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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Submitted: December 5, 2013     Name:David ConnollyHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:BFA Musical Theatre candidate, David Connolly will join the company at Balagan Theatre in Seattle for their upcoming premiere of 'Thankskilling the Musical.'
Submitted: December 5, 2013     Name:Aaron JohnsonHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:BFA Musical Theatre candidate, Aaron Johnson will join 5th Avenue Theater's Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company for their production "Northwest Bookshelf." Production runs February 3rd to the end of May.
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Brandon Charles WalkerHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Janice Fix, Alicia Renee Burch, and Brandon Charles Walker have spent a very rewarding summer with Centerstage Theatre's education program, in Federal Way.
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Alicia Renee BurchHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Janice Fix, Alicia Renee Burch, and Brandon Charles Walker have spent a very rewarding summer with Centerstage Theatre's education program, in Federal Way.
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name: Erin ThatcherHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:2012 BFA Performance graduate, Janice Fix directs the cast members and current CWU students-Chad L. Oswald, Thomas Fowler, Skyler Gahley, Jordyn Brown, and Sean McGehee--in Dogtown Theatre’s Summer Melodrama: "The Old Cookie Shop, or, Nellie Was a Baker Because She Kneaded the Dough." The production is part of the featured entertainment at the upcoming Kittitas County Fair. Erin Thatcher stage manages the production.
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Sean McGeheeHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:2012 BFA Performance graduate, Janice Fix directs the cast members and current CWU students-Chad L. Oswald, Thomas Fowler, Skyler Gahley, Jordyn Brown, and Sean McGehee--in Dogtown Theatre’s Summer Melodrama: "The Old Cookie Shop, or, Nellie Was a Baker Because She Kneaded the Dough." The production is part of the featured entertainment at the upcoming Kittitas County Fair. Erin Thatcher stage manages the production.
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Skyler GahleyHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:2012 BFA Performance graduate, Janice Fix directs the cast members and current CWU students-Chad L. Oswald, Thomas Fowler, Skyler Gahley, Jordyn Brown, and Sean McGehee--in Dogtown Theatre’s Summer Melodrama: "The Old Cookie Shop, or, Nellie Was a Baker Because She Kneaded the Dough." The production is part of the featured entertainment at the upcoming Kittitas County Fair. Erin Thatcher stage manages the production.
Submitted: June 6, 2013     Name:Cayla RaymakerHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Cayla Raymaker, BFA Design and Production Senior, will be joining Midtown Arts Center in Fort Collins, CO as a scenic painter for their upcoming production of Shrek, as part of a design internship. She will continue with at Midtown there this summer on their production of Les Miserables. Midtown Arts Center is northern Colorado's newest cultural and performing arts center.
Submitted: June 6, 2013     Name:Shelby HortonHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Shelby Horton, incoming Musical Theatre candidate, was recently nominated for the 5th Avenue Theatre's Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Hope Cladwell, in Spokane Valley's University High School production of "Urinetown."
Submitted: June 6, 2013     Name:Spencer ClouseHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Spencer Clouse, 2013 Stage Management BFA Candidate, will be the director of two summer theatre camps with Studio East immediately upon graduation.
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GRADUATE STUDENTS
Submitted: 03-30-2010     Name:David GayHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:THE WEDDING SINGER, directed by David Gay, is honored with five Shuler Hensley Awards. The Shuler Hensley Award is for high school theatre and this year 39 high schools in the Atlanta area competed. Our Alpharetta High production of THE WEDDING SINGER was honored with nominations for Best Choreography, Best Supporting Actress - Lindsay Albano, Best Supporting Actor - Parker Rehklau, Best Orchestra, and Best Director. We also received a citation for having one of the best productions eventhough we were not nominated for Best Musical.
Submitted: 04-27-2009     Name:David GayHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:David Gay, a third-year Master of Arts in Theatre Production candidate, reports that his recent production of "Guys and Dolls" at Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, GA garnered group and individual awards. "We entered an affiliate of the Jimmy awards - Shuler Hensley Awards," says Gay. "'Guys and Dolls' was nominated for eight awards. We won for Orchestra and our Miss Aidelaide moves to the Jimmy awards this spring. Keep your fingers crossed - the winner gets $100,000 to attend the New York school of her choice."
Submitted: 05-23-2007     Name:Ellicia MertensHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Ellicia Mertens, MA third year candidate and director at Richland High, received five nominations for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, including Outstanding Set Design, Outstanding Hair and Make-up Design, Outstanding Costume Design (honorable mention,) Outstanding Program Design, and Outstanding Performance for an Actress in a Lead Role (Lauren Smith as the Narrator). Eighty productions entered this year, making this is a huge honor for all those nominated. More info can be found at the 5th Avenue web page, http://www.5thavenue.org/education/highschoolawards-2007.aspx
Submitted: 05-23-2007     Name:Greg PschirrerHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Greg Pschirrer, third year MA candidate and instructor at Lewis and Clark HS, Spokane, WA received five nominations in his first year entering the 5th Avenue awards for Grease, including acting nominations, a nomination for lighting design, orchestra, and an honorable mention for Outstanding Overall Production. Eighty productions entered this year, making this is a huge honor for all those nominated. More info can be found at the 5th Avenue web page, http://www.5thavenue.org/education/highschoolawards-2007.aspx
Submitted: 05-17-2006     Name:Amber PeoplesHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Amber Peoples, Theatre Production masters candidate and graduate teaching assistant, earned Central Washington Universitys $700 Masters Research Grant for her proposal entitled Mexico Immersion to Produce and Direct Bocn!. Earning one of four grants given each year, Peoples will travel to Mexico during August to research Mexican culture and communication as well as acquire authentic costumes and props. This experience will increase her ability to connect with middle school Bridges Project students, who are integral to the production of Bocn!, and more accurately infuse Latino life and themes into her direction of the play which constitutes the Theatre Arts Departments inaugural studio project.
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FACULTY MEMBER
Submitted: July 10, 2012     Name:Keith EdieHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:CWU Sr. Lecturer Keith Edie joins the cast of Speed Merchant (of Venice) at the Best of the 2012 LA Fringe Festival. When director Tiger Reel needed to replace an actor who could not stay with the show during it's extension he turned to Edie. With only a week to rehearse Reel asked an actor he was very familiar with to step in and play the roles of Salerio and The Prince of Arragon. Previously Edie and Reel had worked together on "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged", "The Complete History of America, Abridged", and "A Midsummer Nights Dream" all at The English Theatre of Frankfurt. Reel also directed Edie in "Macbeth" as Macduff, "The Comedy of Errors" as Dromio of Syracuse, "Hamlet" as Laertes, and "Romeo and Juliet" as Romeo. "Speed Merchant (of Venice)" receives 2012 Best of Hollywood Fringe Honors“This cast. This adaptation. This production. So good. So very, very good.” – Turnstyle News Adapted by Tiger Reel and Jack Young Directed by Tiger Reel
Submitted: June 1, 2012     Name:Elise Forier EdieHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Three of Associate Professor Elise Forier Edie's ten minute plays are included in the forthcoming anthology "Original Middle School Scenes and Monologues," due out in July, 2012, from Dramatic Publishing. The collection, edited by Kent R Brown, is meant as a resource for acting classes and forensic competitions, as well as theatre production. More information about the publication can be found at the link below. http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/p3590/Original-Middle-School-Scenes-and-Monologues/product_info.html
Submitted: May 26, 2012     Name:Marc HaniukHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Marc Haniuk will be Scenic Designer for "Hairspray" at Midtown Arts Center in June. Marc has introduced many of our students to the Colorado-based company, leading to internships and employment.
Submitted: March 1, 2012     Name:Jerald DoughertyHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Jerald Dougherty, Production Manager and Senior Lecturer in the Theatre Arts Department recently completed the Entertainment Technician Certification Program theatre rigger certification. Currently there are 54 certified entertainment riggers in Washington State and Jerry is the only one in eastern Washington. Central Washington University is the only university in the region with an ETCP certified rigger on the faculty. More information is available about the certification program at http://etcp.plasa.org/
Submitted: February 23, 2012     Name:Marc HaniukHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:CWU scenic designer, Haniuk Marc, was recognized for his "Excellence in Design" at the recent Region VII of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Ft. Collins , CO. See his most recent work in ICARUS opening next week.
Submitted: February 7, 2012     Name:Elise Forier EdieHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Elise Forier Edie will have a public reading and workshop of her newest play "The Pink Unicorn" on May 14, 2012, as part of Stage Force Theatre's 2012 Public Reading Series. The reading will take place at the Music Loft in Portsmouth, NH. After the public presentation of the script, audience members will be invited to give feedback to the work-in-progress. "The Pink Unicorm" was written during a writing fellowship retreat at The Blue Mountain Center in upstate NY this September. Based loosely on real events, it tells the story of a group of high school students and their attempts to bring a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance (GSA) to their school community. More information about the reading can be found at www.stageforce.org
Submitted: November 11, 2011     Name:Elise Forier EdieHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Associate Professor Elise Forier Edie's new one act play "The Right Thing" will be produced by the Playwrights' Round Table Theatre in Orlando, FL as part of their annual "Launch" series. The show opens in mid January and will run for two weekends at the John and Rite Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Submitted: October 9, 2011     Name:Elise Forier EdieHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Forier has been selected to evaluate grant applications in theatre arts for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Forier will join the review team this December in Washington, DC.
Submitted: April 7, 2011     Name:Marc HaniukHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Marc will be designing scenery for two productions, Annie Get Your Gun and Avenue Q, this summer at the new Midtown Fine Arts Center in Fort Collins Colorado.
Submitted: March 15, 2011     Name:Jerry DoughertyHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Jerry Dougherty, Production Manager for the Theatre Arts Department, was part of a panel on the development of Arts Management curriculum at the 51st Annual United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) conference in Charlotte, NC. The panel titled Arts Management Degrees - Making one where none exist, discussed the creation of graduate and undergraduate programs and the incorporation of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) standards and core competencies. Jerry's presentation included discussion of CWU's Arts Administration minor and the Theatre Arts Department's new BFA track in Stage Management. USITT is the premiere professional organization for theatre and entertainment technicians and designers
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ALUMNI
Submitted: March 25, 2014     Name:Albie ClementiHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:2006 Design and Production graduate, Albie Clementi, Seattle freelance designer, joins Burien Actor's Theatre as the scenic design for the production of "Noises Off," opening February 21, continuing to March 23.
Submitted: March 25, 2014     Name:Brian B. JohnsonHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Having wrapped up the international tour of DREAM GIRLS, 2012 BFA Design and Production graduate, Brian B. Johnson Designs, is now in Maine as a wardrobe supervisor. This week he is giving back to CWU by inviting applications from recent grads for the wardrobe staff supporting upcoming shows.
Submitted: March 25, 2014     Name:Madison Marie RengliHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:CWU alum, Sara Trowbridge, and Madison Marie Rengli, join the cast at Secondary Story Repertory's Charlotte' Web.
Submitted: March 25, 2014     Name:Sara TrowbridgeHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:CWU alum, Sara Trowbridge, and Madison Marie Rengli, join the cast at Secondary Story Repertory's Charlotte' Web.
Submitted: March 25, 2014     Name:Brian Thomas KigerHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Brian Thomas Kiger is now Instructional Designer at TrueBlue Inc. Brian is a #CWUtheatre graduate of 2006.
Submitted: March 25, 2014     Name:Nyna NelsonHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:New York-based, 2011 Musical Theatre graduate, Nyna Nelson's debut album is on Spotify! You can listen to Fort Vine's music for free! Just search the band name or the album title, "One in the Same".
Submitted: November 12, 2013     Name:Amanda LouiseHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:EmilyRose Frasca and Amanda Louise, both CWU Musical Theatre graduates, are opening in Little Women at ArtsWest Playhouse the day after Thanksgiving--running Nov 29th-Dec 29th. Frasca is starring as Jo March with Carpp playing Beth March.
Submitted: October 31, 2013     Name:Samantha ArmitageHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Skye Stephenson joins Ashlen Hodge, 2011 BFA Performance graduate, and Samantha Armitage, 2008 BFA Design and Production graduate, in the company for Annex Theatre's production of The Luxuria Cycle. #CWUTheatre
Submitted: October 31, 2013     Name:Ashlen HodgeHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Skye Stephenson joins Ashlen Hodge, 2011 BFA Performance graduate, and Samantha Armitage, 2008 BFA Design and Production graduate, in the company for Annex Theatre's production of The Luxuria Cycle. #CWUTheatre
Submitted: October 22, 2013     Name:Madison Marie RengliHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News: 2009 BA Youth Drama graduate, joins SecondStory Repertory's production of KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL as 'Mom' November 1-17, 2013. ( www.facebook.com/events/170441023152512/ ) She has been seen around Seattle for the past 4 years at Annex, Seattle Playwrights Collective, Mirum Mirum Productions, and Renton Civic Theatre. Learn. Do. Live. #CWUTheatre
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