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THE THEATRE SCHOOL SHOWCASE
AARON ABRAMS (BFA, Acting, „01) is in Amelia, the Amelia Earhart biopic starring
Hilary Swank, where he plays her eccentric pilot Slim Gordon. He is also in the romantic 1001
by Jason Grote
comedies At Home, by Myself... with You and The Twelve Men of Christmas opposite directed by Carlos Murillo (Faculty)
Kristen Chenoweth. He will also be in the film The Chicago 8, now in post production. He 10/2-10/11/09, (previews 9/30 & 10/1)
also plays the role of Donovan Boyd on the upcoming ABC drama Copper.
A Raisin in the Sun
NANETTE ACOSTA (BFA, Costume Design, „90) is the Costume Shop Manager for the by Lorrain Hansberry
Seattle Children‟s Theatre, and runs a design business called Mud Flap Grrrl Designs directed by Phyllis Griffin (Faculty)
2/5-2/14/10, (previews 2/3 & 2/4)
available on Etsy.
APRIL ADAMS (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, „02) is in her first year in the Masters in Electricidad
by Luis Alfaro
School Counseling program at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. She is an administrative/ directed by Lisa Portes (Faculty)
research assistant at Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, part of the Jacobs 4/16-4/25/10, (previews 4/14 & 4/15)
Thieves Like Us
JOHNNA ADAMS (BFA, Acting, „95) is the sales support manager for the Tillinghast by Edward Anderson
business of Towers Perrin in Manhattan. Her play Sans Merci won the 2009 Riva Shiner adapted by Damon Kiely (Faculty)
directed by Kimberly Senior (Adjust Faculty)
Award. She invites you to visit her website. An ensemble piece to be performed by MFAIII actors 5/14-
5/23/10, (previews 5/12 & 5/13)
ROB (ZENCHELSKY) ADLER (BFA, Acting, „99) teaches Spolin-based Acting workshops
in Hollywood, CA, and an Improvisational Acting class on Sundays. For more info, email
SpontaneityTrain@aol.com or call 323/394-8307.
GREG ALCOCK (BFA, Theatre Studies, „01) is the Senior Director for the NYU Child FOR FAMILIES AND YOUNG AUDIENCES
Study Center, the nation‟s leading institution for research, prevention, treatment of child
and adolescent mental health and learning disorders. by Louis Sachar, adapted from his novel
NARDA ALCORN (BFA, Production Management, „92) teaches at SUNY Purchase in directed by John Jenkins (Faculty)
10/27/09 – 12/5/09
NYC, heading the Stage Management Program
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
THEONI ALDREDGE (Costume Design, GSD) designed the costumes for the national by William Shakespeare
tour (currently in Houston, TX) of the revival of A Chorus Line. adapted and directed by Catherine Weidner (Faculty)
1/12/10 – 3/2/10
GREG ALLEN (Faculty) is the founding director of The Neo-Futurists, ORIANA FOWLER
(BFA, Theatre Management, „05) is the development director and PHIL RIDARELLI (BFA, Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Acting, „87) is in the cast of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, at The Neo- by Salman Rushdie, adaptor TBA
directed by Damon Kiely (Faculty)
Futurarium, open run. 3/30/10 – 5/22/10
TERRY AMY (BFA, Acting, „82) runs a reading program for Daycare and Head Start
Centers in the Pasadena, CA area. She also continues her work with Flights of Fantasy,
an LA based theatre group that does children's productions through libraries, schools and NEW DIRECTORS SERIES
similar programs. The Pillowman
by Martin McDonagh
HEDVIG ANDER (BFA, Costume Design, „84) invites you to visit her website (it‟s in directed by Jenn BeVard (MFA, Directing, ‗10)
Swedish). She has started her own line of women‟s clothing; the 1st collection is in stores 11/6-11/15/09, (previews 11/4 & 11/5)
in Sweden and Portugal. The Three Musketeers
by Alexander Dumas, adapted by Ken Ludwig
CHRISTIAN ANDERSON (BFA Acting Program, „95-‟97) invites you to visit his website. directed by Stephen James Anderson (MFA, Directing,
CLAUDIA ANDERSON (Faculty) invites everyone to visit her blog about voice/speech ‗10)
2/12-2/21/10, (previews 2/10 & 2/11)
and The Theatre School.
GILLIAN ANDERSON (BFA, Acting, „90) is in the film Moby Dick with Ethan Hawke,
William Hurt and Donald Sutherland. Gillian will produce and star in a movie based on the NEW PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES
life of famed journalist Martha Gellhorn. Gillian and David Duchovny starred in The X The Civic
Files: I Want To Believe sequel directed by series creator Chris Carter, written by Frank by Patrick McLean (BFA, Playwrighting, ‗10)
directed by Sandy Shinner
Spotnitz. Her upcoming films include No One Gets Off in This Town with John Hurt and
Brenda Blethyn; Boogie Woogie with Alan Cumming and Charlotte Rampling; and The
Smell of Apples with Julian McMahon. Gillian did nine seasons in her Emmy award-
winning role of Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files, now in syndication. Her official website WORKSHOP SERIES
SARAH ANDERSON (MFA, Acting, „07) shot a www.coupons.com commercial and viral Box Office: (312) 922-1999
Remember that alumni are eligible for a complimentary
DARIN ANTHONY (BFA, Acting, „93) is directing Sidhe, Road Theatre Company, North ticket for any of these shows, subject to availability. Call
the box office, and identify yourself as an alum to reserve
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and friends of The Theatre School Syzygy Theatre Group.
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Submissions, inquiries, ANDREA ARTHUR (BFA, Playwrighting, „05) is the executive director of the Theatre League of
comments and letters are South Florida. She is also the South Florida Region Representative for the Dramatists Guild
welcome and should be ERICA ARVOLD (BFA, Theatre Studies, „91) produced the winning video in the Organizing for
addressed to: America Health Reform Video Challenge. There were nearly 1000 submissions. You can view the
winning video here. Congratulations, Erica! Erica heads Plumcot Productions in Charlottesville, VA
TSNews for film and television endeavors.
The Theatre School
DePaul University ANNA ASHLEY (BFA, Stage Management, „09) is a Backstage Manager on the Cirque du Soleil
2135 N. Kenmore Avenue tour Corteo, currently in Japan.
Chicago, Illinois 60614-4111 LAURA (NIZNY) ASHMORE (BFA, Theatre Studies, „91) is a family law attorney with the Chicago
law firm Lake Tobak. In 2008 and 2009, she was named an Illinois Top Young Family Law Attorney.
BRANDY AUSTIN (MFA, Directing, „06) is one of four leaders taking a spiritual pilgrimage to Peru
John Bridges, Editor which will include touring the sacred sites in Cuzco and Machu Picchu, working with a powerful
Perfuvian Shaman, participating in the ayhuasca ceremony and holding a firewall deep in the
Mark Lancaster & Josh Maniglia,
rainforest, 6/18—6/27/10. For more info, contact Jeri LaVigne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-
886-5995. Brandi teaches at Belmont University in Nashville, TN
The Theatre School Website: RICHARD AVEN (MFA, Directing, „87) is on the board of directors for the rUDE mECHANICALS
http://theatreschool.depaul.edu Theater Company in NYC. Richard is co-producer for Rough Sketch with rUDE mECHANICALS at
59E59 in NYC, opens 1/14/10 and runs through 1/31/10; BETH STEGMAN (BFA, Stage
DePaul Alumni Relations Website: Management,‟05) is the Production Stage Manager. Richard is also founding member of Mixed
http://alumni.depaul.edu Phoenix Theatre Group (MPTC).
DAN BACHNER (BFA, Acting, „85) is a Catholic priest currently assigned to St. Petronille parish in Glen Ellyn, IL
DOUGLAS BACK (BFA, Lighting Design, „04) is the Web Designer and Digital Media Producer at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a
private arts non-profit in NYC. In September 2009, they launched LMCC LentSpace, "a free outdoor cultural space open to the public, made
possible by the loan of a Trinity Real Estate development site."
GRETCHEN BAKER (BFA, Theatre Studies, „98) is working as a concierge at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel
MARCY BANNOR (BFA, Acting, „67) is a full-time theater arts teacher in Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, TX. In her
spare time, she records voice dubbing for anime films. Marcy also does national award-winning voiceovers and is a grandmother of two.
SARAH BARKOWSKI (BFA, Theatre Studies, „04) is the Director of Engagement Finance for Broadway in Chicago.
DAVID-MATTHEW BARNES (BFA Playwrighting Program, „96-‟97) was in an episode of the television show Trauma. His young adult novel
Mesmerized will be published sometime this year by Bold Strokes Books, and his one-act play Are You All Right in There? received it
twentieth production at Saint Bede Academy in Peru, IL. His stage play Pensacola will (finally) be available in print early this year from JAC
Publishing, and they will also be publishing his ten-minute play Clean in the spring. David is teaching two online courses for Griffin Technical
College in Griffin, GA, and he invites you to view his blog or check out his twitter page.
JOE BASILE (BFA, Acting, „98) is part of the NYC production of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (show originated in Chicago),
open run. Joe is also a licensed massage therapist with his own practice in NYC.
LARRY BATES (BFA, Acting, „99) is in Fences, Costa Mesa, CA, opens 1/22/10 and runs through 2/21/10. He is also in the film Expecting
MOREthan a few
Mary with Linda Gray, Elliot Gould, Fred Willard, Cloris Leachman, Cybil Shepard, and
MIKE BAUDER (BFA Production Management Program, „90-‟91) has his own company,
MB Productions, based out of the Washington, D.C. area. Upcoming projects include the
upcoming Electric Company Tour.
Emerald City Children‘s Theatre
JASON BECK (BFA, Acting, „98 and Staff) and MITSU GEE (Staff) are engaged. Wedding
will be in October of 2010. Congratulations to both! -
TALON BEESON (MFA, Acting, „07) is signed with William Morris for Voiceover and
Venture IAB for Commercial On-camera. He is also the voice for two National Johnsonville
ERNIE NOLAN (MFA, Direcing,‘04)
directedand choreographed The True
PATRICK BELTON (BFA, Acting, „97) has partnered with a friend, expanding the DJ work Story of The 3 Little Pigs!, Emerald City at
he‟s been doing for a while in LA. the Apollo Theater, opens 1/16/10 and
JUDITH-MARIE BERGAN (BFA, Acting, „71) is a company member of the Oregon runs through 3/25/10. NIC JONES (BFA,
Shakespeare Festival. Lighting Design,‘08) will design the lights.
MARY JANE BERNARDY-WELLS-SANDER (GSD, „56) produces and directs The Brini
Maxwell Show, which appears on the Time Warner channel 35 in Manhattan (NY), Friday NIC JONES (BFA, Lighting Design, ‗08) is
nights, 8:30PM uptown, 9:30PM downtown. Emerald City‘s Resident Assistant
NATALIE BERNING (BFA, Theatre Studies, „01) is working as a Broadcast Producer in Lighting Designer and Master Electrician,
Minneapolis, MN, where she is managing creative production of commercials, web videos ERNIE NOLAN (MFA, Directing, ‗04) is the
Associate Artistic Director and LAURA
and infomercials for several colleges in the Midwest. She invites you to visit her
SCALES (BFA, Stage Management, ‘06) is
the Production Manager.
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ANA BERRY (BFA, Acting, „05) is currently living in NYC. She is in the film Baby Bomber, and her movie Powder Blue, starring Forrest
Whitaker, Ray Liota and Jessica Biel, is available on DVD. She is in development of the show America’s Gypsy. She is also writing a
monthly column about American Gypsy for www.PeterGreenberg.com; you can also visit her website.
KEVIN BIGLEY (BFA, Acting, „09) is in Killer Joe, Profiles Theatre, previews begin 1/8/10, opens 1/14/10 and runs through 2/28/10.
CLAUDE BINDER (Faculty) is the interim managing director for Alma Dance Co.
ED BLATCHFORD (MFA, Acting, „84) is an ensemble member of American Blues Theatre.
ANDREW BLOCK (MFA, Acting, '05) and BRENNAN PARKS (MFA, Directing, '05) curate a late-night series, producing 3-4 works each
season, for Rogue Machine in LA.
GREG BLOXHAM (BFA, Lighting Design, „02) is the Assistant Lighting Designer on In The Heights, open run. Greg is a member of the
United Scenic Artists Local USA 829. Currently, Greg is working as an associate lighting designer and programmer for National Harbor, a
real estate development in the DC area.
DARREN BOCHAT (BFA, Acting, „91) is the Director of Visiting Services at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
TRACEY BONNER (MFA, Acting, „05) is an artistic associate for Congo
Square Theatre Company. She is also an AFAA Certified Trainer, SCW
Fitness Certified Trainer, and a YMCA Certified Trainer. She is currently in
two radio commercials for American Family Insurance, and is the voice of this Estimated percentages of households with only
ConAgra Video Game. wireless phones in 2007 – Top Five: Oklahoma (26.2%),
Utah (25,5%), Nebraska (23.2%), Arkansas (22.6%), and
ARIEL BOROFF (BFA, Costume Design, „07) is in her 3rd year of the MFA in Idaho (22.1%). Bottom Five: Rhode Island (7.9%),
Costume Design program at CalArts. She designed costumes for a South Dakota (6.4%), Delaware (5.7%), Connecticut
Butterfinger spot entitled “Corporate Espionage” for an online competition. (5.6%), and Vermont (5.1%).
JEN BOSWORTH-RAMIREZ (BFA, Acting, „98) lives in LA and works for Nicolas Cage‟s production company, Saturn Films, as the personal
assistant to Mr. Cage‟s producing partner, Norm Golightly. Jen is also working on her MA in Psychology.
BRUCE BOXLEITNER (Certificate, Acting, „71) is on the National Board of Directors for SAG.
ANDREW BRADLEY (MFA Acting Program, „89-‟91) spent 5 years in Seattle doing commercial and theatre work after leaving The Theatre
School. He then moved to Philadelphia and worked at various jobs including teaching. He‟s currently enjoying life in Korea.
DEBBIE BRANSCUM (BFA, Theatre Management, „07) is the site manager for Fountain Square in Cincinnati, OH.
MEGAN BREEN (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, „02) is in her 3rd year of the MFA Playwrighting program at USC School of Theatre where
LORA ZANE (Certificate, Acting, „81) is the senior lecturer.
SUE BREEZE (BFA, Acting, „68) has been teaching Performing Arts classes to children and adults for the past 12 years in Colorado Springs,
KATE BRIERE (MFA, Directing, „01) teaches Intro to Performance at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
KEN BROCIOUS (BFA, Directing, „72) is working toward his Masters in Theatre at California State University, Northridge.
JANE BRODY (Faculty) is writing a blog about various aspects of acting.
JASON BROWN (BFA, Lighting Design, „02) and ANNE DETTMER (BFA, Scenic Design, „04) got engaged this past March. Congrats!
W. EARL BROWN (MFA, Acting, „89) has completed post-production on Provinces Of Night, a feature film he wrote and produced which
stars Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer, Frances Conroy, Dwight Yoakam, and Hillary Duff. T Bone Burnett is the film's Executive Producer and
music supervisor/composer. Earl's band, Sacred Cowboys, was on the bill at this spring's Stagecoach 09 Festival in Coachella and has
music on the Provinces... soundtrack. As an actor, Earl guest-starred on recent episodes of CBS‟s CSI and TNT‟s HawthoRNe.
LENORA INEZ BROWN (Faculty) is part of the 2011 ASSITEJ/Congress Advisory Panel as one of five artists from various countries. She
has also signed a contract to publish her book The Art of Active Dramaturgy.
CHARLES BROWNING (BFA, Acting, „00) teaches Acting and Movement/Voice at Manhattan Theatre Lab High School.
JEFF BRUCKERHOFF (BFA, Lighting Design, „94) is the lighting supervisor for the Washington National Opera, and was recently awarded
the MetroDC dance award for excellence in lighting for his work on Wunderland for the Washington Ballet. Recent projects include Traviata
for the Kentucky Opera (September ‟09) and Barber of Seville for The Washington National
MOREthan a few Opera (August „09). Upcoming projects include The Great Gatsby for the Washington Ballet
opening February 2010, Knuffle Bunny for the Kennedy Center opening May 2010, and
Lucia di Lammermoor for the Green Mountain Opera Festival in June 2010 He invites you
Strawdog Theatre to visit his website.
JESSICA (SUMMERS) BUCZEK (MFA, Scene Design, „98) is the Technical Director at
3829 N. Broadway, 773/528-9696
Maine East High School in Park Ridge.
JASON BUEHRER (BFA, Theatre Management, „03) is the Patron Services Manager at
KIMBERLY SENIOR (Faculty) will direct Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard, Oregon.
Uncle Vanya, opens 2/20/10 and runs
JULIANNE BUESCHER (BFA, Acting, '89) is performing monthly in Hollywood at the Avalon
and in Jim Henson‟s improv show Puppet Up Uncensored. She is a member of the original
cast and plays Piddles the Pug, Translation Weasel, Pretty Girl, and many others. She
JOHN FERRICK (BFA, Acting,‘93) and performs/voices the real-time digital puppet Coo the cuckoo bird on the Sprout Channel‟s
JAMIE VANN (BFA, Acting, ‗90) are morning block. She is also performing in the KCET/PBS series What’s the Big Idea?
Strawdog Company members. YANCI BUKOVEC (BFA Acting Program, „71-‟74) is an assistant professor in the Theatre &
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MOREthan a few Dance department in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is
an accomplished actor, mime and author. He has toured his one-man show and company
productions in 30 countries, is a Certified Lessac teacher, has written two books, has taught
The Oprah Winfrey Show extensively in Europe and Asia, and invites you to visit his website.
DEXTER BULLARD (Faculty) founded Plasticene Physical Theatre Company in 1995 and
serves as its Artistic Director. SHARON GOPFERT (MFA, Acting, „94 & Faculty) is also a
TERESA AGUILERA (BFA, Production
Management, ‗98) is in her 12th season
as Senior Audience Coordinator. THOM BUMBLAUSKAS (BFA, Scene Design, „92) continues his work designing and painting
GREG BLOXHAM (BFA, Light Design, for the Costa Cruise Lines (Italy) through Q-We Get it. He welcomes you to visit his website.
‗02) is a scenic designer, GLORIA ISELI CHRISTINE BUNUAN (BFA, Acting, „02) is engaged to SEAN FAWCETT (BFA, Acting, „02).
(BFA, Theatre Management, ‗05) is a The wedding is planned for sometime this year. Congratulations Christine and Sean!
Film Logger, ANGELO PETRATOS
(BFA, Lighting Design, ‗95) is a RYAN BUTTS (MFA, Arts Leadership,‟07) is the Managing Director for The House Theatre.
Production Designer, and BEN SPICER Their next show will be Wilson Wants It All, opens 2/4/10 and runs through 3/24/10.
(BFA, Lighting Design, ‗01) is a Set MARY PAT BYRNE (MFA, Directing, „78) is the Arts Specialist for the City of Bellevue,
Decorator. Washington administering the city‟s arts grants and public art programs. She is also working in
cultural planning, policy and facility development.
MOREthan a few PJ BYRNE (MFA, Acting,‟99) is currently/recently filming episodes of Fox‟s Bones, F/X‟s It’s
Always Sunny in Philadelphia, USA‟s Burn Notice, and Disney Channel‟s Hannah Montana.
He is in the film Extraordinary Measures, playing opposite Harrison Ford, scheduled for
Lookingglass Theatre release on 1/22/10. PJ played the title character in the Nickelodeon animated pilot T.U.F.F
Puppy. He is also is Irv Goldman Sachs in CW‟s The Game, Sundays, 7:30PM.
821 N. Michigan, 312/337-0665
WILSON CAIN III (BFA, Acting, „82) is the Director of Arts and Education at the Duncan
YMCA, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd. He continues to teach in the Freshman Seminar program at
JAYMI SMITH (BFA, Lighting Design, Columbia College.
‗96) designed the lighting for Icarus, ANNIE CALHOUN (MFA, Acting, „09) teaches Theatre History and Literature at Chicago High
through 1/24/10. School For The Arts. ROB CHAMBERS (MFA, Directing, „93 and Faculty) is the Theatre
Department Head and RACHEL SLAVICK (MFA, Acting, „93 & Faculty) teaches Acting at
CHRIS BINDER (Faculty) and KEVIN
DOUGLAS (BFA, Acting, ‘00) are STEWART W. CALHOUN (BFA, Acting,‟07) is in the Take180‟s web series In2ition. He shot
Lookingglass artistic associates, the feature horror film The Eves in Texas this past summer.
LAKISHA JACKSON (Staff) is a CASEY CAMPBELL (BFA, Acting, ‟06) is an ensemble member of the newly reformed
teaching artist, JILL NORRIS (BFA, American Blues Theatre. Casey and his brother Chris placed second in the New York
Lighting Design, ‗06) is a production Television Festival/Fox Comedy Script Competition with their pilot script The Adventures of
assistant, and BEN SPICER (BFA, Brad and Chet. The script is currently in development at FOX; Casey and his brother hope to
Lighting Design, ‗01) is a production soon meet with reps at CAA and William Morris/Endeavor. Casey also recently shot a national
affiliate. Budweiser commercial and he is now making Demo Reels for actors.
KATE CARES (BFA, Acting,‟03) is a company member of Open Eye Productions. Their next production will be Solid Gold Cadillac, at the
Athenaeum Theatre, opens 3/5/10 and runs through 4/5/10.
CAROLYN CARPENTER (BFA, Theatre Management, „01) is currently the executive producer for 5 Talent Entertainment in Los Angeles,
winner of several awards for its films Son of God and Guardian's Whisper.
WENDY CARTER (MFA, Acting, „98) is in 30 Days to Die, currently awaiting release; it will also be her first try at producing. She is also
coaching a synchronized swimming team and will be narrating her first audio book entitled Chronically Happy: Joyful Living In Spite Of
Chronic Illness by Lori Hartwell.
JUSTIN CASTELLANO (BA, Theatre Arts, „05) got married on 5/16/09 (Congratulations, Justin!) and he and his wife plan to relocate back to
Chicago this month.
JENNIFER CASTELLO (BFA, Playwright, „10) is the chief editor of DePaul‟s Literary Journal Threshold. She is also a published author. Her
novel, The Messiah of Howard Street, is available at amazon.com
CYNTHIA CASTIGLIONE (BFA, Theatre Studies, „02) is the Theatre Curator of Around the Coyote. She is also doing improv and touring
with pH productions.
JIM CAVANAUGH (Certificate, Directing, „58
& BFA, Directing, „67), has retired from his WAR taking toll on military children
career which included stage managing on
Broadway, directing off-Broadway, and in Children of U.S. military troops sought outpatient mental health care 2 million times
community, summer and college theatres. He last year, double the number at the start of the Iraq war, and there was also a spike
now happily spends his time reading on the in the number of military kids actually hospitalized for mental health reasons.
beach, writing, and riding his bike, and would From 2007 to 2008, 20% more children of active duty troops were hospitalized for
he be delighted to hear from anyone from his mental health services, Pentagon documents show. Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq,
era who's still around at inpatient visits among military children have increased 50%.
email@example.com. The total number of outpatient mental health visits for children of men and women
on active duty doubled from 1 million in 2003 to 2 million in 2008. During the same
COLLEEN CAVANAUGH-ANTHONY (BFA, period, the yearly bed days for military children 14 and under in creased from 35,000
Acting, „96) runs a business, based in LA to 55,000.
(services available nationwide) called Miss
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novels, commercials, photo shoots, etc. She and her business partner also have a consumer
products line of custom made books (travel guides and special occasion gift books: birthdays, Rivendell Theatre
weddings, graduations, etc). More info at her newly updated website.
5775 N. Ridge, #1 773/334-7728
CAROLINE CAZES (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, „00) works in the theatre department of the
William Morris Agency in NYC.
ROB CHAMBERS (MFA, Directing, „93 and Faculty) is the Theatre Department Head of The Toy DeIORIO (Faculty) is the Internet
Chicago High School for the Arts. ANNIE CALHOUN (MFA, Acting, „09) teaches Theatre Marketing Director, and ERIC SLATER
History and Literature and RACHEL SLAVICK (MFA, Acting, „93 & Faculty) teaches Acting at (BFA, Acting, ‗97) & JAYMI LEE SMITH
ChiArts. (BFA, Lighting Design, ‗96) are
ensemble members, and RACHEL
LESLIE CHARIPAR (MFA, Acting, „01) lives in Iowa where she runs the Urban Theatre Project, WALSHE (MFA, Directing, ‗08) is the
a small in-your-face theatre company. Leslie also teaches at Coe College and does freelance Director of New Play Development.
acting and directing. Leslie recently became the Artistic Director for Theatre Cedar Rapids.
MICHAEL CHIAPPE (BFA, Acting, „05) lives in Cleveland, OH, where he and JAMES LANGA
(BFA, Theatre Studies, „05) run IMAGINIF Inc., an entertainment company. Michael and James Their next production will be Mary’s
plan to continue working on stories and concepts for future original works. Wedding at the Raven Theatre
Complex, opens 1/14/10 and runs
CYNTHIA CHILDS (BFA, Stage Management, „99) produced the documentary A Place To Live. through 2/20/10.
ABBOTT CHRISMAN (MFA, Directing, „88) is teaching Writing, Theatre, Debate, Public Speaking, Media, Critical Thinking at the Geneva,
Switzerland branch of Webster University. Abbott has completed training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (kind of trauma healing
work developed by Peter Levine), is starting his own business doing regular trauma therapy, and group courses for people who fear public
DONALD CHRISTENSEN (BFA, Lighting Design, „02) is the Associate Lighting Designer at Available Light in Boston, MA.
EMILY (BALL) CICCHINI (BFA, Acting, „89) has edited a 4-volume series of Mother/Daughter Monologues for the International Centre for
Women Playwrights (ICWP) that are now available for purchase online (http://stores.lulu.com/womenplaywrights). Each book contains over
2 dozen monologues from a total of 97 playwrights: Babes and Beginnings, Thirtysomethings, Mid-Life Catharsis, and Urgent Maturity. The
proceeds will help support the careers of women playwrights worldwide. Interestingly, this project coincided with the release of the
controversial Sands Report which claims a statistical bias against women playwrights in the professional theatre. Emily served on the
board of ICWP and is currently serving on the board of the Greater Austin Creative Alliance. Her play Pattern Nation won best children's
theatre production in the 2009 B. Iden Payne Awards for the Pollyanna Theatre Company, where she has been resident playwright since
JOHN COLELLA (BFA, Acting,‟92) is in Italian American Reconciliation, Ruskin Group Theatre Co., Santa Monica, CA, through 1/23/10.
John is also in the short film The Swear Police. JIM ROOF (BFA, Acting,‟92) and ANTONIO MOON (BFA, Acting,‟93) are also in the film.
BENJAMIN COHEN (BFA, Theatre Technology, „98) serves as Director of Sales and Marketing for Reed Rigging Inc.
MICA COLE (BFA, Acting,‟05) is the Managing Director at Free Street Theatre. Their next production will be To Kill A Teenager: seven sins
of the juvenile mind, opens 1/9/10 and runs through 2/6/10.
(ADRIENNE) MONIQUE COLEMAN (BFA, Acting, „02) is Taylor McKessie in High School Musical, High School Musical 2, and High School
MEGAN COLLINS (BFA, Scene Design, „03) is the executive assistant for Prism Capital.
WILLIAM COLLINS (BFA, Production Management, „03) is the Assistant Stage Manager at the Court Theatre. JOHN CULBERT (Dean) is
designing the lighting for The Year of Magical Thinking, opens 1/23/10 and runs through 2/14/10, and The Illusion, opens 4/14/10, and runs
through 6/13/10, both at the CourtTheatre.
MOREthan a few CASEY COOPER (BFA, Acting, „91) runs her own floral design company, Botanicals, and is
now offering classes in floral design. Call 773/269-3142, ext 425.
SCOTT COOPER (MFA, Scenic Design, „95) is the Resident Designer and a member of the
Draw the Sheep Collective faculty at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL.
STEPHANIE COURT (BFA, Theatre Studies, „04) attends UC Davis School of Law in
STEPHANIE CHAVARA (MFA, Acting, California.
‗10), WILL GILLESPIE (BFA, Acting, JANIS CRAFT (BFA, Playwrighting, „03)‟s play The Sound of Stars Reflecting is a semi-finalist
‗10), ANDREW GOETTEN (BFA, Acting, for the Bonderman Playwrighting for Youth National Symposium. Congrats Janis! She also
‗10), RASHAAD HALL (BFA, Acting, received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship.
‗10), JORDAN SHAPPELL (BFA, Acting,
‗10) and SIMONE OLSEN-VARELA HONEY CRAWFORD (BFA, Acting, „00) has completed her MFA in Critical Studies program
(BFA, Acting, ‗10) are the Draw the at CalArts. Congrats, Honey!
Sheep Collective. KRISSY (BAKER) CROCIATA (BFA, Acting, '97) attends Rush University and will earn a
Their mission: We believe that theatre Masters of Science in the Speech and Language Pathology this year. Krissy is married to jazz
should reflect or refract the stories of trombonist Andrew Baker and they have a 4 year old son, Charlie. Krissy invites you to visit
the surrounding communities and then her website.
retell them in a unique and engaging JOHN CULBERT (Dean) is designing the lighting for The Year of Magical Thinking, opens
way. 1/23/10 and runs through 2/14/10, and The Illusion, opens 4/14/10, and runs through 6/13/10,
both at Court Theatre. WILLIAM COLLINS (BFA, Production Management, „03) is the
Questions and for more info: Email
Assistant Stage Manager at the Court Theatre.
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JERRY CURRAN (BFA, Theatre
Studies, „99) is in his 3rd year of his PET PSYCHIC finds flying chihuahua
P h . D c an d id ac y i n Mo l ec u la r
Biophysics and Physiology at Rush Dorothy Utley and her husband, Lavern, were minding their own business, trying to make a
University Medical Center. few bucks at the Dixieland Flea Market in Waterford Township, Michigan, when a sudden
storm hit, bringing with it 70-mile-per-hour winds. The squall sent Tinker Bell, the couple‘s
DAVE DASTMALCHIAN (BFA, Acting, 6-pound Chihuahua, soaring through the sky over the adjacent Dixie Highway.
„99) is Terrence in the feature film The But all was not lost. Two days later, the Utleys found Tinker Bell safe and sound about
Horsemen starring Dennis Quaid, three-quarters of a mile away. The couple credits a pet psychic named Lorrie Woolums for
avail able on D VD . He has the discovery.
commercials running for Wendy‟s, More than 50 volunteers helped Dorothy and Lavern search for their dog. After speaking
Cingular W ireless and Best with the pet psychic, Utley says she and her husband headed to a wooded field on the
Buy. David also recently finished opposite side of Dixie Highway. There, they found Tinker Bell. ―We were shocked when
filming in Head Case and is in Arc of a we found her,‖ says Dorothy. ―You don‘t know how happy we were. We love her so
Bird, which was screened in the Short much.‖
Films at Cannes. Dave is also a The black and brown long-haired dog was very dirty and hungry, but thrilled to be back
company member of Shattered Globe with her people. ―That dog was so happy,‖ Dorothy says. ―She just went wild.‖ Dixieland
Theatre where KEVIN HAGAN (MFA, Flea Market manager Joe Goldberg quipped, ―This is the only pet trick I‘ve ever seen
Scene Design, „96) is the artistic where the pet was more blown away than the audience.‖
MATTHEW DAVID (BFA, Playwrighting, „01) is the Assistant Library Director for the Madigan Library at Penn College in Williamsport, PA.
Matthew is also on the Board of Directors of Keyhole Theatre Company.
DARIA (JOLAN) DAVIS (BFA, Theatre Studies, „05) is the Assistant to the Artistic Director at Second Story, part of the Serendipity Theater
GLENN DAVIS (BFA, Acting, „04) will be in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo in LA, opens 4/14/10 and runs through 5/30/10.
SHANESIA DAVIS (BFA, Acting, „89 and Adjunct Faculty) gave birth to a baby girl, Tatum Brees Davis, on 11/29/09. Congratulations,
STEPHEN DAVIS (BFA, Acting, „95) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ where he will direct
Antigone during the spring 2010 semester.
GAIL DeBIAK (BFA, Theatre Technology, „82) works at Sculpture Studio, an Architectural Sign company in Elk Grove Village, IL.
(VICTORIA) toy DeIORIO (Faculty) is an artistic associate at the Next Theatre.
ADENA DeMONTE (BFA, Theatre Studies, „05) lives in Redwood City, CA, a suburb of San Francisco where she works at the Community
and Content Manager of www.Diddit.com - a social activity guide where you can share and discover cool things to do -- from plays you've
worked on to mountains you've climbed. On Diddit you can check off your "diddits," tell stories about your experiences, and star your
"wannados." She put together a list of theatre companies in Chicago for the site. For
MOREthan a few more information and to contact Adena, visit her website.
ANNE DETTMER (BFA, Scene Design, „04) continues to do prop design work in Chicago,
working as Props Master for Chicago Opera Theatre, Drury Lane, and Writers Theatre.
Anne and JASON BROWN (BFA, Lighting Design, „02) got engaged last March.
About Face Theatre JENNIFER DEVENYNS (BFA, Theatre Studies, „97) is married to ANDREW FINLEY
Offices: 1222 W. Wilson, 2nd fl (BFA, Playwrighting, „97). They have a son, Owen (July '04), and a daughter, Annaliese
773/784-8565 (July '09). You can see the family here. Jennifer has been at RealNetworks, a high tech
company in Seattle, doing Organizational Development (OD) since early 2008.
KRISSY VANDERWARKER (MFA,
JULIA DeVITTO (BFA, Production Management, „02) lives in San Diego, CA where she is
Directing,‘12) is directing What Once We
Felt, About Face Theatre at The Center on a Mortgage Loan Officer with Bank of America Home Loans.
Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, previews begin STEPHEN DiBENEDETTO (BFA, Theatre Studies, „93) is an Assistant Professor at the
2/3/10, opens 2/12/10 and runs through University of Miami, teaching Theatre History/Theory.
LAURA DILLMAN (BFA, Acting, „99) invites you to visit her site.
RUSSELL DRAPKIN (BFA, Lighting Design, „02) is now in his second season as Lighting
JOEL BUTLER (BFA, Production
Director for Ballet Hispanico in NYC.
Management,‘97) and PAUL OAKLEY
STOVALL (BFA, Acting,‘91) are Artistic DENNIS DUGAN (BFA, Acting, „69) directed the film Grown Ups with Adam Sandler,
Associates at About Face. CRISS Selma Hayek and Steve Buscemi, currently in post-production.
HENDERSON (BFA, Production
DAN DVORKIN (BFA, Acting, ‟11) is the creative director & producer of Two Lights
Management, ‗86 & Faculty) is on the Board
of Directors, ALEX MEDA (BFA, Theatre
Arts, ‗07) is the Director of Individual JOHN DYKHOUSE (BFA, Lighting Design, „94) is the Merchandise Labor Manager for
Grants and Giving and JOHN ROONEY Disney MGM and Epcot.
(BFA, Theatre Arts,‘10) is the Senior Artistic
RYAN EDBERG (BFA, Stage Management, „07) is the Telecommunications Manager for
Intern. Guitar Center‟s corporate headquarters in Westlake Village, CA.
PATRICE EGLESTON (Faculty) and Paola Coletto will present The Body of Mask, a two
week intensive exclusively designed for theater teachers and directors, 7/18—8/1/10,
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MOREthan a few LaTESHIA ELLERSON (BFA, Acting, „05) is the Annual Fund Manager/Development
Associate at Kenny Leon‟s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, GA. She is in the 2nd
year of the 2-year Urban Policy Studies Masters Program at Georgia State University. It is a
Provision Theatre program that emphasizes social policy and nonprofit leadership. LaTeshia is also
choreographing dance at her church in Atlanta.
1001 W. Roosevelt Rd, 866/811-4111
ALICE ELLIOTT (BFA, Acting, „68) teaches Film and TV at NYU.
MELANIE (HERMANN) ELLIOTT (MFA, Acting, „94) is a member of Circle X Theatre
TIM GREGORY (MFA, Acting, ‗97), the Company in LA, a producer of their annual six week new play reading series. Melanie is
Founding Artistic Director of Provision also in the process of getting certified to teach Drama and English in the LA Unified School
Theater, will adapt and direct the world District.
premiere of The Hiding Place,
SCOTT ELLIS (BFA, Acting, „78) is the Executive Director of Showtime‟s Weeds which has
previews begin 4/7/10, opens 4/10/10
completed 5 seasons; ELIZABETH PERKINS (Certificate, Acting, „81) is Celia Hodes in
and runs through 5/23/10. Weeds. Scott is Associate Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company in New York
City. He is also a Professional Associate on The Theatre School Board.
MARIA CARSON (BFA Theatre JEN ELLISON (BFA, Acting,‟96) is teaching screenwriting for DePaul‟s Digital Cinema
Management '09) is the Box Office Program.
Manager, and MATT DUCEY (BFA JAMES ENGELHARDT (MFA, Directing, „74) teaches Screenwriting, Film Analysis,
Playwrighting '09), PATRICK SCHLEY Department Orientation, hosts the Guest Seminar sessions, and serves as Dialogue
(BFA Theatre Management '10), & TARA Director (and occasional actor) for the Film Department at the Art Center College of Design
SMITHBERGER (BFA Theatre in Pasadena, CA. He also hosts the LA television talk show Inside The Industry. Jim invites
Management '12) are House Managers. you to contact him at 818/507-6491.
BRAD ERICKSON (BFA, Acting, „82) is the Executive Director of Theatre Bay Area in San Francisco.
HEATHER FAIRFIELD (BFA, Production Management, „94) is a Project Executive for a Boston-based general contractor and moonlights
doing make-up for regional theatre productions with Actor‟s Collaborative.
SCOTT FALBE (BFA, Lighting Design, „96) owns his own lighting design business, Intelligent Lighting Creations, Inc in Arlington Heights, IL.
He is married to SAMANTHA (ZIMMER) FALBE (BFA, Light Design, „98).
WENDY (SCHENBERG) FARBER (BFA, Acting, „95) heads City Center Children‟s Theatre, a non-profit organization with the goal of
providing education to school-age children through professional theatre aimed toward their life experiences. The company was recently
approved to bring its Shakespeare to Youth Tour to five elementary schools within the Indianapolis Public School district. The mayor of
Carmel, IL has agreed that when the city‟s new performing arts center is completed sometime this year, the City Center Children‟s Theatre
will be the building‟s anchor organization.
GALE FARNSWORTH-SMITH (BFA, Acting, „82) lives in Bozeman, MT, where she writes novels. For 20 years she and her late husband,
SCOTT T. SMITH (GSD), had an Equity national touring theatre company, The Illustrated Theatre.
SEAN FAWCETT (BFA, Acting, „02) is offering coaching for Chicago actors on monologues, audition sides, acting for singing auditions, and
scenework in general. Rate is $40/hr. Contact him at 773/547-3667 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, Sean is engaged to
CHRISTINE BUNUAN (BFA, Acting, „02). A wedding is set for
sometime this year. Congratulations to Sean and Christine! THE living library
CAMERON FEAGIN (MFA, Acting, „94) teaches Voice at What do a Gay Teen, a Politician, an Alcoholic, an Old Lady, and a
Columbia College. Cameron was also recently appointed Buddhist have in common? (No, this is not a joke.) They‘re all
Associate Artistic Director at City Lit Theatre Company. Their next titles of ―books‖ to be ―checked out‖ from the Living Library, an
production will be Macbeth, opens 1/15/10 and runs through organization that lends human ―books‖ in an effort to combat
2/21/10. prejudice by hosting events that encourage one-on-one learning
PAMELA FERGUSON (MFA, Acting, „00) lives in Toronto, about others with different beliefs and lifestyles.
Canada, and is a founding member of the D.A.'s Office (Driven Beth Riggs, who has been a Atheist book, to Conscious Choice
Artists), a theatre arts collective for professional development, and (Jan 2009), ―You can‘t just walk up to someone in a café who‘s
a founding company member of its offshoot, Project wearing hijab and start asking questions.‖
Undertow. She invites you to visit her website. Developed in Europe, the project spread globally, with Michigan
recently becoming the fifth state to hold an event – at which, the
SHAYNA FERM (BFA, Acting, „99) is a founder, writer, producer organization reports, ―The Muslim was constantly busy. We had to
and performer in the NYC based group Fearsome Comedy, and is take him out of circulation just so he could grab a cup of coffee and
performing all over NY as a solo music/comedy act. She has a bite to eat.‖ Even more reason to renew your library card.
released her first comedy/music album, Blondie, with her band,
Shayna and The Upper Deckers, produced by Tubby Records.
She is also performing in the international comedy TV show, The World Stands Up.
TIERSA FERRARO (MFA, Acting, „99) lives in Milwaukee, WI and works at local professional theatres and teaches Voice & Speech. She
also does occasional commercial work.
JOHN FERRICK (BFA, Acting, „93) is in The Artist Needs A Wife at The Side Project Theatre Company, opens 1/15/10 and runs through
2/14/10. John passed his national boards for massage therapy and bodywork.
ERIC FIELDING (MFA, Scene Design, ‟76) is a fellow of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). This is an honorary
designation bestowed for life upon those members who have made a truly outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry and the
work of the Institute. Eric is a USITT Honorary Lifetime Member. JERRY GORRELL (BFA, Theatre Technology, „65) and NICK (GLENN)
NASELIUS (Certificate, Lighting Design, ‟50) are also fellows.
ISABELLE FIELDS (BFA, Costume Design, „06) works at Barbara Matera‟s costume shop in NYC.
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MAGGIE FINE (BFA, Acting, „02) lives in LA and helped start Steppenwolf School West with
company members Jeff Perry and Tom Irwin. She is in the film Wild Horses, currently in post-
MOREthan a few
ANDREW FINLEY (BFA, Playwrighting, „97) is married to JENNIFER DEVENYNS (BFA, Route 66 Theatre Company
Theatre Studies, „97). They have a son, Owen (July '04), and a daughter, Annaliese (July '09).
You can see the family here. Andrew has been teaching English and Drama and running the
Drama Department for West Seattle High School since 2002. His next show, Once Upon a DAMON KILEY (Faculty) is directing
Mattress, runs in May 2010. The Best Of All Possible Worlds for
JOEL FINK (BFA, Acting, '71) is the Associate Dean and Director of The Theatre Route 66, Murphy‘s Irish Pub, 1/25/10.
Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.
MIA FIORELLA (BFA, Theatre Management, „98) and her husband, Gabe Greene, live in San KATIE JEEP (BFA, Acting, ‘00) is the
Diego where she is the Housing Coordinator for Road Rebel, a company that handles all hotel, Company Manager and on the board of
air and ground transportation for theatrical touring productions, concerts, sporting events, and directors of Route 66, PREETI NATH
film productions She is also the Audience Development Manager at The Old Globe Theatre. (BFA, Theatre Arts, ‘08) is an Artistic
MAGGIE FITZSIMMONS (BFA, Playwrighting, „02) is attending law school here in Chicago. Associate, BLAIR ROBERTSON (BFA,
Acting, ‘05) is the Producing Director
CARYN (DAUS) FLANAGAN (BFA Acting Program, „87-‟88) is a company member of Off and on the board of directors, and
Square Theatre Company in Jackson Hole, WY. ERICA WEISS (BFA, Theatre Studies,
SHAWNA FLANIGAN (MFA, Directing, „97) is the Director of Arts Education at the Center of ‗05) is a company member.
Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO.
DON TIERI (MFA, Acting, „88) and JASON FLEECE (MFA, Directing, ‟07) are company
members of the Stage Left Theatre Ensemble. Their next production will be Here Where It’s
MOREthan a few
Safe, opens 2/12/10 and runs through 4/3/10.
MARK FLEISCHER (MFA, Directing, „07) is the producing artistic director of The Adirondack Lyric Opera
Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, NY.
20 N. Wacker Drive, 312/332-2244
WIL FLEMING (BFA, Acting, „04) and CALVIN MARTY (BFA, Acting, „05) are in the band
Calvin Marty and the Sunken Ship.
JASON BROWN (BFA, Lighting Design,
KEVIN FORSTER (BFA Acting Program, „02-„06) lives in Haines, AK, and he invites you to ‗02 & Faculty) will make his lighting
visit his site where you can purchase unique gifts. Kevin also leads mountain climbing tours designing debut on The Elixir of Love,
for Alaska Mountain Guides and Climbing School Inc, website designed by Kevin. opening 1/23/10 and runs through
KEITH FORT (MFA, Acting, ‟78) continues to make a living producing live events and does 20
to 30 large corporate projects annually through his company, Fort Production Management.
Jason is also the Lighting Supervisor
ORIANA FOWLER (BFA, Theatre Management, „05) is the Communications Director for at the Lyric, SUSAN (HARRISON) NIEMI
Cheryl‟s Dreaming Big. She is also the development director for The Neo-Futurists; GREG (BFA, Production Management, ‗95) is
ALLEN (Faculty) is the founding director and PHIL RIDARELLI (BFA, Acting, „87) is in the the Phone Sales Supervisor, BRIAN
cast of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind at The Neo-Futurarium, open run. TRAYNOR (BFA, Scene Design, ‗87) is
the Scenic Artist and JULIET WILSON
TIM FRANK (BFA, Acting, „07) recently shot a T-Mobile commercial that will play through
(Staff) is the Lyric‘s Facility Operations
February 2010. He is also in a Captain D‟s commercial, which will air in the south east
through March 2010. Tim is also in Band Called Catch. Their music video “Green Light” has
officially been released, they recently played for 25,000 people, played a show at the Goose Island Brewery, and were on TV. You can hear
some of the music and check out some more videos here.
SHAWNA FRANKS (BFA, Acting, „90) lives in Phoenix, AZ where she is the artistic director of Space 55 Theatre Ensemble. She also has 2
sons, Jackson and Samson.
AMBER (STARR) FRIENDLY (BFA, Theatre Studies,‟05) is in her 1st year of the MFA Acting program at UC Irvine.
KATE FRISINA-WHITE (BFA, Acting, „85) is a part of the online talk show, LipsticknLaundry. She also invites you to visit her website.
JONATHAN FULLER (BFA, Acting, „78) has been pursuing his craft for 30 years now. He has worked in the LORT Circuit, off-off Broadway,
on television and played leads in about a dozen films. Jonathan is now teaching acting and directing at his alma mater, the Alabama School
of Fine Arts.
CORAL GABLE (BFA, Costume Design, „08) lives in NYC where she works as a freelance hat designer. She‟s currently working for Rod
Keenan New York where she designs and makes hats for clients including Brad Pitt, Mos Def, and Yoko Ono.
SCOTT GALBRAITH (BFA, Acting, „88) is the Vice President of Programming for The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford,
CT. He is responsible for the booking of performing arts events (theatre, dance, symphonic, concert, lecture, etc) in 2 venues, as well as
front of house operations, marketing & sales, facility sales and facility operations.
ANDREW GALLANT (MFA, Acting,‟09) and his wife Sommer Austin are co-founders/lead teachers of a series of Meisner based acting
classes at Green Shirt Studio. DePaul alums can get $50 off their 10-week classes when you use the code “JOHN BRIDGES CANDY
MATT GAWRYK (BFA, Lighting Design, „04) did full time design work at Mary-Arrchie, A Red Orchid and Piven Theatre this past season.
MITSU GEE (Staff) and JASON BECK (BFA, Acting, „98 & Staff) are engaged. Wedding will be in October 2010. Congratulations to both!
GENE GEMPERLINE (BFA, Playwrighting,‟06) is engaged to KRISTEN QUINLAN (BFA, Theatre Studies,‟04). Congrats to you both!
KENDY GENOVESE (BFA, Acting, „89) is the Gallery Director for the Caldwell Snyder Gallery in Helena, CA.
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ERIC GILLIOM (BFA, Acting, „85) lives in his native Hawaii and is half of the singing duo The Barefoot Natives. The Barefoot Natives are
featured on Mick Fleetwood‟s Island Rumours. They also perform on Sundays at Lahaina‟s
MOREthan a few Maui Theatre.
LINDA GILLUM (Faculty) is a founding member of Defiant Theatre Company.
Theatre Mir MEREDITH (WEEKS) GIOIA (MFA, Acting, „99) has a stationary company, Remarque
Paperworks, offering tasteful and elegant personalized invitations, announcements and
312-458-9855 cards. Meredith will be adding to the existing line and debuting a line of personalized
wedding invitations soon.
ROB CHAMBERS (MFA, Directing, ‘93 & MARY (CHASEN) GOLOSINSKI (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, „99) is the Web Editor for
Faculty) is Theatre Mir‘s artistic director. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Their next production will be Beautiful KRISTIN (DEICHMANN) GOODMAN (MFA, Acting, „98) lives in LA with her husband Eli
City, at The DCA Storefront Theatre, Goodman where she is a screenwriter and teaching artist. She invites you to visit her
opens 3/4/10 and runs through 4/3/10. photography website. Kristin is an instructor for the LA outreach program The Unusual
The cast includes ensemble members Suspects.
YOSH HAYASHI (MFA, Acting, ‘06),
SHARON GOPFERT (MFA, Acting,‟94 & Faculty) is a company member of Plasticene
STEPHEN LOCH (MFA, Acting, ‘06),
Physical Theatre Company.
KRISTEN SECRIST (MFA, Acting, ‗07),
RACHEL SLAVICK (MFA, Acting, ‘93 & GARY GORMAN (Certificate, Scene Design, „68) recently had his triptych 3 Figures on
Faculty), MIRA VASILJEVIC (MFA, Acting, display at the Art Center in Sarasota, FL. Gary is developing the Global Managers multi-day
‘06), and JEREMY KAHN (BFA, Acting, Conference for Estee Lauder, which will be staged at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Gorman
‗09) & MEGAN KOHL (MFA, Acting, ‗09). Multimedia has been in business for close to 30 years, and has received 29 awards for its
MARIANNA CSZASAR (BFA, Scene video and presentation design and productions. For several years Gary Gorman was the
Design, ‗05) will design the scenery and Director of The Theatre School East Coast Alumni Association.
WHITNEY McBRIDE (BFA, Costume
JERRY GORRELL (BFA, Theatre Technology, „65) lives in Fountain Hills, AZ and is a
Design, ‗08) will design the costumes.
retired technical director for the City of Phoenix. He is currently a principal of Theatre Safety
Programs. Jerry has spent over 40 years in the entertainment industry. He is also a fellow of
Other company members include JEFF The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). This is an honorary
BUELTERMAN (BFA, Acting, ‘94), designation bestowed for life upon those members who have made a truly outstanding
PATRICE EGLESTON (Faculty), DANICA contribution to the entertainment industry and the work of The Institute. Jerry joins ERIC
IVANCEVIC (BFA, Acting, ‘94), HANLON FIELDING (MFA, Scene Design, ‟76) and NICK (GLENN) NASELIUS (Certificate, Lighting
SMITH-DORSEY (MFA, Acting, ‘06), and Design, ‟50). Congratulations Jerry!
JEREMY YOUNG (MFA, Acting, ‘06). MEREDITH GIOIA (MFA, Acting, „99) is now the Associate Director of the Course Catalog in
Student Records at DePaul. She also continues to run her own business, Remarque
JEAN GOTTLIEB (MFA, Directing, „02) is an Adjunct Faculty member at College of DuPage and a Professional Advisor for DePaul‟s School
for New Learning. Jean is the co-artistic director of New World Repertory Theater.
MAXWELL GRAHAM (BFA, Theatre Studies, „05) is pursuing an MA in Modern Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
where he also serves as an assistant professor for undergraduates.
JULIE GRANATA (BFA, Acting, „99) lives in LA where she is a certified yoga instructor and is currently building a business of private and
group yoga instruction. She continues to study Advanced View Points at Steppenwolf West. She is an ensemble member at Ark Theatre.
JAMES GRANT (BFA, Acting, „62) is in Beyond A Reasonable Doubt with Michael Douglas, available on DVD. He, SUZANNE LANG (MFA,
Acting, „04) and RICHARD PIERRELOUIS (BFA, Acting, „03) are in the independent film What If…, to be released 2/14/10.
TERRY GREEN (MFA, Directing, „82) runs the motion picture production company Strata Productions.
JUDY (EVANS) GREER (BFA, Acting, „97) has landed the starring role in a proposed new ABC sitcom, inspired by Elaine Szewcyk‟s best-
seller I’m With Stupid . She‟s in the film Marmaduke with Ron Perlman, Jeremy Piven, George Lopez, and William H. Macy, set for a 6/4/10
release date; and Love and Other Drugs with Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt, currently in post-
production. She is also the voice of Courtney in the currently top-rated Nick at
Nite series Glen Martin DDS, a stop-motion animated series. Judy has now
been in over 40 feature films.
SWIMMING is better
As if you needed another excuse to hit the pool, new
PAUL GREGORY (BFA, Lighting Design, „73) is the Founder and President of research shows that swimmers live longer than walkers
Focus Lighting, Inc, an Architectural Lighting Design firm in NYC. He has and runners. And not just a little bit longer, either. In a
received numerous awards recognizing his design work, including multiple study of more than 40,000 men ages 20 to 90 who were
Lumen Awards as well as the IALD, Waterbury, ASID Awards, and Lighting followed for 32 years, swimmers were 50% less likely to
Dimension International’s “Lighting Designer of the Year” Award. He is also a die during the study period than were walkers or
member of Architectural Lighting‟s Solid Gold Hall of Fame. Some of Paul‟s runners.
projects include the Semiranis Hotel (Athens, Greece), the Toys „R‟ Us
Flagship store (NYC), the Tribeca Grand Hotel (NYC), the Carlos Miele Retail
Store (NYC), the Entel Tower (Santiago, Chile), Le Cirque Restaurant (NYC), and Morimoto Restaurant (Philadelphia). Paul is the principle
designer for the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee, WI. JOSHUA SPITZIG (BFA, Scene Design, „01) designed the exterior
PHYLLIS GRIFFIN (MFA, Acting, „78 & Faculty) is directing two one-acts, Herbert III and Contribution for eta Creative Arts, opens 7/1/2010
and runs through 8/22/10.
J. MICHAEL GRIGGS (BFA, Scene Design, „86) is in his 16th year teaching theatre design at Harvard University and being the Technical
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Director of the Loeb Drama Center. Michael is a member of United Scenic Artists IATSE Local USA-829.
MARY GRILL (BFA, Acting,‟03) lives in NYC but will be in Chicago for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, 1/15 & 1/16/10. Mary is a part
of New Excitement Theatre Company in NYC.
DENNIS GRIMALDI (BFA, Acting, „69) is a NY Television and Theatre producer.
CHET GRISSOM (BFA, Acting,‟87) is in the feature film The Crazies starring Timothy Olyphant, set for release on 2/26/10. He will also be in
the featured film Fair Game, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, and the film Letters from the Big Man with Jason Butler Harner.
VINNY GUASTAFERRO (MFA, Acting, „76) has been teaching 2 scene study classes in LA, one concentrates exclusively on film and
television work, and the other exclusively on David Mamet‟s work at The Sport of Acting. He recently appeared on an episode of CBS‟s
Criminal Minds as Detective Gil Hardesty.
JULIA GUICHARD (BFA, Acting, „84) is a tenured Associate Professor of Theatre at Miami University, Oxford, OH.
SEAN GUNN (BFA, Acting, „96) acquired the film rights to Dan Savage‟s best selling book The Kid. LEE KIRK (BFA, Acting, „96) wrote the
screenplay and will act in the film, a director has been attached to the project, and filming is scheduled to begin sometime later this year.
KEVIN HAGAN (MFA, Scene Design, „96) is the artistic director of Shattered Globe Theatre, DAVE DASTMALCHIAN (BFA, Acting, „99) is a
STEVE HAGGARD (BFA, Acting, „02) is an ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre where he is currently in A Very Merry Unauthorized
Children's Scientology Pageant, extended through 1/17/10.
DAN HALE (MFA, Acting, „07) produced, cast and is in the horror film A Cadaver Christmas. HANLON SMITH-DORSEY (MFA, Acting,‟06)
and YOSH HAYASHI (MFA, Acting, 06) are in the movie as well.
ALICIA HALL-FLESCH (MFA, Acting, „97) is a company/board member of The Moving Dock Theatre. Their latest show centers on the work
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and lives of our country‟s first female astronomers working at the Harvard Observatory College
at the turn of the 19th century. They will be performing at the Adler Planetarium on 3/18 &
Two Lights Theatre Company includes: ANGELA HARNER (BFA, Costume Design, „05) is in the 1st year of the MFA in Design for
DAN DVORKIN (BFA, Acting, ‗11) Co-
Stage and Film at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
founder, MATT OLSON (BFA, Acting,
‗09) Artistic Director of Two Lights and LISA HARRISON (BFA, Costume Design, „92) is a Labor Relations Representative/Attorney
Park Event, and BRIDGET SCHRIEBER with the Michigan Nurses Association.
(BFA, Acting, ‗11) Board Member. LINDSEY HARTLEY (BFA, Acting, „08) is currently in a regional commercial for QuikTrip
Convenience Stores, is in the currently filming feature film Cedar Rapids with JOHN C.
MOREthan a few REILLY (BFA Acting Program, „83—„87) and Sigourney Weaver; and Lindsey is going to be in
the feature film Blackbeard.
KAREN HASHLEY (BFA, Stage Management, „07) is in her 3rd year of the MFA Stage
KOLT Run Creations Management program at Yale.
P.O. Box 163805 Sacramento, CA 95816 KAT HAUN (BFA, Lighting Design, „02) lives in NYC and is a senior designer at Elias Design
916/254-8120 Group which just merged with SOSH Architects and is working on a new casino project in
LISA THEW (BFA, Acting, ‗98-‗99) JENNIFER HAWBAKER (BFA, Costume Design,‟05) was a costumer on the second season
directedCrime and Punishment, Ooley of AMC‟s Madmen. She is also working on HBO‟s True Blood, as an Assistant Costume
Theatre, opens 1/15/10 and runs Designer.
through 2/13/10. KELLEY OGDEN
(BFA, Acting, ‗99) and RIC MURPHY STEWART HAWK (MFA, Directing, „77) is the chair of the theatre department at the magnet
(Former Faculty) are in the cast. The Garfield High School in the Seattle, WA school district. He is also a part of Theatre Puget
original production of the script they‘re Sound, a trade and leadership organization in Seattle.
using was directed by MICHAEL YOSH HAYASHI (MFA, Acting, 06) is in the horror film A Cadaver Christmas along with
HALBERSTAM (Former Faculty) for HANLON SMITH-DORSEY (MFA, Acting,‟06). and are in the movie as well. DAN HALE
Writer‘s Theatre, Glencoe, IL. (MFA, Acting, „07) produced, cast and is also in the film.
ERIC HAYES (MFA, Acting, „96) is on the board of directors for the Eugene O‟Neill
Kelley and Lisa are also the founders Foundation.
of KOLT Run Creations.
WENDY RICHARDS HAYNES (BFA, Theatre Studies, „90) is the Director of the Performing
Arts Program at the Curie Metro High School for the Performing Arts.
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Child‟s Play has a annual summer theatre camp that uses the TTS Facilities.
3711 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite 145, KAI HECKER (BFA, Theatre Technology, „06) is attending the 3-year Technical Director MFA
773/769-2228 program at CalArts.
STEVE HELLER (BFA, Acting, „84) was interviewed by Joan Brunwasser of OpED News. He
RIC BARLETTA (MFA, Directing, ‗86) is is a guest blogger on BradBlog.
the artistic director. PAUL HOLMQUIST
(BFA, Acting, ‗98), DYLAN LOWER ZACH HELM (BFA, Acting, „96) wrote and directed the films The DisAssociate, Los Angeles
(BFA, Acting, ‗00) and VANESSA and This Is Serbia Calling (the latter an adaptation of the book Guerilla Radio). Zach‟s play
GREENWAY (BFA, Acting, ‗98) are Good Canary, directed by John Malkovich, had its world premiere at Theatre Comedia, 4
ensemble members of Griffin Theatre. boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris, France, and has been touring the country for a number of
months. Next will be a production in Mexico City (again directed by John Malkovich) and then
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CRISS HENDERSON (BFA, Production Management, „86 & Faculty) is the Executive
Steppenwolf Theatre Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier. Criss is also a Professional
Associate on The Theatre School Board, on the Board of Directors of About Face Theatre,
1650 N. Halsted, 312/335-1650 and is President of The Producers‟ Association of Chicago Area Theatres.
RACHEL HENNEBERRY (BFA, Production Management, „95) is a staff stage manager at
N AN CI BU L A -JE NK IN S (Facult y) the San Francisco Opera.
designed the costumes for American DIANE HERRERA (BFA, Playwrighting, „96) is an artistic associate and the PlayLab director
Buffalo, runs through 2/7/10. KEVIN for Teatro Luna where CHRISTINA NIEVES (BFA, Acting, „09) is in Lunatic(a)s playing at
DEPINET (Faculty) designed the Chicago Dramatists, extended through 2/21/10. ALEX MEDA (BFA, Theatre Arts, „07) is the
scenery, and CHRISTINE FREEBURG Managing Director for Teatro Luna.
(BFA, Stage Management, ‗96) is the
assistant stage manager. ROB HESS (BFA Acting Program, „93-‟95) teaches film at the University of Michigan.
MINDY HESTER (BFA, Acting, „92) works as a children‟s singer/guitarist, performing all over
Chicago and the suburbs.
TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY (BFA,
Acting, ‗03) is havning three of his EMILY HEUGATTER-MATTHIAS (MFA, Acting, „06) directed Never the Sinner for The
plays, In the Red and Brown Water, The Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, and is directing a production of Metamorphoses, that has been
Brothers Size, and Marcus; or the Secret chosen to compete in the Regional VI American College Theatre Festival later this year. She
of Sweet, billed as the brother/sister is in a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position at Centenary College in Shreveport,
plays, done in rep, opens 1/21/10 and LA.
runs through 5/23/10. ALANA ARENAS ELIZABETH HIPWELL (MFA, Acting, „03) is engaged to Kenneth Blevins. Congratulations
(BFA, Acting,‘02), PHILLIP BRANNON to both!
(BFA, Acting,‘06), GLENN DAVIS (BFA,
Ac t i n g , ‗ 0 4 ) , an d J AC Q U E L I N E CAROLYN HOERDEMANN (BFA, Acting, „92) is in Minna, Trap Door Theatre, through
WILLIAMS (BFA, Acting, ‘87) are in the 2/13/10. KRISHNA LeFAN (BFA, Acting, „96) is a Trap Door company member. Carolyn
casts, and they will be directed by Tina recently wrote an article, Finding My Artistic Voice 10 Years After Acting School for Chicago
Landau. Artists Resource. She serves as Program Specialist for Chicago Park District.
CHRIS HOFMANN (Staff) has been promoted to the newly created TTS staff position of
Director of Production. Congratulations, Chris!
CHANCE BONE (BFA Acting Program,
‗05—‗09) will be in A Separate Peace, JEFFREY HOFFMAN (MFA Acting Program, „94-‟95) will be directing Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
opens 2/23/10 and runs through 3/14/10. with Boxcar Theatre in July 2010 in San Francisco as part of their season of Reimagining the
MICHELLE HOLDER (STONIKAS) (BFA, Acting, „01) works for Protestants for The Common
KEVIN ANDERSON (Certificate, Acting, Good, a social justice organization.
‗81) and ALANA ARENAS (BFA, Acting,
‗02) are ensemble members. EMILY ALEXA HOLMES (BFA, Scene Design, „01) is living in Boston where she is doing carpentry
GUTHRIE (BFA, Scenic Design,‘09) is a and furniture making.
09-10 Apprentice, TOM HORAN (BFA, MARY LOU HOLMES (MFA, Costume Design, „77) lives in Shreveport, LA, and is
Playwrighting, ‗02) is the Donor Records coordinating clothes for two Shakespeare productions at Centenary College.
Assistant, EDDIE JORDAN III (BFA,
Acting, ‘04) is a teaching artist, SARAH HOLTKAMP (BFA, Theatre Studies,‟05) completed her M.A. in Library and
DANIELLE SHINDLER (BFA, Stage Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, IL in May „09. Congrats, Sarah!
Management, ‘08) is on the front of KELLY (HOLDEN) HOOGENAKKER (BFA, Acting, „99) is the Executive Director of New
house staff and JOHN ZINN (MFA, Theatre Collective (NTC) which was founded by VALERIE BLACK-MALLON (BFA, Acting,
Acting, ‗00) is the Marketing Director. „01).
JASON HORGAN (BFA Acting Program, „91-‟93) is in the feature film The Joneses, with
David Duchovny, Demi Moore, Gary Cole and Glenne Headly, set for release on 4/16/10. He is also a Licensed Realtor in Georgia with
Coldwell-Banker Residential Brokers. Feel free to contact Jason for help if purchasing or selling a home or piece of land anywhere in the
VALORIE HUBBARD (BFA, Acting,‟84) plays a recurring character on HBO‟s True Blood. She was also a guest star on FOX‟s Glee and
ABC Family‟s Greek.
CHUCK HUBER (BFA, Theatre Studies, „94) is on the Board of Director‟s of a non-profit that supports a school in Imo State, Nigeria that
feeds, clothes, houses and schools 300 kids every year. You can watch Chuck teach some students at the school „Texas‟ English
here. Chuck is the Southern Director for Pinnacle Performance Company. He is the Principal of St. Bernadette Academy in Keller, TX.
PATRICK HUDSON (BFA, Lighting Design, „96) runs a FREE
theatre job listing site for all “behind-the-scenes” jobs in theatre
and live entertainment—PLEASE NOTE: no acting jobs or MORE wilderness protection
casting calls posted. There is a special section devoted to
Chicago-area jobs. No memberships, subscriptions, or personal Two million acres of wilderness in 9 states will receive new
info needed to use the site, just internet access. You can also protection under a bill signed into law by U.S. President Barack
subscribe to the BackstageJobs.com “Mail To You” mailing list Obama on 3/30/09. The measure has been called the most
from Patrick‟s site. Here you get all job listings submitted sent significant conservation victory in the last 15 years.
directly to you by email the moment they are sent in, before they
are posted. Current fees are $5 for a month, $10 for three months, $35 annually. If you are a current Theatre School student, faculty or staff
member, you can get an extra month free with a 1 or 3 month subscription, or an extra 3 months with a 1 year subscription by simply
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following the instructions for payment. Then send an email to
email@example.com with both the email address you subscribed with, and the
following code: “Dean Culbert loves me!” The additional time will be automatically added by
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the webmaster. American Theatre Company
CHLOE EMMA HUGHES (BFA, Theatre Arts, „08) lives in NYC and is the Assistant 1909 W. Byron, 773/409-4125
Manager of Individual Giving at Second Stage Theatre.
TRACY HULTGREN (BFA, Acting, „85) is the 1st licensed and certified SAQ (Speed, Agility, DESMIN BORGES (BFA, Acting,‘05),
Quickness) advanced trainer in the U.S. He is the founder and president of Advanced CHRISTINA NIEVES (BFA, Acting,‘09) and
Fitness Training. AFT is dedicated to teaching and developing fundamental movement skills EDGAR SANCHEZ (BFA, Acting,‘07) will
that can be integrated into the sports, leisure and fitness activities of all ages. Tracy be in Welcome to Arroyo’s, opens 4/15/10
completed a master‟s degree in Human Movement (kinesiology) from A.T. Still University and runs through 5/16/10.
Arizona School of Health Sciences earlier and is now an adjunct faculty member there.
JOE HUPPERT (BFA, Theatre Studies, „04) is the Sound Supervisor for La Jolla Playhouse
and the UC San Diego theater program.
KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, „09) has two of her pieces as part of Yoni Ki Baat (a
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monologue cycle loosely based on Eve Ensler‟s The Vagina Monologues), Strawdog LENORA INEZ BROWN (Faculty) is
Theatre, through 1/31/10. Her Sonnets From Last Night or, To Text or Not to Text will be President of Theatre for Young
part of Vintage Theatre Collective‟s Sonnet Festival 2010 at the Rough House, one night Audiences/USA (TYA/USA). Fellow
only, 1/16/10. Kristin is the literary/artistic management intern at Trinity Repertory Company
members include ERNIE NOLAN (MFA,
in Providence, RI for their 2009-2010 season; EUGENE LEE (BFA, Scene Design, „64) is a Directing, ‗04) and KAREN SHARP
Resident Designer there and SHAYNA O‘NEILL (BFA, Stage Management, „08) is a (Certificate, Acting, ‗82). CAITLIN
production assistant. HANSEN (BFA, Theatre Studies, ‗07) is
SCOTT ILLINGWORTH (BFA, Acting, „98 & MFA, Directing, „08) is an adjunct faculty the TYA/USA office administrator.
member at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program as well as Marymount Manhattan College. DAVID MOLD (MFA,
Directing, „97) is an Associate Professor at Marymount Manhattan and RON PIRETTI (MFA, Acting, „75) is an adjunct professor there.
JAMES IMMEKUS (BFA, Acting, „03) is soon to start work on the independent horror film Supermarket from the folks who did The Blair
Witch Project and he will be appearing in a new FX series Justifiers. He is a member of the Interact Theatre Company in North Hollywood,
LA. He is also in commercials for Mountain Dew and Carl‟s Jr/Hardee‟s, and was recently in an episode of Fox‟s Lie To Me.
EVAN JACKSON (MFA, Directing, „03) is co-founder, Artistic Director and Chair of Idle Muse Theatre Company. STACEY SUBLETTE
(BFA, Acting, „03) is an ensemble member at Idle Muse Theatre.
JACQUI JACKSON (BFA, Acting, „08) is Greta in the film Hannah Free, starring Sharon Gless. The film has scheduled screenings around
the US through May 2010, and won awards at the Montreal International LGBT Film Festival (Best Feature), Philadelphia Q-Fest Audience
award (Best Feature Film), Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Best Narrative Feature Film), Madrid Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Best
Actress), Best of the Midwest Awards (Best Editor), and Out Music Award for Outstanding Instrumental/Soundtrack Song for “Goodbye
ANNIE JACOBS (BFA, Theatre Technology, „02) is in NYC working in the Production Management division of Showman, working on several
Broadway and TV shows including NBC‟s Today Show, NBC’s Football Night in America, and CBS Football.
JOHN JENKINS (Faculty) is a board member of Plasticene Physical Theater Company. John recently filming Red Blue, produced by
DePaul‟s Digital Cinema program.
LUKE JOHANSON (BFA Acting Program ,‟02-‟06) is in the band Brothers
SEAL PRODUCTS banned of August. They are currently on their first national tour.
ANTHONY JOHNSON (BFA, Production Management, „95) is the
Production Manager and Lighting Designer for Brentwood School in Los
The European Parliament has voted to ban imports of Angeles.
seal products, including fur coats and even omega-3 pills JIM JOHNSON (Former Faculty) worked with some other voice teachers
made with seal oil, in an attempt to force Canada to end developing AccentHelp, a website that offers recordings and written
the annual seal hunt. materials for learning a dialect. The site currently offers 20 downloads. Jim
Th European Union (EU) assembly overwhelmingly is the Head of Performance at the University of Houston School of Theatre
endorsed a bill that says commercial seal hunting, and Dance. He also has a series of regional commercials running for
notably in Canada, is ―inherently inhumane.‖ The bill Southern Dental, and did the voice of Lucky for the animated feature The
needed the backing of the EU governments, but officials Last Flight of the Champion, currently in production.
called that a formality since national envoys had already
endorsed the bill. NIC JONES (BFA, Lighting Design, „08) is Resident Production Master
Canada‘s east-coast hunt is the largest of its kind in the Electrician for the Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire.
world, killing an average of 300,000 harp seals annually. LISA JOYCE (BFA, Acting, '04) stars opposite Woody Harrelson in The
In 2006, Canada exported around $5.5 million (U.S. Messenger, currently in select theatres.
dollars) worth of seal products, such as pelts, meat and
oils, to the EU. The EU ban will apply to all products and BETSY (LEONARD) KAAGE (BFA, Scene Design, „92) lives in Galena, IL
processed goods derived from seals. with her husband Bill and their 2 children, where she has enjoyed a
Seals are also hunted in Norway, Namibia, Sweden, successful career as an artist. Her current work includes a large outdoor
Finland, Britain and Russia. mural at the historical Arts and Recreation Center, illustrations for the
children‟s book Ella’s Funt and several paintings of the beautiful Galena
scenery. She also enjoys collaborating long distance with friend WENDY (SCHENBERG) FARBER (BFA, Acting, „95) on productions for
Wendy‟s theater company, City Center Children‟s Theater. Betsy is proud of her business grace E mae, where she paints and sells unique
and colorful canvas handbags.
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BOB KALLUS (BFA, Directing, „72) acted and directed through 1981 before switching careers. He is a licensed marriage and family
therapist living and working in Valparaiso, IN.
LEVI KAPLAN (MFA, Directing, „03) is teaching theatre and the director of the technical theatre department at Woodward Academy in
STANA KATIC (MFA Acting Program, „00-‟01) is series regular Kate Beckett in ABC‟s Castle, now in its second season.
LAYNI KATZ (Certificate, Acting, „86) Layni has a CD available. Congratulations, Layni!
JOE KAZMIERSKI (BFA, Lighting Design, „00) enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2002. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf from February
through August 2003. Currently, he is a Damage Controlman 2nd class (E-5) working as a Firefighter/EMT on his ship, the USS LEYTE
GULF CG-55, in Norfolk, VA. They are currently in a training cycle revving up for their next potential deployment.
DARIN KEESING (BFA, Lighting Design, '96) is designing the lighting for the entire 09-10 season of Phoenix Theatre Company for Children
in Columbus, OH.
ERIN KEHR (BFA, Scene Design, „98) is the Properties Manager at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
NAMBI E. KELLY (BFA, Playwrighting, „95) was recently nominated for a 3 Arts Artist Award in the category of theatre as an actor and
playwright; and she will appear in The Lost Boys of Sudan, Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, opens 3/19/10 and runs through 4/25/10.
DODI (DOLORES) KENAN (Certificate, Acting, „67) lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is completing a BS degree in Professional Studies, St. Francis
College, Spring, 2011.
KATHY KEYES (Faculty) has been a voiceover artist for the past 14 years. Some of her recent work includes commercial voiceovers for
Bud Light, Kraft, McDonald‟s and RayOVac.
A. LESLIE KIES (BFA, Acting,‟04) lives in LA. She can be seen in the national Cold Stone Creamery and Target commercials. She also
recently accepted a role in the full length featured film Last Call.
BRIAN KIMMET (BFA, Acting, „99) is working with Will & Company, a Shakespeare company in LA.
BARBARA KINGSLEY (BFA, Acting, „75) is stand-by for Estelle Parsons and Libby George in the national tour of August: Osage County.
JEFF STILL (MFA, Acting,‟89) is also in the cast. The show will be in Chicago 2/2/10—2/14/10 at Cadillac Palace Theatre.
LEE KIRK (BFA, Acting, „96) is engaged to Jenna Fisher. Congrats Lee! He wrote the screenplay for Dan Savage‟s best selling book The
Kid, for which SEAN GUNN (BFA, Acting, „96) recently acquired the film rights. A director has been attached to the project, and filming is
scheduled to begin sometime later this year. He also wrote and acted in the film Pants on Fire. SEAN GUNN (BFA, Acting, „96) is also in the
YASMINE KISS (BFA, Production Management, „98) is the Production Stage Manager at the Seattle Opera.
RYAN KITLEY (MFA, Acting, „98) is the lead in the film The Heart of the Matter, which has been accepted to the Breckenridge Film Festival,
the Great Lakes Film Festival and the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Ryan also recorded 3 new voices/characters for the next Star
Wars video game with Lucas Arts. He is also teaching part time and directing at New Roads High School in Santa Monica and Pasadena
City College. Ryan founded The Ensemble Workshop in LA.
MARK KLARICH (BFA, Acting, „76) is in a national commercial for Allstate Insurance, currently running. He is a volunteer and participate in
YoungStorytellers, a Hollywood-backed organization that works with 5th grades to write a short screenplay, which is then performed by
professional actors at the participating schools. He is also is an attorney and an accountant, practicing tax, business and entertainment law in
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DePaul expanded its presence in downtown Chicago with the acquisition of the historic Lytton Building at 14 E. Jackson Blvd in
June 2008. The 18-story, 384,000-square-foot structure is the 5th historic building that DePaul owns along Jackson Blvd. The
facility expands DePaul‘s real estate footprint in the South Loop by roughly 25%, totaling 1.7 million square feet and makes
DePaul the largest educational institution in the area. The university is currently retrofitting several floors of the building to
house graduate programs offered by the recently established College of Communication; the School for New Learning is
expected to relocate there also.
U.S. News & World Report’s annual ―America‘s Best Graduate Schools‖ was released this past April. DePaul‘s College of Law
placed among the top 100 in the nation, while the university‘s part-time MBA program earned a spot among the top 10 in its
category for the 14th time. The College of Law‘s part-time program also ranked 21st in an new survey of such programs by U.S.
DePaul received a $7.5 million gift—its second largest private donation ever—from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to establish
the School of Hospitality Leadership, which will help address the hospitality industry‘s growing need for highly educated,
diverse management. Based at the university‘s nationally recognized College of Commerce in downtown Chicago, the school
will offer a bachelor‘s degree in hospitality leadership beginning Fall 2009-10 to prepare students for management roles at
hotels, restaurants, convention and tourism ventures, spas and related leisure industries.
Interested in volunteering and donating your time and expertise to students and other alumni? Join the ASK (Alumni Sharing
Knowledge) Volunteer Network of Alumni Relations and Network, a unique career-focused mentor program devoted to helping
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index.aspx All you need is: a willingness to contribute time and expertise to students and other alumni; a DePaul degree (or
Goodman School of Drama for alumni prior to 1978); and access to email. The program runs primarily online, so your
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New Hampshire, Vermont and Arizona. He and his wife Ochazania raised 8 children and they MOREthan a few
have 10 grandchildren. Mark, his wife and 2 children are members of the musical group
D’Moja, which has performed throughout New England over the last 18 years.
RACHEL KLEM (MFA, Acting, „96) and her husband founded Common Ground Theatre in
Durham, NC. Rachel is also teaching Intro to Theatre at North Carolina State University. P.O. Box 1904, 312/409-4778
JULIE KLINE (BFA, Acting, „02 is the producer for the Evening Reading Series at Rattlestick MEGHAN BEALS McCARTHY (MFA,
Playwrights Theatre in NYC. She is a Literary Associate at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. Directing, '07), a Caffeine Theatre
She is also an artistic associate of Rising Phoenix Repertory. board member, directs Wild Nights with
Emily, Caffeine Theatre at the Lincoln
COLLEEN (WELSH) KNAPP (BFA, Production Management, „02) is married to Alex Knapp.
Square Theatre, opens 3/5/10 and runs
Currently, Colleen works at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she is also pursuing
through 4/11/10. JESSICA
her Masters in Higher Education Administration.
(ROSENBERGER) BENNETT (BFA,
PAUL KONRAD (BFA, Acting, „87) can be seen Monday through Friday mornings as the Acting, '07), ANNIE CALHOUN (MFA,
weatherman on WGN-TV‟s morning news show and is a Professional Associate on The Acting, '09), and AMANDA HARTLEY
Theatre School Board. (MFA, Acting, '08) are in the
DAVID KOVAC (BFA, Acting, „93) continues to regularly perform his comedy/magic act at cast. ALARIE HAMMOCK (BFA,
Costume Design, '09) and SAMANTHA
Navy Pier, and he is the Kissing Bandit in an independent, currently untitled film shot recently
UMSTEAD (BFA, Costume Design, '09)
in Chicago. David invites you to visit his website.
are Co-Costume Designers; CASEY
HEATHER (LINDSTEN) KRAUZA (BFA, Costume Design, „99) is a Technical Designer for DIERS (BFA, Lighting Design. '09), a
Babies “R” Us in New Jersey. She recently earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do and went to Caffeine artistic associate, is the
Seoul, South Korea this past May to train with their national team. Lighting Designer; STEPHEN
ADAM KROLOFF (BFA, Acting '93) is the leader (Songwriter, Lead Singer, Guitar Player) for CARMODY (BFA, Scenic Design, '10) is
the band Captain Paradox; their debut album, Things Went Too Far, is now available on the Set Designer; COURTNEY KNYSCH
iTunes. He is an award winning Sound Designer for stage, TV and Film; a puppeteer and (BFA, Theatre Arts, '09), a Caffeine
director of the Paradox Puppet Theater; a music teacher; and has taught an Audio for Video artistic associate, is the Casting
class at Point Park University. More info and links to some of his work can be found at his Associate; and JENNIFER SHOOK
website. (Faculty) is the Dramaturg, Associate
Director and Caffeine Theatre's Artistic
AARON KUBEY (BFA, Theatre Studies, ‟06) is the Executive Director/President for the Director.
National Theatre of the Deaf in West Hartford, CT.
MACKENZIE KYLE (BFA, Acting,‟05) got engaged to ADAM SIMON (BFA, Playwrighting, „03)
on 2/14/09. Congratulations to both of you! She is in The Perfume Shop at Asolo Repertory JENNIFER SHOOK (Faculty) is the
Theatre in Florida, through 4/1/10. artistic director of Caffeine Theatre.
JASON BECK (BFA, Acting, ‗98 & Staff)
CAROLYN LADD (MFA, Acting, „99) teaches Voice and Speech at the Educational Center for is president of the Board of Trustees,
the Arts in New Haven, CT as well as private voice lessons. CHRISTINE ADAIRE (Former Faculty),
MATT LAMBERT (BFA, Theatre Management, „94) is the 1st Assistant Stage Manager for DAVE DASTMALCHIAN (BFA, Acting,
The Lion King U.S. tour. ‗99), CASEY DIERS (BFA, Lighting
Design, ‗09), and COURTNEY KNYSCH
JOHNNY LANCASTER (MFA, Acting, „97) is (BFA, Theatre Arts, ‗09) are Artistic
MOREthan a few the voice of AirTran Airlines, the Pepsi Vanilla
campaign and the Fisher Price Rescue Heroes
As s ocia tes . M EG H AN B E ALS
McCARTHY (MFA, Directing,‘07) is on
toy line. He has voiceover TV spots currently the board of trustees.
Sansculottes Theatre Company running for Pringles, Hall‟s Fruitbreezers, Zest,
Dannon, Center for Disease Control, Pillsbury, Panasonic, NY Lottery, Discovery Health,
P.O. Box 256570, 773/540-3576 Showtime, Dentyne Ice and L‟Oreal. Johnny does promos for Fifth Wheel, IFC, Nickelodeon,
MTV and the Cartoon Network. He‟s the voice of the 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons show
that will run for the next three years on VH1, and he narrates the NBC TV show Olympic Gold,
TOM HORAN (BFA, Playwrighting,‘02) which is hosted by former Olympian Summer Sanders. And of course, there are his radio
is the Artistic Director of Sansculottes. spots for AOL, Verizon, Staples, Lowes, Titleist Golf Balls and Crown Royal.
CAMILLA BERGIN (BFA, Theatre
Studies,‘04) is the Operations Manager, PENNY LANE (SANDI MARCUS) (Certificate, Acting, „66) went into public relations after a
RILEY COOPER (BFA, Acting,‘03) is an career in voiceovers spending six years working for a large firm, then branched out on her own
artistic associate alum, DEAN CORRIN 6 years ago doing small to medium sized accounts. Contact Penny at PENLAJ@aol.com
(Faculty) is a board member, JASON BETHANY LANG (BFA, Theatre Management, „08) is the Grants Coordinator at Chicago
DEMMA (BFA, General Theatre Children‟s Museum.
Studies,‘05) is a company member,
MATT GAWRYK (BFA, Lighting SUZANNE LANG (MFA, Acting, „04), JAMES GRANT (BFA, Acting, „62) and RICHARD
Design,‘04) is a company member, DAN PIERRELOUIS (BFA, Acting, „03) are in the film What If.., to be released 2/14/10.
KERR-HOBERT (BFA, Acting,‘03) is the JAMES LANGA (BFA, Theatre Studies, „05) and MICHAEL CHIAPPE (BFA, Acting, „05) run
Associate Artistic Director, TAI IMAGINIF, an entertainment company in Cleveland, OH.
PALMGREN (BFA, Playwrighting,‘01) is
a company member, TERRY SELUCKY LAUREN LANSING (BFA, Theatre Studies, „05) lives in Denver, CO, and is teaching 3rd
(BFA, Playwrighting,‘01) is a company grade in a dual-language program at Escuela de Guadalupe in Denver, CO. She teaches all
co-founder, ADAM SIMON (BFA, regular classes in both languages (English & Spanish) and helps direct the bilingual extra-
Playwrighting,‘03) is the Literary curricular theatre classes as well as the yearly performances.
Manager, and C. MITCHELL TURNER KEVIN LAWSON (BFA, Lighting Design, „91) is the Lighting Director for the US Olympic
(BFA, Playwrighting,‘01) is a company Committee Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Mandela Day Celebration NY, Comedy
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Central‟s Roast of Joan Rivers, and the NFL Kickoff 2009—Live from Pittsburgh on NBC.
LOREN LAZERINE (Certificate, Acting, „88) is in the film Fast and Furious 4.
MICK (MICHAEL) LEAVITT (BFA, Acting, „81) is a multi-Tony Award winning producer. Former
President of Fox Theatrical, he and partner Stuart Oken formed Elephant Eye Theatrical (EET).
EUGENE LEE (BFA, Scene Design, „64) is a Resident Designer for Trinity Repertory Company in
Providence, RI. KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, „09) is the literary/artistic management
intern for Trinity‟s 2009-2010 season and SHAYNA O‘NEILL (BFA, Stage Management, „08) is a
KRISHNA LeFAN (BFA, Acting, „96) is a company member of Trap Door Theatre. CAROLYN
HOERDEMANN (BFA, Acting, „92) is in Minna, Trap Door Theatre, through 2/13/10.
LIZZ LEISER (BFA, Playwrighting, „01) is an active playwright in NYC and is also working at
Creative Talent Company.
DAN LeMONNIER (MFA, Acting, „80) invites you to visit his website.
LINDSAY LEOPOLD (MFA, Acting,‟09) will be playing Sally Bowles in The Hypocrites‟ production of
Cabaret at DCA Storefront Theatre, opens 4/15/10 and runs through 5/23/10.
JOSH LEVINE (BFA, Playwrighting, „02) is studying in the MFA Playwrighting program at Rutgers Juanuario Conrad Stageman (at
University, where he„ll be studying under Lee Blessing (Playwrighting), Richard Dresser (Writing for 10 months), son of WREN
TV) and James Ryan (Screenwriting). He also still maintains his web design portfolio and his writing LONGNO (BFA, Theatre Studies,
portfolio. ‗99) and Dan Stageman.
-photo supplied by Wren Longno
DANA LEWENTHAL (MFA, Acting, „97) invites you to visit her website for more information on her
KELLUM LEWIS (MFA, Acting, ‟92) is the Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Programs at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital
in Pasadena, CA. He also has a private psychotherapy practice in West Hollywood, CA. Additionally, Kellum and his partner, a visual
effects artist and trainer, are launching a post-production effects company called MonkeyWeed Pros which will provide a full range of visual
effects services for independent filmmakers including VFX supervision and coordination, image repair and restoration, animation, opticals,
titles and production web hosting. They worked on the films 500 Days of Summer, Miss March, and Whitest Kids You Know.
ANNE LIBERA (Faculty) is the Executive Artistic Director of the Second City Training Center and has written a book, The Second City
Almanac of Improvisation.
MOREthan a few
TINA LILLY (MFA, Directing, „92) is the Arts Services Manager for Georgia Council for the
Arts in Atlanta.
ROLANDO LINARES (BFA, Production Management, „99) is the Assistant Stage Manager for
Goodman Theatre the touring production of Wicked.
170 N. Dearborn, 312/443-3800
NIKKI LINT (BFA, Production Management, „03) is the Child Wrangler for the National Tour of
SCOTT ILLINGWORTH (BFA, Acting, Mary Poppins.
‗98 & MFA, Directing, ‗09) is assistant PAULA (CALE) LISBE (BFA, Acting, „93) is a Professional Associate on The Theatre School
directing the world premiere of The Board.
Long Red Road, directed by Phillip
Seymour Hoffman. Previews begin PAM (WOODRUFF) LOBLEY (BFA, Acting,‟82) is a humor columnist for a variety of
2/13/10, opens 2/22/10 and runs newspapers and websites and is collaborating on a new musical. Her book You Definitely
through 3/14/10. Know You’re a Mom When…. is available now on Amazon.
WREN LONGNO (BFA, Theatre Studies, „99) is the Director of Communications for Housing
NAMBI E. KELLY (BFA, Playwrighting, and Service, Inc, a non-profit that develops and manages permanent, supportive housing for
‗95) will be in The Good Negro, opens the formerly homeless.
5/1/10 and runs through 6/6/10. Nambi
is this year‘s Playwrighting Fellow for LINDA (HICKMAN) LUBELL (BFA, Acting, „91) is a singer/songwriter. You can hear snippets
the Goodman. from her album, Perfect Heart. She performs regularly in the Chicago area. Linda invites you
to visit her homepage.
MICHAEL BEGORA (BFA, Theatre JACK LUCKY (BFA, Theatre Studies, „92) is an Associate Adjunct Professor at Southwestern
Technology, ‗05) is the Assistant Law School in LA. He is also a judge in the Riverside County Superior Court, appointed by
Technical Director, STEPHEN GEIS California‟s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
(BFA, Theatre Technology,‘90) is the
Shop Carpenter, KARL KOCHVAR DARBY LUNCEFORD (BFA, Theatre Studies, „97) is the Director of Marketing for National
(BFA, Lighting Design, ‗80) is a Artists Management Company (NAMCO). He oversees all marketing activities for Chicago the
Resident Scenic Artist, DAVID NAUTON Musical in NYC, and the London engagement.
(Facult y) is the House Audio JAMES M. LYNCH (MFA, Directing, „92)‟s book The Hamlet Secret: A Self-Directed
Supervisor, BIRGIT RATTENBORG- (Shakespearean) Workbook for Living a Passionate, Joy-Filled Life is now available in stores.
WISE (Faculty) is the Head Draper, He is also writing articles for in the Living Section of The Huffington Post. He is the founder of
KRISTIN TORGRIMSON (BFA, Stage the Art Walk in Highland Park, IL. James‟ artwork was also featured in the project. James
M a na ge m en t , ‗ 1 0) i s a s ta g e lives in Highland Park, IL with his wife and 3 children and is also on that city's Cultural Arts
management intern, ROCHE Commission.
SCHULFER (Faculty) is the Executive
Director and ALDEN VASQUEZ CELIA MADEOY (MFA, Acting, „91) is a faculty member at the University of Arizona. Celia is
(Faculty) is the Goodman Theatre‘s also a company actor with the Arizona Repertory Theatre, where she will be associate director
Production Stage Manager. for The Taming of the Shrew, opens 2/24/10 and runs through 3/27/10, and The Tamer
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Tamed, opens 3/3/10 and runs through 3/28/10. She will also be playing Mrs. Webb in Our
Town with Rogue Theatre in Tucson. MOREthan a few
LAURA MAHLER (BFA, Acting,‟06) invites you to visit her website
LAURA MALARA (BFA, Acting,‟08) is in Storytown at IO Theatre every Saturday morning. Victory Gardens Theater
MELANIE PLANK (BFA, Theatre Arts,‟11) is also in the cast.
2433 N. Lincoln, 773/871-3000
COBEY MANDARINO (MFA, Acting, „04) teaches Acting at the New York Film Academy.
Cobey is also a script reader for The Public Theater.
JAMES SHERMAN (Faculty) wrote
CHIARA MANGIAMELI (BFA, Acting, „94) founded the flamenco trio Idilio, which recently
Jacob and Jack which will premiere at
released their debut album. Chiara is teaching Pilates mat classes at Northwestern University
Victory Gardens. Previews begin
in Evanston and she‟s in the process of opening her own Pilates studio in the Logan Square
5/14/10, press opening 5/24/10, runs
neighborhood of Chicago. She performs regularly with The Guitars of Spain throughout the
through 6/20/10. DENNIS ZACEK (GSD
Chicagoland area, and she is offering flamenco classes on Sundays.
& BA, DePaul University, ‗63) will
JOE MANTEGNA (BFA Acting Program, „67-‟69) plays David Rossi in CBS‟s Criminal Minds. direct.
He has now completed over 70 films in addition to many theatre and TV appearances.
JIM MARONEK (MFA, Scene Design, „58 & Professor Emeritus) has been an active member
KEVIN ANDERSON (Certificate, Acting,
of the United Scenic Artists for 50 years. Congratulations! Jim and his wife Carole have a 15-
‗81) will be in the world premiere of A
acre estate, Silver Poplar Studios, with Russian-inspired buildings and gardens. It has long
Guide For The Perplexed, opens 7/9/10
been an artists‟ retreat in Ellison Bay, Door County, and is now open in all seasons. Jim‟s
and runs through 8/23/10.
gallery, located in a unique barn built for large Russian parties, and dubbed Ellison
Wonderland, features his fine art. Regular Gallery hours are 1-4PM Fridays and Saturdays,
May through September, or by appointment or destiny. Check out his website. BRIAN BARASCH (BFA, Theatre
Management, ‗09) is the Executive
TANERA MARSHALL (MFA, Acting, „95) is Assistant Professor of Theater at UIC. Their next
Assistant, DEAN CORRIN (Staff) is an
production will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opens 2/19/10 and runs through 2/28/10.
playwrights ensemble member, JAN
CALVIN MARTY (BFA, Acting, „05) and WIL FLEMING (BFA, Acting, „04) are in the band KALLISH (Faculty) is the Executive
Calvin Marty and the Sunken Ship. Director, KATHLEEN MUELLER (BFA,
Theatre Management, ‗09) is a box
ADAM MATHIAS (BFA, Playwrighting, „96) wrote the book and lyrics for See Rock City &
office ticket associate as well as a
Other Destinations, which won last year‟s Richard Rodgers Award. Adam co-founded The
house manager/bartender, FARREL
Theatre School's Wrights of Spring new play festival, which will celebrate its 16th anniversary
WILSON (MFA, Acting, ‗89) is working
in May 2010. He invites you to visit his website.
as an artist in residence at several
KAREN MAUDE (BFA, Theatre Studies, „92) is the Executive Director for the Lieutenant Chicago high schools for the Victory
General Timothy J. Maude Foundation that was set up in memory of her father, the highest Gardens Education Dept., DENNIS
ranking soldier killed at the Pentagon during the 9/11/01 terrorist attack. Karen is now the ZACEK (GSD & BA, DePaul University,
Director of Finance and Administration for the Association of Children‟s Museums. ‗63) is the Artistic Director, ZACH
ZULAUF (BFA, Theatre Studies, ‗06) is
AMANTHA MAY (BFA, Acting, „93) is the artistic director of The Dunyana Dance Ensemble in
NYC specializing in contemporary American belly dance. the Education Coordinator.
ADAM MAYFIELD (BFA, Acting, „00) is Scott Chandler in ABC‟s All My Children. He has national commercials running for Country Crock,
Coors Light, Taco Bell and Aflac Insurance. He recently filmed 6 shorts for Jerry Zucker and an independent film called Corps Run. He was
also recently in the film Love Struck at the 48 hour film festival.
TIM MAZUREK (BFA, Costume Design, „98) works at DePaul‟s School of Music. He invites you to visit his food blog, for which he was
recently interviewed by Gapers Block.
JAY McALEER (BFA, Lighting Design,‟92) is in his 6th season as the Technical Director at On the Boards at The Behnke Center for
Contemporary Performance in Seattle, WA.
BRIDGET McCARTY (BFA, Stage Management, „04) is the General Stage Manager for Cirque du Soliel‟s North American touring production
TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY (BFA, Acting, „03) will be the director and co-editor for Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company in
Stratford, England, opens 5/1/10 and runs through 9/11/10. Tarrell was listed by Advocate Magazine as one of the Forty Under 40 in the
arts, and is the Royal Shakespeare Company‟s international writer in residence. His play Wig Out! is nominated for a GLAAD Media Award,
honoring fair, accurate and inclusive representations of gay individuals. PAUL OAKLEY STOVALL (BFA, Acting,‟91)‟s play As Much As You
Can is also nominated for the award.
MOREthan a few ERIC McGILL (MFA, Acting, „77) is a member of The San Francisco Gay Men‟s Chorus. He is
also a member of Pan Theatre, an improv company that performs in various venues in San
Old Town School of Folk Music Francisco and Oakland.
4644 N. Lincoln Ave, 773/728-6000 JOHANNA McKAY (BFA, Acting, „88) regularly participates in a group called P. S. Arts, a
program in the Los Angeles area to put artists into public schools that cannot afford arts
programs. Funding is provided through Oprah Winfrey and Old Navy.
CAROLYN CRISTOFANI (BFA, Costume JESSICA McKENZIE (BFA, Theatre Studies, „99) is a publicist for a book publishing company
Design, ‗92), DEBORAH KING (BFA, in Salt Lake City, UT and is shooting for the New York Times Best-seller list.
Acting, ‗92) and MARY PETERSON
(MFA, Acting, ‗81) are on the faculty, KENN McLAUGHLIN (BFA, Acting, ‟90) is the Producing Artistic Director of Stages Repertory
YOLANDA ANDROZZO (BFA, Acting, Theatre in Houston, TX.
‗91) is also on the faculty and is the GABE McPHERSON (BFA, Acting, „00) is a teaching artist for the conservatory training
Youth Outreach Manager.
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DIDyou know? program at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Tacoma, WA teaching
acting, musical theatre, voice, and movement classes, and is the director of the
summer programs for kids from 3rd grade through high school. His also is in the
-People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from band Doxology.
being indoors a lot more.
-Visit www.themanhattaproject.org, type in any ALEX MEDA (BFA, Theatre Arts, „07) created THE (ARTIST) INITIATIVE, an
Manhattan address or landmark building, and you interdisciplinary organization and institution of learning, employing a collective
will get a shot of what that location looked like in framework, providing artists with the administrative and collaborative resources
1609. needed to develop and exhibit new work. Alex is the managing director of Teatro
-When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even Luna, currently producing Lunatic(a)s playing at Chicago Dramatists, extended
your heart. through 2/21/10. DIANE HERRERA (BFA, Playwrighting, „96) is an artistic
-Modern U.S. presidents have fulfilled less than 70% associate and the PlayLab director for Teatro Luna and CHRISTINA NIEVES
of their campaign promises, according to historical (BFA, Acting, „09) is in the cast.
studies. SPENCE MEDFORD (BFA Acting Program, „90-‟91) is the vice president of
-Babies are born without kneecaps; they don't development at Swedish Covenant Hospital here in Chicago.
appear until they are 2-6 years old.
JONATHAN MEIER (MFA, Acting, „85) is the Director of Theatre at Mundelein
-The Peace Corps has seen a 24% surge in
applications in the first half of 2009 compared with High School in Mundelein, IL where he teaches both acting and technical
theatre, as well as directing the school‟s productions. At Mundelein, he will direct
the same periods two years ago.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, opens 2/4/10 and runs through 2/6/10; and
-The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years
Footloose, opens 4/29/10 and runs through 5/2/10.
waiting in lines.
-Roughly one-third of U.S. federal employees – RYAN MEISHEID (BFA, Theatre Management, „04) is the General Management
600,000 – are eligible for retirement in the next four Fiscal Coordinator at BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
KYMBERLY MELLEN (MFA, Acting, ‟00) is a visiting professor at Brigham
-The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
Young University teaching Beginning and Intermediate Acting and a Musical/
-The after-tax income of the richest 1% of U.S.
citizens increased by 256% from 1979 to 2006, but it
increased only 11% for the poorest one-fifth of U.S. MICHAEL MERKER (MFA, Directing/Acting, „78) is on hiatus as Artistic Director
citizens (who make an average of $16,500 a year.) for World Stage Ministries, Renton, WA.
-The average housefly lives for one month.
FRANK MERLE (BFA, Playwrighting, „01) is happy to report that his screenplay
-The suicide rate for police is at least 50% higher
Graves Farms has been selected in the MovieHatch competition to move onto
than the national average, and they generally kill
another round where it will be looked at by several Hollywood decision-makers.
themselves with the gun they used in the line of
He has two other completed screenplays making the rounds in Hollywood,
Criminality and Ruinous. Frank has two other feature films in development: a
-40,000 U.S. citizens are injured by toilets each year.
small-town zombie movie called Bad Batch and a psychological corporate thriller
-Fresno, CA, was ranked by the Brookings
called Death Method. He is currently seeking producing partners for Death
Institution in 2005 as the U.S. city with the greatest
Method at IndieGoGo.
concentration of poverty.
-A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened. JANET MESSMER (Faculty) is the Costume Curator for the Evanston Historical
-The percentage of workers over 65 is increasing Society. Her current exhibit, A New Century Opens: Evanston Fashions 1900-
faster than any other age group, according to the 1910, opened 11/1/09.
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
JEN MICHEL (MFA, Acting, „95) lives in Rhode Island and acts in a few different
-The average computer user blinks 7 times a
theatre companies. She also runs the Women‟s Online Community for AOL.
-An island with a total area of less than 4000 square DARRELL MILLER (BFA, Theatre Studies, „90) is working for Exempla
miles, Jamaica has 579 species of ferns alone, a Healthcare in Denver, CO.
higher density, it is believed, than anywhere else in MARTIN MILLER (MFA Arts Leadership Program, „07-‟09) is the Managing
the world. Director of TheatreSquared, Fayetteville, AR.
-Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other
time of day. PAUL MILLER (BFA Lighting Design Program, „83—„87) designed the lighting
-Of the 1.6 million acres of redwood forest, 34% is for Legally Blonde: The Musical, currently on tour. Paul is the Assistant Lighting
owned by 3 companies, 21% by the state of Designer for Phantom, The Las Vegas Spectacular, Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas,
California and the federal government, and the rest open run. He is also the lighting designer for the next live touring Nickelodeon
by smallholders. production called Storytime Live! CURT OWENS (BFA, Theatre Management,
-Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep. „05) is a production associate for Broadway Across America on the show and
-In a long-term study, 57% of individuals who drank SUSAN VARGO (BFA, Theatre Management, „98) is the Executive Producer of
2 or more cans of diet soda per day became live theatricals for Nickelodeon.
overweight in an average of 8 years, compared with JULIE MILLETT (BFA Acting Program, „95-‟96) is a company member of Circle
47% in the study who drank regular soda. X Theatre, based in Hollywood, CA. Julie is a regular cast member of Fake
-The real reason ostriches stick their head in the Radio, a group of actors and comedians that perform radio scripts from the 30s,
sand is to search for water. 40s, and 50s before a live audience.
-Frank Langella turned 70 on 1/1/10.
-Mel Gibson turned 55 on 1/3/10. ELLEN MILLS (BFA, Acting, „97) lives in Minneapolis and is the Associate
-Rod Stewart turns 65 on 1/10/10. Producer of the Travel Channel series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.
-Kevin Kostner turns 55 at 1/18/10. GARY MILLS (BFA, Acting, „91) is the Co-Founder of Pinnacle Performance
-Jack Nicklaus turns 70 on 1/21/10. Company which teaches performance techniques to corporate executives across
-Diane Lane turns 55 on 1/22/10. the U.S. and Canada as well as in London, Amsterdam, Singapore and Sri
-Tom Selleck turns 65 on 1/29/10. Lanka.
-Gene Hackman turns 80 on 1/30/10.
DAVID MINK (Certificate, Acting, „62) runs Redmink Productions, which provides
entertainment for over 600 corporate events, meetings and trade shows
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MOREthan a few annually.
PETER MOHRMANN (MFA, Acting, „89) is the Managing Director for Capital Stage Company
in Sacramento, CA.
TimeLine Theatre DAVID MOLD (MFA, Directing, „97) is an Associate Professor at Marymount Manhattan
615 W. Wellington, 773/281-8463 College in NYC. RON PIRETTI (MFA, Acting, „75) and SCOTT ILLINGWORTH (BFA, Acting,
„98 & MFA, Directing, „08) are adjunct professors at Marymount Manhattan.
Nick Bowling, a TimeLine company JoANN MONTEMURRO (BFA, Acting,‟81) is the Co-Artistic Director and ensemble member of
member, will direct the Chicago Raven Theatre. JoAnn plays Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman, extended through 1/16/10.
premiere of The Farnsworth Invention, ALEX MONICAL (BFA, Acting, „99) is about a year away from getting his BFA in Interior
opens 4/17/10 and runs through Design at the Illinois Institute of Art, which was just voted one of the top ten interior design
6/13/10. JOHN CULBERT (Dean) will schools in the US.
design the scenery.
ANTONIO MOON (BFA, Acting,‟93) is in the short film The Swear Police. JOHN COLELLA
(BFA, Acting,‟92) and JIM ROOF (BFA, Acting,‟92) are also in the film.
LARA GOETSCH (Former Staff) is the JULIE MORGENSTERN (MFA Directing Program, „81-‟83) is an internationally recognized
Director of Marketing and organizing and time management expert and New Times best-selling author. Her clients have
Communications for TimeLine, JULIET included American Express, Microsoft, the NYC Mayor‟s Office and Microsoft. She is a
HART (MFA, Acting,‘95) is the Living frequent guest on shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today show, Good Morning
History Education Programs America, and NPR.
Coordinator, PJ POWERS (BFA,
Acting,‘95) is the Artistic Director, and TOBY MORRIS (BFA, Acting, „92 - „94) has launched his photography website.
BENJAMIN THIEM (BFA, Theatre CHRIS MORRISON (Certificate, Acting, „84) is the National Director of Country Marketing for
Studies, ‘04) is the Literary Manager. the Universal Music Group based in LA. In his position, Chris gets to work with many
Timeline Theatre Company is the superstar artists in the Country genre including Rascal Flatts, Shania Twain, George Strait,
recipient of this year‘s Richard Reba McEntire, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson. He‟s been with Universal Music in various
Goodman Strategic Planning Award capacities since 1994.
from the Association for Strategic
planning. KEVIN MORRISSEY (BFA,Scene Design,„89) is an Associate Professor and Department
Chairman of the Theatre Academy/Department of Theatre Arts at Los Angeles City College.
Kevin invites you to visit his website.
JULIA (MEADOR) MOSS (BFA, Scene Design, „03) lives in NYC and works at Showman Fabricators.
KAREN MOULD (BFA, Acting, „95) is a singer, songwriter, violinist, and lesbian activist. She was half of the group Bitch & Animal, but is now
working on her solo career as Bitch.
KATHLEEN MUELLER (BFA, Theatre Management, „09) is the Company Management Production Assistant with Addams Family—A New
Musical. The show closes 1/10/10 in Chicago; Kathleen is going with the show to NYC. Previews on Broadway begin 3/4/10 at the Lunt
Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th, opens 4/8/10, open run.
MICHAEL MUHNEY (BFA, Acting, „97) is Adam Wilson in CBS‟s Young and the Restless. Michael is in The Portal with Michael Madsen;
Columbus Day with Val Kilmer and Marg Helgenberger; and No Man’s Land: Reeker 2.
CALLIE MUNSON (BFA, Acting, „06) is currently filming as the principle role for the independent film Veracity which will have a run at Gene
Siskel in May 2010.
KATE MURA (BFA, Acting, „01) is a co-founder of Fuse Theatre Ensemble in Portland, OR. She invites you to check out her website with
performance, design and teaching information.
CARLOS MURILLO (Faculty) spent last summer at the Sundance Theatre Lab working on Diagram. He completed the Berkeley commission
of A Thick Description of Harry Smith. His play Dark Play had its German premiere this past Fall at Theatre der Stadt Aalen, and recently
closed at Forum Theatre in Washington, DC. Carlos has been commissioned to write a new play for Playwrights Horizons. Carlos is the co-
chair of the Playwrighting program at The Theatre School for the 2009-10 academic year and will become the chair of the program beginning
in 2010-11. Congratulations, Carlos!
KEVIN MURPHY (BA, Speech, „57 & MA, Sociology, „73) is the secretary and webmaster for
the Calumet Stewardship Initiative. The Calumet Region includes much of Northwestern MOREthan a few
Indiana and the Southeast corner of the city of Chicago. It is defined as that segment of the
two-state area drained by the Grand Calumet and Little Calumet Rivers. In addition to the The Actor‘s Gang Ensemble Theatre
southeastern sections of Chicago, the region includes Gary, East Chicago, Hammond, 9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA
Whiting, Crown Point, Chesterton and Valparaiso, among others. Check out the site for 310/838-4264
opportunities to help the environment; many of them are free. Also check out an online copy of
the special Calumet issue of Chicago Wilderness Magazine.
KIMOSHA MURPHY (Faculty) is the Managing/Artistic Director of the ALYO Children‟s Dance ROB ADLER (BFA, Acting, ‗99), JASON
Theatre, an art education effort to develop the talents and knowledge of urban children DENUSZEK (BFA, Acting, ‗99), BRIAN
through the dance and music traditions of Africa. KIMMET (BFA, Acting, ‗99) and CHRIS
SCHULTZ (BFA, Acting, ‗99) are
NICK (GLENN) NASELIUS (Certificate, Lighting Design, ‟50) is a fellow of the United States company members.
Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). This is an honorary designation bestowed for life
upon those members who have made a truly outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry and the work of the Institute. JERRY
GORRELL (BFA, Theatre Technology, „65) and ERIC FIELDING (MFA, Scene Design, ‟76) are also fellows.
MICHAEL NEFF (BFA Acting Program, „89-‟91) is a Sergeant First Class in the army, has been reassigned from somewhere in the desert
between Jordan and Baghdad, to the Army Reserve Training School for Maintenance at Fort McCoy, WI. His mission is primarily to train
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MOREthan a few soldiers who are deploying to combat areas on maintenance issues they will encounter with
new materials and methods. Michael is also working toward an MA in Education and a
Certificate in Counseling.
Northlight Theatre DAVID NEW (BFA, Acting, „87) is a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago.
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL MARC NEWMAN (BFA, Theatre Arts, „08) is in the MA in Film/Cinema Studies program at
847-673-6300 Columbia University in NYC.
CHRISTINA NIEVES (BFA, Acting, „09) is in Lunatic(a)s playing at Chicago Dramatists,
extended through 2/21/10. DIANE HERRERA (BFA, Playwrighting, „96) is an artistic
DEMETRIOS TROY (BA, Theatre Arts, ‗04) associate and the PlayLab director for Teatro Luna where ALEX MEDA (BFA, Theatre Arts,
is in Awake and Sing. Directed by Amy
„07) is the Managing Director.
Morton and featuring Mike Nausbaum
and Rondi Reed, the show opens 1/21/10 TIM NORDWIND (BFA, Playwrighting, „98) is in the band OK GO. He and the band also
and runs through 2/28/10. wrote and performed the theme music for the National Public Radio‟s daily program
Odyssey hosted by Gretchen Helfrich. Their third album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky can
be pre-ordered here. Their single and video WTF? is also available here.
MEGHAN BEALS McCARTHY (MFA, KATIE NOVELLO (BFA, Costume Design, „00) is the Assistant Costume Designer for
Directing,‘07) is the dramaturg/literary NBC‟s Law and Order: Criminal Intent and is also a member of United Scenic Artists Union.
manager and the curator for Northlight‘s
reading series. BRENDA METELKA MATT O‘BRIEN (BFA, Acting Program, „82-‟85) is the Producing Director for GreatWorks
(BFA, Theatre Studies, ‗04) is the sound Theatre, a regional touring company focusing on literature and history-based plays for
engineer for Northlight. students in grades K-9. He is also the artist director for the new Foxrock Theatricals, a new
project that will tour Samuel Beckett productions originally produced for Irish Repertory and
the Buckets O‟Beckett festivals in Chicago.
RYAN O‘DONNELL (MFA, Acting, „03) is on the faculty at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, working as the outreach coordinator.
COURTNEY O‘NEILL (BFA, Theatre Studies, „06) is in her first year of the MFA in Scene Design program at Northwestern University in
LEANNE G. (MEDEIROS) O‘NEILL (BFA, Theatre Arts,‟08) is the Director of Education for The City of Fairfax Theatre Company in Fairfax,
VA. She runs classes for kids age 5 through 18 in playwrighting, audition skills, creative movement, and improv.
SHAYNA O‘NEILL (BFA, Stage Management, „08) is a production assistant for Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI. KRISTIN
IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, „09) is the literary/artistic management intern for Trinity‟s 2009-2010 season and EUGENE LEE (BFA, Scene
Design, „64) is a Resident Designer .
ZAK ORTH (BFA, Acting, „92) is Keith in the film Peter and Vandy with Jason Ritter and Jesse L. Martin; the film The Wonderful Maladys, to
be released sometime this year; and the film Monogamy, also to be released sometime in 2010. Zak was in an episode of Comedy
Channel‟s Michael & Michael Have Issues.
DAVID OSIPOVICH (BFA Acting Program, „93-‟94 & BA, LA&S, „96) earned a JD in May from the University of Iowa College of Law and
recently passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam. In January, he will be starting as an Associate Attorney at the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates,
CURT OWENS (BFA, Theatre Management, „05) is the Production Associate at Broadway Across America. He is working on the next live
touring Nickelodeon production is Storytime Live! PAUL MILLER (BFA, Lighting Design
Program, „83-‟87) is the lighting designer for the show and SUSAN VARGO (BFA, Theatre
Management, „98) is the Executive Producer of live theatricals for Nickelodeon. MOREthan a few
MICHAEL PACAS (MFA, Directing, „90) invites you to visit his website.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
RYAN PALMER (MFA, Acting, „03) and his wife Maggie live in Portland, OR where Ryan is
the Course Manager for the Principles of Clinical Medicine course at the Oregon Health and 600 E. Grand Ave, 312/595-5600
TOM PARDOE (Certificate, Acting, „89) is teaching a Movement to Music class in LA, and BEA BOSCO (Faculty) is the Associate
recently directed a cabaret show for Tony Award winner from A Chorus Line, Sammy Director of Education for Chicago
Williams. He invites you to visit his website. Shakespeare, KATIE CORDTS (BFA,
KEITH PARHAM (BFA, Lighting Design, „98) designed lights for the Serbian Premiere of Costume Design, ‗08) is a wig attendant,
KEIRA FROMM (MFA, Directing,‘09) is
Tony Kushner‟s Homebody/Kabul at The National Theatre in Belgrade, opened 10/25/09.
the Casting Associate, CRISS
BRENNAN PARKS (MFA, Directing, '05) and ANDREW BLOCK (MFA, Acting, '05) curate a HENDERSON (BFA, Production
late-night series, producing 3-4 works each season, for Rogue Machine in LA. Management, ‗86 & Faculty) is the
MARY ELLEN PARK (MFA, Costume Design, „99) is a dresser/stitcher for Broadway in Executive Director, ORA JEWELL-
Chicago. Currently she is the Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor for Jersey Boys at La Salle BUSCHE (BFA, Costume Design, ‗04) is
Bank Theatre, through 1/10/10. a draper and wig knotter, and LISA
STEC (BA, Costume Design, ‗75) is a
TARA PARKS (BFA, Acting, „94) had her first book, about hauntings in NYC, published by draper.
TERI PASTORE (BFA, Acting, „85) lives in Oregon and is an adjunct writing instructor at MHCC, PCC and PSU's Center for Excellence in
Writing. Teri has also reviewed fiction and non-fiction for the Oregonian's ArtWeek section.
LINDSEY PATE (BFA, Costume Design, ‟06) is an adjunct faculty member at Roosevelt University teaching Stage Makeup. She is also a
lecturer at Indiana University (Gary campus).
VIVIAN PAVLOS (BFA, Costume Design, „02) is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
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MOREthan a few CHRIS GARCIA PEAK (MFA, Directing, „04) is in a dual position at Illinois State University as
assistant professor in Theatre, and Marketing Director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. He
is teaching Intro to Theatre Management and Directing 1. Chris is the Artistic Director of Cock
and Bull Theatre Company.
JAY PECORA (BFA, Acting, „89) is an Assistant Professor of Drama at the State University of
P.O. Box 10039, 312/409-6724
New York, teaching theatre history and educational drama courses.
ELIZABETH PERKINS (Certificate, Acting, „81) is Celia Hodes in Showtime‟s Weeds, co-
KEVIN DOUGLAS (BFA, Acting,‘00), starring Mary-Louise Parker and Kevin Nealon, Mondays, 9PM; the show has completed its 5th
EDDIE JORDAN III (BFA, Acting,‘04) season. SCOTT ELLIS (BFA, Acting, „78) is the Executive Director of Weeds. Elizabeth has
and NAMBI E. KELLEY (BFA, been in almost 40 films.
Playwrighting,‘95) are company
members of MPAACT, SHEPSU AAKU BECKY PERLMAN (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, „05) is the literary manager for CollaborAction
(REGINALD LAWRENCE) (Faculty) is Theatre Company and for Pavement Theatre Group.
the Executive Director/Managing MARK PERRY (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, „04) is the Associate Artistic Director of the Candid
Director. Theater Company. He was the Summer Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a
leading public interest research center in Washington D.C., working in the areas of Public
Their next production will be First Privacy and Open Government. He is attending the University of Illinois College of Law.
Words, opens on 1/15/10 and runs
through 2/28/10. DEREK PERUO (BFA, Acting, „08) invites you to view his online acting and choreography
CAREY PETERS (BFA, Acting, „97) has a national Secret deodorant commercial running. She is a health counselor and has her own
nutrition counseling business, where she also teaches classes on nutrition.
MOSHE PETERSON (BFA, Theatre Technology, „03) is the Design Engineer for Chicago Scenic Studios Inc. and the Design Engineer for
the Sun Light Exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry opens in February 2010.
MATTHEW PIERCE (MFA, Acting, „05) moved to London a year ago. Currently, he‟s an education associate for the Derngate Theatre in
Northampton, teaching workshops for the Young America season.
RICHARD PIERRELOUIS (BFA, Acting, „03), SUZANNE LANG (MFA, Acting, „04) and JAMES GRANT (BFA, Acting, „62) are in the
independent film What If…, to be released 2/14/10. Richard invites you to visit his
AMY PIETZ (BFA, Acting, „90) was in an episode of TNT‟s HawthoRNe.
ZANE PIHLSTROM (BFA, Scenic Design,‟03) is a part of the theatrical design In 1920, the Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth,
collective entitled Wingspace. He also welcomes you to visit his website. their best player, to the New York Yankees,
thus incurring the notorious ―Curse of the
RON PIRETTI (MFA, Acting, „75) is the fight director for the Broadway revival of West Bambino.‖ The Yankees went on to win 26
Side Story at Palace Theatre in NYC, open run. He is also the fight director for In The World Series, the Red Sox, none, till 2004.
Heights at Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC, open run. Ron is a Fight Director/
Certified Teacher of the Society of American Fight Directors and he invites you to visit his website. He has taught at Ann Reinking‟s
Broadway Theatre Project in Florida for many years and currently serves as the Acting Department Director there. This summer marked the
program‟s 17th season. Ron is also an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College in NY teaching Acting 1 in the BA program.
SCOTT ILLINGWORTH (BFA, Acting, „98 & MFA, Directing, „08) is also an adjunct at Marymount Manhattan and DAVID MOLD (MFA,
Directing, „97) is an Associate Professor there.
SARAH PITARD (BFA, Acting,‟07) is attending The Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK, pursuing a MA in Writing for the
Stage and Broadcast Media. While living in London, Sarah has started a blog to share her experiences. She is also an artistic associate at
Ouroboros Theatre Company.
MELANIE PLANK (BFA, Theatre Arts,‟11) is in Storytown at iO Theatre every Saturday morning. LAURA MALARA (BFA, Acting,‟08) is also
in the cast.
KEMATI PORTER (MFA, Directing, „03) is an Artistic Affiliate at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ and the Producing Director at eta
Creative Arts Foundation.
LISA PORTES (Faculty) directs the world premiere of Tennis in Nabulus with Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA, opens 1/29/10 and runs
MOREthan a few KIMBERLEY PROSS (BFA, Lighting Designer, „98) is the production manager for Holzmueller
Productions in San Francisco. The company provides theatrical rentals, production services,
ABroad Stage Company equipment sales and permanent installations.
BILL PULLINSI (MFA, Directing, „65) is the Artistic Director of Theatre at the Center in
Munster, IN. Their next production will be Noises Off, opens 2/18/10 and runs through 3/21/10.
GRACE LOWMAN (BFA, Acting,‘08) is
a founding company member and KEN PUTTBACH (BFA, Production Management, „91) owns Flaire Design Studio for weddings,
director of the New Play Development special occasions, gifts, and home décor. Ken is also a member of the Chicago Gay Men‟s
Series. The first play, Freakish, had Chorus.
its first public reading on 12/10/09. KRISTIN QUINLAN (BFA, Theatre Studies, „04) is engaged to GENE GEMPERLINE (BFA,
Grace was in the reading with fellow Playwrighting,‟03). Congrats to you both! Kristin is the HR Coordinator at Ogilvy and Mather.
alums THOM CHRISTENSEN (MFA,
Acting, ‗08) and WILL VON VOGT MOLLY QUINN (BFA, Theatre Studies, „05) is a Directing graduate student in the theatre
(BFA, Acting, ‗08). KATE WEINBERG department of The Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK.
(BFA, Acting,‘07) is also a founding JAYSON RACKLEY (BFA, Acting, „03) is an Artist in Residence for Thresholds Psychiatric
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Rehabilitation Centers here in Chicago. His work consists of interviews, games, and MOREthan a few
exercises with members of the Thresholds community in order to create plays, monologues,
scenes and works of poetry that they eventually perform in productions open to the public.
Dog and Pony Theatre
PHYLLIS (FOX) RAVEL (BFA, Acting, „74) is the Artistic Director at Marquette University in
Milwaukee, WI. She will soon be the Chair of the New Plays Program for Region III of the P.O. Box 13105, 773/360-7933
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.
ROBERT REID (Certificate, Acting, „78) is the Managing Director of Bas Bleu Theatre DAN KERR-HOBERT (BFA, Acting, ‘03)
Company, Fort Collins, CO. is the puppet designer for The Twins
JOHN C. REILLY (BFA Acting Program, „83—„87) is Larten Crepsley in Cirque du Freak: The Would Like to Say at Steppenwolf
Vampire’s Assistant opposite Selma Hayek; John is in Cyrus opposite Marisa Tomei; he is in Theatre, opens 2/28/10 and runs through
The Extra Man opposite Katie Holmes; he is currently filming Cedar Rapids with Sigourney 4/25/10. JOHN ROONEY (BFA, Theatre
Weaver and LINDSEY HARTLEY (BFA, Acting, „08); and he is in pre-production for Red Arts,‘10) and is stage managing.
with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren. John has been
in almost 50 films and is a Professional Associate on The Theatre School Board.
KRISSY VAN DERWARK ER (MFA,
DALE REMLEE (GSD,‟54) is having her show In Yonder Green Glen performed at Crea Directing,‘12) is the Artistic Director of
Theatre in Amsterdam. Dog and Pony. MATTHEW GAWRYK
PHIL RIDARELLI (BFA, Acting, „87) is in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, The (BFA, Lighting Design,‘04) and PAUL
Neo-Futurists, open run. GREG ALLEN (Faculty) is the founding director of The Neo- OAKLEY STOVALL (BFA, Acting,‘91)
Futurists, ORIANA FOWLER (BFA, Theatre Management, „05) is the development director. are Artistic Associates.
LAURA RIDDLE (MFA, Acting, „87) is the Chair of the theatre department at the University of
Wisconsin, Green Bay. MOREthan a few
LESLIE RILEY (Faculty) invites you to visit her website to view some of her work.
LAURIE RIFFE (BFA, Acting, „94) is receiving an MFA in Shakespeare and Renaissance Lighting Design Scholarship
Literature, emphasis in Acting, from Mary Baldwin College in partnership with The American
Shakespeare Center. She will appear as Constance in a spring 2010 production of King
The Theatre School has created its first
John at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA.
Lighting Design endowed scholarship
MARTHA RING (Certificate, Production Management, „83) is a Real Estate Consultant in through the help of alumni.
SCOTT FALBE (BFA, Light Design, ‗96)
DAVID RISPOLI (BFA, Acting,‟07) is in the digital short Antonio Banderas New Fragrance El and his wife SAMANTHA FALBE (BFA,
Pollo. Light Design, ‗98), PAUL GREGORY
(BFA, Light Design, ‗73), PAUL MILLER
WALTER ROBERTS (Certificate, Acting, „82) co-founded The Black Stripe Theatre, a theatre
(BFA, Light Design, ‗87), BOB SHOOK
company in Tokyo, Japan.
(BFA, Light Design, ‗72), his wife LESLIE
SHEILA RODIN-NOVAK (GSD, „69) founded and runs LifeStories, a company that produces SHOOK (Staff & Adjunct Faculty) and
oral histories for families on video tape. Feel free to email her at email@example.com for more RICK SPAUDLING (GSD) each
information. contributed $10,000.
ALISON (LONESOME) RODRIGUEZ (BFA, Acting, „93) teaches in the film directing Scott and Samantha Falbe own the
department at Columbia College. Chicago-based Intelligent Lighting
Creations, Paul Gregory is the founder
JIM ROOF (BFA, Acting,‟92) is in the short film The Swear Police. JOHN COLELLA (BFA,
and president of Focus Lighting based
Acting,‟92) and ANTONIO MOON (BFA, Acting,‟93) are also in the film. in NYC, Paul Miller is a Broadway
MICHAEL ROOKER (BFA, Acting, „82) is in Pure Shooter, Super Capers, Louis, and lighting designer, Bob Shook is a
Bolden!, all currently in post-production. Michael has made almost 70 films so far. partner of the Chicago-based lighting
firm Schuler and Shook, and Leslie
JESSICA ROSENBERGER (BFA, Acting, „07) and TIM FRANK (BFA, Acting, „07) are in a
Shook is the Theatre Manager and head
short film Anatomy of Numbers which has been shown at the Santa Barbara International
of the Theatre Management program at
Film Festival, the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, the Los Angeles Femme
The Theatre School.
International Film Festival, and the San Francisco Independent Film Festival.
LAURA ROSS-WHITE (BFA, Acting, ‟76) teaches Acting as an adjunct faculty member at Suffolk Community College in New York. She is
also the Chair of the Fine Arts Dept at The Knox School where she teaches Acting and Directing. Laura is a coordinator and director of the
Oberon Foundation which brings performances and the arts to Long Island.
MICHAEL ROURKE (Faculty) is the owner of Reeder and Rourke Lighting Design.
BENJAMIN ROVNER (BFA Acting Program, „03-‟07) recently co-wrote and co-produced A Big Gay North Hollywood Wedding in Los
Angeles, CA. You can also catch him on the Scream Awards on Spike TV as a new character in the FreeCreditReport.com campaign.
LOUISE ROZETT (MFA, Acting, „97) has a monologue in the new collection of Young Women’s Monologues from Contemporary Plays and
in New Monologues for Women by Women.
JAMES RUBINO (BFA Acting Program, „00-‟02) is now stationed and serving our country as a USAF Cardio-Pulmonary technician in San
Antonio, TX. He continues to pursue professional endeavors in new media, film, and television and is signing with Calliope Talent of San
LINDY RUSSELL-HEYMANN (BFA, Costume Design, „00) teaches 5th grade at Thomas Pullen Performing Arts Magnet School in Landover,
MD, and lives in Washington, DC with her husband Alan, where they are vegan activists. She invites you to visit her website.
TESLEN SADOWSKI (BFA, Theatre Technology, „06) is the Theatre Teacher/Theatre Technicianrson at Grayslake Community High School
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in Grayslake, IL. She has recently been working at the Metropolis Performing Arts
Center in Arlington Heights, IL as a teaching artist.
JESSICA SALETNIK (BFA, Theatre Studies, „99) is in the 2nd year of the 4 year UIC
MOREthan a few
Family Nurse Practitioner Ph.D. program.
JOSH SALETNIK (BFA, Theatre Studies, „04) is the Assistant to the Senior General Hypatia Theatre
Manager at Richard Frankel Productions in NYC. firstname.lastname@example.org
MARISOL (VELEZ) SANCHEZ (BFA, Acting, „02) is the Head of Drama at her church
in Bolingbrook, IL, and she is doing some photography work.
ERICA WEISS (BFA, Theatre Studies, ‗05) is
MICHAEL SANFILIPPO (BFA, Production Management, „83) is the Company the founding artistic director of Hypatia
Manager for the touring production of Dreamgirls. The show will be at the Cadillac Theatre. ELIZABETH BREEN (BFA,
Palace Theatre in Chicago, 1/19—1/31/10. Dramaturgy/Criticism, ‗02) is the director of
PATRICK SCHLEY (BFA, Theatre Management, „10) is the Theatre Program communication, AMBER (STARR) FRIENDLY
Coordinator for Bucketworks, the world‟s first health club for the brain. He is also the (BFA, Theatre Studies,‘05) is the
Box Office and House Manager for Lake Geneva Theatre Company in Lake Geneva, communications associate, CAITLIN
WI. MONTANYE PARRISH (BFA, Theatre Studies,
‗06) is a founding member and the literary
BETH SCHMESKI (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ‟09) is the 09-10 Education intern at manager, and ZACH ZULAUF (BFA, Theatre
Seattle Children‟s Theatre in Seattle, WA, KAREN (WEINSTEIN) SHARP (Certificate, Studies, ‗06) is an artistic associate.
Acting, „82) is the Education Director there.
TODD SCHMIDT (MFA, Directing, „86) is the Managing Director of the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ.
ELIZABETH SCHUCH (BFA, Scene Design, „02) lives in London. Her company Immortal Longings, is producing Shakespeare illustrations
for The Globe Theatre in London, Ontario‟s Shakespeare Festival, The Metropolitan Opera in NYC and Chicago Shakespeare. You can view
her portfolio, her business website, and purchase her artwork.
KAREN (WEINSTEIN) SHARP (Certificate, Acting, „82) is the Education Director at Seattle Children‟s Theatre in Seattle, WA, BETH
SCHMESKI (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ‟09) is the 09-10 Education intern there. Karen is married to DALE SHARP (Certificate, Acting,
„81). They have two daughters, both in college.
BRIAN SHARPE (BFA, Acting, „99) invites you to visit his website for more information on his music and performance schedule.
LILY SHAW (BFA, Acting, „95) is the Publicist for TwoCityPictures Production Company, currently under construction. She does publicity for
MARLENE SHELTON (BFA, Theatre Studies, „01) is the managing director of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, NC.
KAREN SHERIDAN (MFA, Acting, „86) is a Professor at Oakland University in Michigan.
BRIAN SHERMAN (BFA, Theatre Technology, „03) lives in Richmond, VA where he is the Head Carpenter/Flyman for Richmond Ballet.
KARLIE (NURSE) SHERMAN (BFA, Acting, „01) runs Studio Nest, a company where she creates custom artwork which she sells online
through Etsy, the marketplace for all things handmade.
LESLIE SHOOK (Faculty) is a Board Member for Season of Concern, a Chicagoland theatre community working to raise money to fight HIV/
RACHEL SHTEIR (Faculty) wrote the book Gypsy: The Art of the Tease. She is also on the advisory board of Ghostlight films, maker of the
Broadway: The American Musical documentary series for PBS.
GAIL SILVER (GSD) recently finished filming for the film Flight, and was recently in a webisode of P.I.T. To check out some of her work, visit
ADAM SIMON (BFA, Playwrighting, „03) is in his 3rd year of the MFA Playwrighting program at UCLA. Adam's work will also be published in
an upcoming Smith & Kraus book providing audition material for younger actors. Adam is engaged to MACKENZIE KYLE (BFA, Acting,
„05). Congratulations to both of you!
JESSICA SIMON (BFA, General Theatre Studies, „05) is a company member of Sea Beast Puppet Company and will be performing in Hans
My Hedgehog, 1/18/10, Glencoe Public Library. Jessica attended a week-long Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O‟Neill Theater Center in
New London, CT. At the festival she created 2 short films.
CRAZY about cats HARDEE SIONG (BFA, Playwrighting, „96) completed a law degree at the John
Marshall Law School after her Theatre School degree. She is the host of The A
-List TV highlighting up-to-date events in and around Chicago and interviewing
Tampa, Florida, was named the nation‘s most cat- notable Asian-Americans.
friendly city by the CATalyst Council at the American
Animal Hospital Association‘s conference. The JAY SKELTON (MFA, Directing, „93) is an Assistant Professor of Shakespeare
council, a coalition of veterinarians, academics and at Notre Dame in Indiana.
animal welfare groups, made its decision based on RACHEL SLAVICK (MFA, Acting, „93 & Faculty) teaches Acting at The
factors such as a city‘s cat population, the Chicago High School for the Arts. ANNIE CALHOUN (MFA, Acting, „09)
percentage of microchipped cats and the number of teaches Theatre History and Literature and ROB CHAMBERS (MFA, Directing,
members of the American Association of Feline „93 and Faculty) is the Theatre Department Head at ChiArts.
Practitioners. Bonus points were given if the city‘s
mayor had a cat. BRAD SMITH (BFA, Acting,‟02) was interviewed for the 12/3-12/9/09 issue of
Time Out for his song “Help Yourself”, which he wrote and performed for the
movie Up in the Air starring George Clooney, Jason Bateman, Vera Farminga, Anna Kendrick, Danny McBride, Zach Galifinakis and JEFF
WITZKE (BFA Acting Program, „88-‟89), currently in theatres (Brad‟s song begins at about 1:39 into the trailer). He recorded an album
entitled Love is Not What You Need.
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KEITH SMITH (BFA, Lighting Design, „89) is the Production and Lighting Director for
McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA. MOREthan a few
JAYMI SMITH (BFA, Lighting Design, „96) is in a tenure track position of Assistant
Professor of Lighting Design at University of California, Irvine. Recent projects include
Mauritius at Pasadena Playhouse and Junie B. Jones at South Coast Repertory.
Drury Lane Oakbrook
Current/upcoming projects include Mary's Wedding, Rivendell Theatre Company
(1/14/10—2/13/10), and 39 Steps (7/3/10—8/27/10), Pride and Prejudice (7/2/10—
DAVID NEW (BFA, Acting, ‗87) plays Mr.
8/28/10), and Great Expectations (7/1/10—8/28/10) with Utah Shakespearean Festival
Renaldi in Funny Girl, through 3/7/10. NIC
in Cedar City, UT.
JONES (BFA, Lighting Design, ‗08) is assistant
JENNIFER SMITH (BFA, Production Management, „91) is the production manager for lighting designer, JACK MAGAW (Faculty)
Northwestern University‟s Theatre program. She invites you to visit her website. designed the scenery, and RAY NARDELLI
(Former Faculty) designed the sound.
MATT SMITH (BFA, Acting, „91) is in the film Weapon, currently in post-production. He
is also the network voice for Playhouse Disney.
SCOTT SMITH (MFA, Acting Program, „78-‟80) is acting in an indy film called Shakespeare’s Cat. Scott is also a licensed massage
STEVE SMITH (BFA, Acting, „77 & Former Faculty) is in his 8th year as writer and director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, mounting large
scale Parade Spectaculars for their huge mega-ships. At the end of the year, he will be a part of the “Take-Out Team” for the newest mega-
ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, The Independence Of The Seas. He is happy to be back for his 4th collaboration with the Big Apple Circus
as co-creator and director for the new edition of the show titled Bello Is Back! which opens this Fall at Lincoln Center in NYC.
TARA SMITHBERGER (BFA, Theatre Management, „12) is the box office intern at Backstage Theatre Company. KIM VAN TUYL (Staff) is
the Director of Audience Development at Backstage. Backstage‟s next production will be Orange Flower Water, at the Chopin Theatre,
opens 2/26/10 and runs through 3/27/10.
HANLON SMITH-DORSEY (MFA, Acting,‟06) is in the horror film A Cadaver Christmas along with YOSH HAYASHI (MFA, Acting, 06). DAN
HALE (MFA, Acting, „07) produced, cast and is also in the film.
ADRIAN SNOW (BFA, Acting, „08) is in The Crucible, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre at The Raven Theatre, opens 3/20/10 and runs
MEGAN SOLIAH (BFA, Production Management, „02) lives in LA and the Coordinator for Creative Services at Fox Broadcasting Company.
MOREthan a few JEN (McARDLE) SOLOWAY (BFA, Theatre Technology, „01) is the Finance Director of the
José Limón Dance Foundation in NYC.
BEN SPICER (BFA, Lighting Design, „01) is in his 2nd year of the three year Masters in
Lifeline Theatre Architecture Design program at Illinois Institute of Technology.
6912 N. Glenwood Ave, 773/761-4477 JOSHUA SPITZIG (BFA, Scene Design, „01) works at the architectural lighting firm Focus
Lighting in NYC. PAUL GREGORY (BFA, Lighting Design, „73) Is the Founder and President
of Focus Lighting.
MALLORY NEES (BFA, Acting, ‗09) is in MISTY BRODIAEA SPRINGER (BFA, Acting, „95) is a Peace Corps volunteer working with
Last of the Dragons, through 2/21/10. two San (Bushman) tribes in Africa, the !Zun and Khwe, writing a play (at the request of the
She will also be in Lifeline‘s next South African San Institute) about the tribes‟ experiences with the Angolan war.
production, Mrs. Caliban, along with
Lifeline ensemble member JENIFER KATIE STACK (BFA, Costume Design & Costume Construction, „03) has a website where
TYLER (BFA, Acting,‘87), opens 2/15/10 she sells scarves, hats, knitwear and hand dyed yarns. She is the Co-Interim Costume
and runs through 3/28/10. Director for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. Katie also got a write up
on the fashion blog, Daily Candy.
BRIAN STACY (BFA, Lighting Design, „95) is a lighting designer for the Seattle Art Museum.
Lifeline ensemble member PHIL LESLIE STAGER (MFA, Acting, „81) lives in New Zealand where she recently played Katie
TIMBERLAKE (Faculty) will be in Best in the play Soulmates. She has a recurring role on the Greenstone Pictures television
Neverwhere, opens 4/30/10 and runs show Amazing Extraordinary Friends which will air in New Zealand on TV2 and in Australia
through 6/20/10. on Nickelodeon. Leslie is also working on an article for publication titled Actors and
Organizational Development Consultants: Parallel skill sets.
The artistic ensemble of Lifeline JOEL STEDMAN (BFA, Acting,‟70) has produced and directed over 300 corporate marketing
includes VICTORIA (TOY) DeIORIO programs for Fortune 500 companies winning over 100 Industry Awards. He recently
(Faculty), ALAN DONAHUE (Faculty), completed a video for Abbott Labs which will be shown in Africa and South America
and PAUL HOLMQUIST (BFA, educating young children about HIV/AIDS.
Acting,‘98). TESLEN SADOWSKI (BFA,
Theatre Technology, ‗06) is a teaching STEPHANIE STEELE (BFA, Acting, „93) lives in NYC and is executive producing a talk show
artist and ROCHE SCHULFER (Faculty) about film on AMC titled Movies 101. Guests have included Martin Scorsese, George
Clooney, Julianne Moore and Daniel Day-Lewis.
is on the Board of Directors.
BETH STEGMAN (BFA, Stage Management,‟05) is the Production Stage Manager for Rough
Sketch with rUDE mECHANICALS at 59 East 59th in NYC, opens 1/14/10 and runs through 1/31/10; RICHARD AVEN (MFA, Directing, „87)
is co-producer. Beth is the Stage Management sub on the 1st national tour of Dirty Dancing.
BRAD STEVENS (MFA, Acting, „02) is playing Martin Luther King in different schools with Historical Perspectives this month. He invites you
to visit his film company. He is also part of Stranger Danger Improv Troupe and is teaching improv at Chicago‟s George Washington High
School. He is the executive producer of a documentary on a local House Music DJ. Brad‟ screenplay, Chase, has a released trailer. He is in
the intro for the HBO series, True Blood, and is a member of Barrel of Monkeys Theatre.
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JANUARYSof the past
5 YEARS AGO: The American Cancer Society reported on January 19, 2005, that cancer had passed heart disease as the top killer
of U.S. citizens 85 and younger.
5 YEARS AGO: The United Nations broke with years of protocol and commemorated the 60-year anniversary of the liberation of
the Nazi death camps, directly linking its own founding with the end of the Holocaust in some of the strongest language ever on
January 24, 2005.
10 YEARS AGO: With the arrival of the new year on January 1, 2000, there were no terrorist attacks, Y2K meltdowns or mass
suicides among doomsday cults.
10 YEARS AGO: The last new daily Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz ran in 2600 newspapers on January 3, 2000.
10 YEARS AGO: Census 2000 officially got under way on January 20, 2000, as Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt knocked
on the door of a small wood-frame house in Unalakleet, Alaska, to begin the nationwide head count.
20 YEARS AGO: David Dinkins was sworn in as New York City‘s 1 st black mayor on January 1, 1990.
20 YEARS AGO: L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the nation‘s 1 st elected African-American governor as he took the oath of
office in Richmond on January 13, 1990.
25 YEARS AGO: The space shuttle Discovery was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on the 1 st secret, all-military shuttle mission
on January 24, 1985.
30 YEARS AGO: Then U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced in his State of the Union address on January 23, 1980, that he
would reinstate Selective Service registration and pledged military force, if necessary, to protect the Persian Gulf region from
35 YEARS AGO: The Wiz, a musical version of L. Frank Baum‘s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring an all-black cast, opened on
Broadway on January 5, 1975.
40 YEARS AGO: Diana Ross and the Supremes performed together for the final time on January 14, 1970, at the Frontier Hotel in
40 YEARS AGO: The 1st regularly scheduled commercial flight of the Boeing 747 began in New York and ended in London some 6
½ hours later on January 22, 1970.
50 YEARS AGO: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on January
60 YEARS AGO: Former U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss, accused of being part of a communist spy ring, was found
guilty in New York of lying to a grand jury on January 21, 1950. Hiss, who always maintained his innocence, served less than 4
years in prison.
60 YEARS AGO: The Knesset, Israel‘s parliament, proclaimed Jerusalem the capital of the Jewish state on January 23, 1950.
60 YEARS AGO: Raytheon engineer Percy Spencer patented the microwave oven, January 24, 1950. The idea came to him when
working with magnetron tubes for use in radar, he discovered they melted the chocolate in his pocket, then popped some nearby
corm. Initially sold for commercial use for $2000, today microwave ovens cook in over 90% of U.S. kitchens.
60 YEARS AGO: India officially proclaimed itself a republic on January 26, 1950.
60 YEARS AGO: Then U.S. President Harry Truman announced he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb on January 31,
65 YEARS AGO: Then U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt was sworn into office for an unprecedented 4 th term on January 20, 1945.
65 YEARS AGO: Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland on January 27, 1945.
75 YEARS AGO: Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, NJ, on January 2, 1935, on charges of kidnapping and murdering
the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. He would be found guilty and executed.
85 YEARS AGO: Nellie Ross succeeded her late husband as governor of Wyoming on January 5, 1925, becoming the 1 st female
governor in U.S. history.
90 YEARS AGO: Prohibition began in the U.S. as the 18 th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect on January 16, 1920. It
was repealed by the 21st Amendment.
95 YEARS AGO: The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote on January 12, 1915.
95 YEARS AGO: The U.S. Coast Guard was created by an act of Congress on January 28, 1915.
110 YEARS AGO: Baseball‘s original American League was organized on January 29, 1900, with teams in Chicago, Milwaukee,
Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Buffalo.
120 YEARS AGO: Greeted at the train station by a horde of cheering readers, New York World journalist Nellie Bly, 25, arrived in
New Jersey on January 25, 1890, a record 72 days 6 hours 11 minutes after leaving, to beat Cosmopolitan’s Elizabeth Bisland in a
race around the world. Bly‘s 21,740-mile journey included a meeting with Jules Verne, creator of Phileas Fogg, whose 80-day
record she believed could be bested—and by a woman, to boot. On her return Bly—born Elizabeth Cochran, she took her pen
name from a Stephen Foster song—published an account of her trip, Around the World in 72 Days, to robust sales.
140 YEARS AGO: The Democratic Party was represented as a donkey for the 1 st time in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s
Weekly on January 15, 1870.
145 YEARS AGO: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a constitutional amendment to abolish slavery on January 31, 1865.
150 YEARS AGO: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born, the son of a grocer, in Taganrog, Russia, January 29, 1860. A doctor by
profession, Chekhov as a young man was known for his comedic stories, His writing took a more serious turn with the publication
of a novella, Steppe, in 1888. More than 50 short stories and plays—including The Seagull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1897), Three
Sisters (1901), The Cherry Orchard (1904) - followed. The works masterfully chronicled the mundane lives and pent-up emotions of
his three-dimensional characters. Chekhov died of tuberculosis in 1904, at the age of 44.
165 YEARS AGO: The U.S. Congress decided that all national elections would be held on the 1 st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of
each November on January 23, 1845.
350 YEARS AGO: ―Blessed be God, at the end of the last year I was in very good health.‖ On January 1, 1660, English naval
administrator Samuel Pepys began one of literature‘s most famous diaries. For a decade he chronicled London affairs—of the
state and the heart—the war with the Dutch, a plague outbreak, and the Great Fire of 1666. His colorful details—a murderer, on
being drawn and quartered, looked ―as cheerfully as any man could in that condition‖ - made the diary good history and, after its
publication in 1825, good reading. Pepys died in 1703, at the age of 70.
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CHRISTINA STEVENS (BFA, Theatre Studies, „02) has two semesters left at
Columbia College Chicago before she becomes a certified interpreter for the
deaf. She is also a tour guide at the Historic Chicago Theatre.
COREY HOLMES (BFA Acting program, ‗02-‘03 & ‗04-
JEFF STILL (MFA, Acting,‟89) is in the national tour of August: Osage County. ‘05) died on the morning of 12/30/09.
BARBARA KINGSLEY (BFA, Acting, „75) is also in the cast. The show will be
in Chicago 2/2/10—2/14/10, Cadillac Palace Theatre.
DOMINIQUE STOCKMAN (BFA, Theatre Arts, „07) is a member of the improv group F.E.W. (The Fifth Element Warriors).
TOM (PETRY) STRAUSS (BFA, Acting, „65) moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1980 following a career in public broadcasting at WTTW in
Chicago. Tom has worked in film, TV and radio in Berlin and was a speaker for DeutscheWelle TV (Germany‟s BBC) from 1992 through
2005. You can also get some information on Tom‟s farm in Berlin by going here and clicking on ferienwohnungen (the site is written in
MEGHAN STRELL (BFA, Acting, „91 & Faculty) is the Artistic director of Local Infinities Visual Theatre, a Cheerleader for the punk circus
marching band Mucca Pazza which recently played at the New Lincoln Hall, and is an artist in residence at Links Hall.
STACEY SUBLETTE (BFA, Acting, „03) is an ensemble member at Idle Muse Theatre. EVAN JACKSON (MFA, Directing,‟03) is the founder
and artistic director of Idle Muse Theatre.
STEPHANIE SULLIVAN (MFA, Acting,‟06) is now working at Keller Williams Realty.
KRAIG SWARTZ (BFA, Acting, „85) works at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
BRIAN SWIBEL (BFA, Acting, „02) produced the record-breaking web-series Cubby Bernstein, starring Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, and
Patti LuPone. The episodes have been released as a DVD. He also developed and is producing Xanadu The Musical currently on its
national tour. Brian is producing a film of the book 15 To Life, and is developing the musical To Die For with MAGGIE FINE (BFA, Acting,
‟02), and developing and producing a new TV series with writer/director Tim Busfield (West Wing, Studio 60), and MAGGIE FINE (BFA,
Acting, „02). Brian is the co-founder of The Starmaker Group, a company dedicated to creating high quality film and theatre in an educational
setting. He continues working on his Zia Indian Theatre Project (See Theatre School News, August, 2002, page 7) now with an editor to
create a short documentary, narrated by Ali McGraw, to be used to raise funds for a full program.
ROBBIE SWIFT (BFA, Acting, „02) is Ed the hyena in The Lion King tour.
AUSTIN TALLEY (BFA, Acting, „07) will portray Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, delivering his 1967 A Time to Break the Silence speech as part of
DePaul University‟s King Day Events, DePaul University Student Center, Sheffield & Belden, Rm 120, immediately following a 7:30AM
breakfast, 1/18/10. The event is free but you need to make a reservation for the breakfast at email@example.com or 773-325-7759.
CHRISTOPHER TANI (BFA, Stage Management, „05) is the Associate Production Manager at West Bay Opera in Palo Alto, CA. He is also
a freelance Stage Manager.
DAN TAUBE (MFA, Directing, „92) is the new artistic director of Village Players Performing Arts Center in Oak Park, IL. Their next
MOREthan a few
production will be Lost in Yonkers, opens 1/16/10 and runs through 2/21/10.
PAUL TEI (MFA, Directing, „95) is the founder, artistic director, and president of the board of
directors of Mad Cat Theatre Company at The Light Box in Miami, FL.
Teatro de Facto MICHELLE TENNANT NICHOLSON (BFA, Theatre Studies, „93) is the founder of Wasabi
Publicity, Inc. in Saluda, NC. Among directing campaigns with Sarah Ferguson (The Duchess
Los Angeles, CA of York), Rosanne Cash and Paige Davis, she and her staff of ten are now representing family
movies, such as, Choose Your Own Adventure's The Abominable Snowman featuring Felicity
Huffman and William H. Macy. Check out her website.
MICHAEL DUNN (BFA, Acting, ‗96) is
the ensemble director, ZACH HELM KRISTINE THATCHER (Former Faculty) is the Artistic Director of BoarsHead Theatre in
(BFA, Acting, ‗96) is the artistic Lansing, MI. MARLENE SHELTON (BFA, Theatre Studies, „01) is the Managing Director.
director, JESSICA HANNA (BFA, LINDSAY THEO (BFA, Scene Design, „04) is in the process of finishing her course work for an
Acting, ‗93) is the managing producer, MA in Intercultural Youth and Family Development, University of Montana in Missoula.
BRIAN KIMMET (BFA, Acting, ‗99)is a
company member and AMY PIETZ BEN THIEM (BFA, Theatre Studies, „04) is the Member Services Manager for the League of
(BFA, Acting, ‗91) is a company Chicago Theatres.
member. JULIA THUDIUM (BFA, Acting,‟89) is the artistic director of Mother Road Theatre Company in
DON TIERI (MFA, Acting, „88) and JASON FLEECE (MFA, Directing, ‟07) are company members of the Stage Left Theatre Ensemble. Their
next production will be Here Where It’s Safe, opens 2/12/10 and runs through 4/3/10.
SARA TOLBERT (BFA, Theatre Management, „04) heads the radio/television promotions department of Touch and Go Records in Chicago.
STEPHANIE TOWNER (BFA, Theatre Technology, „96) is an associate at Freeborn & Peters LLP doing intellectual property law. She plays
traditional Irish music on the fiddle and does a session every once in a while in a pub around town.
TEISSIA TREYNET (BFA, Acting, „06) lives in LA and has her own wedding/event planning business. Discounts are offered to DePaul
MONICA TROMBETTA (BFA, Acting, „91) is on the New York national board for SAG.
MELISSA TROPP (Staff) is a company member of Will Act for Food.
STEPHEN (SMITH) TROVILLION (MFA, Acting, „85) teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Each summer he acts in the
Summer Shorts Festival, City Theatre, Ring and Broward Center, Miami, FL.
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DEMETRIOS TROY (BA, Theatre Arts, „04) is an company member emeritus and
founding member of Oracle Theatre. MOREthan a few
SHUNDRICE TUCKER (MFA, Acting, ‟03) is the Arts Managers for the McGaw YMCA
in Evanston, IL.
LEVITICUS TURNER (BFA, Theatre Studies, „04) is the Resident Production Manager
325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, 847/242-6000
for Boxer Rebellion Theatre.
NATALIE TURNER-JONES (Faculty) successfully completed her Master‟s degree in
Theatre Practice (defending it via Skype!) and was awarded a distinction for her work CLAUDIA ANDERSON (Faculty) is the dialect
(distinctions are awarded to work that is marked above the "A" or "1st" numerical coach and KEVIN DEPINET (Faculty) designed
indicator). One of her papers was so popular that they have asked if the American the set for Oh Coward!, through 3/21/10.
Studies programme could use it to discuss the training differences between the US and
UK. Congratulations, Natalie!
DAVID CASTELLANOS (BFA, Production
ZYGGY BRIAN TYLKE (BFA, Lighting Design,‟04) is living and working in NYC in
Management, ‗88 & Faculty) is this season‘s
television production and art direction. Currently he is the Product Integration Producer
Production Stage Manager for Writers Theatre;
for the Women's Entertainment Television bridal show, My Fair Wedding (season 2); he
L‘OREAL JACKSON (BFA, Acting, ‘06) is a
served as the Production Coordinator for the first season. Also recently, he was Field
teaching artist; LAURA MAHLER (BFA, Acting,
Coordinator for Bravo's The Real Housewives of NYC season 2, Set Decorator for
‘06) is a teaching artist; JIMMY McDERMOTT
MTV's Making the Band 4.3, Production Coordinator for VH1‟s I Want to Work For
(MFA, Directing, ‗99) is the Associate Artist
Diddy, and continues to do design for various projects.
Director; SARA POORMAN (BFA, Stage
SARAH UNDERWOOD (Certificate, Acting, „91) is teaching at the Orange County High Management, ‗06) is a marketing associate;
School of the Arts in Instrumental Music, and she continues playing the sax 5 nights a and ADRIAN SNOW (BFA, Acting,‘08) is the
week. understudy for Writers Theatre‘s MLK Project,
currently touring to various locations.
KATIE VANDEHEY (BFA, Theatre Studies, „93) is an ensemble member of Eclipse
Theatre. Their next production will be Resurrection Blues, at the Greenhouse Theater,
opens 3/25/10 and runs through 5/9/10.
NAMBI E. KELLEY (BFA, Playwrighting, ‗95)
AARON VAN GOSSEN (BFA, Playwrighting, „03) is in the dual degree program at has been commissioned by to develop a piece
Chapman University in Orange, CA working on his MA in English and MFA in Creative that will be the centerpiece of their outreach
Writing. program; it is a 2 year commission.
KIM VAN TUYL (Staff) is the Director of Audience Development at Backstage Theatre Company. TARA SMITHBERGER (BFA, Theatre
Management, „12) is the box office intern at Backstage. Backstage‟s next production will be Orange Flower Water, at the Chopin Theatre,
opens 2/26/10 and runs through 3/27/10.
SUSAN VARGO (BFA, Theatre Management, „98) is the Executive Producer of live theatricals for Nickelodeon. The next live touring
Nickelodeon production is Storytime Live! PAUL MILLER (BFA, Lighting Design Program, „83-‟87) is the lighting designer and CURT
OWENS (BFA, Theatre Management, „05) is a production associate for Broadway Across America.
STAR VELAZQUEZ (BFA, Acting,‟05) lives in LA and is currently filming her first pilot The Money Shot.
CHRIS VENTRESCA (BFA, Lighting Design, „04) lives in NYC and works as a design director for Jack Morton Worldwide. Chris is a member
and LEED Accredited Professional of the US Green Building Council, and serves on the Associate Board of the Designer's Lighting Forum of
FRANK VENTURA (MFA, Acting, „77) is the Artistic Director of New York‟s Musical Theatre Training Conservatory at CAP21 (Collaborative
Arts Project 21).
AJ VICTORIA (BFA, General Theatre Studies, „05) is the Manager of Performance Programs in the Education Department for Citi
Performing Arts Center, Boston, MA.
TIFFANY VILLARIN (BFA, Acting, „06) was recently in The Seagull with the National Asian American Theatre Company in NYC.
BRIAN VOELKER (BFA, Playwrighting, „98) is the web manager at Humana Inc, Louisville,
MOREthan a few KY.
KATHRYN WAGNER (BFA, Costume Design, ‟85) is an Assistant Professor at Western
The Living Room
SARA WALBRIDGE (BFA, Costume Design, „02) is the set costumer on HBO‟s True Blood.
P.O. Box 50937, Los Angeles, CA
LOGAN WALTERS (BFA, Acting, „06) lives in Colorado where she is teaching theatre at a
middle school. She recently directed Evita and The Sound of Music with Jayne Gottlieb
Productions, Aspen, CO.
ROB ADLER (BFA, Acting, ‗99), PAT MICHAEL WALTERS (BFA, Acting, „06) is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker and is now
BELTON (BFA, Acting, ‗97), JEFF self-employed as a Sales Agent under contract with Sudler-Sotheby International Realty.
BROWN (BFA, Acting, ‗97), WENDY
CARTER (MFA, Acting, ‗98), ELI TOMMY WALTON (BFA, Acting, „84) is a fashion instructor at the School of the Art Institute in
GOODMAN (BFA Acting Program, ‗88- Chicago. He is half of the Chicago-based clothing design company Price Walton Couture Lab.
‘90), BRIAN KIMMET (BFA, Acting, ‗99), He and his partner Roger Price have been designing custom-made clothing for 20 years.
RYAN KITLEY (MFA, Acting, ‗98), DAN WARD (BFA, Acting, ‟94) is teaching yoga at YOGA Co in Santa Monica, CA.
STEWART LEVINE (BFA, Acting, ‗98),
and KELLY McADAMS (BFA, Acting, JACK WARNER (MFA, Directing,‟78) frequently works with Teatro la Fragua in El Progreso,
‗97) are company members of The Honduras. MARGO WICKESSER (MFA, Acting,‟78) was recently the artist-in-residence.
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KIMBERLY M. WETHERELL (BFA, Production Management, „94) has A GROWING disease
begun to write for the creative non-fiction literary blog The Nervous
Breakdown . She invites you to visit her website: More than 35 million people around the world are living
www.SheShootsToConquer.com. She is also the Associate Producer on with Alzheimer‘s disease or other types of dementia, says
the new independent film 7 to the Palace. Her film Why We Wax has the most in-depth attempt yet to assess the brain-
been chosen for release by both Current and Seventh Art releasing destroying illness – and it‘s an ominous forecast as the
companies. population ages.
The new count is about 10% higher than what scientists
WIL WHALEN (BFA Theatre Studies Program, „93-‟95) lives in South
had predicted just a few years ago because earlier
Portland, Maine, where he works as a freelance writer, graphic artist and
research underestimated Alzheimer‘s growing impact in
music promoter for the band Blackout Money. He is also the promoter at
Flask Lounge in Portland, where he hosts their “That 80‟s Happy Hour”
Barring a medical breakthrough, the World Alzheimer
the last Friday of every month. His photography and blog write up of a
Report projects dementia will nearly double every 20
“cutter” recently inspired a cover story in the Phoenix Newspaper, in which
years. By 2050, it will affect a staggering 115.4 million
his photography accompanied the article. His nature photography was
people, the report concludes. ―We are facing an
also featured in the Portland Arts Walk. His blog is a 2009 nominee in the
emergency,‖ said Dr. Daisy Acosto, who heads
Best Blog for the Best of Portland Awards, an award he won in 2007. You
Alzheimer‘s Disease International, which released the
can vote for his blog. His current side project is doing promotional work for
a new band out of New York City which features the drummer from the
The United States and other developed countries long
New York Dolls.
have been bracing for Alzheimer‘s to skyrocket. But the
PATRICK WHITE (MFA, Acting, „00) is in the feature film Making Change report aims to raise awareness of the threat in poorer
with Jonathan Trent and Steve Guttenberg. countries, where people are finally living long enough to
PAUL WHITE (BFA, Acting, „91) is Co-owner and Coordinator of Special face what is mostly a disease of the 65-and-older
Events for Prairie Moon Restaurant in Evanston, IL. population.
While age is the biggest driver of Alzheimer‘s, some of the
DALE WIBBEN (Certificate, Costume Design,‟81) is the draper/cutter for same factors that trigger heart disease – obesity, high
the feature films Nine and Tim Burton‟s Alice in Wonderland. cholesterol, diabetes – seem to increase the risk of
MARGO WICKESSER (MFA, Acting,‟78) recently was awarded the J. dementia, too.
William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to teach acting to students and
educations at the National Pedagogical University of Honduras in Tegucigalpa for the 2009-2010 academic year. This will be the first-ever
acting curriculum in Honduras. She will also direct and teach at the Autonomous University of Honduras. She was recently the artist in
residence at Teatro la Fragua in El Progreso, Honduras working with JACK WARNER (MFA, Directing,‟78).
STEPHANIE (GLAZER) WIELAND (BFA, Acting, „99) is artistic director for the LA-based non-profit theatre company City at Peace, which
recently opened the first premiere of its newest Program, The Next and Last Stop Is... City at Peace is an organization dedicated to creating
cross-cultural understanding and conflict resolution using the performing arts as a vehicle for change and advocacy. Each year, the teens at
City of Peace write, produce and perform an original musical about their lives and ideas for change.
LISA (MESSIER) WILCOX (BFA, Theatre Studies, „99) is working on her certification to be a childbirth educator in the Bradley Method of
natural childbirth. Her classes will begin as soon as she has students in place; she‟ll offer a discount to any TTS alums. She‟ll have a
website up at www.naturalbabybirth.com in about a month.
SARA WILCOX (BFA, Costume Design, „99) is the resident costume designer for Hardcover Theater in Minneapolis, MN.
ALEC WILD (LEX HARRINGTON) (BFA, Acting, '90) is the Artistic/Producing Director of the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival at Winona
State University, Winona, MN. He is also an adjunct professor in the theater department at
MOREthan a few the University of Massachusetts.
ALLISON WILLIAMS (BFA Acting Program, „93-‟95) is the founder and artistic director of
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company Aerial Angels, a circus arts company. She appeared on Canada‟s reality TV show Dragon’s
Den and won a quarter of a million dollars to stage her dream circus. That became Stand
3717 N. Ravenswood, 773/244-8119 Up Eight which is currently on its North American tour.
DAVID WILLIAMS (BFA, Acting, „87) is the Director of Project Management for Redbox
ANABEL ARMOUR (GSD), LINDA GILLUM Workshop (formerly LaBrosse Ltd). Redbox is the Midwest‟s, and beyond, preeminent
(Faculty) and NICK SANDYS PULLIN studio for interactive children‟s exhibits. David is married to JEANNE (DWAN) WILLIAMS
(Faculty) will be in Les Liaisons (BFA Acting program, „81-‟83 & Staff)
Dangerouses at the Greenhouse Theatre CRYSTAL MARY WILLINGHAM (BFA Theatre Studies Program, „97-‟98) is working in
Center, opening 3/17/10 and runs through corporate HR, dancing and doing freelance photography in New York City. She is also a
5/2/10. board member of DPU‟s Alumni Board and regional liaison to the NY Alumni Chapter. She
would love to hear from regional alumni about their projects and performances at
ANABEL ARMOUR (GSD), LINDA GILLUM
(Faculty) and NICK SANDYS PULLIN FARREL WILSON (MFA, Acting, „89) is working as an artist in residence at several Chicago
(Faculty) are Artistic Associates. LINDA high schools for School for Little Children, and she is assistant directing as part of the
GILLUM (Faculty) is also the casting production team at Special Gifts Theatre.
director and is teaching three classes at SHERRI WINKLEMANN (Certificate, Acting, „85) runs Wink Productions, a full-service
Remy Bumppo this Fall. KRISTIN entertainment company in the Chicago area. Sherri does a variety of theme parties for
LARSEN (BFA, Production Management, children, adults, and senior citizen groups. Winky the Clown is one of her characters. For
‗87) is the Executive Director, and more info, call 847/890-5531. Sherri also dances professionally with the Latin Street Dance
KRISTIN QUINLAN (BFA, Theatre Studies, Company in Chicago.
‗04) is the Development and Marketing
Coordinator. JEFF WITZKE (BFA Acting Program, „88-‟89) is in the film Up In The Air, with George
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Clooney, Vera Farmiga, and Jason Bateman,
WARD OFF electromagnetic fields currently in theatres. BRAD SMITH (BFA,
Acting,‟02) was interviewed for the 12/3-12/9/09
While it can seem as though danger lurks around every corner, there‘s a way to issue of Time Out for his song “Help Yourself”,
protect ourselves – and it involves jewelry. Nobody knows the long-term effects which he wrote and performed for the movie. Jeff
of our exposure to electromagnetic fields from cellphones and laptops. But plays Brian in the finished pilot House Husbands,
there‘s cause for concern, scientist believe, Here‘s a product to fight the and plays Billy in the film Reconciliation, currently
negative effects: Clarus‘ Q-Link Pendant, made of stylish titanium to strengthen in post-production.
oru immunity to EMFs. And done worry, guys: The design is unisex. Available at CASSIE WOOLEY (BFA, Acting, „03) has a new
www.odemarketplace.com/q-link website up, designed by JOSH LEVINE (BFA,
Playwrighting, „02). If you go to the media section,
one of the selections, “All There Is To Say,” is from the musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, book and lyrics by ADAM MATHIAS
(BFA, Playwrighting, „96). The musical won last year‟s Richard Rodgers Award.
MOLLY WYSE (BFA, Theatre Management, „08) is a Ticket Sales Associate at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA.
ERIKKA YANCY (BFA, Acting,‟98) is part of the GalleryEquality showcase, which features work for gay and straight artists to support marriage
and families of all kinds.
DALE YOUNG (BFA, Acting, „88) lives in Pennsylvania and is in a tenure track Assistant
Professor position in the theatre division of Lock Haven University.
DENNIS ZACEK (GSD & BA, DePaul University, „63) a Professional Associate on The Theatre
MOREthan a few
LORA ZANE (Certificate, Acting, „81) is the senior lecturer at the School of Theatre at the Nothing Without A Company
University of Southern California, where MEGAN BREEN (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, „02) is in (832) 721-6920
her 3rd year in their MFA Playwrighting program.
ANNA ROSE EPSTEIN (BFA, Acting
AMANDA (FRIEDBERG) ZAR (BFA, Theatre Studies, „03) is the Coordinator of Special Events Program, ‗03-‘05), EVAN FILLON (BFA,
for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Illinois Chapter Chicago. Dramaturgy/Criticism, ‘07), and IKE
SCOTT ZIEMBA (BFA, Stage Management, „92) is the Project Manager for Kobotech Inc, which HOLTER (BFA, Playwrighting Program,
manages all of Chicago‟s festivals and the Grant Park Symphony. ‗03-‘07) are the founders, LAURA
MAHLER (BFA, Acting, ‘06) is vice
LOUIS ZORICH (GSD Acting Program, ‟55-‟58)‟s book What Have You Done? The Inside president.
Stories of Auditioning From the Ridiculous to the Sublime, is available in bookstores.
They are currently seeking new works
ZACH ZULAUF (BFA, Theatre Studies, „06) is the owner of New Wave Coffee. for their 2010 season. Requirements:
must be an original work; must be site
specific; full length, one act, or 10-
minute plays; musicals & plays with
multimedia are encouraged.
Submit your work to:
It should contain your name, address,
project title & phone number in the
body of the email; script should be
attached as a .pdf.
For more information on the company:
THE X-FILESof lost alumni
Here is the latest list of lost alumni. If you know anything about them, I'd appreciate your either passing it on to me, or contacting
the alum and letting them know that we're looking for a way to get in touch with them. I can be reached by email
firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone 773/325-7943, or by mail c/o The Theatre School, 2135 N. Kenmore, Chicago, IL 60614.
If YOU are on the list, it means that though we may have an email address for you, we don't have any other contact information:
Larry Hogan Jeanne Hubbard Frances Isbell James Janek Arlene Johnson
Jennifer Hogue Maris Hudson Gloria Iseli Nick Janik Crista Johnson
Joseph Holcombe Craig Huebing Danica Ivancevic Gerald Jarman Crystal Johnson
Kelly Holden Paul Hufstader Julie Jackson Sterling Jenkins Dan Johnson
Dodie Holderfield Robbie Hungerford L‘Oreal Jackson Terry Jenkins Gregg Johnson
William Hollis Caitlin Hunt Maike Jacobi Ruby Jennings Zussman Virginia Johnson
Jason Horgan Diane Hutchings Curtis Jacobson Jeanne Jerrems Daria Jolan
Merilee Hornung Ruth Hytry Ibrahim Jalal David Jewell Jason Jones
Molly Ann Howard Wail Isaily Breck Jamison Luke Johanson Jerry Jones
―We have 2 lives – the one we learn with and the life we live after that.‖
LAST lines -Bernard Malamud