Department and Alumnae News

Ethan Botwick ('15) had roles in both Love's Labour's Lost (Saratoga Shakespeare Company) and The Lion in Winter (Oldcastle Theatre Company). In January, Ethan participated in the Winter Actor Training Intensive with Shakespeare and Company.

Elivia Bovenzi ('09) recently served as assistant costume designer to Catherine Zuber on Broadway's revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Previously this year, she designed costumes for New York Shakespeare Exchange's production of Titus Andronicus, in addition to designing costumes for productions at the NYFringe Festival, ARS Nova, and Creative Place International in Saratoga Springs.

Emily Curro ('07) graduated with her M.F.A. from Florida State University and is currently working as development/marketing associate for the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Kyrie Ellison ('13) recently choreographed Spring Awakening for the Theatre Institute at Sage. In 2015 she launched her website, booked a cabaret at Don't Tell Mama in NYC, performed with the dance/experiential promotional company called theatreMama, and continues to train vocally with The Will Bryan Voice Studio, as well as taking dance classes 3-4 times a week.

Kelci Fargnoli-Peterson ('16) worked as an intern with Saratoga Shakespeare Company and performed at Adirondack Theatre Festival in The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.

Joe Firicano ('10) is currently studying with the Upright Citizens' Brigade and performing standup in NYC.

Rebecca Gardner ('10) acted in Our Town with Classic Theatre Guild and stage-managed Proof at Sand Lake Center for the Arts. She is currently cast in the Youtube series, Broken Toys.

David Girard ('11) completed his M.F.A. in directing at Temple University and acted in both Love's Labour's Lost and Shipwrecked at Saratoga Shakespeare Company. He is currently teaching classes at Siena College and Union College and assistant directing at Capital Repertory Theatre.

Brandon Hansen ('14) recently began work as company manager with the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington D.C.

Taylor Hoffman ('17) spent a week with the Open Jar Institute in NYC, learning about auditioning and taking master classes with Kate Baldwin, Jeff Whiting, and Tara Rubin Casting.

Matt McFadden ('15) played “Sid” in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Dorset Theatre Festival.

Hannah Moss ('11) recently moved to Berlin and co-founded Alltagsoper (Everyday Opera). In addition to acting as producer, she has performed “Donna Anna” in Don Giovanni and will sing “The Sandman” in Hansel and Gretel. Hannah is also writing for a new online magazine, The Absorbe (

Calley Parks ('07) is Wardrobe Lead at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. In addition to being head of her department, she works running crew on shows and maintains the vision of the designer.

Katie Pedro ('15) was accepted into the Theatre M.F.A. program at Sarah Lawrence University. She recently completed the Winter Training Intensive with Double Edge Theatre and is assistant directing The Cherry Orchard at the Dykeman Farmhouse Museum in NYC. At Sarah Lawrence she created and performed, Love Stories My Mother Told Me, during the GradWorks Festival.

Lucas Phayre-Gonzalez ('19) participated in the New Voices staged reading at Capital Repertory Theatre's Next Act Festival and has recently signed with AMS Modeling Agency.

Morgan Przekurat ('13) continues her teaching work with the Freestyle Repertory Theatre, teaching improvisation skills to young people in NYC classrooms. She is currently a student with the Upright Citizens' Brigade.

Anna Shields ('11) is shooting a science fiction film, The Tomorrow Paradox. She is also doing commercial work and short films. Her debut screenwriting/starring film Little Bi Peep is now available for viewing on Amazon Prime.

Leslie Tucker ('13) recently sang at an amateur's night at the famed Apollo Theatre in NYC.

Brian Sheldon ('12) directed Looking for Normal at Albany Civic Theatre and is bookwriter on the TIS production of Backbeard.

Kaitlin Stewart ('10) continues as a member of the Ruckus Theatre Company (Company Manager) and Dream Theatre Company in Chicago. She has stage managed productions of Cold and A Christmas Carol, and performed in Devilish Children and Audience Annihilated, as well roles in several film projects.

Sarah Tyrell ('16) interned with Walt Disney World Resorts through the Disney College Program, where she worked as a stage manager and character attendant. The program also offered college-level courses in human resources management and marketing.

Jennifer Walczak ('07) has been a singer with the Nik Entertainment Company since March 2014, singing with three of their twelve bands in Central New York.

Stephanie Weber-Remmert ('10) recently became a company member with Creative Action Unlimited, acting in Carry Your Heart at the Troy Arts Center. She has been working as a standardized patient with Albany Medical College and for the NYS Health Department.

Kristie Wortman ('11) recently acted in The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking, at NYC's Soho Playhouse off-Broadway and dramaturged at the Fresh Ground Pepper Retreat in Nazareth, PA. She is moving to L.A. in March 2016.