Alumni

CLASS OF 2007

 

Stephen Bailey  Is in the movie “Pitch Perfect” opening this weekend.  It was filmed on the LSU campus while he was working in the scenery shop.  He got a small role as one of the members of the boy group the girl’s are competing against.  He has his BA from LSU and is living in Los Angles now.  He has worked professionally in theater in Florida as well.  I know he got his SAG card and an agent.

Kait Stinchcomb –  General manager at Berkshire Theatre Group, Massachusetts

CLASS OF 2009

Tyler Krieg – Graduated TCU.  Studied theatre at the University of Westminister in London during fall 2011;

Received one of TCU’s highest academic honors.  The John V. Roach Honors College designated him as the highest-achieving student.

Selected as the Outstanding Theater acting major by the TCU Guild–only one award given to all Senior Class members (not just an award but honored with a scholarship)

Selected by the TCU faculty to direct a major project for the Spring, 2013 semester…only one student is selected from all theater majors

Selected for the lead role, Benjamin, in “Yellow Boat”, a true story written by a father about his young son dying of aids

Graduated from TCU 

Artistic Associate at  Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, North Idaho’s Professional Theatre

Resident at Seattle Repertory Theatre

Maria Latiolais – is currently in Austin, Texas where she is an understudy at the Zach Theatre.  She is currently involved in a production of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves at Hyde Park Theatre.  She graduated from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virgina in 20113 where she earned her BA in theatre.

Danna Leary – is currently in North Hollywood, CA. doing that artist thing. She is working as part time server to pay the bills, while myself and my fellow filmmaker boyfriend create shortfilms through our production company Dual Nature that we use to create our own content. Still relatively new, so we haven’t released anything yet, but we have made several Shakespeare themed shorts and we are currently in pre-prod for an short based on Edgar Allen Poe’s Tell Tale Heart. 
 
We both operate as writers, editors, and producers for our content and hire out for other positions we may need. 
 
Whenever I write, I remember that the first script I ever wrote was when I was in Ms. Patti’s Drama I class as a Senior in high school, and she was the first person I let read it. She was so encouraging and gave me feedback that I’ve held in mind for every script I’ve ever written ever since. (Namely, that the audience isn’t dumb. Let them have fun making discoveries with you instead of spoon feeding them the answers. A problem that I still see in many films and television shows that don’t do so well in theatres or on t.v.) So, thank you. A million time thank you.
 
I am still acting. Studied theatre and film at Centenary before transferring to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
 

Marion Patton – graduated from Centenary College and was in Laura at the Emmett Hook Center. Living in Los Angeles and pursuing an acting career.

Cameron Martin Winner of the Hoboken International Film Festival Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay. 

Andrew Wood – Graduated Centenary College.   Andrew spent last the summer at Harvard studying with The Moscow Art Theatre.  He is at graduate school at the famed Stella Adler.

He recently assistant directing/stage managing Baby with the Bathwater.  

His films include:  Tetrafusion music video “Monologue”; the Hawk in The Hummingbird; and Man in he Gift of the Magi.

Participated twice in the KCACTF Region Festival

Twice nominated for the Irene Ryan Award.

Brilliantly (this comment provided by Ms. Patti) played Loeb in Never the Sinner;

Played Fred/Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol; Gonzoles in Summer and Smoke; Phillip in Pangae; Malcolm in Macbeth; Antonio in The Tempest; Clint in The Glory of Living and Melchior in Spring Awakening.  

Graduated from Centenary and is now in his 3rd year of Graduate school at Stella Adler in NYC>

CLASS OF 2010

Alex Akers – currently a senior at St. Mary’s University and has his SAFD certification in Stage Combat.  He spent a semester in London studying British Theatre.  He recently played Polonius in a modern 90’s rock musical version ofHamlet.  Roles he has played include Mitch Mahoney in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Michael James Flaherty in John Millginton Synge’s Playboy of the Western World; he has played East, Randy and Dave in John Cariani’s Almost Maine.

Alex graduated Law School at the University of Minnesota

Christopher Mazen  – just released his first cd and video. He is currently working in Germany

Sydney Normand May – Has been married for almost a year to her best friend. She moved back to Shreveport after living in Baton Rouge for 6 years. She worked as a toddler teacher, a nanny (once for a British tv director), and a receptionist at a dental office. She is now a “specimens management technician” at Willis Knighten in the lab. 

Jonathan Slocum – actor at The Shakespeare Forum

Jonathan Weber – is at UNO, majoring in film. He is working on creating music. He wants to work as a musician for his career. 

Kiana Washington – graduated Spring 2017 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.F.A in Performing Arts with a concentration in theatre. She is currently working as photographer independently while looking for film and commercial work in Louisiana and Texas. She is engaged to marry her best friend and plan a big move within the next year.

Kaylah Williams – graduated from LSU Baton Rouge in Anthrolopgy and minor in French. She lived her senior year abroad in Poitiers, France. She’;s currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an international flight attendant for United Airlines and pursuing my Masters in International Relations while working. 

 CLASS OF 2011

Madison Taylor Edwards –  He won Best Actor at OU and is a competitor in regionals for a chance to perform at the Lincoln Center. this summer he played in King John at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park as Prince Louis, the Dauphe.  He won an outstanding ensemble member award for the original play And When We Awoke There Was Light and Light.  He was in The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui.  He jus wrapped a short film titled Helpless – he played the main character, John; this won best film at the Red Carpet Film Festival in Norman, OK.

Graduated OU currently residing in NYC; played Hamlet in Hamlet, off-Broadway; director for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Emma Foreman – currently attending Centenary College, recently wowed audiences as Mrs. Lovett in Sweenty Todd.  She was in the premire performance of Flower Over the Graves of War  by James Eakin.  She ran sound forAida and was a lead dancer in Evita.

Isaac Haas –  Graduated from CAP21 in NYC.  Isaac was a part of a reading for a new musical called Boys, Boys, Boys.  Isaac also sang in the chior for Marvin Hamlisch’s funeral; Lead in Peace, Love and Cupcakes (off-Broadway) Lead, Legend of Jim Cullen at Heartwood Regional Theatre Company, Newcastle, ME.  Andrej in Once National Tour; currently in rehearsals for the National Tour of Cabaret.

Jessie Mahon – graduated from Oklahoma University where she played Aouda in Around the World in 80 Days and inThe Vagina Monologues. She was a finalist in the Irene Ryan Awards.  She performed in Applause for the Cause, a benefit concert promoting Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS. Not only is she an awesome artist but  she did the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Was in Kaufman and Ladner’s June Moon and directed an intern project The Wedding Play which premiered at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.  She ran spot for Fool for Love starring Sam Rockwell (Way, Way Back and Green Mile); Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur Tony Winner) and Christopher Abbott (HBO’s Girls).

She currently resides in NYC.

Tori Smith – graduated CAP21 in NYC and is now attending The New School. Recently seen in the play Hey! Ho! for the New Perspectives Theatre Toxicity Festival ini NYC.  Originated the role od Clara Learner in Sympathetic Frequencies; Pop Rock Project and Urinetown at CAP21.

Her modeling profile is http://www.exploremodeling.com/?torilynnsmith376

CLASS OF 2012

Alli DeMoss – currently attending Northwestern will be working tech for the performance of New Faces on September 24th

Adrian Gallegos –

Kaelon Gerard –

Madeline Hiers – currently attending LSU this fall played Marcie in Dog Sees God.  She also participated in a staged reading of the new play Spill, based on the BP Oil Spill written by the authors of The Laramie Project. Graduated from BPCC was the lead in the show (Turn of the Screw) that WON Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival .

Kayla Hughes – currently attending Northwestern recently sang in the performance of Broadway Bacwards Cabaret at the Student Center.

Savannah Maxwell – 

Loren Reese – Has an agent in LA for his writing.  He has been given the opportunity to write a screenplay for Columbia Pictures. He is was picked from many entries as one of the five writers to write a script for Tim Burton’s new movie.  Loren recently published his first book, Child of the Moonlit Leaves available from Amazon!

Taryn Shaver – Taryn graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Business Management, and now works at Walt Disney World!

Jonathan Slocum  currently attending Centenary College Jonathan is a new member of Alan’s HotTub (improve group); Last seen in Moliere’s The Miser. Recently initiated in Alpha Psi Omega and was awarded the Rob Laha Memorial Scholarship and won Best Actor for the Role of Daisy in Baby with the Bathwater.  His past college roles include: Picnic and Luke in Next Fall.

Kenzie Smith –

Cara Watson – currently attending Northwestern will be singing in the performance of  New Faces on September 24th.  Is in the second round of auditions for American Idol.

 

CLASS OF 2013

Rachel Alvarez –

Anthony Benedetto – is currently living in San Diego pursuing a career in music and film.

Julieanne Bigham – is entering her 5th and final year of college at Harding University as a Theatre and Speech Education major.  She has been involved in many productions throughout college, onstage and off, most recently directing Tennessee Williams’ The Case of the Crushed Petunias at Harding’s one act festival.  Last summer (2016), she had a taste of her dream job as the education intern at Stages St. Louis.  She will be getting married in May 2018 and is hoping to work in a school as a drama teacher as well as direct at a children’s theatre.

Martin Delo – is currently in the navy on the USS Boxer getting ready to go to Vietnam with DPAA Recovery Team 2 as their communications officer to search for the remains of fallen servicemen from the Vietnam war.   He will be transferring to the navy reserves next summer and heading back home. 

Nic Ferguson is attending Northwestern State University where he has designed several sets for the theatre program including Hedda Gabbler.

Sarah Henderson –

Demi Jordan received a full ride from Northwestern State University. She is studying Nursing and will minor in Musical Theatre.

LisaAnn Kemper graduated St. Mary’s 

Jasmine Moore attends Louisiana College of Lafayette.  The Creative Director of Black Girl Magic.

Aidan Poling attends Centenary College on a generous scholarship.  He was recently seen in their production ofThe Miser.

Wallace Rakoczy graduated CAP21 in NYC Went to CAP 21. Since then Wallace has been auditioning and performing in Cabaret’s in NYC along with working with up and coming composers.

Grace Rambo –

Joe Rossi Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas

Josh Smoak is attending LSU BR with a full ride after joining the Marines and going through basic training.

Laura Sorkey –

Kiana Washington is attending University of Louisiana at Layfayette as a theatre major.  She is a rising young photographer.

Chris White is attending Point Park Conservatory with a $20,000 scholarshop per year scholarship. Was signed by an agency in New York City. At the end of his senior year he sang with the All American Honor’s Choir at Carnegie Hal!!! Chris begins study this fall at State University of New York (SUNY) in a Masters program in Theatre (Acting concentration) with a full paid graduate assistantship.

CLASS OF 2014

Joey Bills – graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles.  He designed 4 sets for the upcoming season with Loft Ensemble in Sherman Oaks and will be assistant directing Romeo and Juliet this winter. Works at AADA as a scenic carpenter, and at loft as assistant tech director.

Mickayla Blue – Will be graduating NSU at the end of this year.  She has earned the title of Actor Combatant – she’s certified in stage combat for knife, single sword and rapier/dagger.  She is the assistant Fight Coordinator this year.

Alyssa DesCoteaux –  is currently at LSU in Baton Rouge majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. She will be graduating in May 2018 and will be beginning a career in social media and brand development and management.

Grant Rogers –  is currently attending BPCC as an Associates of Arts in Performing Arts: Theatre concentration student with a focus in Stage Management. Following high school, Grant worked in stage management for Shreveport Little Theatre and professionally for River City Repertory Theatre. He has received training in multidisciplinary stage management from The Boston Conservatory and theatre stage management training from Florida School of the Arts. He has completed both levels of Broadway Basics Stage Management Workshops taught by the stage managers of Wicked Broadway and attends The Broadway Stage Management Symposium and the Southeastern Theatre Conference each year. He is a member of the Stage Management Committee for SETC as well as a proud member of the Stage Managers Association.

Matthew Geiseke –

Allison Hannon – Allison is starting her senior year of college at Louisiana Tech University School of the Performing Arts, and starting the student Production Management program this year. Allison has been able to be one of a few Operation Team Members for the Southeastern Theatre Conference for the past two years where she has been able to meet and work with many artists in the industry! She will be a part of their team for a third year this year.

This summer, Allison was hired to be a Ticket Office Associate with the Berkshire Theatre Group which has opened many doors for her future. This company is absolutely fantastic and has so many company members including Tony Award winner actress Harriet Harris, Tony Award winner director Kenny Leon, and many more! It has been a great experience.

Robin Jones –

Reiah Kirkendol –

Austin Laenger –

Dalton Randolph –

Cole Rogers –

Hunter Sloan – is in his final semester of college. He originally went to Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara to study photography right after high school and had been gifted with many opportunities since then. While there he was able to intern with world renown photographer Mark Seliger in New York and work alongside many other talented people in my field. During his time in New York he had learned that my school had officially closed down and was faced with the choice of staying or returning to Los Angeles to finish my studies at another college. He decided to move back to the west coast to finish at Mount Saint Mary’s University and now works with Benjo Arwas as his first assistant. His plans after graduation are to stay in Los Angeles and work in the photo industry there. 

 huntersloan.com

Sarah Vallacchi –

Ridley Walker –  This fall, I will be starting my fourth and final year at UNC School of the Arts. I will earn my BFA in Design and Production with a concentration in Lighting Design. My first show for the semester as a senior will beArms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw (October 25-November 5). My past credits at UNCSA have been: Lighting Design; Blue Window by Craig Lucas, Emerging Choreographers, Choreographed by Emily Hopfenburg and Garett Parker, Assistant Lighting Designer; PhotonaPalooza (one night light show), Right You Are (If you Think You Are) by Luigi Pirandello, The Italian Straw Hat (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze) by Nina Rota. 

     Over the last four years I have studied Under: Norman Coates (known for Off-Broadway shows: “The News” and “Prince of Central Park” and International Tours of “The Who’s: Tommy” and “Camelot”) Al Crawford (Lighting Director for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre) Howell Binkley and his Assistant Ryan O’ Gara (Lighting Designer of “Hamilton”, “In the Heights” “Come From Away” and “Prince of Broadway” to name a few) and finally Mark McCullogh (Lighting Designer for numerous Operas at The Met Opera, Washington Opera, Strasbourg Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, and Designed the Revival of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Broadway). Over the last few summers I have worked with; The National Black Theatre Festival (Electrician, Spotlight Operator, Board Operator), Light Project LLC (Designer), and Electronic Theatre Controls (Product Assurance Specialist).  

     I would greatly urge you (if you have the time) to come visit, or send your students to visit. UNCSA is a relatively small school that does wonders with the Technician side (Design and Production) and the Drama side (Drama). The whole school has about 3,200 students including Grad, Undergrad, and High School students.  The Drama program has done remarkably well in the last few years, with Isaac Powell (graduated this past May) recently Cast in the Broadway revival of “Once on this Island” as Daniel. The Campus is magnificent (and much smaller than the University of Nebraska). The School produces over 36 productions a year, so if you (or your students) decide to come visit for a weekend there will almost always be a show (or two) running for you to see. 

CLASS OF 2015

Katie Ashcraft – is currently a junior at ETBU, and she is studying Music and Worship in Ministry. she’s  involved in choir and countless worship bands in the music department. She’s also been involved in the ETBU theatre department. This past spring, she played one of the daughters, “Shprintze,” in Fiddler on the Roof. And now, she’s preparing for a play called “The Christians” coming up at the end of September.

Caroline Dopson –  Student Centenary College where she starred in Constellations; this fall she will be Viola in Twelfth Night.  She has studied with Stella Adler, NYC and Gately Poole, Chicago.

Naala George – is currently studying nursing at BPCC to get her RN license.

Logan Gold – 

Avery Grimshaw –  graduated from Magnet in 2015. He is currently a junior at Louisiana Tech University in pursuit of degrees in Computer Science and Graphic Design. And, yes, Harrison Magner is still his best friend.

Zach King – 

Travis Jones – 

Harrison Magner – attended Fairleigh Dickinson University for two years, and now attends LSU in Baton Rouge continuing to study theater performance. He is currently cast as Nate in the new muzical LMNOP. He is also an aspiring playwright. 

Rachel Miller – 

Abby Moermond

John Peyton Pou – 

Nia Savoy – is attending Howard University c/o 2019 for her degree in Musical Theatre, B.F.ASummer of  in a professional company, Toby’s Dinner and Show,  of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Washington, D.C. 

Diamond Smith – is currently at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, majoring in Psychology Pre-Med. She is a Junior with hopes to graduate in Spring 2019. On campus, she has been involved with The Big Event, Peer Mentoring, Powerful Poets, Grief Awareness Association, NAACP, Pre-Professional Society, and The National Society of Leadership and Success. She is teaching voice lessons at the Music Academy of Acadiana.

Leslie Townsend – 

Tyrone Wilkins Jr – is attending University of Louisiana at Lafayette majoring in Music Media.

 

CLASS OF 2016

Rachel Allen –  is a Ragin’ Cajun at University of Louisiana at Lafayette studying early childhood education 

Sarah Alvarez – attends Centenary College as a theatre major.

Katie Bakalis

Aubrey Buckner –  trained at Gately/Poole Conservatory under Kathryn Gately, who is a direct student of Meisner himself. Under her instruction, she learned repetition and really getting in touch with what true emotions and learned emotions are, and letting true emotions shine through your voice instead of holding back. Aubrey will also be moving to Chicago in July 2018 to begin her acting career! Aubrey also got to play one of her dream roles, Natalie in Next to Normal!

Amy Burke – is seeking a dual degree in French and Coastal Environmental Science at LSU and anticipates graduating in 2020.

Brittany Davis

Jackson Driggers – attends NSU

Cassidy Giddens – graduated from Magnet in 2016 and is now at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana as theatre major with a concentration in performance and directing. At NSU, she had been seen in the musical theatre ensemble in the 2016 Christmas Gala and in the fall musical/touring production “Stars of Tomorrow.” She hopes to graduate in 2020 with a bachelors degree in theatre with a concentration in both musical theatre and performance and directing.

Kain Gill – Since Kain has graduated from Magnet, Kain has worked on 7 different shows in my first year. He was Wardrobe crew for the LSU MainStage show and Swine Palace Productions. He worked on Noises Off! and Mr. Burns, and I was Wardrobe supervisor for The Seagulls. Kain also designed costumes for a science tour and three short films. Kain was elected to the Freshmen Film Representatives and participated in Film Committee meetings and events. And in this upcoming year, he has been elected to the Delta Rouge Film Committee and will continue to work on events, films, workshops, and much more in Baton Rouge. Kain has also been considered to costume design a lab show in the Spring on 2018.

Amy Ha – 

Bree Jones – is currently majoring in Music Therapy at Loyola University New Orleans. 

Isaiah Jones – 

Amir Kaskas – 

Joshua Myers – is attending Howard University in Musical Theatre

Patrick Nix – is attending LSUS

Rachel Reeves

Elizabeth Ross – is attending TCU

Taylor Teach – 

Austin Watkins – is at Oklahoma City University in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment. We were just named the #1 dance school in the nation. I graduated in 2016 and I’m currently a part of the American Spirit Dance Company!

CLASS OF 2017

Jimmy Brooks – is attending La. Tech

Cassidy Cason –

Holly Chaisson – is currently attending Louisiana Tech University where she plans to graduate in the class of 2021 as an Elementary Education major. She is currently very involved in the Louisiana Tech concert choir, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry,  and is continuing to apply for several leadership positions at school.  Her plans are to one day teach either third, fourth, or fifth grade in the Caddo Parish or Bossier area. 

Alison Colwell

Avery DeGering – is attending BYU

Nikolai Filipak – 

Victoria Lowery –

Savannah Meek – is attending NSU

Echo Patriquin– is studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC.  Her senior year she was Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Gertrude in Hamlet.

Caroline Paxton – is attending Ole Miss

Michael Petikas – is attending Centenary College

Joy Rester – is attending BPCC, currently cast in the musical Working and two student directed plays!  Way to start out college life.

Liam Rivers-Kidd – 

Jonathan Stackhaus – 

Zoie Swint – 

Maddie Tinsley – is attending LSU

Hunter Todd – 

Ryan Vauclin –  is attending La. Tech

Shelby Walsworth – 

Kate Wood – 

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