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Jacqueline Hinton (B.F.A., Dance, 2001) produced, choreographed, and performed in the short dance film "Mi Gran Dolor"

Sept. 1, 2023 | Instagram

The short film was chosen to screen at Los Angeles Dance Film Festival's Dance Films on the Lawn at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica. Hinton can also be seen in the sci-fi film Blue Hour: The Disappearance of Nick Brandreth, now out on Amazon Prime.

Danny Tejera's (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2020) play, TOROS, had its world premiere at Second Stage Uptown in August

Sept. 1, 2023 | New York Times

The play was presented at UTNT and stars Tony-Award-winner Frank Wood.

Scenic designer Polly Robbins’ (M.F.A., Drama, 1990) work on "Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio” showcased at MoMa

Aug. 3, 2023 | Museum of Modern Art

Design work by Polly Robbins was featured at the Museum of Modern Art as part of the exhibition Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. The exhibition showcased a behind-the-scenes look at the Academy Award-winning film earlier this spring. Following her success with Pinocchio, Robbins worked on the stop-motion children’s show Shape Island on Apple TV. She's currently working with House Special as the lead scenic artist on an upcoming film short.