Alumni

2015

Keon Fernandes ’15 is an intern in arts administration and theatrical production at the Berkshire Playwrights Lab.

Lucien Leica ’15 is an assistant videographer at Refinery 29 in New York City.

Julia McCarthy '15 was awarded a scholarship and will attend the ART/Harvard acting program in Moscow.

Nicole Williams ’15 is participating in the Disney Training Program in Orlando.

​2014

Shannon LoCasio ’14 earned a Master's in Classical Acting at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).

Patrick Simas '14 participated in the Apprentice Acting Program at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Danielle Santos '14 is an apprentice at the New York Theatre Workshop.

Ali Skamangas '14 is pursuing a Master's in Acting at NYU. 

Conor Sullivan '14 is a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, teaching in Minneapolis.

2013

Jacqueline Distefano ’13 is an intern at the Telluride Foundation, a nonprofit supporting arts, education, athletics and charitable causes in Colorado.

Christine Freije ’13 is studying for a M.F.A. in Directing at DePaul University.  Post graduation she held a directing internship at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

Mary Huntley ’13 is studying for a Master in Education at Lesley University.

Annie Le ’13 is pursuing an M.F.A. in Costume Design at the University of California, San Diego.

Erin McMahon ’13 is working on a Master in Spanish Linguistics at the Madrid campus of Middlebury College in Spain.

2012

Caitlin Crowley ’12 is finishing her Master in Education at Fordham and teaches third grade at Empower Charter School.

Kathryn Hannigan ’12 is a client manager for Artist Services & Programs at Shunpike in Seattle.

Matt Helfer ’12 was cast in the 2015-2016 national tour of “Mama Mia.” While living in Los Angeles he appeared in episodes of "Criminal Minds," "Sleeping Awake," and "It’s You Not Me," and was a guest on the web series "LaLaLand."

Christian Krenek ’12 is pursuing a Ph.D. in Dramatic Literature at Tufts University.

Deanna Luce '12 has been working backstage on the costume staff on Broadway productions: "Wicked," "War Horse," "Carousel," and "First Date."

David Martinez ’12 is a foreign expert/English teacher at Nanjing University. He has a graduate certificate in American and Chinese Studies from Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

Molly Oliver ’12 is freelancing at Boston Casting, Inc., New England’s largest casting company.

Robert Sevenich ’12 is starting his master’s at USC's film school (TA-ing for the film critic Leonard Maltin) and hopes to get into the Ph.D. program.

2011

Nishanthi Antonipillai ’11 works as a graduate research assistant at Neuroscientific Experimental Research Division, research coordinator at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Molly Bier ’11 is an intern at SEO & Social Media Analyst at Path Interactive in New York City in February – having performed steadily with theatrical companies since graduation.

Daniel Goodman ’11 graduated from ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University with an M.F.A in spring 2014 and is appearing in the Chicago-based Hypocrites Theatre Company's production of "All Our Tragic."

Grant Greeley ’11 recently became an associate producer with Kinetic Content in Los Angeles. He is producer for A&E’s "Married At First Sight" and "Fake Off."

Johnathon Brendan (Holmes) ’11 holds a graduate degree in Master in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professionals and is currently a clinical research nurse at Fenway Health.

Charlotte Maier ’11 finished her Master in Elementary Education and Teaching from Sacred Heart University in CT.

Eric McGowan ’11 acts regularly with regional theatre companies in New England: The Fourth Wall, Heart and Dagger, Dragonfly Theatre Company, Striving Artists Theatre Company, Theatre 906, Science Fiction Theatre Company, and MIT’s Shakespeare Ensemble.

2010

Dana Cain ’10 completed a Master in Education from Boston College and is a history teacher at Mount Saint Mary Academy in the greater New York City area.

James D’Amico ’10 toured with Soren Bennick Productions in "The Power of One" in 2012 and worked as an instructor at the Starline Academy for the Performing Arts in Stoughton, MA.

John Grassey Jr. ’10 is the general manager of the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

Brielle Hart ’10 is pursuing a master’s degree in elementary education in the Philadelphia area.

Kate Hultgren ’10 is an actor/singer/dancer/designer working in New York City.

Daniel Libatique ’10 is working on a Ph.D. in classics at Boston University after receiving a Master in Humanities & Social Thought from New York University.

Kaitlin Lydic ’10 earned an M.F.A. in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers. She appeared off Broadway in "Titus Andronicus" for the New York Shakespeare Exchange, and is currently playing the title role in "The Belle of Belfast" at The Irish Repertory Theatre in New York for which she received a rave review in The New York Times.

Alexandra Osgood ’10 attends Uniform Services University in Bethesda, Md., training to be a Navy doctor.

Robert Pedalino ’10 has worked for Warner Brothers Entertainment and "Orange is the New Black." He will be working on "Gotham" for Fox Broadcasting in fall 2014.

Joseph Puleo ’10 completed a Master in Education from Boston College and is now an English teacher at Lynnfield High School.

Paul Reynolds ’10 studies Spanish at the University of Northern Colorado and is a Spanish teacher at Aspen School District.

2009

Rachel Alulis ’09 earned an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from the University of Texas, Austin and is currently freelancing as a lighting designer.

Vasilios Asimakos ’09 is in Los Angeles, working as an actor and voiceover specialist. His credits include 12 indie films, commercials (e.g., American Flatbread, Kindle “Twist”), industrials (e.g. Staples, Kronos), and television/web series ("The Makeover" on ABC, "Mystery of Matter" on PBS, and "Spycology" on KoldCast TV).

Jason Frank ’09 earned an M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and has worked on educational outreach tours for La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe in San Diego.

Paul (Cooper) Gardner ’09 works as a sound designer at The Public Theatre and The Wooster Group. He designed sound for the Obie Award-winning, "Grimly Handsome." His sound design for Exploding Moment’s "Hot Dust" was a critic’s pick on nytheatre.com in January 2013.

Savanah Shaughnessy Carlson ’09 works as a patient coordinator at Lund Dental Associates, acting locally in community theatre.

Emily Rast ’09 earned an MBA at The Fuqua School of Business Cross Continent while working as a financial advisor and stockbroker at Vanguard in Charlotte, N.C.

2008

Matthew Brown ’08 studied comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He was a lead in the improv-based pilot "Ghosts in the Hood" for the BET Network. He also wrote for and acted in the pilot "True This" for the You Too Network. He has appeared in commercials for BJ’s Brewhouse, Regions Bank, VH1’s “Dating Naked,” and The Southern Career Institute. His original play, "Filibuster! The Musical!" premiered at the PIT Theatre in New York City in 2011.

Lauren Doucette ’08 earned an MFA in Acting from the ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University. She recently appeared on an episode of "Louie" on FX.

Kristen Fleming ’08 is senior project manager/producer at VaynerMedia, a brand consulting agency with a focus on social media, and is active in improv comedy off-Broadway.

Katherine Fritz ’08 is a freelance costume designer in Philadelphia. She has worked with the Philadelphia Artists Collective and Walnut Street Theatre. Her blog I Am Begging My Mother Not to Read This Blog has been published in The New York Times and she writes part time for MTV Style.

Mikaele Porter ’08 moved to Spain in 2009 and worked as the North American Language and Culture Ambassador for the Ministry of Education before transitioning into a lifestyle manager in September 2010.

2007

Patrick Gavin ’07 is director of global consulting at Code Red, Inc., a company that provides research management technologies.

Jennifer Hannigan ’07 has been teaching at Creative Steps Dance Studio in Newton, Mass., and is currently working on a Master in Theatre Education at Emerson.

Elizabeth Hylton ’07 earned a Master in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professionals in Boston.

Michael Lueger ‘07 received his Ph.D. in Dramatic Literature from Tufts University. He currently teaches drama at both Emerson and Northeastern University.

Thomas Morin ’07 earned an M.F.A. in Acting from Ohio University. In New York, he has performed at the Centenary Stage Company and the Pearl Theatre Company. He also appeared in "That Lady From Maxim’s" that won the New York Innovative Theatre Award.

2006

Eric Butler '06 earned an MBA from Boston College and is currently the director of annual giving at Saint John’s High School, Shrewsbury, Mass., and the founder of Final Bow Productions, a commercial production company that invests in Broadway and touring theatrical productions.

Nicholas Coccoma ’06 received a Master in Philosophy and Master of Divinity, Theology/Theological Studies from Boston College. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Dramatic Literature at Tufts University.

Lauren D’Angelo ’06 graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston with an M.D. and is a Child Neurology Fellow at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Edward Elliott ’06 made his Solemn Vows as Brother Cuthbert at St. Louis Abbey and is studying at Oxford University for an M.A. in Theology.

Carlyn Fitzgerald ’06 received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita, Kan., in spring 2014. She is a clinical intern at Wichita Women’s Initiative Network.

Sarah Landry Ilges ’06 has been the degree audit specialist at Salem State University since 2015.

Flynn Jebb ’06 attended the International Christian University where she received a Master in Public Policy. She is currently a disaster workforce engagement specialist for the American Red Cross in Boston.

Thomas Layman ’06 is currently working in marketing for MetroPlus Health Plan in Brooklyn, N.Y., and acting with professional theatre companies: Tristate Actors Theater and Garage Theatre among them.

Morgan Montgomery ’06 is the co-captain (read co-owner) of Paisley & Jade, a prop and furniture rental firm in Richmond, Va.

Meleknnise Ruiz ’06 began working as a network manager for Entravision Solutions, a Los Angeles-based diversified Spanish-language media company.

2005

Allison Niedermeier ’05 is a production supervisor for LISBON Film Production LLC in Taiwan. She was line producer/production manager for the film "Bad Hurt" and worked with Martin Scorsese on a talk show pilot and several documentaries.

Musonda Nyendwa ’05 is an ordained minister living in Houston, Texas, and pursues painting and drawing as an avocation.

James Pereira ’05 is currently in marketing operations at Synchrony Innovations, a Boston-based firm helping multinational firms target the most valuable areas for corporate venture capital.

James Remmes ’05 received his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University in 2008 and works as an attorney in the Boston area while staying active in local theatre, especially in improv.

Brendan Spain ’05 is a specialist in digital advertising and has been global client relationship director for the online Financial Times (FT.com) in New York City since 2014.

Kristen Wheeler ’05 works as a director and film producer. Her short film, "The Beginning and the End," premiered at the Manhattan Film Festival. It was awarded Best Short Drama, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor.

2004

Emily Strong Holmes '04 taught English and drama at Wakefield High School before becoming the author of "Spirit Legacy: Book 1 of The Gateway is Open," the first in a series for teenagers.

Colleen Hughes ’04 earned her MFA in Playwriting, from Boston University, and her play "directive 47" was a semifinalist for the 2013 O’Neill Playwrights Conference. She is an editor at Skyword, a website offering content marketing software.

Catherine Lynch Leary ’04 is director of admission and financial aid at St. Mary’s School, an Episcopal high school for young women in Raleigh, N.C.

Danielle Harrison Lueger ’04 has been manager of signature events at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2004.

John Michnya ’04 is acting in the Pittsburgh area.

Michelle Spezia Murry ’04 studied law at Valparaiso University, international and comparative law at the University of Cambridge, UK, and is a practicing consumer bankruptcy lawyer in Nashville.

Alpha Gingrich O’Neal ’04 is the regional director of school services for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes; she also teaches at Street Heat Dance Studio in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Claudia Kulhanek Pereira ’04 studied civil engineering and construction management at Columbia University and became a field engineer, LEED AP at Turner Construction Company.

Dianne Harrison Powers ’04 worked as a director of development and communications at Hill House Boston.

David Wanczyk ’04 earned his M.A. Creative Writing, Poetry in 2006, and his Ph.D., Creative Writing, Nonfiction in 2010, both from Ohio University, where he is now director of special programs & nonfiction teaching fellow.

Andrew Willis ’04 began teaching 8th-grade math at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in 2007 and earned a M.Ed., History, at Westfield State College in 2009.

2003

Lauren Checki ’03 earned her law degree at Tulane and is a partner at Vardi, Hair & Checki, LLC in New Orleans.

Elizabeth Constabile ’03 Letvinchuk earned her B.S.N. from Regis College, summa cum laude, in 2011 and currently works in Rhode Island at Bradley Hospital as a clinical staff nurse.

Tyler Dobrowsky ’03 holds a Master in Education from Brown University and is the associate artistic director at Trinity Rep in Providence, R.I., where he directs plays and teaches children and adults.

John Keller ’03 earned an M.F.A. in Acting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He recently appeared on the hit HBO series "Boardwalk Empire;" he instituted a summer program for high school students with coLab Arts in New Brunswick, N.J.

Timothy Paul ’03 is an actor, writer, director who has been associated with The Annoyance Theatre for the past five years, also working as both an understudy and teacher at the Second City in Chicago.

Christopher Lops ’03 graduated with a Master in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2007, completed medical studies at Albany Medical School in 2014, and will begin a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UMass in Worcester fall 2014.

Melissa Wojciechowski ’03 earned a Master in Higher Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 2008 and is director of student services at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

2002

Toni Caracci Borkowski ’02 studied Drama, Applied Theatre, and Education at New York University and received a Master in Educational Theatre (K-12). She currently teaches theatre at Eastport South Manor High School on Long Island.

Patrick Dowd ’02 is a high school teacher and plays music in Los Angeles.

Erica Hoag ’02 works under the name Erica Curtis in short films and commercials — most notably the Snickers commercial with Betty White for the Super Bowl in 2010.

John-David Johnson ’02 is working on his Ph.D. in theatre at University of Colorado Boulder where he directs and adapted "The Third Policeman" for the Boulder International Fringe Festival.

Will Marfuggi ’02 is an on-air correspondent and Emmy nominated field producer for E! News. He regularly hosts E! Online’s daily live web-series "Live from E!"

Allison Rudmann Putman ’02 earned a Master in History from Northeastern University in 2004 and works for Six Red Marbles as project director/director of social studies.

Annie Rubino ’02 earned an MFA in Acting at the University of Houston. She has appeared on stage throughout the U.S. and in commercials and industrials.

John Ryan ’02 earned an MBA from the Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management in 2006 and in 2008; he is now an administrator for the Department of Medicine & Department of Neurology at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Boston.

Elizabeth Sieghardt ’02 is an executive director/regional sales manager in Baltimore, Md., for UBS financial.

Jodi Zanetti ’02 is costume designer for Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, N.Y.; her credits include wardrobe for the New York City Opera for two years (2004-2006) and seamstress for "Mary Poppins" on Broadway (2006-2013).

2001

Brigid Connolly Brennan '01 graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2005; she works is as a personal injury lawyer for Rodie & Connolly, PC, in Milford, Conn.

Christine Geier ’01 studied law at St. John’s University and received her degree in 2008; she is currently an assistant district attorney in Nassau County, N.Y.

Ines Cabarrus Habayeb '01 received her MBA from the University of Western Australia and is the owner and general manager of two restaurants in Manila, Philippines.

Christen Karle Muir '01 spent several years actively engaged in theatre in San Francisco before moving with her family to Bainbridge, Wash., in 2012.

Meghan Trelease ’01 has worked with the Institute for Arts and Humanities Education in New Brunswick, Somerset County Vocational School in Bridgewater, Young Audiences of New Jersey in Princeton, the Scranton Ballet Company, and Prana Yoga College, all in New Jersey.

2000

Kira Chamberlain '00 works for Disney in Orlando.

Robert Connolly ’00 is office manager at Plasa, a trade organization for those who supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment, and installation industries. He is also a writer/director/actor for the Untitled Guy Part 2 Project and the co-producer/writer/actor for the web film "The Fly Must Die" with Mark Noonan ’00.

Brud Fogarty ’00 graduated from the American Conservatory Theatre and acted for several years (recurring role in the soap opera "The Guiding Light") before earning his MBA at the Tuck School of business at Dartmouth College in 2013.

Lindsey Baiocchi Gingras ’00 is a guidance counselor at the Early Childhood Learning Center in Sutton, Mass.

Chandra Ahamed Grisanty ’00 will receive a Master in Speech Pathology from Worcester State University in December 2014.

Mark Noonan ’00 is the co-author/composer/lyricist of the musical "The Happy Embalmer," which debuted at the Acorn Theatre as part of The New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009.

Gary Ryan ’00 performed in "Evil Dead: the Musical" last fall and sings with a group called Broadway From Then 'Til Now. He works as an administrator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1999

Elena Araoz '99 earned a MFA in acting from the University of Texas, Austin. She recently directed "The Architecture of Becoming" for the Women’s Project and Productions, New York City Center Stage II. She was assistant director to Steve Soderbergh for “The Library” in New York City in April.

Kathleen Hallee ’99 earned an MFA in lighting design at University of Texas Austin in 2008. She is a lighting designer and programmer at Stage Alliance in Austin, Texas.

Neil Hopkins ’99 earned a MFA in acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He has recurring role (Noah Peacott) in the television series “Matador” and has appeared on "Grimm," "Bones," "The Mentalist," "Witches of East End," "CSI," "Castle," "Lost," "Criminal Minds," and "NCIS."

Kevin Held ’99 earned a MFA in set design from Northwestern University. He is the theatre manager at Taipei American School in Taiwan.

Tara Kelly Swanson ’99 works at Bloomberg as a sales team leader responsible for hedge fund client relationships in New York City.

Edyta Zych Weighart '99 is a technology-training manager at Pace University in the New York City area.