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Professional Actor Training Program

Allison Reeves

Allison Reeves has appeared on One Life To Live, Celebrity Ghost Stories and the Web Series…

Andrew Sellon

Andrew Sellon will be starred as Vanya in his second production of Chris Durang’s Tony-winning hit…

Arielle Yoder

Arielle Yoder most recently appeared in the Broadway First National Tour of The Humans directed by…


Bernard K. Addison

Bernard K. Addison‘s recent television appearances include Desperate Housewives and Castle. Past television work includes Ugly…

Beth Hylton

Beth Hylton was part of Everyman Theatre’s Great American Rep, playing Blanche in A Streetcar Named…

Blake Robison

Blake Robison is Producing Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park where he recently…

Bostin Christopher

Bostin Christopher— Beginning in the fall of 2015, Bostin joined the faculty of VirginiaCommonwealth University as…

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smithhas performed with such regional theaters as the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, the Dallas…

Brent Langdon

Brent Langdon was most recently at Dorset Playhouse in the premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s The Way…

Brian Meredith

Brian Meredith is the Supervisor of the Performing Arts division at the Natural History Museum of…

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson just completed his sixth season as a company member of Flat Rock Playhouse, where…

Bruce Marshall Romans

Bruce Marshall Romans continues writing and developing film and television projects in LA. His film credits…

Carey Cox

Carey Cox is developing her standup career, most recently with appearances at Dangerfield’s in New York.

Carol Anderson-Shores

Carol Anderson-Shores and her husband Jim Shores continue with their company “Acts of Renewal,” producing “theatre…


Caroline Strange

Caroline Strange played Belle in Beauty and the Beast at the Red House Arts Center, Syracuse,…

Carrie Heitman

Carrie Heitman appeared in 10 Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith, by Yussef El Guindi…

Charlie Flynn-McIver

Charlie Flynn-McIver is the Artistic Director and co-founder of North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville, North Carolina’s…

Connan Morrissey

Connan Morrissey appeared as Hermione in The Winters Tale at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C….

Dan Krell

Dan Krellhas long established himself as a leading actor in the Pittsburgh theatre scene, working constantly…

David Adamson

David Adamson MFA ’78, LDA ’79 has been back with PlayMakers since 1994 and Michael Wilson’s…

David Friedlander

David Friedlander has been seen as Claudio in New York Classical Theater’s production of Measure for…

David S. Jung

David S. Junghas appeared in the feature filmsMind the Gap,How You Look to Me, and Trackdown….

David Shoup

David Shoupserved as a Morale, Welfare & Recreation Coordinator for the troops in Iraq. David is…

David Whalen

David Whalen is currently filming the SHOWTIME miniseries THE LOUDEST VOICE IN THE ROOM with Russell…

Deanna Henson

Deanna Henson‘s episode of Hack My Life for TruTV was picked up for The Soup with…

Dee Dee Batteast

Dee Dee Batteast is Associate Professor at Ball State University, where she teaches Acting, Shakespeare, and…

Derrick Ledbetter

Derrick Ledbetter made his NYC debut Off-Broadway in Austerity of Hope in the June Havoc Theatre….

Estes Tarver

Estes Tarver appeared on the CBS series Under The Dome in Season 2 as Tom Tilden….

Fiona Jones

Fiona Jonesis a proud founding partner atManhattan Theatre Source, a full-service resource for artists in New…

Flor De Liz Perez

Flor De Liz Perez starred in The Motherf***er With the Hat at the National Theatre of…

Greg Oliver Bodine

Greg Oliver Bodine received aNew York Innovative Theatre Awardsnomination for ‘Outstanding Solo Performance’ in his one-man…

Gregory DeCandia

Gregory DeCandia is Assistant Professor of Theater at Oklahoma State University where he heads the B.A….

Gwen Yao 姚坤君

Gwen Yao 姚坤君can be seen and heard in numerous stage productions in her native Taiwan: since…

Hana Moon

Hana Moon appeared as Agnes in Moliere’s The School for Wives, and as Luka in Shaw’s…

Harold Todd (Moeller)

Harold Todd (Moeller)used that Ringling training performing as a clown in the Britney Spears Circus tour….

Janet Foster

Janet Fosteris Casting Director and a senior member of the artistic team at the American Conservatory…

Janie Brookshire

Janie Brookshireplayed Off-Broadway in The Mound Builders at Signature Theatre Company, inMan & Supermanat the Irish…

Jason Vail

Jason Vailco-starred on CW’s The Originals, FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, BET’s Being Mary Jane and AMC’s Halt…

Jeff Meanza

Jeff Meanzahas been named Associate Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Jeff returned to…

Jeffrey Blair Cornell

Jeffrey Blair Cornell has been an acting company member with PlayMakers Repertory Company for 20 years…

Jimmy Kieffer

Jimmy Kieffer appeared on Broadway in Peter and the Starcatcher. Summer ’16 saw Jimmy at the…

John Brummer

John Brummer played Prince Hal in 1 Henry IV at the Pearl Theater in New York,…

John Dreher

John Dreher was most recently on the NBC mini-series The Slap opposite Zachary Quinto. He recently…

John Feltch

John Feltchappeared on Broadway inEnchanted Apriland at the Roundabout in Richard Greenberg’sThe Dazzle. He was a…

Joseph Haj

Joseph Hajis Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He was Producing Artistic Director of…

Josh Blann

Josh Blannis an Associate Professor of Drama at Tarrant County College-Northwest in Fort Worth, Texas. He…

Josh Tobin

Josh Tobin’s recent credits include Leo in 4000 Miles at Baltimore Center Stage and the title…

Josh Tower

Josh Tower‘s Broadway credits includeThe Lion King(Simba, also National Tour) andRagtime. After stepping away fromThe Lion…

Joy Jones

Joy Jones recently appeared in the world premiere musical Jubilee at Arena Stage, two TV pilots,…


Judy W. Chen

Judy W. Chenwas seen as Chin/Suzuki in M Butterfly by David Henry Hwang for theColumbia University…

Julie Fishell

Julie Fishellhas been a resident company member of PlayMakers Repertory Company since 1993 where her many…

Karen Walsh

Karen WalshBroadway: Machinal with fellow PATP alum Michael Cumpsty, Other Desert Cities, Road to Mecca,Pygmalion, Prelude…

Kathryn Meisle

Kathryn MeisleBroadway credits includeA Touch of the Poet,The Constant WifeandTartuffe, for which she received a Tony…

Katie Paxton

Katie Paxton‘s television credits include The Blacklist, The Good Wife, Forever, and most recently DirecTV’s Billy…

Kelsey Didion

Kelsey Didion and her sketch group Recent Cutbacks were listed in TimeOutNY’s “Top 10 Best Comedy…

Kevin Butler

Kevin Butlerwas featured opposite Frank Langella and Laura Allen in the motion PictureHow You Look To…

Marc Stern

Marc Sternplayed the lead role in a short feature calledUnited We Standthat was shown at the…

Marla Yost

Marla Yostis a founding member ofOne Shot Productions, with PATP alumni Matt Patterson and Nikolas Priest….

Marshall Spann

Marshall Spannbooked his first audition in New York, a series of spots for CBS College Sports….

Matt Garner

Matt Garner‘s recent credits include Happy in Death of a Salesmanwith Nashville Repertory Theatre and Kyle…

Matthew Ellis Murphy

Matthew Ellis Murphy is a proud founding member (along with alumna Marianne Miller) of The Group…

Matthew Patterson

Matthew Pattersonis a founding member ofOne Shot Productions, with PATP alumni Nikolas Priest and Marla Yost,…

Michael Cumpsty

Michael Cumpsty Broadway appearances include Machinal, The Winslow Boy, End of the Rainbow (Tony nomination), the…

Michael Frederic

Michael Frederichas been seen most recently in the national tour of The Great Divorce, which will…

Michael Houston King

Michael Houston King Michael’s films include The Way Back Home, Opposite Sex, and the CityandWritten in…

Mike Wiley

Mike Wiley, actor, playwright and director of multiple works in documentary theatre, including The Parchman Hour,…

Myles Bullock

Myles Bullock has booked a series regular on CW’sDead Inside, and appeared as a guest star…

Nathaniel P. Claridad

Nathaniel P. Claridad– Recently received a Drama League Artist-in-Residence award to direct Endangered Species by PATP…

Nilan Johnson

Nilan Johnson received a Drama League Artist-in-Residence Award for his play Endangered Species, to be directed…

Paige Johnston Thomas

Paige Johnston Thomas is Co-Owner / Casting Director atCorrigan & Johnston Casting and Casting Southeast in…

Pia Days Pia

Pia Days Pia won Outstanding Supporting Actress in theLAWEBFEST 2015Web Competition for her portrayal of “Brooklyn”…

Prince T. Bowie

Prince T. Bowie has been named to his first job as Principal, at Unidos Dual Language…

Rita Marchelya

Rita Marchelyajoined Billy Crudup in a reading of David Rabe’s new script,The Black Monk, based on…

Sarah E. Shively

Sarah E. Shivelyis co-owner of Open Sesame Productions, Inc., a small media production company creating video,…

Susanna Rinehart

Susanna Rinehart is the Faculty Chair of Theatre and Cinema, and an Associate Professor of Performance…

Tiffany R. R. Stanley

Tiffany R. R. Stanleyis staying busy working in theatre and film. She just wrapped production on…

Tim Altmeyer

Tim Altmeyer’s recent acting credits include My Old Lady (opposite Estelle Parsons) at Palm Beach Dramaworks,…

Tim Klein

Tim Klein is Head of Theater at the University of Houston-Downtown. As Artistic Director of The…

Wendy Barrie-Wilson

Wendy Barrie-Wilson was recently at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey playing in The Guardsman. Other…

Wes Schultz

Wes Schultz is an award-winning Theater Director and teacher at the Brookfield Academy near Milwaukee, WI….

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Costume Production

Adrienne Corral

Adrienne Corral is currently working as the Specialty Costume Crafts Artisan at Feld Entertainment, Inc. in…

Alex Hagman

Alex Hagman is a draper for the Theatre School at DePaul University. She received her BFA…

Amanda Phillips Balingit

Amanda Phillips Balingit is privileged to be part of the Richmond Ballet costume shop. Prior to…

Amy A. Page

Amy A. Page is the Costume Director and an assistant professor of theatre with the University…

B. Daniel Weger

B. Daniel Weger founded his own business, B.D.Weger Tailoring for Broadway/TV/Film. Recent contracts include principle men…


Brooks Ann Camper

Brooks Ann Camper worked for several years in New York City as a milliner for Broadway…


Cami Huebert

Cami Huebert is a costume technology professor at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She was…


Candy McClernan

Candy McClernan is is enjoying her retirement playing competitive disc golf. Previously she was the creative…


Claire Fleming-Wawrynek

Claire Fleming-Wawrynek and her husband welcomed a baby girl in July 2021 and are enjoying being…

Colleen Dobson-Font

Colleen Dobson-Font is the Head Tailor at Feld Entertainment in Palmetto, Florida. She works on costumes…

Corinne Hodges Doss

Corinne Hodges Doss and her husband Nolen recently welcomed their fourth child, Mathilda Alexandra Doss.

Danielle Soldat

Danielle Soldat is is a draper for the Paramount Theatre’s “Broadway Series” in Aurora, IL.  

Denise Dietrich Chukhina

Denise Chukhina creates custom replica costumes for clients all over the world as proprietor of Skeleton…


Denise Wagner

Denise Wagner is the costume director at Rutgers University. Prior to this, she worked for many…

Ellen Cornette

Ellen Cornette is the costume shop supervisor at UNC-Wilmington.

Emily Heilig

Emily Heiling makes custom costumes and dancewear under the name Emilye Nichole. She previously was the…

Emily Plonski

Emily Plonski is a digital patternmaker at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.  

Erin Abbenante

Erin Abbenante is a dean’s assistant at Duke University. Prior to this, she worked as an…

Erin Proud

Erin Korey Proud is a tailor on the HBO show The Gilded Age. Previously she has…

Erin Rodgers

Erin Rodgers is a professor of costume technology and history at Clemson University. Previously she worked…

Erin Torkelson

Erin Torkelson is the costume technology professor and costume shop manager at Baylor University in Waco,…

Hui-Lin (Lydia) Huang

Hui-Lin (Lydia) Huang is on leave from the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts. She is…

Iisha Lemming

Iisha Lemming worked as a first hand for Hugh Hanson at Carelli Costume in New York…

Jacki Blakeney Armit

Jacki Blakeney Armit, a Mississippi native, is the Associate Professor of Costume Technology for Florida State…

Jade Bettin Papa

Jade Bettin Papa is the Curator at the Design Center located on the campus of Philadelphia…

Jane Reichard

Jane Reichard is a client services associate for UBS Financial in Charlotte, NC. She was also…


Jennifer Jacob

Jennifer Jacobis currently the assistant women’s chorus costume supervisor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York…

Kaitlin Fara Smith

Kaitlin Fara Smith is the Production Process Supervisor at Unbox the Dress. She is also currently…

Kara Monroe

Kara Monroe works at Studio 317, a creative product development company in Portland, OR.

Katherine Keener

Katherine Keener is a freelance costume maker based in Santa Fe, NM. She opened her retail…


Kelly Renko-Clarkson

Kelly Renko-Clarkson is a Tailor/Seamstress and Costumer for film and television. Her most recent work was…

Kerri Martinsen

Kerri Martinsen is the Costume Director at the Charlotte Ballet. She was the Costume Director at…

Laura Wigginton

Laura Wigginton is currently the Education Program Director for the Virginia Opera Association in Norfolk, VA….

Lauren Woods

Lauren Woods hasn’t graduated because her father fell ill and she has become his primary caregiver.

Leah Pelz

Leah Pelzhas recently accepted a position as the Master Tailor at Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt…

Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis Recent projects include Costume Design (for the human cast) of Muppet Haunted Mansion for…


M. Spencer Henderson

M. Spencer Henderson is the costume shop supervisor at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

Marcy Linton

Marcy Linton has received tenure at University of Virginia, teaching Costume Technology.

Max Epps

Max Epps is a draper for the Theatre School at DePaul University. She previously worked as…


Michelle Bentley

Michelle Bentley is a freelance draper and crafts artisan in St. Louis, MO—primarily at the St….


Randy Handley

Randy Handley is the Costume Shop Manager for The Theatre School at DePaul University. Formerly Randy…

Reina Alirez Herberger

Reina Alirez Herberger is an active member of IATSE Local 705 Motion Picture Costumers. Past employment…

Robin Burton Ankerich

Robin Burton Ankerich is a draper for the dance department at UNC School of the Arts….


Samantha Reckford

Samantha Reckford is on the costume crafts team at John Kristiansen, NYC. She is also a…


Shanna I. Parks

Shanna I. Parks is a cutter at the Seattle Opera.  


Sherry Wu

Sherry Wu is a first hand at the NYC Ballet.

Siobhan Nestor

Siobhan Nestor is currently working as principal women’s draper at the Metropolitan Opera. After graduating from…

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Technical Production

Placement of Graduates of the Technical Production Program Include:

  • Towson University, Technical Director
  • Fayetteville State University, Technical Director
  • Capital Repertory Company, Technical Director
  • The Goodspeed Opera House, Assistant Technical Director
  • University Of Northern Texas, Technical Director/ Scene Designer
  • Tacoma Actors Theatre, Technical Director
  • Touch Mime Troupe, Technical Director/ Designer
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Technical Director, Production Manager
  • Norman Sound, Production Supervisor
  • Maryville College, Technical Director
  • Denver Center Theatre Company, Carpenter
  • University Of North Carolina at Pembroke, Technical Director, Designer
  • Delaware Theatre Company, Technical Director
  • Dallas Theatre Center, Technical Director
  • Princess Cruise Lines, Back Stage Supervisor
  • The Guthrie Theatre, Assistant Technical Director
  • Theatre Projects Consultants INC., Draftsman
  • Connecticut College, Technical Director
  • Cirque Du Soleil, Rigging Operator, Assistant Technical Director
  • The Shakespeare Theatre, Technical Director
  • PlayMakers Repertory Company, Production Manager, Assistant Technical Director
  • Albertson College of Idaho, Technical Director, Scene Designer
  • Audio Visual Headquarters, Project Manager
  • Lapaglia & Associates, Vice President, Designer
  • Lagrange College, Technical Director/ Scene Designer
  • San Francisco State University, Technical Director/ Production Manager
  • Production Resource Group, Project Manager
  • Theatre Consultant Collaborative, Principle Consultant
  • All Staging Unlimited, Technical Director
  • Studio Lapaglia, Principle, Designer
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Assistant Technical Director
  • Collegiate School Of Richmond, Head of Scene Design & Construction
  • Alley Theatre, Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director
  • Creative Visions, Technical Director
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Technical Director
  • Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Technical Director
  • Dartmouth College, Production Manager
  • Mondavi Center; UC-Davis, Director of Operations
  • Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Production Manager
  • Baylor University, Technical Director
  • Elon University, Technical Director
  • Flat Rock Playhouse, Technical Director
  • Tennessee Technological University, Technical Director
  • Middle State Tennessee State University, Technical Director
  • Baltimore Center Stage, Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director
  • Vertigo, Flying Instructor/Trainer
  • ZFX, Operations Manager
  • Design Foundry, Technical Director
  • St. Mary’s College of California, Technical Director
  • IStudio Projects LLC, Design Manager
  • James Madison University, Assistant Technical Director
  • Freefall Theatre Company, Technical Director
  • Woodford Theatre, Technical Director
  • Wilson Center, Technical Director
  • Walnut Street Theatre, Assistant Technical Director
  • Oklahoma State University, Assistant Technical Director
  • Oregon State University, Technical Director
  • Atomic, Assistant Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager of Custom Fabrication
  • Hudson Scenic Studio, Assistant Project Manger
  • StageSpecialistsLLC, Principal Owner
  • Boise State University, Technical Director
  • The Rev Theatre Co., Technical Director
  • Portland Opera, Production and Technical Director
  • MadeFirst creative designs, Carpenter/On Site Installer
  • Arizona State University, Technical Director
  • Performance BIM, President/Owner
  • Georgia Stage, Rigging installer
  • Bridgewater Studio, Project Designer/Fabricator
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Technical Director
  • McDaniel College, Technical Director
  • Towson University, Technical Director
  • Gary Musick Productions, Technical Director
  • Michigan Technological University, Technical Director                             
  • DeSales University, Technical Director                             
  • Alfred University, Technical Director                             
  • Val. A Browning, Director Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Goodspeed Opera House, Assistant Technical Director
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Technical Director, Production Manager
  • Delaware Theatre Company, Technical Director
  • Dallas Theatre Center, Technical Director
  • Princess Cruise Lines, Back Stage Supervisor
  • The Guthrie Theatre, Assistant Technical Director
  • Connecticut College, Technical Director
  • Cirque Du Soleil, Rigging Operator, Assistant Technical Director, Head of Carpentry
  • The Shakespeare Theatre, Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director
  • PlayMakers Repertory Company, Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director
  • Production Resource Group, Senior Project Manager
  • Theatre Consultant Collaborative, Principal Consultant
  • All Staging Unlimited, Technical Director
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Assistant Technical Director
  • Collegiate School of Richmond, Head of Scene Design & Construction
  • Alley Theatre, Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director
  • Temple University, Production Manager, Technical Director
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Technical Director
  • Virginia Stage, Technical Director

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