Knox Theatre alumni work in all areas of design, acting, directing, and theatre management. We are very proud of the continuing talent and success of our theatre majors. A few of those successes are listed here.
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Rebekah Heusel '14. MFA student in Stage Management, Yale School of Drama.
Jacob Schneider '14. Assistant Technical Director, Knox College Department of Theatre.
Marina Capizzi '13. Technical Supervisor, Portland State University Theatre Department.
Franzesca Mayer '13. Costume Design Fellowship, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA.
Kathryn Haynes '12. Is currently a chorus member in a production of "Fugitive Pieces" by the EX-Pats Theatre Company in Chicago. www.expatstheatre.org
Nellie Ognacevic '12. Will perform the double roles of Hallie & Marguerite in the West End Players Guild’s production of Inventing Van Gogh (St. Louis). www.westendplayers.org/season
Ivy Reid '12. Company member, Broken Nose Theatre Co., Chicago.
Alice Fredrickson '11. Costume Design Assistant, The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN.
Lauren Neiheisel '11. Worked as technical assistant for Profile Theater and did set construction for Northwest Children’s Theater and School in Portland, Oregon. Stage Manager for The Other Grace, an independent theatre project.
Kat Reiser '11. Freelance stage manager in Chicago.
J. Keegan Siebken '11. Recently starred in a Chicago-based short film. Watch the video here.
Shane Donegan '10. Played the role of Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps at the Des Moines Playhouse. Read about the production here.
Ryn Flynn '10. MFA student in Lighting Design, University of Washington Seattle. Currently working as the scenic and lighting designer for a devised piece of immersive theatre based on Peter Pan and JM Barrie's life.
Carla Hamilton '10. Freelance costume designer in Chicago.
Kelsey Ingle '10. Entertainment Hostess in Youth Activities, Disney Cruise Line.
Samantha Newport '10. Arts Center Coordinator, Grinnell Area Arts Council, Grinnell, IA.
Allison Smith '10. Resident Costume Designer for Redtwist Theatre's 2014-15 season. Freelance Costume Designer in Chicago.
Kathleen Dickinson. '09. Ensemble member, Eclipse Theatre, Chicago. Member of the permanent company at Vitalist Theatre, Chicago. Assistant Stage Manager, Steppenwolf Theatre Co., Chicago.
Eli King '09. Freelance technical director and stage carpenter in Chicago.
Adam McDowell '09. Assistant director for Life is a Dream, USA Premiere, Vitalist Theatre (Chicago).
Michael C. Smith '09. Free lance lighting designer in Chicago, and is a company member with Brain Surgeon Theatre.
Nathan Thompson '09. Performed the role of Macbeth in Macbeth, Goat Song Theatre (Chicago).
Matt Allis '08. Performed the roles of the Courtier, Guard, and Rebel Soldier for Life is a Dream, USA Premiere, Vitalist Theatre (Chicago). Performed as a member of the ensemble for Radio Goggles, Oracle Theatre (Chicago).
Mikah Berky '08. Scenic Charge at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Freelance Scenic Artist.
Brian Conley '08. Directed Macbeth, Goat Song Theatre (Chicago).
Saras Gil '08. Actress in Barcelona, Spain. Read the Knox article about Saras' work on the film Puzzled Love here.
Megan Hall '08. Graduate Student, Dance Movement Therapy & Counseling Program, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois.
Courtney Meaker '08. One of three writers added to Seattle Repertory Theatre's Writers Group for 2014–16. Playwright. Buckshot. Macha Monkey Productions (Seattle) and Chaos Theory, a play seeking order. Annex Theatre (Seattle)http://tracking.wordfly.com/view/?sid=OTVfNzU3Ml8zNzkzNF82ODUw&l=a21ada6b-ad49-e411-a5a9-e41f1345a46a
Meghan Reardon '08. Meghan is a Chicago-based actor. She is the Associate Artistic Director of Red Tape Theatre, where she is also a resident company member.
Jess Drew '07. Costume Design Intern and seasonal overhire at the Goodman Theatre (2007), dresser at the Steppenwolf Theatre (2007), board member at Goat Song Theatre, and now working towards her masters in Theatre & Drama at Indiana University, Bloomington, with the intent to continue on to a PhD program and teach.
Jason Cascio '06. Graduate Student, Ph.D Program in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri.
Chelsea Lynn '06. Full-time Technician, Metropolis Center for the Performing Arts, Arlington Heights, IL.; Free-lance lighting designer.
Rebecca Meyerson '06. Staff Designer for Victorian Lyric Opera Company (Rockville, Maryland).
Helen Drysdale '05. Director of marketing and public relations for Life is a Dream, USA Premiere, Vitalist Theatre (Chicago).
Jacqueline Dehne Scafidi '05. Production Stage Manager for Life is a Dream, USA Premiere, Vitalist Theatre (Chicago).
Rachel Sypniewski '05. Freelance costume designer, and the Manager of Broadway Costume Rental in Chicago.
Rachel Abarbanell '02. Vice President of Production and Development at Lynda Obst Productions, Los Angeles. Hot in Cleveland, TV Land, Black Dahlia.
Vir Das '02. New show Walking on Broken Das performed in Edinburgh. edinburghfestival.list.co.uk Actor/Comic, Television: "The Great Indian Comedy Show"; "News on the Loose"; "Now Not Showing"; "Completely Newsless with Vir Das"; Film: "Mumbai Salsa"; Mumbia, India. www.filmicafe.com
Laetitia Bourgeois '01. FM Laeti, R&B/Soul recording artist. Click on the following links to view a few of her music videos:
Melinda Evans '01. Production Manager and Producer, The Neofuturists, Chicago, Illinois.
Jaclynn M. Jutting '01. Completed the MFA program in Directing at Northwestern University, and is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Vitalist Theatre, a free lance director, and adjunct professor at Dominican University in Chicago.
Stephanie Roosa '01. Directed a Shakespeare Players production of Othello for Rochester Community Players (New York).
Theodore DeLong '00. MFA in Arts Administration, Yale School of Drama. General Manager, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. http://www.osfashland.org/about/people/bio.aspx?id=1042
Sarah Zimmerman DeLong '00. Technical Internship in Costuming Certificate Program, Yale University.
Bree Elrod '00. MFA Recipient, New York University (Acting). Actress, Old Globe Theatre, Shakespeare Sedona, My Name is Rachel Corrie (Broadway).
Kate Berry '99. Ensemble member at Creed Repertory Theatre in Colorado. Actress with starring roles in movies, television series and national commercials.
Jenny Seidelman '99. A Chicago-based playwright, Jenny’s work has been seen at Chicago Dramatists, WNEP Theater, American Theatre Company, 20% Theatre Company Chicago, Women’s Theatre Alliance of Chicago, Stockyards Theatre Project, n.u.f.a.n. ensemble, Point of Contention, Around the Coyote, The Children’s Theater of Western Springs, Great Beast Theater, Wood Street Theater, TANTA Productions, Messenger Theatre Company, and TADA! Youth Theater. Jenny is also a grant recipient from the Illinois Arts Council (2011) and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (2010). www.jennyseidelman.com
Jason Tucker '99. Participant, Red Moon Theatre, Chicago, Illinois.
Tim Lord '98. Playwright, Staged Reading Production at The Public Theatre, New York City, New York.
Alison Renee (Greaves) '97. Designed costumes for the world premiere of Watership Down, Lifeline Theatre (Chicago). MFA Recipient, Carnegie Mellon University (Costume Design).
Allen Doederlein '96. Director of Development, Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago Illinois; Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, Illinois.
Caitlin Muelder '96. Free lance actress in Los Angeles where she recently shot a pilot for a television series.
Molly Reynolds '94. Costume designer and winner of a prestigious "Jeff" award.
Kathy Arfken '93. MFA in Scenic Design from Brandeis University (2000). Currently an Associate Professor of Theatre at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, IN., and a freelance scenic designer and ensemble member of Stage Left Theatre in Chicago.
Craig Choma '93. MFA Recipient, Carnegie Mellon University (Scenic Design and Lighting Design). Chicago After Dark Award "Overall Technical Achievement" Winner for Set Design, Vitalist Theatre production of A Passage to India. Associate Professor of Theatre, Resident Designer and Technical Director, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
Danielle Mari '93. MA Recipient, Northwestern University. Worked with Second City National Touring Company (1995). Current member of a sketch comedy troupe Greenfield Funeral Home, and the all-female improv troupes the Dixie Cups and Lady Parts. Also an ensemble member with Raconteur Theatre Company (Columbus, OH). Danielle teaches Language Arts and Theatre at Village Academy Schools.
Kelly Hogan '92. MFA Recipient, Academy of Classical Acting, George Washington University. MA in Performance Studies (NYU). Jeff Nominated Best Supporting Actress. Actress and Director, Chicago, Illinois. http://www.knox.edu/news/news-archive/critical-praise-for-knox-theatre-faculty-in-chicago-production.html
Matt Roth '92. Co-founder of Chicago Viewpoints, a theatre company based on the work of Anne Bogart.
Amy Carlson '90. Actress in "Third Watch," "Law & Order," "Another World," and "The Untouchables," and Emmy Award nominee.
Eric Newnham '90. Beloit City Councilor and owner of Denali’s restaurant; Actor in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Mark Yoder '89. Actor in theatre, commercials and industrial videos, Chicago, Illinois.
Jesse Dabson '83. Taught acting in venues such as Cameron Thor Acting (Los Angeles) and the Pecatonica Playhouse (Illinois), as well as been an Artist-in-Residence at Knox College. Has been a guest star on the MTV series Underemployed. Hosts a web series called Sex House on YouTube. Has a film with Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron coming out in fall 2012. Has been in over 100 commercials over the last 26 years. A past member of ComedySportz LA, and has starred or co-starred in numerous TV shows and movies of the week.
Ann Wilkinson '77. Actress in theatre, movies and television, Los Angeles, California.
Michael Lincoln ’75. Professional Lighting Designer (United Scenic Artists and USITT). Currently Head of Graduate and Undergraduate Lighting Programs at Ohio University. MFA Recipient, Brandeis University.
Carol Bonnani '72. Actress in Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring productions of A Chorus Line and numerous regional theatre productions.
Richard Riddell '72. Tony Award winner in lighting design for Broadway production of Big River.
Richard Hoover '69. Tony Award winner for set design of the Broadway production of Not About Nightingales, Artistic designer for Twin Peaks, and winner of a Knox College Alumni Achievement Award. Richard's designs can be seen on his website here.