Our alumni are working in the industry. Here are some highlights of a few of them:
Wesley Barnes (2015) was on a 3 month dance company tour of Germany in 2016. Most of the year he lives and works in New York City.
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. She stage-managed The Chance’s production of The Who's Tommy which was remounted at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts.
Kelsie Blackwell (2008) works full time as a parade dancer at Disneyland and has appeared in Looseleaf Theatre Co’s Twelfth Night (Viola) and As You Like It (Rosalind) and as well as Frost/Nixon at the Maverick Theatre in Fullerton in 2013. See the review of "Frost/Nixon" at ocregister.com.
Spencer Blair (2012) is a working improv actor in Chicago. Previously he appeared in Looseleaf Theatre Co’s Twelfth Night (Feste), and As You Like It (William, LeBeau, Oliver MarText, Hymen), and Avenue Q at the Empire Theatre - which won rave reviews in the O.C. Register.
Katie Braun (2013) is working towards an MA in theatre education at NYU’s Steinhardt School in New York.
Haley Brown (2013) stage managed As You Like It, and The Comedy of Errors for Looseleaf, The Children's Hour for Newport Theater Arts Center and served as assistant stage manager at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. She was then hired by All for Kidz (or The NED Show) as a touring Edutainer taking a one-person show about bullying, being a champion in school and life. She will be touring around America and abroad with this unique show that involves acting and yo yo tricks!
Alex Dominguez (2015) is working to make her way as an actor in New York City!
Andrew Eddins (2009) is the voice of Optimus Prime at Universal Studios theme park. He recently appeared in the Looseleaf Theatre Co.’s The Merchant of Venice (Bassanio) As You Like It (Oliver) and Twelfth Night (Sebastian).
Katie Foggiano (2015) is an artistic intern at Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s most prestigious LORT theatres where she works directly for the casting and literary departments. Outside of that she has stage managed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Fruitless Moon Productions and I, Joan for Mitsopolous Productions and directed the production of Ozombie bin Laden: in 3-D! for the San Diego Fringe Festival in 2016.
Courtny Greenough (2006) is the company manager and a resident 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 as Coordinator for Educational Operations at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. In 2016, she stage managed the OC premiere of the musical Dogfight for the Chance.
Justin Jorgensen (2011) completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts Administration at Southern Utah University where he worked for the Tony-Award Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. He then went on to be Associate Artistic and Development Director for New Village Arts Theatre in San Diego. In 2015 he accepted a position as Sponsorship and Special Events Coordinator at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Melissa (Cheffers) Kirchstein (2013) is living in Pagosa Springs, CO. She is performing in Cabaret (Frenchie), The Little Mermaid (Atina) and A Funny Thing Happened... Forum (a Protean) at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. She recently appeared in The Music Man (Marian) at the Durango Arts Center and The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia) at the Strater Theatre. Some other recent credits include The Night Cap Club (Lorna), Cowboys Are My Weakness (Selway), A Chorus Line (Tricia) and featured ensemble in Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserables at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.
John Marchetta (2008) appeared in Looseleaf Theatre Co. production of As You Like It (Adam) and Twelfth Night (Valentine). His full time job is working in Concordia’s music office and running the box office and program printing for the theatre department.
Marisa Persson (2008) is a SAG-AFTRA actress, model, and voice over artist in L.A.. Recently, she appeared in several national commercials (AT& T U-verse, Ask.com, ESPN), in festival renowned webseries (We Are Angels, The Dark Knight Retires) a few indie films, specifically recurring in several Finite Films’ -- Imperfect (United Film Festival Los Angeles) & Status Single (Funny or Die), as well as ION TV’s holiday movie Defending Santa starring Dean Cain & Jud Tylor. On Stage, you have seen her at the Macha Theater and the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Six Upset Women and It's Important to Leave As Well. She also 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.
Brock Powell (2011) Under the mentorship of Bill Farmer, voice of Disney’s Goofy, Brock has started a career in Voice Over working on Stan Lee’s Comikaze Convention and it's web-series counterpart. Brock played an exaggerated Announcer trapped in a control room for “Comics N’ Cocktails” a geek review/recipe web series. Brock had a chance to work for master of horror, Eli Roth, providing creature sound effects. He also provided voices for several new media projects with CollegeHumor, Disneyworld, and a for cartoon coming to Netflix. Brock was recently announced as the new official voice of the Kool-Aid Man for Kraft. He also has been the announcing voice for Stan Lee’s Comikaze conventions. In his spare time he has been a part of the theatre company “Fred Willard’s Mo Hos” in L.A. for which he writes and appears in sketches. Willard has appeared in tons of TV and film comedies including Anchorman, Waiting for Guffman, and A Mighty Wind.
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) Murden (2011) lives and works in L.A.. She has created the YouTube channel “WHATSHERNAME” and has worked as an actor/creator for the Imagination Machine in Orange County. You can see her video with her new group Dame Squad at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xvaWZhpykU. She has appeared with Looseleaf Theatre Co. in The Comedy of Errors (Nell) and As You Like It (Audrey).
Jeremy Schlitt (2011) works as a character at Disneyland and recently appeared in Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), The Merchant of Venice (Launcelot Gobbo), The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus), As You Like It (Silvius), and Twelfth Night (Antonio).
Nicole (Salimbeni) Schlitt (2014) spends her days working for Disneyland in a technical capacity, and when not there she is a resident artist with The Chance Theater company. She worked as the stage manager for Looseleaf’s production of The Merchant of Venice.
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".
Jacob Schott (2015) is living and working in New York. He works in the box office for SubCulture Concert venue which features such artists as Jason Robert Brown and he is a house manager at Culture Project in New York.
Nicholas Scutti (2015) is moving to Chicago to work in improvisation and to keep writing. He recently penned the San Diego Fringe Festival play Ozombie bin Laden: in 3-D!
Sarah Spenker (2012) appears on the evening news in Lodi, CA for TEAM MY58 at KCRA/KQCA Channel 3: My58. She has appeared in Lend Me A Tenor (Maggie), Chicago (Annie, ensemble), and Young Frankenstein (ensemble) at Stockton Civic Theatre as well as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Honey) for That’s Showbiz. In 2016 she will be assistant directing 1776 for Stockton Civic Theatre.
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.
Megan Tisdale (2013) is working for costume services at Disneyland.
Hannah Welter (2009) previously worked as a lead scenic artist for Gothic Moon Productions and as production manager at Concordia. She currently works for Sets Unlimited and Pfinix Creative Group. She has returned to design the costumes at Concordia for Hamlet, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Pride and Prejudice and the 2010, 2012, 2016 Gala of Stars.
Lauren Winnenberg (2014) began a program in 2015 in Arts Politics at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York. Previously she served as assistant director for Creative Kids Playhouse Children's Theatre of Orange County and was part of the 8th annual Young Artist Project with Phantom Projects Theatre Company at the La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts.