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November 2009

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Robert Redford
Robert Redford (1959) will direct the feature film The Conspirator which stars Robin Wright-Penn, James McAvoy, Evan Rachel Wood and Alexis Bledel. Last month Mr. Redford was honored by Americans for the Arts, a non-profit organization advancing the arts in America, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Loretta Swit
Loretta Swit (1959) performed "An Evening with Loretta Swit" to benefit the Gene Frankel Theatre in NYC.

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Ron David (1964) is a successful voice-over actor and narrator in the DC area.

Myra Werner Helfand (1962) has worked for 40 years as a puppeteer in schools and hospitals.

Richard Zavaglia (1968) performed in a reading of a new play, Dinner with the Boys, at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Katherine Angileri Suergiu (1975) wrote, taught and directed at the Inside-Out Theatre Company and the Coconut Grove Children's Theatre, both in Florida.

Cristina Fontanelli
Cristina Fontanelli (1977) will perform in the 6th annual "Christmas in Italy" concert at the Kaufman Center in NYC.

Paul Hebner (1978) is a freelance writer and editor.

Jan Doub Morgan (1979) is a writer, teacher and actress. She earned a BA degree from Wake Forest University and an MFA from Brown. She is currently a member of Burning Coal Theatre Company and serves on the board of Still Water Theatre in Raleigh, NC. She recently founded TEATRO, a program of creative dramatics for young students learning English as a second language.

William Ryall
William Ryall (1976) was recently in the ensemble of the Broadway production of Guys and Dolls. He can also be seen as the Grim Reaper in the national commercial for White Castle.

Gayle Turner (1976) played Mrs. Willis in the NY Musical Theatre Festival's production of Street Lights and played a court clerk on Law & Order: SVU. This month Gayle will be performing with the NY Harlem Singers on their Asia Tour.

Brandon Wilson (1975) is a travel writer, photographer and avid explorer. He currently resides in Italy.

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Claire Cassano (1981) is playing Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at the NexStage Theatre in Sun Valley, Idaho. Claire divides her time between Idaho and California.

Janet Salem Frenkel (1986) has appeared in numerous films and theatrical productions. She has recently been named the Artistic Director of the Florida Academy of Performing Arts.

Pamela Gray (1986) will be performing on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre's production of Present Laughter, which will open in January at the American Airlines Theatre.

Bruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood (1981) stars in the Hallmark Hall of Fame telepic, A Dog Named Christmas.

Jody Wood (1983) has been active in voiceover work and has done work for Discover Card, McDonald's, Master Card and the video game "Grand Theft Auto". Jody is the director of the JW Actors Studio and will be directing the comedy improv troupe "What Exit?" both in Princeton, NJ.

Charles Harper Yates (1985) is the Founding Artistic Director of Coyote StageWorks in Palm Springs, California where he recently performed in their inaugural production of Greater Tuna.

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Lisa Brescia
Lisa Brescia (1991) performed in the New York Public Library's "Songbook Series" which took place November 30th at the Walter Bruno Auditorium.

Troy Garity (1995) had a guest appearance on the television series House.

Will Gartshore (1996) is currently playing Gaylord Ravenal in Signature Theatre's (Arlington, VA) production of Show Boat.

Morten Ruda (1994) is living in Oslo and is currently working on a film titled Dark Souls.

Paul Rudd (1991) will star in the feature film Dinner for Schmucks.

Adam Scott
Adam Scott (1993) received a Spirit Award nomination for best actor for his role in The Vicious Kind. The Spirit Awards honor achievements in independent films.

Gary Urey (1992) is a children's book author and animator. He is the co-creator of the top-rated animated short Tubby, the Hick Poet Reads: Goodnight, Rudy, which was seen on and in animation festivals around the country.

Missy Yager (1990) is performing Off-Broadway in The Starry Messenger which stars Matthew Broderick for the New Group in NYC.

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Selene Beretta (2007) is currently filming the indie film Maggie Marvel and has recently completed work on the indie horror Hellfire.

Will Bouvier (2004) is appearing in A Child's Christmas in Wales at the Cornerstone Performing Arts Center in Fitchburg, MA.

Chelsey Crisp (2003) shot a guest spot on Better Off Ted and recently signed a performance contract with Universal Studios which will take her to Singapore for a year.

Ewa da Cruz
Ewa da Cruz (2004) continues to play Vienna Hyatt on CBS' As the World Turns. Ewa has also appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and works as a freelance journalist.

Siho Ellsmore (2000) was onstage in The Supper Club of Lost Causes at Theater for the New City in NYC.

Natalia Fedner (2008) performed in a skit on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

Jenny Green (2008) is the Manager of the Manhattan Theatre Source.

Chris Kapcia (2006) has been writing, directing, producing, acting in and editing his own films.

Whitney Krause (2008) played Jackie Onassis in Jackie: An American Life, for Theatre-Hikes in Chicago. Theatre-Hikes stages plays in various locations and takes the audience along for the hike. Whitney also wrote a one act play, The Diary, which was featured in the Strangeloop Theatre Company's workshop of new plays.

Adam Meir (2005) is in the indie film In a Spiral State which was released on DVD.

Nate Steinwachs (2004) is in the independent film Eulogy for a Vampire.

Katarina Stenbeck (2007) and Greg Henits (2007) performed in the Iran: New Voices series at the Martin Segal Theatre in NYC.

Rachel Adler (2009), Jennifer Fouché (2007), John Holloway (2008), Amy Khoury (2008), Skyler Pinkerton (2008) and Jay McClure (2008) were all involved in the production of Joe & Me at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. The production was directed by William Koch (Guest Director).

Jennifer Ewing (2009) and Kevin Woods (2009) were in Cyrano De Bergerac at the Big Secret Theatre in Long Island City.

Mind the Gap Theatre, a New York based company devoted to presenting works by, for and about the British produced a short play festival. The Academy alums Colin Adams-Toomey (2009), Anna Frank-Duval (2009), Klemen Novak (2007), Camilla Maxwell (2006) and Dan Remmes (1987) were all involved with the festival.

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