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Kogod Alumni Profile


While known more for its monuments than its monumental plays, the DC-area theater scene is on the rise. Just ask Jeremy Skidmore, MBA '12, a Washington-based director and co-founder of the city’s first talent agency, Capital Talent Agency (CTA).

"I thought it would be great to apply what I was learning at American University to being involved with starting a new business," he said. "It allows me to take the classes immediately out of the theoretical and put them in the practical."

Skidmore spent months talking with the artistic leadership of Washington’s major theaters, making them aware of the agency and asking how it could strengthen their relationships with artists and improve the flow of business in the community.

After graduation, Skidmore plans to go back to directing, using the first year back to return to freelance work and process everything he learned at Kogod.