Alumni Spotlight

Alumnus Dock Jackson,

Sunday, March 9, 2008

director of parks and recreation for the City of Elgin and a current Bastrop City Council member, vies for seat on Bastrop County Commissioners Court.

Kate Cullen Roberts (M.F.A. '07)

Monday, June 16, 2008

appears in scene on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”. The episode titled “Betrayed” airs Sunday, June 22nd.

Tonya Larson

Sunday, June 22, 2008

(maiden name Bordeaux) 1996 B.A. in Theater, recently released her fitness DVD, “STEP PUMP/ Body-Mind-Spirit-Fit.” You can view clips of the DVD on

Robert Schenkkan's (B.A., Drama, '75)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

play, BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON, will open in LA at the Geffen Theatre on Nov 5. He has been commissioned to write a new play for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of their “American History Project”, and to adapt Linda Sue Park’s, A SINGLE SHARD, for the Seattle Children’s Theatre Co. Most recently he workshopped a new musical, A NIGHT AT THE ALHAMBRA CAFE at the Krannert Center. The miniseries he wrote for A&E, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, is nominated for six Emmys including “Best Miniseries.” Robert also wrote four episodes on the HBO/Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg miniseries, THE PACIFIC, airing in 2010. Currently, Robert is writing a film for SONY Pictures based on Xenophon’s “ANABASIS.” He also has films set up at Fox, Fox 2000, and with Pandemonium Pictures.

John Newman (M.A.)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

was selected by the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America to received the first Robertson Award. This award recognizes an outstanding teacher of theatre in a public high school in the United States.