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Theatre Alumni

Many of our alumni have been deeply involved in departmental productions as students and pursued careers in the performing arts after graduation.  While many of these accomplished alums earned degrees from Theatre & Dance, some majored in other disciplines while embracing the liberal arts tradition at the College.  We are proud of our alumni and wish to continue updating our "brag" sheet.  Please send any additions, corrections, or clarifications to [[ljwolf, Laurie Wolf]].


Jean Weisz '55 (1933-2022), PhD in Art History from Harvard University 

Appeared in Grapes of Wrath at Cabrillo College (Aptos, CA) 

Peter Neufeld '58 (1936-2015), Broadway producer who won a Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre in 2005. 

Linda Lavin '59, Broadway and television actress and singer who has been nominated for six Tony Awards.

Credits include: Nine seasons as the star of the TV sitcom Alice (based on the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore), The O.C., Broadway Bound (Tony Award, 1987), and Collected Stories (Tony nomination, 2010)


Anthony Gallo '61, Playwright and founder of the Seventh Street Playhouse in D.C. Gallo is most recently in collaboration with composer Donald Velsey in writing the new musical Vandergrift! 

Scott Glenn '61, Actor in more than 50 films  

Credits include: The Shipping News, Training Day, The Right Stuff, BackDraft, The Hunt for Red October, Camille, and Freedom Writers 

Thomas Lipscomb '61, Playwright and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Digital Future (USC Annenberg) 

Writings include: LAST MAN IN SPANDAU (2014 Playwrights’ First Award winning play) 

Robert Wachs ’61 (1940-2013), Theatrical lawyer and entertainment industry leader in television, film and comedy. Wachs was also the owner of Comic Strip (NYC comedy club), a talent manager, and a producer in film and on stage. 

Film production credits include: Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Coming to America, Raw, Delirious, The Golden Child, Harlem Nights, and Another 48 Hours 

Stage production credits include: Last Dance (off-Broadway musical) 

Patty Granville Holcomb '68, Director of the Garland Center for the Performing Arts in Garland, TX since 1982, which was renamed the Patty Granville Arts Center in 2003 in her honor. Granville Holcomb is also the founder and producer of Garland Summer Musicals. 

William Ivey Long '69, Six-time Tony Award winner and Broadway costume designer. Ivey Long has been nominated for 18 Tony Awards in costume design and was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005. MFA in design from Yale University. 

Design credits include: Curtains, Grey Gardens, Cinderella, Nine, Hairspray, and Chicago 

Patrick Stoner '69, Film critic for PBS



Steve Abramson '71, Segment Director for the Dr. Phil Show 

John Byers '71, Actor and voice-over performer, including the voice of Morris 

Calvin Remsberg '72 (1949-2022), Actor and Stage Director 

Acting credits include: The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Man of La Mancha, Oliver, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, Cheers, Frasier, The X-Files, A River Made to Drown In, Pretty Woman, and Twilight of the Golds 

Stage Direction credits include: The Medium (with Glenn Close), The Crucible, A Member of the Wedding, Gypsy, Brigadoon, Once Upon a Mattress, The Mikado, Sweeney Todd, Educating Rita, Chapter Two, Dracula, Triumph of Love, The Sound of Music, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Death Takes a Holiday, Souvenir, and Bare 

Glenn Close '74, Stage, film, and television actress and television producer. She has won 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, 3 Tony Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards, and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Close delivered the 2019 W&M Commencement address and was the grand marshal of the 2023 Homecoming Parade. 

Credits include: Albert Nobbs, 101 Dalmatians, The Stepford Wives, South Pacific, Air Force One, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Reversal of Fortune, Dangerous Liaisons, Fatal Attraction, The Natural, The Big Chill, The World According to Garp, and Damages 

Joe Inscoe '74, Film, stage, and television actor.  

Film credits include: Lincoln, The New World, 42, Nell, Lassie, Hush, and Kiss the Girls 

Television credits include: House of Cards, East Bound and Down, The Wire, I’ll Fly Away, Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, My Name is Bill W., and From the Earth to the Moon 

Theatre credits include: Death of a Salesman, King Lear, Race, Eurydice, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Woman in Black, Oliver!, and My Fair Lady 

David Dudley '75, Technical Director at William & Mary. In 2012, Dudley received the Charles and Virginia Duke Award for outstanding service and dedication to the College. 

Mark Martino '75, Actor and director of musical theatre 

Jeffrey West '75, Professor of Theatre at UNC-Greensboro, Elon University, and High Point University. West has also worked as a film, television, and stage actor. 

Television credits include: Surface, One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek, All My Children, and Guiding Light 

Film credits include: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Brookfield 

Stage credits include: Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Death of a Salesman, True West, Lost in Yonkers, The Crucible, How I Learned to Drive, and The Heiress 

Kent Thompson '76, Artistic Director of the Denver Center Theatre Company and previous Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 12 years

Patricia Wesp '76, Costume Designer at William & Mary from 1983-2022. MFA from University of Florida. 

Peter Johnson '77, Actor, sketch comedian on stage and for radio, and filmmaker of over 18 short, feature, and independent films in Colorado since 1987 

Acting credits include: Arsenic and Old Lace at the Longmont Theatre in Longmont, CO 

Sally Kessler '77, Costume shop at the Shakespeare Theatre in D.C. 

Michael Krass '77, Costume Designer based in New York City. Krass has been nominated for four Tony Awards in Costume Design 

Credits include: The Constant Wife and Hadestown 

Steve Culp '78, Film and television actor 

Credits include: 13 Days, James and the Giant Peach, Star Trek: Nemesis, Nurse Betty, JAG, Star Trek: Enterprise, Traveller, and Blackbird (ACT San Francisco) 

Karen Hall '78, Television writer and producer 

Credits include: Best Laid Plans, The Women of Brewster Place, The Good Wife, Cupid, Jericho, I'll Fly Away, Northern Exposure, Maximum Security, Darkness Before Dawn, The Betty Ford Story, Toughlove, Judging Amy, Moonlighting, Hill Street Blues, and M*A*S*H 

Mark Stanley '78, Lighting Designer for the New York City Ballet. MFA from the University of Wisconsin



Sheryl Anderson '80, Television writer  

Credits include: Charmed, For the People, Dave's World, and Sweet Magnolias 

Dylan Baker '80, Film, television, and stage actor. Baker was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in La Bête. 

Credits include: 13 Days, Disclosure, Random Hearts, Simply Irresistible, Happiness, Spider Man 3, Road to Perdition (film, co-star to Tom Hanks), Drive (Fox), numerous episodes of Law & Order, and God of Carnage on Broadway 

Jefferson Sage '80, Art Director and Production Designer. MFA in Theatre and Film Design from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts 

Art direction credits include: Analyze This, One True Thing, Donnie Brasco, Roommates, and Blink 

Production design credits include: Freaks and Geeks, The Bernie Mac Show, Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, Paul, Funny People, Year One, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and Knocked Up 

David Crank '82, Art Director or Production Designer for 18 major projects. Crank was also the Class of '39 Artist-in-Residence at William and Mary in 1994. MFA in Theatre Design from Carnegie Mellon University 

Credits include: HBO miniseries John Adams (2009 Art Directors Guild Award, 2008 Emmy Award), There Will Be Blood (2008 Art Directors Guild Award), The Tree of Life, The New World, Hannibal, Lassie, and Heart of Darkness (1995 CableACE Award)

Chris Fretts '82, Technical Director at the Indiana Repertory Theatre 

Brent Harris '82, Stage and television actor 

National tours: Scar in The Lion King, Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters 

Regional and NYC credits: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company D.C., Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Virginia Stage, KC Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Pearl Theatre, The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), Promenade Theatre 

Awards: The Beard of Avon, Portland Center Stage (Drammy Award), Ajax, American Repertory Theatre (IRNE nomination), Orson’s Shadow, Philadelphia Theatre Company (Barrymore nomination).   

Television credits include: Out of the Box and Guiding Light

Bill Schermerhorn '82, Creative Director of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and an Emmy-winning songwriter. Schermerhorn was an artist-in-residence at William & Mary in 2017, and two of his recent musicals, Swing Wings and MADam LUCY, deceased, have been presented at the university. 

Hana Sellers '82, Production Manager at Hargrove, LLC in Lanham, MD. Sellers was also nominated for a Helen Hayes Award (DC Theatre awards) as sound designer in 2001. 

Chris Talbot '82, Production in the Washington, D.C. area 

John Taylor '82, Dance teacher and performer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Chris Quartana '83 was a House Manager for The Lion King on Broadway. 

Lisa Seidman '83 was Head Writer of Poor Anastacia (Russian mini-series) and One Life to Live. 

Denise Damon Wade '83, Associate Professor of Dance at William and Mary. MFA in Dance from the University of Michigan 

Judy Clark '84, Actor based in Philadelphia 

Credits include: The Tick, Hay Fever, Absence, Frasier, Joan of Arcadia, The Guardian, Crossing Jordan, What Goes On, and Outlaw 

Gary Cowling '84 (1961-2020), Actor based in NYC. Cowling was also the William & Mary Alumni and Friends Team Leader for the AIDS Walk NY since 1992 (1st Place Fundraising Team - Schools & Universities 2009). 

Credits include: Law & Order, The Sopranos, The Namesake, Shooting Johnson Roebling (Hoboken Film Festival), and The Accidental Husband

George Jack '84, Associate Professor of Theatre in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts at St. Augustine's University. MFA from University of Louisville. 



Matt Ryan '85, Horatio in Hamlet on Broadway (with Jude Law). MA in English Language and Literature from Yale University, MFA in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Elizabeth Hope Clancy '86, Costume Designer. MFA in Design from Yale University. 

Credits include: NY Public Theatre‘s Passing Strange, A Few Good Men on the West End, and A Christmas Story: The Musical on Broadway 

Ken Cole '86, Technical Director and Associate Professional Faculty at the University of Notre Dame Department of Film, Television and Theatre. MFA in Technical Design and Production from Yale University 

Drew Emery '86, Producer and Director of the documentary Inlaws & Outlaws. MFA in Playwriting from the University of Virginia.

David Johnston '86, Playwright based in New York City  

Works include: Candy & Dorothy (GLAAD Media Award, Off-Broadway production) and The Orestia 

Martha Mountain '86, Lighting Designer in the D.C. area. Mountain is also a member of the Eastern Regional Board of the United Scenic Artist, Local 829 (IATSE) and adjunct theatre faculty at George Mason University. MFA in Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology from Northwestern University. 

Lighting design at: Theater of the First Amendment, Kennedy Center Education Department, Round House Theatre, Le Neon Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera Company, and Bowen McCauley Dance 

Mark Aldrich '87, Television and stage actor 

Credits include: Law & Order, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical! 

Chris Enright '87, Television and film actor 

Credits include: Santa Baby, The Ron Clark Story (TNT), and Fargo (series) 

Linda Powell '87, Film and television actor 

Credits include: Spinning into Butter and recurring roles on Law & Order: SVU and Chicago Fire 

Anne Toewe '87, Head of Design and Technology and Resident Costume Designer at the University of Northern Colorado. MFA in Costume Design from Tulane University, PhD in Theatre Literature and Criticism from University of Colorado at Boulder 

Emily Beck '88, Scenic and Costume Designer in New York City. Master’s degree from Yale University 

Bob Brinkerhoff '88, Production Administrator for Wicked (Broadway and National Tours) 

David Burke '88, television actor based in Los Angeles 

Credits include: Brothers & Sisters (ABC), Bones (FOX), Grey’s Anatomy, and The Dropout (Hulu) 

Laura Carson '88, Television, film, and stage actress in LA 

Credits include: New Adventures of Old Christine, Over My Dead Body, and UnCorked (web series) 

Nancy Gunn '88, Theatre Director, Co-Artistic Director of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, and Documentary and Television Producer. Gunn is also an Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Media at Tulane University and was the Convocation Speaker for the W&M Class of 2017. MA in Directing and MFA in Production & Design from Tulane University.  

Production credits include: Heroes of Iwo Jima, Lifetime Portrait: Harriet Tubman, The Amazing Race (Primetime Emmy Award as Senior Producer), The Apprentice, The Celebrity Apprentice, Hell’s Kitchen, Big Brother, and Stephen Spielberg’s On The Lot 

Carla Harting '88, Actor, Continuing Lecturer in Acting at UC San Diego. MFA in Acting from UC San Diego 

Credits include: Law & Order: CI and Never Forever 

Sheri Holman '88, Novelist and television writer 

Published works include: Witches on the Road Tonight, The Mammoth Cheese, The Dress Lodger, and A Stolen Tongue 

Doug Huszti '88, Film and television designer, scenic designer, and lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University. MFA form Carnegie Mellon University 

Art direction credits include: P.S. I Love You, American Gangster, Pose, Gotham, and Boardwalk Empire (2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction) 

Susan Kattwinkel '88, Associate Professor of Theatre at the College of Charleston. MA in Performing Arts from Emerson College, PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Bonnie McDonald Stark '88, Student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. Stark also earned a Master’s degree from Yale University and served as Assistant Head of Automation for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. 

Andrew Pang '88, Actor and editor based in NYC 

Credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie (tour), voiceovers in Neverwinter Nights (video game), and Law & Order 

Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. '88, Actor based in NYC, Theatre Educator, and Artistic Director at Hartbeat Ensemble. Simmons, Jr. is also a Former Producing Artist with the Obie-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble, as well as a former acting professor at Binghampton University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Cornell University. 

Acting credits include: The Old Settler (Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actor), Betty's Summer Vacation, Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play, and A Hard Heart  

Audrea Topps-Harjo '88, Special and video effect producer. MFA in Film from Howard University 

Credits include: Stuart Little, Godzilla, Contact, Cast Away, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and The Avengers 

Kim Wilcox '88, Costume Designer for film and television. MFA in Costume Design from Brandeis University. 

Design credits include: Nobody Walks (Magnolia Pictures), Boss (Season 2), Law & Order: SVU, The Sopranos (Emmy nominations as Asst. Costume Designer), and Stranger Things (Season 2). 

Sherry Boone '89, Executive Artistic Producer of Opera at Home, actor, and singer. 

Jennifer Piech Pasbjerg '89, Actor and Real Estate Broker based in New York City 

Credits include: Pollack, Law & Order: SVU, and Kate McGowan in Broadway’s Titanic 

Curtis Shumaker '89, Actor based in NYC 

Credits: Appearances at Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, Pygmalion (Broadway), and The Blacklist (NBC) 



Kacey Camp '90, Television and stage actress 

Credits include: Without a Trace and 90210 

Tom Fiscella '90, Actor based in LA 

Credits include: Man of the House, The Kite Runner, and 24 

Jeff A.R. Jones '90, Costume Designer and Fight Choreographer. MFA from Florida State University 

Bill Lawrence '90, Television writer, producer, and director. He is best known for being the creator/writer/producer/director of Scrubs. Lawrence has also won two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Ted Lasso. 

Tracey Leigh '90, Stage and television actress based in LA. 

Credits include: Jake in Progress and Grey’s Anatomy 

Kari Ardolino Rudgers '90, MFA in Theatre Management from the Yale School of Drama. Rudgers has worked in Production & Script Continuity on General Hospital. 

Patton Oswalt '91, Comedian, actor, writer, producer, and author. Oswalt has won an Emmy Award and a Grammy Award for his comedy album Talking for Clapping and has been nominated for numerous other projects. Oswalt gave the Commencement address at W&M in 2023 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. 

Credits include: King of Queens, Ratatouille, Young Adult, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Goldbergs, BoJack Horseman, Veep, and Young Adult

Mark Hankla '92, Resident lighting and scenic designer for the American Globe Theatre in NYC   

Mark Millhone '92, Writer, filmmaker, columnist, and teacher based in New York City 

Kyle Rudgers '92, Director of Operations at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC. Rudgers has stage managed nationally and internationally. MFA in Stage Management from University of California at San Diego. 

Jack Cummings III '93, Artistic Director of Transport Group, NYC. MFA from the University of Virginia. 

Darren Jinks '93, Hair and Make-up Design. Jinks has worked with the LA Opera and on an LA production of The Lion King. 

Daniel Nussbaum '93, Costume, Hair and Make-up Design. Nussbaum has worked with the LA Opera, including on a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has also worked extensively in editorial departments and served as a feature film editor on Logan. 

Beth Rohr Zitzman '93, Production Manager of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for 20 years 

Sarah Gmitter ‘94, Playwright, Equity Stage Manager and Company Member for Lookingglass Theatre Company. MA in Peace Education from UN Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. 

Works include: In the Garden: a Darwinian Love Story (nominee, 2014 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work), Villette, and A Long Fatal Love Chase 

Ben Hulan '94, High school drama teacher in Northern Virginia 

Yuri Lowenthal '94, Voice and film actor and writer in LA. 

Credits include: Tumbling After (writer & actor) 

Ryan O'Quinn '94, Television and film actor 

Credits include: Alias, JAG, Third Rock from the Sun, and Beverly Hills 90210 



Elizabeth (Jones) Polkovitz '95, Costume Designer and Draper at Eric Winterling, Inc. Polkovitz has also worked in costume design for the Ringling Bros. Circus and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. MA in Costume Technology and Costume Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University 

Design credits include: Come Fly Away, The Addams Family, Wicked, Pirate Queen, Hairspray, Lion King, and Shrek 

Allison Lowery '95, Wig and Make-Up Specialist at the University of Texas at Austin. In the past, Lowery served as the Wig Master for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. MFA in Wig and Make Up Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  

Allen Rein '95, Artistic director and co-founder of the Foreground Theatre Company in Chicago, IL 

Stacy (Williamson) Sumpman '95, Teacher and archivist at Cunningham Studio in NYC 

Kamara Thomas '96, Singer/songwriter. Thomas is currently a Princeton University Arts Fellow.  

Vivian Appler '97, Associate Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Georgia. Appler was a Visiting Instructor in mask-making at William & Mary from 2009-10 and received a Fulbright in 2011 for a performance project in Switzerland. Certification from the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre, MA in Performance Studies from Queen Mary University of London, and PhD in Theatre History and Performance Studies from University of Pittsburgh. 

Elise (Molinelli) Gulan '97, Actor, singer, and dancer in New York City. Gulan is also an exercise consultant on television and has several published exercise DVDs.  

Matt Kopans '97, Lighting designer in Sarasota Springs, NY and Managing Director at Universal Preservation Hall. MA in Theater History from the University of Pittsburgh, MAM (Arts Management) from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Brian Lewis '97 - “Brian Keith Lewis has been named one of the top ten most innovative real estate professionals in the USA by Inman News. The New York Times calls him the "luxury hand holder," and Brian's iconic property videos have attracted global attention. People Magazine named one of Brian's video tours as "the best the real estate world has ever seen." A regular media commentator, Brian is a nationally ranked, luxury closer who was encouraged to pursue real estate when he sought the services of the Actor's Fund's (Actor's Work Program) during the Screen Actor's Guild strike in 1999. Having trained with Uta Hagen and at NC School of the Arts, Brian has done many on camera national commercials, many big voice-over campaigns, and voiced several audiobooks.  Brian lives and works in Manhattan with his husband, Matt, and their two daughters, Pearl and Daisy.”

Kathryn Van Meter '97, Actor and Choreographer. Van Meter has choreographed for musical theatre at Village Theatre and served as a Teaching Artist at Seattle Children’s Theatre.  

Work includes: Yankee Doodle Dandy (Fox Theatre, Seattle), Steel Magnolias and Girl of My Dreams (Village Theatre, Seattle) 

Clarence Coo '98, Playwright. Coo received the Yale Drama Series Award in 2012 for Beautiful Province, and his Chapters of a Floating Life won the Weissberger New Play Award in 2023. MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. 

Anthony Pichette '98, Casting Director at Kipperman Casting, Inc. in NYC 

Emily Shooltz '98, Literary Manager at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City. MFA in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism from Yale University.  

Sarah Denhardt Cissna '99, Owner and Event Producer at The Side Lobby. Cissna previously worked as Events Manager at The Curley Company in Washington, D.C. MFA from Catholic University. 

Rebecca Easton '99, MFA Directing program at Columbia University. Previously worked at the Guthrie Theater. 

Jennifer Lent '99, Assistant Professor of Dance and Musical Theatre at Christopher Newport University. MFA in Dance from Florida State University. 

Nina Millin '99, Actor in NYC. Completed training program at the Circle in the Square Theatre School. 

Jessi West '99, Assistant Production Manager at Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, PA 



Timothy Cunningham '00, Performer with the Dell'Arte Company in Blue Lake, CA and Co-founder of Hotel Obligado. Cunningham toured original physical theatre works with Clowns Without Borders. Professional study at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Doctor of Public Health degree from Columbia University. 

Megan Gilbride '00, MFA in Film/Cinema/Media Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Gilbride co-produced Where Soldiers Come From, which won an Emmy Award and a Film Independent Spirit Award.  

Omiyemi (Artisia) Green '00, Professor of Theatre and Africana Studies at William & Mary, specializing in Black Theater and African American Theatre. MFA in Theatre Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Maggie Kettering '00, MFA in Acting from the University of Delaware 

Laura Klein '00, Programs Assistant at Theatre Development Fund in New York City. Klein also continues to write and direct. MFA in Film Production from Columbia College Chicago. 

Jennifer Scott Mobley '00, Associate Professor of Theatre at East Carolina University. Previously, Mobley served as an Adjunct instructor at Marymount Manhattan College and Brooklyn College, as well as Artist in Residence at White Horse Theater Company. MFA in Dramaturgy and Theatre Criticism from Brooklyn College, PhD in Theatre Studies from CUNY. 

J. O'Reilly '00, Production Assistant at the Juilliard Theatre and Stage Manager for outside events, orchestra, and opera 

K. O'Reilly '00, Studied fashion design at The Juilliard School

Russell Rinker '00, Performer with the Blue Man Group in Las Vegas 

Sara Schaefer '00, Comedian, writer, and author. Schaefer was host of Nikki & Sara Live on MTV. 

Matt Shallenberger '00, Performer with the Blue Man Group in Chicago 

Chris Walsh '00, Writer and Producer of Parker in the Park: The Natural Science Musical at TheatreBAM Chicago 

Jon Collins '01, Freelance scenic designer in NYC. MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2008. 

Rebecca Gibel '01, Actor. MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Gibel appeared in the film CODA, which won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. 

Anna Lane '01, Performer with the Synetic Theater in Washington, D.C. 

Czerton Lim '01, Freelance scenic designer in NYC and Associate Professor of Scenic Design at SUNY Fredonia. MFA from the University of Washington in 2006, Emerging Artists of Color Fellowship from the New York Theatre Workshop. 

Jessica Lustig '01 Freelance costume designer in NYC. Lustig also teaches costume construction, supervises the costume shop, and designs occasionally at Montclair State University. MFA from University of Washington in 2006. 

Tim McMath '01, Freelance scenic designer in NYC. MFA in Scenic Design from University of Washington in 2006. 

Scott Napier '01, Graduate studies in Musical Theatre at the Boston Conservatory of Music 

Tim Palazzola '01, Vice President of Original Programming at Viacom. Palazzola previously served as Creative Executive for Programming and Development at Telepictures Productions/Warner Bros.  

Nikki Robins '01, Theatre Teacher at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, VA 

Arthur Rowan '01, Actor and audiobook narrator. Rowan played King Arthur on a national tour of Spamalot. 

Laurie Schroeder '01, Actor. MFA in Classical Acting from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. 

Matt Snodgrass '01, Actor based in Los Angeles 

Enrique Urueta '01, Playwright. Urueta received the Jerome Fellowship from The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, as well as the Tennessee Williams Fellowship from the Sewanee Writer’s Conference at the University of the South. MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University. 

Works include: The Danger of Bleeding Brown (produced at the Queer Latino Arts Festival and Bay Area Playwrights Festival), Learn To Be Latina (produced at National Queer Arts Festival, Impact Theatre, CompanyOne, Monkey Wrench Collective, Diversionary Theatre, and Mixed Blood), and Forever Never Comes

Shannon (Watson) Winston '01, Assistant to the Director of Education & Community Partnerships at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. 

Stephanie Wayland '01, Casting Assistant at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre 

Monalisa Arias '02, Actor, musician and fight choreographer in the Washington, D.C. area 

Patrick Censoplano '02 Film and television actor and casting administrator. 

Acting credits include: Fame, Gettin' It, and Taxes, Tea and Tyranny (PBS) 

Nick Kolin '02, Lighting Director and Designer for the Philadelphia Ballet. Kolin was previously the Assistant Lighting Director for the New York City Opera. MFA in Design for Stage and Film from New York University. 

Karen Novack '02, Actor in the Washington, D.C. area. Novack worked at the Richmond Shakespeare Festival in 2003. 

Aaron Orensky '02, Actor and fight choreographer. Orensky is Director of the Virginia Stage Combat School. He played D'Artagnon in The Three Musketeers in Volunteer Park (Seattle) in 2005. 

Megan Stanton '02, Project Coordinator in the Education Department of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA. MAM (Arts Management) from Carnegie Mellon University. 

K.C. Stage '02, Actor-combatant at the Lexington Children's Theatre in KY. Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. 

Briana Yacavone '02, Actor, singer, and dancer in New York City. Yacavone performed in the Broadway company of Wicked. 

Kate Ashton '03, Freelance lighting designer in NYC. MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2008. 

David Maga '03, Performed in Killer Angels at the Wayside Theatre in Middletown, VA. 

Andrew Rosendorf '03, Playwright. Rosendorf presented work in the 2003 NYC Fringe Festival, and his play Cane was presented at Florida Stage. Rosendorf was also a 2015-2016 Jerome Fellow at The Playwright's Center. MFA in Playwriting from the New School for Drama, Graduate studies in playwriting at The Actor’s Studio in NYC. 

Bridget Tunstall '03, Drama Teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools. Tunstall was previously Events Coordinator at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in Savannah, GA. She worked as director on a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and was a producer at the Savannah 24 Hour Play Festival. MFA in Theatre from the Savannah College of Art and Design. 

Evan Hoffmann '04, Actor based in Washington, D.C. Hoffman toured with the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA from 2007-08. 

Credits include: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Grease, and Toby's Dinner Theatre 

Elizabeth McCloskey Miller '04, Consultant for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Miller was previously Director of Performing Arts for VSA: the International Organization on Arts and Disability in Washington, D.C. 

Laura P. Merola '04, Assistant Technical Director at Center Stage in Baltimore, MD. 

Emmy Turner '04, Stage combat instructor and fight choreographer. Lead Instructor at the Virginia Stage Combat School. 

Michelle Urcuyo '04, Scenic Artist freelancer in NYC. Urcuyo performed in A Little Rebellion Now at Warehouse Theatre in Washington, D.C. Certificate in Physical Training from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre (Blue Lake, CA), Scenic Artist Training Program at Cobalt Studios. 



Vito Castelgrande '05, Company Manager for the Ailey II company at Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre 

Cecilia Cackley '06, Puppeteer, playwright, and teaching artist 

Credits include: Adjusting the Volume: A Collaboration among Puppeteer Cecilia Cackley, Visual Artist Lee Gainer, and Musician and Composer Haskell Small (produced by the Source Festival in 2011) and 4:48 Psychosis (Director, 2006 Capital Fringe Festival) 

Chris Clawson '06, Actor based in NYC, member of the board at Yellow House NYC 

Film credits includes: Death and the Red Dress and Brilliant Mistakes 

Jennifer Isaacson '06, Associate at Leve Productions, Co-Founder of the Broadway Women’s Alliance 

Production credits include: The 39 Steps, The Norman Conquests (Tony and Drama Desk awards), and An American in Paris (2015 Best Musical Tony Award) 

Sarah Strehle Duke '06, Executive Director at Encore Stage & Studio in Arlington, VA 

Jaqclyn Young '06, Actor based in Washington, D.C. 

Credits include: Assassins and Urinetown at the Kensington Arts Theatre in MD 

David Bisaha '07, Associate Professor of Theatre and Curator of the Theatre Collection at Binghamton University, SUNY. MA and PhD in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies from University of Pittsburgh. 

Liz Blessing '07, Technical Director at The Flea in New York City 

Cheryl Gnerlich '07, Stage Manager and Lighting Designer in the D.C. area. Gnerlich has worked at Constellation Theatre Company, The American Century Theatre, and Capital Fringe Festival. 

Kellyn Johnson '07, MA in Text and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art & King's College London (2009), Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara (2014) 

John McAfee '07, Technical Director at Bowie State University, freelance lighting and set designer in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. MFA in Dance Design and Production from Saint Mary’s College of California. 

Liz Olson '07, Business Manager of NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and Managing Director of Studio 42. MBA in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University in 2011. 

Christina Pinnell '07, Worked with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and on the Haiti Project with Bond Street Theatre. Certificate in Physical Theatre and Mask Performance from Accademia dell’ Arte. 

Brian Zane '07, MA in Educational Theatre and English from NYU 

Lewis Feemster '08, Actor based in Washington, D.C.

Credits include: Passing Strange at Studio Theatre, Lulu at Washington Shakespeare Company, and Lysistrata at Synetic Theatre 

Deirdre Jones Caldwell '08, Actor in Colonial Williamsburg 

Credits include: RACE (Iron Street Productions) and Private Eyes (Panglossian Productions) 

Kerry Kastin '08, Artistic Director at Blowout Theatre Company in NYC 

Tim Kaufmann '08, Assistant Production Manager at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. 

Maura Roche '08, Set Designer in Philadelphia, Production Manager and Autism Outreach Drama Program Coordinator for Theatre Horizon 

Meg Hamilton '09, past Associate Technical Director for the W&M Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance 

Edward Hong '09, Actor based in Los Angeles. Hong is known as “Mr. Cinnabon” in the LA film and television industry for his eccentric pastry obsession. 

Credits include: New Girl, Victorious, Legit, General Hospital, Raising Hope, and Incredible Crew 

Bess Kaye '09, Actor and Fight & Intimacy Director in the Washington, D.C. area. Kaye has worked with the Shakespeare Factory Players and at summer camps with Encore Stage and Studio and Old Mickey Theater. MFA in Classical Acting from George Washington University. 

Kelsey Meiklejohn '09, Theatre teacher and performer. Master’s degree in Theatre Education from University of Northern Colorado. 

Credits include: Puss’N’Boots at the Synetic Family Theatre, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Maryland Shakespeare Festival, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck) and The Scarlet Letter with the National Players on tour 

Dan Plehal '09, Actor, director, and yoga and acrobatics instructor in Chicago. Photographer at Dan Lehal Photography.  

Credits include: Actor in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and My Way (Philadelphia), Assistant Director of Fat Pig at Theatre Horizon 

Katharine Schellman '09, Author. Schellman was previously a performer with Deviated Theatre in Washington, D.C. 

Erin Shannahan '09, Director of Patron Services at Theater J in Washington, D.C. MA in Arts Management from George Mason University 

Andrew Whitmire ‘09, Operations Project Manager at Destination ImagiNation in Cherry Hill, NJ



Amanda Andrei '10, Playwright. Works include Every Night I Die, which was produced at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. 

Jason Blackwell '10, MPS in Arts and Cultural Management from the Pratt Institute in 2012. Blackwell was the Associate Director for fellow alumnus Andrei’s Every Night I Die at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. 

Keegan Cassady ‘10, Instructor, Actor, & Playwright, Founder of Dash Productions. Cassady has been an instructor at Lopez Studios, as well as a Directing Intern and 2nd AD for The Washington Revels. At the Capital Fringe Festival, they were the writer of Santa’s Helpers (2010) and an actor in Shrewing of the Tamed (2011).  

Connor Hogan '10, Actor at WSC Avant Bard, Spooky Action Theatre, and other theatres in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Hogan appeared in Shrewing of the Tamed at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. MFA in Devised Theatre from the Pig Iron Theatre School. 

Emily Inglis '10, Set Designer in NYC 

David Moody '10, M.A. in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Moody has worked as an Entertainment Stage Technician at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. 

Kristen Pilgrim ‘10, MA in Licensed Mental Health Counseling and Drama Therapy. Pilgrim has worked as Assistant Director at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA and at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. 

Joseph Thomas ‘10, MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Thomas has worked as Associate Artistic Director at Company One in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. 

Megan Behm '11, Director.  

Work includes: Assistant of the Director for Othello at the Folger Theatre, Director of Romeo and Juliet at Vpstart Crow Productions, Director at Wildwood Summer Theatre, Director and Teaching Artist at Old Michie Theatre for Children 

Lauren Cheniae '11 has worked as a Marketing Intern at NBC in New York City. 

Francesca Chilcote '11, MFA in Physical Theatre from Accademia dell 'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Chilcote was also an actor in an adaptation of Taming of the Shrew (created by herself and W&M faculty Laurie Wolf) at the Capital Fringe Festival in 2011. 

Andrew Collie '11 has worked as an actor in Colonial Williamsburg. 

Claire Frederiksen '11, MFA in Acting from Harvard University. Frederiksen worked with the Theatre IV touring company in Richmond, VA from Jan-May 2012. 

Nora Ives '11, Director. Ives was Assistant Director of Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, as well as Assistant Director of Triassic Parq at Fringe NYC in 2012. 

Chloe Lewis '11, Actor. MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama in NYC. 

Mary Myers '11, Actor. Myers performed in Crave at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. 

Eric Nold '11, Actor in NYC 

Michaela Rothschild '11 has worked as a performer with Synetic Family Theater in Washington, D.C. 

Hayley Rushing '11, MLitt in Dramaturgy and Playwriting from University of Glasgow and PhD in Performance Studies from UCLA. 

Cameron Rust '11, has worked as Entertainment Operations Development Supervisor at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  

Zoe Speas '11, Actor

Credits include: Silvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Portia in Merchant of Venice, Margaret in A Man for All Seasons, Titania/Hippolyta and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lady Anne in Richard III, Governess in Turn of the Screw at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Lady MacBeth at Richmond Shakespeare, Cressida in Troilus and Cressida 

Jamar Jones '12, Actor. Jones performed with Richmond’s Theatre IV during their 2013-14 touring season. He appeared in The Jamestown Story and as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in I Have a Dream. 

Hannah Miller '12, ME in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. Miller worked at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA. 

Taylor Nelms '12 worked as Head Sound Technician at American Dance Festival in Durham, NC during summer 2013. 

Christopher Richardson '12, Actor and Director. Richardson toured with the National Players, performing in Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, and The Odyssey. 

Mikaela Saccoccio ' 12, Actor. Saccoccio has appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, and Brigadoon. 

Matthew Sonnenfeld '12, MFA in Theater Management from the Yale School of Drama. Sonnenfeld has produced and directed a play at Capital Fringe Festival and been the House Manager at Bucks County Playhouse. 



Corey Strickland '17, Costume Shop Manager at William & Mary.

David Garrett '18, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at William & Mary, specializing in Technical Direction and Production Design and Management. MFA in Theatre Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.