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FSU/ASOLO CONSERVATORY ALUMNI
Class of 1989
The 1989 Class: R.Duffy, Eric Hissom, Todd Johnson, Candance Kirkpatrick, Rebecca Nice, Robert Patteri, David Peshek, Mary Proctor, David Shattraw, Liz Vago.
Class of 1988
Since 2004 Doug has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. Doug recently completed Larry Silverberg’s certification program in Teaching the Meisner Approach at Willamette University. Doug is a member of AEA. Recent roles include Father in Eurydice and Pozzo In Waiting For Godot and Joe in All My Sons. Please contact if you find yourself in central North Carolina!
Eva Patton is an actor, writer, teacher, and theatre administrator. For twenty years, she was on the acting faculty and the theatre program manager at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, in NYC. In 2012, she returned to her home state of Indiana where she is an associate professor of acting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University. Favorite NYC productions include her one-woman show, Seen/Unseen at The Wild Project; The Mercy Swing by Lane Bernes (Cherry Lane Theatre/NY Fringe Festival); Chick in Crimes of the Heart (Center Stage); and numerous productions at La MaMa, E.T.C. including Jean Harlow in The Beard. Eva has been a frequent participant in the development of new plays for theatres such as New York Theater Workshop, The Lark, and New Dramatists.
Natalie has extensive experience as a voice and personal branding coach, voice-over artist, and teacher. She has taught seminars at PricewaterhouseCoopers on Executive Presence for Directors and Partners and for Sony on personal branding for senior executives. She has also taught Vocal and Performance Training seminars for Journalism Students at NYU and for MBA Students at Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. Natalie has taught on-camera acting (through AIA - Three of Us Studios), Playwriting, (through Theater for a New Audience), and Directing for film directors (though Film Video Arts) all located in NYC. As a performer she has done numerous National Voice-overs, and worked as an actor in every professional venue; principal characters on “Law & Order,” “EXILED,” (TV movie of the week,) Independent feature film Nosey Parker, and Regional Theater. Natalie also field produced many short documentaries for "Studio Universal" - the American movie TV channel in Rome, Italy affiliated with Universal Television. She directed and produced her own documentary feature film titled STRIKE DICE! Betting on my Father and won a grant from NYSCA for post production and distribution from Filmmakers Library.
Elizabeth is a proud member of 3 Ovation, LA Weekly, LADCC, ADA Award winning Theatre Companies: The Road Theatre, The Interact Theatre, The Rogue Machine, and is also a Member of the Circle X's Writer's Reading Group. She has been nominated for numerous Ovation, LA Weekly, BroadwayWorld.com, and ADA awards including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. At Los Angeles’ LGBT Center: The Laramie Project – Ten Years Later, and Deathtrap - both directed by Ken Sawyer & produced by Jon Imparato. At the Road: Currently in the World Premiere of HomeFree written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews , Keith Huff’s Pursued by Happiness (House of Cards & A Steady Rain), A Christmas Carol, Shove, Bunbury, Pagans, Backwards in High Heels, Napoli Milionaria, A Mislaid Heaven, Ballad Hunter, The Angels of Lemnos. Executive Producer & Assistant Director of The Woman in Black ( also at The Coronet), Backwards in High Heels and Paris Barclay’s One Red Flower ( The Rubicon & The Brentwood Th.) At the Interact: The State of the Union, The Matchmaker, Urinetown ( with John Rubinstein), Our Town, and Marvin’s Room. She can be seen in the upcoming films, Wilson with Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern and True Adolescents with Mark DuPlass and Melissa Leo –both directed by Craig Johnson (Sundance winner The Skeleton Twins.) She holds a D.D.S from the U. of Washington and an MFA in Acting from FSU/Asolo Conservatory. She is married to Chris Herron and has one daughter, Katie.
Christine is an actress and producer working in film, television, radio and theatre in Los Angeles, CA. She’s a proud member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors’ Equity Association. She’s an Ovation Award nominee for her work in “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” and a series regular on the TV comedy, “Electives,” currently in production. Christine is also a Teaching Artist with Dancing Classrooms Los Angeles. She teaches ballroom and latin dance to 5th graders (Merengue, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, Swing and Waltz) promoting positive youth development, and bringing diverse communities together through the practice of social dance. Christine is from Seattle, WA. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Theatre Arts at The University of Puget Sound and her Master of Fine Arts in Acting at Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory.
The 1987 Class: Art Dohany, Richard Falklen, Elizabeth Herron, Kyndal May, Robb Pruitt, Christine Sloane, Alex Thayer.
Class of 1986
Lynne Perkins Socey is a tenured Associate Professor at Earlham College where she also serves as Convener of the Theatre Arts Department. Last season she directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival (for which she is a founding board member) and Twelfth Night and The Laramie Project for Earlham College Theatre Arts. She also appeared as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof for Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis and re-joined the faculty of Indiana Repertory Theatre’s Summer Conservatory for Youth. Lynne previously served as Artistic Director of Picture This, Co-Producer of Off the Cuff, Producer of Bridgework Touring theatre and recently became a certified instructor of the Expressive Actor Integrated Voice, Movement & Actor Training Method.
The 1986 Class: Donna Anderson, Karen Bair, Donna DeLonay, Michael Lariscy, Mary Launder, David Levine, Lynne Perkins-Socey, Parry Stewart, Nancy White.
Class of 1985
I represent all of the Arts at U.Va. Including two museums, Drama, Dance, Studio Art, Architecture, the Symphony, Music, etc.
I'm living in Osprey, Florida, I recently worked with GottaVan Productions performing my one-woman show "Angelina" and will be performing the "Widow" at Spanish Point for their Victorian Funeral on October 30th (just for fun). I will also be part of their storytelling festival in November. I recently returned from Tenakee Springs, Alaska where I go to work with my son Darius in his bakery/café each summer and help to care for my granddaughter Ila Wren. susanjonesmannino.com
The 1985 Class: Marc Ciokajilo, Eddie Edenfield, Jody Kielbasa, Susan Mannino, Carol McManus, Jennifer McMurtie, Michael Piontek, Kenn Rapczynski, Karen Rasch, Kathyrn Richards, Steve Spencer.
Class of 1984
I was a professional actor for 15 years after leaving the Asolo. The biggest part I played was a cop on Miami Vice. I was also a Founding Member and Artistic Director of a Comedy Improvisational Theatre Co. for 6 years called Mental Floss. At our height, we had our own 100 seat theatre in the heart of Coconut Grove. I currently teach Robotics at a Broward County Charter school. I am married and have 2 beautiful kids.
Bill has worked in dozens of industrial films, feature films, commercials and in several television series including voice over work in over 30 episodes of HBOs highly acclaimed drama The Wire while also playing FBI Agent Mason in season 3. More recently, Bill played Emma Watsons step dad in the teenage coming of age film Perks of Being a Wallflower and can be seen as Surgeon General Barnes in the National Geographic Channel’s Killing Lincoln, as Jackie Kennedy’s trusted U. S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill in Killing Kennedy and as Mr. Stabler in the soon to be released thriller Blood and Circumstance. He can be seen as U.S. Secret Service Agent Martin Collins the award winning, highly acclaimed HBO Comedy Series VEEP starring Emmy winners Julia Louis Dreyfus and Tony Hale and as White House correspondent in the recurring role of Greg in season 3 of House of Cards on Netflix. Bill just wrapped Blue Blood & Broke (2016) in the role of light allergic lawyer Patrick and in the late spring of 2015 completed filming West Virginia Stories in the lead role of Grant. billthomasvoice.com
The 1984 Class: Philip Cass, Diane Compton, Joan Crowe, Ricardo Dominguez, Paul Ellis, Neil Friedman, Colleen Kane, Tom Lorah, Patrick Manley, Pam McCurdy, Holly Methfessel, Heather Spicuzza, William Thomas, Cynthia Toepke, Andrew Watts, Jack Willis.
Class of 1983
Now based in LA, Kevin has worked very consistently as an actor in television, film, commercials, voice-over and stage for 30 years He won the prestigious LA Weekly Theatre Award for Best Leading Performance in 2011 for his role in A PRAYER FOR MY DAUGHTER. He was on the short list for Emmy nominations in both 2012 & 2013. He will be seen in HBO's ALL THE WAY in 2016. Recent television credits include recurring roles on BIG BANG THEORY , PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, and HART OF DIXIE as well as roles on JUSTIFIED,BONES, GREY’SANATOMY, CRIMINAL MINDS. Credits also include such long running favorites as WILL & GRACE, SIX FEET UNDER, ER, HOUSE, FRIENDS, COLD CASE, RAYMOND & FRASIER. www.kevinbrief.com.
Paul is a full professor of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz, teaching all levels of acting, play analysis, and directs. His book, Acting: An Introduction to the Art and Craft of Playing, was published in 2006. He is an Associate Artist with Half Moon Theatre Company. Paul worked at SUNY Stony Brook and Bradley University. In New York City for eleven years as a professional actor, director, and writer, Paul worked off, and off-off Broadway, in regional theaters, and as a guest artist. Paul's scholarly work includes several articles and conference presentations including "The Four Fundamental Verbs and "Random Acts"--in Method Acting Reconsidered. He is the founding Managing Editor for The Players' Journal--a new publication by and for actors and teachers of acting (theplayersjournal.org) Member AEA, SAG/AFTRA
The 1983 Class: Kevin Brief. Max Croft, Phillip Douglas, Suzanne Grodner, Kelley Hazan, Randy Hyten, Paul Kassel, Liz Keefe, Thomas Kendall, Keith LaPan, Jerry Plourde, Brant Pope, Wendy Scharfman, Jane Smilie, Leslie Smith, Donna Smithey, Duncan Stephens.
Class of 1982
LARRY DAGGETT currently residing in New York City. Next up: Peter and the Starcatcher at Orlando Shakespeare Theater (winter, 2015).Credits include: Ragtime (Henry Ford; original Broadway cast), Candide (NYC Opera). Regional: My Fair Lady (Doolittle/Pickering), Man of La Mancha (Quixote/Carrasco), A Little Night Music (Fredrik), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), Follies (Ben Stone), Damn Yankees(Applegate), Souvenir (Cosme), This Wonderful Life (36 characters), Sunset Boulevard (Max), and many more, at theatres which include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arkansas Repertory, Barrington Stage, Barnstormers, Cape Fear Regional, Cleveland Play House, Fulton Opera, Goodspeed Opera, Lyric Stage Co. of Boston, Music Theatre of Connecticut, New Harmony, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Portland Center Stage, Sierra Repertory, Theatre League of Kansas City, White Plains PAC, Wilma Theatre, among others. For information visit www.larrydaggett.com
I am a Strategic Account Director as well as Training Lead for a trade show marketing agency. I have a son and a daughter and am enjoying life.
Went to NYC after graduation, did plays, had fun, got into trouble... haven't been onstage in 15 years.
I'm the guy driving the Amtrak train now, which is not theatre at all. Or, is it?
Live on the Central Coast of California, the sun rises and sets, I notice my breathing more often than before and I stay in touch with others through the Facebook pages.
Carlos is an organization development professional with a focus on unlocking organizational performance through leadership and collaboration. Since 2000, he has worked for Mars, Incorporated, a global consumer packaged goods company known for such brands as M&M’s, Wrigley’s Gum, Uncle Ben’s and Greenies pet treats. Carlos’s signature achievement was the research and development of the Mars Framework for High Performance Collaboration (HPC) which has been adopted for use by Mars, globally. and was awarded Mars’s global “Make the Difference” award for innovation in 2013.
Carlos is also a certified and active as a yoga instructor. In addition to his MFA from Florida State, he has also earned an MSOD from American University. He and his wife Janet have two children, Molly and George, ages 24 and 17 respectively.
The 1982 Class: Deborah Allen, Larry Dagget, Ray Frewen, Leo Garcia, Jane Grenier, Richard Grubbs, Daniel Hagan, Jay Keye, Graves Kiely, Philip Lombardo, Vicki March, Carol McCann, Mark Mikesell, David Sellers, Sharon Taylor, Carlos Valdes-Dapena, Thomas Williams.
Class of 1981
I have been a professional mime for over 30 years and still perform for many groups, clubs and organizations. Just recently finished doing selected scenes from Richard III. I played Richard. Planning on performing the role of Malvolio in 12th Night next summer in Tarpon Springs, FL. I am giving a 2 hour mime workshop in Tarpon as well. Life is good......
Jonathan R. Michaelsen is Chair of the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Dance at Indiana University. He is also Producing Artistic Director of both the Indiana Festival Theatre and Premiere Musicals: Developing New Works at Indiana University. Professor Michaelsen has directed and acted in numerous professional and collegiate productions, including King Lear, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, Sweeney Todd, Angels in America and Uncle Vanya. At Indiana University Michaelsen has directed A Clean House, The Scarlet Letter, Arcadia, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the world premiere of Reel, which was selected for regional honors by the American College Theatre Festival. He has had four productions selected for presentation at regional American College Theatre Festivals, with the world premiere production of Southern Girls receiving national honors.he Department of Theatre and Dance for ten years. He created a professional theatre company for the University of Alabama, SummerTide, and directed its inaugural production. Read more
Jeanann Glassford Power co-founded the Edge of the Wood Theatre in summer of 2000. It has evolved into a vibrant theatre school featuring three terms of courses for ages 6-18. Edge has served nearly 1000 students over the past decade, many of whom have gone onto careers in the performing arts and arts education. Edge launched its Resident Theatre in 2013, producing shows across genres, bringing professional caliber theatre to the community, and engaging and inspiring young people as performers and theatre-goers. Jeanann holds a Bachelors from Rollins College and a M.F.A. from the Asolo Conservatory. She co-directs weekly 2-hour classes, acts as vocal coach and technical director for Edge of the Wood productions, stage manages all student performances, and is a producer for the Resident Theatre, where she appeared in The Secret Garden (Mrs. Medlock), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Quince), Into the Woods (Stepmother), Our Town (Mrs. Webb), and The Man Who Came to Dinner (Harriet Stanley).
Mark Rosenwinkel’s professional acting career spans nearly three decades, and includes work with most of the major theatres in the Twin Cities (MN) area. Among them are the Guthrie Theater (Peer Gynt, Music Man, 1776,); the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre (West Side Story, Guys and Dolls); History Theatre (Sisters of Swing, Hiding in the Open); and Park Square (Medea, Romeo and Juliet). In addition, he appeared Off Broadway in the Mixed Blood production of Pure Confidence, and, most recently, with Tiger Lion Arts in their production of Nature at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. A long-time member of the Playwrights’ Center, he has received numerous awards for playwriting, and holds an M.F.A.in theatre from the Asolo/FSU Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota, Florida. He currently serves as Chair of the Dept. of Theatre and Dance at Concordia University in St. Paul.
The 1981 Class: Charles Bennison, Jonathan Clapp, Steven Clark, Charles Cronk, Robert Ferguson, Marc Glick, Elizabeth Harrell, Michael Hodgson, Arthur Hughes, Georgeann Joseph, Robert Kratky, Robin Llewellyn, Lowry Marshall, Peter Massey, Jonathan Michaelson, Jeanann Power, Mark Rosenwinkel, Elizabeth Rosenwinkle, Connie Rotunda, Maria Williams.
Class of 1980
The 1980 Class: Susannah Berryman, Paula Cabot, Marnie Carmichael,James Clarke, James Daniels, Maggi Guran, Mark Hirschfield, Helen Lampert, Clardy Malugen, Mark Noble, Alan Sapp, Paul Singleton, John Toia.
Class of 1979
Porter Anderson is a journalist and consultant in book publishing. His main venue is London's The Bookseller (paywall), specifically The FutureBook section (no paywall), focused on the digital disruption of the book world. He also writes for Thought Catalog in New York and produces The Hot Sheet (subscription), a bi-weekly newsletter designed for professional authors. As a publishing consultant, he programs and speaks at up to 35 publishing conferences a year in four or five countries. Previously: CNN (anchor, editor, senior producer), Village Voice, Dallas Times Herald, UN World Food Programme posted to Rome, INDEX: Design To Improve Life in Copenhagen. Porter's dream sponsor is Campari. PorterAnderson.com
James Baudoin ('79) has worked as a theatre administrator, artist manager and a project director for new performing arts centers. His current work on future facilities takes him across America, from planning the future Vista Arts Center in Tri-Cities (WA) to conducting strategic planning for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem (NC). James operates a planning firm for new theatre ventures, TCTB (www.tctb.org), with offices in Las Vegas (NV) and Asheville (NC). Consulting clients are located in Durham (NC), Salt Lake City (UT), Columbus (GA), Chandler (AZ) and Asheville (NC). He is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and also provides facility planning for existing theatres through his second company, JB Projects LLC. After leaving Asolo Theater, James began presenting jazz artists with Harry James, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton. His projects expanded to a wide range of performers such as Bob Hope, Jay Leno and Yo-Yo Ma, and national touring theatrical events. James has worked as a scenic designer, as a stage manager for corporate shows, and as a teacher at the college level. He has been a presenter at numerous state and national arts conferences and is a published writer.
Jeffrey King is currently finishing up his sixteenth season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Some favorite roles there: Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Mitch in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and Claudius in HAMLET. He originated the role of Joe Pitt in ANGELS IN AMERICA at the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco and The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Other theatres include: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The California Shakespeare Festival,and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, where he will return to play Henry in THE LION IN WINTER this Fall. Film and television credits include: MARS ATTACKS, THAT DARN CAT and 90210.
After my graduation, I spent a couple of years based in Dallas doing regional theater, dinner theater, and a couple of cut rate horror movies (that actually have a small but devoted cult following now). I moved to NYC in '81, which increased the auditions I could get. I continued in regional theater--I did several shows at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, very happy to be back in Florida-- and did a tour of Germany and Scandinavia playing Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. But most of the time I was the supporting player, the sub-plot. And, in my opinion, those roles are usually the best. I didn't get rich and I didn't get famous, but I got along OK and had a great time. I remarried in 1990 (to the sweetest man in the world) and had a baby (Alexander - he's 22 now) in 1993. We moved to Pennsylvania soon after and I began the second act of my life- being a mother and wife and Administrative Assistant. Not theatre-- but still pretty fabulous. I'm retired now, and enjoy looking back on my years at the Asolo. I keep in touch with my classmates and still consider them my close, dear friends. I am so grateful to Neal, Jimmy, Isa, and Ruby for being encouraging and making sure I had the tools I needed. It's been great!
The 1979 Class: Porter Anderson, James Baudoin, Richard Belcher, Carolyn Blackinton, Dov Fahrer, Joseph Farrell, Marilyn Foote, Jeff King, Michael Locklair, Mary Anne Mullin, Janet Nawrocki, Cynthia Newman, Evan Parry, Carolyn Rose, Christine Songer, James St. Clair, Annie Stafford.
Class of 1978
After leaving the Asolo, I spent time in Los Angeles, but my heart has always been in New York City and that's where I live ~ Washington Heights to be exact. I'm acting, writing, and directing. I currently have a play in the Emerging Artists New Works Fall Festival http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2352364
Here's my website where you'll find everything i;m doing now and my past projects. www.marinabarry.com AEA- SAG-AFTRA, member of the Dramatists Guild.
Is thrilled to hit the Asolo Archive reviewing his checkered career that started with the 1976/77 season in Sarasota that included the Second Stage production of SCAPINO! He reveled in playing the lead role and it sold a lotta tickets…..Then in shows though graduating in 1978, he returned for the 1982/83 and 85/86 seasons on the old Asolo Stage (MISALLIANCE, SLEUTH, etc). In 1996 he had the pleasure of playing the Mertz stage as Petruchio in Eb Thomas’ production of TAMING OF THE SHREW….what a ball! Currently a resident of Los Angeles and reacquainting himself with the business of acting after a corporate career of some 10+ years while being a father, he looks back on his work with: NY Public Theater, NY Theater Workshop, Hudson Guild, Playwrights Horizon, LA Ahmanson, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Old Globe, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Houston Alley, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Milwaukee Rep, Missouri Rep, St. Louis Rep, California, Utah and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. He loved touring in Some Like It Hot The Musical (with Tony Curtis) playing Tony’s film role Joe/Josephine/Junior and creating roles in the New York premiers of works by Tony Kushner and his is former Asolo cohort, Eric Overmyer. He is quite mad for the Virgos in his life, Stephanie and Zoe.
The 1978 Class: Marina Barry, Ritch Brinkley, Thomas Etheridge, Don Gaughf, John Green, Arthur Hanket, Jean Lickson, Angela Lloyd, Kim Motter, Joseph Reed, Lou Salkin, Robert Walker, Kathleen Wolfgram.
Class of 1977
After graduating, Mr. Rankin moved to NYC from doing many Off Broadway and regional productions including 8 seasons at the Actors Theater of Louisville. In 1989 he moved to California to where he played co-star, Guest Lead, recurring and starring roles in over 100 television and movie projects including: Blue Streak, Men In Black, Pearl Harbor, Apollo 13, True Blood, Storm of the Century plus all of the Star Trek series. Mr. Rankin is also a fight director staging over 200 productions on Broadway and Off Broadway and regionally including: Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Who's Tommy plus fights in 25 of Shakespeare's plays. Some companies of note include the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, The Metropolitan Opera Company and 28 seasons at the Old Globe in San Diego where he is an Associate Artist as an actor and fight director.
Currently as an actor he has a lead role in the film LISTEN coming out early next year and as a fight director, he is working on a new stage adaptation of REAR WINDOW starring Kevin Bacon. Mr. Rankin plays mandolin with the Americana Roots artist Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band.
Deborah Unger is living and working in NYC. Currently performing both on stage and on screen, she can currently be seen in the pilot episode of DIFFICULT PEOPLE on Hulu, and in episodes of the web series YES AND.. (2 episodes) and PARKER AND STEVE (pilot episode). Nominated in 2012 and 2014 for Outstanding Lead Actress at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, in original scripts, the production of THE BAUER SISTERS won for Outstanding Ensemble in a Full Length Play.
She is currently writing a stage play (that includes film clips), a non-realistic stage piece, and a web series. A short play she co-authored is beginning to make the rounds of festivals. Most exciting thing: working for a month on BIRDMAN, watching the magic happen. You can see her back several times.
The 1977 Class: Molly DePree, Bill Herman, Arlene Hutton, Peter Ivanov, David Loftin, Steven Rankin, Sarah Shelley, Deborah Unger, Kenn Van-Dieren, John Wall, Thomas West.
Class of 1976
Currently working as Manager of Special Events for The Actors Fund.
David Kwiat has been a professor in the Theater Division at the New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL for the past twenty-seven years. He is the recipient of an Endowed Teaching Chair and his many performances in South Florida have earned him two Carbonell Awards as well as the “Bill Hindman Award” for long-term career achievement in the South Florida Arts Community. He has performed at the Guthrie Theater, Arizona Theater Company, Asolo State Theatre of Florida, Actors Theatre of St. Paul, GableStage, Actors’ Playhouse, New Theatre, New Classic Theatre and the Minnesota Festival Theatre. His Asolo one-person show, John Barrymore: Confessions of an Actor has been performed at the Edinburgh International Theater Festival, The King's Head Theatre in London and throughout the United States. www.nwsa.mdc.edu
The 1976 Class: Cathy Chappell, Nora Chester, Jim Crisp, Richard Denning, James Goss, John Gray, Dan Gwin, Stephen Joseph, David Kwait, Ernie McLeod, Clark Niederjohn, Patricia Oetken, Frederic-Winslow Oram, Donna Robinson, Janice Roosevelt, Robert Stallworth, Romulus Zamora.
Class of 1975
After graduating from the Asolo I got my Equity Card after appearing at the Golden Apple in “The Mousetrap.” From that point onward, I made a beeline toward graphic design and illustration. I was hired as the Chief Artist for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where I worked from ’82 to ’92, doing editorial illustrations, maps and graphic design. I was also trained in this new-fangled invention called the Apple Computer. In ’92 I headed West and set up my own business, The Agrell Group, Inc. (www.theagrellgroup.com). I worked with local businesses for about 15 years, until I became involved with book cover design. I now work primarily with four publishing companies around the country designing book covers. They keep me busy! I love “commuting” from my bedroom to my iMac every morning and working on new designs.
Anne Sandoe was most recently the Executive Director of MBA & MS Programs at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has more than 30 years of experience in the MBA industry, with previous positions at Cornell University and Duke University. Prior to her career in academic administration, Anne taught acting and voice at San Francisco State University, and then Wright State University where she was tenured as an associate professor. During those teaching years, she acted professionally with a variety of regional theatres, including the Alabama, Antioch, Virginia, Oregon Shakespeare Festivals. For two years, Anne was Director of the Conservatory program with the Alabama Shakepeare Festival. She continues to perform with local theatre companies, including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Anne received her BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an MFA from Florida State University, and an MBA from Duke University.
Larry Verbit, FSU/Asolo, MFA, Theatre Administration. Larry managed LORT & CORST Theatres, including the North Shore Music Theatre and Folger Theatre Group, among others before embarking on a legal career. Larry has been an entertainment lawyer for almost thirty years. He was part of the team that just won an Emmy for “The People’s Court” and recently was selected as a 2016 Southern California “Super Lawyer.” Larry represents production companies, businesses and individuals in production and in the entertainment and media industries. He has extensive expertise in Reality/Factual Television and has worked with a majority of the networks that present reality and documentary television. He also works on theatricals, movies of the week and multiple digital projects, including the recent “Making a Scene” for AOL starring James Franco and “Crossroads of History” for History Channel and Maker Studios. You can learn more about Larry and his industry activities at www.dhvlaw.com
The 1975 Class: Lewis Agrell, Alan Brooks, Dorothy Brooks, Pat Hurley, Thomas Quimby, Anne Sandoe, Larry Verbit.
Class of 1974
The 1974 Class: Donna Aronson, John Behan, John Chenault, Joan Mackenzie, Ellen Olian-Bate, Valerie Ososky, William Overstreet, Christine Riedel, Steve Rothman, William Turner.
Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards – Managing Director Linda DiGabriele
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