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Class Notes

Class Notes: We're proud of the accomplishments of our alumni and want to share them with the world! E-mail us at meadows@smu.edu to let us know your latest artistic and professional accomplishments. We'll post as many as we can and include a sampling in our next Meadows newsletter.

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Erin Beattie (B.A., ’03) is an Account Manager for Goodby, Silverstein and Partners in Dallas. Beattie works on the firm’s Saturn account.

Kelli Buckingham (B.A., ’02) works for Flower Mound-based Ivie & Associates as an On-site Print Production Manager at Ackerman McQueen in Las Colinas.

Kendi Epley (B.A., ’05) is the Account Manager | Special Advertising Representative for Entertainment Weekly magazine out of the Publicitas North America, Dallas office.

Mark Falkin (B.A., ’93) had his first novel, Days of Grace, published in February. He also practices entertainment and intellectual property law at the firm he co-founded, Sachse, Willams & Falkin, LLP, in Austin, Texas.

J.D. Hill (B.A., ’89) is Director of Marketing for Corrosion Technologies Corporation in Garland, Texas.

Morgan Owens (B.A., ’03) has been accepted into the Master of Advertising program at The University of Texas in Austin.

Jennifer Swanson (B.A., ’04) is a Marketing Coordinator for Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc., in Houston.

Marie Townley (B.A., ’05) is an Assistant Media Planner, working on the Cellular One account for Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City, Mo.

 

ART

Deborah Ballard, (M.F.A., ’90) had a sculpture exhibition this spring at the Jack Meir Gallery in Houston.

Michael Roque Collins  (M.F.A., ’98) has an exhibition entitled Sacred Landscape on display through May 21 at the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi.

Connie Connally (M.F.A., ’04) is one of the artists featured in an exhibition on display at Craighead-Green Gallery in Dallas, and also is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Brookhaven College.

Lily Hanson, (M.F.A., ’00) has an exhibition at the Treetop Gallery at Mountain View College in Dallas that will run through May 5.

Chris Mast, (M.F.A., ’02) had work featured in a photography faculty exhibition at Collin County Community College this spring.

Elizabeth Mead (M.F.A., ’91) was part of a recent exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery.

Pamela Nelson, (B.F.A., ’74) has an exhibition at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Dallas entitled “double take” that runs through May 6.

Caroline Crocket Pickton (B.F.A., ’02) recently opened Cerulean Gallery in Snider Plaza, featuring exhibitions that include works by several other Meadows graduates. Pickton, Peter Ligon (M.F.A., ’96) and current student Natalie Northrup were among the artists featured in Cerulean’s first exhibition, “Out of the Blue.”

Teresa Rafidi, (B.F.A., ’95) had an exhibition “Apartment 3” at the Dallas Contemporary in Dallas, and was selected for inclusion in Toledo Friends Of Photography show in Ohio.

Charlotte Davis Seifert (B.F.A., ’73, M.F.A., ’93) had an exhibition at Studio 3318 in Dallas in January.

Laura Lacambra Shubert (B.F.A., ’86) is represented by seven galleries: Miller Gallery (Cincinnati), Monty Stabler Galleries (Birmingham, Ala.), Gallery C (Raleigh, N.C.), Stellers Galleries (Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville, Fla.), Onessimo Fine Art (Palm Beach, Fla.) and Gallery M (Winter Park, Fla.) Her next solo show will be at Monty Stabler Galleries in Birmingham in March.

Lorraine Tady, (M.F.A., ’91), a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Dallas, was featured in an exhibition this spring at The Thompson Loggia Gallery at the University of Dallas.

Philip Van Keuren (B.F.A., ’74, M.F.A., ’77) recently had an exhibition entitled “On the Sea of Eternity” at Gallery 1401 in Philadelphia.

Byrd Williams, (M.F.A., ’99) had work featured in a photography faculty exhibition at Collin County Community College this spring.

Joan Winter (M.F.A., ’93) won second place in the Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Art 2006 exhibition. Her multi-plate etching, Silence XI, was chosen from more than 400 entries from Texas artists working in all media. Her work will be shown at the Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas in mid-May.

 

ART HISTORY

Javier Aldape (B.A., ’92) has been named to Hispanic Magazine’s “25 Most Powerful” list, an honor also bestowed upon the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. Aldape is the Editor and Vice President of Audience and Product Development for Hoy, a Spanish-language daily newspaper serving the New York, Los Angeles and Chicago communities.

Lana Davis Chassman (B.F.A., ’71, M.A., ’75) recently co-directed and co-published an exhibition in New York entitled Pure Genius: The Art and Mind of Peter Schwarzburg.

Yolette Garcia (M.A., ’83), the former assistant radio station manager and news director at KERA, will assume the position of multimedia communications director, and supervise radio programming and communications.

Nickie Riley (B.A., ’02) is Special Events Coordinator at the Dallas Museum of Art. 

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

David Bauman (M.A., ’05) is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in Dallas, Texas.

Nancy Cole (M.A., ’05) is working on business planning, organizational design and development, and managing operations for Jacknyfe Technologies in San Francisco, Calif.

Joseph Dalton (M.A., ’87) recently won first place in a New York State Associated Press competition for best arts feature story. Dalton is a classical music critic and general arts reporter for the Times Union in Albany, N.Y.

Jeff Dannick (M.A., ’85) is Executive Director for Israel Children’s Center in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Holly Duello Dometrorch (M.A., ’97) is boarding and breeding horses, and teaching in Raleigh, N.C.

Vicky Dominguez (M.A., ’02) is the Operations Manager for the Fort Worth Symphony in Fort Worth, Texas.

Cynthia Ferguson Fagan (M.A., ’03) is the Associate Director of Development-Partnership for Families, Children and Adults in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Brad Gant (M.A., ’96) is Chief Executive Officer for Bright Music, an on-line music store that also produces software for learning music, in Maitland, Fla.

Luis Gonzalez (M.A., ’89) is the Director of Branch Capital Campaigns for YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

Don Hightower (M.A., ’93) is a law student at South Texas College of Law in Houston.

Robyn Hollingshead (M.A., ’97) is a Program Associate for The Philanthropy Workshop West at the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, Calif.

Martha Acosta Holmes (M.A., ’96) is a Team Leader for the NMT Division Performance Improvement Team at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M.

Miho Oshima Ito (M.A., ’00) is starting Arts Bridge, Inc., a business that provides fundraising-related services and events-planning to arts organizations in Tokyo, Japan.

Julie Knippa (M.A., ’99) is Manager of Finance for the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Maria Culcasi May (M.A., ’01) is working for Richards/Gravelle, the public relations section of The Richards Group, in Dallas.

Margaret McKinnon (M.A., ’02) is a Financial Analyst for Caremark (a pharmaceutical benefits manager) in Las Colinas.

Natalie McMenemy (M.B.A., ’00) was promoted recently to Director of Operations-Festivals at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

Tara McNeill (M.B.A., ’03) is working in the Foundation Relations department at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Stephanie Metz (M.A., ’96) is Budget Manager for the Area Agency on Aging in Tempe, Ariz.

Christopher Minnes (M.A., ’85) is Director of Development for the Honolulu Symphony.

Karey Nash (M.A., ’04) is a Marketing Assistant with Insurance Capital Management in Fort Worth

Diana Peacock (M.A., ’05) is an Information Systems Consultant for 1-Source Consulting, Inc., which does business process re-engineering at the Department of Homeland Security, in Washington, D.C.

Tim Peterson (M.A., ’97) is the Marketing Manager for the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis.

Bobbie Rafferty (M.A., ’84) is Development Manager of Events and Information for the Kentucky Opera in Louisville. 

Caitlin Rhodes (M.A., ’04) is a Senior Accountant with the San Francisco Ballet in San Francisco, Calif.

Jennifer Rossler (M.A., ’00) is Senior Public Relations Specialist for The Firm Public Relations in Las Vegas, Nev.

Jessica Schmidt (M.A., ’02) is Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Pittsburgh Symphony in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Jennifer Schulte (M.A., ’05) is Director of Operations at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 

Rossana Baruch Shepard (M.A., ’86) is Senior Vice President at Wachovia Bank, N.A., in Jupiter, Fla.

David Solomon (M.A., ’98) lives in Malibu, Calif., and is a member of the California Bar Association.

Kate Sphar (M.A., ’98) is the Director of Nonprofit Services for Olszak Management Consulting, Inc. in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Margaret Williams (M.A., ’00) is working for Target Resource Group, which provides marketing consulting, database and interactive services to the arts industry, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Andy Wolber (M.A., '02) has been promoted to Executive Director of NPower Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Nora Woodman (M.A., ’04) works in the Development Office for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in Indianapolis, Ind.

Kevin Wortley (M.A., ’04) is General Manager for Navis Pack & Ship Centers in Irving, Texas.

Elaine Gantz Wright (M.A., ’85) is a Senior Consultant for Skystone Ryan, Inc. (formerly Staley/Robeson/St. Lawrence), an international fundraising-consulting firm that addresses the resource-develepment needs of nonprofit organizations.  

Allison Davis Yeager (M.A., ’03) is a Customer Support Analyst for Blackbaud, Inc., a provider of software and services for non-profit organizations, in Charleston, S.C.

 

CINEMA-TELEVISION

Travis Davis (B.A., ’97) produced, directed and played the role of Calvin in Boy-Next-Door, which won the Best Narrative Award at the Key West Indie Fest and the Final Draft award at the Hollywood Shorts. The film also was honored in April at Worldfest in Houston, and was played at the Tribeca Underground FilmFest and the American Cinematheque’s Spielberg Theater in Los Angeles.

Ken Foote (B.F.A., ’75) is Director of Programming for KTVT CBS 11 and KTXA UPN 21 in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Tammy Nguyen Lee (B.A., ’00) has been promoted to Managing Director of the Southwest Region of The Mine, a Los Angeles-based music video and commercial production company. In the last year, she also has appeared in national print campaigns for Wells Fargo and Volkswagen, and currently appears in campaigns for Mountain Dew and Doritos.

Michelle Rauch (B.A., ’93) is a reporter and former anchor at WTQV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Lexington, Ky. Within the last year, she won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a three-part special she did on how minimal compensation caused many Lexington police officers to leave for more lucrative jobs elsewhere, and was nominated for a regional Emmy Award for her story on automatic external difibrulators after a high school student died after collapsing in physical education class.

Mehul Shah (B.A., ’03) is preparing to begin shooting his second film, Bollywood Beats. He hopes to begin shooting in August, and plans an early 2007 release of the film.

 

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Dennis Rogers (B.A., ’00) is Communications Manager for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. He also serves as the Director of Public Relations for the NBA Las Vegas Summer League held each July.

 

DANCE

Lindsay DiGuiseppe Bowman (B.A., ’00) is School Director of The School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas and Assistant Artistic Director of Contemporary Ballet Dallas.

Kelley Calhoon (B.A., ’97) is the Artistic Director for The School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas and Assistant Artistic Director of Contemporary Ballet Dallas.

Dana Marie Ingraham (B.F.A., ’02) was in the Broadway production of the musical Hot Feet in April.

Dorothy Overbey (B.F.A., ’99) is dancing with Ballet New York.

Danna Reubin (M.F.A., ’05) is Co-owner and Artistic Director of the Central Performing Arts Conservatory in Plano, Texas.

Lisa Shriver (B.F.A., ’93) is making her Broadway debut, as the choreographer for Ring of Fire, a musical inspired by the music of Johnny Cash.

Valerie Shelton Tabor (B.A., ’96) is Executive Director and co-founder of Contemporary Ballet Dallas.

 

JOURNALISM

Scott Balows (B.F.A., ’85) won first prize from the North American Travel Journalists Association for the best travel book of the year for his memoir of an African safari, Tales from Tanzania.

Brad Bean (B.A., ’05) is the Bureau Coordinator for NBC News’ Southwest Bureau in Dallas.

Jennifer Leslie Boettcher (B.A., ’92) has been a reporter with WXIA/11Alive News in Atlanta since 1998. She has received two Southern Regional Emmy Awards, in 2003 for Medical Series Reporting and in 2000 for Spot News Reporting, and has been nominated for four more Emmys for consumer serious, specialty reporting and field reporting.

Stacia Philips Deshishku (B.A., ’90) has been named Director of Coverage for Cable News Network (CNN), where she won a Peabody Award for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Deshishku returned to CNN after a three-year stint with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, Yugoslavia.

Craig Lucie (B.A., ’04) finished second in Division 3 in the “Best Reporter” category of a recent state-wide competition sponsored by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. Lucie is a reporter for KZTV in Corpus Christi.

Francis (Frank) Murray (B.S., ’52) recently completed his 46th book, Ampalaya: Nature’s Remedy for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, which was researched in the Philippines. At the National Nutritional Foods Association convention in Las Vegas in July, he will receive the Association’s “President Award.”

David Ninh (B.A., ’01) is a fashion reporter and stylist for The Dallas Morning News.

Eva Parks (B.A., ’03) has accepted a position as a Field Producer for Fox News Channel. She’ll be based out of the network’s Dallas Bureau and will cover stories for the southwest region: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Lily Shanks (B.A., ’03) is graduating from law school at the University of Texas, and will begin working in September as an attorney with the firm of Jones Day in Dallas.

 

MUSIC

David Alpar (B.M., ’93, M.M., ’96) is Deputy Commander and Associate Conductor of the Air Force Band of Flight. He formerly was principal trumpet with the Air Force Band of the West in San Antonio.

Laura Claycomb (B.M., ’90) performed with the Novaya Rossiya Orchestra in Moscow in March. In May and June, she will perform in Elliot Goldenthal’s Grendel with the Los Angeles Opera, and will sing later this summer at the Lincoln Center Festival.

Stefan Engels (A.C., ’95) has been appointed as Professor of Organ at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn” in Leipzig, Germany.

Lucretia Geswint (A.C., ’05) is joining the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s School of Music in South Africa as an assistant voice lecturer.

Kim Grigsby (B.M., ’91) is conducting The Light in the Piazza on Broadway.

Rich Harris (M.M., ’05) has been invited for a second time to perform this summer in the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado.

George (“Vlad”) Iftinca (A.C., ’01) has been accepted as a pianist/vocal coach in the Lindemann (“Apprentice”) Program with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, N.Y.

Maria Jooste (A.C., ’01) recently performed Ariandne with the Tulsa Opera.

Dr. Peter Jutras (M.M., ’96) will begin as an Assistant Professor and Director of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Georgia in August. In addition, he will assume the position of Editor-in-Chief of Keyboard Companion magazine effective January 2007.

Michael Kirk (B.A., ’03) is an Executive Assistant/Mechanical Licensing Assistant at ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., in New York City.

Sayako Kusaka (A.C., ’03) received the Best Musician of the Year award from the Critics’ Association of Japan.

Otto Maidi (A.C., ’05) is performing Rusalka with the Swedish National Opera.

Megan McCorkle (B.M., ’01) will be singing Frasquita in the Carmen quintet May 13 in the 50th Anniversary Concert for Opera Memphis. She also will be singing Gilda in the Rigoletto quartet.

Steven Mitchell (M.M., ’90) is Music Director of Rosie’s Broadway Kids, a musical theater arts education program in selected public schools throughout Manhattan. The program was founded by Rosie and Kelli Carpenter O’Donnell (B.A. Advertising, ’89).

Dimitar Pentchev (M.M., ’01) is finishing a Ph.D. at the University of Briston in England, and has composed two original scores: A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the British Touring Shakespeare and The Adventures of Tom Thumb for the Forest Forge Theatre Co.

Dr. Allison Hudak Pietras (B.M. ’95., M.M. ’97) is an adjunct professor of piano pedagogy and class piano at Colorado State University, as well as leading children’s music programs in the public schools of Fort Collins, Colo.

Chad Runyon (M.M., ’87) recently recorded a set of 22 songs at Skywalker Sound. The collection is entitled Sweet Irrational Worship, The Niles-Merton Songs Opus 171 and 172.

Ryan Scott (B.M., ’00) is a member of the Continental Army Band at Ft. Monroe, Va. Scott plays tuba in the concert band, the official brass quintet, the Dixie band and tuba quartet. 

Brian Skinner (A.C., ’93) is among a group of singers who recently returned to New Orleans from careers around the country and the world to perform Handel’s Messiah with Symphony Chorus New Orleans to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Skinner, known in Europe as “Fernando del Valle,” left a series of operatic performances in Las Palmas, Paris and Düsseldorf to join the cause.
Jennifer Weaver (M.F.A., ’03) is a conductor of the Cedar Hill Community Orchestra and piano instructor at North Lake College in Irving. She also is a maintenance flight pilot for the Cold War Air Museum in Lancaster, having flown a wide array of planes, including the Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin, and the L-39 Albatros.
Natasha Wells (M.M., ’01) made her debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center as the mezzo-soprano soloist in A Child of Our Time, by Michael Tippett. Wells, who is working on her M.L.A. at SMU, plans to record her second album this year.

Angela Turner Wilson (A.C., ’98) performed the role of Lucia in Lucria di Lammamor with the Kansas City Lyric Opera.

 

THEATRE

Amy Acker (B.F.A., ’99) has landed a guest-starring role in the season finale of CBS Television’s How I Met Your Mother.

Nathan Amondson (B.F.A., ’94) is Production Designer for Brothers Amondson in Los Angeles. His film, Don’t Come Knocking, opened March 17 in L.A. and New York. The film was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in 2006.

Carol Apelt (B.F.A., ’97) is Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Community Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. She also is serving as Acting Program Manager of the Compassion Capital Fund, a $55 million capacity-building grant program.

Dylan Baker (B.F.A., ’81) played the role of “Roger Northrup” on the NBC series Book of Daniel.

David Barrera (B.F.A., ’91) recently started a recurring role on The West Wing as Matt Santos’ (Jimmy Smits) brother.

Marisela Barrera (B.F.A., ’94) is the Theater Arts Program Director for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, where her directorial credits include Beautiful Senoritas by Delores Prida, Posada Magica by Octavio Solis, and Psst … I Have Something To Tell You, Mi Amor by Ana Castillo.

Kathy Bates (B.F.A., ’69) and Stephen Tobolowsky (B.F.A., ’73) played the roles of Sue and Bud, respectively, in the recent film Failure to Launch.

Brian Baumgartner (B.F.A., ’95) is a regular guest on the NBC comedy series The Office.

Glenn Beatty (M.F.A., ’78) is Director of Operations and Administration for Globalvision, Inc., in New York, N.Y. Although no longer an actor, he still directs and produces short films – in 2005, he won a Worldfest Houston Award and a Videographer Award for a 12-minute film he produced/directed for electricity producer AAB called Access to Electricity, documenting electricity coming for the first time to a small village in Tanzania.

Powers Boothe (M.F.A., ’72) is playing a continuing role as Cy Tolliver in HBO’s Deadwood.

Steven Fenley (B.F.A., ’85) is a Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director of the Texas Repertory Theatre Co. in Houston, which opened in March with a production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.

Yorke Fryer (B.F.A., ’04) is a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Aaron Ginsburg (B.F.A., ’96) was one of eight writers chosen from a field of more than 500 candidates to take part in the WB Television Writers Workshop. He also co-wrote the videogame Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, which recently won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Story and Character Development from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

Steven Gridley (B.F.A., ’00) recently was accepted in to the M.F.A. Playwriting program at Columbia University in New York.

Todd Haberkorn (B.F.A., ’04) is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Theater Fusion, a new professional theatre in Keller, Texas.

John Hobbie (M.F.A., ’05) has been accepted into United Scenic Artists of America, local 829, in New York, N.Y.

Samantha Montgomery McIntyre (M.F.A., ’00) was selected to participate in the 2006 Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop in Los Angeles.

Wade McIntyre (B.A., ’95) co-wrote the videogame Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, which recently won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Story and Character Development from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. He also was selected to participate in the 2006 Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop in Los Angeles.

Debra Monk (M.F.A., ’75) has a role in the Golden Globe-nominated film The Producers and just completed a run in the Broadway production of Chicago.

René Moreno (B.F.A., ’81, M.F.A., ’01) is directing and acting in Dallas. His 2005 directorial credits include Far East (Contemporary Theatre of Dallas), The House of Bernarda Alba (Meadows School of the Arts), Crowns (Dallas Theater Center) and Season’s Greetings (Quad C Theatre); he also portrayed “Kerry Max Cook” in the Out-of-the-Loop Festival’s production of The Exonerated at WaterTower Theatre. Moreno won three Dallas Fort Worth Theater Critics’ Forum Awards for The Wrestling Season, (Dallas Theater Center), Blind Date (WingSpan Theatre Company) and Living Out (WaterTower Theatre).

James Newman (M.F.A., ’96) has accepted the position of Artistic Director at the Santa Rosa Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Kate Nowlin (B.F.A., ’98) played “Annie” in The Real Thing at The Huntington Theatre in Boston, Mass. She also has appeared on Law & Order and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of “Helena” in the (Washington D.C.-based) Shakespeare Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Kaitlin O’Neal (M.F.A., ’96) is touring with The Acting Company in Three Musketeers as Milady de Winter and in Macbeth as Lady MacDuff

Tina Parker (B.F.A., ’91) played the role of “Inez” in the Classical Acting Company’s production of No Exit. René Moreno (B.F.A., ’81, M.F.A., ’01) directed.

Ashley Rideaux (B.F.A., ’03) is playing the parts of “Malcolm” and “Lady Macduff) in the Dallas Theater Center’s production of A Macbeth.

Marco Rodriguez (M.F.A., ’00) recently portrayed “Anibal de la Luna” in Kitchen Dog Theater’s production of José Rivera’s Cloud Tectonics.

Saundra Santiago (M.F.A., ’81) appeared in the off-Broadway production of The House of Bernarda Alba, which ran from March 6 through April 9.

Wrenn Schmidt (B.F.A., ’05) has been cast as the lead in Pogo and Easy: A Zydeco Musical in New York, N.Y.

Lisa Shriver (B.F.A., ’93) is making her Broadway debut as choreographer for Ring of Fire, which currently is playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City.

Jessica Turner (B.F.A., ’99) recently played the role of Pam in the Dallas Theater Center’s production of Joe Egg.

Karissa Vacker (B.F.A., ’03) recently played the role of “Vera”
 in A Month in the Country at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

Sally Vahle (M.F.A., ’90) is playing the part of “A Macbeth” in the Dallas Theater Center’s production of A Macbeth.

Jay Whittaker (M.F.A., ’99) will be appearing with the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, U.K. this summer.

Ashley Williams (B.F.A., ’02) received her M.F.A last year from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver and worked for the Denver Center Theatre Company. Williams now lives and works in New York City.

Ross Williams (B.F.A., ’96) is playing “Gimli, the dwarf, in the Broadway Bound production of Lord of the Rings.

David Woolard (B.F.A., ’80) is designing costumes for Zhivago, a new musical at La Jolla (Calif.) Playhouse, and the Broadway production of Ring of Fire, about the music of Johnny Cash.