Our alumni are working in the industry. Here is a highlight of a few of them:
Tanae Beyer (2005) is the Education Director and Literary Manager for the Chance Theater, Anaheim, CA (see www.chancetheater.com) where she also stage-manages frequently. Recently she stage-managed their production of "The Who's 'Tommy'" which was remounted at the Orange County Center for the Performing Arts.
Spencer Blair (2012) appeared as "William, LeBeau, Oliver MarText, and Hymen" in "As You Like It" (May/June 2013), "Feste" in the Looseleaf Theatre Co. production of "Twelfth Night" (May/June 2012) and in "Avenue Q" at the Empire Theatre with Theatre Out and All Puppet Players (January/February 2012) which won rave reviews in the O.C. Register.
Kelsie "Indiana" Blackwell (2008) works as a parade dancer at Disneyland and has appeared as "Rosalind" in "As You Like It" (May/June 2013) and "Viola" in the Looseleaf Theatre Co. production of "Twelfth Night" (May/June 2012) as well as "Frost/Nixon" at the Maverick Theatre in Fullerton (April/May 2012). See the review of "Frost/Nixon" at ocregister.com.
Andrew Eddins (2009) is the voice of Optimus Prime at Universal Studios theme park. He recently appeared in the Looseleaf Theatre Co. production of "As You Like It" as “Oliver” (May/June 2013), and in Twelfth Night in the role of "Sebastian" (May/June 2012).
Courtny Greenough is a company member and frequent stage manager at the Chance Theater, Anaheim, CA (see chancetheater.com. She has also interned at the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse and currently works full-time for the education department at the Orange County Center for the Performing Arts.
Justin Jorgensen (2011) is completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts Administration at Southern Utah University where part of the program involves Justin working for the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
John Marchetta (2008) appeared in Looseleaf Theatre Co. production of "As You Like It" as “Adam” (May/June 2013) and in "Twelfth Night" as "Valentine" (May/June 2012).
Brock Powell (2011) is part of the theatre company “Fred Willard’s Mo Hos”. Willard has appeared in tons of TV and film comedies including Anchorman, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, and Roxanne. Brock is writing sketch material for the company and appearing in the sketches with Mr. Willard. Previously he appeared as the "Baker" in the Mysterium Theatre production of "Into the Woods" (June/July 2011), and in the Chance Theater’s musical "Anne of Green Gables" (December, 2011).
Marisa Persson (2008) won a great review from the L.A. Times in the Chance Theatre production of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" (Dec. 2009) and then moved to Hollywood in 2010 where she signed with commercial (CCA) and theatrical (Cavaleri & Associates) representation and has advanced into the intermediate level at The Groundlings School of Improv. In 2012, she booked a lead in the short film "Imperfect" which premiered at the United Film Festival and a costarring role in the feature film "Trooper." You can see her in several films/web-series on her website marisapersson.com.
Ron Rapp has sung in over 51 productions for over 15 years with Opera Pacific, and has also appeared with the Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera and with the Pacific Chorale. He attended South Coast Repertory Theatre's Professional Conservatory and appeared in a few productions there.
Naomi Rogers (2011) worked as an actor/creator for the Imagination Machine in Orange County and has appeared with Looseleaf Theatre Co. in "As You Like It" in the role of “Audrey” (May/June 2013)
Jeremy Schlitt (2011) works as a character at Disneyland and recently appeared as "Silvius" in Looseleaf Theatre Co. production of "As You Like It" (May/June 2013) and in "Twelfth Night" as “Antonio” (May/June 2013).
David Schulz is the managing artistic director of Star Theatre Company in Oceanside, CA where his credits include "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "The Woman in Black" and "High School Musical".
Masako Tobaru (2005) is the technical director of the Chance Theater, Anaheim, CA (see chancetheater.com) where she frequently designs as well. See her profile on the theatre alumni profile pages.
Hannah Welter (2009) is the assistant technical director at Concordia University. She previously worked as a lead scenic artist for Gothic Moon Productions and has returned to design the costumes at Concordia for "Hamlet", "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" and the 2010 and 2012 Gala of Stars.
Drew Williams (2010) is the artistic director of Image Theatre Co. in Orange County.