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Daniel Baker
Sound Design

Daniel Baker, along with Aaron Meicht, make up Broken Chord, a sound design and music production collective that composes and designs music and sound for theatre, film, and dance. Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, Juilliard, Primary Stages, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Second Stage Theatre, the Women’s Project, the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, Keen Company, HERE, La MaMa E.T.C., and Joe’s Pub. Regional credits include productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Dallas Theater Center.

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Eliza Baldi is a freelance director, dramaturg, actor, and teacher. She has worked with the Williamstown Theater Festival, National Playwrights Conference, Millbrook Playhouse, NYC Fringe, HERE Arts Center, Creation Production Company, LAByrinth, INTAR, the Lark, New Dramatists, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, and New York Theater Workshop. Baldi is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and the Shakespeare Society. She holds a B.A. in dramatic literature and criticism from Smith College, and an M.F.A. from the NYU Graduate Acting Program.


Tina Benko’s Broadway appearances include Irena’s Vow, Top Girls, The Real Thing, Not About Nightingales, and Hedda Gabler. She toured internationally as Desdemona/Othello in the concert-play Desdemona written by Toni Morrison and directed by Peter Sellars. Off-Broadway credits include The Little Foxes directed by Ivo Van Hove at New York Theatre Workshop, Wally Shawn’s Marie and Bruce at the New Group, Charles Mee’s Wintertime at Second Stage, and LifeGame: the all- improvised show. Her numerous film and television credits include The Avengers, Ugly Betty, and three seasons on Showtime’s Brotherhood. Training: Carnegie Mellon University.

Stephanie DiMaggio

Broadway: A Free Man of Color by John Guare, directed by George C. Wolfe.  Off- Broadway: Love's Labour's Lost (The Public Theater / dir. Karin Coonrod), Exile (The Cherry Lane / dir. Lisa Peterson), 17 Orchard Point (The Beckett/ dir. Stella Powell-Jones).  Regional: Italian American (Long Wharf Theatre /dir. Eric Ting), All My Sons (The Huntington Theatre Company/ dir. David Esbjornson),  Bloody Mary (Williamstown Theater Festival / dir, Stephen Brackett),  Haroun (Williamstown Theatre Festival / dir. Evan Cabnet).  In addition, Stephanie has participated in developmental work with The Women's Project, The Lark Play Development Center,  New Georges,  Clubbed Thumb and New York Stage and Film.  Some of her recent TV / Film credits include: The Good Wife (CBS), Person of Interest (CBS), Rubicon (AMC), Cupid (ABC), Law and Order (NBC) and the films Drive - Thru, The First Born and Generation Um, staring Keanu Reeves.   She is also co-creator and star of the webseries The Kosher Cucina.   Stephanie has been a featured contributor for two books on the American theatre: Acting Teachers of America:  A Vital Tradition  and  Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors Equity Association.  She received her B.A in Theater from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and her MFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. 


Director of the Fordham Summer
Musical Theatre Workshop

Julie Boyd is a freelance actress, director, and teacher. New York acting credits include The Man Who Came to Dinner (Roundabout/PBS) directed by Jerry Zaks, and Noises Off (Broadway) directed by Michael Blakemore. Regional theatre includes productions at Long Wharf, the McCarter, the Kennedy Center, Williamstown, the Goodman, and the Guthrie. Boyd also works extensively in film and television. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Utah and her M.F.A. from Yale Drama School.

Senior Audition I

Judy Dennis’s The Dancer Films, a collection of short films inspired by Jules Feiffer’s Modern Dancer, premiered in 2012 for 15,000 viewers at New York City’s World Financial Center Winter Garden. For television, she directed “Sonata da Oz,” an episode in the final season of HBO’s groundbreaking series OZ. Dennis enjoyed three decades as a casting director in the mainstream of theater and film.
She has worked with directors such as Terrence Malick, Brian DePalma, Andrzej Wajda, Julie
Taymor, and Ang Lee, and she was Alan J. Pakula’s assistant on Sophie’s Choice. Dennis is a member of the Directors Guild of America and a graduate of Bennington College.

Song as Scene

Recently, Ms. Fraser created the roles of Arsinoë in the world premiere of David Ives's "The School for Lies" directed by Walter Bobbie at Classic Stage Company and  Sister Walburga in the world premiere of Charles Busch's Off Broadway hit "The Divine Sister". She is a member of the company of "Love, Loss and What I Wore".  She is a two time Tony Award nominee for playing Martha in “The Secret Garden” and Josefine in “Romance/Romance”, and received the first ever Barrymore Award for her portrayal of The Blonde in The Wilma Theatre's production of "Gunmetal Blues".  Other Broadway roles includ, Dorine in “Tartuffe; Born Again”, Helena in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”, and Tessie Tura in Arthur Laurents's "Gypsy" starring Patti Lupone. She co-starred with ShirleyKnight in the world premiere of Mr. Laurents's "Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are" at the George St. Playhouse, where she has also appeared in "Lend Me A Tenor", "Lips Together Teeth Apart", and"Gunmetal Blues".  Off Broadway roles Alison has created include Jessie in Terrence McNally’s "Dedication, or the Stuff of Dreams", Trina in  “March of the Falsettos” and “In Trousers” , Miss Drumgoole in “Up Against It”, Uta in "The Green Heart", and Connnie, Brenda, and Petula in "Beehive".    Film and TV credits include “Between the Lions”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Third Watch”, "The Thing About My Folks” opposite Peter Falk and Paul Reiser, "In the Blood" and the upcoming "Commentary".


Actress and comedian Cassandra Freeman, best known for her co-starring roles as Denzel Washington’s love interest in Inside Man and in Chris Rock’s I think I Love My Wife, she has also performed Off Broadway at the Signature Theatre in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars directed by Ruben Santiago–Hudson the creator of the HBO movie hit Lakawana Blues, the Guthry Theatre production of Intimate Apparel, and performed in the world wide phenomenal play “Vagina Monologes” along side Jane Fonda and Rosie Perez.   Ms. Freeman has appeared in several TV shows including Shark, and Numbers. Other films to see her in next year is a  Morgan Freeman movie called the Wish Wizard, How We Got Away with It, and Break of Dawn. Also her current film to be released this November is the Sundance Film Festival 2011 World Cinema Audience Award winning movie Kinyarwanda. Kinyarwanda was filmed in Rwanda, Africa and is the inspiration for her creating a non profit called the Kassandra Arts Project (, whose mission is to bring arts and empowerment to young women in Rwanda, Africa and around the world. She is a graduate of Florida State University and received her MFA from NYU’s TIsch school of the arts.

Invitation to Theatre & Collaboration

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 the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwright's Center and was commissioned by the Guthrie Theatre to write a new play which premiered in April 2009.  He has had residencies at the Ucross Foundation and the Millay Colony for the Arts.  His work has been seen/ developed at New York Theater Workshop, The Lark Theatre, The Sundance Institute, The Kennedy Center, the New York International Fringe Festival, The University 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 often guest directs and mentors young directors.

Invitation to Theatre

Mark Greenfield is the founding Artistic Director of The Faux-Real Theatre Company (FRTC) with whom he has created such shows as Funbox, William Shakespeare’s Haunted House, Igloo Tales and Htebcam (Macbeth in Reverse). Other work with FRTC includes co-directing Carrie DuBois’ adaptation of The Tinderbox with Constance Tarbox. Most recently, Mark’s original play IE – In Other Words was produced at the Flea Theater.  In addition to his work with FRTC, Mark has directed and acted for Gorilla Rep. Other acting credits include playing Arlecchino for four years with the Italian commedia dell’ arte troupe, I Giullari Di Piazza, with whom he performed at Lincoln Center, and St. John the Divine. He was also an artist in residence at the Caramoor Classical Music Center. Mark played the role of Yankl in Caraid O’Brien’s translation of God of Vengeance (directedby Aaron Beale) and appeared in O’Brien and Beale’s production of Motke Thief. Mark has toured with IMAGO, The Shoestring Players, and Ralph Lee and the Mettawee River Theatre Company, and The Theater for a New City. He trained in Poland with Theatre Gardzienice. He can be seen in an upcoming film from renowned Iranian film director, Amir Nader


A director, actress and vocal coach, Andrea Haring is the Associate Director of The Linklater Center for Voice and Language and the Coordinator for Linklater Teacher Training. In addition to teaching at Fordham, she is currently on faculty at Columbia Graduate Theater Program and Circle in the Square Theatre School. Andrea has previously taught at Yale School of Drama, The New Actor’s Workshop, NYU Tisch Undergraduate Drama, and Dartmouth College. She regularly teaches at various theater schools and companies in London, Spain, Italy, Germany, England, Mexico and Iceland. Andrea coaches extensively On and Off Broadway – including The Motherf****er With The Hat, a Behanding in Spokane, John Gabriel Borkman and Creditors (at BAM with Alan Rickman), Reasons To Be Pretty (Tony Nominee 2009)The Little Flower of East Orange and Jack Goes Boating(Labyrinth Theater at The Public), Suddenly Last Summer, The Rose Tattoo, and Bridge and Tunnel with Sarah Jones (Tony Winner 2006). Andrea is also a member ofLabyrinth Theater Company. 
In her corporate work she has taught executive voice workshops to the Columbia Senior Executive Program through the Business School, The Global Fellows for The World Economic Forum and professionals of all disciplines who want freer, more expressive voices.

Theatre History

Morgan Jenness spent more than a decade at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, with both Joseph Papp and George C. Wolfe, in various capacities such as literary manager, director of play development, and associate producer. She was also associate artistic director at the New York Theater Workshop and an associate director at the Los Angeles Theater Center. She has served on peer panels for various funding institutions, including NYSCA and the NEA, with whom she served as a site evaluator for almost a decade. Jenness was the creative director for the Helen Merrill Ltd. agency for many years, and she currently holds a position in the Literary Department at Abrams Artists Agency. In 2003, Jenness was presented with an Obie Award Special Citation for Longtime Support of Playwrights.

Acting for Non-Majors, Invitation to Theatre & Performance and Art

Michael Kimmel is the creator/adaptor of The Last Goodbye, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with music by recording artist Jeff Buckley. In concert version, The Last Goodbye has been seen at The Wild Project, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, and the West Side Theater. The World Premiere production of The Last Goodbye was presented at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Kimmel is currently developing two new musicals, and directed the Off-Broadway premiere of Matthew Maguire’s Instinct. He is a graduate of the Fordham Theatre Program.

  Christine Sang
Movement & Invitation to Theatre

Christine Sang is an actor, choreographer, director, and writer of theatre, dance, and performance. She danced internationally, touring with Phillip Glass and Robert Wilson, performed at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater, and is featured in “Composition, Light and Color in Robert Wilson’s Theatre.” She is an alumna of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and Drama League New Directors/New Works. Her work has been seen at The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, HERE (Voice Choice), OHIO, the Ice Factory, La MaMa, Dixon Place, the Atlantic, Open Fist (LA Weekly nominations, LA Times Critics choices), Mark Taper Forum, and many others. She graduated from Circle in the Square Professional Training Program, and received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.


Acting Shakespeare

Steven Skybell’s Broadwaycredits include: Dr. Dillamond in Wicked, Harold Nichols in The Full Monty; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Café Crown; and Ah, Wilderness! His numerous Off-Broadway appearances include Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Public Theater), and Antigone in New York (Vineyard Theatre), for which he received an Obie Award. His extensive Shakespearean credits include the title role in Hamlet, Vanessa Redgrave’s Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida, Much Ado About Nothing, Two Gentlemen of Verona (all at The Public Theater), and Julie Taymor’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre for a New Audience.) Skybell was one of two Americans chosen for the inaugural season of Shakespeare’s Globe/London. He holds an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.

Theatre Management

Stephen Sosnowski is a senior account supervisor at the advertising agency SpotCo, where he has been responsible for spearheading the advertising campaigns for more than 15 Broadway shows, including the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair, Kander & Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys, the revival of Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge, and the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning August: Osage County. Prior to his tenure at SpotCo, Sosnowski served for three consecutive telecasts as the director of award events for Tony Award Productions. He holds a B.A. in theatre from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and an M.F.A. in theatre management and producing from Columbia University.

  Richard Topol
Acting for the Camera

Broadway credits include The Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice (with Al Pacino), Awake and Sing (Drama Desk Award), The Country Girl, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar (with Denzel Washington), and School for Scandal. Off-Broadway credits include King Lear (the Public), The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare in
the Park), Hamlet (The Duke on 42nd Street), and numerous other productions at Theatre for a New Audience, the New Group, Primary Stages, and Manhattan Theatre Club, among others.

Senior Audition II and Invitation to Theatre

Moritz is the Artistic Director of Studio 42, New York City's producer of "unproducible" plays. In New York, his work has been presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ars Nova, Rising Phoenix Rep, poortom, Red Fern, FringeNYC, Vital, Drama League, Culture Project, Chashama, HERE, and others. Regionally, he's worked with Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Kennedy Center, Millbrook Playhouse, American Stage Festival, Red Barn, Allentown Shakespeare, and Boston Playwrights. Moritz has also helped develop new plays at the Lark, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard Theatre, Dramatists Guild, Ma-Yi, New River Dramatists, Partial Comfort, 2G, TBTB, Williamstown, Astoria Performing Arts Center and Young Playwrights. A member of EST, he is a frequent collaborator with their Youngblood writers’ collective. He was the associate director for Broadway’s Tony-nominated Cry-Baby, and has been a Resident Director at Playwrights Horizons, The Acting Company, and the Huntington Theatre Company. 2005: Drama League’s Fall Directing Fellowship; 2007: Boris Sagal Fellowship at Williamstown. Moritz is an instructor at One on One Productions, and has been a guest director at over a dozen universities, including NYU, Boston University, Fordham, University of Rochester, and Connecticut College.,

Anne Washburn

Anne Washburn’s plays include Mr. Burns, The Internationalist, A Devil at Noon, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, I Have Loved Strangers, The Ladies, The Small, and a transadaptation of Euripides’ Orestes. Her work has been produced by 13P, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Repertory Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, The Civilians, Dixon Place, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Folger, London’s Gate Theatre, Soho Rep, DC’s Studio Theater, Two River Theater Company, The Vineyard, and Woolly Mammoth. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim, a NYFA Fellowship, and a Time Warner Fellowship. She is a member of 13P, an associated artist with The Civilians and New Georges, and an alumna of New Dramatists.

  Jeffrey Withers
Acting for Non-Majors

Jeffrey Withers is an actor, director, and teacher. In New York, he has worked with Lucid Theater, La MaMa, UCB, the Brick, and The Public Theater, and appeared on Broadway in the National Theatre’s History Boys. Other recent credits include roles at Actors Theater of Louisville, Pittsburgh Public, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Yale Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and the John Engeman Theater. He did his undergraduate work at Dartmouth, and earned a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama.

Teacher of Voice

Grace Zandarski is an associate teacher of Fitzmaurice voicework; she trained with Catherine Fitzmaurice, Nancy Houfek, and Deborah Sussel.She has taught voice, speech, dialects, and text at the American Repertory Theatre, Harvard’s Advanced Actor Training Program, the Moscow Art Theatre School, NYU’s CAP 21 program, The Actors Center, and Queens College. She has worked as a professional actorfor the past 15 years, including three seasons at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, and the McCarter Theatre Company. Her credits also include voiceovers, commercials, film, and television. Zandarski received her M.F.A. from A.C.T. under Bill Ball and Larry Hecht, and received a B.A. in English from Princeton University.


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