Alumni in the News

Alumni in the News

Andrew Aaron Valdez Named Cleveland Public Theatre Premiere Fellow

Monday, May 20, 2019   |  Cleveland Public Theatre

Andrew Aaron Valdez (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2017) has been named one of Cleveland Public Theatre's 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows. The Fellowship includes a cash award, with additional funds available for projects, professional development and access to space, equipment and other assets.

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Jacqueline Lawton's play "Edges of Time" to premiere at PlayMakers Repertory Company

Tuesday, March 26, 2019   |  PlayMakers Repertory Company

Jacqueline Lawton (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2003), an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has researched, developed, and presented a staged reading of her play Edges of Time, which will premiere at PlayMakers Repertory Company. This one woman show is about the life and times of Marvel Cooke, a pioneering journalist and activist, who was the first African-American woman writer to work for a mainstream newspaper. The play will run from Apr. 29–May 3, 2020. Photo by Jason Hornick. 

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Harrison Butler Named Executive Director at Theatre of Arts Acting Conservatory in Los Angeles

Sunday, October 14, 2018   |  Theatre of Arts

Harrison Butler (M.F.A., Theatre, 2010) has been named the new executive director of the Theatre of Arts Acting Conservatory in Los Angeles. TOA is the longest continuously running acting conservatory in Los Angeles, located in the heart of Hollywood. Butler is the 14th executive director to be hired in the history of the institution. 

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Fulbright Scholar Oluwaseun Olayiwola Enrolled in the MFA Choreography at Trinity Laban

Wednesday, October 10, 2018   |  Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

Oluwaseun S. Olayiwola (B.F.A. 2018) is currently a Fulbright Scholar pursuing an M.F.A. in Choreography at Trinity Laban in London, England. As an advocate for the arts and a Nigerian-American artist, Oluwaseun hopes to engage residents with dance during his two years in the program and contribute toward the Nigerian diaspora’s representation in the arts landscape.

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Cosme Flores Cast in Power Rangers: Best Morphers

Wednesday, October 10, 2018   |  Broadway World

Alumnus Cosme Flores (B.F.A., Acting, 2018) was recently cast as "Ben" in Power Rangers: Beast Morphers, set to air on Nickelodeon in 2019. Featuring an all-new cast of heroes and villains, Beast Morphers will expand the Power Rangers universe with tactical leather suits, 'Beast Bot' sidekicks and elevated battle footage.

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