• Theater alumni strike a pose with faculty at the Alumni Holiday Reception in New York City, December 2015.

  • Members of the Class of ’63 attend the Mortensen Hall Dedication with Dean Stauffer, September 2013

  • Give to support programs, ensembles, and bands as they seize once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Alumni

Mason Gross alumni are performers, artists, thinkers, and teachers. Because of their intensive training at Mason Gross, they are at home in both the creative and scholarly realms.

 

Keep in touch

New name? New address? Choreographing a new piece? Stage-managing a show? Part of a group show? Email us at alumni@mgsa.rutgers.edu.

 

 

Recent Alumni News

  • Art & Design

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    Emile Askey, Aaron Turner, and Jahi Sabater were in the group show Arbitrary History, Carer of Souls, at Mom's Gallery in New York City from October 13 to November 10.

    Colleen Billings's first solo show in New York, The Enemy Knows the System, was on view at Motel Gallery from November 3 to December 16.

    Kate Blomquist's window installation at 184 Franklin Street in New York City ran from November 11 to December 9.

    Leah Guadagnoli participated in a special exhibition panel discussion on Harvey Quaytman with Stephen Westfall, John Yau, and Emily Kiacz at Van Doren Waxter Gallery in New York City on October 13.

    Catherine Haggerty was featured in the exhibition Impossible Pictures II at Bloomsburg University's Haas Center from October 4 to November 4.

    Evan Halter's solo exhibition, Vanitas, was on view November 15 to 18 at the Java Project Gallery in Brooklyn.

    Grace Jackson's new work was on view in the two-person pop-up exhibition, Paintings by Grace Jackson and Harris Johnson, at 246 East Fourth Street in New York City November 28 and 29.

    Re McBride is featured in the mural installation Wasteland, at First Street Green Art Park in New York City, which opened November 11.

    Anna Percoco's solo exhibition, Parallel Botany: The Study of Imaginary Plants, was on view at Casa Colombo Gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey, from November 1 to December 16.

    Jane Westrick was featured in the group exhibition 28th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST) Head Quarters, at the Pathside Building in Jersey City from October 6 to 7. Other participating Rutgers students and alumni included: Amanda Thackray BFA '04, Ben Weathers MFA '17, Emily Knowles BFA '16, Enrique Figeredo MFA '19, Gocha Tsinadze BFA '05, Nabila Dadabhoy MFA '18, and Norman Kirby BFA '03.

    Posted December 2018.

  • Dance

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    The companies of Kyle Marshall, Lauren Connolly, Adriana Santoro, Joe Monteleone, and Javier Padilla were featured in the Your Move: Modern Dance Festival at the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, New Jersey, on November 2 and 4.

    Kat Reese and Maddie Warriner were featured on Rutgers Today on November 30 in an article titled Horse Play, which explains how the two alumnae joined a dance company focused on equine artistry.

    Kyle Marshall's dance company, Kyle Marshall Choreography, performed Program of Four Dances: Old and New at County Prep High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, on November 30 and December 1.

    Armanii Saahd-Tann, artistic director of Rahway Dance Theatre, presented A Rahway Nutcracker on December 1 at the Rahway High School Performing Arts Center in Rahway, New Jersey.

    Posted December 2018.

  • Music

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    Evan Currie was appointed music associate and organist of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte North Carolina.

    Evan Currie and Roshan Chakane were featured performers in the Brooklyn chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) scholarship competition winners recital on November 11. Currie placed second in the scholarship competition and Chakane placed third. The event was organized and curated by alum John Wolfe, dean of the Brooklyn chapter AGO.

    Christopher Delgado performed as principal trumpet with the Philadelphia Festival Orchestra in Shenzhen, China, for the Lian Hua Shan Glades Music Festival.

    Posted December 2018.

  • Theater

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    Camila Canó-Flaviá is performing in the play Network on Broadway alongside film, TV, and Broadway veteran Bryan Cranston. The show began previews on November 10, and opened on December 6. Canó-Flaviá plays the network secretary in Lee Hall's adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's Academy Award-winning film.

    Midori Francis starred in Usual Girls, which opened on November 5 and runs through December 23 at Roundabout underground. Francis also just wrapped filming of Good Boys, produced by Seth Rogen, which will be released later this year.

    Victoria Janicki guest starred in the recurring role of Nia on God Friended Me on CBS. She appeared in episodes on November 3, 18, and 25. Janicki also just completed the Broadway tour of Fun Home in October, in which she played the role of Joan.

    Shazi Raja starred in India Pale Ale, a world premiere play at Manhattan Theatre Club, which ran from October 2 to November 18. The New York Times called her performance "luminous." The play centered around a small Wisconsin town as a tight-knit Punjabi community gathers to celebrate the wedding of a traditioinal family's only son, just as their strong-willed daughter announces her plans to move away and open a bar.

    David Lee Russek guest starred on the October 2 episode of the brand-new Dick Wolf series FBI on CBS. This new show is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Carl Wallnau starred as Abram Van Helsing in the Centenary Stage Company production of Dracula, which ran from October 12 to 28. Wallnau is chair of the fine arts department at Centenary University and artistic director of Centenary Stage Company, a not-for-profit equity theater.

    Bianca Leigh understudied two roles in the Broadway play The Nap! at Manhattan Theatre Club. The play, by the author of the Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, is a humorous look at the world of snooker–the British version of pool.

    John P. Keller co-starred in the New Jersey premiere of Pirira, by J. Stephen Brantly, at Luna Stage Company. The show ran from October 24 to 28. The play centers around American aid workers Jack and Ericka as the tiny African nation of Malawi erupts in riots around them. Meanwhile, half a world away, Malawian college student Gilbert and his gay co-worker Chad begin another day in the back room of a Manhattan florist.

    Melissa Chacon stage managed a New York City Center Gala performance of A Chorus Line, which ran from November 14 to 16.

    Melanie Aponte assistant stage managed Usual Girls, which opened on Novmber 5 and runs through December 23, at Roundabout Theatre Company's off-broadway roundabout underground.

    Joanne Pan is the production stage manager for Lewiston/Clarkston at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City. The show opened on October 10 and runs through December 16.

    Christine Colonna assistant stage managed Ordinary Days, presented by Keen Company at the Clurman Theatre in New York City from October 2 to November 17.

    Sydney Coons is the production assistant for Wild Goose Dreams, which opened at the Public Theater on October 30 and runs through December 16.

    Christina Woolard is the assistant stage manager for A Doll's House Pt. 2, at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, which opened on November 27.

    Posted December 2018.