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Austin Peay acting graduate lands yearlong Atlanta theatre internship

(Posted May 29, 2020)

Corey Finley
Finley

Austin Peay State University’s Corey Finley, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in acting this spring, has landed a highly sought one-year acting internship at Actors Express in Atlanta.

The news propels Finley toward his goal of becoming a film actor in movies and TV shows.

“I am truly excited about this opportunity,” he said. “It has been such a blessing.”

Finley hopes to learn as much as possible while working in the theatre company where he will strive to meet “lots of people and network my way up.”

“Austin Peay prepared me for the underlying fact that this industry is hard, but I have learned to keep my head up and strive for more,” Finley said. “Thank you to everyone who has been there and pushed me toward greatness.” 

The internship begins Aug. 24. 

Actors Express is one of Atlanta’s leading theaters and is helmed by Freddie Ashley, who served as APSU’s Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence and directed John Patrick Shanley’s world debut of “Five Savory Dishes” at Austin Peay last fall. 

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