Alumni News - Alumni News – 2000-present
Jeremy Leclerc – I’m currently TD at Playhouse Merced in Merced, CA. Check out the website: www.playhousemerced.com We hire interns every year and I’ve already called Sandra looking for people. If any of you are interested in a challenge for a year working in theater, drop me a line or fill out and send the intern application that can be found on the website. I just joined the alumnitheater yahoo group thingy, so I can be reached there or here on this email address. Hope things are well at the department. And all I can really say is, no matter how kooky or crazy you think Sandra is, LISTEN TO EVERY WORD SHE SAYS. She’s the bomb, and I wouldn’t be the person in theater I am today without either thinking about, or applying something she said to me in class. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Robitaille Murphy – I am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Theatre Education at Emerson College in Boston, MA. drop me an email or check out at www.myspace.com/crobimurphy. I would love to hear from you. I live in Quincy with my husband Joe. E-mail: email@example.com
Telly Coolong – I most recently appeared in the Orono Community Theatre production of “Murder on the Nile” by Agatha Christie and plan to direct a show for the OCT as well. I am currently directing Orono Community Theatre’s fall production of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite”, which opens Friday Dec. 5th, 2008 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 7th, 2008.
Matt Grondin – Matt Grondin was the 2000-01 President and 1999-2000 Treasurer of the Maine Masque. He stage managed shows such as Cabaret, Barefoot in the Park, and Hay Fever. He currently lives in Boston, where he works at WGBH, the premiere producer of national content for PBS. He is a member of Mayor Thomas Menino’s Young Bostonians Advisory Council, and cannot get enough of the Celtics (even when they were terrible). He recently saw a production of The Cherry Orchard that wasn’t half bad. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Hicks – Andy Hicks is a DJ at The Rock of Boston, 104.1 WBCN (www.wbcn.com). When not bloviating about the virtues of the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers’ single, he writes music (myspace.com/theplutotapes), and has directed several youth theatre productions, including “The Wiz” and “Peter Pan” in his hometown of Westford, Mass. Last summer he assistant directed/TD’d “The Memory of Water” with TribeBoston. Right now, though, he’s seriously looking for a full-time job. Oh, and Jeremy is pretty much right about Sandra. E-mail: email@example.com
Hannah J. Barth – www.hannahjbarth.com
Jeremy Towle - Originally from Baileyville, Maine and a graduate of the University of Maine with a BA in Theater and Dance in 2002, Jeremy has studied everything from classical ballet to street hip hop, gymnastics to modern dance. A head instructor for the National Cheerleaders Association, he has coached cheerleading at the college level both at Boston University and Elmira College in Elmira, NY. He has studied with Ann Ross, Kelly Holyoke, Laren Lynn, Janet Warner-Ashley, The Robinson Ballet Company, Boston Ballet, Dallas Black Dance Theater, and has performed with Chiaroscuro Dance Company in Dallas, TX and Danny Swain Dance Company in Cambridge, MA. And currently dances with Snappy Dance Theater, an international touring dacne company based out of Boston, MA. (www.snappydance.com)
7/15/08 Update for Jeremy Towle: Just another update on the life of Jeremy Towle. Been on the road with a kids show, Doodlebops, live!, produced by Feld Entertainment, before that I was still dancing with Snappy Dance Theater in Boston, and was nominated for IRNE award (Independent Reviewers of New England) for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for my role of Jackie in “The Wild Party” at the New Rep Theater. Still auditioning, working at a bar…life of an artist, right?!?!
Amanda Eaton lives in Chicago, where she is in the Conservatory at The Second City. The Second City somehow also let her be an intern and that is where she is typing from right now. Recently, Amanda started BORN NAKED THEATRE COMPANY with some crazy kids and was just hired to be the Director of Children’s Theatre at GORILLA TANGO THEATRE. She just finished Marathon 33, her second consecutive show with STRAWDOG THEATRE COMPANY. Look for her as an extra in movies this spring you may just see her! E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Harriman has stage managed for Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City, Bakerloo Theatre Project in Troy, NY and Ten Bucks Theatre Company in Brewer, ME. She is currently living in Bangor, ME. While at U-Maine she stage managed The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Taking Steps, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and True West. She also served as Historian of the Maine Masque in 2001-2002 and Vice President of the Maine Masque in 2002-2003. E-mail: email@example.com
Dale Knapp is a Project Manager at Woodlot Alternatives, Inc.(http://www.woodlotalt.com/people/resumespdf/Knapp.pdf). Strange isn’t it, when not playing the role of scientist I sit at home and wonder where I might be had I continued in theatre. I look forward to the day that I can pursue the role of crazy old man when the working world spits me back out. I now reside in Chelsea, Me. If I am about and not on the road for work you will find me involved with mountains, be it on, above, coming down, going up, or just staring. I like snow and beer. Yep, me, a highly respected professional. So don’t think graduating with this degree leaves you a starving artist. You can take on ANY role you want. Never limit yourself to a stage, it can be confining. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Van Meter- Post graduation I moved to California and worked as a tech over hire for Laguna Play house. After 2 years in Cali I picked up and tried out Albuquerque New Mexico where I was asked to join Ka-HOOTZ theater company. We bring new works from living playwrights to the stage. Our goals are to keep the theater in Abluquerque fresh and also get our work out of New Mexico and into the rest of the nation. E-mail: email@example.com
Jason Poisson- Jason Graduated from the University of Maine in May 2006 with his BA in Theatre. Since that time Jason has moved to Boston and has landed a job working for Randstad USA, the world’s third largest staffing firm, in their flag ship office of the north east located in the heart of the Financial District of Boston. He works as an associate agent matching the right job applicant with the right company in either temporary or permanent placements. After four months of employment with the company Jason was one of five employees selected to form a district wide committee to strategize and support a more creative sales approach for the Boston Metro offices. In his free time Jason has been involved with community theatre in the greater Boston area. He recently closed a production of “Drop Dead”, a fast paced murder mystery farce, at the Curtain Call theatre of Braintree Ma. Jason played a disturbed stage manager who kills off anyone standing the in the way of the production being mounted. Currently he is working with the North Quincy Community Theatre in their production of “Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect” where he plays a quick minded gambler who is scheming his way into his late grandfather’s inheritance. Jason is enjoying post graduation life very much but will always have a soft spot for the University of Maine and all the wonderful experiences he had there. E-mail: Jason.Poisson@us.randstad.com
Michael Thayer – former Maine Masque Vice President, will be touring the US with the National Theater for the Arts and Education’s production of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid. He’ll be performing the role of Cleante.