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Graduates in the Spotlight / Alumni Bios

Representative UM Theatre Alumni

  • Los Angeles/California

    Will Hickman (BFA Acting/Directing 2004) toured the U.S. with Theatre IV and has acted and directed professionally in MS, NYC and Nebraska. He worked as an actor and fight combatant at the Navy Pier in Chicago and is recently received his MFA in Acting at UCLA in California Will is currently working professionally in film and TV in Los Angeles.

    Julian Robinson (BFA Acting/Directing 2002) worked in various production capacities at Mabou Mines and The Wooster Group, NYC, and received his M.F.A. program in Film Directing/Producing at Columbia University. Julian taught editing in San Francisco and also worked for Current TV, where he received an Emmy Nomination for his documentary work. Julian currently works full-time as Supervising Producer/Director at Trium Entertainment in Los Angeles.  At UM, Julian compiled extensive directing and assistant directing credits and also wrote and directed 3 College Night “Purple Side” musicals.

    Chris Sams (BFA Acting/Directing 2005) has worked professionally in Birmingham for Birmingham Children’s Theatre and Red Mountain Theatre Company.  He currently resides in Los Angeles where he has appeared in films, web series and recent acclaimed theatre productions of THE BOYS IN THE BAND and REVOLVER. Chris also performed in the summer 2012 NY International Fringe Festival.  In fall 2009, Chris played the lead role of Leo Frank as a guest artist in our co-production of PARADE, and attended our January 2010 musical theatre intensive in NYC.

    Jeff Speetjens (BFA, Acting/Directing 2005) directed several projects in NYC and currently resides in Los Angeles, where he has taught improvisation and directed for various theatre companies.  Jeff is a professional puppeteer and performs at a cabaret owned by David Arquette, “Bootsy Bellows,” in Beverly Hills.  Jeff also works as a production manager on film and has directed several music videos.  His short film, THE YEAR THAT I WAS BORN, was screened at the Venice Film Festival, Italy and at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, France. While at UM, Jeff compiled extensive acting, assistant directing and directing credits.

    Griffin Hood (BA 2006) is a writer, producer and actor. He has performed in a number of regional and LA indie films and has a manager representing his scripts in Los Angeles. Griffin’s short film, MR. EXTION, was accepted at numerous festivals across the U.S and he co-produced and wrote the feature film THE BAYSIDE OUTLAWS starring Eva Longoria, Billy Bob Thornton and Andre Braugher.   While at UM, Griffin performed in and co-produced numerous local films in the Birmingham area.

    Grace Dawson (BFA, December 2012) Grace Dawson moved to Los Angeles immediately after graduation to work in a professional internship at Disneyworld.  She recently started a part-time internship in a LA casting office and is pursuing an acting career in Film and TV.

    Anna Elise Craig (BA, December 2012) also moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduation to pursue acting work in TV and Film.

    Stephanie Schnorbus (BFA Acting/Directing, 2005) worked as professional actor in Chicago for several years after graduation, including film, commercials and theatre Steph is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and recently relocated to San Francisco where she worked in arts administration and is currently employed by the Google corporation.

    Emily Greene (BFA Acting/Directing, 2004) received a full teaching assistantship/scholarship to pursue an M.F.A. Degree in Scene Design at the University of Ohio. While at UM, Emily directed several productions and worked in all aspects of design and technical theatre. She currently designs for professional theatres in San Francisco as well as film projects, and has worked for regional theatres such as Cincinnati Playhouse.

    Alexis August (BFA Acting/Directing, 2002) lives in Los Angeles where she has worked in television, film and commercials. While at UM, Alexis also double-majored in Mass Communication.

    Louis Schultz (BA Theatre and BM, Music, 2002) is based in Los Angeles and has worked in various aspects of the music and film industry including recording and appearances on The Letterman Show with his band, Army Navy, and composing/editing for film. At UM, Louis was a theatre, guitar and music composition major.

    Dino Spezzini (BA Theatre 2007) performed extensive with his improvisation comedy troupe and as a standup comic in Chicago. Dino recently moved to San Diego to pursue more TV and film opportunities, and was invited as part of a selected group to audition for “Saturday Night Live, Mexico Edition” in LA.

  • New York

    Jason Styres (BFA Acting/Directing 2006) was a casting assistant at Telsey + Co and is currently a Casting Associate at Binder Casting in NYC.  He also worked with the Broadway producers of FINIAN’S RAINBOW on the 2009 revival.  At UM, Jason choreographed our main stage musicals GODSPELL and SIDE SHOW, and directed SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. He also played in and choreographed several College Night musicals, and served as Purple Leader 2006.

    Megan Stein (BFA Acting/Directing 2008) spent 2 seasons as Laurie in OKLAHOMA in Discoveryland! and a year as a performance intern with Theatre on the Square in Memphis, where she received a local “Ostrander award” nomination for her work in THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED. Megan now resides in NYC where she is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has performed on episodic TV in THE BIG C and GIRLS, among others.  Megan is a member of the sketch comedy troupe VERY BAD FRIENDS and also performs stand-up comedy.  She is active as an editor and director on her web series and as Co-Executive Producer of Prash Productions, where she frequently collaborates with UM alums. Megan is also featured in the film SHITBIRD, directed by Bo McGuire.  Megan participated in our January 2010 and 2011 Musical Theatre Intensive.

    Lindsey Bristol (BFA Musical Theatre, 2012) is a NYC based actor who also works as a Casting Assistant at Mungioli Theatricals Casting.  Lindsey performed in several musicals during the summer 2013 season at the Papermill Theatre in New Hampshire. Lindsey also interned at Mungioli Casting in the summer of 2012 after moving to NYC following graduation; and participated in our January Musical Theatre intensive for 4 years.

    Brett Glass (BFA Acting/Directing 2008) studied at the prestigious Dell’ Arte school for Physical Theatre in Northern CA and has worked at several downtown theatre venues in NYC. Brett is a freelance editor and has collaborated with many downtown theatres and organizations in NYC including La Mama etc. He was a co-producer of the SWEATER CLUB web based TV series with fellow UM alums and has directed, edited and performed in numerous web series and short film projects.

    Carl Conway Maguire (BFA Acting/Directing 2008) performed as Father Martin at The Lost Colony Outdoor drama as well as lead roles in musicals such as SOUTH PACIFIC. In NYC, he was a casting intern with Arnold Mungioli Casting and performed a lead role in the new Off-Broadway musical THE NEW HOPEVILLE COMICS. Carl is also a playwright and screenwriter.  More recently, Carl has been focusing on film as a writer, editor, director and occasional actor through his company Prash productions, as well as other collaborations with UM alums and Mystic Bridge Productions.  Carl participated in our January 2010 NYC musical theatre intensive.

    Brad Holland has been performing in the Off-Broadway hit STOMP for over a decade. Brad has toured internationally with the show including  a benefit in Rome with Quincy Jones, and performed with the STOMP cast and Paul Simon on the “Jimmy Fallon” show.   Brad was cast from an open call while in his third year at UM (2002).  He also is active as a sound editor, composer and musician.

    Rachel Rehome (BFA Technical Theatre/Design, Costume Emphasis 2005) received her M.F.A. Degree in Costume Design from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has worked professionally at the American Players Theatre in Wisconsin and as an ongoing designer for various Off-Broadway productions in NYC, including the acclaimed Classical Theatre of Harlem.  She is currently the resident costume designer at the New School in Manhattan. While at UM, Rachel designed several productions, including our main stage production of GODSPELL.

    Lynsey Buckelew, (Theatre Minor 2008) participated in our January 2010 and 2011 NYC Musical Theatre Intensive workshops and performed in THE GREAT TRAILER PARK MUSICAL in Myrtle Beach. More recently, Lynsey has been performing extensively in various NYC cabaret venues including “54 Below” and she sings with the vocal group “Marquee Five.”  She also frequently performs in various film and web series projects with UM alumni and is featured in the film SHITBIRD, directed by alumni and NYU film student Bo McGuire.  Lynsey attended the Manhattan School of Music after graduation from UM with a degree in Vocal Performance.

    Logan Reid (BFA Acting 2011) has worked regionally as a professional actor and on tour with Missoula Children’s Theatre. He also co-founded LoKa Theatre company in Birmingham with fellow UM alum Karow Wilson.  Logan is currently a casting assistant with Jim Carnahan and the Roundabout Theatre in NYC.

    Grant Bowen (BFA Musical Theatre  2011) is a NYC based actor and has performed in the 2012 NY International Fringe Festival, and recently participated in a professional acting workshop with the noted Labyrinth Theatre Company. Grant is currently touring in with the Vital Theatre Company in ANGELINA BALLERINA THE MUSICAL. Grant participated in our January 2011 and 2012 Musical Theatre intensives.

    Karow Wilson (BFA Directing 2012) founded LoKa Theatre in Birmingham with fellow alum Logan Reid after graduation, where he directed a production of Moliere’s SCHOOL FOR WIVES. Karow acted professionally in Birmingham with companies like City Equity Theatre and Birmingham Children’s Theatre before moving to NYC.  Karow has strong interests in international theatre and original performance, and has presented his work at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial and as part of a summer residency in 2012 in Italy. He was recently accepted into the MA program in Theatre at Goldsmith’s College, London.

    Tavi Juarez (BFA Acting 2013) earned membership in Actor’s Equity Association by working with Birmingham’s City Equity Theatre on AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY right after graduation. She resides in NYC where she is attending the graduate program in Acting at the Circle in the Square Theatre Conservatory.

    Tyree Walker (BFA Acting 2010) has performed regionally with New Stage Theatre Company in MS and NC Shakespeare Festival. He is currently a NYC based actor and recently booked a national commercial.

    Stephen Elkins (BA Theatre and BM, Vocal Performance 2008) has composed several new short musicals, including SWEET TAY AND JESUS, at the Shortened Attention Span Festival at the Players Club in NYC.  He has also presented his musical ACCEPTANCE at various venues in New York. While he performed in many musicals at UM and continues to act in NYC on occasion, Stephen is pursuing a composing career after composing the score for 3 College Night productions at UM. He also participated in the prestigious BMI workshop for professional musical theatre composers.

    Rebecca Aparicio (BFA Musical Theatre and BA, Vocal Performance 2007) has performed in Stephen Elkins’ musicals in NYC as well as other venues in the Tri-State area.  Rebecca has also studied with noted actors Joanna Merlin and Randy Graff. Rebecca is also a lyricist and has worked in the Development Office for the off-Broadway company Primary Stages. More recently, Rebecca has been directing in several Off-Off Broadway venues and is currently producing a web series. Rebecca participated in our January 2010 and 2011 NYC musical theater intensive.

    Jennifer Barnette (BA, 2000) received her M.A. in Arts Administration from Shenandoah University in VA.  She is currently living in NYC and worked for many years as the Managing Director for the historic off-Broadway company the American Place Theatre. She is currently the Executive Director of the Garden Club, NYC.

    Desmond Doye (BFA Acting/Directing 2003) spent a year as a member of the resident acting apprentice company with the Equity Orlando Shakespeare Festival and currently works in Arts Administration at Lincoln Center, NYC

    Scott Cancel (BA 2008) is pursuing film and TV acting opportunities in NYC, where he has also performed in stand-up comedy.

    Lindsay Taylor (BFA Acting/Directing 2007) performs in film and TV projects in NYC and also works as a photographer where her work has been featured frequently in NEW YORK magazine.

    Cale Hughes (BA 2007) also works on TV and  film projects in NYC and also frequently collaborates with UM theatre alums.

    Carlton Hall (BFA Acting/Directing 2004) has worked in production at Theatre for a New City in NYC and has toured the US extensively performing with youth Theatre companies. Carlton is a seasoned juggler as well as performer.

    Jarrod Zayas (BFA Acting/Directing 2003) acted professionally full-time with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre and has performed in the long running Off-Off Broadway play LINE in NYC, as well as with the Neo-Futurists. Jarrod was a co-producer and actor in the SWEATER CLUB, a web-based TV series created by several UM theatre alumni. He continues to act and direct indie TV and film projects in NYC.

    Tim Hoobler (BFA, 2005) lives in NYC where he frequently performs improv sketch comedy and standup work, as well as film projects.

  • Regional U.S.

    EJ Wilson (BFA Technical Theatre/Stage Management Emphasis 2008) is working as a Stage Manager on the Beatles’ LOVE  by Cirque du Soleil.  EJ previously worked for Cirque on MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR across the US and Europe and MYSTERE in Las Vegas, where he resides.  He was also a stage management intern at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival in FL. In spring 2009, EJ was the recipient of a national award for excellence in Stage Management from USITT.

    Savannah Swafford (BFA Musical Theatre 2009) performed at Disneyworld in Florida after graduation and continues to perform in musical revues on tour internationally and around the US with Feld Entertainment.  While at UM, Savannah choreographed HAIR for UM Theatre and college night musicals among her numerous acting credits.

    Jamie Schor (BFA Acting/Directing 2008) has performed in touring ensembles at Florida Studio Theatre, where he also worked for several months in the development area. Jamie has also acted around the US with various tours as a NYC based actor, and most recently performed with the Lexington Shakespeare Festival, KY.

    Stephen Frausto (BFA Technical Theatre, Scenic and Costume Emphasis, December 2012) interned with NYC designer Emilio Sosa and has worked for several summers at the GA Shakespeare Festival in the Costume area. At UM, Stephen designed sets and costumes for several productions, including THE HEIDI CHRONICLES.

    HJ Farris (BFA Technical Theatre, Stage Management Emphasis 2012) has worked as in technical theatre and stage management at Dollywood, Stage Door Manor and Alabama Shakespeare Festival, where she is currently employed.

    Leah Craft (BA Theatre, 2013) was selected for a highly competitive internship with Jim Henson productions, NYC, in fall 2012 where she worked on puppets for the acclaimed TV show SESAME STREET. Leah has an extensive background in puppetry and mask work, and is pursuing professional opportunities in this area.

    Katie Dale (BFA Musical Theatre 2012) is currently working as an actor with the   People Store Agency in Atlanta. Katie participated in our 2010 and 2011 NYC Musical Theatre intensives.

    Trent Loggins (BFA Musical Theatre 2012) acted and toured professionally with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre after graduation, and is currently performing in various musicals through 2014 at the Round Barn Theatre in Indiana. Trent participated in our 2011 NYC Musical Theatre intensive.

    Jade Rice (BA December 2012)  is pursuing acting and directing work and spent the summer of 2013 Artistic Administration intern at the Endstation Theatre in VA. While at Endstation, Jade also assistant directed their main stage production of CYMBELINE and acted in several new play readings as part of their National Playwrights Initiative.  During her time at UM, Jade directed several new plays with the WCC and assistant directed RENT.

    Landi McAdams (BFA Design/Technical Theatre, Costume Emphasis 2010) interned in NYC after graduation.  She assisted NYC Costume Designers Cathy Parrott, Emilio Sosa and William Ivey Long on upcoming projects for 2nd Stage, the Public Theatre, and Manhattan Theatre Club in NYC, as well as the national tour of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. She has designed costumes for several productions at Synchronicity Theatre and Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta and also works as a seamstress for Kennesaw State University.

    Steven House (BFA Technical Theatre/Scenic Design Emphasis 2008) designed several main stage productions at Illinois State University, where he is received his MFA in Scenic Design. Steven spent 2 summers working for the prestigious Santa Fe Opera company. He is currently the resident Scenic Designer for Midland Theatre in Texas.   While at UM, Steven designed several productions including our main stage musical COMPANY.

    Erin Parker Overstreet (BA Theatre 2007) worked in Stage and Production Management at the Olney Theatre Center in Baltimore, MD, as well as theatres in Washington, DC. She is currently the Managing Director for the nationally acclaimed experimental company Out of Hand Theatre in Atlanta.

    Madison Colquette (BA Theatre 2009) has worked in Arts Management at the Horizon and Synchronicity Space Theatres in Atlanta and enrolled in the MFA Program in Dramaturgy at the University of Iowa in Fall 2013.

    Marie Pope (BFA Acting/Directing 2010) performed at LINCOLN outdoor drama in Indiana and spent the 2010-2011 season as an acting intern at Cincinnati Playhouse, where she performed in mainstage productions and also worked as an Assistant Director. Also an accomplished poet and musician, Marie plans to move to NYC or Nashville soon to pursue acting, music and writing opportunities.

    Leslie Baird (BFA Acting/Directing 2009) acted in theatre and commercials in Chicago before moving to Nashville, where she teaches yoga and is a singer/songwriter. Leslie also majored in French and has studied and worked extensively in France.

    Tabby Stott Burt (BFA Musical Theatre 2011) worked in theatre and film in Atlanta for 2 years before relocating to the Memphis area. Tabby currently teaches musical theatre and voice at the Memphis Cultural Arts Center and is exploring starting a new theatre company there. Tabby participated in our January 2010 and 2011 Musical Theatre intensives.

    Matt Smith (BFA Musical Theatre, 2013) plans to move to NYC shortly to pursue performance opportunities.  Matt participated in our 2012 and 2013 January NYC Musical Theatre Intensive workshop.

    Sierra Michalkov (Theatre minor, 2013) will be moving to NYC in Fall 2013 to pursue acting, casting and directing/choreography opportunities. A Vocal Performance Major and Theatre minor at UM, Sierra performed in numerous UM Theatre musicals and also choreographed 3 productions, including Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS as well as College Night musicals. Sierra participated in our January 2011 and 2013 NYC Musical Theatre intensive.

    Holly Dale, (BFA Acting/Directing 2010) worked for 2 summer at UNTO THESE HILLS in NC 2010 and as an acting intern at the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, CA.  Holly is also very interested in directing/producing.

    Jennifer Richman (BA Theatre 2006) resides in Austin, Texas, where she has worked extensively in independent film and as a vocalist in a band.

    Brian Mayberry (BA Theatre 2007) is pursuing an acting career in Atlanta and has performed professionally in a number of productions with Atlanta Shakespeare Festival.

    Bonnie Kilpatrick (BA Theatre 2007) worked as a theatre intern in Bath and London, England after graduation and resided in Key West for several years where she appeared in print, commercials and episodic TV such as this “Burn This.” Bonnie recently moved to Miami, FL to pursue additional performance and print/modeling opportunities.

    Kay Butts (BA, Theatre 2003) is working in management for a major corporate office in Atlanta. Kay also majored in Communication Studies at UM.

    Timon Brown (BFA Technical Theatre 2003) was Technical Director for the American Stage Festival in Florida, and currently

    Tim Batten (BFA Acting/Directing 2003) is an actor in Atlanta where he has performed extensively with various theatre companies there, as well as in independent films.

    Carter Robins (BFA Technical Theatre/Scenic Design 2004) resides in Chicago where he is co-owner of Crosstown Scenery, building scenery for many Chicago based organizations. While at UM, Carter compiled extensive TD and design credits.

    Matt Reece (BFA Acting/Directing, 2001) has worked regionally at Equity theatres such as the Warehouse Theatre in SC and Orlando Shakespeare Festival. He is currently a paralegal in SC where he continues to perform.

    Remi Newhouse (BFA Acting/Directing 2001) graduated from the M.A. program in Theatre at Portland State University. He resides in Portland where he has performed with various local companies, and is also a playwright.

    Kristy Miller (BA Theatre 2000) received a M.F.A. degree in Acting/Youth Theatre from the University of Hawaii and has worked in that field for many years.

  • Birmingham/Alabama

    Eric Browne (BFA Acting/Directing 2007) is a full-time HS Drama Teacher and Director in South AL and is very active as an actor and director in various theatres around Mobile. He was also recently hired to direct a musical in the season at Southern Alabama University.  While at UM, Eric directed THE ALCHEMIST for UM Theatre and also original musicals for College Night.

    Blair Dyson (BFA Acting/Directing 2003) is the Drama Director at Prattville High School near Montgomery, AL, where he teaches theatre classes and directs plays and musicals.

    Leah Luker (BA Theatre 2005) works full-time on the production staff at Birmingham Children’s Theatre, where she also directs various shows and tours.   Leah has performed professionally in Birmingham with Red Mountain Theatre Company, City Equity Theatre and the AL premiere of GREY GARDENS. Leah was the assistant director on UM Theatre’s co-production of PARADE with Magic City Actors Theatre and participated in our January 2009 Musical Theatre Intensive in NYC. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.

    Hunter Lawley (BA Theatre 2006) is a full-time musician/songwriter who performs in AL and the Southeast. Hunter has recorded 2 CDs of his original music to date.

    Zach Clemons (BFA Musical Theatre 2010) has performed at UNTO THESE HILLS where he was an actor, co-dance captain and fight captain. Since fall 2010, Zach has been acting professionally for Birmingham Children’s Theatre and has also worked with Red Mountain Theatre Company.

    Austin Carpenter (BA Theatre 2004) was Technical Director for Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham, AL and currently freelances as a theatre designer.

    Amy Johnson (BA Theatre 2004) has performed professionally in Birmingham with Red Mountain Theatre Company and Magic City Actors Theatre. Amy appeared as Mrs. Phagan in UM’s co-production  of PARADE at the Virginia Samford Theatre in fall 2009.

    Nick Crawford (BA Theatre 2004) regularly performs with his improvisation troupe Ugly Baby and various  theatre companies around Birmingham. He is a production assistant at Vazda Studios and appeared as Rosser in UM Theatre’s co-production of PARADE.

    Kelsey Sherrer (BFA Acting/Directing 2008) has performed extensively with various companies in Birmingham and also worked as an acting intern with the NJ Shakespeare Festival.

    BJ Underwood (BFA Acting/Directing 2008) performed at the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, as well as in JC SUPERSTAR and OKLAHOMA!  BJ has performed professionally in THE LARAMIE PROJECT in Birmingham as well with Red Mountain Theatre Company, and plans to move to LA or NYC in the near future.

    Libby Prendergast Marcus (BA Theatre 2004) works for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of AL and is very active with the South City Theatre in Alabaster, AL as well as other local theatre companies.

    Haley Evans (BFA Musical Theatre 2008) works in arts administration and education at the Red Mountain Theatre Company, Corner High School and arts programs in Birmingham.

  • International

    Naomi Armand (BA Theatre 2010) moved to Japan where she works on stage and film. Naomi works with the Alpha Core Talent Agency in Japan.

  • Alumni Prior to 2000

    Rebecca Luker has performed leading roles in Broadway musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, and Show Boat.  She received a Tony Award nomination for her role of “Marion Paroo” in Susan Stroman’s The Music Man, and was last seen in Nine and Mary Poppins on Broadway. A Vocal Performance major at UM, Rebecca was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater and was our May 2010 commencement speaker.

    Rod Lemmond (BFA Scene Design 1998) received his M.F.A. in Scenic Design at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is currently working as a NYC based professional Designer after spending several summers at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival.

    Actress Polly Holiday, who worked extensively in regional theatre, off-Broadway, and on Broadway. She is best remembered for her role as Flo on the long-running hit TV series, “Alice.”

    Actress and director Greta Lambert is a long-standing company member of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, where she also taught in their M.F.A. conservatory program and is current Director of Outreach. Greta conducted a workshop on acting Shakespeare for UM theatre majors in spring 2010.

    David Harwellreceived his Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois and worked as a professional set designer in Boston and NYC before accepting his current position as Theatre Director for the University of North AL.  In 2001, he won an “Emmy” award for his scenic design on the PBS children’s show “Between the Lions.”

    Scott Copeland is the Artistic Director of Nashville Children’s Theatre and holds his M.F.A. in Theatre from UNC, Chapel Hill.

    Renee Copeland is the Producing Director of Tennessee Repertory Theatre in Nashville.

    Carl Dean is a Birmingham based actor, director, choreographer and theatre educator. He was the Co-Artistic Director of Magic City Actors Theatre for several years and has also choreographed productions of COMPANY, BABY, PARADE and RENT for the UM Theatre Department.

    Bill Murphy has been a professional actor in theatre in film based in Atlanta for many years.

    Cameron Watson has acted and directed at leading theatres around the country and compiled extensive film and television acting credentials. He currently resides in Los Angeles and directed the feature film Our Very Own with his production company GADA films, starring Emmy winner Allison Janney. Cameron conducted acting on camera workshops for UM theatre majors in spring and recently directed an acclaimed production of Grace and Glorie at the Colony Theatre in LA.

    Max Wilsonwas Assistant Head of Automation for Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage in Las Vegas and has worked in technical theatre positions around the country. He now works in sales for Tomcat USA, which provides equipment to touring shows, Broadway musicals and rock concerts.

    Patrick O’ Rourke, founder and CEO of Big Apple Lights, NY.

    Roger White, Production Stage Manager/Auditions Coordinator of Dollywood, TN.

    Paul Looney, founder and former Artistic Director of Theatre Tuscaloosa, AL.

    Regina Harbour is a professional actress and director who works around the country, including recent seasons with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre and Summerfest in AL.  She holds a M.F.A. degree in Directing from UA at Tuscaloosa.

    Larry Snipes is Artistic Director of Lexington Children’s’ Theatre in Kentucky.