Alumni in the News

Jen Prince produces comedic film about cancer

Sunday, October 22, 2017   |  Quality Problems

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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.

Alumnae-formed Heartland Theatre Collective nominated for B. Iden Payne Award

Wednesday, September 27, 2017   |  B. Iden Payne Awards

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.

David Crespy publishes book on Playwright Ladford Wilson

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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.

Briana Bower receives distinguished thesis award from American Alliance for Theatre and Education

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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).

Alison Heryer designs costumes for two shows

Thursday, September 14, 2017   |  World Stage Design

Alison Heryer (M.F.A., Costume Design, 2010) is an associate professor at the School of Art + Design at Portland State University. She recently designed two shows at Portland Center Stage, a production of Cosi fan tutte at Portland Opera, and brought her work Picnic to 2017 World Stage Design in Taiwan. Her work as a costume designer includes productions at Steppenwolf, The New Victory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre and ZACH Theatre (Austin).