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Laura Boyer (BA '13)

Philadelphia, PA: Laura is the Group Sales Manager for 11th Hour Theatre Company, currently working on their 2014-2015 season. She also performs professionally throughout the Philadelphia-New Jersey-Delaware area, and continues to work as a freelance choreographer. Recent productions include A Chorus Line, The Full Monty, Into the Woods and A Very Candlelight Christmas.

Lisa Sullivan (BA '11)

Philadelphia, PA: Currently, Lisa is the Stage Management Fellow at the Wilma Theater for the 2014/15 season. Since graduating, Lisa has been working frequently as a freelance stage manager in the Philadelphia/NYC area. Most recent stage manager credits include: The Pillowman (Luna Theater Company), American Fairy Tales (B.Someday Productions), Polaroid Stories (Allens Lane Theater), Topdog/Underdog remount (GoKash Productions). Most recent assistant stage manager credits include: The Train Driver (Lantern Theater Company), Delaware Mudtub & the Mighty Wampum (Plays & Players Theatre).

Judy Bauerlein (BA '91)

San Diego: Associate professor of theatre and performance in the Visual and Performing Art Department at California State University San Marcos. She is the founding director of the CSUSM New Play Festival and co-founder of the CSUSM Performance Lab. Recently she appeared in the world premier of Jay Scheib’s Platonov at The Kitchen and the La Jolla Playhouse. Bauerlein was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Humanities Fellowship for her work as the founder of Nuestra Voz, a community engaged theatre project that partners at-risk teens with college students. She received a Ph. D. in Dramatic Art from UC Santa Barbara in 2007.

Dane Farrell (BA '11)

Philadelphia, PA: Currently Publicity & Promotions Coordinator for the Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, Focus Features, The Weinstein Company, The Kimmel Center Broadway Series and Opera Philadelphia at Allied-THA.

Diane Heery (BA '76)

Philadelphia, PA: Diane Heery, CSA was awarded the ARTIOS award for excellence in casting for a comedy film,Silver Linings Playbook from the Casting Society of America. She also was nominated for a primetime EMMY for casting for Political Animals.

Noah Drew (MFA '09)

Montreal, QC, Canada: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Voice & Acting at Concordia University in Montreal. Noah also co-artistic director of a theatre company called Jump Current, which creates stories and performances focusing on ways that innovative uses of design and technology can illuminate live human-to-human connection. Jump Current is producing an original "sound design musical" written and composed by Noah. The company also has projects in development with partners in Toronto, Barcelona, Iowa City & Bogotá.

Benjamin Brooks (BA '04)

New York, NY: Benjamin will be part of the inaugural cast for Nickelodeon on the brand-new Getaway for Norwegian Cruise Lines. He will perform in various live entertainment capacities, from dance parties, poolside slime shows, Nickelodeon character work, etc. Prior to joining NCL, Ben worked as the Events Producer for the Drama League in New York, creating special events, programs. and educational opportunities.

Ashley Standeven-Moore (BA '10)

State College, PA: Since her marriage in October 2012, Ashley has adopted the stage name Ashley Standeven-Moore. While her husband is pursuing his doctoral degree at Pennsylvania State University she has been heavily involved in State College's theatrical growth, having appeared in numerous productions with FUSE Productions' at The State Theatre, State College Community Theatre and The Nittany Theatre Company. Notable roles include Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's The Music Man; Isabel/Helen in Scrooge: The Musical; and Lucy in A Charlie Brown's Christmas, to name a few.

Jim McCaffrey (BA '10)

Chicago, IL: Talent agent for on-camera and theatre. Clients currently working in/on: NBC; Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Crisis. ABC; Betrayal, Mind Games. USA; Sirens, FOX; Raising Hope. AMC: Low Winter Sun. Broadway; Rocky, Once. Tours/Sitdowns; The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Once, Sister Act, The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, The Phantom of the Opera, Million Dollar Quartet. Plus many national and regional commercials, theatres, and industrials. Always feel free to hit up for counsel or to re-connect.

Dr. LaMar Bagley (BA '01)

Washington, DC: Recently received the Doctorate of Education K-12 in Educational Leadership with a focus on Arts Education Impact in Urban Public Schools. He also serves as the Theatre Production Director at The SEED School of Washington, DC. Currently serves at the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of African Continuum Theatre in Washington, DC and also Chairs the Arts Education Committee..

Steve R. Bryson (BA '07)

Brooklyn, NY: Associate Producer of iLuminate: Artist of Light, Off-Broadway. Was the show director for Chris Brown?s Carpe Diem Tour.

Melody Tash (BA '01)

Wynnewood, PA: Founder of Cinema Quilt prodction company, producers of "Alumni Pride" for Temple University Alumni Association.

Jamie Grace-Duff (MFA '12)

Baton Rouge, LA: Starts new job as costume design professor and costume shop supervisor at Louisiana State University this fall.

Brady Gonsalves (BA '97)

Philadelphia, PA: Performing Arts Production Manager at Longwood Gardens.

Ann Kelly (BA '81)

New York, NY: Talent Agent with Judy Boals, Inc., representing theater, film, and television actors.

Brian Kurtas (BA '08)

Philadelphia, PA: Casting director for Walnut Street Theater.

Aaron M. Larkin (BA '99)

East Haven, CT: Recently appeared in Phoenix Theater Company's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Of Mice and Men, and Hair. Featured zombie in cable movie Steve Niles? Remains.

DK Uzoukwu (BA '08)

Los Angeles, CA: Will appeared in the webseries "The Choir," created by Issa Rae, and produced by Tracey Edmonds for AlrightTV.

Natalie de la Torre (BA '06)

Athens, OH: Attending Ohio University's MFA Program in Costume Design & Technology.

Heather Warren (BA '06)

New York, NY: Film and Television Actress. Member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).