Reema Bounajem (B.F.A., Dance, 2015) is performing in "The Lost Supper," an immersive, theatrical dinner party at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City, through Aug. 18.
Alumni in the News
Angela Ahlgren (Ph.D., 2011, Theatre), an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University, has published a new book, "Drumming Asian America: Taiko, Performance and Cultural Politics."
Roberto Di Donato (B.A.,Theatre and Dance, 2016) has been named an assistant for The Commedia Company in NYC, which specializes in Commedia Dell’Arte performance and was formed out of the Clown and Commedia school.
Jacqueline Hinton (B.F.A., Dance, 2001) will perform in "Gatsby Redux" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for the Music Center’s “Moves After Dark” series July 24th, 25th, 31st and August 1st at 8:30pm. Hinton pictured second from right, photo by Barry Weiss.
Alumnus Isaac Gomez (B.A. 2013) has been named the co-recipient of the Lanford Wilson Award along with R. Eric Thomas by the Dramatists Guild of America. This award is presented annually to early career playwrights at the Guild's national conference, which will take place July 28 in New York.
Alumni Recognized at American Alliance for Theatre and Education Conference
Lina Chambers (M.F.A. in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities candidate) will receive the Don and Elizabeth Doyle Fellowship and Lauren Smith (M.F.A. 2017) will receive the Distinguished Thesis Award at the 2018 American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) conference. These awards celebrate excellent work in theatre for youth and outstanding scholarship. The conference will be held in Minneapolis August 1-5, 2018.
Hannah Wolf (M.F.A., Theatre, 2018), a Los Angeles based director, dramaturg, and creative producer originally from Juneau, Alaska, has received a 2018 National Directors Fellowship. The fellowship will begin at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in July 2018 and provides 18 months of practical, hands-on training and mentorship, and concludes with a professional directing opportunity. Wolf's work has been seen at Perseverance Theatre, Superhero Clubhouse, The Vineyard Theater, The Civilians, Culturebot, Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant, Howlround, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York University (NYU), PeppercornTheatre, Writopia Lab, The Secret City and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Kimberly Belflower's (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2017) show "Lost Girl," which follows Wendy Darling's coming-of-age story after her return from Peter Pan's Neverland, will be performed at the Stiemke Studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by the 2017-2018 Professional Training Institute company, an advanced actor training program for students in 9th-12th grade.
Matrex Kilgore (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2015) directs 'A' (What the Black Girl Found While Searching for God), written and performed by Taji Senior and heading to Ground Floor Theatre in July. Inspired by George Bernard Shaw's The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God, 'A' is the story of a person, searching inside and outside of herself to find her place in the world. That search is filtered through a lens of black girlhood. 'A' hopes to ask and answer the question: Who has the right to self-creation?
Honey Goodenough (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2000) is the resident teaching artist at The Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her work will be showcased at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta in September. (photo by Kirk Marsh)