Alumni in the News

Robert Schenkkan film nominated for six Oscars

Thursday, February 9, 2017   |  The Oscars

The film Hacksaw Ridge, co-written by Robert Schenkkan (B.A., Drama, 1975) and directed by Mel Gibson, was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

Will Davis nominated for Helen Hayes Award

Thursday, February 9, 2017   |  Theatre Washington

Will Davis (M.F.A., Directing, 2013) was recently nominated for outstanding direction of a musical for Evita at Olney Theatre Center in Maryland. The 2017 Helen Hayes Awards will be held May 15 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.  

Yebel Gallegos interviewed by Salt Lake City Weekly

Sunday, February 5, 2017   |  Salt Lake City Weekly

Yebel Gallegos (B.F.A., Dance, 2007) spoke with Salt Lake City Weekly about being a principal dancer with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in anticipation of their performance Winter Season.

Sarah Saltwick's play opens at The Vortex in Austin

Monday, January 23, 2017   |  The Vortex

A Perfect Robot, a play by Sarah Saltwick (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2013), opened at The Vortex in Austin on Jan. 19 and runs through Feb. 11. It will live-stream online on Feb. 2. It is directed by Rudy Ramirez, a current Ph.D. candidate in Performance as Public Practice.

Selina Rosales named artistic fellow for Second Stage Theatre

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Selina Rosales (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2015) became the artistic fellow for Second Stage Theatre in New York City in January 2017. 

Jessica Nicole Webb to appear on soap opera

Tuesday, January 17, 2017   |  Serial Scoop

Jessica Nicole Webb (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2009) has been cast as Alex Dettmer on CBS’s The Young and the Restless. Her January role on the soap opera will run for at least five episodes.

Isaac Gomez named top performer in Chicago

Tuesday, January 17, 2017   |  Newcity Stage

Isaac Gomez (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2013) was featured in the article “Players 2017: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago,” by Newcity Stage in Chicago.

Jelisa Jay Robinson a finalist for Seattle Public Theatre’s Emerald Prize

Wednesday, January 11, 2017   |  Seattle Public Theatre

Jelisa Jay Robinson (B.F.A., Theatre and Dance, 2014) is a finalist for the Seattle Public Theatre’s Emerald Prize. The $10,000 prize will connect a nationally recognized playwright to the Seattle area's performance community so the region's voice is heard in national conversations. The winning playwright will be announced March 4.