Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
Fordham Theatre Department

Back to Alumni

Alumni Achievements

Theatre Alumni Nicole Alifante

Understudied Modern Orthodox Off Broadway starring Molly Ringwald. Also performed in Lobby Hero in the NYC performance directed by Mark Brokaw. She then played the role at Hartford Theater Works and later at The Barrington Stage Company; appeared in the McCarter Theater's production of A Christmas Carol. She has worked in NYC theatre under the direction of Larry Sacharow, Matthew Maguire, Gabriel Barre and Jack Cummings. She will be producing and starring in a play written by John Cariani, Tony nominated actor. She is a very proud member of Transport Group, a 3-year-old theatre company whose last production, First Lady Suite, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Her TV credits include "Guiding Light", "Law and Order-Criminal Intent", and various commercials and voice overs. Nicole is currently an audition coach.
Noel Arthur

Dean’s Fellow Columbia MFA Acting Program. Currently living in LA -- Guest star on "ER"; co-starred on "Strong Medicine" on Lifetime. Noel recently appeared on the premiere of Showtime's "Shameless". He is also launching a web series called BYRDWatch.
Jason Aylesworth

Jason Aylesworth is an Associate at the New York entertainment law firm of Sendroff & Baruch, LLP.   He is an officer of the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law (EASL), Dispute Resolution, and Young Lawyers sections of the New York State Bar Association, and the co-chair of EASL’s Digital Media Committee. 

Theatre Alumni Greg Balla

Performing with Blue Man Group in Boston.
Theatre Alumni
Tom Baran

Tom Baran had a recurring role as Tony on "As the World Turns".  He is also doing an Itunes audio soap called "Scripts & Scruples".  He has performed Off Broadway as the romantic lead in Boys Just Wanna Have Fun and the crazy Hot Guy in Awesome 80's Prom.  He has done numerous print ads and his TV commercials include Comcast Cable, AXE Body Spray and Brooks Brothers.
Theatre Alumni Brian Bauman
Brian Bauman's plays include Atta Boy, Butane, Elegy for a Midshipman, Hell's Kitchen, and Porridge. His work has been developed and performed at the Broad Art Center at UCLA, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Company of Angels Theater (Los Angeles), the Dairy Center for the Arts (Colorado), and Los Angeles Theater Center. He has collaborated with a wide variety of directors on his plays, including such enfant terribles as Luis Alfaro, Heidi Carlsen, Josh Chambers, Patrick Kennelly, and Everett Quinton. In 2006, he founded Perfect Disgrace Theater Company, dedicated to producing experimental queer plays. He is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the California Institute of the Arts. 


  Sarah Bell
Created Mayhaps Production Co. with fellow alums Mitchell Malnati (playwright), Maura Smith (director) and Kristin Pecci (lighting designer); staged first performance of original work in April 2005. See
  Christy Benanti

Christy Benanti graduated from Fordham in 2003 as a Theatre Production Major. Her Off-Broadway stage management credits include: Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, The Great Divorce, The Fantasy Party, One Man's War, and The Great Divide.  She is currently working on producing a revival of the Grand Guignol (Theatre of Horror) for Off- Broadway 2009.  Christy also co-founded the Shortened Attention Span Theatre, which produces three one-act festivals throughout the year, and she is one of the theatre managers at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village.
Theatre Alumni Eve Bernfeld
Eve Bernfeld graduated from Fordham in 1999 with a double major in Theatre Performance and Philosophy. Subsequently, she has explored living and working as a theatre artist and teacher all over the US. In New York, she worked for The New Victory Theater and the Singers Forum and performed at Don’t Tell Mama, Danny’s Skylight Room and the Red Room, among others. In Boston, she earned an M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College and student taught at the Boston Arts Academy. In Jackson Hole, WY, as Off Square Theatre Company’s Education Director, she developed a successful education program while performing in many productions as a Resident Artist. She also helped found Riot Act Theatre Company, performed with the improv troupe Out of Thin Air, and taught drama at several high schools. In Chicago, she studied improv at iO, the Annoyance and Second City, as well as performing with Redmoon Theatre and Hell in a Handbag. Currently, she lives in Portland, OR where she is training to be a teacher of the Alexander Technique, teaching at the Portland Playhouse, Vernon SUN School and others, and performing in such Portland events as the Fertile Ground Festival and the Richard Foreman mini-Festival.


Christian Bester

Chris appeared in the summer alumni theatre company production of Peter Gil-Sheridan's play What May Fall as well as the NYC premiere of Gil- Sheridan’s Top Ten at the Sanford Meisner theatre. Other NY credits include The House of Merry, The Rape of the Lock (both NYC Fringe) and Beyond Therapy. Chris wrote, directed, and acted in the short film entitled Dreaming of Lydia which features Fordham alums Paul Young, Chris Tramantana and Dean Imperial.
  Bill Bowen

Worked sound on the productions of Hedda Gabler at New York Theatre Workshop and the Off Broadway production of Hurly Burly starring Ethan Hawke.
  Michael Briatico

Director of sales for After School Productions: (Picon Pie, and the upcoming musical Trolls). Member of the New Perspectives Theatre Company: (Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare Fools & Villains, etc..) Most recent credits include: Mother and Sister to Me, (Blackfriars Theater Company), The Capital Mall (Theater at St.Clements), Hell's Kitchen (ongoing musical workshop), and Alice In Wonderland at Upstairs at Studio 54.
Theatre Alumni

Emily Bridges
Emily Bridges graduated from Fordham with a degree in Theatre Performance in 2008. Since graduation, Emily has appeared in Dracula on Broadway and has lived and worked in New York and Los Angeles. Some favorite roles include Maria in The School For Scandal at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum and Nancy in Gaslight at Theatre West. Emily recently co-authored, co-produced, and acted in an adaptation of Richard Boleslavsky's Acting: The First Six Lessons with her father, Beau Bridges, which will be published by Samuel French later this year. The play debuted in Los Angeles to a very warm reception from critics, and Emily and Beau are currently touring with it. Emily has also worked on an independent film in Portland, Oregon, currently untitled, playing the wife of a soldier who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Theatre Alumni
Soraya Broukhim

An actress born and raised in New York City with both Persian and European background, Soraya Broukhim is a graduate of Fordham University LC, British American Academy of Dramatic Arts, National Theatre Institute, and St. Petersburg State Arts Theatre Academy. Among her New York City theatre credits are Fire Throw & Betrothed (Ripe Time Co.), Gut Girls, Woyzeck (CultureProject), Innocent Erendira (Here), Logic of the Birds (Lincoln Center, Shirin Neshat), Regional Credits : In the Heart of America (Interact Co. PA), Wintertime (San Jose Rep.), Afghan Women by William Mastrosimone (Passage Theatre, NJ), Sodom & Gomorrah (O'Neill National PLaywrights Conference) dir. and written by David Esbjornson, The American Revolution (inverse theater), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (CT), & Blue Demon ( WTF) dir. Darko Tresnjak.. Film : Push and Love in 3 Minutes.   She performed Antigone in Romania as part of an UNESCO/ITI International Theatre Conference. Broukhim has also recently played Simone Weil in a documentary about her life (An Interview with Simone Weil). (SAG & AEA member)


Theatre Alumni Christina Bryant

Christina Bryant is a 2003 directing graduate. She assisted producer Susan Downey on the Warner Bros film, The Brave One and was the production manager for the short film "Raisins, Not Virgins". Christina now focuses on prop and puppet construction. She designed and constructed art department pieces and scenery for short films, plays, and music videos (including for the band The Dresden Dolls). She has worked for the following puppet companies: Basil Twist, The Lone Wolf Tribe, and HERE Arts Center’s Dream Music Puppetry Program. She built Julio (the puppet version of Janio Marrero) for fellow alums FUCT and was a prop builder and puppeteer in the Fordham University Alumni Co’s production of The Martian Chronicles. Christina has also developed Speculum Puppets, a puppet-crafting workshop for young girls that demystifies the OBGYN and gives voice to questions about their bodies. Visit her works in progress blog, On the Puppet Path at

Theatre Alumni Micah Bucey

Micah portrayed Galileo in the Fordham Alumni Theatre Company's 2011 production of Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Ian Crawford.  NYC: Fleet Week: The Musical at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and a Fringe NYC Overall Excellence Award for his performance in his one-man show at the NY Fringe Festival. He went on to perform the show at the West End Theatre to rave reviews and sold out performances. Micah also founded and operates Y Theatre? Other credits include performing in The House of Merry by Fordham alumnus Lindsay Sullivan, for the NY Fringe Festival.
Graham Burk

Graham graduated in 2007 as a performance theatre major. Upon graduation, he taught a summer theatre intensive at an Arts school in New Orleans and was subsequently hired for a tour with the Chamber TheatreCompany out of Boston.
Theatre Alumni Willa Burke

Willa graduated from Fordham in 2009 with a B.A. in Theatre Management. Willa spent her junior and senior years at Fordham interning with Jujamcyn Theaters, owner and operator of five Broadway Theaters and, upon graduation, was hired as an general management associate. Willa is a proud member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers and is now the Theatre Manager of the August Wilson Theatre, home to Jersey Boys on Broadway.


William Callahan
William Callahan is a literary agent at InkWell Management. He is a playwright, a co-founder of the Three Sciences Theatre, and a member of the sketch group The American Commagazzlers.

  Dan Campenelli

Co-founded (with fellow Fordham theatre alums Mike Swift and Brian Murphy) the Family Collective Theatre Company.

Marjuan Canady
Marjuan Canady (FCLC 2008 graduate/B.A. in TheaterPerformance/African & African-American Studies) is an actress, writer, educator and cultural worker. Her most recent body of work explores the black female body as an exploitative used image – from the "Venus Hottentot" to video vixens. A Schomburg Mellon and Matteo Ricci Fellow, she has integrated Africana intellectual thought with satirical performance. Her one woman play, Girls! Girls? Girls. appeared at New York University’s Social and Cultural Analysis Department in May of 2010. She plans to tour this show at solo festivals as well as on a high school and college tour to engage with young audiences on issues the play addresses. Her past credits include: “For Colored Girls…” “Twenty One Positions”, Zemira (film) and "Slipknot" (webisode). She studied Theatre under Lawrence Sacharow and African/African-American Studies at Fordham University before earning a Master's Degree in Artand Public Policy from New York University. She has also trained at Moscow Art Theater School, Negro Ensemble Company, with Augusto Boal and Anna Deavere Smith and is a graduate of The Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She is the founder and creative director of “Sepia Works”. She continues to work as a teaching artist in schools, colleges and community centers. She is a 2010 Tisch graduate from the The Art and Public PolicyMaster's program from New York University.


Theatre Alumni Elizabeth Carena

Elizabeth Carena (FCLC ’03) currently serves as Capital Associate at Theatre for a New Audience, where she works on their capital campaign to build a new classical theater in the BAM Cultural District in Brooklyn. She also serves as Managing Director and affiliated artist of 2008 Bessie Award-winner Third Rail Projects, with whom she traveled to Hong Kong in December 2007 to perform at the Swire Island East Urban Dance Festival. Additionally, she regularly performs and records with the Brooklyn-based bands Ann Courtney & the Late Bloomers (with Fordham Theatre alums Ann Courtney and David Giambusso) and Clair (with Fordham Theatre alum Lindsay Sullivan).
Theatre Alumni

Kate Morgan Chadwick
Kate Morgan Chadwick ('05) appeared in the Fordham Alumni Theatre Production of What May Fall. Before that, she had been touring the country for a year and a half, playing "Frenchy" in the national tour of Grease, directed by Kathleen Marshall. Other credits include Mamma Mia! Las Vegas, The Butcherhouse Chronicles (Summer Play Festival), and Stupid Kids… Kate is about to head to Massachusetts to do "Perfect Harmony" which will then come back here Off-Broadway in October. It will be running at 45 Bleecker. 

Theatre Alumni Kerry Lee Chipman

Since graduating in 2004, Kerry has been designing scenery Off-off Broadway. Past designs in New York include: Time is the Mercy of Eternity at the West End Theater, Departures at the Access Theater, Sympathy Jones at the Julia Miles Theater as part of NYMF 2007, Night at the Connelly Theater as part of the 2007 New York Fringe Festival, Lascivious Something, Hoodoo Love, and Girl. for the 2006 Mentor Project at the Cherry Lane Theater, as well as over 28studio productions at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. She is currently pursuing her MFA (anticipated degree 2011) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she has designed Flyin’ West, Little Shop of Horrors, and Speech and Debate for the Clarence Brown Theatre. Her work was also seen at the Summer Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa, CA where she designed Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Barefoot in the Park for the 2009 season. She will also have a group work, Paramo (conceived and created by the 2011 MFA Design class of the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Madeleine Sobota) on display as part of the Student Exhibition at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial.   


  Tiana Schlitten Christoforidis

A 1977 graduate of Fordham, Tiana is the Cultural Arts Director of the Great South Bay YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, (Bay Shore,NY) where she directs, teaches and serves as an administrator for theatre arts classes and cultural arts programs.
Theatre Alumni Patricia Clarkson

Over thirty movies, beginning with The Untouchables. Recent films include Cairo Time, Friends with Benefits, Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Elegy, Phoebe in Wonderland,  All the King's Men, and  Good Night, and Good Luck. Academy Award nomination as best supporting actress in Pieces of April; Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actress The Station Agent and Best Supporting Actress Pieces of April. (2004). Emmy for HBO’s Six Feet Under (2004).

Theatre Alumni

Brian Cohen

After graduating from Fordham in 1995 as a theatre performance major, Brian has continued his education by pursuing a PhD at Victorian College for the Arts (Melbourne, Australia). He also has a Graduate Certificate from the London Dramatic Academy. He is Artistic Director of TRAX, an arts company based in Melbourne:

Justin is a 2001 Fordham graduate. [Film] Shot an adaptation of the play Jacobwhich originated in the Fordham studio theatre; currently working on writing first feature film.
Theatre Alumni Ruth Coughlin

Ruth Coughlin graduated from Fordham in 2005. After school she toured Within the Silence (a one woman show about the Japanese-American Internment Camps) with Living Voices for three years. She was also Ylla in The Martian Chronicles; the first Fordham Alumni show directed by Elizabeth Margid. Ruth is currently attending the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program.

Theatre Alumni Ann Courtney


Ann Courtney is the creator and frontwoman of Mother Feather, the transformation andrebirth of Ann Courtney & the Late Bloomers. Mother Feather plays pop cock rock fed by the wildfire of pure inspiration. She performs regularly in New York City rock and roll venues with fellow band-mate and Fordham alumnus Lizzie Carena.


  Douglas Cox

Doug graduated from Fordham in 1980. He is a lighting designer for theater, television, opera, concerts and architecture. Doug won the Lumen Award and IALD Waterbury Award for Architectural Lighting and received an Emmy nomination for NBC’s 2004 Election Night coverage. He has been the assistant designer on sixteen Broadway productions and is Trustee of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of IATSE, the National Labor Union representing Designers and Scenic Artists for the American Theatre.
Theatre Alumni Ian Crawford

Ian has worked as the Operations Manager at The Atlantic Theater Company and the Artistic Director of ThirstyTurtle Productions.  He most recently curated TTP's first annual Summer Workshops series in which he directed a new play, REMiors, by Fordham playwriting alum Leah Hendrick. Since graduation Ian has directed a number of plays including two new plays for the Fordham playwriting program. Ian will be directing Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht for the Fordham Alumni Theatre Company, Summer 2011.
Theatre Alumni Maria Teresa Creasey
Maria Teresa appeared in Once There Was A Boy (Fordham Alumni Theatre Company), and in Homeland (Leid Center, Nebraska), with David Strathairn. Maria Teresa was one of the top ten performers in the NYC fringe festival for Jude, in The Corn Maiden, and best featured actress for Miss Logan in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (MITF). Other favorites include The Zero Hour (O'Neill Playwrights), Finian's Rainbow (Irish Rep),and InsideOut (HERE). Maria Teresa has worked extensively in voiceovers. Her voice has been used for PINK, Bali Bra, Alcone RE-store, Comcast, among others, and for the past 2 1/2 years she has been the exclusive voice of Ethan Allen. Maria Teresa is a proud member of the Lark Theatre family and is currently studying in London.


  Jill Creighton
Jill is working in casting, most recently as an Assistant Casting Director at Guiding Light.
  John Cudia

[Broadway] The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables. Twice nominated for a National Broadway Theatre Award for his performance as Raoul with the national touring company of Phantom (also did National Tour of Les Mis). [Regional] Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Tony in West Side Story, Freddy Hill in My Fair Lady, South Pacific opposite Cathy Rigby. John has also done concert work as a featured tenor soloist singing opera arias.
Theatre Alumni
Kelly Curran

Off-Broadway: Atmosphere of Memory (world premiere) at LAByrinth Theatre Company; Angels In America (Signature Theatre Company – Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival), Henry V (New Victory), Jane Eyre, The Spy, The Tempest, Moby Dick - Rehearsed (The Acting Company), Knives & Spoons Go On the Right (59E59), Violent Delights (The Public). Regional: Shakespeare & Company, The Guthrie, McCarter Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, The Barnstormers Theatre. Film: Still On the Road. Training: B.A., Fordham at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater Shakespeare Lab, BADA at Oxford. Honors: 2005 Princess Grace Award Nominee.


Theatre Alumni Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis played Celia in Aquila Theatre's National Tour and Off-Broadway run of As You Like It. Her credits include Petra in Enemy of the People (Aquila Theatre, National Tour), Cassius in JuliusCaesar (Aquila Theatre), Andrea in Once on this Island (Hangar Theatre), Miranda in The Tempest (Pulse Ensemble Theatre) and Lakeisha in Sassy Mamas (Billie Holiday Theatre). Lauren has appeared on television in commercials and as the host of a national show, Firebrand.


  Rita DeAngelo

Stage Manager: [West End] Royal National Theatre (Hamlet); [Off-Broadway] New Victory Theatre (Sunjata); [Regional] The Guthrie Theatre; [Tours] Ah, Wilderness!; A Midsummer Night's Dream;
[Other] Disney MGM Studios; Production Stage Manager for Dance Theatre of Harlem, National and International Touring; Disney Cruise Line; Broadway Asia; New York Harlem Opera; and Porgy and Bess (European tour).
Theatre Alumni Doug DeBeech

Film credits include the Toronto Film Festival winner Bella, The Perfect Game with Clifton Collins Jr. and Emily DeRavin, Checkout, Little Black Box, Suckerpunch and Together Alone. Stage work includes the Los Angeles Times comedy pick Gratuity Not Included. Television credits include Quarterlife, Another World, ThirdWatch and a role written for him on HBO's Six Feet Under.  Doug currently lives in Los Angeles.

Jayne Deely
After graduating in 2007, Jayne relocated to San Francisco, where she has been working steadily, most recently as Diwata in the Bay Area premiere of Stephen Karam’s Speech and Debate (Aurora Theatre). Other regional: Beth in TheBeebo Brinker Chronicles (BRAVA!), Raz in the West Coast Premiere of Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas (Theatreworks), Natalie in Distracted (Theatreworks), Pippi in Pippi Longstocking (Bay Area Childrens’ Theatre), Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (North Bay Shakespeare Company), Youngest Daughter in Friends (BRAVA!) and Twelfth Night (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival). She has also understudied at the California ShakespeareTheatre (Uncle Vanya) and Berkeley Repertory Theatre (In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play and Yellowjackets). Film: Cutting Moments: A Trilogy of America (Homevision Studios) and Dead Broke (Warner Bros DVD). Proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Theatre Alumni Eleni Delopoulos

Eleni's career out of school began when she played the lead in the Off-Broadway musical A Stoop On Orchard Street where she worked for over 400 performances. Since then, she has worked regionally at The Theater Barn in The Kathy and Mo Show; at the Cohoes Music Hall as Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and Sister Robert Ann in Meshuggah-Nuns!; at Shawnee Playhouse as Carlotta in Phantom and Ruth in Pirates of Penzance. In the coming year, Eleni will be playing the roleof Vera in a national tour of Mame. Beyond performing, Eleni is an owner of a year round camp program for teens where she teaches theater and is the writer of a new show Lysistrata the Musical which had a run at Fordham. The musical has had successful runs Off Off-Broadway, regionally and has been workshopped with a Broadway cast at New York Theater Workshop. Recently, she was lucky enough to work under the direction of Jen Cody in Urinetown at the Carousel Theater in OH.
John DeLuca

TV: Disney’s “Wizards of Waverley Place” (Guest Star), “Lights Out” (Recurring Role), “Ugly Betty”.

  Cheryl Dennis
Cheryl Dennis (General Manager) has worked as a general, company and theatre manager for the past 10 years. She served as general manager on the New York productions of Hedda Gabler and Treasure Island. Selected credits include, On Broadway, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias, Frozen, Golda’s Balcony, ’Night, Mother, Metamorphoses,True West, Def Poetry Jam; Off-Broadway, Tick, Tick, Boom!, Jesus Hopped the A Train, Our Lady of 121st Street, Passion Play, The Last Five Years, Little Willy, Have a Nice Life, Stain, In the Daylight. Cheryl currently serves on the board of The Private Theatre Company and Fordham University Alumni Theatre Company.

Theatre Alumni

Jessica DiGiovanni
December 2011-February 2012:  Jessica is performing opposite David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez in the world premiere of Molly Smith Metzler's play Close Up Space at Manhattan Theatre Club.  She previously participated in readings of the play at the O'Neill Theatre Center, directed by 2010 Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, Playwrights Horizons directed by Leigh Silverman, and New York City Center(MTC) directed by Evan Cabnet. Film/TV: Lead role "Celebrity Ghost Stories: Micheal Urie's Story" on Biography Channel. Regional FlatRate Moving Commercial. Additional Training: LAMDA, Moscow Art Theatre(MXAT), NYU Paris Study Abroad. New member of Stuff Films sketch comedy group.

Theatre Alumni

Stephanie DiMaggio

Broadway:  A Free Man of Color for Lincoln Center Theater. Off Broadway:  Love's Labor's Lost at The Public Theater directed by Karin Coonrod. Regional:  Italian American Reconciliation at Long Wharf Theatre, All My Sons at Huntington Theatre Company, Othello at Shakespeare on the Sound. After graduating from Fordham in 2004, Stephanie went on to receive her MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program at TISCH School of the Arts.  TV/Film credits include Generation Um, Rubicon, Cupid, Law and Order, Guiding Light.  She is co-creator of the webseries The Kosher Cucina.
Theatre Alumni Amy Dolan

Amy Dolan Fletcher: As a Director and choreographer: Hofstra Entertainment's Annie, 42nd Street, Moon Over Buffalo,Seussical the Musical and Political Notes, Hofstra Gray Wig's The World Goes Round, My Way and Thoroughly ModernMillie. Broadway credits include Rizzo in Grease, Anytime Annie in 42nd Street at the Ford Center, Elliein Hal Prince's Showboat on London's West End. Other favorite credits include Mitzi in Crazy for You at the Walnut Street Theater, Young Phyllis in Follies at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theater, Ado Annie in the Westchester Broadway Theater's production of Oklahoma,The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Come On a My House: The Songs of Rosemary Clooney (coming soon to a theater near you). Amy made her professional debut as Gretel in The Sound of Music at Jones Beach Theater. Currently Amy is working with special needs children at the Theresa Academy of performing arts and is an Artist in Residence for both Nassau and Suffolk County School Districts. Amy is also the driving force behind Midtown Productions which produces adaptable and world class entertainment for corporate and private events as well as providing seminars and workshops for theatre professionals and future professionals alike.As well as being the past National Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Actors Equity Association, she is also a proud wife and mommy. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Fordham University.

Theatre Alumni Aimee Dotts

Aimee graduated as a Directing Major from Fordham in 2010. While at Fordham, she directed Homer by Thomas Gibbons and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire. She is currently living and working in San Francisco, CA.
  Peter J. Downing

Creative Director, Tribeca Family Festival (for Tribeca Film Festival).
Theatre Alumni Leonard Dozier
Leonard Dozier: (  recently wrapped filming a recurring role as "Reverend Johnson" in the new hip-hop music-based, urban drama, Cream. He also just wrapped his portrayal of America’s first great black preacher, "Richard Allen", in a landmark documentary about his life. On stage, he has appeared as "Colonel John Mckee" in the world-premiere of A Gift From John Mckee about the wealthiest African-American in the country circa 1900, in the world-premiere production of Heartbreaker in Waterford, Connecticut, as well as a starring role in the world-premiere musical Battlecry, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania--directed by Tony-nominee and Broadway’s Gabe Barre with music composed by Hollywood’s Paul Bogaev. He is also set to appear in a stage musical about the life of the legendary Luther Vandross, written by him, for which he will play Luther. Adding to his history of playing leading men, he was also the leading man in the off-Broadway world-premiere of Make It So, the touring production of Halfway There, and Cineplay’s very successful rendition of A Raisin in the Sun, which also toured. He was  a supporting actor in Hollywood producer Polly Wilkinson’s television pilot, “South Jersey Dreams". Among his current projects are Cineplay Production’s landmark audio anthology “Lift Every Voice and Sing: Speeches and Songs of the Negro” for which he received sponsorships from Macdonald’s of Atlantic City and DemandStudios in California and new music to be distributed by Nimbit Music. Additionally, Leonard was the voice behind American Idol Ruben Studdard’s national television promo, which was seen on BET, Lifetime, and MTV. His audiobook narration of Dr. Creflo Dollar’s 8 Steps to Create the Life You Want is in major bookstores nationwide.


Theatre Alumni Molly Drummond

Molly is a voice-over artist.  She does commercials and various shows for PBS and Nickelodeon.  She is also a certified Yoga instructor.
  Pat Dugan

Pat’s regional theatre credits include Florida Studio Theatre and the Hangar Theatre.
Noah Dunham

Noah played John in the Thirsty Turtle Production Company’s Dark of the Moon Off-Off Broadway, receiving great reviews from Backstage, The Village Voice and the New Yorker. He is currently working on several independent projects including several street art performance pieces and founding a theatre arts collaboration company.

Rebecca Elias
Rebecca Elias is presently the Associate Director of Special Events at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation.


Bernadette Englert
Bernadette Englert worked as the Lighting Designer for Washington International School from 1989 through 2009. Prior tothat, she was lighting designer or assistant designer on various regional, off-Broadway and touring productions. Bernadette received her MFA from Rutgers University in 1984. She is married to Robert Skelton and they have two children: Ellen 14 and Stephen 11. They livein Germantown, Maryland (just outside Washington, DC) and she is currently the Executive Officerfor the North American Vascular Biology Organization.

  Tom Escovar

Tom Escovar graduated from Fordham in 1996 as a performance major. He is one of the founders of Push Productions, Inc., one of the premiere independent theatre companies in New York City. Tom has independently produced and acted in seven productions since 1999: Kraken by Len Jenkin (Herman Melville) at Walkerspace, Marat/Sade (Jean Paul Marat) at Access Theater, Saving The Greeks; One Tragedy at a Time (Oedipus) at 14th St.Y Theater, Faith (Adam) Milagro Theater, The Criminals (Frank) at The Present Company, Geography of a Horse Dreamer (Santee) at Tribeca Playhouse and The Erpingham Camp (Erpingham) at the Michael Weller Theater. Other productions as an actor: Boys’ Life (Jack) at American Theater of Actors, Fantasy Plays at FringeNYC ‘01 and Pick Up Six FringeNYC ’02. Tom has co-produced bunkerbaby by Colin McKenna at the Milagro Theater, It’s Not Even Past and Shannon In Ambient Light at The Bottle Factory Theater by Timothy Mansfield, and John Walker: the Musical at FringeNYC ’04.
Theatre Alumni Lauren Feldman
Lauren Feldman: After graduating Fordham 2005 Lauren was given a position at Florida Studio Theatre as Props Mistress and Design Assistant. This eventually turned into a full time position as Set Designer, where she designed numerous shows. In 2008 she left FST, while continuing as a freelance Designer in order to pursue another career. Some of her favorite designs are Lieutenant of Inishmore, Edwards Albee’s The Occupant, and most recently Sylvia. Currently she is pursuing her graduate degree at East West College of Natural Medicine to become a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioner. Lauren is excited about her new career path, and loves that she is still able to design shows on theside.


Theatre Alumni
Madeline Felix

After graduating in 2008, Madeline Felix worked as the Assistant Direct of Nominee Events with Tony Award Productions. Upon completion of the 2008 Tony Awards show, Madeline was hired as executive assistant to veteran Broadway producer Elizabeth I. McCann. During her time with Ms. McCann, Madeline also served as a Management Associate on the Broadway revivals of Equus and Hair: The Tribal Love Rock Musical. In August of 2009, Madeline was granted a Fulbright Fellowship from the U.S. State Department to work as an English Teaching Assistant in Vietnam. While teaching in Vietnam, she also completed a personal research project on drama and cultural storytelling.


  Robin Fontaine

Shortly after graduating, Robin embarked on an 18 month tour ofEurope as a performer with the English Eurythmy Theatre. In 2000, she moved to San Francisco, where she directed Talking With Angels at the Magic theater, and Proof at the Off-Market theater, and began working as an independent Director/Producerin film and video. She has worked on everything from music videos to documentaries to narrative films. Favorite projects include The Seagull (feature), Dead Edward (short), The Grace Project (music video), and Hope (short, winner of three festival awards). Most recently, she produded 5 permanent multi-media installations for the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. In Fall of 2006, she attended the DublinTheater Festival with a one woman show she directed. She can be reached through her website:
Theatre Alumni Marco Formosa

Upon graduation, Marco founded the imPULSE Theatre Co. with fellow Fordham alum Holly-Anne Ruggiero. They produced their first shows at the HERE Arts Center - Easy Money written and directed by Fordham alum Mitchell D. Malnati, and The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie written by Albert Innaurato, directedby Holly-AnneRuggiero (Marcoappeared asBenno). Other imPULSE productions include Edward Albee's The American Dream in which Marco played the role of Grandma, and Happy Goy in the House of Shiva by Fordham playwriting alum Andy Snyder, directed by Holly-Anne Ruggiero. Marco has also worked with such companies as the Faux-Real Theatre Co., Push Productions, One-Year Lease, and the Island Shakespeare Co. Marco is currently enrolled at the New School For Drama.
Theatre Alumni Greg Foro

[Regional Theatre] James and the Giant Peach(James), Romeo and Juliet (Sampson), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon/Quince) at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Heaven and Earth (Anthony) at N.J. Repertory Company, Greater Tuna (Arles Struvie) and The Wizard of Oz (Wizard) at Findlay Summerstock-Ohio. [New York Theatre] 20th Anniversary Revival of Michael McClure's VKTMS: Orestes in Scenes (Orestes) with Verse Theatre Manhattan, Dream/Play and The Job (Both in NYCFringe), Ibsen’s Ghosts at Columbia University (Osvald), Ramona Quimby National Tour (TheatreworksUSA). [Feature Film/Televison] One Day In January (Featured At The Cannes Film Festival), Guiding Light, The Making of... (director, Peter Coston). [Directing] Glow (written by fellow alum Peter Gil-Sheridan) at Stella Adler Theatre with The Figments (of which he is a founding member), When Santo DomingoIsn't Enough with The Downtown Urban Theatre Festival (Winner Best Play 2006), Three More Sleepless Nights at The Present Company, Boys' Life at The American Theatre of Actors with fellow Alumni’s Working For Tips Productions, The Fantasy Playsin NYCFringe, Temple at Manhattan Theatre Source. Greg recently graduated from The Alabama Shakespeare Festival's MFA Program for Acting andwas involved with an educational outreach program teaching Shakespeare to area teens in rural Alabama. Member of Actors Equity Association.
Theatre Alumni Lauren Fortgang

[Film] 116, a short selected as part of The Pistol Project, an independent film festival in Tokyo;
[Television] Law and Order; [Theatre] staged reading of Laughing Pictures by Matthew Maguire at The Flea Theatre; and work with several Off Off-Broadway companies founded by Fordham alums: The Performance Project, Opal Productions, Working for Tips Productions, Coyote Group, and Push Productions.

Theatre Alumni

R.J. Foster

RJ Foster’s New York stage credits include such plays as Twelfth Night (Pulse Ensemble), Three Ways (Altered Stages), East Village Writers Bloc (Manhattan Theatre Source), Edward II (Bank Street Theatre),Twelfth Night(Bristol Riverside Theatre),Toys In The Attic(Pearl Theatre Company), Cave Dwellers(Pearl Theatre Company), and Hamlet(Pearl Theatre Company) . He has had guest appearances on television shows such as "Guiding Light", "As The World Turns", "Damages", "Rescue Me", and "Fringe".


  Sarah Gifford
[Film] Lead roles in feature-length indie Elevation Due West, the short film Tete a Tete, and the feature-length film Sign directed by Calvin Wynter; currently working with children at The Learning Center in Washington D.C.
Morgan Gould

Morgan Gould's most recent original productions include: Peter Gil-Sheridan's What May Fall (Fordham Alumni Company) Leah Hendrick's Elephant In the Room (New York Fringe Festival), Alaina Hammond’s Dr. Chekhov: Gunshot Expert (Brooklyn Playwrights Collective), Les Hunter's The Biggest Break (Artistic New Directions), Michael Williams'  But The Confessions Of The Dead (Awake in the Playground Productions). Morgan has also helped develop work by playwrights Matthew Paul Olmos, Sonya Sobieski, Brendan Norton, Jamie Viristko, Elizabeth Claire Taylor, Jim Boyett, Bethany Larsen, Steve Russomano, Lucas Leyva, Peter Gil-Sheridan and Isaac Oliver at various theaters and development centers around New York City. Select assistant directing credits include working with Adam Greenfield, Suzie Agins, Davis McCallum, Pam MacKinnon, Sam Gold, Young Jean Lee, Daniella Topol, Paul Willis and Lisa Peterson. Morgan is a member of New George's emerging writer/ director lab and a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab (where she workshopped Jen Haley's Neighborhood 3: Requisition Of Doom). She has worked as the artistic assistant at the Lark Play Development Center, the directing resident at Playwrights Horizons and she is now currently the Associate Director of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company.

Theatre Alumni Peter Gil-Sheridan

Peter Gil-Sheridan graduated from Fordham in 1998. A playwright and director, his play Topsy Turvy Mouse was selected for development as part of the Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project and was the winner of the Timothy Smith Prize from the National New Play Network. Peter was recently the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwright's Center and has been commissioned by the Guthrie Theatre to write anew play to premiere in April 2009.  This year he had residencies at the Ucross Foundation and the Millay Colony for the Arts.  Hiswork has been seen/developedat New York Theater Workshop, The Lark Theatre, The Sundance Institute, The Kennedy Center, the New York International Fringe Festival, TheUniversity of Colorado at Boulder, A Theatre Group of Silverton, Colorado, The Toy Box Theatre, the figments, Working for Tips Productions, Riverside Theatre of Iowa City, and Prospect Theatre Company. Peter is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Playwright’s Workshop.  In addition to teaching at Fordham, he oftenguest directs and mentors young directors.

Tara Marie Good
Tara received her B.A. from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in 2004.  She studied Theatre Performance and International/inter-cultural Studies. She is currently the Program Manager for the Levantine Cultural Center in Los Angeles, where she develops programming focused on the Middle East and North Africa. While at Fordham she studied in Orvieto and Pontaderra, Italy with The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, and at the historic Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia. She worked in various positions in NYC theater: Golda’s Balcony at the Helen Hayes Theater (Broadway), the Cherry Lane Theater (off-Bway), and Push Productions (off-off-Bway). Ms. Good went on to receive her M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU (’07), during which she had the opportunity to study with Yuyachkani Theater in Lima, Peru. She subsequently twice received the United States State Department Critical Language Scholarship for Arabic, where she studied in Amman, Jordan in 2007, and Salalah, Oman in 2008. Before joining LCC in the fall of 2009 she had briefly worked for the Middle East Policy Council in Washington D.C. She has been a contributing writer to and Levantine Review. She has presented her thesis on religion and secularism at numerous conferences in the US and abroad, and was recently published in the NeoAmericanist Journal.

Paul Guyet

Paul M. Guyet graduated from Fordham in 2003 with a B.A. in Performance and is now a professional commercial on-screen and voice over actor in New York City who has worked with such clients as CNN, Warner Bros., Burger King, MTV Networks, the Coco-Cola Company, Bacardi, Armani,  Davidoff, Method, SyFy, the Discovery Channel, Nike, Diesel, Scholastic and several others. He wrote and directed the sketch comedy "Pointless", which won the 2008 Player 's Loft  'Shortened Attention Span Festival ' and starred in the short film "Binding Silence", which won the 2006 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. He also creates comedic short films and music online.

Gretchen Hall

NEW YORK: Broadway:  Stick Fly.  Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater: Saturn Returns.  REGIONAL:  Westport Country Playhouse: The Circle (Elizabeth); Shakespeare Theater Company: Cymbeline (Imogen); Arena Stage: Trouble in Mind (Judy Sears), The Edward Albee Festival; Hartford Stage: Brand New Festival-The Sprott Cycle;  Baltimore Center Stage: Let There Be Love (Maria) (American Premier), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolyn); Shakespeare on the Sound: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), Comedy of Errors (Courtesan);  Hangar Theater: Playboy of the Western World (Pegeen). INTERNATIONAL: The Continuum Company: Pericles (Florence, Italy).  FILM: Almost in Love, The Weekend.  TELEVISION: Louie, Gossip Girl, Law & Order, Lipstick Jungle.  TRAINING:  New York University: MFA Graduate Acting Program.
John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey, won the Tony award this past season for best featured actor in a play for his performance in Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. He has also appeared on broadway in the acclaimed productions of Mary Stuart, The Crucible, and the Tony-award winning revival of Cabaret. His first broadway play was Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion!, which he also appeared in Off-broadway, winning an Obie for that performance, and later appeared in the film version of the play. Some of his film appearances include Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, Taking Of The Pelham 123, Transformers 2, Ang Lee's The Ice Storm, and The Anniversary Party. He has appeared on television in Sex and the City, Me and My Shadows: Life With Judy Garland, It's All Relative, and several episodes of all of the Law and Order's. John is currently co-starring alongside Laura Linney in the Showtime series, The Big C. He is a graduate of Fordham University, and The Juilliard School.

Van Hughes

Van will star as Johnny in the national tour of American Idiot.  He also performed the role on Broadway.  Van has also been seen on Broadway in 9 to 5 and Hairspray. He originated the role of Patrick in Saved at Playwrights Horizons and performed in Hairspray Las Vegas. Film: Sex And The City: The Movie and SATC 2, TenureRachel Getting Married, Book of Love. TV: “Law & Order: SVU and Criminal Intent,” “Six Degrees,” “As the World Turns,” "One Life To Live," "A Step Toward Tomorrow," and as a teenager hosted "NASA Connect" on PBS.  Van's voice canbe heard on many Nickelodeon commercials.


Katie Iacona
Katie Iacona graduated from FCLC in May 2009 with a B.A. in Theatre Performance. After graduation she studied Acting in Italian in Rome, Italy during Summer 2009. Her recent credits include: How Alfo Learned to Love Women (Francesca) at The NY Fringe Fest 2010, Persephone (Aphrodite) at the A.R.T. South Oxford Space, The King in Exile (The Tank), Fordham Alumni-Lauren Opper's, Drawbridge (Alexis Del Monte) at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Film: A Walk in the Park, The Slumberland (Cecilia) TV: "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia".

Carla Jackson

A seasoned marketing and public relations professional with over 15 years of experience, Carla L. Jackson’s expertise lies with her ability to create favorable business-to-consumer relationships for clients who have included Austin’s Pro Arts Collective, Paradigm Shift, the ACC Center for Public Policy, Nike, the California Wellness Foundation, the California African American Museum, On Your Feet: International Music and Dance Festival, and the Hip Hop International Dance Championship.“Carla J.” also served as Director of Marketing on award-winning Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including August Wilson’s Jitney and King Hedley.  Currently, she is producing the film -written and directed by Kelvin Z. Phillips, who received his Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from New York University -"A Swingin' Trio," Ms. Jackson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in theater Summa Cum Laude from Fordham; and her Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Management from Yale University.


Theatre Alumni Britta Jensen

Attended Columbia University's Teachers College for her MA in English Education. Britta is concentrating on how to integrate theatre and performance into literature education. Britta's past work includes working at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health as their Drama Therapist, and Columbia University Social Psychiatry Research Unit. Britta has directed for Davai Theatre Ensemble, the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and Murasaki Productions. Her play Mighty Nebulae is in development and her documentary Believing recently had a preliminary screening.
Theatre Alumni

 John Johnson

John is an Associate Producer at the offices of Elizabeth I. McCann and Joey Parnes where he has worked on the following productions: Copenhagen; The Play About the Baby; Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia;Tuesdays with Morrie; Beckett/Albee, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Well, Butley starring Nathan Lane, Passing Strange, Equus starring Daniel Radcliffe & Richard Griffiths, Hair the 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical (Broadway, West End, and National Tour), The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson as well as Lombardi. From 2001 to 2008, John worked at Tony Award Productions where he worked on eight Tony Award Telecasts, serving as Associate Producer on the 2007 and 2008 shows on CBS.   He has produced shows off-off Broadway including a benefit performance of Working at The Zipper Theatre for the Actors’ Fund of America, Rated RSOat Joe’sPub as well as the Launch Concert at Le Poisson Rouge.. John is a proud New York City native and resident who graduated from Fordham University at Lincoln Center with a B.A. in Theatre Management and serves on the faculty at Northwestern University’s National High School Institute.


Joel Johnstone
[Film & Television] Brothers of KVL; Ed (NBC); Read 180 (Scholastic Television); Lessons; Urban Gothic (Channel 5-UK); Fossil Fight. [Theatre] A Sense of Place; Room 3/4; and Waiting at the Paradise Theatre; Romeo & Juliet at American Theatre for Actors; Twelfth Night at the Bridgelane Theatre in London.
Richardson Jones
Richardson Jones is a proud company member of Push Productions, Inc. Push credits include Marat/Sade, Shannon in Ambient Light, and Kraken. Current projects include Scapin directed by andstarring Bill Irwin and A Christmas Carol, both at the American Conservatory Theatre. Richardson is currently in the M.F.A. acting program at A.C.T. 


Theatre Alumni Jeffrey James Keyes
Jeffrey James Keyes is a playwright and travel writer who recently completed his MFA in Playwriting at Columbia University. Recent credits include: Dance Dance Arden, Restless, and Cell Beget Cell (Old Vic New Voices), Room 407 (59E59), Josh Groban Fanclub (EST), Do Not Disturb (Write Club NYC), Katarina Blue, Dusk in the Park (Unbounded Theater Company), Moonshine on the Rocks (Fn Productions), and Williamsburg (Manhattan Rep). Magazine work: Metrosource, The Advocate, The Out Traveler, and Instinct. Additional publication: Italy From A Backpack and Stage This, Too! Upcoming: Sinner toWinner (TheForge)and Immortal: The Gilgamesh Variations (The Forge/Bushwick Starr)


Theatre Alumni Tanya Khordoc

Tanya Khordoc has performed, designed, and directed puppet theater at venues such as HERE, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Puppeteers of America National Festival, the Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference, and the Children's Museum of Manhattan. She has collaborated with Untitled Theater Co. #61 in the 24/7 Festival and on Unauthorized Magic in Oz. Tanya designed and performed a one-woman show written by Edward Einhorn about synesthesia, entitled The Taste of Blue. She also created stop-motion animation models for Henry Akona's production of Robert Lawson's Hiroshima: Crucible of Light.

Theatre Alumni Michael Kimmel

Michael is the creator/director of The Last Goodbye, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with music and lyrics by Jeff Buckley. The Last Goodbye premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival during the Summer 2010 season.  Prior to that, Michael oversaw the premiere of Shaun Gunning's Writer's Block as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival as well as Ian Mcwethy’s Actor’s are F*@#ing Stupid at The Wild Project.   As Creative Director for Push Productions, Michael has overseen numerous productions, including last year’s NYC premieres of both Len Jenkin’s Kraken at walkerspace and Timothy Mansfield’s January 1986 as part of The New York FringeFestival.  Other shows for Push include Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade at the Access Theater, Jason Pizzarello’s Saving the Greeks:  One Tragedy ataTime, Coln Mckenna’s bunkerbaby, and the 60th anniversary production of Ferdinand Bruckner’s The Criminals.   His work has been seen at venues all over the city, including Ensemble Studio Theatre, Soho Rep., TheFlea, The Arclight, Rattlestick, and many others.  Michael is an adjunct faculty member at Fordham.

  Karina Kramer-Schevers
Produced several plays at Surf Reality and the Producers Club as part of the NY Fringe Festival.
Theatre Alumni Tim Kubart

Tim Kubart graduated Fordham in 2006. [Film/TV] "Law and Order: SVU" (GuestStar), "As The World Turns" (Recurring), "Guiding Light", "Haute and Bothered" (2 seasons,, "You Can't Have it All" (Opening Film, Philadelphia QFest), Why George? (Lifetime), "St. Claire Falls" (Pilot, Cosmogirl) [Commercials] National Spots for Olive Garden, Burger King, Comcast, Starburst, Mohegan Sun, Kit Kat, and Massive Good which was directed by Spike Lee.
As a playwright, he co-wrote "Weehawken!" -- a new 80's high school alien thriller musical which he directed on Long Island with a cast of 65 teenagers.

Tim is also the front man, guitar player, and songwriter for the Kid's Band "Tim and the Space Cadets." Their first single hit #1 on the XMKiDs Chart for 6 weeks. He has been on stage at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Sesame Place, the Intrepid, and schools and hospitals across the country.

Emily Kunkel

Emily Kunkel ('08) Regional: Actors Theatre is Louisville, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Barrington Stage Company, Westport Country Playhouse and Geva Theater. New York: Incubator Arts and The Fringe Festival. She is an alum of Actors Theatre of Louisville's Apprentice program. Emily is a core member of Hook & Eye Theater Company as well as a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.

Kristine Kuroiwa

Woyzeck at the Culture Project, NYC. Kristine is a member of ActiveEye Theater Company, recently completing a show, Dojoji, at Cleveland Public Theatre.
Theatre Alumni Cynthia LaForte
Cynthia (2006 performance graduate) has worked on several television shows andfilms including As the World Turns, Gossip Girl and Pier’s End Productions WAKE.  She was also cast in the Montana Meth Project Ad entitled Boyfriend, directed by Darren Aronofsky, and as the host for the MTV show Hit Me Back.  Cynthia also continues to work as a professional model.
  Allyson Lapidus
Since graduating, Allyson has worked as a costume design assistant on various shows at the Public Theater, the LAByrinth, Playwrights' Horizons, and MCC, as well as on several films, including Duplex andUptown Girls. She currently works in the costume department for Law and Order, SVU.
Theatre Alumni

Christopher Larkin
Christopher Larkin: Theater: When Last We Flew (FringeNYC / Sundance Lab), Kafka on the Shore (Steppenwolf), Always Family (The Kirk at Theatre Row), Back From the Front (The Working Theater). Film: The Flamingo Rising, The Big Bad Swim. Television: "One Life to Live".

  Bethany Schultz Larsen
Bethany is one of the founders of The Milk Can Theatre Company (founded in the Summer of 2003), a collective of playwrights, directors, and a composer. The company grew out of the Looking Glass Theatre Laboratory (2000-2003) and is dedicated to new play development. More information can be found at
She worked for many years for Barlow & Hartman Public Relations, a Broadway and Off-Broadway Theatre Press Office.

  Philip LaSalle

[Film & Television] Law & Order SVU (principle); Reel Women (principle); Guiding Light.
[Theatre] Scenes from an Execution at La Jolla Playhouse; The Three Sisters and Nine Plays by Howard Barker at Weiss Center for Performing Arts; The Crucible and Diary of a Scoundrelat Tabakov Theater-Russia. M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ian Lassiter
War Horse at Lincoln Center.  After Fordham, Ian attended NYU Graduate Acting Program. 
Theatre Alumni Guenia Lemos
2000 graduate in Theatre Performance. [Television] Jenny Lupo (sister-in-law to Detective Lupo) on Law and Order; As The World Turns, One Life to Live. [Film] The Mercy Man, The Night Listener, Father Son Holy Ghost. [Theatre] The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and The Woolly Mammoth Theatre; Place Setting by Jack Canfora; Love and Murder by Arthur Giron at New Jersey Rep, and The Bubble by Frank J. Avella at the Bank Street Theatre. Visit Guenia's website.
Laetitia Leon
Laetitia graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Theater. Shealso studied at RADA in London, the Upright Citizens BrigadeinN.Y.C. and at St. Edwards University in Austin TX. She now lives in Los Angeles California where she is a member of the Open Fist Theater Company andisrepresented by Daily Talent.


  Lou Liberatore
Lou Liberatore is a Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for his portrayal of “Larry” alongside John Malkovich and Joan Allen in Lanford Wilson’s BURN THIS. Lou made his Broadway debut in William M. Hoffman’s groundbreaking play, AS IS. Both plays were directed by Marshall W. Mason and were developed at the award winning Circle Repertory Company where Lou proudly called home, first as an intern after graduating from Fordham, and eventually as a full fledged company member.  Off-Broadway credits include Circle Repertory Company performances of RICHARD II, BLACK ANGEL, THE GREAT GRANDSON OF JEDIDIAH KOHLER,AS IS, and BURN THIS.  Other Off-Broadway credits include performances at the Vineyard Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Naked Angels Lark Theatre Company, Penguin Repertory, Orpheum, and the Provincetown Theatre Festival. He has numerous Regional, West Coast, and TV and Film credits to his name.

Theatre Alumni Christina Bennett Lind

Film/Television/Commercials:  Bianca Montgomery on ABC's All My Children, Alabama (Sarah) for Zippo Focus Productions, New York, NY, dir. Jordan Friedman, Pranjal Shriwastava; Mona Lisa Smile for Smile Productions Inc., New York, NY; MTV/L’Oreal. New York Theatre: Dutchman (u/s Lula, subway rider) at The Cherry Lane Theatre (dir. Bill Duke); The Desert written and directed by Matthew Maguire at HERE; Lascivious Something (reading) at Roundabout Theatre Company (dir. Daniella Topol) and The Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project (dir. Suzanne Agins); Phaedra x3 also at The Cherry Lane (dir. Ianthe Demos). Regional: Metamorphoses at Capital Rep. Christina graduated from Fordham in 2005 as a theatre performance major.
Heather Lind

Broadway: Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, with Al Pacino, directed by Daniel Sullivan.  Heather previously performed the role during the The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park where she also played Perdita in The Winter’s Tale, directed by Michael Greif.  TV:  Boardwalk Empire, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Guiding Light," and MTV's "Gamekillers." Heather earned her BA from Fordham in 2005 for Theatre Arts and Philosophy. Raised outside Albany, New York, she moved to New York City for college and has lived for 5 years since in Brooklyn, studying, performing, and writing. She is a 2010 graduate of NYU’s Graduate Acting program, where she received her MFA in Acting. While in New York, she has performed at HERE Arts Center where she, her twin sister, Christina Bennett Lind, and Matthew Maguire developed a new play entitled, The Desert. She spent two summers at Williamstown Theatre Festival where she developed new work, collaborated with young directors, and created theatre with children through the Greylock Project. She has also performed at Playwright’s Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, and Queens Theatre in the Park.

Theatre Alumni

David Lomax
[Film] Professional stunt man in numerous films; [Television] The Sopranos; [Theatre] Playwright and Company Member of the NJ Shakespeare Festival. David is pictured here with Annie Parisse in the Fordham Mainstage production of Antigone by Jean Anouilh, directed by Michael Massee.

Theatre Alumni Carl Louis
2006 Performance graduate; working with the Classical Theatre of Harlem. [Film] Unknown Soldier (Ellison; Best Narrative Feature at Los Angeles Film Festival and nominated for John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award).
Marvin St. Macary
Marvin St. Macary graduated in 2001. His sophomore year he landed a position working in the executive office of Sean "P Diddy" Combs Badboy Entertainment, Marvin moved to Los Angeles to work for video director Hype Williams at Naa’ila Entertainment . At Naa’ila, Marvin worked in script development reviewing hundreds of scripts working with actors like Larenz Tate, Paula Patton, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, and Roselyn Sanchez.   Soon he was casting for commercial projects for Jay Z and music videos for 50Cent, Robin Thicke, Neyo, as well as producing music videos for KanyeWest, LL Cool J, Jamie Fox, Jennifer Lopez, and many other Grammy award winning artists. He also worked on production for Edmonds Entertainment and BET’s television show “Countdown to Lockdown” season two. Marvin is now serving as the director of drama for the Ramp Church International where produced wrote, directed, and starred in the production, The Witness. He is currently working on putting up his new project A Love Supremeand the play The Wiz for the Lynchburg Black Theater Ensemble.  

Krystin MacRitchie
Krystin MacRitchie has worked at Roundabout Theatre Company for the past 9 years, and she is currently the head treasurer at Studio 54, one of Roundabout's Broadway theaters.

  Elzbieta Majchrzak
Columbia University Arts Administration Program
  Toni Mansfield
Toni Mansfield (formerly Miniero) is a 2003 graduate of Fordham, majoring liberal arts theatre. After graduating from Fordham,Toni attended Columbia University's physical therapy program. She received her Doctorate inPhysical Therapyin 2007.In Nov 2007,she married Northwestern PhD candidate Greg Mansfield. Toni hopes to pursue both dance medicine and animal rehabilitation. Yes, a strange combination, but so was theatre and science pre-requisites, so she's used to it.
  Bridget Markov
Production partner with Kai Brothers, Production Managers; has worked consistently as a stage manager with Soho Rep and other NYC theatres.
Theatre Alumni Janio Marrero
Janio Marrero is the Production and Facilities Manager at the Cherry Lane Theatre. He is also a freelance Production Manager and Technical Director and he owns a CustomMade Carpentry Company called Al Gusto. New York acting credits include Erendira and Salome at HERE Arts Center, Luces de Bohemia and Momma's Boyz at Repertorio Espanol. He is a member of the Comedy Troupe FUCT, and has performed with them at Caroline's, Broadway Comedy Club, the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Producer'sClub and the Rattlestick Theater.  Janio recently acquired a book deal with a Simon and Schuster imprint.
  Melissa Marsala
[Film] Mickey Blue Eyes; [Television] The Sopranos; Six Feet Under; The West Wing.
Theatre Alumni Kellie McCants
Kellie continues to live and work as an actress in New York City witha focus lately on developing more in film and TV.  Recently, shehad her first red carpet experience at the 2010 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival for a supporting role in the feature film premiere of Spare Change.  Kelli had the pleasure of shooting a pilot presentation with Spike Lee protegee, Michael "Boogie" Pinckney. This summer Kelli shot a few scenes forThe History Channel where she portrays Sally Hemings.  She also had some commercial success in a promotional spot for the truTV channel and in a print ad for New York Citibank's "Promises" campaign.


  Bill McCay
Under a variety of pseudonyms as wellas his own name, Bill McCayis the author of more than seventy books, including such series as the Race Against Time, The ThreeInvestigators, Young Indiana Jones, and Tom Clancy’s Net Force. He has also worked with Stan Lee on Riftworld, a science fiction comedy-adventure setin the comics business. McCay has also written five novels based on the film Stargate. His fantasy short fiction has appeared in several anthologies and his Star Trek novel Chains of Command (co-written with E.L.Flood) spent several weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Maria McConville
Maria McConvillehas performed for two summers with The Fordham Alumni Theatre Company in What May Fall by Peter Gil-Sheridan and Once There WasA Boy by Jason Pizzarello. Other Pizzarello Plays include The Last One Left (MITF-Jewel Box) and Inside Out (HERE).

She played 10-year-old Hannah in Hannah and the Hollow Challah (78th St. Theater Lab and The Kitchen Theatre), directed by Fordham's Elizabeth Margid. Alongside fellow Fordham theatre alums Aaron Rhyne and Pizzarello, she createdthe theatre education portion of their company, Live Project. She is also a Teaching Artist in NYC. Other acting credits include Charlotte's Web (TheaterWorks USA), He Who Laughs: Live! (Ars Nova) written by alum, Isaac Oliver, Viola inTwelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park-ing Lot), Atomic Farmgirl (78th St. Theater Lab), JUMP! (The Kirk on Theatre Row), Moral Values: A Grand Farce...(NYC Fringe) written by alum, Ian McWethy, As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Park-ingLot), Limitless Joy with the International WOW Co. (CSV) andthe International WOW Co’s film Memorial Day. For her performance in First Time Out of Bounds with The Drilling Co. at the 78th St. Theatre Lab, she received a NY IT (New York Innovative Theatre) Award for Outstanding Actress, which was presented to her by Marian Seldes. Maria McConville married fellow alum, Jason Pizzarello, in April 2008.

Theatre Alumni Carrie McCrossen
Carrie has performed with The Pearl Theatre Company (as Mariane in Tartuffe,) The Living Newspaper (Joe’s Pub, LPR,) and Peculiar Works. She has appeared at Ars Nova, Vital, and the NY and Philly Fringe Festivals. Regionally she has appeared at The Depot, Club Oberon (ACT,) Geva Theatre and the Walnut Street Studio. She is currently a host on The Ride NYC. Carrie is a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade (for both sketch and improv.) She is also a founding member of The Improvised Play, which performs a weekly show at SoHo Playhouse, improvising full-length plays in the style of great playwrights. Carrie has also appeared in sketch videos for The Onion, Eyepatch, Cardigan Comedy and The Spirit of Adventure.
Carrie is proud to have collaborated with many Fordham grads on countless different projects. She is happily married to fellow alum Ian McWethy.
  Dylan McDermott
[Film] Burning Palms, Wonderland, The Tenants, In the Line of Fire, Home for the Holidays, ‘Til There Was You, Steel Magnolias, Twister, Hamburger Hill, Miracle on 34th Street; [Television] The Grid, Big Shots, Dark Blue, The Practice; [Broadway] Biloxi Blues; [Theatre] Golden Boy (directed by Joanne Woodward, Williamstown Theater Festival); The Treatment, Three Changes.

Theatre Alumni
Colin McKenna
A playwright, screenwriter, director, and teacher, Colin’s plays have been presented by The Cherry Lane, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, La MaMa, Soho Rep, Montana Rep, Boomerang Theatre, Tisch (NYU), and, his resident company, Push Productions.  He has directed at The Wild Project, Tisch School of the Arts NYU, Fordham, The Strasberg Institute, LaMaMa, Soho Rep, The Tribeca Playhouse, NY Performance Works, and The Dramatists’ Guild.  Colin holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts NYU, where he was awarded the Goldberg Playwriting Fellowship and a full Scholarship. Since he completed his MFA in 2006, his play, The Secret Agenda ofTrees, debuted Off-Broadway at the historic CherryLane Theatre aspart of their Mentor project, and another play, anybody, premiered at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.  Colin hasreceived numerous playwriting awards: The National Theatre Conference’s Stavis Award for Outstanding Emerging Playwright, The Goldberg Fellowship& Scholarship, The Dramatists Guild Playwriting Fellow, finalist for the Yale Drama Series,and The John Golden Playwriting Prize. Nextseason, his plays The Secret Agenda of Trees (produced by Push Prod. and directed by Michael Kimmel)and parking lot lonely heart are slatedfor New York productions as well. He wrote the short film, Anybody, which was seen atthe Tribeca Screening Room, Big Muddy Film Festival 2008,Methodfest 2008, and WorldFest Houston 2008. He is on the adjunct theatre faculty at Fordham, and is currently in LA pursuingfilm projectswith Anonymous Content.
Theatre Alumni Michaela McManus
Michaela attended NYU's graduate acting program before leaving to pursue her career in Los Angeles. TV:  Castle, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Law & Order SVU, CSI NY, CSI: MIAMI.

Jared McNeil
Jared McNeill obtained a BA in Theatre and Visual Arts from Fordham University at Lincoln Center's class of 2008. Upon graduation, he was signed by the Harden-Curtis Agency in New York City, whom he met through Senior Showcase as well as through Fordham's alumni connections with the Lark Theatre. Soon after, he was cast in Tarell McCraney's The Brother's Size at the City Theatre of Pittsburgh, followed by a turn as Cory in August Wilson's Fences at the Geva Theatre Center. He recently returned statesidefrom a year long tour where performed alongside an international company of actors in director Peter Brook’s latest collaboration, 11 and 12. He is currently re-teamed with Tarell McCraney in his In the Red and Brown Water at the Marin Theatre in California, where he willbe part of the Brother/Sister Trilogy's west-coast premiere
Theatre Alumni Ian McWethy
Ian McWethy graduated from Fordham in 2005. [Film/TV] "Law and Order: CI", "Law and Order: SVU", The Girl in the Park (written and directed by David Auburn), "Daily Pops" (LEAD in a sitcom Pilot for MTV) as well as commercials for Comedy Central, MTV and Microsoft. Ian is also a playwright who's credits include Moral Values: A Grand Farce or Me No Likey the Homo Touch-Touch (The Village Gate Theatre), Actors Are F@#*ing Stupid (The Wild Project),12 Incompetent Men (and Women!)(SoHo Playhouse), and the short film "Ostrander". He has also had several plays published by Playscripts Inc. that have been produced in 45 out of 50 states as well as in Canada, Australia, England, Cambodia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Theatre Alumni


Lisette graduated from Fordham in 2005. She recently performed a monologue show called Men at the Manhattan Theater Repertory.
  Matthew Melchiorre (Stage Manager)
Member of Actors' Equity Associationsince 2003. [Broadway ] All Shook Up, Nathan Lane, Susan Stroman and Stephen Sondheim's The Frogs. [Off Broadway] Robby Benson's Open Heart (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Architecture of Loss (New York Theatre Workshop), Fiction, Blue, Give Me Your Answer, Do! (Roundabout), Further Than The Furthest Thing, Wonder of the World, Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine, Current Events, La Terrasse (Manhattan Theatre Club). [Regional] As Bees In Honey Drown (Provincetown Repertory Theatre), Baby, Grease, Romeo and Bernadette, Blue, Annie, Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, The King and I (Paper Mill Playhouse)

Theatre Alumni

Pete Mele

Pete works for Rosie O'Donnell's For All Kids Foundation.
Theatre Alumni Frances Mercanti-Anthony
Frances Mercanti-Anthony is originally from Haddonfield, New Jersey. [ Broadway ] Jerusalem, and the original Broadway company of the musical Spring Awakening directed by Michael Mayer at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. She played Betsy in the Ken Urban play I (Heart) Kant with the Committee Theatre, and was seen in the Off-Broadway production Mr. Marmalade directed by Michael Greif at the Roundabout Theatre Company. She has also frequently performed and is an activecompany member of Amphibian Productions based out of Fort Worth, Texas. With this company she has performed the roles of Matt in Matt and Ben in Fort Worth, Marge in the staged reading of The Talented Mr. Ripley both at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art and at Dodger Stages in New York City, and the Countess in The True History of Julia Pastrana... both in Fort Worth and in a critically acclaimed extended run at the Greenwich Street Theatre in New York. Frances is a proud member of Actor's Equity and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Susan Middaugh
Susan Middaugh, a member of the Dramatists' Guild, has been writing plays since 1990. Vagabond Players produced her full-length play, A Modern Pas De Deux, in 2006 as part of the 25th Baltimore Playwrights Festival and Theatrical Mining Company produced her full-length play, Black Widows, in 2010 as part of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Two of her full length plays, Master Theft andNot in Service, have been semi-finalists in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition; Master Theft was also a semifinalist in the Ashland New Plays Festival in 2005 and Not in Service was a finalist in Colonial Players’s 2007 Promising Playwrights Contest. Many of her 10-minute plays have had productions by community theaters in the United States, Canada and England. The One Act Play Depot in Saskatchewan, Canada has published her 10-minute play,Such Good Neighbors and Lazy Bee Scripts has published her short play, Table for Two. Susan lives in Baltimore. Her website is


Theatre Alumni Liz Miller
Liz is a stage manager in NYC. Broadway: Assistant Stage Manager for Hair, Cymbeline for Lincoln Center Theater; the Broadway revival of Edward Albee's
Seascape, the Public Theater's Romeo & Juliet for Shakepeare in the Park, the Broadway revival of Butley, starring Nathan Lane, and also for Lincoln Center Theater: The House in Town by Richard Greenberg.
Mark Modzwelewski

Mark Modzelewski has worked as an actor, director, techie and teacher. His Regional Theatre credits are Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre and Elm Shakespeare. He has also worked with a number of amateur theatre companies such as the New Haven Theatre Company and the Stony Creek Puppet House. He has worked on videos, music videos, commercials and independent films. His credits span Connecticut, New York, Los Angeles and Arizona. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles he was offered a position as a high school theatre teacher in Wickenburg, AZ. He has directed numerous full length and one act plays, dinner theatre shows, and musicals at Wickenburg High School. In addition to teaching he has served as a District Arts-In-Education Coordinator and written the theatre curriculum for the acting as well as the technical theatre classes.

Theatre Alumni

Brianne Moncrief
Brianne Moncrief recently played Colby Chandler on ABC's "All My Children", during which the series earned an Emmy nomination for Best Daytime Drama Series. This summer Brianne can be seen in The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Brianne's previous film and television credits include "Guiding Light", "The Sopranos", and A Beautiful Lie (MTV Movie Award- Best Student Filmmaker) and Talk Man - which she shot with fellow Fordham Alums. Stage credits include Rose Colored Glass, East Village Writer's Bloc, The Audition and On the Pier. Brianne Moncrief trained at Fordham University- Lincoln Center, The London Dramatic Academy, and is currently studying with
Karl Bury.

  Laura Mottolo
Worked as Play Development Assistant at Manhattan Theatre Club for several years after graduation; Fall 2005: applying tomedical school.
Alex Celeste Muniz
Alex Celeste Muniz: Performance Major Class of 2008. Alex has done mostlytheatre:Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream with RooseveltIsland ShakespeareCompany, many originalplays withLove Creek Productions, tour of Roots of Rap with the Interborough Reperatory Theatre and worked with many New York theater companies. Publicity for The Women's Project and The Public Theatre. Alex is currently working with the Hybrid Theatre in their "Monthly Artist Response Forum", which is a monthly response to current events. He plans to publish his first book of poetry by Spring 2011.
Nina Murano
Nina Murano is an award winning singer/songwriter; actor; acting teacher and coach in New York. She is the recipient of the “Backstage Bistro Award”; The New York Native’s “Outstanding Solo Performance Award” and numerous “ASCAP Special PopSong Panel Awards.”  She has performed in Europe, Los Angeles and 20  plus  years singing in NYC cabaret/clubs. The New York Times “Going Out Guide” noted her lyrics and “original musical interludes” for the adaptation of Langston Hughes premiere version of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding. She also wrote, produced and successfully directed her original musical, GoochiGirls at Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus. Murano is the lyricist of Zephyr's Pond, a children’s musical. She was a board member and treasurer of the East Coast Chapter of Society of Singers (SOS) a non=profit charity helping ‘singers in need.’ Murano sojourns to Los Angeles to coach and has taught at the renowned American Film Institute (AFI).

Murano has acted on HBO’s “Oz”; TNT’s documentary “Family Values”; The Mob and The Movies; she touredNationally in One Flew Over the Cuckoos’s Nest and  been seen on several National Network commercials. In THE ART OF LOVE, a film to be released in the Fall, 2011, Murano plays an English/poetry teacher.

Theatre Alumni Alison Murphy
Alison teaches in the New York City Public School system and runs an after-school drama program.
Atleft: Alison Murphy (right) is pictured  with John Ort in the Fordham mainstage production of Angels in America, Part I, by Tony Kushner, directed by Julie Boyd. Kushner came to talk to the Fordham cast about the play.
Theatre Alumni Brian Murray
Working with New Georges Theatre Company
Theatre Alumni Amelia Nickles
Amelia Nickles has been choreographing and teaching theatre/dance in the D.C. area. She is currently teacing elementary school drama in a private American School (The International School of Egypt)in New Cairo, Egypt.

Theatre Alumni Heidi Niedermeyer
New York Theatre Credits: Actors areFu@#?ng Stupid, Kraken (Push Productions), Texas Lawman (37 Arts,Reading), Undergraound (Classic Stage Company, Workshop), Medea(Looking Glass Theatre), Office Sonata (Impetuous Theatre Co.), The Audition (Wings Theatre), Trojan Women (HERE Arts Center).  Williamstown Theatre Festival: (Non-Equity Company, Mainstage 2008) Flea inHer Ear (Antoinette), Free Theatre (Bonnie), Hungry (Leah); (Act One Company 2007): Help Yourself (Kay), The Prophet Mohammed: A Musical! (Fatima), Thursday (Marcy), Greylock Theatre Project.   TV/FILM/WEB: Guiding Light (U5), The Beautiful Lie (MTV Movie Award), Perception, The Basement (Columbia Grad), Podopera Brooklyn (Heather), Alaya Herbal Water.
  Brian Normant
Member of Push Productions which produced Colin Hodges’ play bunkerbaby at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center in New York, Bruckner’s The Criminals at Present Theatre Company, and the American premiere of Faith by Meredith Oakes at New York’s Clemente Soto Velez.
Theatre Alumni

Brendan Norton
Brendan Norton is an actor and writer based in both New York and Philadelphia. Upon graduation fromFordham, he was cast as Louis Ironson in a production ofboth parts of the epic Angels In America and starred in the Northeast premiere of Trapezium, written by New York Times crossword-puzzle creator Henry Rathvon and directed by Drama-Desk nominated Russell Treyz. His most recent play, The Melting Of Kim Banks, had its world premiere in Philadelphia andBrendan will star and produce an original web series "Velveteens", set to debut fall of 2010.

Amy Nowak
Amy Nowak has been accepted by CIEE to teach in Spain in the Andalucia region.
John Edward O'Brien
John Edward O’Brien graduated from Fordham in 1993.  He returned to Boston and began working with many of the city's small theaters.  He was one of the founders of The Theater Cooperative in Somerville.  Since 1998 he has been the artistic director of Mill 6 Collaborative (  He has directed 21 shows (most of them Boston or world premieres) for the company.  He created The T Plays (a new play festival) that just completed it's second successful run. As a writer he has twice had plays selected to be part of The Boston Theater Marathon.  His plays have been performed inBoston, Cambridge, New York, Provincetown and Ashland Oregon.  His play If at First... has just been published by Smith and Kraus.
Theatre Alumni Heidi O'Connell
Heidi O'Connell (FCLC Performance) is a founding member and Associate Dramaturg for EmptyBox Theatre, currently working between London & NYC. Their production Norman Shadowboxer is part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, & touring the U.K. through 2010. Heidi is a graduate of the MA Advanced Theatre Practice course at Central School of Speech & Drama in London and is the former Assistant Lighting Supervisor of The Public Theater, involved in all mainstage and festival productions (including Shakespeare in Central Park & The Under The Radar Festival). Heidi was a member of the Artistic Board for Turbulence: A Festival of New Work in London last spring, and in NYC is currently working with the Amnesia Wars ensemble and The New York Theater Workshop


Jen Oda
Jen Oda is a dedicated and creative multilingual actress with an extensive background in theatre and movement. She studied at Fordham University in New York and now works in the beautiful city of Los Angeles. She loves meeting and working with fearless artists who are forever challenging the Known. Those creative few who have off beat senses ofhumor, who think outside of the square, and who believe, above all, that the job of the artist is to never be confined by limitations or norms, but instead to pioneer new ways of seeing, thinking, and behaving so as to bring humanity closerto a truer experience of the Real. Her heroes as of now are Bruce Lee for his incredible strength, skill, and self discipline, Joseph Campbell for his wisdom, kindness, compassion and understanding, Judy Garland for her beauty, grace, and charm, and Arnold Schwarzenegger for his fearless determination and unwavering faith. 


See more at her website:

Theatre Alumni Kelley Rae O'Donnell
Kelley is a member of NYC's LAByrinth Theater Company (John Ortiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman - Co-Artistic Directors). New York stage credits include: Becoming Jack (LAByrinth), Apocalypse (NY Neo-Futurists), 6-Pack (NY Neo-Futurists and 24 Seven Lab), 1:23 (LAByrinth), Twenty Anything (Developing Artists' Rebel Verses), 92 Jonquil Lane (Prospect Theatre Co.),Faith (Push Productions), The 24-HourPlays, Celebrity (Directed by John Gould Rubin), You Can Clap Now (NYC Hip Hop Festival), Just Back from Guatemala Broke Again (Stupida Boyz & Moxie Films sketch comedy), Extremities, Women of Manhattan, Of Mice and Men, Blue Window.Television credits include: Guiding Light (CBS), One Life To Live (ABC), The IT Factor (BRAVO) and In The Mix (PBS). Film credits include: The Saint of Avenue B, Acme Pictures Summer Project, The Bench, Beyond Recognition, On Your Mark (directed by Dylan Kidd), and Damned.
Theatre Alumni Anthony Ong
Anthony Ong (Class of 2003)- National Tour: Miss Saigon (Swing/Assistant Dance Captain). Regional: My One and Only (Achmed/Ensemble) at Broward Stage Door Theatre (FL), Miss Saigon (Assistant Commissar/Club Owner) at Majestic Theater (MA), ThoroughlyModern Millie (Ching Ho) at Cohoes Music Hall (NY); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ching Ho) at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre (IN).
Theatre Alumni John Ort
John Ort is the Casting Coordinator at ABC Primetime- East Coast working in casting series regulars for numerous pilots and currently running series for ABC/ABC Studios as well as some episodic. He also completed casting on the ABC NY Talent Showcase for the third consecutive year. Recent independent projects include the plays Over and Over (Fringe ’10) and Flight(Fringe ’09) as well as additional casting on the indie film The Louisiana Conversation. He has worked with Sig De Miguel and Stephen Vincent on feature films Rabbit Hole and Meskada. In addition he has worked with Downstairs Casting and Cindi Rush Casting.


  Sarah Orth
UCLA MFA Program in Producing;previously Managing Director of the Melting Pot Theatre in NYC, worked with The Directors Company; Program Director of the Harold Prince Musical Theatre Program; Co-founder and Artistic/Producing Director of Wide Sky Theatre Company.
Theatre Alumni Annie Parisse
Annie Parisse joined the esteemed cast of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “Law & Order” in January 2005 as new Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Borgia.  Her other television credits include “Friends”, “Third Watch”, “Big Apple” and Julia Lindsey Snyder on “As The World Turns” (Daytime Emmy nomination).Her film credits include Tickling Leo, First Person Singular, Definitely, Maybe, Woman in Burka, Blackbird, National Treasure, Monster-in-Law, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Prime.  Theatre credits include [Broadway] Shakespeare in the Park productions: Helena in All's Well, directed by Dan Sullivan, and Mariana in Measure for Measure, directed by David Esbjornson, Prelude to a Kiss at the Roundabout Theatre; [Off-Broadway] The Internationalist at the Vineyard Theatre; The Credeaux Canvas at Playwrights Horizons. [Regional] Coastal Disturbances at Berkshire Theatre Festival.  Annie has taught Acting for the Camera at Fordham.
Theatre Alumni Robert John Parry IV
Robert John Parry IV is a graduate of the Playwriting track in the class of 2008, currently residing in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is the new Director of Audience Development and Relations for TheElectric Theatre Company, Scranton's largest professional theatre. He is currently beginning work on a new one act play, and is helping to produce concerts andevents throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Theatre Alumni Sonia M. Pasqual
Sonia is a freelance designer for her new lighting company, Amethyst DesignEntertainment, LLC. Prior to that she worked at Walt Disney World Entertainment.

Theatre Alumni Kristen Pecci
Kristen Pecci graduated from Fordham in 2004 as a Theatre Design and Production major, concentrating in Lighting Design. Following graduation, she teamed up with fellow Fordham alums to found Mayhaps Productions and worked as the Lighting Designer and Technical Director for their successful off-Broadway run of alumni Mitch Malnati’s comedy, GIRLS!. Other NYC lighting design credits include the NY premiere of Playing House (HERE Arts Center), Bent (Shapiro Theatre), Tsunami (Fordham) and Down the Road (Theatre 22). Following an internship as the Assistant Master Electrician at The Julliard School, Kristen worked as an apprentice electrician for the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. Most recently, Kristen has shifted her focus from theatrical design to architectural design, andis working as the Technical/Design Coordinator for an architectural construction consulting firm in NYC while she pursues a degree in Architecture from NYIT.
Theatre Alumni William Pennell
Class of 1993. Performed in Playwrights Horizons’ staged reading of Edward Albee's The Lorca Play with David Strathairn, directed by Lawrence Sacharow; former Creative Director, Verex Entertainment;co-directed/produced/acted in film version of Action, written by Sam Shepard. Graduated Law School in 2004; has worked with Abrams Artists Agency, L.A. for the past 6 years and has recently returned to NYC.
  Hannah Perryman
Hannah Perryman just recently started to work atNew York Cares over this past summer as a Program Manager in the Custom Service Events department. Hannah has just started working in the Youth Service department as a Program Associate. Also, as part of her current position at New York Cares, Hannah also joined the AmeriCorps (a program very similar to the Peace Corps with the one of the maindifferences beingthat the assignments are all in the US).   Her job focuses on working with teens in 6 high schools spread about the boroughs on service learning projects. These projects focus on teaching the teens about various social issues in today's society and that they are able to make a difference in the world, and have fun while doing it.


Hannah also worked on the Alumni show this past summer and had a fantastic time doing so!! She plans on working on future alumni shows, in some way or another.
Theatre Alumni

Perry Petrich
Perry Petrich ('07 design and production) is a Jesuit studying to be a priest. Since becoming a Jesuit, he has taught stage management, light design, sound design and carpentry to high school students. Histheatre training continues to play a central role in his ministry. Currently, he is pursuing a master's degree in philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. 

Theatre Alumni Sara Phillips
Sara works as an actor and a vocal coach.  Recentvocal coaching includes the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Summer 2008 season), and in Spring 2009, she will join the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for a third season, coaching Don Quixote and Much Ado about Nothing. She has also coached for two seasons at American Players Theatre. As anactor, appearances include the world premiere of Eric Simonson's The Only Thing at Madison Repertory Theatre, and Paulina in The Winter's Tale at Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.
  Jason Pizzarello
Jason Pizzarello is a 2004 graduate of the Playwriting Program. His full-length plays include:  InsideOut, produced at the Here Arts Center, and nominated for a 2006 Innovative Theatre Award; The Last One Left, producedby Geek, Ink in the Midtown International Theater Festival; Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time, produced by Push Productions at the 14th Street Y Theater; Glued to Grammy, produced at Here; and Children of Jok: the boy with three arms. Seven of his plays are published by Playscripts, Inc. and have been produced in more than 20 states as well as in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, Syria, and Thailand. He is the co-founder and Creative director of Live Project, a mixed media performance group founded in 2002 with director Aaron Rhyne.
  Johnnie Planco
Johnnie Planco was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Fordham University at Lincoln Center with a BFA in Theater he joined the famed William Morris Agency Mailroom in 1972 and stayed with the Agency until 2000. In those 28 years he became the youngestDepartment Head and Service Vice President in the Agency's history, running both the Motion Picture department in New York and running and creating the William Morris Talent Department. Among the clients he represented were Tom Hanks, Richard Gere, John Malkovich, Rock Hudson, Michael Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Robert Altman, Susan Sarandon, John Cassavettes and Abel Ferrarra. After leaving William Morris he and Gene Parseghian formed Parseghian Planco, a Management and Production company. Their clients include Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Schrader, Lauren Bacall, Judi Dench, Peter Bogdanovich, Peter O’Toole, Phylicia Rashad, Scott Glenn and Franco Zefferelli. In2002 they merged with Untitled Entertainment, a Los Angeles Management firm whose clients include Naomi Watts, Ashton Kutcher, Penelope Cruz and Hillary Swank. In addition, Parseghian Planco have produced two feature films Perfume with Peter Gallagher, Omar Epps and Jeff Goldblum as well as Paul Schrader’s The Walker with Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas,Lauren Bacall, Lily Tomlin, Willem Dafoe and Ned Beatty scheduled for release in 2007. They also produced William Mastrosimone’s play TheStone Carver this summer at the Soho Playhouse.
Theatre Alumni Anna Podolak
[Film] Breathless, A&E Biographies, Une Minute de Silence,and Part of my Life. [Theatre] Story About a Reasonable Girl in Poland and USA, The Divine Comedy (Beatrice) at Young Talents Group, A Lie of the Mind (Beth) at Michael Chekhov Theatre Co., The Spring and Fall of Eve Adams (Mika) at Theatre for the New City, and Machinal (Helen Jones) at Wings Theatre/Zephyr Repertory.


  Catherine Popowytsch
Cathy Popowytsch graduated from Fordham in 2003. After graduation, she worked as the Marketing Assistant at Playwrights Horizons and the Director of Marketing at New York Theatre Workshop.  She is currently the Marketing Manager at The Signature Theatre Company.
Theatre Alumni Richard Prioleau
Theatrical credits include: The Fall 2010 West Coast Premier of The Brother/Sister Plays:  Marcus; or The Secret of the Sweet (Marcus) at the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) Othello and Love’s Labor’s Lost at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. A Month in The Country, Almost Maine, Fool for Love, Romeo & Juliet, Hotel Paradiso, Once in a Lifetime (Conservatory), American Buffalo (SF), Six Degrees of Separation, Abandon at La MaMa E.C.T., Man-Made at the Ohio Theatre (NYC), the national tourof The Color of Justice (Theatreworks USA), and (Chicago). Television and film credits include: "As The World Turns" and theindependent short "Three and a Half Thoughts" (winner of Best Short at the Harlem International Film Festival); Richard is a member of Actor's Equity Association. A.C.T. MFA Program in Acting, 2011
Theatre Alumni

Christina Prospero
Christina has worked as a PA for Bravo, and has been a coordinator for commercials.  She is also a professional singer, doing concerts and recordings at St. Ignatius Loyola, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian, and Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Theatre Alumni

Annie Purcell
Broadway: The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, Shipwreck, and Salvage (LTC) , Dividing the Estate, Awake and Sing!   Off-Broadway: Cycling Past the Matterhorn. Off-Off Broadway: Twelfth Night (Fiasco Theater Co.) What May Fall (Fordham Alumni Theater Co.) Regional: Mary's Wedding (Portland Stage Co.) The House in Hydesville (Geva) Uncle Vanya (Cal Shakes.) Workshops: The Cherry Sisters Revisited (LSU/ATL) Six (Cape Cod Theater Project) This Bloody Mess (Lincoln Center Directors Lab). Film: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. TV: "Louie", “The Black Donnellys.” MFA: NYU; BA: Fordham University at Lincoln Center. As a playwright: Book the Third (Studio Tisch). Currently Annie is playing the title role in Elektra,with Olympia Dukakis, at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles.



 Theatre Alumni Colleen Quinn
Colleen Quinn (CLC '92) recently received her Masters Degree in Theatre, Theory and Criticism (with honors) from California State University, Northridge.During her time at CSUN, she had the privilege of teaching three college level courses in theatre. She is applying for doctoral programs in Theatre and hopes to continue her studies. Colleen is a member of The American Society for Theatrical Research, The Americian Theatre and Drama Society, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. She has presented her scholarship at several theatrical conferences, including the Comarative Drama Conference at Loyola Marymout University. Her research most often revolves around 20th Century American theatre, Irish Theatre and Gay & Lesbian Theatre.
  Brian Reilly
Member of Push Productions which produced Bruckner’s The Criminals at Present Theatre Company, and theAmerican premiere of Faith by Meredith Oakes at NewYork’s Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center; actor in various NYC theatres.
Theatre Alumni Juan Reinoso
Juan Reinoso began the independent feature film production company Wayfinder Films in 2003.  He has since gone on to write and direct the feature filmDown the Road and is currently in early pre-production stages for his next feature film tentatively titled An Oklahoma Tragedy. As a producer/executive producer: the dramatic feature film Homecoming starring Josh Hamilton and Joseph Cross; the supernatural horror film The Last Tomorrow; the recently wrapped psychological thriller Dream House (in which he also plays a supporting role).  Heiscurrently producing the documentary feature Made in Japan, narrated by Elijah Wood.  Other films in development include Survive the Night and Among the Shadows, as well as other various features and short films. As an Executive Producer he is currently attached to several feature films.  He has also produced and/or directed music videos and commercials.
Theatre Alumni Rich Rella
Since graduating from Fordham in 2001 Richard has earned an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, earned a full-time professorship at Monmouth University (teaching Theater Appreciation), and is currently in the Off-Broadway production of Tony N' Tina's Wedding. Richard can also be seen in the Touchstone Pictures film Confessions of a Shopaholic (opening February2009).
Aaron Rhyne
Aaron Rhyne is avideo artist, designer and director. His theatrical video and projection designs include the Broadway productions of Bonnie and Clyde,
Colin Quinn: Long Story Short directed by Jerry Seinfeld, and Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House). OFF-BROADWAY: Graceland (Lincoln Center), Colin Quinn: Long Story Short at Bleecker Street Theatre, Spirit Control (MTC), Taylor Mac’s Obie award winning The Lily’s Revenge (HERE), Amiri Baraka's Dutchman (Cherry Lane), Circumcise Me (Bleecker Street Theatre), The JAP Show (Actors Temple), Topsy Turvy Mouse (Cherry Lane), Flags (59E59), and Monica BillBarnes’ Suddenly Summer Somewhere (St. Marks Church). REGIONAL: Frank Wildhorn’s Bonnie and Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse, Asolo Rep), Duncan Sheik’s Whisper House(TheOld Globe), the current revival of Stephen Schwartz’s Working (The Old Globe, Asolo Rep, Broadway in Chicago), The Civil War (Ford’s Theatre), The Last Five Years (Asolo Rep), Welcome to Arroyo’s (The Old Globe), Academy (Maltz-Jupiter). He has done extensive videowork with Caden Manson’s Big Art Group and has toured with them through Europe and the U.S. withThe House of No More and Flicker. Directing credits include The Living Person act of The Lily’s Revenge (HERE), Israel in Egypt (The Collegiate Chorale), Once There Was a Boy (FordhamAlumni Theatre Company) and InsideOut (Live Project), Playing House (HERE), Glued to Grammy (HERE), and Princess Ivona (Polish Cultural Institute). Additionally, Mr. Rhyne directs music videos, commercials, and performance projects for television.
Luke Robertson
Film: Jack in Imaginary Heroes with Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, and Emile Hirsch; Abner Easley in Levity opposite Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, and Holly Hunter; Split Ends, The Favor, The Path Ahead.  TV: Law and Order, Third Watch, Law and Order: SVU, All My Children.  Theatre: Numerous productions for Yale Repertory Theatre.  MFA:  Yale School of Drama. See his entry in the IMDb movie database.
Theatre Alumni Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez (FCLC 02) has been performing not far from Fordham, as a supernumerary for The Metropolitan Opera since their 2007-2008 season. He's been part of their recent productions of Carmen and La Damnation de Faust, as well as many of their repertory productions.


  Jessica Rodwick
Since graduating, Jessica has performed inmany NYC productions, done a National tour of The Diary of Anne Frank, and worked on a few independent films. She's been a freelance writer for newspapers, and works during the dayas a Production Editorfor a Publishing company. She is a member of the 'Red Monkey Theatre Group', which focuses on classical plays, and recently played 'Cassia', in their controversial production of Julius Caesar. She also continues to work with fellow Fordham alumni, and is developing/writing plays of her own.
Theatre Alumni Jennifer Greenberg Roebuck
Jennifer Greenberg Roebuck (FCLC Performance, Cum Laude 1993). Toured Nationally in various musicals, worked off broadway in theatressuch as LaMama E.T.C., Samuel Beckett, Laurie Beechman, Playwrights Horizons, and The Signature Theatre Company to name a few. TV work includes guest spots on “Law & Order”,“Law & Order SVU”, “Sopranos” as well as an original MTV series featuring The Sklar brothers. Jen was proud to work with fellow alumni Bill Pennell and Nicole Alifante in the Independent Film, Action (written by Sam Shepard and produced by Greenbadge Film Co.) Jennifer wrote and produced her one woman show, Jennifer’s Outs Don’t Count at the Laurie Beechman Theatre (Musical Direction by Steven Lutvak). Currently Jennifer is the Drama teacher and Director of Dramatics at BTHS in NJ. Jen directs and performs in Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ. Most recently for Jen,is the opening of her own Moment to Moment Theatre Camp, LLC. Started July 2010, Jennifer has created a professional training studio for serious teen and adult actors in NJ including Master Classes with acclaimed Broadway, film, and television artists.
  Max Rosenberg
Law School at Yeshiva University, having obtained a joint masters from Columbia and Union Theological Seminary in Religious Studies.

 Holly-Anne and Gemze De Lappe in Rehearsal
for OKLAHOMA! for the Reagle Players Theater in Massachusetts.
Holly-Anne Ruggiero
Holly-Anne is the Artistic Director of imPULSE Theatre in New York City.  Selected directing credits:  Broadway/National Tour/West End:  Jersey Boys (Resident Director); Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays (Associate Director); Walking with Donosaurs (North American Tour); Dracula; Zhivago; As You Like It; Much Ado About Nothing; Cover Girls.

  Jen Ruper
Cal Arts MFA Program in Film, Theatre, and TV Directing.
Theatre Alumni

David Ruttura
Directing Credits include Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark (Resident Director), He Who Laughs Live, by Isaac Oliver (Ars Nova), Moustache Guys by Mike Lew (Second Generation), The Pink Campaign on Broadway, a benefit for the Susan G. Komen foundation at The American Airlines Theater, The Launch Concert (Le Poisson Rouge), Koberet (Joe’s Pub), 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic/New Voices (24 Hour Play Co/The Old Vic), Eddie Goshen is Dead, by Isaac Oliver, Spring Awakening and Dutchman. He is an active member of the ensemble-based company, At Play Productions, where he has directed plays by Mike Lew, Laura Jaqmin and Josh Koenigsburg. David served as the Associate Artistic Director of Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, New York and is currently the Artistic Director of Good Company. As an Associate/Assistant Director, David has worked with Doug Hughes, Thomas Kail, Walter Bobbie, Eric Schaeffer, Des McAnuff and Philip Wm. McKinley on Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally and internationally. Selected Associate/Assistant credits include Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, A Man For All Seasons, Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Broadway), Farragut North (Atlantic Theater Company), The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Roundabout Theatre Company), The Wiz and Fanny (City Center Encores!), Ben Hur Live (International Tour), Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus (Gold Unit 2007), Nerds (Philadelphia Theater Company), Most Happy Fella (New York City Opera), The Wiz and Zhivago (LaJolla Playhouse). Recipientof a 2005 Stage Directors and Choreographers' Foundation Observership Grant. 

Theatre Alumni Alondra Salinas
Alondra Salinas graduated in 2005. While in NYC she appeared in Machinal (Manhattan Theatre Source), Sodom's Wife (440 Studios), and Attention Craving Maniac (Belt Theatre) she also directed Lanzo and Running Throughthe Fog for the TSI Playtime Series. In 2006 she returned to Mexico City to continue working on [Theatre] Calabazasen la Luna; [Film]J-ok'el, Tres Piezas de Amor en un fin de Semana; [TV] Los Simuladores. Alondra has also studied at The Moscow Art Theatre, The Bali Purnati Arts Center, and participated in the 6th International Symposium for Directors in LaMaMa Umbria, Italy. She also participated in the selection session  at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in 2007.  Alondra has been accepted to L'Ecole Lecoq in Paris, to start in Fall 2008.
  Marilyn Sanchez
A 2001 graduate of the Fordham Theatre Program, Marilyn recently appeared as Princess Margaret, in Romberg's The Student Prince with TheTreasure Coast Opera Society. She also appeared in the chorus of La Boheme with TCOS at The Sunrise Theater, Ft. Pierce, FL.
  Patti Saraniero
A 1989 Fordham grad, Patti consults, researches, and teaches theatre.  She is visiting faculty in the graduate stage management program at the University of California, San Diego. She is also on faculty in the theatre department at the University of San Diego.
Theatre Alumni Matthew Scanlon
Matthew is a 2006 graduate of the Fordham Theatre Program. [Film] Carter, Talk Man(2011) [Television] Law and Order, 24. Theatre: Ivanov(Miscreant Theatre). Currently lives in Los Angeles.

Theatre Alumni

Taylor Schilling
NYU Graduate Acting Program; [Film] The Lucky One, Atlas Shrugged, Dark Matter. [TV] Mercy. [Theatre] Uncle Vanya at Bard SummerStage.
  Ryan Seelig
Recent Lighting Design Credits: Seen/Unseenwritten and performed by Eva Patton, directed by Michael Kimmel and Laura Wagner (The Wild Project), The Swearing Jar by Kate Hewlett directed by Rosemary Andress(The Bridge Theatre Company), Nature of Captivity (Mabou Mines),Matthew Maguire’s Wild Man (Creation Production Company), Bride written anddirected by Kevin Augustine (Lone Wolf Tribe), What May Fall by Peter Gil-Sheridan directed by Morgan Gould (Fordham Alumni Company),and Dog Act written by Liz Duffy Adams directed by Peter Gil-Sheridan (FTC). You can see more of Ryan’s work at
Theatre Alumni Justin Sherin
Justin Sherin's plays have been produced or developed at the Royal Court Theatre, the Old Vic, the Royal Shakespeare Company, 59 E59, Shattered Globe Theatre, and the Pleasance Edinburgh. A former Associate Directorof Yale Cabaret, he's a graduate of Yale School of Drama, where he received the Audrey Wood and Eugene O'Neill Scholarships.  Justin was most recently literary assistant at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Pictured: Off-Broadway production of Justin Sherin’s Mickey Mouse is Dead at 59E59 Theatre.  Pictured: James Lloyd Reynolds, Marnye Young, and Anthony Manna.
  Nisrine Shehadah
Former production major, Nisrine Shehadah, ('01), moved to Lebanon after graduation and taught English for a year to childrenin the Shatila refugee camp. She has been accepted to enter the graduate program in International Educational Development at Columbia University's Teacher's College starting January '05.
Theatre Alumni Graham Skipper
After graduating from Fordham in 2005, Graham has acted in a number of productions in and around New York City: Moral Values: AGrand Farce, or Me No Likey the Homo Touch-Touch (NYC Fringe), InsideOut (HERE Arts Center), Marat/Sade (Access Theatre), The Witlings (World Premiere at the West End Theatre), and several others in NYC and New Jersey.  Most recently he was in Los Angeles starring as Herbert West in Re-Animator the Musical alongside George Wendt, William Atherton, and Meschach Taylor in the new musical written and directed by famed horror film director StuartGordon.  Graham also co-founded and continues to write, produce, and perform with critically-acclaimed sketch comedy troupe FUCT (, touring the country to sold-out houses in LA, Chicago, Austin, as well as Toronto and Montreal in Canada.  In New York City they've performed in such venues as Caroline's On Broadway, the Cherry Lane Theatre, Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Duplex, The House of Yes (with Brooklyn-based Lady Circus aerial performance troupe), and other comedy venues around the city.
Theatre Alumni Carolyn Smith
Carolyn Smith is an actor, teaching artist, and coach. She received her B.A in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. Theatre: Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Culture Project, Princeton Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and The Juilliard School. Film/TV: “Closure: A Dating Documentary”, ABC Primetime- “What Would You Do?” She has taught Acting and Spoken WordPerformance for The Kentucky Center through Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Henry Street Settlement (NYC), and Detroit Arts Immersion 2009. In the summer of 2010, Carolyn was selected to represent The Juilliard School teaching Drama and Neutral Masks for ProjectMAP: 2010, an arts outreach endeavor sponsored by APG Global and The Juilliard School in Gaborone, Botswana. In 2012, Carolyn will receive her Artist Diploma in Drama from The Juilliard School.

Theatre Alumni

Shadae Lamar Smith
Shadae Lamar Smith is currently a Film Directing MFA Candidate at UCLA. His interest in storytelling however began on the stage. Shadae Lamar Smith began studying theatre when he was young and received his BA degree in theatre performance at Fordham University. Since then he has performed regionally (Roxy Regional Theatre: Of Mice And Men, Mark Twain) and Off-Broadway (IDOL:The Musical). In 2009 Shadae chose to makefilm production a major focus in life. He has worked for Firelight Media in their documentary production "Freedom Riders", director Rod Gailes OBC's film Soft Focus, and Stacey Holmans Scene Stealers short film on Centric/BET. In 2010 he worked with IM Global in film distribution sales and acquisitions at the Cannes Film Festival inFrance. 

Theatre Alumni Sharon Smolen
With a B.A. in both Theatre and English (FCLC ’81), Sharon Smolen hasspent her time since graduation working in both fields. After earning an M.F.A. in Costume Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts, she designed for Off -Off Broadway and Regional Theater and then became fabric dyer at the New York City Ballet Company in the legendary Karinska costume shop run by Barbara Matera at the time. Her love of the English language and desire to “give back” led her to the teaching profession where she has been for the last 23 years. As part of the Governor’sTeacher Recognition Year program, Sharon was awarded District Teacher of the Year and has been recognized online at as a ”Teacher Who Makes a Difference.” As a result of her coaching, four of her eighth graders won an opportunity to display their work as part of theNew York Historical Society’s Home of the Free Photo Journalism Project.   Striving to keep the Arts alive in her school, she and a colleague have produced ARTS DAY, an annual event in its tenth year where the entire school participates in workshops in all areas of the visual and performing arts. Faculty member Michael Massee and FCLC alumni, Peter Downing and Rosie McCoo have even taught some classes.   Onstage with her local theater group, Sharon’s principal roles have included Lady Thiang, Widow Corney, and Golde , which reunited her with fellow grad Greg Cancro (FCLC ’81 ) who played Tevye , as well performances in many other productions, notably The Mikado and Verdi’s Requiem.
  Andy Snyder
Andy is a Creative Director with O&M, a Broadway Public Relations house that represents everything from mainstreamshows to Off Broadway and downtown happenings to world-class non-profit institutions and legendary New York night spots.

Theatre Alumni Tawny Sorensen
Tawny Sorensen graduated as a performance major from Fordham and received her MFA in acting from the New School for Drama. She recently performed in fellow alumni Susan Middaugh’s play It’s My Party with alums Jessica Howell and Niketta Scott with Artistic New Directions at Theatre 54. [Stage] All of the Elements(Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Everyday Ghosts (Emerging Artists Theatre), Oh, Momma (Algonquin Theatre) A Gravedigger’s Tale (Gene Frankel Theatre), Senior Night (Studio Theatre at Theatre Row), Last Call, Black Snow, The Remnants of this People, Exile Here, The Miracle Worker, Miss Julie and The Blue Room (New School for Drama), Hamlet (Footlight Players), and Exile (Blue Heron Arts Center). [Television] "Pan Am," "Explorer: Moment of Death" (National Geographic), "Guiding Light", and "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO). As a playwright, several of her works have been produced: All of the Elements (MRT), Covered (Spare Change Theatre Company), and D&D Forever (Short Play Lab) which starred Jessica Howell, Emily Kunkel, and Dana Covarrubias.
Theatre Alumni Steve Sosnowski
Stephen Sosnowski (class of 2003) is a Senior Account Executive at Spotco, one of the leading entertainment advertising agencies. At Spotco, his Broadway credits have included The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, The Color Purple, Chicago,August Wilson’s Radio Golf, Frost/Nixon, The Vertical Hour, Dirty Dancing and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5.  He is now supervising account services for The New York Botanical Garden.  Formerly the Director of Events for The Antoinette Perry “TONY” Awards, wherehe worked for three consecutive telecasts, Sosnowski currently serves as a producingadvisor for Matthew Maguire and Susan Mosakowski’s CreationProduction Company. As a producer, Sosnowski spearheaded the20th anniversary production of Martin Sherman’s acclaimedTony-nominated play, BENT at the Schapiro Theatre. Other producing projects include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the 45th StreetTheatre which later touredthe Harry Chapin Outdoor Amphitheatre at Eisenhower Park in Hempstead, NY, and a workshop production ofMr. Anonymous, a rock musical at the York Theatre Company. Heholds a BA in Theatrefrom Fordham College atLincoln Center and an MFA in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University. Sosnowski is also honored to serve asan adjunct professor of Theatre Management at Fordham College at Lincoln Center.
  Jennifer Stanislaski
2007 Design & Production graduate. Upon graduation, Jennifer secured an Art Consultant position with Dillon Gallery in Chelsea. She works extensively with clients and visual artists in New York and internationallyto help in promoting up andcoming work, as well as, established and emerging artist's careers.
  Jeff Stanley
Jeff Stanley graduated from Fordham in 1998 and received his MFA in Directing from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in May of 2008.  In New York he has worked with The American Globe Theater, Prospect Theater Company, several NY International Fringe Festivals, the 78th Street Theater Lab and the Playwrights in Production Series at Fordham.  He has also directed at the University of Iowa and the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland, Mississippi and assistant directed Michael Wilson on the anniversary production of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof at Hartford Stage. He resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, homeof Triad Stage where he will direct Shakespeare's R &J by Joe Calarco in April of 2009.  He recently accepted the position of Company Manager of PlayMakersRepertory Company in Chapel Hill, NC.
  Taylor Steel
Taylor graduated in 2006 as a Theatre Performance major. She was born and raised in Stonington, Connecticut, where she started acting at the age of five in the Mystic Seaport's annual Lantern Light Tours.  In 2009, Taylor signed with Wilhelmina Models and has been busy working as a model and actress ever since.  
  Lindsay Sullivan
Had her play The House of Merry produced in  NYC Fringe Festival.
  Michael Swift
Michael graduated Fordham in 2004 and went to University of East Anglia in England to get his Masters. He returned to New York to co-found Family Tree, an artists collective, withfellow alums DanCampanelli and Brian Murphy. Recent productions include September 12 (which he wrote and directed) and prior to that, a jazz/theatre fusion: Harpo + Juliet by Dan Campanelli and Swift’s Francois' Love (both plays set to jazz) at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe in theEast Village, NYC.
  Jim Szekely
Jim is the Production Manager at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. Having worked at the Public since 2002, he has also held the title of Shop Supervisor, Production Carpenter, AssistantScenery Supervisor, and Scenery Supervisor. He has been an integral part of several shows that have transferred to Broadway including Take Me Out, Caroline or Change, Well, Passing Strange, Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Merchant of Venice featuring Al Pacino. Previous to his work at the Public, Jim was Master Electrician and crew member for the Off-Broadway show De La Guarda and an electrician at The Metropolitan Opera. In his spare time, Jim enjoys designing and building fine furniture and has begun to explore other mediums including a recent commission for abicycle frame chandelier for Tommy Hilfiger retail stores.
  Michelle Tarantina
Michelle Tarantina graduated from FordhamUniversity with a degree in design. Since then, she has assisted costume designers at Barrington Stage and Williamstown Theater Fesival. Past design credits include Sarita, Crave, A Doll's House, One Flea Spare, Firework For Real, and Purgatorio.


Theatre Alumni Sasha Taublieb
After graduating Sasha worked in management, marketing, and production for several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as well as acted in many Off-Off-Broadway shows.  In 2008 she completed her M.A. in Educational Theatre (Certifications: Theatre-grades K-12, English-grades 7-12) from New York University.    Her artwork has appeared in Manhattan Theatre Source's Estrogenius Festival.  In 2009 she won a John Golden Incentive Award for Playwriting.  She teaches 5th grade for Harlem Children's Zone at the Booker T. Washington site, and Creative Writing to 8-12 year-olds at York College in Queens.  In the fall, in addition to the Writing class, she will begin teaching a Theatre class at York.  Sasha is currently working towards an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the New School.
Theatre Alumni Christopher Tramantana
Regional Theatre credits include: Ludovico in The Life of Galileo, StephenUndershaft in Major Barbara, Etienne in A Flea In Her Ear, Edmund inKing Lear, and George Deever in All My Sons at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Tennessee.  New York credits include Bent, Playing House at HERE (both directed by Fordham Theatre alum Aaron Rhyne), Othello, and The FantasyPlays (written by FCLC Theatre Alum Peter Gil-Sheridan and directed by FCLC alum Jeff Stanley).
  Miguel Tuason
After departing Fordham, Miguel worked as a theatrical publicist at Boneau/Bryan-Brown, James LL Morrison & Associates, and The Pete Sanders Group. Throughout the 1990's, he worked with such clients as Disney Theatrical Productions (Beauty and theBeast, KingDavid and The LionKing), The Really Useful Group (Josephand the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Sunset Boulevard), Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Drama Dept., LAByrinth Theatre Company, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Signature Theatre Company, Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!, Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat in Annie Get Your Gun, Lebo M, The Donkey Show, Tap Dogs, among others. From 2001-04, he lived in Prague, the Czech Republic, wherehe, ran the 'expat'magazine,thinkagain; stage managed the play, Out at Sea; and published an internal 'coffee table' employee guidebook for a Czech/Canadian mobile phone company, Oskar. In late 2004, Miguel returned to his hometown, Washington, DC, where he now works as a Bids & Proposals Director for a local Department of Defense contractor.
Amirah Vann
Theatre:  Amalia Arroyo in  Kristoffer Diaz’s Welcome to Arroyo’s; The Arden Project (Old Vic New Voices), Follow Me To Nellie’s (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center), Pericles (Continuum Co.-Florence, Italy), Dream a Little Dream based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Continuum Co.-NYC Parks/Florence, Italy), Kingdom (The Old Globe), Kingdom workshop (The Public Theater/QTIP), Blueprint (Theatre Row Studios, Summer Play Festival), The Brother/Sister Plays workshop (McCarter Theatre Center/The Public Theater), Laughing Pictures (Flea Theater), The Making of Eugenie Doe (Ohio Theater). TV/film: the independent film Once More with Feeling, “Guiding Light”. Amirah received her MFA from NYU Graduate Acting Program.  Ms. Vann is a recipient of the Princess Grace award in Acting.
  Annette Verga-Lagier
Was Assistant Stage Manager for Kia Corthron's play Light Raise the Roof at New York Theatre Workshop. Prior to that, Annette was ASM for the Public Theatre’s production of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out (Annette moved with the production when it went to Broadway.)
Theatre Alumni Trish Vignola
Trish Vignola received her Masters Degree in American History from Rutgers University in 2004 and has been published in several academic journals. She graduated The Second City Conservatory in 2009 and The Second City Directing Program in 2010. Trish has played in Chicago SketchFest, the Del Close Marathon and the TBS Just For Laughs Festival. Her most recent Directorial project, The Feminine Mystake, was named one of the "Top five Second City Events You Need to Be a Part of." Trish is currently a Director and AEA Stage Manager in New York City. She also reviews theatre for In her spare time you can find her blogging on and for the YES Network as well.

Check out Trish's New Baseball Blog at!

  Julie Wallach
Julie graduated in 2001 and has been in numerous plays around the city, most recently performing in the sketch comedy show, We're Not Gonna Take It at The Producer's Club, as well as the Christmas Charity show (also at The Producer's Club) entitled A Very JaggeredX-Mas. She landed a supporting role in the indy film King of 42nd St, directed by John Montgomery and had a featured guest spot on the Oxygen Network's show Can You Tell? She co-founded her own improv troupecalled The Sample Platter.

Lois Walsh
Lois Walsh graduated from Fordham in 1981 with a BA in Theatre, and a BA in English and a Teaching Certification in Secondary Education 7-12.
  She is the proud mom of two wonderful teenage boys, John-Nicholas 18, and Zack 14. Lois is happily teaching, directing, and choreographing at Stone Middle School in Centreville, Va. Lois recently enjoyed playing the role of "Bananas" in House of Blue Leaves at Dominion Stage in northern VA.

  Matthew Walsh
Company member at Shakespeare Theatre in DC. 
Theatre Alumni Denzel Washington
A two-time Academy Award winning actor, Denzel Washington’s film credits include: The Takingof Pelham 123, American Gangster, Man on Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, Out of Time, Antwone Fisher (Director), John Q, The Bone Collector, The Siege, The Preacher’s Wife, Courage Under Fire, Devil in a Blue Dress, The Pelican Brief, Much Ado About Nothing, Philadelphia, Malcolm X, Mo Better Blues, Glory, A Soldier’s Story. [Television] St. Elsewhere. [Broadway] Brutus in Julius Caesar.
Theatre Alumni

Stacey Weingarten
While an undergrad at Fordham, Stacey worked as a PA on both seasons of "Johnny and the Sprites" (Playhouse Disney). She also interned and assistant wrangled for the Jim Henson Company, assisting on Sesame Streets both domestic and international amongst other projects, and has interned for puppeteer Basil Twist, building for Broadway’s The Addams Family. Stacey has also attended the O’Neill Puppetry Conference. Favorite additional credits include: Ludo's Broken Bride (Adaptor/Director, Shortened Attention Span Fest),Once There Was A Boy (Puppet Co-Design/Bebel, Fordham Alumni Company), Bird Machine (Puppeteer, Concrete Temple Theatre), The Whole World and You (Puppeteer, Tally Hall/Dir. Frankie Cordero). Stacey is also currently attempting to adapt a rock opera concept album for the stage and developing her puppet piece “Oscar” (which began its development at the O’Neill Conference). For more information, please visit

  Donan Whelan
Donan recently completed filming a feature in Los Angeles with Stray Dog Productions entitled Chronicles of a Love Unfound. Other film includes Shelley Figg for AFI. Los Angeles theatre includes the critically-acclaimed American Premiere of My Boy Jack at International City Theatre and Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) for The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company. New York theatre includes a two-year run in Mono and the premiere of Your Best Friend for Another Urban Riff.
  Michael Williams
Mike Williams graduated from Fordham in 2006 as a playwriting major. He received a MA in Economics (2008) and anMS in Mathematics (2010) from NYU andnow works at NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy studying housing policy in New York City.
Virginia Williams
Virginia Williams is currently starring as Lauren Reed, a tough as nails attorney, in the new USA dramedy “Fairly Legal.” For the past four seasons, Williams has had a recurring role on the CBS hit series “How I Met Your Mother.” In 2006 Virginia landed the starring role in the Lifetime Original Series "Monarch Cove.” She also co-starred with Shelley Long as a jilted-at-the-alter daughter in the film HONEYMOON WITH MOM, played yet another bride in the film REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS, and recurred for two seasons on the cult-classic “Strangers with Candy.”  Williams has appeared in over 28 television series including “Better Off Ted,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Veronica Mars,” and “Cold Case.”  In addition, she has had leading roles on multiple pilots for ABC, FOX, NBC, Lifetime, WB, and USA.  Williams began her career while in high school, starring for two years on the soap operas One Life to Live (Lorna) and As the World Turns (Brandy). She earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and studied Shakespeare at Oxford University, as well as withthe British American Drama Academy in London. Williams was raised in Memphis, TN.

Theatre Alumni Kit Williamson
[Broadway]  Talk Radio (Spike, u/s Kent ).  [Off-Broadway]  Made in Poland (Bogus) at 59E59, The Docks (Frankie) and How to Quit Smoking (Sonny) at The Atlantic,presented by At Play Productions.  [Off-Off Broadway]  Marat/Sade (Roux), Second Life (Jamie) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Flute).   Kit is a member of the Old Vic: New Voices New York Network and a foundingmember of At Play Productions.
Theatre Alumni Sara Wordsworth
Sara Wordsworth (FCLC ‘98) co-wrote the musical In Transit (Off Broadway at Primary Stages Fall 2010, O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference, Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award 2010). She has also written book and theatre/cabaret/pop lyrics for the York Theatre, DC’s Theater Alliance, the NY Musical Theater Festival, The NY Fringe Festival, Dillon’s, Caroline’s on Broadway, the Duplex Cabaret, Big Night Out, Yale University, the Algonquin Salon, nationally syndicated XM Radio, the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Compilation CD, Vol. I, and NEO4, a concert celebration showcasing emerging musical theatre writers and supporting the award-winning York Theatre Company. Sara is currently developing several full-length musical theatre projects with composers Linda Dowdell, Lisa DeSpain, and Russ Kaplan. As a performer, Sara’s voice can be heard on Disney/Pixar’s album Finding Nemo the Musical, and she frequently workshops new musicals in development with companies including The Roundabout, New Dramatists, and Musical Mondays Theatre Lab. Sara has also performed leading roles with several prominent regional theatre companies including Chautauqua Opera and Seaside Music Theatre. She was a writer’s assistant for Good Morning America as well as a freelance field reporter for "The Gayle King Show". Also an artistic coach, Sara is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., the Actors Equity Association, the Tony-Honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (Advanced), and a BMI Affiliate Artist. Please visit
Amelia Workman
Amelia Workman studied Commedia dell'Arte in France and Shakespeare in London before graduating from Fordham's theatre program. She has since appeared in readings at New Dramatists, Playwrights Horizons and Lincoln Center. She has performedwith several different companiesin NYC and touredvarious arts festivalsin the US and abroad (most recently the Vivid Live Festival at the Sydney Opera House) in Young Jean Lee's The Shipment. She was also featured in the world premieres of Eisa Davis' The History of Light, Young Jean Lee's The Shipment and Young Jean Lee's Lear. She is currently writing,teaching and targeting more on-camera work. For more information visit
Julie Yap
Julie Yap is currently serving as a career judicial law clerk for a federal district court judge in the Eastern District of California. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.


  Paul Young
National tour of The Rainmaker, The Fantasy Plays (NY Fringe Festival), The Criminals at Present Theatre Company, Crimes of the Heart at Center Stage.
  Romana Zajac
Works in technical production at Manhattan Theatre Club.
  Joe Zuzel
After graduating from Fordham Joe worked as a music teacher for two different schools teaching pre-k through 8th grade in the SouthBronx and East Harlem, as well as working for a number of puppet companies. He was awarded several grants for developing professional development programs in puppetry to solidify language arts and social studies standards in the schools.  During this time, he was also developing and recording his own music for a band he formed shortly after graduation. Currently, Joe is the performing arts teacher for a residential school in Brooklyn, CT that specializes in behavioral and social disorders.  He teaches music, acting, and puppetry as wellas supervising the band and chorus.

Site  | Directories
Submit Search Request