Laurence Luckinbill
Laurence Luckinbill
, actor, playwright, and alumnus donates papers and performs popular one-man scripts

Where Are They Now...

Britt Adams (BA Drama)  Partner in Todo Productions, specializing in Technical Management, Art Direction, Graphic Design and 2D & 3D technical drawings. Britt has worked all over the world in theater, fashion, television, and live events. For the past six years, Britt has been a Technical Producer for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. He transformed venues such as the Armory in Manhattan and the Fontainebleau in Miami into major performance spaces. He was also the Site Manager for the 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre in New York City and the 2013 Target National Sales Meeting in Minneapolis. Most recently, Britt was the Technical Producer for the BudLight Hotel 2014 in New York City for the Super Bowl. Art Director, Elite Model Search, Turner Network Upfronts hosted in New York City, and a recent Jim Norton Comedy Central special filmed in Boston. He has also been an Art Director for several high profile weddings in Saudi Arabia, Southampton, and New York City. Technical Manager at OBO llc., an international event management and production agency. At OBO, he helped to engineer shows that included a 375’ long ice wall for Y-3, a 1500 bulb chandelier for Tommy Hilfiger, and a 40’ tall outdoor scaffold presentation structure for Moncler, among many others.

Mandy Spain Aguilar (BA Drama) General Manager - Orchestra of New Spain; Manager of Corporate Giving, Director of Ticketing and Customer Service - Dallas Theatre Center.

Tonya Andrews (MFA Acting) Regional: Seattle Shakespeare Company (Julius Caesar, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream), Latino Theatre Projects (Death and the Maiden), Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle (Circumbendibus), Montana Shakespeare In The Parks (Heartbreak House, Desdemona in Othello, Ariel in The Tempest, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor), William Inge Theatre Festival (Putting Him Down).

Morgan Ayres (BA Drama) Acting, TV: Hawaii 5-0, Extant, Teen Wolf, Army Wives, Necessary Roughness, Drop Dead Diva. Film: Rumors of War, Lili Marleen, People Not Humans, The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle, Fields of Color, Tick Tock, Sex on the Hill, Mellowdrama. Commercials: Squarespace (Superbowl commercial).

Mason Azbill (BA Drama) Acting, Regional: TheatreSquared (Sons of the Prophet, Around the World in 80 Days), Arkansas New Play Festival (What God Hath Wrought, Swimming with Van Gogh).

Daniel Baker (BA Drama, MFA Yale School of Drama - Sound) Composer and Sound Designer, New York: The Atlantic Theater (Oohrah!, Scarcity, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow), Primary Stages (A Lifetime Burning), Yale Rep (Eclipsed), Classic Stage Company (Uncle Vanya), Cherry Lane Theater (Hoodoo Love), Keen Company (Theophilus North, Tea and Sympathy, The Dining Room, The Maddening Truth, The Conscientious Objector), Primary Stages (A Lifetime Burning), The Public (The Good Negro), MTC (The Four of Us), The New Group (Everything's Turning Into Beautiful, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Things We Want), Second Stage (The Mystery Plays, 10 Things to Do Before I Die), Rattlestick Theater (Acts of Mercy, Stay, Geometry of Fire), Women's Project (The Cataract, Victoria Martin, Sand).

Regional Credit: Actors Theater of Phoenix, Arena Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Dorset Theater Festival, Geva Theater Center, Huntington Theater, Long Wharf , Passage Theater, People's Light and Theater, Portland Center Stage, San Jose Rep, The Shakespeare Theater, Studio Theater D.C., TheaterWorks Hartford, Westport Country Playhouse, Weston Playhouse, and Yale Rep. Awards: 2008 Lucille Lortel Nomination for The Four of Us at Manhattan Theater Club.

Erin Barlow (BA Drama)  Regional: Hypocrites Theatre, Chicago (Woyzeck, Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, All Our Tragic, No Exit), LiveWire Chicago Theatre (Red Angel, The Love of the Nightingale, Soldiers: The Desert Stand, A/Other Lover),  Hyde Park Theatre (The Whale). Film: Urbana, Inherit the Truth (2014 Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner).

Austin Barrow (MFA Directing)  Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of El Dorado Festivals & Events, Inc. Raised $44 million dollars towards the creation of an Arts & Entertainment District in the downtown core of El Dorado, AR. with construction to begin in April 2015 on the seven venue district, including performing arts stages, music venues, a cabaret and restaurant, amphitheater, farmers market, exhibition hall, artist quarters, artist in residence programs and a playscape for children. Film: (Director) Stripped, Bear.TV: (Actor) Passions.

Elizabeth Barnes (BA Drama)  Casting Director, Three-time Emmy-nominee. TV: Lucifer, The Lottery, Cult, Revenge, Talent: The Casting Call, Wendy, Eureka, Chase, Miami Medical, Boomtown, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Medium, Swingtown, The United States of Tara, Invasion, Life on Mars (David E. Kelley, prod.). Film: Into the West (Steven Spielberg, prod.), Firehouse Dog (Fox Feature), Raines (NBC Pilot), State of Mind (Lifetime Pilot), The Comeback (HBO comedy), Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dancer and the Dame, Shelter, Uncle Nick, Undrafted, Woodlawn. Private acting coach.

Marlene Barnes (BA Drama) Acting, Film: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Artois the Goat, The Tree of Life, How to Make It to the Promised Land, Stuff It, Jigsaw, Harmony Town; TV: Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy,  Ray Donovan, The Fosters, Masters of Sex, Always a Bride, Jeff and Ravi Fail History.  TV Movies: iCarly, Salvation, Doin’ It Yourself, I Married Who? 

Ruby Billig (MFA Design) Resident Costume Designer and Wardrobe Supervisor for TheatreSquared: Good People, Hamlet, One Man Two Guvnors, Around the World in Eighty Days, Proof. Costume Designer for Classical Edge Theatre: Julius Caesar, Masha's Seagull. New York: Costume Design, Ampersand Theatre (The Rivals), Dive Theatre (Garage); Regional: TheatreSquared (Look Away, Around the World in 80 Days, Proof, One Man, Two Guvnors, Hamlet, Good People, 4,000 Miles, Next to Normal, Tigers Be Still, My Father’s War), Classical Edge Theatre (Julius Caesar, Masha’s Seagull).Costume construction, Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Anything Goes.

Craig Brooks (BA Drama)  Co-Executive Producer at MTV Networks, L.A., Supervising Producer at MTV, Artistic Director, Chrom Studios (voice over house).

Rebecca Brooksher (BA Drama) Acting - New York: Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre (The Real Thing, understudy), Lincoln Center/Mitzi Newhouse Theatre (Dying City – world premiere), The Public Theatre (Love’s Labour’s Lost). Regional: Berkshire Theatre Festival (Sick), McCarter Theatre Center (Twelfth Night, She Stoops to Conquer) Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Juliet in Romeo and Juliet), Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theatre, Kennedy Center, Atlantic Theatre, Bleeker St. Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre. TV: The Good Wife, Opportunity Knocks, Love Monkey, One Life To Live. Film: Cold Souls. Web Series: The Confession.  Awards: Lucille Lortel nominee for outstanding performance in a lead Off-Broadway role - Dying City.

Jason Brown (BA Drama)  Production Manager - Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Anheuser Busch Entertainment, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Director of Marketing and Communications at Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.

Brent Buchanan (BA Drama)  Operations Manager -  Berry Center, Houston; Technical Director - Texas A & M University Reed Arena, Seabourn Cruise Line.

Jason Burrow (BA Drama) Adjunct professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama's New Studio on Broadway. New York: Amigo Duende (R.Evolucion Latina), Cutting Edge Composers, III (Associate, NYMF), Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge (Gallery Players), Some Enchanted Evening (St. Bart's Players). Regional: Next To Normal (Theatre Squared), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), one season with the Interlakes Summer Theatre and three seasons with the New London Barn Playhouse. NYU credits include LaChiusa's The Wild Party (NSB), Love’s Labour’s Lost, Violet (NYU Tisch StageWorks).

Samanthe Burrow (BA Drama) Costume Shop Supervisor at NYU’s TIsch School of the Arts. New York: Tricorne, Inc. as a Draper’s Assistant for 4 years and built costumes for shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway, National and International Tours, and various NYC based dance companies.  Wardrobe Broadway: Follies (Elaine Paige’s personal dresser), In The Heights, Baby It’s You, Ragtime, Fela, Les Miserables, and Rock of Ages. Wardrobe Off-Broadway: White’s Lies (Betty Buckley’s personal dresser).  Regional: Costume Shop Manager, costume technician, and wardrobe technician at The New Harmony Theatre, Shakespeare and Company, The American Players Theatre, The New London Barn Playhouse, and Interlakes Summer Theatre.

Beth Cannon (BA Drama) Wardrobe, “O” at Bellagio; Dresser, Siegfried and Roy, MGM Mirage; Costume Manager, Holland-America Cruise Line, New Stage Theatre.

Jennifer Carroll (MFA Design) Costume/Wardrobe Supervisor, Kansas City Ballet. Wardrobe Mistress, Billy Joel's national tour of Movin' Out!

Carrie Cartier (MFA Design) Owner and lead painter for her company "Cartier Fine Finishes" in San Francisco, CA.

Amy Clark (MA) Acting, Brave New World (European Tour).

Avery Clark (BA Drama) Acting, New York: Invisible City Theatre (Arcadia, Coronado), Premiere Stages (The Shape of Things), Astoria Performing Arts (The Pillowman). Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company, D.C. (The Tempest, Measure for Measure), Alley Theatre (Journey’s End), St. Louis Rep (The Heidi Chronicles), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, (Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, The Count of Monte Cristo, Cymbeline), TheatreSquared (Rabbit Hole, The 39 Steps), Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (Hamlet in Hamlet, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, Darcy in Pride and Prejudice), Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Hamlet in Hamlet, Henry in Henry V, The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr, The 39 Steps), Cincinnati Playhouse (A Christmas Carol). TV: The Guiding Light, recurring.

Ashley Cohea (BA Drama) Business Manager for University Theatre, University of Arkansas. Stage Management- Production stage manager TheatreSquared (2007-2010), Northwest Arkansas Dance Coalition, Diamonds Denim and Dice.  Lighting Design- Dazzle ‘Em Dance.  Stage Electrician- Walton Arts Center, Event Production Group.

Sarah Colonna (BA Drama) Acting - TV: After Lately (series regular), Chelsea Lately (roundtable regular), recent appearances on The Today Show (NBC) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Days of our Lives, Scare Tactics, United States of Tara, Comics Unleashed, Chelsea Lately, Battle Creek, Strong Medicine, Comedy Road Show, Breaking Up with Shannon Doherty, Monk, Invasion, Comedy Central, Premium Blend, Last Comic Standing, Stand up or Sit Down Comedy Challenge, The World Stands Up (BBC). Film: Back in the Day, Paradise, Killing Hasselhoff. Stand-up comedy: The Improv, Radio City Music Hall, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, Gotham Comedy Club. Author: full-time writer for Chelsea Lately, Life as I Blow It (#5 New York Times Bestseller - memoir), Has Anyone Seen My Pants? (memoir - release date March 31st, 2015). Producer: After Lately.

Chris Crawford (MFA Acting) Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre, D.C. (Edward II, Tamburlaine), American Theatre Company (title role in Bat Boy), TheatreSquared (Francis in One Man, Two Guvnors, Noises Off, Boeing Boeing), Palm Beach Dramaworks (The Lion in Winter), Zoetic Stage (Assassins), Mad Cow Theatre (Cock), American Stage (My Name is Asher Lev, The Foreigner), Actor’s Playhouse (Murder Ballad), Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (A Christmas Carol). Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Max in The Producers, Othello, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Taming of the Shrew, Sound of Music). Co-founder and Producing Artistic Director, Playhouse Theatre (Moonlight and Magnolias, Shining City, Macbeth, I Love You Because).  Awards: National Winner KCACTF Irene Ryan Competition, Mark Twain Award for Outstanding Comedic Performance, Carbonell Best Supporting Actor nomination for Murder Ballad.

Kieran Cronin (MFA Acting) Regional: TheatreSquared (Good People, Around the World in 80 Days), Arkansas New Play Festival (B Side Myself - performances at Arkansas Repertory Theatre and TheatreSquared).

Gregory Crouch (MFA Design) Theatre Designer, Semper & Brown Architects, Denver, Barton Myers Associates, Inc. in Westwood, CA; Project Manager and Project Architect for Walt Disney Theatre in the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts in Orlando, FL, Theatre Design Consultant, Landry & Bogan, Project Designer Bunton Clifford Associates Aptos High School Theater

John G. Dalziel (MFA Design) Teaching: Assistant Professor of Theatre, Ripon College, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, Alma College, Scenic and Lighting Design: Ripon College (The Tempest), Alma College (Dancing at Lughnasa, Smash, Book of Days, Crimes of the Heart, Anatomy of Gray, The Curious Savage, Richard III, The Dining Room, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Diviners, The Runner Stumbles, Three Sisters, Hot L Baltimore).

Jen DeLuca (BA Drama) Film/video editor.

Machele Dill (MFA Acting) Musical Theatre Program Director at University of Tulsa, Artistic Director - Tulsa Project Theatre (Director: Rocky Horror Picture Show, Rent). Acting: original one-person show performed in Dublin, Ireland, The Unwitting Wife, performed at the International Theatre Festival, Tiberias, Israel. 

Prince Duren (MFA Playwriting)  Assistant Professor of Playwriting/Theatre Studies at Jackson State University (Jackson, MS). 2013 Summer Residence at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, CT.  Awards: 2013 KCACTF 10-Minute Play Region VI Finalist for Dances with Football, 3rd Place in the 2013 Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award Competition for Delta Secret.

Adam Esquenazi Douglas (MFA Playwriting) award-winning, internationally produced playwright. His work has been produced across the United States from New York City to Los Angeles, as well as in Canada and Japan. Adam is a columnist at and UnrealityMag, and co-host of two pod-casts: the JimmyJew Podcast Extravaganza and Schmame Over Level 2. Three-time finalist in New York City’s Downtown Urban Theater Festival.

Jason Engstrom (MFA Acting)  Regional: Orlando Repertory Theatre, TheatreSquared (The Mystery of Irma Vep, Noodle Doodle Box, My Father’s War). Awards: National Finalist, KCACTF Irene Ryan Competition.

Ashley Edwards (MFA Playwriting)  Theatre/Speech Faculty, Northwest Arkansas Community College; Awards: Regional KCACTF Ten-Minute Play Winner 2005, Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta, GA Kennedy Center Fellow.

Stacey Effrig (BA Drama) Assistant Professor in Communications and Theatre Department, Blue Ridge Community College, Instructor, East Stroudsburg University.

Kat Endsley (BA Drama) Acting - Kansas City Repertory Theatre (A Christmas Carol). American Players Theatre (Bat Boy), Heart of America Shakespeare Festival (Macbeth), Unicorn Theatre (Farragut North), Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (Romeo and Juliet, Sound of Music), TheatreSquared (Jungalbook).

Justin Fletcher (BA Drama) Chicago: Artistic Director, Defiant Theatre Company (Fortinbras, The Pyrates). Artistic Coordinator, Storefront Theatre Company.

Alexis Foster (MFA Design) Costume Shop Manager & Designer SUNY Potsdam (Death of a Salesman, Back of the Throat, Student Dance Concert)

Patrice Foster (MFA Acting) Chicago - Waltzing Mechanics company member, Athenaeum Theatre (Intimate Apparel, lead understudy), Arc Theatre (Held Over My Head), Theatre Unspeakable (The American Revolution Project), Pride Film and Plays (Buddy Booth), Knife and Fork (Bitter(r), Shut Your Vermouth, Tit for That), Prologue Theatre Company, original one-person show (Josephine Baker: Home). Regional: Barter Theatre (Hanging Mary, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Thousand Cranes, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Southern Fried Funeral, Cinderella, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Berkshire Theatre Festival (Cinderella in Cinderella). Directing - EL Stories, Indie Boots Theatre Festival, and a new piece for the 2014 arciTEXT annual new work festival for The Arc Theatre in Chicago.

Chris Fritzges (MFA Acting) Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (Romeo and Juliet, Man of La Mancha, Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream). Film: Sunset Toys, The Register, Sympathy Pains, The Midterm, Incident, Table at Luigi’s

Fritz Gisler (BA Drama) Director of Media Services, City of Fayetteville Media Services, oversees Fayetteville Public Access Television,  General Manager, City of Fayetteville Television Center; Management Team, Arkansas Music Pavilion, Fayetteville, Senior Producer for Wal-Mart Television, Producer for Vista Productions.  Awards: 2014 Emmy award for Recycle Something - "Playground" Public Service Announcement television spot.

John Gloria (BA Drama) Acting - TV: Days of Our Lives (recurring), Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Booked It, Castle, House M.D., The Event, Life, Criminal Minds, Without A Trace. Back to You, Life. Film: Station Zero, Nothing Sacred, Catacombs. Awards: National Finalist, KCACTF Irene Ryan Competition.   

Shana Goodsell (MFA Acting) Film: The Ice Harvest , Under the City, Casting About. TV: Swingtown, Chicago: Mercury Theatre (Over The River and Through The Woods), Human Race Theatre Company (Crimes of the Heart), Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Illinois Theatre Center. National Finalist: KCACTF Irene Ryan Competition

Jim Goza (BA Drama) Acting - Regional: TheatreSquared (The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged, Boeing Boeing, It’s a Wonderful Life), Sierra Repertory Theatre (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), PCPA (The San Patricios), Classical Edge Theatre (Twelfth Night), Arkansas New Play Festival (B Side Myself - performances at Arkansas Repertory Theatre and TheatreSquared). Co-writer/Producer/Actor Zombies Go Boom, web-series.

William Grayson (MFA Acting) Co-Artistic Director/Actor: Step 1 Theatre (The Dumbwaiter, Seascape with Sharks and Dancer, Absolute Value, The 2“ Play Festival), Playwright: New York International Fringe Festival (The Chamber).

Andy Greene (MFA Acting) Regional: AIDA Hollywood Theatre (The Tempest), Greenwich Playhouse, London (The Diviners), Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (The Sound of Music), MacKenzie Theatre, L.A. (Cats and Dogs). Film: Contingency, A Love Created by God, The Lobby, Mirror Neurons, Tasty Relationship, Mail Diaries, Regression, Celebrating, The Herald Angels, The Panther Heart Beats, Isn’t It Just me, Lucifer’s Puppet. TV: Sex Sent Me to the ER, Rock Buffington, Discount Gigolo, Bar Soap, Malibu Rum, Best Project Ever. Commercials: Bud Light, Apple, Jeep, Acura, Planet Fitness

Jenny Guy (MFA Acting) Artistic Director, Tulsa Shakespeare in the Park. Regional: Know Theatre Company (The Widow in Vigils, I Love You Because, Reefer Madness), TheatreSquared (Jungalbook, ’Twas The Night, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Boeing-Boeing), Shakespeare in the Parks (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing), Light Opera Oklahoma (Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Forum, Avenue Q), Tulsa Shakespeare Festival (As You Like It), Trike Theatre.

Jared Hanlin (MFA Acting) Assistant Professor, Voice and Movement, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point; Arkansas New Play Festival (In the Book Of, The Spiritualist, The Football Play).

Lara Jo Hightower (BA Drama) Chicago: Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Defiant Theatre; Regional: TheatreSquared (Sons of the Prophet).  Awards: National Winner: KCACTF Irene Ryan Competition.

Michael Hogwood (MFA Directing) Directing, New York: Adaptor/Director (Caesar Reverse), Ampersand Theatre Company (The Rivals), TheatreSquared (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Assistant Director: Stella Adler Studio, Northlight Theatre.

Morgan Hicks (MFA Directing) Director of Education and Program Development, TheatreSquared, Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas. Regional Directing: TheatreSquared (Noises Off, Boeing-Boeing, Every Christmas Story Ever Told, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, Fully Committed, The History Show, The Poe Show).

Jeromy Hopgood (MFA Design) Teaching: Associate Professor of Scenic Design at Eastern Michigan University, Assistant Professor of Design/Technology at the University of Kentucky and Appalachian State University. Regional Design: Michigan Shakespeare Festival (resident scenic design and technical director), Williamstown Theatre Festival (assistant scenic designer). Author: QLab 3 Show Control: Projects for Live Performances and Installations, contributor to the Illustrated Theatre Production Guide, 2nd Edition.

Esteban Arevalo Ibañez (MFA Directing) Instructor of Theatre, District University of Bogota, Colombia.

Shawn Irish (MFA Design)  Teaching: Assistant Professor of Theatre and Head of Lighting Design at the University of Arkansas, Assistant Professor and Lighting Designer at West Texas A&M.  Regional: Northern Stage (The Price), Arrow Rock Lyceum (The Music Man), TheatreSquared (The Fall of the House, Boeing, Boeing, The 39 Steps, Underneath the Lintel, ’Twas the Night, Complete Works of William Shakespeare, The Drawer Boy, Fully Committed, Rabbit Hole, Moonlight and Magnolias, My Father’s War, Noodle doodle Box, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, The Mystery of Irma Vep, JungalBook), Playhouse Theatre, Tulsa (The Tempest, William and Judith, House and Garden, I Love You Because, Boy Gets Girl, Lend Me a Tenor, Romeo and Juliet), Heartland Opera Theatre (The All Night Strut, Johnny Skeeky, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Opera by Numbers), The Muny (Assistant Scenic Designer, Hello Dolly , The Pajama Game, Les Miserables), The George Street Playhouse (Assistant Scenic Designer, Sight Unseen). Awards: National First Place Winner, KCACTF Barbizon Award in Lighting Design for Big Love.

Betsy Jilka (MFA Acting) New York: Lover to Lover (world premiere), Times Square Arts Center (In a Clearing Quiet), New To New York Actor's Showcase. Regional: Fourth Wall Theatre (Dessa Rose), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (A Christmas Carol), TheatreSquared (Rabbit Hole), Mac-Haydn Theatre (Carousel, Grease, Man of LaMancha), Tulsa Project Theatre (Janet in Rocky Horror Picture Show).

Emily Jones (MFA Directing) Chair, Theatre Department, Lindenwood University, St. Louis, Missouri. 

Brandon Keener (BA Drama) Acting - Film: My Mother’s Curse, The Zookeeper, He's Just Not That Into You, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Traffic, Full Frontal, Catch Me if You Can, The Good German, South of the Border, What Just Happened, Cocked. TV: Body of Proof, The Defenders, Justified, NYPD Blue, Medium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Drew Carey Show, The Guardian, King of Queens, Without A Trace, Invasion, Raising the Bar, The Pacific (mini-series). National Finalist: KCACTF Irene Ryan Competition.

Bryce Kemph (MFA Acting) New York: New York International Fringe Festival (Garage), Full of Noises (Andromache), Access Theatre (The Great Fondue), Ampersand Theatre Company (The Rivals), New To New York Actor's Showcase. Regional: TheatreSquared (Hamlet, Moonlight and Magnolias, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life), Arkansas New Play Festival (Disfarmer). Teaching: Adjunct Professor of Theatre at the University of Arkansas (Acting, Meisner) and Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Jenna Kirk (MFA Acting) New York: New York International Fringe Festival (Garage), The Living Theatre (Red Noir), Eyeblink Theatre (The Women of the Mahabharata), Ampersand Theatre Company (The Rivals), Terra Incognita (I Take Good Care of Myself, Moving Landscapes, Speech-Less, Pianos Project), The Compass (American Tall Tales). Regional: Dell’ Arte Carlo Theatre (Bathed in Sunlight, House of Voices), Double Edge Theatre (The Three Musketeers). TV and Film: The Newsroom, Traum Novela, The Motive.

Lina Khoury (MFA Directing) Director and Screenwriter. TV: Haki Niswan (Woman’s Talk – writer/director; for Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation; featured in the Washington Post and on NPR and Theatre: Sar Lezen Nehki (We Need to Talk) - Co-writer/director, Al Madina Theatre. Film: So Long Sam (writer, with Claude el Khal). Creative partner - 4 Productions television production company. Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at American University of Science and Technology.

Derek Kolluri (MFA Acting) Co-Artistic Director-Theatre en Bloc, Austin, Producing Artistic Director-Sustainable Theatre Project (Jack and Jill, Seller Door, Dead White Males), Capital T Theatre (Director, Dying City); Film: (Stripped, Bear). Awards:  Best Supporting Actor nomination, Austin Theatre Critics, People to Watch award from Broadway World. Theatre en Bloc has garnered 17 nominations and awards from the B. Iden Payne and Austin Critic’s Table award committees, including Best Original Play, Best Actor and Actress, Outstanding Set Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Theatrical Event and Best Production.  The theatre has been noted in the Chronicle’s Best of Austin lists, Austin Live Theatre’s Applause Awards, and the company was selected as artists in residence for Rubber Rep’s Pilot Balloon Church House.

Chet Longley (MFA Design) Assistant Professor of Theatre and Scenic/Lighting Designer and Technical Director, University of South Carolina, Aiken. Design: USC Aiken, Trustus Theatre, Wofford College, The Village Square Theatre, Highlands Playhouse; Technical Direction: Flat Rock Playhouse, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Olney Playhouse, Cumberland County Playhouse. Awards: meritorious achievement in scenic and lighting design from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for the USC Aiken production of Fuddy Meers.

Tony Lopez (BA Drama) Writer/acting company member, Disney World. Awards: National Finalist, KCACTF Irene Ryan Competition.

Laurence Luckenbill (BA Drama) Acting - Broadway: Cabaret, Dancing in the End Zone, Past Tense, Shadow Box, Chapter Two, Tartuffe,  New York: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, John Houseman Theatre, The Public Theatre. TV: Law and Order, Murder, She Wrote, Barnaby Jones, The Exonerated (TV movie).  Film: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Boys in the Band, Such Good Friends. One Person Shows: Hemingway, Teddy, An Evening with Clarence Darrow, Lyndon.

Missy Maramara (MFA Acting) Instructor, Ateneo de Manila University. New York: United Solo International Theatre Festival (Clytemnestra, Love Liz). Regional: University of Missouri guest artist (Clytemnestra), TheatreSquared (4000 Miles), Arkansas New Play Festival (Don Chipotle); International: New Voice Company (Stop Kiss, The Vagina Monologues), Tanghalang Pilipino (Love’s Labour’s Lost, Hamlet), Tanghalang Ateneo (Othello, Don Juan, Taming of the Shrew); Film: Bitukang Manok, Maging Akin Muli, Pepot Superstar. TV: Rosalka, Lobo, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay.

Jamey McGaugh (MA) Acting) Regional: Goodspeed Opera (Great Expectations), American Stage Company (Lizzie Borden), Atlantic Theatre Company (Black Sox), New Musical Theatre Festival (The Molly McGuires), Irish Arts Center (Under Milkwood), Hypothetical Theatre Company (Ellis Island Stories), Hilton Head Playhouse (My Fair Lady), TheatreSquared (‘Twas the Night), Southern Arena Theatre (Bus Stop, The Importance of Being Earnest), Virginia Musical Theater (A Funny Thing Happened...Forum), Blowing Rock Stage Company (A Tuna Christmas) Mac-Hayden Theater (Jesus Christ Superstar) Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company (Blood Brothers). Playwright: B Side Myself, Arkansas New Play Festival.

Onis McHenry (MA Drama) Production Manager/Coordinator SUNY, Purchase College, New York, Production Manager, Stamford Center for the Arts, Account Executive at Rose Brand, manufacturer of theatrical production supplies.

Chuck Mere (BA Drama) Commercial Producer and Independent Film Director (Quitting, Love Stuck Dead, Zombies Go Boom - web-series). Commercial Producer for KNWA (NBC/Fox Affiliate); President/Producer/Director of Knock Yourself Out Entertainment; Director of Photography/Assistant Director for Barrow gang Productions. Producer/Director/Editor/Camera Operator for TV commercials. Awards: Emmy Award Winner for Best Photography in a 30 second TV spot, KNWA Employee of the Year.

Adam Miecielica (MFA Design) Regional Scenic Design: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Misanthrope, Twelfth Night, No Man’s Land, A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare Live!), Trinity University (A Bright Room Called Day, The Crazy Locomotive), Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre (The Music Man, West Side Story, Little Women: The Musical, On Golden Pond, Cats, Harvey, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), West Texas A & M University (Twelfth Night). Technical Direction: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Trinity University.

Sarah Miecielica (MFA Design) Production Manager/ Resident Designer at Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Scenic Design: Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre (My Fair Lady, Arsenic and Old Lace, Big, Cats, Into the Woods, Oscar and Felix), Hamilton Murray Theatre (Touching a Goddess), Northern Stage (Driving Miss Daisy, Project Playwright), Texas Repertory Theatre (The complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged). Properties: Prop Shopper at McCarter Theatre, Assistant Prop Master at Alley Theatre, Prop Master at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Northern Stage.

Michael Micucci (MFA Design) Director of Design and Production, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Boston.

Abbey O’Bryan (MFA Acting) Film: Julian, Family Tradition, Quitting, The Contract, The Honeymoon, Homefront, Child of War, The Edge of the Sea. Regional: Attic Playhouse (My Three Angels), Studio Stage, Hollywood (Chardust), B Street Theatre (Wit, A Christmas Carol), TheatreSquared (My Father’s War, Jungalbook).

Emily Osborne (MFA Acting)  Regional: Virginia Stage Company (Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol, Hansel and Gretel) Witchita Shakespeare Company (As You Like It), Little Fish Theatre (No Exit). Film: Park, Rockwell, The Lost Project, Katherin’s Revenge, Mellow Drama.

Stacy Pershall (BA Drama)  Performance artist. Artist-in-residence: Do While Studio, Boston; College of William and Mary Department of Theatre. One of three subjects in upcoming documentary film about female performance artists. Writer: Loud in the House of Myself (Barnes and Noble Great New Writers selection).

David Pickens (MFA Directing) Founding Company Member, TheatreSquared (Director: Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol). Actor: The Drawer Boy, Twas the Night). Film: My Dog Skip (Acting).

Christen Burke Pitts (BA in Drama) Founder/Director of the North Little Rock High School Dance Program and Dance Troupe; Performer: over 50 shows including Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Damn Yankees) Shoji Tabuchi Show (Branson), The Crystal Gayle Show (Branson). TV: The Disney Channel, The Family Channel. Commercials: Landers Jeep, Arkansas Parks and Tourism, Tazikis; Choreographer: Fiddler on the Roof, Shrek the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret, Grease, Crazy for You, Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical, West Side Story, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Anything Goes, Bye, Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, Oliver!, 42nd Street, The King and I, How To Succeed In Business, Crazy For You, Tom Sawyer, Oklahoma!, My Life, Pen Station- All Aboard; Co-founder/board member of the Arkansas Dance Network, Visionary Team member- North Little Rock School District. Awards: Recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Arts in Education Award from the Arkansas Arts Council, 2012 Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association Teacher of the Year.

Holly Payne (MFA Design) Costume Instructor & Costume Designer, University of North Carolina–Pembroke (The Man of La Mancha, Middletown). Regional: Orlando Shakespeare Festival (The Merry Wives of Windsor) Forward Theater Company (Love Stories, Good People), Renaissance Theatreworks (Top Dog, Underdog, The Dig, Honour, Neat, Reasons to Be Pretty, Fat Pig, Road to Mecca, The Persians), American Players Theatre (Shakespeare's Will, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Waiting for Godot, Syringa Tree, Of Mice and Men, Exits and Entrances, The Gift of the Magi, Dickens in America, The Desert Queen, Long Day's Journey into Night, The Seagull), Milwaukee Repertory Theater (Costume Director).

Jenny Phagan (MFA Acting) Film: J. Edgar, Perfect, A Quiet Little Marriage, Ian Blackwell and the Bicycle, Rub of Attraction, Funny Love, The 420 Movie:Mary and Jane, Danielle #best audition ever, Big Picture, The Rhapsody. TV: Parks and Recreation, Brothers and Sisters, Dexter, The Newsroom, Liv and Maddie, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Franklin and Bash, My Synthesized Life, School and Board, Futurestates, Morgan, Prison Break, Californication, Mystery ER, I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant, Black Cat, Negima!  Awards: Best Lead Actress award, Elevate Film Festival, L.A.

Kiara Pipino (MFA Directing) Artistic Director, Festival Internazionale Valle Christi, Italy. Visiting Professor, Grand Valley State University. International: Prague Shakespeare Festival, Festival Internazionale Valle Christi. Regional: United Solo Festival in NYC, Austin’s FronteraFest, Lake Effect Fringe Festival. Workshops/Presentations: CFA Professional Actors School in Italy, International Conference of the Performing Arts in Montreal, ASA Shakespeare in Taipei. Board member, Shakespeare Pedagogy Conference.

John Poole (MA Drama) Interim Director of the School of Theatre and Associate Professor, Illinois State University, Managing Director, Illinois Shakespeare Festival; Writer: his essay "Producer, Benefactor, and Playhouse Maker: David Geffen" appears in Angels in American Theatre: Patrons, Patronage, and Philanthropy, edited by Robert A. Schanke. He is also published in Theatre History Studies ("Making a Tree from Thirst: Acquiescence and Defiance in the Negro Federal Theatre Project in Birmingham, Alabama") and in Theatre Symposium ("Black Audience Dynamics in the Buzzard Roost of the Deep South”), other publications appear in Theatre Studies Journal and in Theatre Journal; past president of the Mid America Theatre Conference. Awards: 2009 MATC Fellow.

Adam Randall (BA Drama) Flyman for Blueman Group, Las Vegas.

Logan Reagan (BA Drama) Entertainment Technician and Automation Technician for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Latricia Reichman (MFA Design) Adjunct Professor, Designer & Costume Shop Manager, University of Central Oklahoma (Kaleidoscope Fall Concert 2014, Woyzech, A Chorus Line, L’Esir D’Amor, Kaleidoscope, bobrauschenbergamerica, Spring Concert 2014, Side Show).         

Stephen Reyes (BA Drama) Acting, New York: La MaMa E.T.C. (Laertes in The Hamlet Project), The Culture Project (Alyosha in The Brothers Karamazov Pt. 1), HERE Arts Center (Sounding), Co-founder of the Kinetic Space Theatre Ensemble. Acting - Regional: Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival (Romeo in Romeo and Juliet), Nevada Conservatory Theatre (Hamlet in Hamlet) Utah Shakespearean Festival (Pirates of Penzance, The Tempest), Williamsburg Arts Center (The Breasts of Tyresias). Teaching: Faculty at The Expressive Actor, New York, guest artist at the performance studio Espacio Seis with the Colectivo de Arte.

Andrew Rich (BA Drama) Associate Professor of Set and Lighting Design, Susquehanna University. Program Director for Global Opportunities: Performance and Design in Prague.

Nathan Riley (MFA Acting) New York: New York International Fringe Festival (Garage), Ampersand Theatre (The Rivals) Columbia University (The Cherry Orchard), Manhattan Repertory Theatre (Suicidal Algorithms). Regional: The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane (The Comedy of Errors), Inter-Lakes Theatre, New Hampshire (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), California Theatre Center (Once Upon a Bedtime), Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), TheatreSquared (The Last Five Years, Twas the Night).

Elizabeth Ruelas (BA Drama) Acting,  New York: The Public Theater (Amerinda’s Thieves), Handcart Ensemble, Personal Space Theatre (Don Juan in Chicago), Verse Theatre, Small Pond Entertainment (Because of Beth). Touring companies: Instant Shakespeare Company, Wildbard Company (Much Ado About Nothing), Xoregos Performing Company, New England Shakespeare Festival Tour (Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew), American Shakespeare Company (measure for Measure, Twelfth night, She Stoops to Conquer, A Christmas Carol), Shenandoah Shakespeare Tour. Regional: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks (As You Like It), Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (Boeing Boeing), The REP, Pittsburgh Playhouse (August: Osage County). Film: The Jew of Malta, Bleeding Rose. Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project (The Comedie of Errors).

Courtneay Sanders (MFA Acting) Regional: Co-founder and Associate Artistic Director, Playhouse Theatre, Tulsa (Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Romeo and Juliet, Lend Me A Tenor), TheatreSquared (Ophelia in Hamlet). Awards: Outstanding Theatre Educator, Oklahoma Speech and Theatre Communication Association. Director of Theatre, Oral Roberts University.

Justin Scheuer (MFA Acting) Regional: TheatreSquared (Fully Committed, Moonlight and Magnolias, My Father’s War), Sonoma Repertory (Orlando in As You Like it), Lost Studio Theatre, L.A. (Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Dreamweavers Troupe (Laura). Playwright: Masha’s Seagull (Premiering at Berkshire Theatre Festival 2015), Shakespeare in the Parks (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing). Teaching: Director of Theatre, Bentonville High School.

Virginia Scheuer (MFA Acting) Regional: TheatreSquared (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Moonlight and Magnolias), Arkansas New Play Festival (Look Away), Berkshire Theatre Festival (one-woman show Masha’s Seagull. premiering 2015), Shakespeare in the Parks (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About NothingWilliam Inge Theatre Festival, Trike Theatre. Teaching: Director of Theatre and Fine Arts Chair, Benton County School of the Arts

Nadine Purvis Schmidt (MFA Acting) Associate professor of Theatre, Southwest Minnesota State University. Regional: Cleveland Shakespeare Festival (As You Like It, Henry IV, Parts I and II), Southern Theatre (Glass Menagerie, The Runner Stumbles, Waiting for the Parade, Tartuffe), Bare Bodkins Theatre (All’s Well That Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest), Park Playhouse (84 Charing Cross Road, Blithe Spirit, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Secret Garden), Off-Street Players (A Piece of My Heart, Cloud Nine, Reckless, Laundry and Bourbon, The Real Thing), TheatreSquared (Superior Donuts). Film: Bonejangles.

Jeremy Shouldis (MFA Acting) TV: The Office, Revenge, Chicago Fire, Miami Medical, Entourage, Three Rivers, Film: Plane Jane, True Nature, O Tannenbaum, Purple Velvet Tube Top Truck Stop Madonna. L.A. Theatre: The Antaeus Company-acting company member (World Premiere of Cousin Bette by Jeffrey Hatcher, King Lear), Odyssey Theatre (Death of a Salesman), Metropolis Performing Arts Center (Romeo and Juliet), Chicago Theatre: Chicspeare Theatre (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Oak Park Festival Theatre (Romeo and Juliet), Breadline Theatre Group. Awards: National “Best Partner” Award: KCACTF Irene Ryan Acting Competition.

Clinnesha Sibley (MFA Playwriting) Assistant Professor of Drama, University of Arkansas, Head of Playwriting. Her plays have been presented for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Voices at the River Playwriting Residency, Stay Awake Theatre's Prism Festival, NYCPlaywrights Play of the Month Series, TheatreSquared’s Arkansas New Play Festival, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, D.C. Black Theatre Festival, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Penumbra Theatre’s acclaimed Word(s)PLAY! Program, Blackboard Play Reading Series at the Cell Theatre (NY), Rep and Rev Play Reading Series at the American Jazz Museum and Ozark Poets & Writers Collective. Producing Artistic Director: Emerge Theatre Group (Director, Shakespeare in Harlem). Publications: It's In My Blood: Thicker than Water (poetry, Dorrance Publishing Company), King Me: Three One-Act Plays Inspired By the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (anthology, University of Arkansas Press), Black Magnolias Literary Journal (Bound by Blood), Muzzle Magazine (#communicate), and Black Masks Magazine (Memory). Awards: 2009 Key Woman Educator in Drama Award from the Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Holland New Voices Award, 2012 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist, 2012 Athena Project Voices of Women Artists Plays in Progress Series Winner, 2013 Kentucky Women Writers Conference National Playwriting Prize Finalist, and an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship.

Echo Sunyata Sibley (MFA Acting) International: Festival Internazionale di Valle Christi, Italy (The Tempest, Broadway Night, Amore in Musica Sotto le Stelle). Flippin’ Channels in the Estrogen Zone—original one person show performed at the Crisis Art Festival, Lawrence Arts Center, Chicago Sketchfest, Public House Theatre, Chicago.

Mark Landon Smith (MFA Acting) Artistic Director of Arts Live Theatre. Company member of Phunbags Comedy Improv. Regional: Classical Edge Theatre (Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar), TheatreSquared (Noises Off, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol) Ceramic Cow Theatre (Santaland Diaries), Arkansas new play Festival (Disfarmer, Tigerland). Film: Crossfire, Frog Hair, Valley Inn, Gordon Family Tree, Satisfy My Soul, Greater, The Man in the Trunk, Mayfly, Neapolitan, Experiment 519, Your Local News. TV: Simple Pleasures (series), Whosie Whatsit (series). Director: Red, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and numerous productions for Arts Live Theatre Company. Playwright: Faith County, Faith County 2:  An Evening of Culture,Radio TBS, The Really Hip Adventures of Go-Go Girl,Christmas Carol High School, A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty, Dupont, Mississippi, Hindenberg!  Das Explosive New Musical, The Pirate Show. Author: children's fantasy series entitled Wishful Thinking, the observational humor book, Mister Fancy Pants, theatre piece The Artist's Journey. Host of the live game show Whosie Whatsit, produced by the Artists Laboratory Theatre, which is taped for the radio with a live audience, broadcast on NPR.

Kris Stoker (MFA Acting) Regional: Company member at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (Timon of Athens, Comedy of Errors, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Trike Theatre, TheatreSquared (The 39 Steps, It’s a Wonderful Life, My Father’s War), Shakespeare in the Parks (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing). Theatre Instructor, University of Arkansas.

Dave Stoughton (MFA Design) Director of Technical Theatre and Resident Lighting Designer, Hamilton College, University of Texas at El Paso, Assistant Professor/Lighting and Sound Designer. Freelance Lighting Designer—Regional: Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Resident Lighting Designer, Master Electrician, Assistant Technical Director), Nebraska Theatre Caravan (Lighting Director), Guthrie Theater (Lighting Intern).

Sally Shedd (MA, Ph.D., University of Kansas) Professor of Theatre, Associate Dean of the College, Virginia Wesleyan College. Author: 'There is No Keyhole on My Door': Musings on Visibility and the Power of the 'Unmarked' in The Children's Hour." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 21.2 (2007): 139-142. Shedd, Sally H. and Leslie Atkins Durham. Theatre Lives. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2009.

Shannon Short (MFA Design) Costume Manager, Ragtime national tour.

John Thomas Smith (MFA Acting) Regional: TheatreSquared (Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Mauritius, Fall of the House).

Monica Staggs (BA Drama) Hollywood stuntwoman and actress. Monica has appeared in over 100 feature films and television serving as a stunt double for actresses such as Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron, Daryl Hannah, Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd and Uma Thurman. Awards: she was honored at the 2005 MTV Music Awards for her fight scene in Kill Bill 2.

Rob Sutton (BA Drama) Acting, New York: Beauty and the Beast (Broadway), The Ark (Off-Broadway), Cabaret: Don’t Tell Mama (Taking the Wheel). Las Vegas: Mamma Mia, We will Rock You. Regional: Ford Theatre (Children of Eden) Ford’s Theater (Washington, D.C.), Music Circus (Sacramento), TheatreSquared (Next to Normal), Pittsburgh Public, North Carolina Theatre.

Stan Tabor (MFA Acting) Instructor, UALR and University of Central Arkansas. Film/Television: Blinded by Darkness, Chasing the Dragon, Fox Sports Net NCA HS Cheer Competition – commentator, Hula Bowl Half-time Show, NCA National Competition.

Gabe Templin (MFA Acting) Director: New York International Fringe Festival (The Chamber). Co-Artistic Director: Step 1 Theatre (The Dumbwaiter, Seascape with Sharks and Dancer, Absolute Value, The 2 “ Play Festival).

Mike Thomas (BA Drama)  Fayetteville High School Theatre Teacher. Regional: TheatreSquared (The Drawer Boy), Actor and playwright, Ceramic Cow Theatre, author of an Digging Up Arkansas, Arkansas history play that toured the state. Awards: Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

Lawrence Thompson (BA Drama) Talent and Literary Agent. Vice President at Early Stage Productions, LLC. Television Business Affairs Coordinator, William Morris Agency.

Yuko Takeda (MFA Acting) International: Myllyteatteri (The Divina Commedia Project, Tapaus Gaala, Saari - The Island, Helsinki), KokoTeatteri, Finland. Regional: Actors Theatre Louisville (Game On, Ready. Set. Go., The Greekest of Tragedies, A Christmas Carol).

Chris Vire (BA Drama) Theatre editor and critic, TimeOut Chicago.

Justin Walker (MFA Acting) Regional: Georgia Shakespeare (One Man, Two Guvnors, As You Like It), Warehouse Theatre (Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, 4000 Miles), South Carolina Rep (4000 Miles), TheatreSquared (Look Away, One Man, Two Guvnors), Arkansas New Play Festival (The Football Play), Serenbe Playhouse (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Romeo and Juliet in Concert (with South Arkansas Symphony). The Distracted Globe (Taming of the Shrew) Fabrefaction Theatre (Shakespeare’s R and J), Bright Star, True Colors Theatre Company.

Shannon Leigh Webber (MFA Acting) Regional: South Carolina Repertory Theatre (4000 Miles), TheatreSquared (4000 Miles), Warehouse Theatre (4000 Miles), Arkansas New Play Festival (Disfarmer).

Joshua Aaron Weinstein (MFA Playwriting) Writer, Filmmaker, Musician. Executive Director/Resident Playwright for LiveWire Chicago Theatre (Plays produced: Red Angel, Soldiers: The Desert Stand, A/other Lover, The Bout, Night of Innocent Games, Lower Debt),  Co-Producer of CW Productions, independent film production company (original comedy series: It’s Madeline Long).

Andrea Williams (MFA Design) Costumer at Eastern Washington University, Costume Shop Manager & Designer (Macbeth,To Kill A Mocking Bird). Assistant Costume Shop Director/Draper at Northern Illinois University. First Hand. Draper at American Players Theatre.

Debra Wood (BA Drama, MA in Arts Management, American University) Director of Presidential Student Correspondence, The White House, Executive Office of the President, The White House, January 1993 – January 2001/ Exhibits and Events Manager, William F. Laman Public Library. Owner River Market ArtSpace.

Bret Yount (MA Drama) Stage Combat Director: National Theatre (London), Royal Court Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Hampstead Theatre, Theatre Royal, Mercury Theatre, Comedy Theatre, Playhouse Theatre. Film: Closer, Troy, The Gangster Kitten. TV: The Scold’s Bridle. Master of Combat at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Italia Conti and The Central School of Speech and Drama.

Paige Zaloudek (BA Drama)  Props Supervisor: Asian Tour of 42nd Street; National Tours of Miss Saigon, Oklahoma, Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Patrick Cassidy, Fiddler on the Roof starring Chaim Topal, Sister Act, Matchmaker.