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August 2009

1960's  |  1970's  |  1980's  |  1990's  |  2000's  |  Remembering


1960's

Michael Hurwitz (1967) is active in efforts to restore historic opera houses in Ohio.


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1970's

Katherine Angileri (1975) has worked in numerous feature films, commercials and plays. She taught and directed at the Coconut Grove Children's Theatre and wrote, taught and directed at The Inside-Out Theatre Company in Florida. Both companies worked to use theatre as a way for kids to develop self-confidence. Katherine received a Short Story Award from the Italian-American Writers Association.

Andrea Ucci (1977) has been proprietor of her own children's entertainment agency for the past eighteen years "Bubbles the Clown and Her Costumed Characters."

Mark Woods (1971) is the Executive Director and Founder of New River Dramatists, a non-profit cultural organization based in North Carolina.


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1980's

Joe Arciniega (1981) will play the dual role of Don Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at the Laredo Theater Guild at Texas A&M International University.

Douglas Carter Beane
Douglas Carter Beane's (1980) new play Mr. and Mrs. Fitch will premiere at Second Stage Theatre in NYC in early 2010. His newest comedy has been called "a scathing look at who is in, who is out and who may not even exist at all."

Yvette Lawrence Bishop (Rodriguez) (1988) is the Drama Director at Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, CA.

Melissa Mawhinney Bronowski (1988) has been selected as one of the playwrights for the Road Less Traveled Theater Company's Emanuel Fried New Play Development Workshop in Buffalo, New York.

Beth Glover
Beth Glover (1989) stars in the musical Genesius at TADA! Theater in NYC. The musical pays tribute to Jane Simmon Miller, the founder of a Pennsylvania theatre for teens.


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1990's

Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk (1994) is beginning her fifth year at the Martha Stewart Show and is now the Production Manager for the show. She has been involved with developing a new WWII play called Dear Eva. Earlier this year excerpts from the play were performed at the Greenwich Alliance Fran�aise for the Anniversary of D Day.

Lisa Brescia
Lisa Brescia (1991) will co-star in Ordinary Days, a new musical about four New Yorkers connected by circumstances at the Roundabout Underground, an Off-Broadway initiative.

Michael Irby
Michael Irby (1995) plays Wilfredo Echeverr�a on the TV series Raising the Bar.

Laura Lyn MacDonald (Galloway) (1990) is working as a playwright, screenwriter and teaching artist. Her adaptation of Peer Gynt produced by Gorilla Rep was recently performed in Central Park in NYC. Her other plays have been produced and developed at The American Theater Co., Chicago Dramatists, The Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee and Milwaukee Rep. Her short film Mattress Word, will be part of Blue Damen Pictures: Insomniac Chronicles. Laura Lynn acted in and Associate Produced the indie film Tracks which won the jury prize for best film at the 2009 Wisconsin Film Festival.

Katherine Moennig (1998) is currently playing Dr. Miranda Foster on the new television series Three Rivers.

Tony Nappo
Tony Nappo (1991) has three films due to hit theatres in 2010; The Dogfather, Running Mate and Mother's Day.

Benjamin T. Scott (1999) wrote the play Walter vs. the Water Authority which was performed in August at 59E59 Theaters in NYC. Cody Neeb (2009) and Abeo Miller (2009) were in the cast.


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2000's

William Apps
William Apps (2007) has been nominated for an IT Award for Outstanding Actor in a featured role for his work in Amerissiah which was produced by the Amoralists Theatre Company. Derek Ahonen (2001) who co-founded the Amoralists was nominated for outstanding full-length script. The IT Awards celebrate work produced off-off Broadway.

Joe Bartolotta (2004) had an exhibit of several of his naturalistic paintings and portraits at the Cape House Gallery in Staten Island, NY.

Greg Henits (2007) and his band "Otter Clan" performed at Pianos in NYC in August.

Michael Henrici (2008) was recently part of the cast of As You Like It, produced by the Queens Players in NYC.

Amoralists
James Kautz (2003) was recently featured on the cover of Backstage as one of the founding members of the Amoralists Theatre Company.

Cat Marnell
Cat Marnell (2002) is the Associate Beauty Editor of Lucky Magazine.

Adam Meir (2005) is the English voice of Frenkel in the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Waltz with Bashir. Adam, along with Phillip Whiteman (2005) and Andres Ortiz (2005) created "Cheekish Productions" and toured in the south of England with a sold-out production of The Pillowman. The company is sponsored by the Arts Council of England.

Justin Streichman (2005) has been involved in several productions in the Los Angeles area. In early September he will perform in Gregory Barnett's Die Muthafuckah Die!!! (A Eulogy) at Highway Performance Space in Santa Monica, and in November he can be seen in Hana van der Kolk's Once More, Again, One at Five Thirty Three, a gallery in Los Angeles.

Ashley Williams (2005) appears in the indie film Human Centipede which premieres at the Fright4 Fest in London on August 30th. Ashley will also join the European tour of Human Affect, a spoken word play with music and dance.


Remembering

Darren Weatherford (1989) passed away on August 19, 2009 after a long illness. After graduating from The Academy Darren wrote, produced and directed plays in Minneapolis and Santa Monica. He later returned to his hometown of Dallas where he established a construction company.





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