Alumni Spotlight

Allison Ebling joins ‘The Bodyguard’ as head of audio

Friday, December 16, 2016

After completing an international tour of Annie in Southeast Asia, Allison Ebling (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2011) is joining the first national tour of The Bodyguard as head of audio. The production, after its U.S. premiere at New Jersey’s The Paper Mill Playhouse, will begin the tour in January and play cities including Memphis, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston.

Robert Schenkkan’s film nominated for three Golden Globe Awards

Friday, December 16, 2016
Robert Schenkkan stands on a mountain top

Robert Schenkkan’s (B.A., Drama, 1975) movie for HBO, All The Way, was nominated for Critic Choice Best Movie Made for TV and Best Actor in a Movie made for TV. Bryan Cranston was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Made for TV Movie.

Robert Schenkkan’s latest film nominated for three Golden Globe Awards

Friday, December 16, 2016
Robert Schenkkan stands on a mountain top

Robert Schenkkan’s (B.A., Drama, 1975) latest film, Hacksaw Ridge, has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor). Schenkkan co-wrote the screenplay. It was listed by AFI’s “Top Ten Movies of the Year.” It also won Critic Choice Awards for Best Action Movie, Best Actor in an Action Movie, and was nominated for Best Picture, Actor, Director, Hair and Makeup.

Robert Schenkkan’s latest film released Nov. 4

Friday, November 18, 2016
Robert Schenkkan stands on a mountain top

Hacksaw Ridge, the latest film co-written by Robert Schenkkan (B.A., Theatre Studies, 1975) released on Nov. 4. It is directed by Mel Gibson and stars Andrew Garfield. Photo by Joseph Schenkkan.

Hardy Koenig receives tenure and promotion

Friday, November 18, 2016
Hardy Koenig

Hardy Koenig (B.A., Drama, 1990) received tenure and promotion in spring 2016, after five years as artistic director. He is in his second year as Head of the Department of Theatre at North Dakota State University.

Cassie Shankman to speak at SXSW 2017

Friday, October 21, 2016
Cassie Shankman

Cassie Shankman (B.A., Composition, 2013) will participate in a panel discussion at SXSW 2017 with her colleagues about Austin's Center for Music Therapy’s “Movement Tracks Project.” She’s worked for more than a year as the project’s lead composer.

Selina Rosales named program assistant at American Theatre Wing

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Selina Rosales portrait

Selina Rosales (B.A., Directing, 2015) was named the new Program Assistant at the American Theatre Wing. She supports all core programs and services of the organization, which include the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, The National Theatre Company Grants, The Jonathan Larson Grants, SpringboardNYC, and the Obie Awards.

Natalia Anciso named to TVyNovelas’s Hispanic Leaders/Top 50 Latinos

Friday, September 23, 2016   |  TVyNovelas Magazine
Natalia Anciso

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) was the only visual artist to make TVyNovelas’s list of Hispanic Leaders/Top 50 Latinos for her “vibrant, romantic art that reflects the Chicana/Tejano culture.”  She will appear in the October 2016 issue with other prolific Latinos, including the Pope, Jorge Ramos and Jennifer Lopez.

Emily Edwards accepts position at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Friday, September 23, 2016
Emily Edwards

Emily Edwards (B.A., Art History, 2015) recently joined the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York as the Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator.