Megan Andritz, Class of
email@example.com - Posted on 9/20/2008: "I
have enjoyed many wonderful and educational theatrical
endevours since graduating in '96. After college
graduation, I have performed in many summerstock, equity
and regional theaters across the US. I have performed
for Commodore and Norwegian Cruise Lines as a singer and
dancer on world cruises, as well as performed for Walt
Disney world, Hershey Park and Busch Gardens. I have
loved every bit of performing, but I have redirected my
love for the musical theater through teaching and
administration. I have wrote, directed, choreographed
and produced my own Broadway camp and in schools for
children 8-17 years old for the past 4 years. I would
like to thank the wonderful JMU theater and dance
faculty for instilling the love of the performing arts!
I will be forever grateful! Can't wait to come visit the
new performing arts center!"
Laura Atwood, Class of 2003
Posted on 3/27/2008 "I graduated from Arizona State
University in 06 with a Master of Fine Arts. I am the
technical director at Scottsdale Community College as
well as teach Dance and Technology. I am the co-director
of Flux Dance Project, a modern company that has
performed in the Phoenix Valley and San Francisco. I
work full time as Graphic Designer and Marketing
Coordintor for a large company and hopefully will branch
out into my own company soon."
Danielle Augone, Class of 2004 - Posted on
"I am performing at the Walt Disney World Resort in
Orlando FL, portraying the roles of Belle, Ariel, and
the Disney Channel's Kim Possible. I've had the
opportunity to participate in a number of parades and
shows, including the new Disney Dreams Come True Parade
at the Magic Kingdom, and Fantasmic at the Disney MGM
Studios. I was also selected to be a trainer for the
Entertainment Department, and will begin training in
Ariella Beth Bowden, Class of 2004 - (Submitted on 9/24/2007): After an international tour with The Wooster Group's Hamlet, Ariella is now working as the Wardrobe Supervisor at The Blue Man Group. She was the costume designer for The Shalimar's La Femme that won for best ensemble at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. She continues to act in sketch, and is currently performing with fellow JMUers in The Gossip Factory's latest piece, 4F: The New Class.
Elise Boyd, Class of 2004 - Submitted
12/29/2008: "Hi guys! I just finished a run of
Inspecting Carol (playing MJ) at Sycamore Rouge in
Petersburg, just south of Richmond after having stage
managed two shows for them: A Streetcar Named Desire
(where I played Eunice for 2 shows) and Read-y For Right
written and directed by artistic director kb saine. This
show was dedicated to the city of Petersburg telling the
story of sit-in protests at the Peterburg Public Library
which led to its desegregation in 1960. I'm still
teaching at Bailey Bridge and finding myself busier
every day. I hope everyone there is doing well. Much
"I will play Duchess of Gloucester, Bushy and Carlisle in Richard II for
Richmond Shakespeare. I'm still teaching theatre at Bailey Bridge Middle School
in Chesterfield on the southside of Richmond."
Tara Burgess (McNeeley), Class of 2000 - (Posted Oct 3, 2007):
I am currently living in Okinawa Japan, my husband is stationed here in
the Air Force. I have started two dance programs on two different bases and teach
20 classes a week to over 200 children. I teach on Kadena Air Base and started
"OkiDance" on Camp McTureous, it was a challenge to start, but I wanted to give
our military children overseas the same opportunities for dance that the
children in the states get! I have lived here for a year now and look forward to
the two years we have left on island, it is a wonderful experience! I constantly
tell my older students stories of my days at JMU as a dance major, you never
know they may end up there too in a couple of years!
Amy Neal and brent Bussey
- (submitted on 9/24/2007):
"Amy and Brent Bussey recently moved back to Harrisonburg. Amy is
currently the drama teacher at Stuarts Draft High School. Brent is the Manager
of Tour Sales and Operations at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton,
VA." Posted on 2/28/2006:
"Last year we
celebrated the birth of our third child, Wyatt
Barry Carter, Class of 1976 - Posted on
8/11/2006"I still keep my hand in doing some acting and
writing for my church. I've been a Vice President for
Dave & Buster's, Inc. since 1994 and am responsible for
all Beverage Operations. I also serve as a member of the
Board for Cheers Magazine and am a frequent contributor
to books and magazine articles regarding the beverage
Barbara (Cecchini) Maclam,
Class of 1993 - Posted on 3/20/2008 "This is my 11th
year teaching P.E. I have a dance group, the Dancing
Eagles, at the school where I teach. It is made up of
approx.70,4th & 5th grade boys & girls. They recently
performed for VAHPERD. I plan to start a dance group at
the local middle school & to choreograph for the high
school's spring musical in '09."
Class of 1992 (Submitted on 12/2/2007) - "I moved to Las
Vegas seven years ago without having a plan for my time
here. I've worked in wardrobe for various shows on the
strip during that time (Storm, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock
You) and also spent two years walking stilts at the
Paris Hotel. For the past two years I've been Asst. Head
of Wardrobe for LOVE which is operated by Cirque du
Soleil at the Mirage Hotel."
Katie Culligan, Class of 2007 -
Posted on 9/9/2008 - Katie has spent the past six months performing in the musical Viva Italia at Busch Gardens and will sing in a new Country show for the fall season. She will then head back to the Washington D.C. area to perform in Fords Theatre's A Christmas Carol in November/December 2008.
Gina Giambattista Cesari, Class
of 1987 - Posted on 12/1/2005:
"After having served as the Director of Contract
Services at the University/Resident Theatre Association
(U/RTA) for 13 years, and then dabbling as a Spanish
teacher at a Montessori School in Western New York(where
we wrote and produced our own summer plays), I am
currently working as the Program Manager for the East
Asia Program (China, Japan and Korea) at Cornell
University. The job entails many of the management and
administrative skills I've developed through my years in
Theatre, and puts me in an academic setting
where I get another chance to take classes! In addition,
I'm working with the
Japan Foundation to bring in a Bunraku production to
Ithaca in 2007. Mixing old
passions with new endeavors is extremely cool at this
point in my life,
particularly in dealing with a part of the world
completely new to me."
Ryan Chrisman, Class of 2003 -
(submitted on 9/24/2007): Ryan Chrisman will premiere her MFA Dance Thesis, "Place(d)," an evening length outdoor site-specific work with an original score in conjunction with its video documentary, "Placing," at the University of Maryland in March 2008.
- Posted on
"Currently an MFA candidate/instructor in dance at the
Maryland, College Park and recent hire of Performance
Plus at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC which
implements arts education programs and runs the
pre-professional ballet program with legendary
ballerina, Suzanne Farrell."
Lyndsey Cole, Class of 2006 -
Posted on 7/2/2007:
"Lyndsey Cole is a featured cast member in the 2nd Nat'l
tour of the
musical Jersey Boys. In October, the show will
officially debut in Chicago where it will sit down as
the Chicago company. One of three females in the cast,
Lyndsey plays multiple featured roles including Francine
Valli and Frankie Nolan."
Kristen Comyns (Hummerston), Class of 2000 - (submitted on 10/11/2007): Kristen will be at Seaside Music Theater this Winter to perform in "White Christmas", playing the role of Rita. Other recent credits include Charlotte/Milkmaid in "Oliver!" at the Fulton Opera House, and as a swing in "Peter Pan".
Donna Costello Class of 1996 - Posted on8/11/2006
"Donna is dancing for Mollie O'Brien's Mob productions
and is rehearsing for their upcoming season at Dance New
Amsterdam in October where the company will premiere
'Mammal.' She also recently began working with Jill
Sigman/thinkdance for her project "Rupture" that
Dancespace Project will present at St. Mark's Church in
February. She continues her work with Shannon Hummel's
Cora Dance and has been dabbling in ballroom dance with
partner Paul Grecki. Donna is currently a teaching
artist candidate for the Lincoln Center Institute."
John R Crawford, Class of 1981 (submitted 10/5/2007): After serving for ten years as the Director of the School of Theatre and
Dance at Kent State University, I am now Associate Dean in the College of the
Arts at Kent State.
David Dalton, Class of 1998
- Posted on 6/4/2007: "Dave Dalton's adaptation of
H.M.S. Pinafore was nominated for a 2007 Drama Desk
Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Dave
adapteed the play using Gilbert's own "Pinafore Picture
Book," and he directed the production for
New York's Vortex Theater Company."
Corinne E. Dame, Class of 2002 - Posted on
"I am currently rehearsing my 7th show with the Mystery
Dinner Playhouse that I have been with for the past 3
years. I also am currently acting at Colonial
Williamsburg in their newest program, The Revolutionary
City. I currently portray 5 very different characters
and will be receiving more."
Days, Class of 1993, (Submitted on 9/26/2007):
"After studying dance & perform in with the Madisonians at JMU, Garland
went to perform in many musicals domestically & internationally. Garland is
current appearing on Broadway in Disney's The Lion King.
For more in check out www.disneyonbroadway.com "
Dolan, Class of 1992 - Posted on 8/12/2006
"I am working in curriculum for the Department of
Defense schools at their
headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. I just finished my
Doctorate in Education last year."
Matt Dure, Class of
2007 - Posted on 5/18/2008 Matt Dure is touring with the
Broadway Asia tour of Cinderella starring Lea Salonga,
understudying the Prince
Geoffrey Ehrlich, Class of 2001 - (submitted on 9/24/2007) - I am currently working as the art dept coordinator on the new series "Gossip Girl." In my free time, I am a founding member of Gk1 with fellow JMU Alumni Kelly Bartnik and Dena Ghieth.
Jessi Elgin, Class of
2008 - Posted on 5/18/2008 Jessi will spend the year performing
at the Carousel Dinner Theatre in Fort Collins, CO.
Keith Foster, Class of 2004 -
firstname.lastname@example.org - I have started working steadily with the theatre group "Fine Feathered Friends," recently finishing my fourth production with the well reviewed company. I received a nomination for Best Featured Actor from the Midtown Theatre Festival for my performance in "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" based on "The Yellow Wallpaper." I am currently working on a new piece which will premiere in the new year.
Emma Fyffe, Class of
2008 - Posted on 5/18/2008 Emma will spend 2008/ 2009 traveling
the country as a Tour Actor/ Director for Missoula Children's
Ashley Graves-DeFabio Gearing, Class of 1997 - (Submitted on 9/25/2007): "Opened New Directions In Dance LLC in 2004 teaching creative movement and
choreographing for children and adults with disABILITIES in Harrisonburg area.
Earned M.Ed. in special education from JMU in 2003. Teaching high school
students with significant disABILITIES in Rockingham County since 2001. Married
Chad Gearing in 2000. Welcomed new son Rourke in 2007"
Amy Eisenhower Humphrey, Class of 1998 - Posted on 12/6/2006 Amy
currently is a Physical Therapist working at a private
practice outside Washington DC that specializes in Performing Arts Physical
Therapy. She is an on-site Physical therapist as well as a
Pilates instructor for the Washington Ballet Company.
Diana Fix Girtain, Class of 2002 (submitted on 10/5/2007): Diana was recently hired at the Denver Center as the draper for "White
Christmas." Once done in Colorado, she will start a new job at Dixie State
College as the Costume Shop Manager & Lecturer.
Keith Foster, Class of 2004 - Posted on 8/12/2006
"This summer I traveled to LA and shot a new movie for
John Suits' and
Bryce Gerlach's Three.Piece.Lock productions. I'm
currently in a new play in the NYC Fringe Festival
sharing the stage with Ariella Beth Bowden as well as
working with the Gossip Factory, a theatre collective
formed from JMU Theatre Alumni. Check out our website -
Deb Fuller, Class of 1994 -
Posted on 3/8/2008 "I recently passed my member's exam
for the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD)
and am now a certified highland dance teacher. I teach
in the Northern VA area and perform with the Thistle
Dancers, City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums, and The
Washington Scottish Pipe Band."
David Frydrychowski (David Lamb), Class of 1995 -
Posted on 9/24/2007: Last season (2006/7), David Frydrychowski played "Garcia" in The Death of Griffin Hunter with leading contemporary verse ensemble Inverse Theatre, in addition to playing "M'Closky" in the 18th Century classic The Octoroon at The Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC's East Village. In the summer, he returned to the Inwood Shakespeare Festival as "Caska" in Julius Caesar, and was rehearsing the title role in Spartacus there when a wayward trident thrust laid him low. He is feeling much better now.
Posted on 8/11/2006
"Founding Director, The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
for whom he
directed the Eastern US Premiere of EDWARD III,
Repertory companies of Cincinnati Shakespeare, Virginia
Shakespeare, Cleveland Shakespeare, Inwood Shakespeare
(NYC) for whom he is currently playing "Quasimodo" in
Hugo's HUNCHBACK... Experimental/Grotowski Performance
work & training with NACL
Theatre (2 yrs & Eastern European tour) Leading/title
roles in the outdoor
historical dramas THE LEGEND OF DANIEL BOONE and SHADOWS
IN THE FOREST. Off-Broadway, Off-off Broadway, and
regionally, he has performed with Inverse Theatre
Company, Youngbloods, and Third Eye Rep, in addition to
plays with 29th Street Rep, Myriad Arts, The Cleveland
Play House, and the Mark Taper Forum. Directed and
designed several shows Off-off Broadway (OOBR Award) and
in summerstock. MFA: CWRU/CPH. Lives in NYC. "
Diana (Fix) Girtain, Class of 2002 - Posted on
In July, Diana Fix married Richard Girtain in
Williamsburg, VA. Also,
this summer Diana draped for the Utah Shakespearean
Festival's production of Anthoy & Cleopatra.
She will continue work as the Assistant Costume Director
at Norther Illinois University this fall.
Stephanie Griffin, Class of 1995
- Posted on 1/7/2006:
"I've kept busy with acting projects including starring
in the directorial debut of Nick Moore (editor of films
Love Actually, About a Boy, Notting Hill), but I've also
started producing. I recently produced and starred in
the world premiere play True Story at the Coronet
Theatre in Los Angeles. I'm also V.P of Acquisitions at
Fast Shoes Productions, a new production company helmed
by Ryan Hurst (an actor who starred in Remember the
Titan s, Ladykillers and is currently on the TNT show
Wanted). We have quite a few projects in active
development including films and television pilots. Our
Roy A. Gross, Class of 2000 -
Posted on 5/13/2008: Roy Gross "is the Production
Manager of the ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER and the
Managing Director of the ARTISTS' BLOC, a collective of
emerging and established artists united to support and
challenge the creative process by encouraging cross
disciplinary collaboration in the creation and
development of new works."
Posted 8/4/2006 "I
am now the Production Manager of the new Atlas
Performing Arts Center in NE DC, with four theatres,
rehearsal spaces, and scene shop. I am also the AEA
Stage Manager for The Gingham Dog for the African
Continuum Theatre and
Crave for Signature Theatre."
Kristin Hathaway-Hansen, Class of
1998 - Posted on 12/16/2005:
"I have been the Managing Director of Actor's Express
Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia since 2002."
William Hinds, Class of 2002
- Posted on 2/4/2009: "I am currently working as a
concierge for Thompson Hotels which allows me to share
my love of theatre (and New York City) with people from
all over the world."
Meredith Holcomb aka meredith
Posted 4/3/2008 "After spending a wonderful season as a
Resident Company Member at Barter Theatre, Meredith
joined Actor's Equity as Meredith Autry and relocated to
Washington, D.C. She has appeared in a reading at Woolly
Mammoth Theatre and can be seen in the Theatre of the
First Amendment's Production of TWO-BIT TAJ MAJAL,
opening in June. This summer she will also be working on
a film version of playwright Catherine Bush's THE
Posted on 2/19/2007:"Meredith has joined Barter Theatre's resident company after playing the
title role in JANE EYRE (with set design by JMU professor Richard Finkelstein)
and Millie Sykes in MURDERER during the previous fall season. She is currently
performing in Catherine Bush's (Steinberg Award Finalist for Playwrighting)
THE QUILTMAKER and will begin Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT
later this month. She will appear in 8 shows with the Barter this season."
Kristen Hummerston (Stagename:
Kristen Comyns), Class of 2004 - Posted 3/3/2006:
"Last year I
performed at the Fulton Opera House in Seussical the
Musical, and played Shelley in Batboy the musical.
Currently I am on the National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie playing the featured
role of Ruth as well as performing in the ensemble."
LaTasha Hutcherson aka RICH, Class of 1997 - (Submitted on 9/26/2007)
"In July of 07, I performed in the mainstage production of Yvette
Heyliger's "What Would Jesus Do" at the National Black Theatre Festival in
Winston Salem, NC. Last summer, I made my Off-Broadway Debut at the Workshop
Theatre in NY in Layon Gray's " Girls of Summer". I have been the principal
performer in numerous national commercials. My most notable television
accomplishment, was booking a role on NYPD Blue"
Impalli, Class of 2000 -
Posted on 2/26/2006:
Marisa received her MA in Dance Education K-12 from NYU
Steinhardt School of Education in 2004.
Amanda Jenkins, Class of 2002 -
Posted on 12/4/2005:
"This year I recieved a Master of Fine Arts in Costume
Design from the University of Tennessee. At the Clarence
Brown Theatre I designed Pump Boys and Dinettes,
Proof, To Kill a Mockingbird and my thesis project
Into the Woods where I was blessed with a $12,000
costume budget! I was also able to study abroad in
Salzburg, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna. It
was hard and exhausting work, and I often referred to my
time at JMU as "back when
theatre was fun!" I'm currently back in Richmond and
hoping to work in theatre and film in the Washington
Sarah Jennings, Class of 2005 - Posted 4/26/2006:
"I am currently
the Dance Program Coordinator for Gymkix the local
Dance Studio that I work for. I teach all technique
classes as well as organizing how
our program is conducted. I choreographed
approximately 8 different pieces this
year for our dance company. Our company gained the
title of National Champions
this season. I teach children ages 18 months to 18
years old. I will be
receiving a DEA teaching certification this summer
in Las Vegas at UNLV."
Candace Johnson (Decker), Class of 1991 - Posted on
Candace appeared in the cabaret, LOVE CANDY as part of
the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield, Performing Arts
Series. She taught a theatre camp this summer and will
begin teaching acting classes this fall as part of the
UW's Continuing Education program. Over the last two
years Candace has been designing costumes professionally
and recently wrapped up as head designer on the new play
VROOOMM!! by Janet Allard. She is married to Steven
Decker, Assistant Professor
of Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield and
has a dog named Smokey. She and her husband will be
heading to Ireland in March 2007 for a trip to see the
country and theatre.
Kendra Johnson, Class of 1991 - Posted on 2/19/2007:
"I am an assistant professor and costume designer at Clemson University in
SC. I have designed costumes for over 20 productions within the last fifteen
years. I also presented and exhibited my research on 19th century
African-American clothing. I have a 10 year old daughter and one dog and two
Shipe, Class of 2006 - Submitted on 1/6/2009 - "I spent part of 2007 acting for George Washington University Hospital as a standardized patient to train Medical Students, as well as one feature length independent film. Since then I have relocated to Orlando, FL where I have been hired by Walt Disney World to be a sub for Belle in the equity show "Story Time with Belle." I just played the lead in a feature length independent film and will travel to Kentucky in Oct. to play one of the leads in another feature length film. I've also worked on a variety of shorts, extra work for commercial/film, community theatre, professional children's theatre, print work (http://shaycochrane.wordpress.com/), and as a lead in two TV pilots. Thanks JMU!"
Nicholas Kohn, Class of 1998 - Posted on 8/11/2006
"I just finished performing in the Tony Award Winning
Broadway show Avenue Q in Las Vegas at the Wynn Hotel. I
am currently in rehearsals for a new musical that was
selected to be in the prestigious New York Music Theatre
Festival in September. The show is called Journey to the
West, based on the ancient Chinese book. I will be
playing the role of Tu-Bao. Website for the show is:
www.journeytothewestthemusical.com. My own
Damon Krometis, Class of 2004 -
Posted on 8/14/2006
"I have launched my own theatre company - Examined Man
Theatre - which will produce plays that question and
redefine societal views of masculinity. My first
production will be in the winter of 2007. I am currently
assistant directing a production of Trojan Women v 2.0
by Charles Mee. I've started designing again, too,
having just designed lights for the dance company Contra
Tiempo in the NY International Fringe Festival."
Drew Lanzarotta, Class
of 1994 Drewjoleen@aol.com - Posted on 3/1/2009:
"Recently made my Broadway debut on the crew for Shrek
in the first transition pushing a door unit on stage. I
do actually have to wear a costume though. Which is
close enough for me."
Tracey Lee, Class of 1993 -
"This Spring Tracey will reprise the role of Mayme in
Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at Merrimack Repertory
Theatre (MA). She played the role at Theatreworks (CA)
in summer '05. 2005 also included playing The Acid Queen
in THE WHO'S TOMMY at Pittsburgh CLO and Ida B. Wells in
CONSTANT STAR, a labor of love she has toured the
country with since 2003."
DAna Lokitis, Class of 2006
- Posted on 4/9/2008 "Dana is currently a member of
CrossCurrents Dance Company and Jane Franklin Dance
performing at venues along the east coast including the
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Summer of 2008 Dana will
begin the Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
at the University of Maryland School of Medicine."
Tammy Lynn Londeree, (submitted on 9/30/2007): "I had fun being an extra for Evan Almighty and my scene of running into
the Ark survived the final cut. Look for me (in red top) hurrying with police
following me. No this was not a crime scene."
Heather Lundy - email@example.com , Class of 1994 - Posted on 9/9/2008 - "Heather is producing, choreographing, and performing in the US and abroad. Her work incorporates sound, movement, and narrative. Currently she is working on two simultaneous 2-woman shows. She is also creating a 501-c with JMU alumna Kelly
Marshall, Class of 2002 - Posted on 8/12/2006
"I am now the assistant production manager at Signature
Arlington, VA. We're opening up our new facility in
2007, with a gala opening of Into the Woods.
Marilyn McAvoy, Class of 1975 -
"In my recent move
to San Diego, California (June 2006), I have been
appointed 'Senior Director of Development for
University Initiatives in Arts &
Culture' at San Diego State University. This is a
newly created position for the University's upcoming
capital campaign with responsibility for raising
gifts ($100,000 and above) for programs in Theatre,
Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Film, Television and
Media Production and City-wide Arts Collaboratives."
Kate McDermott, Class of 1998 -
Posted on 2/21/2006:
"Kate is an artistic associate with Uma Productions and
has acted with Reverie Theatre, Chicago Jewish Theatre,
Griffin Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and
Milwaukee Repertory Theater. She lives in Chicago.
Ryan Hugh McWilliams,
Class of 2003 - Posted on 8/7/2007
I'm working as the Editorial and Production Assistant at
Thats right, I publish your plays you thespians. Also
the Gossip Factory is doing another original production
in September and
October... 4f: The New Class, at the Laurie Beechman
Theater @ West Bank Cafe 407 West 42nd Street (just west
of 9th Avenue) - Thursdays, Sept. 13th, 20th, 27th &
Oct. 11th, 18th, 25th, 2007. yall should come check it
Michael Minarik , Class of
2000 - Posted 2/24/2008 "recently was seen in the
Broadway Revival of Les Miserables as Grantaire.
Produced an critcally acclaimed off-broadway show called
The Scene, starring Tv's Tony Shalhoub and Patricisa
Heaton at Second Stage. About to start performing the
role of Jaques in The Happy Time, part of the Kander and
Ebb celebration at the Signature Theater."
"I am on my second Broadway national tour, Little Women,
(playing the role of John Brooke), Urinetown (Bobby
Strong/ Officer Lockstock u/s) and 4th national tour
overall. I have done numberous regional theater
productions, and concerts."
Emily Mlot, Class of 2003 -
Dance Major - Posted 7/6/2007:
"I recently finished my MFA degree in dance from Florida
State University. I am currently dancing in an emerging
modern dance company in Atlanta, Staibdance, directed by
George Staib. I have been hired as a part time professor
for Georgia College and State University to teach Modern
I, Improvisation and choreograph for the Spring concert.
I will also be teaching Modern part-time at Georgia
Perimeter College and Intermediate and Advanced Jazz at
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center."
Carrie Monger, Class of 1992 - Posted on
"Carrie is currently performing with BosmaDance in
Shari (Silberglitt) Moxley, Class
of 1990 - Posted on 12/26/2005:
"Shari will be Stage Managing MAME at The Kennedy Center
in DC this coming Spring/Summer. She is currently
enjoying being a full-time Mom to her new little girl."
Crystal M. Munson, Class of 2005 - Posted on 2/19/2007:
"Between July 2005-July 2006 I was the Guest Services Manager at American
Shakespeare Center in Stauton, Virginia with John-Michael Schott. Then my
husband and I moved to Valencia, California where I very quickly began stage
managing for multiple theatres in the Los Angeles City area including my current
show the world premiere of Bad Hurt on Cedar Street by Mark Kemble Directed by
Salome Jens. My next project in March 2007 has me traveling to the Poway Center
for the Performing Arts (San Diego area) standing in for the Executive Producer
of a production of Driving Miss Daisy."
Douglas R Mumaw, Class of 1985, (Submitted 9/25/2007): "I continue to perform Dirk and Guido: The Swordsmen! around the country.
This year includes 8 weeks in Chicagoland, 7 weeks in the Dayton area, 2 New
Years'Eve shows in Charlottesville, VA at the Paramount Theatre as part of First
Night Virginia (Get your tickets now!!) and I'll open 2008 with two shows at
the Pheasant Run Resort's lovely 300 seat Equity house in St. Charles, Il.; to
date over 6000 shows performed! Then onto Arizona for year 14 of my
theatre/percussion hybrid show: Wyldmen!"
Kevin Murphy, class of 2005 - (submitted on 10/17/2007): I recently finished my masters in musical theatre at NYU. After that I worked with Stephen Schwartz on his new musical, "Snapshots," at Seaside Music Theater, and was in "With Glee," a the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Jake Odmark, Class
of 2008 - Posted on 5/18/2008 Jake was Kenickie in Phoenix
entertainment's production of Grease in Macau, China in October
of '07. Currently he is playing Riff in the Toby's Dinner
Theatre production of West Side Story. This fall he will begin
the National Tour of The Pajama Game performing in the ensemble
and understudying Sid.
Siobhan O'Malley, Class of 1999 -
Posted on 12/5/2005:
"I just signed with a record label, Blue Cocoon and I am
recording my second album....as yet untitled!"
Douglas R Mumaw, Class of 1985 - Posted
"I have been working for 20 years as an Independant Variety
Artist and an A.E.A. member playing characters and performing
specialized movement skills (swordfighting,slapstick and
melodrama). I perform at Festivals, Universities and Corporate
Events.Having performed live for more than two million people,
in 46 states I am blessed to have seen much of the United States
in my trusty pickup truck and Airstream trailer."
Asher Nicholson, Class of 2008 -
firstname.lastname@example.org - Asher Nicholson recently finished work at Lost Nation Theater, in Montpelier, Vermont. He was the featured performer in Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin. Asher will be returning to Lost Nation in September to begin work on Judevine, a play by poet David Budbill.
Janice O'Rourke and Darren
Setlow, Class of 1991 (Submitted 9/24/2007): "Janice O'Rourke '91 appeared in Portland
Stage Company's 2007 production of Iron Kisses by James Still. Janice was 6
months pregnant during production, and now she and Darren Setlow '89 welcomed
their second son, Conor Francis Setlow to the world on May 28, 2007. Janice also
helped develop and perform a one woman show based on the life of Clara Schumann,
called Virtuosa written by Diane Seymour. The show is part of the this year's
Class of 2004 -
Posted on 8/13/2006:
"After a few years of working various venues in various
positions, I'm glad to say I'm starting into my second
sedentary year at the
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, where I alternate
between assistant stage
manager and company manager."
jo philbin, Class of 2006 - Posted on
12/20/2008: "Jo was Iris in the National tour of "Children's
Letters to God" and finished a Theatreworks USA tour in 2007.
She is currently on the National tour of The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as a swing for Marcy Park
and Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre."
Cephe "Fahnestock" Place, Class of 1973 - (submitted on 10/10/2007): I completing my Eighth Season as the "Sales and Outreach Coordinator" for the Wayside Theatre, in Middletown, VA. As well as, directed the play "84 Charing Crossroad" for the Wayside Theatre's Traveling Theatre Tour and performed in "Women".
Keven Quillon, Class of 2003 - Posted on 8/28/2007
Currently appearing in the Broadway revival of GREASE. Past credits include 1st national tours of SWEET CHARITY (u/s Herman), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (u/s Tony). Last April he came to JMU and taught dance and Musical Theatre workshops to current JMU students.
Cynthia Campbell Reardon, Class of 1986 - (Posted on 9/24/2007): "I moved to Washington State five years ago and now do computer graphics and web design, drive a school bus, and paint - murals, portraits and whatever else I can find."
Tom Reed, Class of 1998 -
Submitted on 9/8/2008 - Tom is the primary acting teacher at Alverno College in Milwaukee, and the artistic director of Quasi productions, a small equity theatre in Milwaukee. He continues to act and direct professionally. This year he will appear in WITNESS at First Stage Children's Theatre and ROAD at Bucketworks. Tom will will also be directing the fall production of NECESSARY TARGETS at Alverno College and in the spring he will direct UNWRAP YOUR CANDY for Quasi.
Class of 2007 - Posted on 5/18/2008 Kirstin played the title
role in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Broward Stage Door
Theatre in FL in Feb./ March of '08. This summer she will
perform in the Jerry Springer Opera at The Studio Theatre in
Nick Rose, Class of 1993 - Posted on
"Nick has recently been filming Independent Short films for the
Challenge and other short film festivals. He has recently been
Manager in Our Town for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
(formerly Festival), Satan in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
for The Know Theatre of Cincinnati, and has signed on to play
Leontes in the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's production of
The Winter's Tale next winter."
Kimberly Russell, Class of 1989 - Posted
"As most vampire musicals have, my last project, LESTAT, met an
demise. I am now awaiting my next gig as a stage manager on the
musical version of LEGALLY BLONDE directed and choreographed by
Jerry Mitchell. I'll once again be spending my winter in San
Francisco with the pre-Broadway tryout before heading back to
the Palace theatre in NYC next spring."
Triolo, Class of 1998 (Submitted on 12/3/2007) - "Michelle
currently lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband Matt Triolo
and their two rescued dogs. She works full time as a Realtor
with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and
teaches/choreographs dance part-time with S Be Dance Complex in
Thomas Schultheis, Class of 1992 - Posted on 8/28/2008 - Thomas Schultheis has performed as a swing in the Broadway and National Touring production of Grease! and as Michael in the International Tour of Smokey Joe's Cafe. He can be heard on the Original Cast Recording of the Off-Broadway Show Bed, Boys and Beyond. Thomas has also been a choreographer off-broadway, regionally and for show choirs across the country. Currently, Thomas is the Festival Events Coordinator for Disney Performing Arts at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.
Mike Setti, Class of 2002 - Submitted: 8/19/2006, Mike has recently performed in the Premier of
Lady Killer for the first annual Capitol Fringe Festival in DC and can be seen as a lead role in the black
bear episode of Hunter & Hunter on The National Geographic Channel. He has also
started a comedy troupe in Fredericksburg and appeared in several webisodes forthe JMU-originated “Big
Aebony Shepard-Mitchell, Class of 2002 -
Posted on 8/11/2006
"Married and the mother of four children: Selah, Lawren, Rhema
and Aslan. Received a certificate in Arts Management from
Univ.of Mass, Amherst. Work from home for several arts
organizations in the Central PA area including Theatre
Harrisburg. Building theatre curriculum for ed programs and
teaching oocasionally. Hope to enter in to grad school for
Entertainment Management/Law in the next year."
Matthew R. Staley, Class of 2000 -
- Posted on 1/13/2009: "Matthew R. Staley had the distinct
pleasure of playing the Assassin that Christian Slater hires to
kill himself in the final episode of NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy".
To see Matthew's shoot-out with Christian, please visit
"Matthew R. Staley was offered roles in the avant-garde theatrical
production of "Die Hard: The Puppet Musical" as well as The Shakespeare TheatreÂ’s production of "Taming of the Shrew" but had to pass due to
conflicts with several other projects.
Recently, Matthew wrapped on the b&w 16mm short, "Train Track Turnaround",
in which he performed the lead role of the villain, Stanley-No-Good, as well as
provided narration for the film. Matthew also filmed a scene for the 35mm indie
film "Winter Wheat" in which his character gets hit by a car. Recently,
Matthew auditioned for the off-Broadway production of "Fuerzabruta" (the
latest show from the creators of "De La Guarda" a national "Circuit City"
commercial, a print job for "ASICS", and had an extremely well received
audition for The Flea Theater and their resident acting company, The Bats, with
his infamous physical comedy monologue (which he began working on while at JMU). In other news, the commercial in which Matthew acted and performed his own
stunts is airing now and can be seen on YouTube by typing in "Avaya Cowboys"
"Most recently, I starred as Edgar Allan Poe in the Bristol
Theater's world premiere production of "Nevermore". I have
appeared in the off-Broadway "Slava's Snowshow", on an episode
of "The Sopranos" and am currently studying with Wynn Handman at
Adam Suritz, Class of 2003 - Posted
3/13/2008 "On Tuesday, I started rehearsal for the world premier
of Curt Columbus, Amy Warren, and Andre Pluess' musical "Paris
By Night," at Trinity Rep. It opens April 25th and runs through
June 8th, 2008."
Sara Tomko, Class of
email@example.com - Posted on
2/6/2009: "Sara Tomko had her first TV debut on SciFi in
February 2009 for her movie "Journey to the Center of the
Earth." She also auditioned for the speaking role of Emily in
the upcoming Twilight Sequel "New Moon." In December 2008, she
filmed a movie "The Terminators," with fellow actor Jeremy
London, most commonly known as TS in "Mallrats." She currently
resides in Sherman Oaks, CA where she is busy filming at least
one project a month. You can find Sara's public movies at
(Submitted on 12/10/2007) "After spending her first two
years out of college involved in a fantastic sketch comedy and
rock and roll club called Shadowbox, Sara decided it was time to
move to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming a movie
star. She has been there only 7 months and already been in three
movies, with one movie entitled "2012 Doomsday" coming out at
Blockbuster and Hollywood Video in February 2008. She is excited
to semi-return to her "Skriker" ways once more in her next film
"The Evil Within," being produced and shot in December and
Michelle (Schmitt) Triolo, Class
of 1998 - Posted on 2/21/2006:
Married and currently lives in Annapolis, MD. Is a full
time Realtor with Keller Williams Realty.
Suzanne Wogisch Trow,
Class of 2000 - Posted on 5/21/2008 "Favorite Performances
include: ABC's All My Children, Starlight Express (U.S. Tour),
Radio City's Pokemon Live! (U.S./European Tour/Vegas show),
Director/Choreographer Euro "Pokemon Live!", "Mississippi Love",
"It's A Wonderful Life" (World Premiere). Equity Member. Also
currently Head Coach for JMU's Dukettes Dance Team.
Mia Wilson, Class of
2006 - Posted 3/10/2008 "After returning from about 2 years
volunteering in Namibia I was recently accepted into the
Performance Studies M.A. program at New York University through
the Tisch School of the Arts."
Nicholas Wuehrmann, Class of 1983 - (submitted on 9/24/2007): I'm currently an Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida, teaching voice, acting and directing in the MFA Musical Theatre program, in partnership with Seaside Music Theater in Daytona Beach. I'm directing "Romance/Romance" this fall at UCF and will be traveling to Prague soon to direct a European tour of "The Magic Flute" with the Czech Chamber Opera. I'll be performing the role of General Waverly in "White Christmas" with Seaside Music Theater this year, and am proud to share the stage with two JMU students I taught during my year teaching there - Kristen Hummerston and Matt Dure!
Laura Yanez, Class of 2007 - Posted on
5/18/2008 Laura was on the National Tour of a Year With Frog and
Toad from August through December of '07. Currently she is Lead
Female Singer on the National Tour of