Alumni Spotlight

Isaac Gomez named top performer in Chicago

Wednesday, January 18, 2017   |  Newcity Stage
Isaac Gomez

Isaac Gomez (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2013) was featured in the article “Players 2017: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago,” by Newcity Stage in Chicago.

Jelisa Jay Robinson a finalist for Seattle Public Theatre’s Emerald Prize

Thursday, January 12, 2017   |  Seattle Public Theatre
Jelisa Robinson

Jelisa Jay Robinson (B.F.A., Theatre and Dance, 2014) is a finalist for the Seattle Public Theatre’s Emerald Prize. The $10,000 prize will connect a nationally recognized playwright to the Seattle area's performance community so the region's voice is heard in national conversations. The winning playwright will be announced March 4.

Gay Gaddis named one of Curator Gallery’s artists of the year

Thursday, January 12, 2017   |  The Curator Gallery
A vibrant painting of a Texas summer sky.

Gay Gaddis (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1977) was named one of the Curator Gallery’s artists of the year. Her work will be on view at the New York City gallery through Feb. 18. Photo of Gaddis's painting Sizzling Summer.

Emilio Aguilar appointed Artistic Director of Costa Rica’s Teatro Espressivo

Monday, January 9, 2017   |  Teatro Espressivo
Emilio Aguilar

Emilio Aguilar (M.F.A., Design and Technology, 2005) has been appointed Artistic Director of Teatro Espressivo. Espressivo is one of the most important and vibrant theater companies in Costa Rica. Before this appointment, he worked as resident designer for the theater.

Nikiko Masumoto performed at the White House

Monday, December 19, 2016   |  Fresno Bee
Mikko Masumoto performing at the White House

Nikiko Masumoto (M.A., Theatre, 2011) recently performed a short piece from her one-woman show What We Could Carry at a White House event. The presentation, "Generational Experiences of Asian Americans," featured speakers from the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as well as Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian communities. 

Kathryn St. Clair commissioned by U.S. Forest Service for piece in permanent collection

Friday, December 16, 2016   |  Artiszen
Kathryn St. Clair painting of a river

United States Forest Service commissioned a painting from Kathryn St. Clair (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1993) to be a part of Forest Service Permanent Art Collection. Her commissioned painting, along with several other of her pieces, was included in the exhibition, Wild Places in Urban Spaces, in fall 2016 in Vallejo, California. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Bill Green performed with The Drilling Company Shakespeare in New York City

Friday, December 16, 2016
Bill Green

Bill Green (B.F.A., Drama, 1950) performed roles of Friar in Much Ado About Nothing and Adam in As You Like It in The Drilling Company Shakespeare productions in Bryant Park in New York City in the summer 2016.

Robert Fahey performs in Florida production of ‘La Cage Aux Folles’

Friday, December 16, 2016
Bob Fahey

Robert Fahey (B.F.A., Drama, 1961) appeared last spring in a production of La Cage Aux Folles at The Players Centre for Performing Arts in Sarasota, Florida. After 29 years in theatre and product development in New York City, Robert moved to Sarasota in 1990 and into restaurant management and marketing. Nine years ago he returned to "the boards."

Melinda Wright hired as music venue manager at University at the Incarnate Word

Friday, December 16, 2016

Melinda Wright (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2015) recently started her position as the music venue manager at the University of the Incarnate Word. This new position was created to help with the management of the new Luella Bennack Music Center.