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Alumni & Faculty News, Winter 2016

Submitted by Katrina M Ernst on January 7, 2016 - 1:29pm
Picture of Jocelyn Fowler (BA '09) with one of her costume sketches.
Jocelyn Fowler (BA '09), costume designer for Titus Adronicus at Seattle Shakespeare, holds up one of her sketches during a production meeting.

MFA directing student Malika Oyetimein was selected for the City Arts 2016 Future List—artists and innovators who will shape the year to come.

Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton (MFA '96) directs Stephen Adly Guirgis's The Motherfucker with a Hat at Washington Ensemble Theatre, running January 15 thru February 1, and featuring Anna Lamadrid (PATP '15) and Moises Castro (PATP '16), with designs by Evan Anderson (BA '12)Katie Hegarty (MFA '09), and James Schreck (BA '11).

The Life Model, a collaborative project created by Jeffrey Fracé (professor) and Pirronne Yousefzadeh runs at On the Boards January 14–17. The Life Model explores the lives of four friends as they cross paths in Cairo before and during the transformative 2011 revolution. Also involved in the project are Deb Trout (professor) and Julia Sears (BA '12).

Lonnie Angle (BA '08) is part of the duo Cardiknox. The music video for their new single "On My Way" and an interview with the artists was just featured on TeenVogue.com.

Trevor Young Marston (BA '08, PATP '11) plays in three Seattle Shakespeare shows this winter and spring, including Titus Andronicus, running through February 7. Titus Andronicus includes costume design by Jocelyn Fowler (BA '09), lighting design by Andrew Smith (MFA '05, faculty), fight choreography by Geoffrey Alm (faculty), and dramaturgy by Lenore Bensinger (MFA '90). The cast also includes Karen Jo Fairbrook (PATP '87)Jim Gall (PATP '92), and Andrew McGinn (MFA '13).

Taryn Darr (BA '99) can be seen in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, opening January 28 at 5th Avenue Theatre.

Joshua Chessin-Yudin (BA '14) plays in Really Really at ArtsWest, opening January 21.Kenrick Fischer (current MFA student) is lighting designer and Julia Welch (MFA '15) is scenic designer.

Last October, Professor Emeritus Barry WItham gave a keynote address at the symposium"Spectacles of Labor: Performance and the Working Class" at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jane Richlovsky (faculty) is a partner in Good Arts LLC, which recently purchased a building in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle in order to preserve and maintain commercial space for artists and arts-related businesses.

In November, Skip Mercier (faculty) was honored with the 2015 TBA Award in Outstanding Scenic Design by Theatre Bay Area for his work on Head of Passes at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.