Ohio University

Search within:

Graduating Senior: Jasper Uldrich

Graduating Senior: Jasper Uldrich

Jasper Uldrick
Hometown: Greenfield, OH 

B.F.A. Production Design and Technology, School of Theater 
Graduating spring 2022
With a Certificate in Diversity Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

What are your next steps or plans for the future? 

I am starting a year-long contract immediately after graduation with The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County in Bellport, NY. I will be acting as Wardrobe Supervisor for the full season, including shows such as Head Over Heels, The Little Mermaid, The Cher Show, The Wedding Singer, and Clue. 

What was your ah-ha moment at OHIO—that point where you said to yourself, “I’ve got this!”?

I always had nonstop support from my professors and knew they believed in my ability, but it wasn't until this past semester while working as wardrobe supervisor for The Great Comet when I had a fellow student tell me they believed in my direction, that I finally believed it myself. Seeing my peers trust my decisions and in turn trusting that they will follow my direction was my "I've got this!" moment.

Why did you choose OHIO? 

I chose OHIO because I loved the atmosphere of the university when I toured in high school. After looking into the School of Theater I decided it was the place I wanted to spend the next four years. 

What was the hardest hill you had to climb?

The hardest hill I had to climb was imposter syndrome. We went into lockdown right as I was getting into the nitty gritty classes in my major, and then once we started learning to make theater again, I was thrust into positions of power and felt as though I hadn't earned them. This isn't true, as I have a resume of proof that I have worked hard over the last few years, but convincing myself that I had earned it was the hardest part. 

What are your favorite OHIO memories?

My favorite OHIO memories are going to see shows I hadn't worked on and seeing the art everyone around me is creating. 

What’s the one thing you would tell a new OHIO student not to miss?

Don't miss out on getting involved! Even if joining a club isn't for you, watch a show, see a gallery. You never know what could happen.

What is something valuable (knowledge, skills or experience) you are leaving OHIO with, as you enter your professional career? 

As I enter my professional career, I am leaving OHIO with more confidence in myself and my abilities, and more trust in the universe that things will work themselves out.