the part of Jack Palmer in The Boys Next Door. Other highlights of his undergraduate career include Joe Keller in All My Sons, Jack Manningham in Angel Street, and Judge Turpin in Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He was involved with FSC Vagabonds and studied theatre abroad in France in July 2011.

At the University of Louisville, Moulton is teaching an Introduction to Theatre class as part of his assistantship. Not missing a beat, he already landed a role in a University of Louisville production. In February, he will play Greg in A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia. After graduate school, he plans on moving to Chicago and hopes to pursue a career in professional acting.