Alejandro Herrera (B.A., Dance, 2015) will perform in Dance Patrelle's "Yorkville Nutcracker" in New York on Dec. 7-10 along with dancers from the New York City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Broadway.
Alumni in the News
Catch Arthur Marroquin (B.A., Acting, 2013) as Hermey, the elf/dentist in the beloved holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on stage across the nation. Dates and tickets available online.
Jen Prince (B.F.A., Acting, 1998) produced and co-edited a feature film, Quality Problems, a comedy about cancer. Quality Problems, which is an official selection of the Austin Film Festival, screens at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28, and 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 31. Prince and others who worked on the film will participate in a Q&A following the Oct. 28 screening.
James Ogden designs scenery for Actor’s Express in Atlanta
James Ogden (M.F.A., Design and Technology, 2014), assistant professor of Theatrical Design and Production at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, is currently designing scenery for Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2, and 3 at Actor's Express in Atlanta. He also will design their production of Angels in America in January.
The Heartland Theatre Collective, founded by alumnae Marian Kansas (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2016) and Nicole Oglesby (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2016), was nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award. Allison Wojtowecz (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2017) was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Drama for her performance as June in the Heartland Theatre Collective's first production, Dust, which premiered October 2016.
Robert Di Donato (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2016) was recently cast in a series of shorts called "Oddcupations" promoting the glasses company Warby Parker.
David Crespy publishes book on Playwright Ladford Wilson
David Crespy (M.F.A., Playwriting, 1986) published a new book, Ladford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems. The book features a selection of early work from Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.
Cheng-Wei Teng (M.F.A., Lighting Design, 2012) received the Gold Medal for Professional Lighting at the 2017 World Stage Design in Taiwan for his work Serenade. A freelance designer based in Taipei, Taiwan, Teng’s work includes One Hundred Years of Solitude by Shakespeare Wild Sisters Group, Queen Xiao-zhuang and Dorgon by GaoGuang Opera Company and Mulan the Musical by Tainanier Ensemble.
Briana Bower receives distinguished thesis award from American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Briana Bower (M.F.A., Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, 2016) received the Distinguished Thesis Award for her M.F.A. thesis “This Object Holds: Exploring Adolescent Identity Through Object-Based Performance” from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE).
The New York Times featured Charm, a play directed by Will Davis (M.F.A. Directing, 2013).