Recent UM Theatre Alumni
(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 currently pursuing
his MFA in Acting at UCLA in California.
(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 won an Emmy Award for his
documentary work. Julian currently works full-time as a freelance editor and
is exploring producing opportunities 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, and pursued
acting in NYC. He currently resides in Los Angeles where he has appeared in
film and recent acclaimed theatre productions of THE BOYS IN THE BAND and
REVOLVER. 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
(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 attended the Pasadena Directors Lab and
recently directed his first short film, which was accepted at the Venice
Film Festival, Italy. While at UM, Jeff compiled extensive acting, assistant
directing and directing credits.
(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 LA
and he spends his time working in LA and AL. Griffin’s short film, MR.
EXTION, was accepted at numerous festivals across the U.S. While at UM,
Griffin performed in and co-produced numerous local films in the Birmingham
(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 and has worked for regional
theatres such as Cincinnati Playhouse.
(BFA Acting/Directing, 2000) has acted with the Utah Shakespeare Festival
and is currently pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles.
(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
(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
New York City
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.
(BA Theatre and BM, Vocal Performance 2008) recently composed a new short
musical, SWEET TAY AND JESUS, presented 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, Stephen is pursuing a composing career after composing the
score for 3 College Night productions at UM. He is a member of the
prestigious BMI workshop for professional musical theatre composers.
(BFA Musical Theatre and BA, Vocal Performance 2007) has performed in
Stephen Elkins’ musicals in NYC and continues to audition for various
musical projects, having recently taken master classes with Joanna Merlin
and Randy Graff. Rebecca also works part-time in Development for the
off-Broadway company Primary Stages. Rebecca participated in our January
2010 musical theater intensive.
Acting/Directing 2006) recently was a casting assistant at both Telsey + Co
and Binder Casting in NYC, and worked with the Broadway producers of
FINIAN'S RAINBOW on the 2009 revival. Jason is presently working with
Stephen Elkins and fellow alums on original musicals in NYC, as well as
producing other shows. At UM, Jason choreographed for mainstage musicals
such as 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.
•Brett Glass (BFA
Acting/Directing 2008) studied at the prestigious Dell’ Arte school for
Physical Theatre 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 is a co-producer of the
SWEATER CLUB web based TV series with fellow UM alums and has also worked on
its 2 episodes to date as director, editor and a performer.
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 his short play HOLY BRAIN SINGER was
presented at a new play festival at the Players Theatre downtown during
summer 2010. Carl participated in our January 2010 NYC musical theatre
•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 is pursuing acting and writing opportunities in NYC.
is again performing Off-Broadway in Stomp after touring internationally with
the show and doing a benefit in Rome with Quincy Jones. Brad was cast from
an open call while in his third year at UM (2002). He also is active as a
composer and musician.
(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 on various Off-Broadway productions in NYC. 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
(Theatre Minor 2008) participated in our January 2010 NYC Musical Theatre
Intensive workshops and spent the summer performing in THE GREAT TRAILER
PARK MUSICAL in Myrtle Beach. Lynsey did some recent background work on "30
Rock” and also attended the Manhattan School of Music after graduation from
UM with a degree in Vocal Performance.
•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
interested in pursuing acting, directing and casting opportunities. Megan
also participated in our January 2010 Musical Theatre Intensive.
(BA, 2000) received her M.A. in Arts Administration from Shenandoah
University in VA. She is currently living in NYC and working as the
Managing Director for the historic off-Broadway company the American Place
•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.
(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
(BA 2008) is pursuing film and TV acting opportunities in NYC.
(BFA Acting/Directing 2007) and Cale Hughes (BA 2007) continue to work
on the SWEATER CLUB TV series and pursue independent film projects. Lindsay
also has her own photography business in NYC.
(BA 2003) is living in NYC and studied at the prestigious Circle in the
Square Musical Theatre Conservatory program. Jordan has performed in
theatre and TV projects in NYC and is currently producing a play
off-off-Broadway with fellow UM alums.
(BA 2007) is pursuing a performance career in NYC and will be working with
Jordan Bragg on a production on Theatre Row in Fall, 2010. Amber
participated in our January 2010 musical theatre intensive.
(BFA Acting/Directing 2004) has worked in production at Theatre for a New
City in NYC and has toured the US extensively performing with a Youth
Theatre company. . Carlton is a seasoned juggler as well as performer.
(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 is a
co-producer and actor in the SWEATER CLUB, a web-based TV series created by
several UM theatre alumni.
(BA 2003) was a double major in Vocal Performance and Theatre at UM. She is
currently living in NYC where she continues to study voice and has appeared
in several recent films.
•Tim Hoobler (BFA,
2005) lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to pursue his multiple interests in
writing, film, acting and directing. He has written for and performed in the
SWEATER CLUB with his fellow UM alums among other film and theatre projects
( BFA Technical Theatre/Scenic Design 2008) has been designing main stage
productions at Illinois State University, where he is pursuing his MFA in
Scenic Design. Steven has spent the last 2 summers working for the
prestigious Santa Fe Opera company.
•EJ Wilson (BFA
Technical Theatre/Stage Management Emphasis 2008) is working as an Assistant
Stage Manager with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. EJ previously interned
with Cirque in summer 2009 and was also a stage management intern at the
Orlando Shakespeare Festival in FL. In spring 2009, EJ was the recipient of
a national award in excellence in Stage Management from USITT.
(BFA Musical Theatre 2009) is performing at Disneyworld in Florida. Savannah
eventually plans to move to NYC to pursue her interests in musical theatre
choreography and performance. While at UM Savannah choreographed HAIR for
UM Theatre and college night musicals.
Dale, (BFA Acting/Directing 2010) returned for her 2nd summer at UNTO
THESE HILLS in NC, where she was co-dance captain. Holly is spending
2010-2011 as an acting intern at the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, CA, and
plans to move to Los Angeles afterwards and is also very interested in
(BFA Musical Theatre 2010) performed at LINCOLN outdoor drama in Indiana
and is spending the 2010-2011 season as an acting intern at New Stage
Theatre in Jackson, MS. Tyree is also an active playwright.
•Marie Pope (BFA
Acting/Directing 2010) also performed at LINCOLN outdoor drama in Indiana
and is spending the 2010-2011 season as ana acing intern at Cincinnati
Playhouse. Afterwards, Marie plans to move to Los Angeles or London to
pursue acting and writing opportunities.
(BA Theatre 2006) resides in Austin, Texas, where she has been working
extensively in independent film and as a vocalist in a band.
(BA Theatre 2007) continues to perform with his improvisation comedy troupe
Erin Parker Overstreet (BA Theatre 2007) worked in Stage and
Production Management at Olney Theatre Center in Baltimore, MD, and recently
became the Managing Director for the nationally acclaimed experimental
company Out of Hand Theatre in Atlanta.
(BFA Acting/Directing 2009) worked in Chicago with her improvisation group
Lady Parts and also acted in commercials before spending the summer of 2010
in France (lLeslie double-majored in French at UM). She plans to move to
Nashville to open an organic food store/theatre.
(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 a couple of 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 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) is Technical Director for the American Stage Festival in Florida.
•Tim Batten (BFA Acting/Directing
2003) is an actor in Atlanta where he has performed extensively with various
theatre companies there.
•Carter Robins (BFA Technical
Theatre/Scenic Design 2004) resides in Chicago where he owns his own
Technical Theatre company, building scenery for many Chicago based
organizations. While at UM, Carter compiled extensive TD and design credits.
•Stephanie Schnorbus (BFA
Acting/Directing 2005) resides in Chicago where she has performed in
Theatre, independent films and TV commercials. Stephanie is a member of the
Screen Actors Guild.
•Brittney Hunt (BFA
Acting/Directing 2008) has worked as a costume stitcher at the Utah
Shakespeare Festival. While at UM, Brittney worked extensively in the
costume shop as well as a performer on stage.
•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.
(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.
(BA Theatre 2000) received a M.F.A. degree in Acting/Youth Theatre from the
University of Hawaii, where she currently resides.
•Eric Browne (BFA
Acting/Directing 2007) is a full-time HS Drama Teacher and Director in South
AL and is very active in various theatres around Mobile. While at UM, Eric
directed THE ALCHEMIST for UM Theatre and also original musicals for College
(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.
Clemons (BFA Musical Theatre 2010) also returned to UNTO THESE HILLS
where he was a performer, co-dance captain and fight captain. In fall 2010,
Zach will be touring around the Southeast as the "villian" in a production
of ZORRO for Birmingham Children's Theatre.
•Leah Luker (BA Theatre 2005) works
full-time on the production staff at Birmingham Children's Theatre and has
performed professionally in Birmingham with Red Mountain Theatre Company 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.
•Austin Carpenter (BA Theatre 2004)
is Technical Director for Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham, AL.
•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
(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
(BA Theatre 2004) regularly performs with an improv troupe and theatre
companies like Muse of Fire at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham. He is a
production assistant at Vazda Studios and appeared as Rosser in UM Theatre's
co-production of PARADE.
(BFA Acting/Directing 2008) has performed extensively with Muse of Fire
Productions in Birmingham.
•BJ Underwood (BFA Acting/Directing
2008) performed at the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, as well as in JC SUPERSTAR
and OKLAHOMA! BJ recently performed professionally in THE LARAMIE PROJECT
in Birmingham and plans to pursue an acting career regionally in the near
•Madison Colquette (BA Theatre
2009) interned in Arts Management at the Horizon Theatre in Atlanta and is
pursuing further opportunities in this area.
•David Wencil (BA Theatre 2009) is
enrolled in the 5th year education program at UM and plans to teach high
Hadyn, (BA Theatre 2010) plans to move to Colorado to pursue acting
Cunningham (BA Theatre 2010) plans to enter a 5th year education
certification program and teach high school theatre in AL.
Farris (BA Theatre 2010) plans to move to Atlanta or Los Angeles and do
make-up work in film and theatre.
Marcus (BA Theatre 2004) works for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of AL and is
very active with the South City Theatre in Alabaster, AL.
•Haley Evans (BFA
Musical Theatre 2008) is working as an improvisational performer at the
American Village, AL and plans to move to LA to pursue her interests in
film/TV acting and music.
Armand (BA Theatre 2010) moved to Japan where she is interning with a
professional theatre company
UM ALUMNI Prior to 2000
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.
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.
received 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.”
is the Artistic Director of Nashville Children’s Theatre and holds
his M.F.A. in Theatre from UNC, Chapel Hill.
is the Producing Director of Tennessee Repertory Theatre in Nashville.
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.
was 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.
Rourke, founder and CEO of Big Apple Lights, NY.
Production Stage Manager/Auditions Coordinator of Dollywood, TN.
founder and former Artistic Director of Theatre Tuscaloosa, AL.
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
is Artistic Director of Lexington Children’s’ Theatre in Kentucky.