Wesley Barnes '15
Wesley moved to NYC to pursue acting and has appeared in In the Heights at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston TX, and a new play called Choir Boy by Tarrell Alvin McCranney at Briggs Opera House in Vermont. He has also done three international tours as a featured dancer/performer with Magic of the Dance in both Germany and Taiwan. Recently he was cast in a production of The Scottsboro Boys directed by the original Broadway director. Outside of performing in shows, Wesley is a proud member of the 68 Cent Crew Theatre Co (LA/NY). He works as the social media coordinator and house manager for St. Luke's Off Broadway Theatre.
Haley Brown '13
Haley stage managed As You Like It, and The Comedy of Errors for Looseleaf Theatre Co and at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum A Midsummer Night's Dream. She now works for All for Kidz (or The NED Show) as a touring Edutainer taking a one-person show about bullying and being a champion in school and life. The tour has taken her all across the U.S., to Europe, Japan and Australia!
Katie Foggiano '15
Katie is in her second internship (2016-17) at a Tony Award-winning LORT theatre – currently she is at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville in a producing internship after completing an artistic internship (2015-16) at La Jolla Playhouse where she worked 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 Mitsopoulos Productions and directed the production of Ozombie bin Laden: in 3-D! for the San Diego Fringe Festival.
Courtney Greenough '06
Courtny works as Coordinator for Educational Operations at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts and in her spare time is the company manager and a resident stage manager at the Chance Theater.
Melissa Cheffers Kirschstein '13
Melissa is living in Pagosa Springs, CO. She is performing in Cabaret (Frenchie), The Little Mermaid (Attina) and A Funny Thing Happened... Forum (a Protean) at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. Other credits: The Music Man (Marian) at the Durango Arts Center and The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia) at the Strater Theatre, 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.
Evy Moody '16
Evy is a member of L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre improv troupe in Burbank. She’s also done voiceover work for Waba Grill and a media company called Just Call Me Doc. She recently served as the assistant director of Spamalot at La Serna High School and appeared in a production of the opera The Marriage of Figaro for Mysterium Theatre Co. in La Habra.
Marisa Persson '08
Marisa is a SAG-AFTRA actress, model, and voiceover artist in L.A.. Recently, she appeared in several national commercials (AT&T U-verse, Ask.com, ESPN), in festival renowned web series (We Are Angels, The Dark Knight Retires) indie films, including Imperfect (United Film Festival Los Angeles), and Status Single (Funny or Die), and in ION TV’s holiday movie Defending Santa starring Dean Cain. On stage she appeared with Macha Theater and the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Six Upset Women and It's Important to Leave As Well and won a great review from the L.A. Times in Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. For more information about Marisa you can visit her website at www.marisapersson.com.
Brock Powell '11
Brock studied with Bill Farmer (voice of Disney’s Goofy) and started a career in Voiceover working on Stan Lee’s Comikaze Convention and its web-series counterpart as well as the web series Comics N’ Cocktails. He provided creature and sound effects for master of horror, Eli Roth, and voices for CollegeHumor and Disney World.. Brock is the official voice of the Kool-Aid Man for Kraft and has done Kool Aid commercials and the cross-over Kool Aid/Geico Insurance television ad. For more information about Brock, read the full story from the CUI magazine.
Nicole (Salimbeni) Schlitt '14
Nicole spends her days working for Disneyland in technical theatre and when not there she is a resident artist with The Chance Theater. She worked as the stage manager for Looseleaf’s production of The Merchant of Venice (2015) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (2017).
Jacob Schott '15
Jacob moved to NY right after graduation. He’s a member of InViolet Theater Company where directs, acts, and produces work focused on empowering actors and emerging writers. He is a co-founder of the Improv group The Downtowners. He also directed Turbulence for Network Theatre Company's one-act festival. His "day jobs" have included Operations Manager at Culture Project Theater, audition monitor for Actor's Equity, and assistant company manager for the Bard Summer Arts Festival (2017). He is currently working for the Shubert organization as an assistant producer on their upcoming off-Broadway production of Goldstein the Musical at The New World Stages.
Nicholas Scutti '14
Nicholas is in Chicago working in improvisation for the improvisational comedy company, The PSATs, and is writing for the online show Every Other Week Or So with Brittany Handler. In 2016 he penned the San Diego Fringe Festival play Ozombie bin Laden: in 3-D!
Masako Tobaru '05
Masako has been with the Chance Theatre since 2003, and also serves as the technical director, a resident stage manager and lighting designer. Her Chance Theater credits include Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, and Evita, among others. Her credits outside the Chance include Ganga…Life as a River, Much Ado About Nothing, Cabaret, Medea, Patient A and The Last Night of Ballyhoo.
Justin Jorgensen Vierela '11
Justin holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University where he worked for the Tony-Award Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. He then went on to work for New Village Arts Theatre in San Diego and as Sponsorship and Special Events Coordinator at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He recently became the director of development for The Moonlight Cultural Foundation, a live musical theatre in San Diego.
Hannah Welter '10
Hannah worked as a lead scenic artist for Gothic Moon Productions. She currently works for Sets Unlimited and Pfinix Creative Group. Her projects have included work for Disneyland, She has returned to design costumes at Concordia for Hamlet, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Pride and Prejudice and Still Life with Iris.
Brittney S. Wheeler '08
Brittney is an Ovation Award-winning actress and singer who has performed in over 35 professional productions in L.A., Orange County and Ventura County. She appeared in the regional premiere of The Color Purple (as Jarene the head church lady) and in the remount of Coeurage Theatre Company's Failure: A Love Story at the prestigious Kirk Douglas Theatre. In addition to her acting, Wheeler has directed the musical Edward at Long Beach Playhouse and she is a company member and casting associate for Celebration Theatre, an LGBT theatre in North Hollywood.
Lauren Winnenberg '14
Lauren received an M.A. in Arts Politics at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (2016) where she received a Lew & Edie Wasserman Research Grant. She is a founding member of Salty Corkscrew Theatre Co and a member of Theatre 68. She recently assistant directed Come Back (Theatre 68) and stage managed for the NYC Women's Work Festival and New York Fringe Festival. She has worked with Culture Project, Untitled Theatre Co. #61, Phantom Projects Theatre Group, and Creative Kids Playhouse of Orange County.
Morgan Yachinich '16
Morgan moved to New York after graduation where she works as a production assistant (with 2016 grad Jacob Schott) for Distinguished Concerts International New York which works in venues like Carnegie Hall. She has stage managed and worked as a lighting board operator Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. Jacob and Morgan also started their own improv group, The Downtowners.
Katie (Braun) Zakkak '13
Katie completed an MA in Theatre Education at NYU’s Steinhardt School in 2016 and is now a drama teacher in the Dehesa School District in El Cajon, CA.