Department and Alumnae News

Ethan Botwick (’15) toured with Capital Repertory Theatre’s On-the-Go production of The Remarkable and Perplexing Case of Henry Hudson.

Elivia Bovenzi (’09) recently graduated from the Yale School of Drama (M.F.A. in costume design) where she received the Leo Lerman Graduate Fellowship for international career development. Her designs can be seen for the upcoming Acoustica Electronica.

Kaleigh Cerqua (’16) interned with the Weston Playhouse of Vermont as an audience services assistant, with her primary focus on customer service, ticket sales, and house management. She also served as the administrative assistant for fundraising projects.

Emily Curro (’07) is finishing her third year of graduate school at Florida State University, working towards an M.F.A. in Theatre Management. She spent the summer with the Chester Theatre Company as the box office and front of house manager.

Danielle Greaves (’88) recently joined the 1st national tour of the Tony-Award winning The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, playing Mariah, the matriarch of Catfish Row.

David Girard (’11) is finishing his third year of graduate study with Temple University, directing Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. This summer he directed Macbeth with the Saratoga Shakespeare Company and last fall assisted legendary director Patricia Birch with the Grand Central Station staging of Orphan Train.

Brandon Hansen (’14) is now a company management assistant with Two River Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.

Joe Firicano (’10) played “Glenn Hastings” in the short film Fuzzy Numbers, which recently received ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the Providence 48 Hour Film Project.

Vanessa Mae (’17) toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, performing with the Long Trail School Actors Anonymous troupe and their production of Property Rites.

Nick Martiniano (’15) spent his second summer with the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, MA, performing in nine shows. Highlights included playing J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the Baker in Into the Woods, Enjolras in Les Miserables, and Sam Harris in George M!. He additionally toured with American Family Theatre as the Lion in The Wizard of Oz.

Amelia Morgan (’16) spent the summer as an education specialist and counselor at the New York State Summer School of the Arts in Fredonia, NY.

Katie Pedro (’15) spent the summer performing as “Baby Bear” and a “Dragonette” in Shrek the Musical at Prescott Park Arts Festival in New Hampshire. Katie also taught music at the Palace Theatre’s summer theatre camp and sang as a member of Patrick Dorow Productions Summer Cabaret Company.

Morgan Prezkurat (’13) performed as “Agnes” in Capital Repertory Theatre’s production of Gypsy.

Shannon Rafferty (’10) recently performed in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL. She is currently touring with Norwegian Cruise Lines, performing two shows on their Pride of America Ship in Hawaii.

Kaitlin Stewart (’10) recently played Hera in Medea with Dream Theatre Company in Chicago, where she was appointed artistic associate. She is also working as company manager for the Ruckus Theater.

Anna Shields (’11) recently completed the pilot of Point Society and the feature film Suicide Party. She is currently finishing another screenplay and is seeking funding to have it produced.