What’s going on with the MFA Graduates?


From Left to Right in  the back row: Richard Fosbrink, John Weaver, Rudy Scheupbach, Mike Peters, and Peter Schmidt. From Left to Right in the middle row: Dave Toomey, Alex Goodman, Loreli Sturm, Chris Ellis, Jessica Van Essen, Jillian Zylinski, and Janine Pixley.  From Left to Right in the front row: Andrew Papa, Carollette Phillips, and Sara Hymes.

Andrew Papa (MFA, Acting) will assume positions as Resident Dramaturg, Drastic Theatre Company, Detroit; Adjunct theatre faculty member Henry Ford Community College and Wayne State University.

Chris Ellis (MFA, Acting) will be performing at the Utah Shakespeare Festival this summer in Cedar City Utah.

Lorelei Sturm (MFA, Acting) plans to return to Chicago to continue acting.

Dave Toomey (MFA, Acting) will be returning to New York City pursuing fame, fortune and steady acting work.

Sara Hymes (MFA, Acting) will be playing Katharine Wright at The Henry Ford Museum’s Greenfield Village for the summer with plans to move to NYC at the beginning of September.

Jessica Van Essen (MFA, Costume Design) has accepted a position as First Hand and Wardrobe at Utah Festival Opera.

Janine M. Pixley (MFA Theatre Management) has accepted a position as  Development Associate, Individual Giving at The Public Theater in New York, NY.

Alex Goodman (MFA, Theatre Management) will move on to a position as Audience Development Associate, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA.

Rick Fosbrink (MFA, Theatre Management) will be the next Executive Director of the Theatre Historical Society of America, Chicago, IL.

Jillian Zylinski (MFA, Theatre Management) is currently interviewing for a position with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA.

Rudy Scheupbach (MFA, Scenic Design) is looking forward to entering the field, and hopes to find employment back in the great northwest, in either the Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington markets.

Mike Peters (MFA, Stage Management) plans to pursue professional stage management work in Chicago.

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