Bryce Alexander was named artistic director of Denver's Phamaly Theatre Company in February 2015. Alexander has been with the company for six years, most recently serving as associate artistic director, and was an assistant director for three seasons at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Phamaly has produced professional plays and musicals since 1989, cast entirely with performers who have physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. While the company now performs up to six productions a year, its primary offering each year is a Broadway musical staged at the Space Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. "In many ways, Phamaly is the place where I truly learned to be an artist; a place that challenged my perceptions, encouraged my exploration and deepened my respect for our craft," Alexander says. "To have the opportunity to lead this incredible organization forward, to continue our exceptional growth, to deepen our exploration of humanity — and our own understanding as a result — is a dream come true." Read more
Vagabond, a Los Angeles theater company founded by Clay Pruitt (BA theater performance, BFA film production ‘07), Alex Hughes (BFA theater management and design, BFA performance ‘09), Whitney Loveall (BFA theater performance ‘10), and Anna Erikson (MA theater history, theory, and criticism ‘10) made its debut on Sept. 12, 2014. Vagabond’s mission is “to create intimate theatrical experiences, produce bold works, foster artistic camaraderie, forge deep connections between audiences and artists, and support the growth of emerging artists in the LA community.” The company's first production, Bill Cain’s 9 CIRCLES, examines the post-traumatic mind of recently discharged soldier. The play opened Sept. 12 at the Sherry Theater in North Hollywood and included a post-show talk by the U.S. Veteran Artists Association. Vagabond is currently accepting donations to fund their performance through their Kickstarter.
Satya Chavez (BFA, 2015)
Satya Chavez, a senior studying music and theatre at CU-Boulder (graduating in 2015), won the prestigious Irene Ryan Acting competition April 18, 2014 at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival finals at the Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C. The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education and professional development. Each year, 250 nominees and their partners audition at each of the eight regional festivals. Two performers and their scene partners from each of eight regions are invited to attend the national festival to audition for the national scholarships. In the fall 2014 semester Ryan is directing Songs for a New World, which opens Nov. 5 in the Loft Theatre.
Josh Greenwood is an actor based in New York who performs improv, sketch comedy and drama, and writes, produces and directs films. He is also a world-ranked professional slackline athlete on the U.S. mean's professional team.
Ashley is receiving her Master’s degree in Theatre in Communities at New York University, and is a teaching artist with Global Empowerment Theatre, Story Pirates and Voices UnBroken in the NYC prison system, foster care system and NYC Public School system. In Summer 2013 she will be traveling to Zanzibar, Africa with Global Empowerment Theatre to devise theatre in an underprivileged community. Ashley recently joined Tectonic Theatre (creators of The Laramie Project) as their research and education intern.
Patrick is a New York based actor and proud member of Actor's Equity. Performing mostly classics, he has appeared in Two Gentlemen of Verona and Servant of Two Masters(Annapolis Shakespeare Company), Macbeth and Taming of the Shrew(Mainestage Shakespeare), Love's Labours Lost and Three Musketeers(Colorado Shakespeare Festival). Lately, he can be seen doing online commercials and sketches with Scary Mommy.
Aba is an actor in Los Angeles. Appeared in TV series Southland, 8, and Sideliners. Worked as a Casting Assistant on the films For Colored Girls, My Name is Khan and My Black Is Beautiful.
Kristel Jelinek Brown (BFA, 2004)
After appearing as a performer in shows on Norwegian Cruise Lines and the first national tour of Urban Cowboy, Kristel moved to New York City to work as a teaching artist with Spellbound Theatre and New Americans Welcome Center. She recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Applied Theatre from City University of New York (2012).
Nathan Cooper (BA, 2007)
Nathan is a founding member and Artistic Director of Baltimore’s Single Carrot Theatre. In addition to his work at Single Carrot Theatre, he is a residency coordinator with Young Audiences of Maryland, where he schedules artist in residence programs across the state of Maryland. He will make any excuse to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Brian has played the supporting role of Jimmy Palmer on the popular CBS television series "NCIS" since 2004. In 2012, he was promoted to season regular.
Aaron Elgart (BFA stage design, 2007)
Aaron Elgart graduated from the professional intern program at The Juilliard School and has worked there as stage manager since 2009. Aaron was the designer for CU Theatre’s 2006 production of Richard III.
is Production Manager at Single Carrot Theatre, Nathan loves the smell of fresh paint and freshly cut wood. He’s enjoyed having the wonderful opportunity to have roles in Illuminoctum, Playing Dead, Tragedy: a tragedy, and The Other Shore.
Jessica is a founding member and Director of Public Relations of Single Carrot Theatre. She has performed in numerous shows both at Single Carrot Theatre and beyond, from roles like Sharla in Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe to Queen Elizabeth in Richard III.
Known for her role as Melanie Clayton on the CBS comedy series Worst Week, Erinn has also played the roles of Alison McKellar in the 2007 Fox sitcom The Winner and Lola Spratt on the comedy series Childrens Hospital.
Genevieve is a founding member and Development Director of Single Carrot Theatre. Artistically, she acts, directs, and writes for the company and in 2009 was awarded Best Actress in City Paper’s Best of Baltimore awards.
Carolyn D. Miller (BFA, 2004)
Associate Producer with Junkyard Dog Productions, producers of Memphis, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2010. Off Broadway/London credits include: Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn and Vanities the Musical at Second Stage Theatre. Carolyn was the Producing Artistic Director of the Boulder Broadway Company for five seasons. Productions included A Chorus Line, Into the Woods, Kiss Me Kate, Bat Boy the Musical and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Attended CU 2005-2007 Yale School of Drama, MFA in Costume Design
Ben Whitehair founder of Tuition Specialists, recently booked a co-star role on Nashville on ABC.
Lindsey Wilson (BA, 2004)
Lindsey is current managing director of D Magazine’scustom publishing division, Lindsey previously worked as an editor for Panache Partners. Lindsey has also been serving as one of D Magazine’s theatre critics since February of 2010, reviewing professional productions in and around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Matt Zambrano (BFA, 2004)
Recent graduate of the National Theatre Conservatory’s MFA program in Acting. Performance credits include roles with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the National Theater Conservatory, Curious Theater Co., and Buntport Theater Company.
Ira Bauer-Spector (BFA, 2007)
Graduated summa cum laude. Ira was the first student to graduate from the MFA Musical Theatre program with an emphasis in directing from San Diego State University. San Diego directing credits include: Moscow, Diversionary; Into the Woods, Songs for a New World, and the San Diego premiere of Zanna, Don’t! Ira was the Directing Intern on The First Wives Club, directed by Francesca Zambello at the Old Globe in summer of 2009. He also assistant directed the Chicago Premiere of bare (Bailiwick Repertory Theatre).
Cullen R. Titmas has performed on Broadway in Billy Elliot(Tony), Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie), Off-Broadway in Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie) and regionally in New York in Finding Nemo the Musical (Marlin), John and Jen (John), AIDA (Radames), Footloose (Ren), Forever Plaid (Sparky) and Floyd Collins (Floyd). In October 2014 he played Swing in The Last Ship, a musical with music by Sting.
Jenn Zuko Boughn (BA, 1994)
Jenn Zuko Boughn is a stage combat instructor and fight director living in Boulder and teaches stage combat at Metro State College, among other places. Jenn wrote the textbook for the stage combat courses she (and others) teach at Metro and elsewhere and is quite proud of it. Click here to see the book.
Trent Dawson has recently appeared on the television series Homeland and The Good Wife. He also has appeared on Broadway in The Herbal Bed and played Henry Coleman on the soap opera As the World Turns from 1998 to 2010.
Anne has returned to her native Denver. She recently started a new clothing line–AnnaFesta–for “curvy girls” sizes 10 – 28 and in April won the Denver Style Awards 2011 People’s Choice Award for Best Clothing Designer.
Mitchell Ferm (BA, 1994)
produced the visual effects for Stephen Daldry’s film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close starring Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks. Also Visual Effects Production Supervisor for LOST, ALIAS, and THE CATCH (PILOT), Bad Robot, Touchstone Television.
Most recently appreared with Frances McDormand and Conleth Hill in Macbeth at Berkeley Rep. War Horse Nation Tour. The Shakespeare Theatre. Shakespeare Santa Cruz. The Good Wife. Person of Interest. Madame Secretary. Law and Order SVU.
Chaney Kley has appeared on the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NCIS, Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as Las Vegas. Chaney made his film debut portraying Brandon in Legally Blonde and portrayed Kyle Walsh in the horror-thriller movie Darkness Falls.
Jen Nails is an actor, improv artist, and children’s book author (Next to Mexico). She has been featured in commercials for MTV, Snickers Crunch and Maybelline. She also created a one-woman show called Lylice, about an irrepressible 12-year old, which she has toured extensively. Jen has taught acting and writing at New York Film Academy and the Peoples Improv Theatre, and is now on the faculty at Eastern International College in Jersey City, NJ.
Broadway: 2012 revival of Annie; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Spamalot; 42nd Street. Regional roles: Jerry in The Full Monty, Harold Hill in The Music Man, and Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance.
Emmy nominated role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Elliot Stabler. Meloni has also appeared in Scrubs, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Runaway Bride, NYPD Blue (Jimmy Liery), and Oz (Chris Keller). Meloni can now be seen in HBO’s Truebloodas Roman Zimojic and the 2013 release, Man of Steel as Colonel Hardy.
Philip C. Sneed (BA, 1980)
Philip Sneed is the executive director for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Formerly the Producing Artistic Director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF), Philip served for 12 years as Artistic Director of the Foothills Theatre Company/Sierra Shakespeare Festival in Nevada City, CA. Directing credits include work with CSF, the Arvada Center, and the Sacramento Theatre Company. Acting credits include San Diego’a Old Globe Theatre, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Company, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
John McCaslin-Doyle, Ph.D (BFA, 1988)
John is teaching at the State University of New York-Oneonta at the rank of Associate Professor. Recently John directed productions of Misalliance, Richard III, Bus Stop, and The Marriage of Figaro. This year he is stepping in as interim chair for the Theatre Department and directing The Cherry Orchard in an alley setting.
An AFI Best Actress nominee and People’s Choice Award-winner, Lydia has acted in over 250 television shows and films and is best known for playing Sara Rush in the television sitcom Too Close for Comfort.
Jim Doyle designed the set for CU Theatre’s April 2014 production of Metamorphoses. He is director at Los Angeles-based WET Design, one of the world’s foremost designers of water features. Jim helped create the water fountains at Las Vegas’ Bellagio hotel as well as water and fire sculptures for the 2002 Salt Lake City and 2014 Sochi Olympic games. Jim received the 1992 Academy Award winner ing Technical Achievement for his design and development of the dry fogger. He also designed the knife-claw glove worn by Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street films
Patricia won a Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Theatre World Award for her performance in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, and was nominated for a Tony for A Shadow Box. Other Broadway credits include The Elephant Man, A Doll’s House, King Lear and Tartuffe. From 1990 to 2011 she starred at Renee Divine Buchanan on the long-running daytime drama, One Life to Live. Other film and television credits include Kojak, Hill Street Blues, Spenser: For Hire, Tartuffe, and Somebody Killed Her Husband.