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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

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Sara Sachs ('16) since graduating in June 2016, has worked with multiple theatre companies as a freelance stage manager and stagehand. Shows include Evita with Phamaly Theatre Company, 4:48 Psychosis with Pipedream Productions, Spamalot with Inspire Creative/Parker Arts, and more. She is the current theater manager and tech director at Overland High School in Aurora, tech directing -for the first time- Knutz and Boults in November. She is currently on staff as a stagehand at the PACE Center in Parker. Other upcoming projects include Overland High School's Les Miserables (TD), Opera Colorado's As One (ASM), and more to be announced in the near future.

Adeline Mann ('15) recently understudied Mariane in Tartuffe at the Arvada Center and is preparing to understudy Elma in Bus Stop, also at the Arvada Center (directed by Allison Watrous). She currently serves as the Artistic Development Director for The Wit Theatre Company. She teaches theatre classes and private lessons through Neighborhood Music Stapleton and will be taking students to the DPS Shakespeare Festival in April.

Jasmine Szympruch ('15) is currently residing in NYC. She is in the middle of an internship with a documentary film production company called DCTV. When not working, she volunteers and ushers around the city.

Tony Ryan ('15) is currently working as an actor and was recently seen in Getting Out at The Edge Theatre and No Sex Please, We're British.  He works as Assistant Lighting Technician at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Tony also started the theatre company Pipedream Productions with other DU Theatre students/alumni: Trevor Fulton, Ashley Campbell, Alexis Robbins, Cicely Galm, Evan Mues, Sara Sachs, Kate Monahan, and Katie Walker.

Katy Williams ('14) went straight to a theatre for kids/education internship in Portland, Maine following graduation. After spending a year with Portland Stage, she returned to Denver to work with University of Colorado Health. Katy is an Epic Software trainer and loves the job as it blends her two majors; Theatre and Neuroscience. In addition her "day" job, Katy continues to be an active member of the Denver theatre scene. She works as a makeup and puppetry designer with theaters in Denver and Boulder, as well as continuing to act. Her most recent projects were for Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids, teaching and designing makeup, and puppeteering in a new shadow piece, Ic. She plans on bringing a new puppet show to the National Puppetry Festival next summer. Check out her work at http://www.katywilliamsdesign.com/.

Jenny Roberts ('14) is living in Burbank, CA and working as a Voice Over artist and film actress. She also has her own production company called "Is This Name Taken? productions." 

Brian Cook ('00) is a PhD candidate in theatre arts at the University of Oregon. He's working on his dissertation, a full-length study of the history of The Cherub Company London—a British-Polish theatre company that performed in the UK from 1978-2003.

He is the current associate editor for media for ASTR Online, the website of the American Society for Theatre Research.

Todd Webster ('00) is a member of Curious Theatre Company in Denver. Over the last 14 seasons, he has performed in three world premieres. He also handles marketing and graphic design for the company.

Chad Bianchi ('08) worked on the scene design for Elephant Man (Oct. 21 – Nov. 13, 2011) for Chicago-based Saint Sebastian Players. He will design Tartuffe for BoHo Theatre, January 13-February 12.

Jeanette Cerami ('06) is playing on a few long-form Denver improv teams and will be in a sketch show, That Shack Over There, at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse beginning November 4.

She's in F'actors, a long-form group, Bovine Metropolis on November 1 and 8 ,and long-form group Kill Screen at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Brian Claggett ('06) is an ensemble member of American Blues Theatre in Chicago and will be master electrician for its production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph, November 23-December 31.

Lauren Stanek ('11) is an artist-in-residence at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, where she teaches elementary and high school students acting and playwriting. She is in a touring show, Way Out West, and is assisting with the Made in the Berkshires Festival of new and original works.

Catherine Chengery ('11) is developing an after-school theater program at CMS Community School in Denver. She also is a theater artist with The Harmony Project and Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre.

Ely Bowlby ('10) is working on several projects at the Denver Center Theatre Company. She directed DCPA's 2011 production Topdog/Underdog, featuring National Theatre Conservatory students. In February 2012, she worked on the New Play Summit.

Megan Hatch ('09) performed in Apples from the Desert at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center in 2011.

Meghan Doyle ('02) is a costume design associate with the Denver Center Theatre Company. She recently assisted on American Night and the Center's 2011 production Tom Sawyer.

She designed costumes for the Denver Center Attractions' production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change as well as the National Theatre Conservatory Rep productions of Charley's Aunt and Fahrenheit 451.

Nyle Kenning ('11) performed in Evita in November 2011 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and was on the crew for Annie at the same theater in December.

Chris Luebke ('09) works as an assistant stage manager on O by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. He also was a backstage manager in Cirque's KOOZA in Japan.

Anna R. Kaltenbach ('99) stage-manages the first national Broadway tour of the musical Memphis.

Lauren Mills ('10) is in her second year of graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is working toward her MFA in scenic design.

In February 2012, she was assistant scenic designer on Carnegie Mellon's main-stage production of Sweeney Todd. She also designed a studio production of Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys for the University in April.

Amy Osatinski ('05) runs the theatre program at Heritage High School in Littleton, Colo., which recently was spotlighted on Broadwayworld.com as an outstanding theatre program.

She's also working on the Denver high school premiere of the musical Xanadu with her students. In summer 2012, she directed the regional premiere of Spring Awakening for Ignite Theatre at the Aurora Fox.

Luciann Lajoie ('00) created and performed in Date at the Off-Center at the Jones, a new division of the Denver Center Theatre Company, in spring 2012. Luciann was also featured at the Playwrights' Slam as part of the New Play Summit at the DCTC.

The show was created with Allison Horsley (faculty, class of '98) and features actors Maggie Glass ('02), Garret Glass ('02), Todd Webster ('00), Megan Hatch ('09), and Hope Barnes ('11)—who also serves as marketing and production intern.

Chad Bianchi ('08) was set designer for Tartuffe at the BoHo Theatre. He also designed the set for Drawer Boy, and was a co-producer of Filament Theatre Ensemble and The Den.

Garret Glass ('02) is currently the assistant director of production services for the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at DU.