Since its founding in 1892, more than 140,000 students have received their degree from CMU. Graduates from the Department of Theatre and Dance span the globe, successfully putting their education to use in all aspects of their lives.
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- CMU Theatre alum, Michael Knight, will be recording a Zoom version of his original play, The Foreplay: An Exploration of the Birth of Our Nation that will be made available on the 4th of July. Michael wrote this play several years ago. It has been performed at the Orlando International Fringe Festival and won Best of Venue Award at the Kansas City Fringe Festival.
CMU Theatre alumni, Isaac Bannasch and Zach York will be performing in the production, and Jessica Reilly will serve as the Stage Manager.
The production will be available at:
- CMU Theatre and Dance alum, Larry Joe Campbell, is playing the role of Biffoont, Commandant of the Coast Guard, in the new Netflix series, Space Force.
The first episode of Space Force premiered today. More information about the series is available at https://www.netflix.com/title/81021929.
- CMU Theatre alum, Emily Finck, just graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with her MA in Theatre and Performance Studies.
CMU Theatre alumni, Andrew Papa, Cameron Dodge-White, Greg Ott, Matt Hays, Bob Pantalone, and Rob Grabowski, along with current Chair of Theatre and Dance, Steve Berglund, will be performing a live virtual reading of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross at 6:00 pm (Eastern Time) on Saturday, May 9th. The performance will be available at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/228327335120997/
CMU Theatre alum, Caylin Waller, will be pursuing a Masters in Performing Arts Administration from NYU Steinhardt beginning in the Fall.
CMU Theatre alum, Lloyd Ziel, has been hired as the new Company Manager for the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Information about Ogunquit Playhouse is available at: http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/about-us.
CMU Theatre alum, Kristin Mellian, is a new Assistant Professor of Theatre (Acting/Performance) at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers, Florida.
- CMU Theatre alum, Dylan Goike, will be playing the role of Peter in the off-Broadway production of Anne Frank: A Musical. The production will be performed at Actors Temple Theatre (West 47th St., NYC) and will run from March 13th through May 7th.
- CMU Theatre and Dance alum, Tyler Bradley, is a Project Coordinator at Walt Disney Imagineering, producing both internal and external events, projects, and programs.
Recently, Tyler was the recipient of the LA Unbound Spring 2020 Choreographers Scholarship. She will be reimagining her original piece "Uncomfortable" that will combine spoken word and movement to tell a story about the hardships and experiences people face and the "uncomfortable" conversations we must have in order to grow and truly make change. The production is scheduled for May 16, 2020 at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Information about LA Unbound is available at https://launbound.com/about/.
"Uncomfortable" originally premiered at Central Michigan University in 2015 in Tyler's original student created theatrical dance production, HUMANITY, which ultimately inspired her production company, HUE Productions, LLC.
- CMU Theatre and Dance alum, Michael Idalski, is playing the role of David in the Chicago premiere of If/Then being produced by Brown Paper Box Theatre Company. The show opened Thursday, January 23rd and runs through Sunday, February 16th at The Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.
- CMU Theatre alum, Dionne O’Dell, has been awarded the Arts Council of Greater Lansing Arts Educator Applause Award. Dionne is a faculty member in the Theatre department at Michigan State University. The Arts Council’s Applause Awards recognize Greater Lansing individuals, businesses, artists, educators, arts organizations and advocates who’ve made significant contributions to the arts. Awardees are chosen based on artistic excellence, sustained contributions, unusual achievements, perseverance and a deep commitment to the arts and cultural community.
Dionne, who specializes in teaching children’s theatre, and writing and directing plays for youth and community, was recognized for her work creating innovative, multi-sensory, interactive theatrical performances for neurodiverse audiences. (More information.
CMU Theatre alum, Caylin Waller, will be appearing in the AlphaNYC Theatre Company’s production of Twelve Angry Women
at The Producer’s Club on 44th Street in New York City. Twelve Angry Women opens November 23rd and runs through December 15th. (Tickets and information
CMU Theatre alum, Natalie Loveland, is serving as the Costume Designer for The NOW Collective’s world premiere production of The Wild Parrots of Campbell
by Alex Riad. The Wild Parrots of Campbell
will be performed at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in New York City. The production begins previews December 4th and will run through December 21st. (Tickets and information
CMU Theatre alum, Michelle Brooke (Markowitz), released a new single today. The song, “Storm,” will be featured in her new EP, which is expected to be released in 2020. Michelle was recently featured in an article in American Songwriter. (Article and song
- CMU Theatre alum, Jason Pintar, has been cast in one of the eight musicals that will be presented by the National Alliance for Musical Theatre 31st Annual Festival of New Musicals, set to take place October 24-25 at New World Stages Off-Broadway. Jason will be performing in Lautrec at the St. James, alongside Gabrielle Carrubba (Dear Evan Hansen), MaryAnn Wade McCollum (Wicked), and Erica Spyres (Carousel). (More information)