Last Call: Chantel Whittle

As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2012 up and leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things the class has been up to. To this end, we are (re)starting a series, Last Call, featuring seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain here.

Then + Now

People might know me as… the loud girl in the Ratty; the girl who sings “Mary”; Chantel “muthafuckin” Whittle

Brian’s question: After you graduate, what are your back-up plans?… Rude… I’ll probably stay in Providence and work for a year. Do some local theatre. Hang out. MAKE MONEY TRICK.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… bringing more people of color into the theatre community and the spaces we (#)occupy. This includes Rent  [Ed: a Musical Forum show Chantel directed last spring] and TPOC in the Upspace [Theater People of Color].

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… at a show or an a cappella concert. (Let’s be honest.)

The best class/professor at Brown is… it’s got to be a three way tie: Kym Moore — Acting Outside the Box (TAPS); Spencer Golub — 20th Century Western Theatre (TAPS); Samuel Zipp —The United States Metropolis: 1945-2000 (URBN)

Three things you wish you knew freshmen year… The Ivy Room is great all the time, every time. Get Flex 460 from the jump. Don’t be surprised if he’s gay (most times he will be).

Ratty vs. V-Dub? Ratty. RATTY RAT UNTIL I DIE.

One thing you wish you had done… allowed more room in my schedule to explore other interests. I locked myself into theatre and a cappella very quickly and have loved every second of it. Looking back however, I would have loved to join a company like New Works/World Traditions or a literary magazine or something like that.

After graduation, you plan to… work in marketing and/or development for a theatre company or otherwise. If I want to make theatre, I have [to] get people to see it and get money to pay for it.

Next up: Ralanda Nelson
Chantel’s question:
Do you love this shit?
Are you high right now?
Do you ever get nervous?

[Editor’s Note: If you don’t understand the question, see this]


  1. Brittaney Check

    These posts make me embarrassed to have graduated from Brown…

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