Alumni: 2005-2000

2005


Alejandro Acevedo Ali


Alexandra Bradbury

Alexandra will join the staff of Cornerstone Theatre in Los Angeles after graduating in 2005.


Ben Camp

benjaminmcamp@gmail.com

Performed in Pig Iron Theatre Company's production of PAY UP! in the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival in 2005. Ben will begin studies at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) in Fall 2005.


Hannah Harvester

Fulbright Scholar to Poland in Theater in 2006-07.


Joseph Small

Joe received a Fulbright Scholarship to Japan beginning in Fall 2005 for the study of Taiko drumming.


Joy Mills

Joy will begin studies at the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris in Fall 2005.


Jyoti Gupta

jyoti.gupta75@gmail.com


Matthew Fitting


Nicholas Malakhow

nmalakhow@yahoo.com

Currently teaching English and Theater at the Westtown School outside Philadelphia.


2004


Adrienne Mackey

amackey1@hotmail.com

Founding member of Stolen Chair Theatre Company. Performed in Stolen Chair's Portrait of Dora as a Young Man at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2002. Performed under the direction of Dan Rothenberg '95 (Co-Artistic Director of the Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia) in Pilot's Thumb, freely inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth, at Swarthmore in April 2004. Directed the original collective creation Tears of Myrrh at Swarthmore in May 2005. Assistant Director to Dan Rothenberg '95 for Pig Iron's production of Hell Meets Henry Half Way, which premiered at the 2004 Philadelphia Living Arts Festival. Director and Co-Creator (with Felicia Leicht '04) of Beloved Prophet, based on the writings and letters of Kahlil Gibran and May Ziadah, performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2004. Cast as Hippolyta in Mum Puppettheater of Philadelphia's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Spring 2005.


Audrey Pernell

audrey.pernell@gmail.com

Founding member of Stolen Chair Theatre Company. Performed in Stolen Chair's Portrait of Dora as a Young Man at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2002. Performed under the direction of Dan Rothenberg '95 (Co-Artistic Director of the Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia) in Pilot's Thumb, freely inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth, at Swarthmore in April 2004.


Felicia Leicht

fifileicht@yahoo.com

Founding member of Stolen Chair Theatre Company. Performed in Stolen Chair's Portrait of Dora as a Young Man at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2002. Performed under the direction of Dan Rothenberg '95 (Co-Artistic Director of the Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia) in Pilot's Thumb, freely inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth, at Swarthmore in April 2004. Performer and Co-Creator (with Adrienne Mackey '04) of Beloved Prophet, based on the writings and letters of Kahlil Gibran and May Ziadah, presented at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2004. Cast as Viola in Twelfth Night at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival (Young Professional Company) in August 2005.


Marc Boucai

mboucai1@hotmail.com

Directed Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love, with guest artists Emmanuelle Delpech-Ramey and Fernando van Reigersberg '94 (both of Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre Company) at Swarthmore in April 2004. Admitted for post-graduate study at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris for 2004-05.


Melinda Lee

melinda_lee@alum.swarthmore.edu
melindamingxiu@yahoo.com


Rebecca Ennen

ennen_hk@yahoo.com.hk

Fulbright Scholar to Sri Lanka in Sociology/Anthropology in 2004-05. Costume design assistant for Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia in Summer 2004.


Sam Dingman

samdingman@gmail.com

Founding member of Stolen Chair Theatre Company. Performed in Stolen Chair's Portrait of Dora as a Young Man at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2002. Studied in the summer program of Circle in the Square in New York City in 2003. Performed under the direction of Dan Rothenberg '95 (Co-Artistic Director of the Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia) in Pilot's Thumb, freely inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth, at Swarthmore in April 2004. Dramaturg for Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love, directed by Marc Boucai '04, with guest artists Emmanuelle Delpech-Ramey and Fernando van Reigersberg '94 (both of Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre Company) at Swarthmore in April 2004.


2003


Carlos Duque

http://www.stolenchair.org
cduque4@yahoo.co.uk

Currently living in Manhattan and working with Stolen Chair Theatre Company.


Elizabeth Nolte


Elizabeth Zimmerman

ebzz_99@yahoo.com

Currently enrolled in the graduate program in Education Theater at New York University.


Emine Fisek

emine@berkeley.edu

Currently studying in the doctoral program in Theater and Performance Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.


Erica Cartmill

www.stt.art.pl/eng/theatre.htm
ericacartmill@yahoo.com
Erica_Cartmill@alum.swarthmore.edu

Awarded Fulbright scholarship to Poland in 2003-04 for the study of contempoary Polish dance theater under the aegis of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and Silesian Dance Theater (Slaski Teatr Tanca) in Bytom.


Jessica Nakamura

www.mumpuppet.org
brazenmissy@yahoo.com
jnakamu1@alum.swarthmore.edu

Currently on the staff of Mum Puppettheatre in Philadelphia as stage manager and assistant director. Returned to the Swarthmore campus as stage manager/assistant director in Spring 2004 with Guest Director in Residence Vernice Miller on Audrey Pernell's senior honors thesis project entitled Hang Tough, Martina, which was subsequently performed at the 2004 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Begins studies in the MFA program in Asian Theater at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Fall. 2005.


Kate Nelson-Lee

knelsonlee@hotmail.com
k.nelson-lee@fettes.com


Megan Moerke


Petar Lazarevic

plazare1@hotmail.com

Returned to campus in Spring 2004 to perform the role of Hippolytus in Marc Boucai's senior honors thesis production of Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love.


2002


Damon McMahon

damonmcm70@hotmail.com

Currently working as a musician in New York City.


Elisa Matula

http://www.stolenchair.org
ematula1@hotmail.com

Founding member of Stolen Chair Theatre Company in New York City (originally of Philadelphia). Graduate of the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.


Hillary Dresser

hillary_kathryn@yahoo.com

Participated in the George Washington University summer physical theater program in Paris in 2002. Has worked both on- and off-stage for a variety of Philadelphia theater companies. Currently working as a dramaturgy intern at the Philadelphia Theatre Company.


Jon Stancato

http://www.stolenchair.org
jon@stolenchair.org

Jon Stancato has co-created and directed all of Stolen Chair's productions since he co-founded the company in 2002. He was awarded the Lang Grant for the Humanities in support of his training with Thomas Richards at the Grotowksi Workcenter in Pontedera, Italy. Recently, he has trained with Anne Bogart and The SITI Company and has studied Commedia dell'Arte with both Antonio Fava and The Roving Classical Commedia University. He teaches playwriting, directing, acting, and physical theatre techniques throughout the tristate area and is a commentator for the annual NYC Student Shakespeare Festival. In addition, Stolen Chair Theatre Company has been in residence at Swarthmore as part of the Swarthmore Project in Theater in the summers of 2002-2005.


Kathy Walley

http://www.stolenchair.org
kwalley2@hotmail.com
kathy@stolenchair.org

Founding member of the Stolen Chair Theatre Company of New York City (originally of Philadelphia).


Keetje Kuipers

http://www.stolenchair.org

Founding member of the Stolen Chair Theatre Company of New York City (originally of Philadelphia).


Kiran Rikhye

http://www.stolenchair.org
kiranrikhye@yahoo.com

Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Stolen Chair Theatre Company in New York City. Stolen Chair Theatre Company in residence at Swarthmore as part of the Swarthmore Project in Theater in the summers of 2002, 2003, and 2004.


Lashanna Lawler


Sarah Yardney

Founding member of Stolen Chair Theatre Company in New York City (originally of Philadelphia). Performed in Stolen Chair's Portrait of Dora as a Young Man at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2002. Assistant Director to Dan Rothenberg '95 (Co-Artistic Director of the Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia) in Pilot's Thumb, freely inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth, at Swarthmore in April 2004. Employed 2002-2005 as Arts Administration Intern for Swarthmore's Department of Theater and Dance Program.


Steven Salter

http://www.stevesalter.com
steve@stevesalter.com


2001


Dionne Stanfield

stanfield_dionne@yahoo.com

After graduating from Swarthmore, Dionne worked with Women Against Abuse--a Philadelphia organization that offers comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence. She worked there for over two years before going to law school at Widener University in Chester, PA. At school Dionne has been heavily involved with the Black Law Students Association. She served as secretary during her second year. In the summer of 2006 she will be studying international human rights and comparative family law in Geneva, Switzerland, and plans in the fall to be an intern for the Center for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights in Philadelphia.


Heather Weyrick

hweyrick@hotmail.com

Fulbright scholar to Poland in 2003 in anthropology and performance studies under the aegis of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Heather was the first theater major to participate in the College's Semester Abroad Program in Poland in 2000. Heather began doctoral studies in the Department of Anthropology at New York University in 2005. She was named a Javits Scholar starting in Fall 2006.


Julie Russo

http://projectjulie.net
http://julielevinrusso.org
ejulie@brown.edu

Currently enrolled in the graduate doctoral program in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.


Laura Cohen

lauracohen@alum.swarthmore.edu

Since graduation, Laura has worked in nonprofit development/fundraisingand grants administration for the Philadelphia regional office of theAnti-Defamation League, the Arts & Science Council ofCharlotte/Mecklenburg, Inc., and most recently for Discovery Place,Inc., an organization that operates two science museums in Charlotte,North Carolina. In fall 2006, she will enter a masters program inPublic Humanities, in the Department of American Civilization at BrownUniversity. Laura hopes to utilize this experience to work in audienceand community cultural development. She is particularly interested ininvestigating all forms of access to the arts as public space (forspectator and creator), as well as alternative histories, identities andissues of representation and consumption.


2000


David Ryan


Jerry Melichar

jmelich1@yahoo.com

Working since graduation in international film distribution for Good Machine and Focus Features in addition to studying film at New York University and the New School in New York City.


Jessica Sonnenschein

jessicarose819@hotmail.com

Jessica will begin law school at New York University in Fall 2005.


Lars Jan

lars_jan@hotmail.com

Former Managing Director, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Philadelphia. Founding member of Early Morning Opera in Philadelphia. Director of Poe's Own Twilight Zone by Lucidity Suitcase in Philadelphia. Studied Bunraku puppetry in Japan in 2003-04. Admitted to MFA program in directing at CalArts in Fall 2005.


Rafael Luna


Seth Olshfski