Well, I studied theatre in college. In fact I have a B.A. in theatre from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. I must admit that the time I spent in the theatre was the best time of my life.
I primarily acted, though I do have some ability as a sound designer. I originally majored in mass communications. On a fateful day in my first semester in school, a friend suggested I try out for a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. I attended the auditions, and luckily was cast as Caliban.
The rest as they say is history. I got thouroghly hooked, and changed my major the next semester.
For me the enjoyment wasn't so much the thrill of acting as it was the community of the others students in the department. In high school I was a bit of a weirdo, and in the theatre department I felt a bond and kinship with people that accepted me for me for the first time. I didn't care what the production was, so long as I could hang out with my new friends.
For the record, I played Jack in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Volpone in the play of the same name (which I would recommend as torture for any hammy actor), Bottom in Midsummer Night's Dream, Banquo in Macbeth, Bernie in Sexual Perversity in Chicago, among other smaller roles in other shows I can't remember.
Over time, many of the older members of the department graduated, and we underwent a complete faculty change over the course of three years. A strange air came over the department, and the usual weird theatre politics got far more intense. Screwing faculty members became commonplace, so I slowly faded away to other pursuits, mainly working for the school newspaper where I became a film critic of some reknown.
I wouldn't trade my college years for anything, and for the short while that it lasted, I loved acting and making productions happen.