Alumni News, February 2015

Katy Perry performing during the Super Bowl halftime show. Evan Alexander (MFA '96) worked on the design elements for the performance.
Katy Perry performing during the Super Bowl halftime show. Evan Alexander (MFA '96) worked on the design elements for the performance.

Evan Alexander (MFA Scenic Design '96) worked on the design elements in Katy Perry's halftime show during the Super Bowl. See more pics on his blog.

Jenny Mercein (PATP 2003) and former faculty member KJ Sanchez co-wrote X's and O's (A Football Love Story), currently having its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theater. The play is based on the more than 50 interviews with former football players, their families, and their fans conducted by Jenny and KJ. Jenny is also in the six-member cast. Read the NYT article here.

Carl Kennedy (PATP '10) stars in The Whipping Man at Pacific Theatre in Vancouver, BC. The Whipping Man opens February 27 and runs through March 21.

At Book-It, Dog of the South runs through March 8, with scenic design by Christopher Mumaw (MFA '12) and lighting design by Marnie Cumings (MFA '12), and featuring Jim Gall (PATP '92).

James Lapan (PATP '89) is Richard in Seven Ways to Get There at ACT-A Contemporary Theatre, running February 24 through March 15. Jennifer Zeyl (MFA '03) is the scenic designer, and professors Geoff Korf and Deb Trout do the lights and costumes, respectively.

Rachel Brun (BA '12) is spending the season as a journeyman at Tennessee Shakespeare Company, where Stephanie Shine (PATP '83) is general manager and education director. This past fall Rachel was seen in Richard III and Twelfth Night.

Andrew McGinn (MFA Directing '13) played George Banks in Village Theatre's Mary Poppins.

Marc Kenison (PATP '04) starred in Washington Ensemble Theatre's Sprawl, with costumes by Ali Rose Panzarella (MFA costume design '14).