American Theatre magazine covered our underwater Shakespeare photography project with renowned photographer Tim Tadder. Click here to visit the gallery, and read about the project in the April 2013 edition of American Theatre magazine.
Some say never work with an animal in theatre, but our alumni could not disagree more! This summer saw a flurry of Globe/USD actor and animal activity: Jim Parsons starred in a Broadway revival of Harvey, along side a 6' tall rabbit. Brian Lee Huynh and Nat MacIntyre are taking it all in stride in Broadway's War Horse, and Grayson DeJesus (pictured above) and Catherine Gowl are in the National Tour. Aaron Khron stars as Henry V (pictured above) in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 60th Anniversary Season. Meanwhile, three alums, Erika Rolfsrud, Lucas Caleb Rooney, and Caitlin Muelder (pictured below) have returned to The Old Globe to act like animals in God of Carnage, directed by Department Chair, Richard Seer.
Photos: HENRY V: Stratford Shakespeare Festival / Andrew Eccles photographer; WAR HORSE based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. Photo by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg (click here for entire photo), GOD OF CARNAGE: Henry DiRocco
The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival is in high gear with MFA students performing in all three productions. Director Adrian Noble returns to lend his magic in staging As You Like It and Inherit the Wind. Director Lindsay Posner makes his Globe debut with Richard III.
Top Row: Allison Spratt Pearce in As You Like It, Deb Radloff in Richard III, Christopher Salazar in As You Like It. Bottom Row: Deb Radloff and Adam Daveline, Matthew Bellows, Jonathan Spivey in As You Like It.
MFA students have taken to the stage again as part of The Old Globe's stunning 2011 Shakespeare Festival, with the renowned Adrian Noble returning as the Artistic Director of the Festival. Former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company for over a decade, Mr. Noble is regarded as one of the top Shakespearean directors in the world today. MFA students are featured in all three productions: The Tempest, Amadeus, and the third production of the Festival Much Ado About Nothing - directed by Ron Daniels.
Top Photo: The Tempest. Above Photos: Adrian Sparks, Ben Diskant (MFA '11) and Jonno Roberts in The Tempest, Winslow Corbett and Deborah Radloff (MFA '12) in Much Ado About Nothing, Christian Durso (MFA'11) in Much Ado About Nothing, Allison Spratt Pearce (MFA'12) in Amadeus, Grayson DeJesus (MFA'11) in The Tempest, Ryman Sneed (MFA'11) in Amadeus. Photos: Henry DiRocco
Congratulations to Jim Parsons (MFA '01) for his Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Emmy Award!
All fourteen MFA students are part of The Old Globe's 2010 Shakespeare Festival. MFA students are featured in all three productions: King Lear, The Madness of George III, directed by Adrian Noble, and The Taming of the Shrew - directed by Ron Daniels. The productions have been met with stellar reviews for what has become one of the year's premier theatrical events.
From top left, clockwise: Aubrey Saverino (MFA'10) as Regan and Andrew Dahl (MFA'10) as Oswald in King Lear, Catherine Gowl (MFA'10) as Cordelia in King Lear, Emily Swallow and Shirine Babb (MFA'11) in The Taming of the Shrew, MFA students in The Taming of the Shrew, BreeWelch (MFA'11) as Bianca with Adrian Sparks in The Taming of the Shrew, Kevin Hoffmann (MFA'10) as the Duke of York and Andrew Dahl (MFA'10) as the Prince of Wales in The Madness of George III. photos: Craig Schwartz
Congratulations to Jim Parsons (MFA '01) for his Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Emmy nomination for his role in the CBS comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY.
Henny Russell (MFA '97) is cast in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming Broadway production of THE ROYAL FAMILY by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes.
MFA Graduates Brian Hutchison (MFA '00) and Erika Rolfsrud (MFA '95) in EXIT THE KING on Broadway.
Heather Raffo (MFA '98) is the recipient of the 2009 Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award from the USD College of Arts and Sciences for her work including the critically acclaimed 9 PARTS OF DESIRE, which began as her Thesis Project in the Globe/USD MFA Program.
The 2009 Shakespeare Festival is in high gear with MFA students playing such roles as Sebatian and Maria in TWELFTH NIGHT, and Montfleury and Valvert in CYRANO.
MFA Students in the company of CYRANO DE BERGERAC photo: Craig Schwartz
All fourteen MFA students appeared in The Old Globe's Summer Shakespeare
Festival. Roles played included Helena in ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL;
Paris, Benvolio, Tybalt, and Lady Montague in ROMEO AND JULIET;
and Abraham Slender, George Page, and Anne Page in THE MERRY WIVES
Turk, Kimberly Parker Green (MFA), and James Winker in ALL'S WELL
THAT ENDS WELL; Anthony von Halle (MFA), Owiso Odera and Graham
Hamilton in ROMEO AND JULIET, Nat McIntyre in THE MERRY WIVES OF
WINDSOR. Photos: Craig Schwartz
Seven of the MFA students will be appearing in The Old Globe's SIX
DEGREES OF SEPARATION on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage this
winter, and one student will appear in the Globe's SINCE AFRICA
in the Copley Theatre.
Six MFA students will be appearing in three different productions
this upcoming Spring Season at The Old Globe. John Keabler in the
World Premiere of IN THIS CORNER; Joy Farmer-Clary, Ashley Clements,
Sloan Grenz, Tony von Halle are in SEA OF TRANQUILITY; and Michael
Kirby will be in THE AMERICAN PLAN.
MFA Program director Richard Seer directs the Huntington Theatre
Company's production of Wendy Wasserstein's THIRD.
Alum Jim Parsons co-stars on the new CBS comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY.
Four Old Globe/USD Alumni appeared in THE COAST OF UTOPIA this year.
Receiving the most Tony Awards of any play in history, this monumental
work was directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Emeritus Jack O’Brien.
Co-Founder of The Old Globe/USD Graduate Acting Program Craig Noel
received the National Medal of Arts this November. The National
Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons
by the United States Government. The National Medal of Arts is awarded
by the President of the United States to a select few each year.
Pittu, Josh Hamilton, Aaron Krohn (MFA Alum), Baylen Thomas (MFA
Alum), David Harbour in THE COAST OF UTOPIA. Photo: Paul Kolnikp