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Alumni Profiles

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 & Performance, 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, updates, or clarifications to [[ljwolf, Laurie Wolf]].

Below, you can view the profiles from Theatre Program alumni from the 1950s to present.

Profiles of William & Mary Theatre Program alumni from 1955 to present
Classes of 1950-1979

Jean Weisz '55 (1933-2022) received her PhD in Art History from Harvard University. She taught art history at UCLA for 18 years while also being highly active in the Santa Cruz theatre community. She performed in several productions at Cabrillo College, including Grapes of Wrath and The Crucible. Weisz also co-founded a small acting troupe, Friends of Gus, that produced shows like 'night, Mother and Kindertransport.

Peter Neufeld '58 (1936-2015) was an active producer and general manager on Broadway for almost 30 years. His production company, Gatchell and Neufeld, was involved in five Tony Award winning musicals, including Annie, Evita, and Cats. In 2005, he received a Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre. After a thriving career on Broadway, Neufeld became a leading advocate through his work for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDs. 

Linda Lavin '59 is a prominent Broadway and television actress/singer. She acted for nine seasons as the star of the TV sitcom Alice, for which she won two Golden Globe Awards for Best TV Actress in a Musical or Comedy and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Lavin has also held credited roles in almost 70 shows and movies, including The O.C., The Good Wife, and The Back-up Plan. She has been nominated for six Tony Awards, and won the 1987 Best Performance by a Leading Actress award for her role in Broadway Bound

Anthony Gallo '61 is known as a prolific playwright. After retiring from a successful career as a banker, professor, and economist, Gallo went on to write over 60 dramatic works. He also founded the Seventh Street Playhouse in D.C. and the Eastern Market Studios motion picture company. His works include stage plays Margherita and Charleston Revisited, as well as musicals Vandergrift and Lincoln and God. Gallo's plays have been staged at premier venues such as the Kennedy Center, the National Press Club, and the Capital Fringe Festival. 

Scott Glenn '61 is a working film and television actor who has performed in over 100 projects. Among his most notable are roles in The Shipping News, Training Day, The Right Stuff, BackDraft, The Hunt For Red October, Camille, and Freedom Writers. Most recently, he played Red Murff in the film The Hill.

Thomas Lipscomb '61 is an accomplished publisher, editor, and reporter currently working as a Senior Fellow with the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future (USC). He received a 2014 Playwrights' First Award for his play LAST MAN IN SPANDAU.

Robert Wachs ’61 (1940-2013) was a theatrical lawyer and entertainment industry leader in television, film and comedy. He was owner of the Comic Strip Live comedy club in NYC, as well as a talent manager for artists like Eddie Murphy. Wachs was also a well-known film producer, with credits for Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Coming to America, Raw, Delirious, The Golden Child, Harlem Nights and Another 48 Hours. He was also the producer of the off-Broadway musical Last Dance.

Patty Granville Holcomb '68 has been the Director of the Garland Center for the Performing Arts in Garland, TX since 1982. The center was renamed the Patty Granville Arts Center by Garland City Council in 2003 in her honor. She is also founder and producer of Garland Summer Musicals.

William Ivey Long '69 is costume designer whose work has been showcased in over 100 Broadway, off-Broadway, film, and television productions. He has been nominated for 18 Tony Awards for costume design and won 6 (Cinderella, Hairspray, Grey Gardens, Nine, The Producers, and Crazy For You). Long was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005. He received his MFA in design from Yale University.

Patrick Stoner '69 is an active film critic, host, and producer for PBS. He hosts the review and interview shows FLICKS, QUICK PICS, and WHYY-TV. Stoner is a founding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and a member of the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in Philadelphia.

Steve Abramson '71 has served as the Segment Director on Dr. Phil since 2002.

John Byers '71 has worked as an actor and voice-over performer, including the voice of Morris. 

Calvin Remsberg '72 (1949-2022) was a stage, television, and film performer, as well as an accomplished stage director. He appeared on stage in Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Oliver!, and Man of La Mancha. In television, he appearanced on The Young and the Restless,  General Hospital, Cheers, Frasier, and The X-Files. His film credits include Pretty Woman, Shrek, Twilight of the Golds, and A River Made to Drown In. Remsberg also directed the following on stage: The Medium with fellow alumnus Glenn Close, The Crucible, Brigadoon, Once Upon a Mattress, Dracula, Triumph of Love, The Sound of Music, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, and Death Takes a Holiday.

Glenn Close '74 is a well-known stage, film, and television actress and producer. Her credits include Albert Nobbs, 101 Dalmations, 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. 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 is the grand marshal of the 2023 Homecoming Parade.

Joe Inscoe '74 is a film and television actor with over 80 appearances. His film credits include Lincoln, The New World, 42, Nell, Lassie, Hush, and Kiss the Girls. He has also appeared in House of Cards, East Bound and Down, TheWire, I'll Fly Away, Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, My Name is Bill W., and From the Earth to the Moon. His work on stage includes Death of a Salesman, King Lear, Race, Eurydice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Oliver!, The Woman in Black, and My Fair Lady.

Sarah Williams Dixon '75 worked as a public school Drama teacher, where she helped design the Middle School Drama curriculum for Newport News schools. She was active in the Williamsburg Players as both an actor and director for a decade and returned to W&M Theatre in 1990 to teach various levels of acting. She then taught several years at the York County School of the Arts before returning to W&M through 2020. While at W&M, she directed two MainStage shows (Stop Kiss and Picasso at the Lapin Agile). Dixon still works with theatre teachers and shares lessons of the real Stanislavsky and his Active Analysis.

On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

“The well rounded training I gained at WM Theatre & Dance (acting, dance classes, directing, stage management, lighting, tech assistant, makeup, etc) prepared me for a variety of theatre experiences and 40+ years of theatre teaching. The friends I made at WMTheatre have remained life long friends.” - Sarah Dixon, Homecoming 2023

David Dudley '75 became the assistant technical director at William & Mary in 1977, and was later promoted to Technical DIrector and Lecturer in Theatre. In 2012, he received the Charles and Virginia Duke Award for outstanding service and dedication to the College.

Mark Martino '75 is a musical theatre actor and director based in NYC. He was in the original Broadways casts of Oh, Brother! and Broadway Follies. Martino has worked with many venues and companies across the US, including Theatre Aspen, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and the Philadelphia Theatre Company. 

Jeffrey West '75 is an active teacher, actor, director narrator, and coach. He currently teaches theatre at UNC Greensboro and Elon University. West's television appearances include Surface, One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek, All My Children, and Guiding Light. His work in film includes The Dangerous Lives of Altarboys and Brookfield. West has also worked on stage in Angels in America, Millennium Approaches, Death of a Salesman, True West, Lost in Yonkers, The Crucible, How I Learned to Drive, and The Heiress.

L. Kent Thompson '76 is an accomplished director, teacher, and leader in the dramatic arts. He served as the Artistic Director of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for 12 season and as Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 12 years. In 2019, Thompson published his book Directing Professionally: A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today's Theatre." He completed studies in acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Patricia Wesp '76 was the resident costume designer at W&M starting in 1983, and she served as Department Chair from 1999-2004. She has designed costumes and scenery for Duke University Drama, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, The Green Mountain Guild, Street 70, University of Florida, Michigan State University, and the Virginia Shakespeare Festival. She received Port Folio's Production Values award for the VSF production of Wild Oats

Peter Johnson '77 has been an actor, comic, and producer. He appeared in Longmont Theatre's production of Arsenic and Old Lace and has performed stand-up & sketch comedy on stage and for radio. Since 1987, Johnson has made over 18 short, feature, and independent films in Colorado.

Sally Kessler '77 has worked in the costume shops of Shakespeare Theatre and the Washington National Opera in D.C.

Michael Krass '77 is a costume designer in NYC. He has been involved in costume design for over 20 Broadway productions since 1996, as well as many Off-Broadway shows. He has been nominated for 4 Tony Awards and 2 Drama Desk Awards for his costume design work, including Hadestown in 2019. Krass has previously taught at NYU and Brown University. 

Steve Culp '78 is a prolific film and television. His film credits include Thirteen Days, James and the Giant Peach, Star Trek: Nemesis, and Nurse Betty. He has appeared in episodes of JAG,Star Trek:  Enterprise, Traveller, and The West Wing. Culp has won two SAG Awards for his role in the ensemble of Desperate Housewives.

Karen Hall '78 is a television writer, producer, and creative consultant. Her work includes: Best Laid Plans, The Women of Brewster Place, The Good Wife, Cupid, Jericho, I'll Fly Away, Northern Exposure, Darkness Before Dawn, The Betty Ford Story, Judging Amy, Moonlighting, Hill Street Blues, and M*A*S*H. She received a WGA Award for her writing on Hill Street Blues.

Mark Stanley '78 is the current head of the Lighting Design program at Boston Univerrsity. He earned his MFA from the University of Wisconsin. Stanley then went on to become the Resident Designer for the New York City Opera for over 35 years, where he designed lighting for over 200 world premieres. 

Classes of 1980-1989

Sheryl Anderson '80 is a television writer, producer, and author. She is best known for her work on Charmed, For the People, Dave's World, and most recently Sweet Magnolias on Netflix. She is also the author of the Molly Forrester book series. Anderson has taught at the UCLA Writer's Extension Program and now teaches at John Paul the Great Catholic University. 

Dylan Baker '80 is a prolific actor with many film and TV credits to his name. Among these are 13 Days, Disclosure, Random Hearts, Simply Irresistible, Happiness, Spider Man 2 & 3, Road to Perdition (co-star to Tom Hanks); Selma, numerous episodes of Law & Order, and God of Carnage on Broadway. In 1991, Baker was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in La Bête.

Jefferson Sage '80 is a production designer and art director for film and TV. His art direction credits include Analyze This, One True Thing, Donnie Brasco, Roommates, and Blink. He was also production designer for Freaks and Geeks, The Bernie Mac Show, Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, Paul, Funny People, Year One, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Knocked Up, and most recently Minx. Sage earned his MFA in theatre and Film Designf from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. 

David Crank '82 is an accomplished art director and production designer. He received his MFA in Theatre Design from Carnegie Mellon University. He has completed and won awards for many major projects, including Knives OutLincoln (2012 Satellite Award), the HBO miniseries John Adams (2009 Art Directors Guild Award, 2008 Emmy Award), There Will Be Blood (2008 Art Directors Guild Award), The New World (2021 Oscar and BAFTA Film Award nominations), Hannibal, and Heart of Darkness (1995 CableACE Award).

Chris Fretts '82 has worked as a Master Carpenter and Technical Director across the US. He has previously worked at the Virginia Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and StageWest. Fretts is currently in his 25th year as Technical Director for Indiana Repertory Theatre. 

Brent Harris '82 is an active theatre performer based in NYC. He has recently performed on National Tours as Scar in Disney’s The Lion King and as Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters. Harris has also performed at numerous regional theatres across the US and has won awards from: The Beard of Avon, Portland Center Stage (Drammy Award), Ajax, American Repertory Theatre (IRNE nomination), Orson’s Shadow, and Philadelphia Theatre Company (Barrymore nomination). 


Bill Schermerhorn '82, Creative Director of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City and Emmy-winning songwriter. 

Hana Sellers '82 worked as a theatre designer and technical director until 2008, spending a majority of her time at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC. While there, she was involved in the design and construction of their current space in Penn Quarter. She now works in event production, producing international events, presidential inaugurals and summits for the US State Department.

Hana Sellers '82On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

“The education and support that I received at W&M put me in a great place to start my career. The professors were encouraging, and realistic about a career in the arts. It was a tough program, but it set me up to succeed as a theatre professional.” - Hana Sellers, Homecoming 2023



Chris Talbot '82 , Production, D.C. area 

John Taylor '82, Dance Teacher and Performer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Denise Damon Wade '83 is currently Associate Professor of Dance at W&M. She earned her MFA in Dance from the University of Michigan. She has performed with the Peridance Ensemble (New York, NY), Telos Tanz Theatre (Stuttgart, Germany), Arlington Dance Theatre, Fairfax Ballet, and numerousDenise Damon Wade '82 independent choreographers. Her work has been presented by Telos Tanz Theatre, Dance Place (Washington DC), Fairfax Ballet, “Yes, VA Dance Festival”, Kilmarnock Arts Center, Jamestown 2007 Celebration: “Journey of Destiny”, Colonial Williamsburg, William & Mary, and the Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Wade was Assistant Choreographer to Noèmie LaFrance for Cirque de Soleil’s Opening Ceremonies for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Her most recent research includes contemporary dance choreography, musical theatre choreography, experimental film (creating dance for the camera), and Dance for People with Parkinson’s Disease.

Chris Quartana '83, House managing THE LION KING on Broadway 

Lisa Seidman '83, Headwriter POOR ANASTACIA (Russian mini-series); ONE LIFE TO LIVE 

Judy Clark '84 is an actress. Her appearances include The Tick, Hay Fever, Absence, Frasier, Joan of Arcadia, The Guardian, Crossing Jordan, What Goes On, and Outlaw

Gary Cowling '84 (1961-2020) was an actor based in NYC. His appearances included Law & Order, The Sopranos, The Namesake, Shooting Johnson Roebling (Hoboken Film Festival), The Accidental Husband, and Hustling (web series). Cowling was also the W&M Alumni and Friends Team Leader since 1992 for the AIDS Walk NY (1st Place Fundraising Team - Schools & Universities, 2009), as well as an adjunct professor of theatre at Brooklyn College since 2004. He earned his MFA in Acting from West Virginia University in 1986. 

George Jack '84 is Associate Professor of Theatre at St. Augustine's University in North Carolina. He has performed in over 100 professional stage productions and has been a prolific director, lighting and scenic designer, and producer of collegiate-level productions. Jack earned his MFA from the University of Louisville.

Matt Ryan '85, Horatio in the Jude Law Hamlet on Broadway 

Elizabeth Hope Clancy '86 is a costume designer and fashion historian. She earned an MFA in Design for Yale University, and some of her most notable work include costume design for A Christmas Story: The Musical on Broadway, A Few Good Men on the West End, and NY Public Theatre‘s Passing Strange. Clancy previously taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and is now a Lecturer at Rutger’s University. 

Ken Cole '86 earned his MFA in Technical Design and Production from Yale University. He has worked with many theatre, opera, music, and dance companies, and has taught professionally at both Southeast Missouri State University and Indiana University-South Bend. Cole is currently Technical Director and Associate Professional Faculty at the University of Notre Dame Department of Film, Television and Theatre. 

Drew Emery '86 earned his MFA in Playwriting from the University of Virginia. He has worked as a freelance writer in Washington state. Most notably, he was the producer and director of the documentary Inlaws & Outlaws, which won the Seattle Queer Film Festival’s Favorite Local Film Audience Award in 2005.  

David Johnston '86 is a playwright based in NYC. His plays have been produced in numerous theaters, including New Group, Moving Arts, Symphony Space, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His off-Broadway play Candy & Dorothy won a GLAAD Media Award and his Conversations on Russian Literature was named in Time Out Best of 2007. Johnston has also written libretto and screenplays, which have been performed by groups like the Washington National Opera. 

Martha Mountain '86, Lighting Designer, D.C. area; Theater of the First Amendment, Kennedy Center Education department, Round House Theatre, Le Neon Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera Company; Resident lighting designer, Bowen McCauley Dance; Member, Eastern Regional Board of the United Scenic Artist, Local 829 (IATSE); adjunct theatre faculty George Mason University 

Mark Aldrich '87 has appeared in several TV shows, including Law & Order and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He also appeared as Seitz in Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical! released in 2017.

Leslie Barry '87 earned an MFA in Lighting Design from UC Irvine. She then worked in a variety of positions at Stand Lighting and as Systems Designer at California Stage and Lighting. In 2000, Barry graduated from Whittier Law and now serves as a Child Welfare Law Specialist and specializes in child welfare appeals.

Matthew DeLuca '87 has worked as an elementary school teacher in Mineola, NY for 28 years. He also  serves as the director of the district’s middle school musical, high school fall play and the high school musical. Last year he directed his 50th show.

On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

“Not only did I get great training as a director at W&M, but as a school director I am fortunate to have attended a school which required a broad field of study within my major. W&M gave me a foundational knowledge of set design, costume design, and lighting design. This knowledge serves me well as I must design every aspect of my shows.”

Chris Enright '87 is a television and film actor. His appearances include Santa Baby, The Ron Clark Story (TNT), Fargo (series), Damnation, Klondike, and Joe Pickett

James Hurt '87 has participated in community and regional theatre in the Richmond area. He appeared in the film Hannibal and as atmosphere in several others. Hurt has also worked as a children's theater performer. 

Linda Powell '87, Recurring role on LAW & ORDER: SVU;SPINNING INTO BUTTER 

Jeff Spoeri '87 is an accomplished development professional and advocate for education, now serving as the Associate Vice President for University Advancement at Lamar University. 

Jeff Spoeri '87

“I initially sought theatre classes, and later a major, because it was something I truly enjoyed. It gave me so many fond memories of being on stage, and I did perform in a couple of community theatre productions in my 30s. However, my career path went a different direction, and my experience from W&M gave me confidence in my public speaking, my persuasive writing, and my ability to engage with donors and prospective donors from all walks of life. Even in my brief law career, I knew I had to be a litigator because of my stage experience. It continues to shape who I am, professionally and personally, even today.” - Jeff Spoeri, Homecoming 2023

Anne Toewe '87 earned her MFA in Costume Design from Tulane University and her PhD in Theatre Literature and Criticism from University of Colorado at Boulder. She has worked extensively as a freelance designer in Florida and Colorado for stage, film, television, and music videos. Toewe taught at many colleges, including New World School of the Arts and Florida Atlantic University. She is now Professor of Theatre Arts, Head of Design and Technology, Resident Costume Designer, and Interim Director for the University of Northern Colorado School of Theatre Arts and Dance. 

On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

"It changed my life trajectory. I majored in Biology (pre-med) at William and Mary. Tric Wesp taught me there was more to theatre than just acting, and I became a costume designer and now educator because of the world she introduced to me." - Anne Toewe, Homecoming 2023

Emily Beck '88 received her Master's degree from Yale University. She now works as a Scenic and Costume Designer in New York City. 

Bob Brinkerhoff '88 is an experienced general theatre and company manager based in NYC. After serving as company manager for several off-Broadway productions, Brinkerhoff worked as the Production Administrator for Wicked LLC (Broadway and National Tours). He is currently Business Manager at DR Theatrical Management.

David Burke '88 is a working television actor based in LA. Burke is known for his recurring appearances in The Tick, Brothers & Sisters, and Joan of Arcadia. He has also appeared in popular shows such as BonesGrey's Anatomy, The Dropout, and Frasier.

Laura Carson '88 is a TV, film, and stage actress, and has recently become more involved in writing and producing. She has appeared in New Adventures of Old Christine, Over My Dead Body, and Law & Order: True Crime. Her recent projects include writing, producing, and performing in UnCorked (web series) and Invisible Virtual Table Read.  

Nancy Gunn '88 is an accomplished director, producer, and educator. She earned an MA in Directing for Theatre and an MFA in Theatre Production and Design from Tulane University. 

Nancy Gunn '88

She has worked as a documentary and television producer with major companies and was involved in the following projects: Heroes of Iwo Jima, Lifetime Portrait: Harriet Tubman, The Amazing Race, The Apprentice, The Celebrity Apprentice, Hell’s Kitchen, Big Brother, and Stephen Spielberg’s On The Lot. Gunn was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as Senior Producer of The Amazing Race in 2004.She is currently the Co-Artistic Director of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival and Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Media at Tulane University. Gunn was the Convocation Speaker for the W&M Class of 2017.

Carla Harting '88 earned her MFA in Acting from UC San Diego and now teaches there as Continuing Lecturer in Acting. Her TV and film credits include Law & Order and Never Forever. Harting has performed extensively on stage in works like August: Osage County (Craig Noel Award for Best Ensemble), Dreams of the Washer King, and several new plays by Sarah Ruhl.

Sheri Holman '88 is a successful novelist, television writer, and producer. Her novels include The Dress Lodger, The Mammoth Cheese, and Witches on the Road Tonight, which won a Shirley Jackson Award and Independent Publisher Book Award in 2011. Some of her most notable television work includes George & Tammy, Palm Royale, and LongmireShe currently teaches in the Dramatic Writing department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. 

“Right after graduation, I moved to NYC to be an actress. Even as I went from audition to audition, I found myself writing -- poetry mostly and bad verse plays (it was the 80s!) I switched gears and took a job with a literary agent while I wrote my first novel, A Stolen Tongue, published nine years after I left William & Mary. My next novel The Dress Lodger was a bestseller and optioned for film... I'm now a full-time TV writer and Executive Producer. My latest credits are George & Tammy for Showtime starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain, and the upcoming Palm Royale for Apple + starring Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, and Carol Burnett! Along the way, I helped to found the storytelling organization The Moth, and I'm now adapting founder George Green's latest novel Kingdoms of Savannah for TV. Stay tuned!” - Sheri Holman, Homecoming 2023

Sheri Holman '88

“The theatre education I received at William & Mary set the course of my life. I came out of school widely read with critical thinking skills (thank you, Jerry Bledsoe!) and my onstage acting experience helped me craft dialogue actors can actually say! All the behind-the-scenes work we did--writing, directing, lighting, costume design--translates to a film set. Most importantly, the friendships I made in the Theatre department sustained me through all the ups and downs of an artistic career. I've taught at Barnard and NYU and I always tell my students to grow and maintain your college friend group -- they'll become your professional colleagues along the way. And it's essential to have people in your life who knew you as Page #2 in As You Like It!“ - Sheri Holman, 2023

Doug Huszti '88 earned his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. He has worked extensively in film and television, serving as Art Director in works like P.S. I Love You, American Gangster, Gotham, and Pose. Huszti’s work has been nominated for 7 Arts Director Guild Awards and 2 Primetime Emmy Awards. He won the 2011 Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series Primetime Emmy for Boardwalk Empire.  

Susan Kattwinkel '88 earned her MA in Performing Arts from Emerson College and her PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently Professor of Theatre at the College of Charleston, where she teaches courses on Theatre History and Dramaturgy.

Bonnie McDonald Stark '88

Andrew Pang '88, Actor, touring with Thoroughly Modern Millie; voices for the video game NEVERWINTER NIGHTS 

Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. '88, Actor, New York City; Off-Broadway:  THE OLD SETTLER (Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actor), BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION, Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAY, A HARD HEART.  Former Producing Artist with Obie-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble.  Adjunct Acting Teacher currently at Binghamton University, formerly at Marymount Manhattan College and Cornell University. 

Audrea Topps-Harjo '88, Special and video effect producer, has worked on Stuart Little, Godzilla, Contact, Cast Away, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 

Kim Wilcox '88 received her MFA in Costume Design from Brandeis University and is now a costume designer for film and television. Her work has appeared in Nobody Walks, Boss, and Law and Order: SVU. Wilcox earned an Outstanding Costume Emmy nomination as assistant costume designer in 2000 and 2001 for The Sopranos. Most recently, she has designed for the Russo Brothers' Sony/Syfy series Deadly Class, season 1 of Mr. Robot, and season 2 of Stranger Things

Sherry Boone '89 is founder and Executive Artistic Producer of Opera at Home, established to share classical music with a wider audience. She has performed in many musical productions, including Carousel, Phantom of the Opera, and My Fair Lady. She has also appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony, among others. Boone has twice performed in Terrence McNally's Master Class alongside stars like Rita Moreno, Kathy Bates, and Jessica Lange.

Melanie Martin Long '89 worked for 5 years as an actor, touring the country and being active in Atlanta theatre, before completing her MFA in Directing at the University of Minnesota. After directing regionally and off-Broadway for 10 years (including VSF’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream at W&M), she taught at Kennesaw State University for 18 years. Long created a course for The Great Courses called “Mastering Stage Presence” and recently became a yoga teacher.

 On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:Melanie Martin Long '89

“My W & M Theatre major directly informed my 35-year career in theatre as an actor, director, and teacher. My professors at W & M taught me to think creatively, visually, and critically. My talented and compassionate theatre peers remain my lifelong friends. W & M has helped shape who I am.” - Melanie Martin Long, Homecoming 2023

Jennifer Piech Pasbjerg '89, Actor, New York City; POLLACK; LAW & ORDER 

Curtis Shumaker '89's career includes Broadway, Regional Theatre, feature film, and television work. His Broadway credits include Pygmalion directed by David Grindley, and recent television credits include appearances on Ways and Means for CBS, Love Life for HBO Max, Mrs. America for FX, and The Blacklist on NBC. 

“What a long strange trip it's been! I did a national tour right after graduation then worked at regional house in DC. After leaving the profession for 15 years, I moved to NYC and started all over. In the last 15 years, after starting over, I have done Broadway and regional theatre, feature film, and television. I still do all that and teach and coach as much as I can. Love passing on what I know to others.” -  Curtis Shumaker, Homecoming 2023Curtis Shumaker '89

On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:
“I still remember, use and share the lessons that Howard Scammon, Jerry Bledsoe, Lou Catron and Richard Palmer taught me about acting, directing and collaboration. I remember and use the lessons I learned from Chris Boll, Tricia Wesp and Dave Dudley about how to be a professional in this business and the world.” -  Curtis Shumaker, Homecoming 2023

Classes of 1990-1999

Kacey Camp '90 is a television and stage actress. Her television appearances include Without a Trace, 90210, Six Feet Under, Justified, and The Middle. Camp has also performed on stage with Alliance Theatre, the Celtic Arts Center, and the Attic Theatre.  

Tom Fiscella '90 is an actor in LA. His film and TV appearances include Man of the House, 24, Meet Me at the Barre, and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Fiscella’s stage experience includes The Kite Runner, Fiddler on the Roof, and an International Tour of Jersey Boys

Jeff A.R. Jones '90 has worked as a fight director, intimacy director, designer, and educator. Now an adjunct instructor at Elon University and William Peace University, Jones has previously worked as Resident Designer for the Carolina Ballet, Fight Director for many ventures, and adjunct faculty at Duke University. Jones earned an MFA from Florida State University.

Bill Lawrence '90

Tracey Leigh '90

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

Louisa Kenny '91 has taught high school history and theatre for several years, while also maintaining hobbies in acting and music. She is now Supervisor of Humanities in the Bordentown district.

On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

“When I graduated I went back home to New Jersey and became a high school teacher... I taught both history and theatre and I directed the school musicals and plays for many years. Personally, I spent a lot of time performing at Renaissance Festivals and the Sweet Adeline Organization. I used, and use, many of the skills I honed as a member of the student-run groups such as I.T. (Improvisational Theatre). I am now a district Curriculum Supervisor in change of the Social Studies and Humanities (which include all the Arts programs.)”

Patton Oswalt '91, KING OF QUEENS 

Mark Hankla '92 has been an actor, lighting designer, playwright, and house manager. He served as the Resident lighting and scenic designer for the American Globe Theatre in for 14 years. He is also the author of the children’s book Romeo and... Where’s Juliet?

Mark Millhone '92

Kyle Rudgers '92 earned his MFA in Stage Management at University of California, San Diego. He then stage managed nationally and internationally, serving as Director of Operations at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. and Production Manager at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. He is the Assistant Production Manager at the Zoellner Arts Center. 

Kyle’s journey since graduation:

Thinking I was going to be an actor after graduation, it turned out I had no talent. Wanting to put my theater love to work somehow, I morphed into a stage manager (getting my MFA in stage management from UC-San Diego) and then a production manager. I'm now with the production management team at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.”

“I credit my interest to the backstage world to working so closely with Dave Dudley while I was at W&M. Things he taught me I still use in my career.” - Kyle Rudgers, Homecoming 2023

Jeremy Axtell '93 received his MFA in Acting from Illinois State University. From there, he moved to Chicago and spent 7 years performing in non-Equity productions.

On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

“Unquestionably, my time at WMT&D prepared me for my next step up as an actor. I wouldn't've made it to the final round at the URTA's in New York if a WMT professor (and VSF alum) hadn't coached my Shakespeare monologue! Moreover, when I reached grad school, I felt as though I hit the ground running, having been well prepared for its intellectual and physical demands by the rigors of WMT&D.” - Jeremy Axtell, Homecoming 2023

Jack Cummings III '93 is a five-time Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Director. Most notably, Cummings is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Transport Group, an off-Broadway production company in NYC. He received his MFA from The University of Virginia. 

Darren Jinks '93 is a hair and make-up designer in LA. Their work as Makeup Artist appeared in Clover Bend, Good Trouble, and an LA production of The Lion King. Jinks also worked as Wigmaster at the LA Opera Company for several years.  

Daniel Nussbaum '93, Costume, Hair and Make-up Design, LA Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Feature film editor: Logan

Lee Parkel '93 dabbled in community theatre and scriptwriting immediately after W&M. He then settled in Chicago and started a more than two decade career in advertising, producing industrial videos/animations, experiential tactics, and digital marketing deliverables. 

Lee Parkel '93On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

“Learning the basics of script analysis and production planning have remained a crucial part of what I have offered clients almost everyday. Some of the vocabulary is different, but the big picture is virtually the same. Everybody has a message that they want to get out and they need help doing it.” - Lee Parkel, Homeoming 2023


Beth Rohr Zitzman '93 completed a 9-month internship as a stage manager at the Juilliard Professional Intern Program after graduation. That was the beginning of 26 years working in the theatre industry as a stage and production in the NYC area -- some Broadway, some summer stock and Off-Broadway, but most notably, 20 seasons on the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Beth Zitzman '93In 2019, she left Radio City to become a production manager at Carnegie Hall. During the COVID shutdown, she relocated back to her hometown of Waynesboro, Virginia, and is now an event planner with the University of Virginia in their Office of Engagement.

On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

“I had very little theatre experience when I started William & Mary and a theatre major wasn't even on my radar. I kind of fell into it during my freshman year and found my purpose and life's path. W&M allowed me to explore a lot of different options and gave me a solid basis that I could work from to develop my career once I got into the professional world.” - Beth Zitzman, Homecoming 2023

Sara Gmitter '94 is an Artistic Associate with Lookingglass Theatre Company. She has written numerous plays, including In the Garden: a Darwinian Love Story (2014 Joseph Jefferson Award nominee for Best New Work) and Villette; A Long Fatal Love Chase. In 2022, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation named Sara as the first recipient of their Playwright’s Award. She earned a MA in Peace Education from the University for Peace in Costa Rica.

Heather Miller Hooten '94 was a member of the Actor's Equity Association

Heather Miller Hooten '94

 from 2005-2021. After serving as an Army Officer for 8 years, she now lives in San Antonio and performs in local community theatre. Hooten has appeared on stage at NYC Summer Stage, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Johns Creek Playhouse. 

Ben Hulan '94 spent several years as an actor and high school drama teacher in Northern Virginia. He is now a tech developer and teaches music lessons in his free time. 

Yuri Lowenthal '94

Ryan O'Quinn '94, Actor in Alias, JAG, Third Rock from the Sun, Beverly Hills 90210 

Elizabeth (Jones) Polkovitz '95 earned an MA in Costume Technology and Costume Design from Rutgers University. She is a draper and pattern maker at Eric Winterling, Inc., working in productions of Come Fly Away, The Addams Family, Wicked, Pirate Queen, Hairspray, Lion King, and Shrek. Polkovitz has also worked with the Ringling Bros. Circus and Alvin Ailey Dance Company and is currently an instructor at Marymount Manhattan College.  

Allison Lowery '95

Allen Rein '95, Artistic director an co-founder, Foreground Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 

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

Lisa Garner '96 earned her Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at VCU. She currently works the season at the Carolina Renaissance Festival and owns a business doing Animal Reiki sessions. 

On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

“It helped me to be more confident and more willing to take risks and try out new things. And now that I work the Renaissance Festival I feel like I am putting my degree to great use!”

Kamara Thomas '96, Singer/songwriter 

Vivian Appler '97 received a certification from the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre, an MA in Performance Studies from Queen Mary University of London, and a PhD in Theatre History and Performance Studies from University of Pittsburgh. She served as a Visiting Instructor at W&M from 2009-10 before completing a performance project in Switzerland as a Fulbright Fellow in 2011. She is currently an Associate Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Georgia.

Elise (Molinelli) Gulan '97

Matt Kopans '97 earned his MA in Theater History from the University of Pittsburgh and his MAM (Arts Management) from Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked extensively in arts administration as Managing Director of Universal Preservation Hall, Director of the Center for the Arts at Albright College, and Executive Director at Albany Pro Musica. He now works in fundraising.

Brian Lewis '97

Sean Monohan '97 studied and performed in Chicago at Second City, ImprovOlympic, and theSean Monohan '97 Annoyance. He then helped start a touring improv company called Mission IMPROVable. Monohan toured for 3 years, then relocated to LA in 2006 for an MTV pilot (unreleased). In 2009, Monohan opened M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica and currently runs the corporate entertainment & training arm, Westside Corporate Creativity. And in 2023, he opened The Inkwell Tavern in Burbank.

Kathryn Van Meter '97, Actor/Choreographer, Yankee Doodle Dandy (Fox Theatre, Seattle); Steel Magnolias, Girl of My Dreams (Village Theatre, Seattle); Musical theatre choreography for Village Theatre; Teaching artist, Seattle Children's Theatre 

Clarence Coo '98 is an accomplished playwright whose works have been produced at Ma-Yi Theatre, New Dramatists, the Kennedy Center, Primary Stages, and many more. In 2012, Coo received the Yale Drama Series Award for Beautiful Province. His other works include The Birds of Empathy, The God of Wine, and People Sitting in Darkness. His Chapters of a Floating Life won the Weissberger New Play Award in 2023. Coo is also an alumnus of Columbia University, where he earned his MFA in Playwriting. 

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

Emily Shooltz '98, Literary Manager, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City 

Renee Taylor-Foles '98

Sarah Denhardt Cissna '99 has been directing events and productions for more than 20 years. 

Sarah Cissna '99

Prior to transitioning into special events, Sarah spent 10 years as a theatrical director and producer with experiences nationally at Perseverance Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and locally at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Folger Theatre. She earned her MFA from Catholic University and taught Arts Management at George Mason University. She is now Owner and Event Producer at The Side Lobby.

On the W&M Theatre and Dance Impact:

“As a director and as a special event producer, exposure to all of the elements of a production (from acting to design to construction to management) through classes and practicums helped me have informed conversations with my collaborators. I also learned how to do a lot with small budgets which has been tremendously helpful!“ - Sarah Cissna, Homecoming 2023

Rebecca Easton '99 worked at Guthrie Theater after graduation, then went on to earn her MFA at Columbia University. She has since served as a producer, director, and tour company manager at several arts organizations, including Band of Toughs, Cirque Productions, and Pilobolus. Easton currently works as Tour Company Manager at Maximum Entertainment Productions LLC. 

Jennifer Lent '99

Nina Millin '99

Jessi West '99 has worked as Assistant Production Manager at Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, as well as lecturer at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. She now serves as Executive Director at Neighborhood Bike Works. 

Classes of 2000-2009

Timothy Cunningham '00 is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and a performer with their professional company in residence, the Dell'Arte Company. He also toured original physical theatre works with Clowns Without Borders, served as Executive Director from 2010-2015, and is currently Board President. Cunningham went on to earn his Doctor of Public Health degree from Columbia University and now works in healthcare.  

Megan Gilbride '00 earned her MFA in Film/Cinema/Media Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She has since worked as a producer for multiple non-fiction film and television projects, including Fathom, Dear Mr. Brody, and Tower. Gilbride also co-produced Where Soldiers Come From, which won an Emmy Award and a Film Independent Spirit Award. 

Omiyemi (Artisia) Green '00 is currently Professor of Theatre and Africana Studies at W&M. 

Omiyemi Green '00

She earned her MFA in Theatre Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Omiyẹmi is an award-winning educator, director, and dramaturg. She holds posts as the editor-in-chief of the Black Theatre Review, the VP for Professional Development for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and a W&M Provost Faculty Fellow. Her accomplishments include a Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence, an Arts & Sciences Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, and an NEA Challenge America grant for her film initiative with Cadence, Sitelines BLM: ACTION.

Maggie Kettering '00 earned her MFA in Acting from the University of Delaware and is active in several regional theatres across the Midwest. Recently, she has appeared at the Great Lakes Theater, Peninsula Players Theatre, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  

Laura Klein '00 earned an MFA in Film Production from Columbia College Chicago. She has worked as Programs Assistant at Theatre Development Fund in NYC and as First Assistant Director on several projects, including Dear Mama, We the Animals, and Joe Pera Talks with You.  

Jennifer Scott Mobley '00

J. O'Reilly '00, Production Assistant, Juilliard Theatre and Stage Manager for outside events, orchestra and opera, New York City 

K. O'Reilly '00, Attended fashion design school at Juilliard 

Russell Rinker '00, Performer, Blue Man Group, Las Vegas 

Sara Schaefer '00, Comedian, host of The Nikki and Sara Show (MTV) 

Matt Shallenberger '00, Performer, Blue Man Group, Chicago

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

Jon Collins '01 received his MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU in 2008. He is now a freelance scenic designer in NYC. Collins has worked as Assistant Art Director on numerous projects, including HBO’s Succession, Netflix’s Inventing Anna, NBC’s Gotham, and Amazon’s Fallout (release in 2024).  

Rebecca Gibel '01 earned her MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. She currently works at Seattle’s The Williams Project and in the Acting Company at Trinity Rep. Her TV and film appearances include Bridge and Tunnel (with Ed Burns), Don’t Look Up, and CODA, which won a SAG Award and an Academy Award.

Anna Lane '01

Czerton Lim '01

Jessica Lustig '01

Tim McMath '01

Scott Napier '01, Graduate student in Musical Theatre, Boston Conservatory of Music 

Tim Palazzola '01, Creative Executive for Programming and Development, Telepictures Productions/Warner Bros. 

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

Arthur Rowan '01, King Arthur, national tour of Spamalot 

Laurie Schroeder '01, Actor, post-graduate studies at Central School of Speech, London 

Matt Snodgrass '01, Actor, Los Angeles

Enrique Urueta '01, MFA, Playwrighting, Brown University; The Danger of Bleeding Brown, Queer Latino Arts Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival; Learn To Be Latina, National Queer Arts Festival, Impact Theatre, CompanyOne, Monkey Wrench Collective, Diversionary Theatre, Mixed Blood; Tennessee Williams fellowship, University of the South, Sewanee Writer's Conference; Jerome Fellowship, The Playwrights' Center, Minneapolis

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

Stephanie Wayland '01, Casting Assistant, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre 

Monalisa Arias '02 is an active actor, musician, and fight choreographer. After W&M, she studied at the London Drama Academy and worked in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She now works in Panama and has released 3 albums with pop duo Monalisa y Rodrigo since 2016. 

Patrick Censoplano '02 is an actor and casting administrator in LA. His appearances include Grey’s Anatomy, Fame, Getting' It, and Taxes, Tea and Tyranny (PBS). Censoplano has worked as a casting administrator with The Walt Disney Company, Santa Monica Playhouse, ABC Studios, and now ABC Signature Studios.  

Nick Kolin '02 earned his MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU. He served as the Assistant Lighting Director for the New York City Opera, Lighting Designer for the Mark Morris Dance Group, and is currently Lighting Director and Designer for the Philadelphia Ballet. Kolin has also taught at Hunter College, University of Connecticut, and Montclair State University.

Karen Novack '02, Actor, D.C. area, Richmond Shakespeare Festival (2003) 

Aaron Orensky '02, Actor and fight choreographer, Played D'Artagnon in The Three Musketeers, 2005

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

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

Briana Yacavone '02 is an actor, singer, and dancer based in NYC. She has performed in the Broadway, touring and Chicago companies of Wicked (appearing as Nessarose in the Los Angeles production of Wicked), and was also an original cast member on Broadway's The Pirate Queen. Her credits also include Harold Prince and Larry Fuller's Evita and La Scala Opera's West Side Story in Milan. In addition to W&M, she trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, Alvin Ailey and The Juilliard School.

Kate Ashton '03 received her MFA at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2008. She now works as a freelance lighting designer in NYC and has worked with Syren Modern Dance, Williams College, the Juilliard School, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Fall for Dance Festival, and many more. 

David Maga '03

Andrew Rosendorf '03, Playwright, presented in the NYC Fringe Festival 2003, Graduate student in play-writing, The Actor's Studio, New York City, Cane presented at Florida Stage, 2015-2016 Jerome Fellow at The Playwright's Center 

Bridget Tunstall '03, M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design in Theatre; Events Coordinator, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, Savannah; director, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, producer, Savannah 24 Hour Play Festival 

Evan Hoffmann '04 is currently the Producing Artistic Director of NextStop Theatre Company in Herdon, VA, where he has directed many professional productions. In the past, he toured with the American Shakespeare Center and performed in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Grease, and Toby's Dinner Theatre.

Elizabeth McCloskey Miller '04

Laura P. Merola '04

Emmy Turner '04, Stage Combat instructor and fight choreographer

Michelle Urcuyo '04, Studied at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Blue Lake, CA 
Performed in A Little Rebellion Now, Warehouse Theatre, Washington, D.C. 

Vito Castelgrande '05 is an accomplished administrator. In the arts, he has worked as the Company Manager for the Ailey II company (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) and Production Manager at Livestream. He earned his Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins in 2018 and now works as the Associate Director of Emergency Response for Americares.  

Cecilia Cackley '06 is a puppeteer, playwright, and teaching artist based in the Washington, D.C. area. Among Cackley's accomplishments are her performance in Adjusting the Volume, in collaboration with Visual Artist Lee Gainer and Musician and Composer Haskell Small produced by Source Festival in 2011, and her direction of 4:48 Psychosis at the 2006 Capital Fringe Festival. Cackley is currently Artistic Director of Wit’s End Puppets.  

Chris Clawson '06 is an actor and entrepreneur in LA. His credits include Death and the Red Dress, Brilliant Mistakes, Remember Me, and Orange is the New Black. Clawson is also the founder of multiple ventures: Clozure, Honey Hole Finds, and the Cabin Fever Film Festival.  

Jennifer Isaacson '06 is an accomplished theatre producer and licensing administrator in NYC. She has worked previously as a Producer with Leve Productions and Executive Producer of WalkRunFly Productions. Her Broadway credits as producer include The 39 Steps, The Norman Conquests (Tony and Drama Desk Award), Moulin Rouge!, and An American in Paris (2015 Best Musical Tony Award). Isaacson is also the co-founder of the Broadway Women’s Alliance and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Licensing at Broadway Licensing.  

Sarah Strehle Duke '06, Individual Relations and Events Manager, Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD 

Jaqclyn Young '06, Actor, D.C., Performed in ASSASSINS and URINETOWN at the Kensington Arts Theatre, MD 

David Bisaha '07 received both his MA and PhD in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently an Associate Professor of Theatre and Curator of the Theatre Collection at Binghamton University, SUNY. As a scholar specializing in the history of scenic design, Bisaha authored American Scenic Design and Freelance Professionalism (published in 2022).

Liz Blessing '07 has worked in production and facilities management in performing art spaces, project management, and theatre construction since graduation. After working as Technical Director for The Flea Theater in NYC, Blessing pursued stage engineering design and project management at Charcoalblue. She is expected to complete her Master's of Construction Management from LSU in 2023.

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

Kellyn Johnson '07 received her MA in Text and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art & King's College London in 2009 and her Ph.D. in Theater Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 2014. Johnson has worked in development, events, and theatre education, and now works in Student Services at Arizona State University. 

John McAfee '07

Liz Olson '07, Business Manager of NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and Managing Director of Studio 42. MBA in Nonprofit Management from Boston University '11 

Christina Pinnell '07, Subscriptions, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Bond Street Theatre, Haiti Project 

Brian Zane '07 received his MA in Educational Theatre and English from NYU in 2012. He is now an actor, director, theatre educator, and pianist in the Chicago area, and has worked with several theatre companies throughout Illinois. Zane is also a founding ensemble member of Connective Theatre Company.

S. Lewis Feemster '08 is an interdisciplinary artist working in NYC. His stage performances include Passing Strange at Studio Theatre, Lulu at Washington Shakespeare Company, and Lysistrata at Synetic Theatre. He released a visual poetry collection in 2018 titled UP.W(O/A)RDS and is collaborating with filmmaker Adam Holoubek to soundtrack the film LENS-MUSE. Feemster also collaborated with Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre to create the digital performance of ConFront(ed).

Deirdre Jones Caldwell '08 is the programming lead for actor-interpreters in Colonial Williamsburg. She was also involved in Iron Street Production’s RACE and Panglossian Productions’ Private Eyes

Kerry Kastin '08 has worked as an actor, producer, and director on the east coast. She served as the Artistic Director for Blowout Theatre Company, Associate Producer of The Truth (podcast), and Producer at CitizenRacecar. She now works at the VeeFriends entertainment company.  

Tim Kaufmann '08 worked for several years as Assistant and Associate Production Manager at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Later, he was owner and consultant at Cerebrum, where he consulted organizations including the Juilliard School, Drury Lane Theatre, and California Shakespeare Theatre.  

Maura Roche '08, Set Designer, Philadelphia; Production Manager/Autism Outreach Drama Program Coordinator, Theatre Horizon 

Meg Hamilton '09 worked as Associate Technical Director for the W&M Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance alongside fellow alumnus Dave Dudley.  

Edward Hong '09 is an actor and producer in L.A. His television appearances include New Girl, Victorious, Legit, General Hospital, Raising Hope, Incredible Crew, and Perry Mason. His horror comedy short film Make A Wish has been accepted to over 110 festivals, and in 2020 he founded global majority voiceover database PGM VO List. Hong is commonly known as “Mr. Cinnabon” in the industry for his eccentric obsession with the pastry product.

Bess Kaye '09 is an actor and fight and intimacy director. They earned an MFA in Classical Acting from George Washington University. They have performed extensively in regional theatres, including Baltimore Shakespeare Factory and NextStop Theatre. They have also taught at the Encore Stage and Studio summer camp and in Fairfax County schools as Fight Director.

Kelsey Meiklejohn '09

Dan Plehal '09, Actor - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, My Way (Philadelphia); Asst. Director - Fat Pig (Theatre Horizon); Yoga and acrobatics instructor (Chicago); Photographer:  Dan Plehal Photography 

Katharine Schellman '09, Performer with Deviated Theatre, D.C. 

Erin Shannahan '09, Director of Patron Services, Theater J, Washington DC; MA in Arts Management, George Mason University 

Andrew Whitmire ‘09 worked with Destination ImagiNation for several years in advancement. He now serves as the Manager of Grants and Partnerships for Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, focusing on supporting youth-serving nonprofit organizations.

Classes of 2010-present

Amanda Andrei '10 is a prolific playwright and theater critic. She produced her first play Every Night I Die at the Capital Fringe Festival in 2011. Her play MAMA, I WISH I WERE SILVER won the 2022 Jane Chambers Award for Feminist Playwriting and was a Finalist for the 2023 Blue Ink Award. Recently, She was named as one of three Rising Leaders of Color by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) for their 2023 cohort of theater journalists.

Jason Blackwell '10 received his MPS in Arts and Cultural Management at the Pratt Institute in 2012. He served as the Associate Director of fellow alumnus Amanda Andrei's Every Night I Die at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. Since then, he has been an active arts administrator in the San Francisco Bay area. He currently works as the Director of Community Investment at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Keegan Cassady ‘10 has worked as an actor, director, playwright, and teaching artist, and is currently working towards his full teacher certification. Shortly after graduation, Cassady was the Directing Intern and 2nd Assistant Director at the Washington Revels, as well as an instructor at Lopez Studio. Cassady was the playwright of Santa’s Helper at the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival and an actor in 2011’s Shrewing of the Tamed

Connor Hogan '10 is a theatre artist based in Philadelphia. He worked in Shrewing of the Tamed at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, and has worked as an actor in D.C. theatres like WSC Avant Bard and Spooky Action Theatre. Hogan earned his MFA in Devised Theatre from the Pig Iron Theatre School in 2019, and his recent Devised Performance works include Gilligan Gigs Again, The Usual, and Fidget.

Emily Inglis '10 is a set designer and fabricator in NYC. She has worked as Head of Operations and Fabrication at David Korins Design for several years. 

David Moody '10, M.A. in Arts Administration (2011), Savannah College of Art and Design; Entertainment Stage Technician, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 

Kristen Pilgrim ‘10, Assistant Director, Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA; Assistant Director, Berkshire Theatre Festival 

Joseph Thomas ‘10, Pursuing MA in Theatre Education at Emerson College, Associate Artistic Director at Company One in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts 

Megan Behm '11 is an active director, theatre administrator, and intimacy choreographer in the  Washington, D.C. area. She has served as Assistant to the Director for Othello at the Folger Theatre, Director of Romeo and Juliet at Vpstart Crow Productions, Director at the Wildwood Summer Theatre, and Director and Teaching Artist at the Old Michie Theatre for Children. Along with multiple artistic endeavors, Behm is currently working as the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at Round House Theatre.

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

Francesca Chilcote '11 earned her MFA in Physical Theatre from Accademia dell 'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She is an actor, teaching artist, administrator, and founder of several arts companies, including Women From Mars, Moonlit Wings Productions, and UnRuly Women. As well as a highly active teacher in Virginia and Maryland, she serves as the Co-Artistic Director for Faction of Fools Theatre Company and Assistant Director of the Shakespeare in the Schools program for Educational Theatre Company.  

Andrew Collie '11 has worked as an actor (historical interpreter) at Colonial Williamsburg, as well as various film, TV, and stage projects. His appearances include roles in Killing Lincoln, Bell Canyon, and Between Shifts (short), for which he earned an IIFC Best Ensemble Cast Award in 2017.  

Claire Frederiksen '11 worked with the Theatre IV touring company in Richmond in 2012, and then received her MFA in Acting from Harvard University in 2017. She now works in administration and remains active in theatre and film. Her most recent appearances include Senior, Blushing (short), and Quiz Lady. 

Nora Ives '11 worked as a freelance director in NYC for several years. She was the assistant director of Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War (Capital Fringe Festival '11) and Triassic Parq (Fringe NYC '12). Ives earned a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University in 2022, and now works in Coastal Environmental Management.  

Chloe Lewis '11

Mary Myers '11, Actor, Crave, Capital Fringe Festival '11 

Eric Nold '11, Actor, NYC 

Michaela Rothschild '11, Performer with Synetic Family Theater, D.C. 

Hayley Rushing '11, Attending University of Glasgow Dramaturgy and Play-writing program 

Cameron Rust '11, Entertainment Operations Development Supervisor, Busch Gardens Williamsburg 

Zoe Speas '11, Actor, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Silvia), Merchant of Venice (Portia), A Man for All Seasons (Margaret), Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania/Hippolyta), Richard III (Lady Anne), Turn of the Screw (Governess) - Virginia Shakespeare Festival; Lady MacBeth (Richmond Shakespeare), Troilus and Cressida (Cressida), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck). 

Jamar Jones '12 toured with Theatre IV during their 2013-14 season, appearing in The Jamestown Story and as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in I Have a Dream. They then worked as an actor-interpreter in Colonial Williamsburg and are currently a Resident Company Member in University of North Carolina’s Playmakers Repertory Company.  

Hannah Miller '12

Taylor Nelms '12, Head Sound Technician, American Dance Festival, Durham, NC, Summer 2013 

Christopher Richardson '12, Touring with the National Players (Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, The Odyssey) 

Mikaela Saccoccio ' 12, Actor, Midsummer Night's Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, Brigadoon 

Matthew Sonnenfeld '12 received his MFA in Theater Management from the Yale University in 2023. He is now an active arts administrator at the American Repertory Theater, and has previously worked as House Manager at Bucks County Playhouse and producer and director of a play at the Capital Fringe Festival. He is also a sound mixer/editor known for Dinner for Two, Twice Upon a Time, and The Ungovernable Force.

Corey Strickland '17 is currently the W&M Costume Shop Manager after working professionally as a tailor for several opera, ballet, and stunt companies, as well as for the Naval Weapons Station in Virginia Beach. 

David Garrett '18