Alumni of the Fullerton College Theatre Arts Department

The success and experiences of our alumni are two of our most treasured resources and give our current students permission to dream. We hope we instilled in our alums the capacity for working hard, enhanced their appreciation for art making and artists, and created a supportive environment in which they could develop their skills and attitudes about art. Lastly we hope they were proud of the work you accomplished at Fullerton College.

Featured:

Steven  Cesnek
Steven Cesnek
Steven Cesnek has a varied background which includes a decade as a professional soccer player in Europe and the United States, a middle school Assistant Principal and a high school Biology teacher. He studied acting at Fullerton College and continues his training, studying under Kerrie Keene. A commercial actor, Steven has performed on stage on both the east and west coast in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Odd Couple, Metamorphoses, WASP, Unveiling, and Alone with Others.

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Denise (Landes) Losey
Denise (Landes) Losey

Denise graduated from Chapman University Film School in 1998 and is currently using every ounce of her theatre and film background to entertain and educate her two children Mary(2002) and Sarah(2007). She is joyfully married(1995) to Patrick and living in Buena Park.

Christine D. (McDonald) Jeffrey
Christine D. (McDonald) Jeffrey
After leaving Fulleton College. Christine graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Comparative Literature and taught High School English for 11 years. She recently earned her masters degree from Cal State San Bernardino and is currently a School Counselor at Chaffey High School. She is married and has two children. In 2007 she performed as Mrs. Bucket in the world premier of the musical Willy Wonka at Chaffey High School.
Bidalia Albanese
Bidalia Albanese

Bidalia Albanese is a performer, choreographer and director.  Born and raised in New York, she trained at the School of American Ballet, the High School Of Performing Arts, Fullerton College, and graduated from the Guildford School of  Acting in England.  Her directing credits include Private Wars and The Unspeakable Act which premiered at The New York Fringe Festival.  Bidalia's choreography has been seen at Guildford, Fullerton College, Wagner College, and The Hell Festival in NYC. She has performed in the UK west end, NYC (off off Broadway) and all around the States.

Bidalia is now living in San Francisco she was last seen in Shopping The Musical. Her and her husband Steven (A bay area nominated performer) teach and work as a team on musicals for The Marin Youth Performers  at 142 Throckmorten Theatre in Mill valley. They have a son Monterey now 6. 

Chris  Allison
Chris Allison
Chris Allison works as a customer rep for Kaiser Permanente and performs voice over work. http://www.chrisallison.voice123.com
Randy  Allison
Randy Allison
After Leaving FC,Tech Director for Medieval Times ,Then Wild Bills ,Came to Vegas ,Worked for Pirates at TI,Legends in Concert.helped build the Freemont Street experiance 5 years At Flying By Foy, Got one of the first Master of Theatre Technology Degrees at UNLV,Now working As A freelance consultant on Theatre systems design, To quote Mr. Jensen''I design''
Renee Allman
Renee Allman

Renee Allman was born and raised in Long Beach, California, where she attended Kennedy High School.  She studied drama at Fullerton College, where she appeared on stage in "Crimes of the Heart," "Philadelphia Story" and "The Star Spangled Girl."

Her film credits include "Encino Man," and "The Stoned Age." She enjoyed shooting her most recent film, "Criminal Affairs," on location in Ireland, the home of her ancestors.  On television, she has appeared on "High Tide," "Dangerous Women" and "Eye on L.A." Ms. Allman is the mother of ten year old Dustin Griffin.  She enjoys all sports including swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, skiing, tennis and golf.

David  Amitin
David Amitin
Wed Burom Pradon in Thailand on January 2, 2004. David is a ninth grade English literature teacher and an advisor to the United Nations youth program. He is recently directed a Children's theatre Christmas play.
Rebecca Amsterdam Reuben
Rebecca Amsterdam Reuben
In 2002, Rebecca moved to NYC where she completed her degree in English at the City College of New York (CCNY). She married in March of 2008 and obtained an event planning position with the National Kidney Foundation.
Simran  and Ed Garcia
Simran and Ed Garcia
are the proud parents of Kareena Maria Kaur Garcia, 7lbs 2ozs 20 inches long, born 11/17/03 at 8:11am.
Michelle  Appezzato
Michelle Appezzato
Michelle is a graduate of Fullerton College where she obtained her AA in Theatre Arts and is successfully transferring to USC in the fall of 2007 where she will be studying with the USC School of Theatre and working towards her BA in Theatre, with an emphasis on Performance studies. While at USC she plans to nurture her hunger for making art while using it to promote social, cultural and educational awareness in an ever-changing and diverse world. Michelle was the 2007 recepient of the Bronwyn Dodson Scholarship at Fullerton College.
Mo  Arii
Mo Arii
one of the leaders at Stages, recently appeared in "Quills", "A Fist Full of Christmas", and "Rumors" there, as well as "Steel Magnolias" and "Unrelenting Relaxation" at the Chance Theatre. Mo is an English teacher at Connelly High School.
Danielle Brown Augustin
Danielle Brown Augustin
(CSUF BFA Theatre, Western State University- Law ) spent four years as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Orange. Danielle was the Domestic Violence Deputy at the Central Justice Center handling more than five hundred cases throughout her year assignment. She has conducted trainings on Domestic Violence and Driving Under the Influence cases to numerous police departments throughout Orange County. She has also trained most Orange County School Districts and numerous police officers on Education Law, specifically Truancy. She helped start the Truancy Response Project within the District Attorney's office. Through her nearly two year assignment as the Truancy Deputy, she conducted parent and student meetings with hundreds of families throughout Orange County dealing with the effects of truancy and education. She was also named Outstanding Prosecutor Of The Year by MADD in 2000. While studying law at Western State University, Danielle graduated within the top 7% of her class with Cum Laude honors. She was also the recipient of the Wallace R. Davis graduation award for her excellence in Public Service, Leadership and Academics. As an attorney Ms. Augustin is dedicated to juvenile justice and related educational issues affecting California children and families. Ms. Augustin currently focuses her legal attention in the following areas: Juvenile Offenses / Delinquency . General Education Law / Special Education , Criminal Law / Criminal Defense , DUI-DWI Law / Traffic Violations. For more information on her law practice see http://www.ockidslaw.com/
Ernie  Avila
Ernie Avila
graduated from CAL ARTS and is a free-lance set designer and scenic artist. One of Ernie's most beautiful set designs remains his first, Roosters by Milcha Sanchez Scott, in the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre in 1997. Audience members frequently lingered after the performance to admire his painstakingly realistic rendering of the home and yard he created.
Sasanna  Babashoff
Sasanna Babashoff
is currently doing shows for the Gourmet Detective as Madam in Murder at the Café Noir. In January Sansa will be attending AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in Los Angeles transfering to the New York AMDA in the fall.
Nathan  Baesel
Nathan Baesel
(FC, UCLA, Julliard) appeared in "Last Night of the Ballyhoo" at South Coast Repertory in September 2003 and appeared as a guest star on The District and Cold Case. His most recent television credits include a continuing role on the ABC series Invasion. He and his wife Kim (Jones) celebrated the birth of their first child, Nathaniel, in June 2003. Nathan is a founding member of Theatre Mitu.
Ben  Baird
Ben Baird
(FC, Stephens College) lives in Seattle and works as the Technical Director of Cabaret Productions.
Heather Baker
Heather Baker

Heather Baker is a songwriter, vocalist, session and touring guitarist out of Orange County, California. Beginning guitar lessons at the age of eleven, Heather excelled in songwriting and her guitar playing abilities and began playing live in the school jazz band and an original punk band. Over time, consistent performing and recording lead her to be well versed in a variety of styles. Later after touring worldwide she began to study music and music technology at Fullerton College.

The bands that have thus far filled her time include As Night Falls (The Agency Records), Porpoise, Atreyu (Hollywood Records), The Afterlife (The Agency Records), The Iron Maidens (Powerslave Records), and Kerli (Island Def Jam Records) at the Hollywood premier of "Alice in Wonderland."

Heather has done session work for The Afterlife, As Night Falls, The Iron Maidens, Porpoise, and What's Fair whose latest LP was licensed to MTV Networks for television placement. She is currently doing all instrumentation and writing featuring drummer Jarrod Alexander (Death By Stereo, Dead Country) on The AfterlifeÂ’s E.P. with producer/engineer Sergio Chavez (P.O.D., Silverstein, Alien Ant Farm, Underminded) and touring part-time with The Iron Maidens.

Heather has found teaching the guitar a rewarding experience for several years. She finds importance in conveying her experiences on stage and in the studio to enlighten and teach new generations of musicians.

Kelly   Baldwin
Kelly Baldwin
graduated from San Diego State University with an MFA in Musical Theatre. He did his undergraduate studies in directing at Cal State Long Beach.
Ryan  Baldwin
Ryan Baldwin
graduated from UCI with a degree in Theatre.
Ryan Baldwin
Ryan Baldwin

Graduated from UCI with a BA in Drama in 2006. Currently, I am an Entertainment Manager for Shows and Atmosphere Talent Operations for the Disneyland Resort.

Joel  Beers
Joel Beers
latest play "Rube", which opened at Stages in Fullerton was a nearly all FC alumni production, directed by Patrick Gwaltney and starring Brad Whitfield, Nick Boicort and Steve Lamprinos. Joel is the theatre critic for OC Weekly and creator of the OC Weekly Awards.
Jason R. Beghtol
Jason R. Beghtol
was a Technical Theatre major at Fullerton College, and has worked as a Technical Director, audio and lighting designer, electrician, follow spot operator, rigging supervisor, and as a Stage and Set Construction consultant. He was tech director for the Dancing Waters show at the Disneyland Hotel, for The Pearson Park Amphitheater and for Medieval Times, Buena Park, California. He did the audio system and lighting design and installation for Life and Times- Old West Dinner Shows in Kanab, Utah.
Aja  Bell
Aja Bell

Aja Bell, Resident Costume Designer of One More Productions.

Passions for theatre, art and the act of creating are the driving forces behind Aja's work. In love with designing since childhood, she received an education in Fashion Design at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in Los Angeles. She then studied Theatrical Costume Design at Fullerton College. While there she studied with renowned costume designer Mela Hoyt-Heydon learning costume and millinery design. This enriching experience with a master in the profession would become crucial to her career development. Under Mela's tutelage she acquired an outstanding theatrical education from Fullerton College and received her BA in Theatrical Costume Design from Chapman University. During her undergraduate career she was honored to be a three time Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival costume design nominee. She has continued her education with graduate studies at California State University Long Beach and California State University Fullerton.

During her ten year career Aja has been fortunate enough to design, create and collaborate with theatre companies all over Orange County and Los Angeles including; The Garage Theatre, Stages Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Alive Theatre, Torrance Theatre Company, and Curtis Theatre. After freelancing for years, she is thrilled to have found her creative home as the Resident Costume Designer for One More Productions at The Gem Theatre. She is backed in her work by a team of talented and competent professionals led by Damien Lorton and Nicole Cassesso. With her fearless leaders at the helm and her costume shop fairies magic they create three-dimensional existence for characters. The people she works with are her dearest allies.

Aja also utilizes her foundation in fashion design while styling for celebrities and fashion shoots. She has styled fashion editorials in such magazines as; Glitterati, 944, Brentwood, and Maxim. Although, she isn't allowed to "dress and tell" Aja has worked with numerous celebrities styling them for movie premieres and awards shows including; The Golden Globes and The Oscars. She enjoys styling fashion editorials where she strives to incorporate theatrical costuming into fashion and vice-versa.

Aja believes in changing the world through art. She thrives on the excitement and challenge of theatrical costume design. "I love creating something from essentially nothing. I am rarely as happy as I am when I am sitting on the floor surrounded by fabric, sketches and my own craziness. I love pattern drafting, reworking period patterns and basically being a costume nerd and learning everything about a period I can."

The only thing that trumps her passion for the theatre is her love of her family. When she's not styling a fashion shoot or running around a theater she enjoys spending time with her amazing son Krystian and her invaluable family. Her family's endless support and inspiration are in every sketch, every fabric, and every stitch. Their love is the gift through which she can share her dreams and create new ones.

"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." — Oscar Wilde

Chris  Beltran
Chris Beltran
Chris Beltran is an actor and musician from Upland, California. After touring the United States as a drummer, he became a face character at Disneyland while attending Fullerton College where he appeared as Phaeton in Metamorphosis. He has since worked as a show performer in Universal Studios Hollywood, and is currently Bitty Puppy in the Bitty Bear Matinee at American Girl Place Los Angeles. Chris appeared in Batboy, his fourth play at Glendale College, and he performed in Bus Stop as Virgil where he earned an Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nomination for his performance. Chris plans to earn his BA in Theatre and pursue a career in TV and film.
Jordan Beswick
Jordan Beswick

JORDAN BESWICK began his career in Casting as an Assistant to Douglas Aibel on James Gray's "LITTLE ODESSA", and Tim Robbins' "DEAD MAN WALKING". He also assisted Georgianne Walken and Sheila Jaffe on; "DENICE CALLS UP," "DAYTRIPPERS," "CRAZY FOR A KISS" and "CROCODILE SHOES."
As Mr. Aibel's Casting Associate his credits include; M. Night Shyamalan's "SIGNS", Tim Robbins' "CRADLE WILL ROCK", James Gray's, "THE YARDS", Boaz Yakin's, "A PRICE ABOVE RUBIES", and Bart Freundlich's, "THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS".
As Casting Director his credits include; Sam Zalutsky's "YOU BELONG TO ME", Bent Hammer's "FACTOTUM" (Casting Consultant), Ira Sachs' "FORTY SHADES OF BLUE" (Memphis), Obie Scott Wade's "AL ROACH: PRIVATE INSECTIGATOR" Andrew Getty's "THE STORYTELLER", Zev Berman's "BRIAR PATCH", Jon Shear's "URBANIA", Tristine Skyler's "GETTING TO KNOW YOU", Christopher Goode's "DEAD DOG", Ami Canaan Mann's "MORNING", Carlo Nero's "UNINVITED", and Kief Davidson's "MINOR DETAILS", as well as six award winning short films; Jeff Stanzler's "LOVE GETS YOU TWISTED", Eric Weinrib's "JIMMY WALKS AWAY," Kelly Reichardt's "ODE", Kat Smith's "THE CLEARING", Sam Zalutsky's "STEFAN'S SILVER BELL", and Duncan Tucker's "THE MOUNTAIN KING".
Theatrically, Jordan was Casting/Literary Associate for New York's Vineyard Theatre, casting several plays including the original production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning, "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE", Nicky Silver's "MY MARRIAGE TO ERNEST BORGNINE", Lynn Nottage's "THE POR'KNOCKERS", Lisa Loomer's "THE WAITING ROOM", and Polly Pen's "BED AND SOFA."
As Casting Director his theatrical credits also include Tristine Skyler's "THE MOONLIGHT ROOM" (Casting Consultant) - Worth Street Theatre Company, "HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH" - Westbeth/Jane Street Theatre, "JUNE MOON" - Drama Department, "TAKE MY BREATH AWAY" - BAM/Next Wave Festival, and the 1997 Powerhouse Theatre season for New York Stage and Film.
Other Literary assignments included reading and evaluating scripts for New Dramatists, Circle Rep, New York Theatre Workshop and Second Stage.
As a playwright, Jordan has had several of his short plays produced in New York. His first full length play, "CLUB HELL," was produced first as a rehearsed reading by Tamara Hinchco and Vanessa Redgrave as part of Ms. Redgrave's London Riverside Studios theatre season. It was directed by Marcus D'Amico and starred Daniel Craig, Emily Lloyd, John Hannah, Ben Walden and Jonathan Morris. It also received a staged reading in New York at New Dramatists starring John Cameron Mitchell, Madeleine Potter, Jonathan Sagalle, Peter Frechette and Jennifer Wiltsie. It premiered at the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles, produced and directed by Robert Schrock.
His plays "SPLITTING THE ATOM" and "the F word"* had staged readings in New York at The Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons and New Dramatists starring such actors as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edie Falco, Allison Janney, John Cameron Mitchell, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hamilton, Adrian Grenier, Chris Noth, Evan Handler, Anthony Rapp.
*"the F word" was presented as part of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' New Play Network's "Journey From Page to Stage" Festival, then premiered at the Source Theatre in Washington, D.C., directed by Jeff Keenan and produced by the Actors' Theatre of Washington. It had its Paris premiere under the title "INCONCEVABLE" at the Manufacture des Abbesses, French translation/adaptation by Marianne Groves, directed by the author. Critics called the play, "insane, funny, derisive, tender, sensitive, thought provoking, soaring, interesting, realistic, topical, wild, intelligent, and very American."
His play "YOUTH IN ASIA" was recently presented at the Barrow Group in New York City as part of Diverse City Theatre Company's Green Room Series, directed by Victor Maog, as well as in Paris, France at the theatre Les Mathurins, directed by the author.
His new play "FREAK SHOW" (French translation/adaptation by Marianne Groves) was recently presented as part of the "Foire Saint-Germain" in Paris.
Jordan co-wrote (w/ Obie Scott Wade) the pilot episode of "AL ROACH: PRIVATE INSECTIGATOR" for Turner Classic Movies (L.A. Short Film Festival, 2004 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films [Audience & Critics pick, Best of Fest], Dragon Con 2004 Independent Short Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival).
As an actor, Jordan trained with Michael Moriarty, Mira Rostova, Sandy Dennis, Stephen Strimpell, Earl Hyman, William Hickey, Shelley Winters, Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau, Frederick Combs, Susan Peretz, Amy Wright and Guy Stockwell. He has appeared in a number of plays in Los Angeles and New York, as well as a handful of independent films.
As a director, Jordan's credits include; Film (France): "SCARE CITY" (New Filmmakers Winter Fest 2010), "ETHEL" and "ALICE". Theatre: Paris, France - Franz Xaver Kroetz's "CONCERT A LA CARTE", Paula Vogel's "AND BABY MAKES SEVEN", "INCONCEVABLE", Berlin - Lanford Wilson's "THE MOONSHOT TAPE", Los Angeles - Mart Crowley's "THE BOYS IN THE BAND", Albert Innuarato's "GEMINI", New York - Jane Willis' "SLAM", Lyle Kessler's "ORPHANS", Scott Tiler's "DIRTY LAUNDRY", North Carolina - Robert Patrick's "KENNEDY'S CHILDREN".
As an acting coach, Jordan worked at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York for five years and currently conducts intensive acting workshops at Studio VO/VF in Paris, France, and the Institut für Schauspiel Film und Fernsehberufe in Berlin, Germany.
Jordan is a member of the Casting Society of America (C.S.A.)
Jordan is eternally grateful to Fullerton J.C. for assisting him to create the remarkably strong foundation from which everything else in his life has been, and continues to be, built.

Steven   Biggs
Steven Biggs
STEVEN BIGGS returns to Southern California after finishing his MFA in Performance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Roles there included Col. Vershinin in Three Sisters, Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Kadmos in The Bacchae of Euripedes, and Robert in Proof. He also served as assistant dialect coach for Secret Garden in which he played Ben Weatherstaff. . He is also featured in the recent David Keith film, Waterville, which he helped write. He appeared as Sir Toby Belch in the North East Shakespeare Ensemble’s inaugural production of Twelfth Night. Previous to UTK, Steve worked at Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. His portrayal of Klingon Commander Kralk can be seen in the upcoming documentary, Trek Nation and an episode of Wedding Story. Other roles have included Harold Hill in The Music Man, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Henry II in The Lion in Winter, and M. Gallimard in M. Butterfly. He also put in a six and a half year stint with Orange County’s Mystery Café during which time Steve helped create many diverse characters and even co-wrote a script, Without a Hitch, a parody of Alfred Hitchcock movies, which has been produced in San Diego, Seattle, and Minneapolis. He returned to that company (now called The Gourmet Detective) as Production Manager for a year and a half before stepping down to devote more time to his students.
Jennifer  Bishton
Jennifer Bishton
appeared in "Ten Little Indians" at the Knightsbridge Theatre in Pasadena in 2003. To learn about Jennifer's latest work see  http://www.jenniferbishton.com/index.html
Jen  Blair and Ron Silagyi
Jen Blair and Ron Silagyi
Launched an Improv comedy squad to raise funds for charitable causes.
Bobbi   Blair Thompson
Bobbi Blair Thompson
After 18 years off the stage, becoming a doctor of chiropractic, a wife and a mom, I'm in the second performance week of Oliver! at Anaheim Community Theater. It's a fun show. Hope you can make it.
Jim  Book
Jim Book
has served in numerous capacities at Fullerton College, including sound adviser, sound designer, set designer, technical director, and lighting designer for many of the shows in the last 20 years. Jim is the winner of the Elva Liesch Hughes Laureate of the Arts award, the Hyatt-Lettre of Merit, and The Helen Modjeska Lifetime Achievement Award from OC Weekly in 2002. Jim has also done work/designs for Buena Park's Theatre Under the Stars, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, West Covina Playhouse, and the Long Beach Playhouse to name a few. Jim works as a theatre consultant, designing lighting systems and new theatre spaces such as The Chance Theatre in Anaheim Hills, Stages in Fullerton, and the new Whittier Playhouse. Jim owns Handless Man Theatrics, a lighting and special effects company. At any given time Jim can be found designing lights for three productions, and designing and building sets for three other productions. For a grumpy guy who "hates" theatre, he sure seems to do a lot of it. Jim serves on the Faculty Senate and the Planning and Consultative Council of Fullerton College. When on campus be sure to visit Jim in the Department's Scene Shop, room 1313.
Michael  Brainard
Michael Brainard
wrote and directed A Murder of Crows, which starred Brian Kojac and Brandon Pulieo and as William Blake in Joel Beer’s new play Prophets, Profits and William Blake at Stages in December 2001.
Dan Brehm
Dan Brehm

After leaving Fullerton College Dan worked as an independent Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer and Technician in Southern California for many years. After moving to Northern California the trend continued. Dan served as Resident Lighting Designer for Garbeau's Dinner Theater, and as member then later President of the Board of Directors for Theater El Dorado a local non profit theater company. Currently he passes the time as an Electrical Designer in the Sierra Foothills.

Shawn  Brewer
Shawn Brewer

Shawn Michael Brewer graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Directing at Cal State Long Beach where he was placed on the President's Honor List every semester. He has been a part of the annual Director's Festival at Fullerton College every year since June 2000 and has received "Best of the Festival" honors three times among student, faculty, alumni, and local theater directors for Words Words Words (2001),The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage (2004),and Love Treats (2006), an experimental piece conceived and co-written by Shawn. Other directing credits include Babel's In Arms, Baby, Fuddy Meers, The Good Doctor, Waiting for Godot, Women and Wallace, and God's Great Supper from the six-hour Americana epic The Kentucky Cycle. He has also written an original show, Past Presence, that was self-directed and produced by the Resident Theatre Company. He has enjoyed working as co-Director for the 2002 Fullerton College High School Theater Festival, the largest festival of its kind in southern California. He has been the Resident Sound and Lighting Designer at Biola University for all productions since Autumn 2003 and freelances as a sound designer for Cal State Long Beach, Fullerton College, Pacific Art Theatre, Whittier Community Players, and he is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Favorite performing credits include Marcus in Funeral Parlor("Best of the Festival" honors, 2005), Lord Alfred Douglass in Gross Indecency (American College Theater Festival Nomination, 2001), John in The Importance of Being Earnest (American College Theater Festival Nomination, 2002), Schmendiman in Picasso at the Lapin Agile (OC Weekly Theater Award Nomination for "Best Supporting Performance", 2003), Abbe De Coulmier in Quills, Austin in True West, and Captain Nemo in the touring production of 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea for Orange County high schools.

Kevin  Brown
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown lives in Los Angeles, California and works at a restaurant in Orange County a few days a week as well as a restaurant in Los Angeles once a week. He attends a Meisner acting class in Los Angeles taught by Wayne Dvorak. He recently joined the Screen Actors Guild and hopes to find a commercial agent in the next year or so. He graduated from Fullerton College and Cal State Fullerton with an emphasis in Theater Arts. Kevin plays competitive softball with Bob and Garrett Jensen.
Tara Brown
Tara Brown
Tara wed Bryan Guthrie in 2001 at the Bronwyn Dodson Theater. They now have 2 children, Kate and Jack. Tara is anxiously awaiting getting back into performing, but is incredibly happy raising her family.
Jill Marie Burke
Jill Marie Burke

JILL BURKE is proud to be a La Mirada native and former Miss Anaheim. She attended Fullerton College, studying musical theater and music.  Her first professional work began performing for the Walt Disney Company, portraying such characters as Princess Jasmine, Ariel, and Pocahontas.  While traveling the globe, she was the principal vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Lines, and notably opened their production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Music of the Night. Currently, she can be heard screaming the "Priceline Negotiator!" jingle, running nationwide.  Her theater credits include:  Lovelace A Rock Opera which won several L.A. WEEKLY awards including Best Ensemble, Violet (Musical Theater Guild), The Hot Mikado, The Third From the Left at the NYC and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Songs for a New World, which she was nominated for a L.A. Ovation Award, and Jacques Brel: A Life in Song , which she won a Ticket Holder Award for Best Cabaret Performance.   Jill has had the privilege of singing with and for such stars as Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown, Robert Morse, Richard Carpenter, and her "uncle" Johnny Mathis. She performs in a variety of projects:  she stars in the cabaret revue entitled Hollywood Revisited, is a member of the acappella band Vybration, she is a featured vocalist for the master percussionist C.G. Ryche, and frequently belts out our National Anthem for the Anaheim Angels, Ducks and L.A. Lakers.  And she enjoys teaching private voice lessons at Vibe Performing Arts Studio in Santa Clarita.  For more information about Jill visit  www.jillmarieburke.com.

Trish  Camacho
Trish Camacho
is a wardrobe assistant for the national tour of "The Full Monty".
Courtney  Caplin
Courtney Caplin
is an Assistant Stage Manager at Disney, working on Fantasmic! and Aladdin - The Musical Spectacular.
Angela Capra
Angela Capra
Now Angela Camacho, married husband Steve in June 2002. They have a daughter Kaylie and are expecting one more in 1/07! They are living locally in Tustin, and Angela works as a recruiter for AppleOne Employment where she helps find people jobs. She still enjoys doing theatre in her church. After graduating from CSUF she hosted karaoke for 8 years and was the proud winner of the "KJ of the Year" for Southern CA in 1999! Now she just loves being a wife and mommy!!
Don  Carlson
Don Carlson
(FC, UCSB, Carnegie Melon), studied at the Moscow Art Theater as part of his MFA in acting program, and performed in off-Broadway shows, student films, and soap operas. He currently sells real estate and enjoys surfing on the island of Mauii.
Gavin  Carlton
Gavin Carlton
(FC, Chapman) is a film and theatre director and actor, who enjoys challenging the status quo of Orange County artistic life. Director of several festival award-winning films, Gavin helped Brian Kojac launch a new film festival at Stages. He has appeared many times as an actor at Stages, most recently in Joel Beers’ new play "Prophets, Profits and William Blake", and Mitch Faris’ "Coal". His directing credits at Stages include "The Elephant Man" and "Julius Caesar".
John Carrasco
John Carrasco
John Carrasco, after a short internship, has been offered a full-time job at CBS-TV as a content provider and production assistant.
Kelli  Casas
Kelli Casas
Since leaving Fullerton, Kelli has performed at numerous venues throughout southern California including: Performance Riverside, Moonlight Ampitheater, DCLO, Candlelight Pavilion, and many others. Additionally, she spent several months performing in Japan. She continues to pursue film & television, having appeared as a regular high school student on The "OC", West Wing, Studio 60 and Charmed as well as the Disney feature film, "The Shaggy Dog." Kelli is blessed to also work for the Fish radio station as a production assistant.
John  Ceccarelli
John Ceccarelli
who graduated from Army boot camp at Fort Jackson, S.C. in the summer of 2001, continued advanced training at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Baltimore. In the summer of 2006 John was activated by the Army and underwent training at Ft. Bliss, Texas. He is with the 950th Maintenance Company that left from Los Alamitos on April 24. In July 2006, he will be leaving for a month in Germany and a year in Iraq. John appeared in the Kentucky Cycle at Fullerton College.
Steven  Cesnek
Steven Cesnek
Steven Cesnek has a varied background which includes a decade as a professional soccer player in Europe and the United States, a middle school Assistant Principal and a high school Biology teacher. He studied acting at Fullerton College and continues his training, studying under Kerrie Keene. A commercial actor, Steven has performed on stage on both the east and west coast in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Odd Couple, Metamorphoses, WASP, Unveiling, and Alone with Others.
Bryce  Chaddick
Bryce Chaddick
Bryce graduated from UCSD with a BA in Theatre and from The Boston Conservatory with a Masters in Music in Musical Theatre. He is currently assistant directing for SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston.
Mia  Chiaromonte
Mia Chiaromonte
(FC, UCSD) appeared in "Pancho Villa and The Naked Women" by Jorge Huerta, the "Vagina Monologues" and "Dead Lawyers" at UCSD, and is auditioning in Los Angeles.
Adam  Clark
Adam Clark
who works for Strand Lighting, and his wife, Bianca have one child.
Ann  Closs Farley
Ann Closs Farley
Ann Closs-Farley was nominated for a 2006 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for her outstanding costume design, hair, wigs and makeup for Gorey Stories. She was also nominated three times in the category of 2006 La Weekly Award for Costume Design. She was also nominated for a 2005 Ovation Award for Echo's Hammer at the Boston Court. In the Spring of 2006 she designed a show for the Disneyland Theme Parks, and opened "Hedwig and The Angry Inch!" for Fashion Week at the Roxy in Hollywood. During the 2005 holiday season she appeared on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Calendar section in an article titled "Dressed to the 99's" . Ann designed hair and makeup for her husband Keythe’s play "Bat Boy", which opened off-Broadway at the Union Square Theater in the spring of 2001 to rave reviews, currently appears at theatres throughout the United States, and is being made into a feature film.
Angeline Renee Cook
Angeline Renee Cook
left her position as COO of Diverse Talent Group in late 2007 and formed The Rival Agency: Talent, Literary and Corporate Representation. In addition to being an agent and producer, Angeline has numerous acting and directing credits herself, and is an award-winning playwright/short fiction author.
Kevin  Covey and Joseph Saenz
Kevin Covey and Joseph Saenz
are now wedding/event planners. Kevin is a featured wedding coordinator on Whose Wedding Is It Anyway on the Style Channel. The show airs Tuesday nights at 10pm on Style, and focuses on all the drama of planning a wedding. http://www.kevinsparties.com/whose_wedding.htm http://www.stylenetwork.com/Shows/WhoseWedding
Brandon  Crane
Brandon Crane
(The Wonder Years) and Mike Dunchok appeared in the FCLO production of "Jekyll and Hyde" at Plummer Auditorium. Brandon’s film "Coverage" had its world premiere at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. Brandon is happy to be married and to be a father of a beautiful baby.
Angela Cruz
Angela Cruz

Angela is currently in her last year in the undergrad directing program at UCSB and looking forward to directing/ being Co-Artistic Director of Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble upon graduating. Directing credits include: UCSB: The Gronholm Method by Jordi Galceran (US World Premire), Porque Yo?(by Angela & Company), I Created That! by Alyssa Willams (Original Work), The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage, Food for the Dead, Blue Elephant by Stacy Johnstone (Original Work),La Calavera (by Angela & Company), Hangar Theatre: The Women of Juarez Project (Devised 10min), Desire Desire Desire, Hillbridge High; Breath Of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble: 9ine Digits Away From My Dream (Touring �07-�08), With Empty Pockets y Una Sonrisa (Scholarship Winner); Fullerton College: Soldado Razo (FJC Winner Best of Fest 2004). Asst. Director credits: UCSB: La Ninera; Hangar Theatre: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Reeling, The Possibilities, A Rat�s Mass; BOFLTE: WAC Iraq (Original Work), The Mexican OC. She is looking forward to graduating from UCSB in direction in theatre... Si Se Puede!

Karen  Curry
Karen Curry

graduated from CSUF in 2001 with a degree in Theatre Arts. She had two plays produced as part of the CSUF One Act Festival. "Celtic Knot" made its debut in May of 2000, and "Chemistry" was produced for the 2001 festival. "Celtic Knot" was produced again in November 2001 at the Grand Central Theater of the Cultural Arts Center of Santa Ana and has since been produced several times across the United States. Screen appearances include "Primal Fear" and "The Little Princess" (as an extra, for the fun and costumes of it!). Her most recent stage appearance was in the Fullerton College production of "Sweeney Todd", enjoying a chance to hit those high notes one more time. After having taught high school drama and music for eleven years, she has now returned to professional theatre, working in costuming for Fullerton Civic Light Opera, McCoy Rigby Productions, and Jerome Carr Productions, in Orange County, CA, as well as Moonlight Dinner Theatre near Oceanside, CA. When not working on costuming, she spends her time writing and playing with her granddaughter.

For almost ten years she was in the irish band "The Tinker's Own", as female lead vocalist, as well as playing harp, concertina, pennywhistle, and bodhran. She made two CD's with "The Tinker's Own". The first CD "Old Enough to Know Better" features one of her compositions entitled "Take Me Away",, and her solo vocal "The Bergen" on the second CD, "Bending the Banshee's Ear", made #25 on the World Music charts. Also featured on this CD is her composition "Banshee Devil".

 

Allen Cutler
Allen Cutler

Allen Cutler was born and raised in Whittier California. While still in high school he was accepted into an intensive Stanislavsky workshop at the Pacific Theater Ensemble in Venice CA. The experience proved formative and weighed heavily into his decision to leave high school early in order to attend Fullerton College and its well known theater arts department. There he performed in productions of "The Crucible", "Six Degrees of Separation", "True West", and many more.

At the age of 18 Cutler was signed by The Gage Group, a well established talent agency. He soon began working in film and television projects. He later enrolled at the Los Angeles acting studio of his mentor Howard Fine. After 3 years of intensive training, he was invited to participate in Fine's Master Class, to which he still returns whenever time allows. Allen has appeared in more than 30 film and television productions including "Cold Case", "Without a Trace", and a recurring role on Lifetime's "The Division".

Patrick  Dall
Patrick Dall

originally from Los Angeles County, where he studied theater at Fullerton College and The Groundlings. As an apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Patrick performed in two Humana Festival plays, No.11 (Blue & White) and Backstory. Since moving to New York, Patrick attended classes at the Second City Training Center in NY, has performed numerous shows with The Orphans and now stars in the indie feature film, Four Dead Batteries, about the life of an improv group.

Matt Damico
Matt Damico

 Matt Damico (FC, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Juilliard School) recently finished his third season at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival where he is an Associate Artist. Some of his favorite roles there include: Parolles in All's Well that Ends Well, Iachimo in Cymbeline, and Iago in Othello. Other credits include: House of Gold, Italian Sojourn and The Ballad of Emmett Till (O'Neill Playwrights Conference); Saint Joan (St. Louis Rep); Hamlet, Life is a Dream, Caucasian Chalk Circle (South Coast Rep); Inherit the Wind and Death of a Salesman (Geva Theatre); Camille (Bard Summerscape); Richard II (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); As You Like It (Indiana Rep); Sweet Mercy (NY Stage and Film); Dive, Thief of Man, & Zealot (Guthrie Theater), Othello, Dracula, & Acorn (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Twelfth Night and The Tempest (Colorado Shakespeare), Fizz (The Ohio Theatre), The Duchess of Malfi and Hamlet w/ Sean McNall (Kings County Shakespeare). TV: Law and Order - on the same episode with Eden Espinosa if you can believe it! He is a proud member of a wondrous theater company in NY called Partial Comfort Productions (www.partialcomfort.org).

James De Lira
James De Lira

Is a free-lance set, sound and lighting designer. JD (James De Lira) works for the Disney Co. He volunteers his time as a tech at his local church, he also volunteers in the LA and Orange County community centers for trouble teens. The most memorable Sound design was Roosters by Milcha Sanchez Scott, during that play JD got to work with his good friend Ernie Avila. You can also see his work in the scene shop above the Office, just look for the Pink Cadillac. JD is now happily married.

Amanda  DeMaio
Amanda DeMaio
(FC, CSUF) directed "Steel Magnolias" at the Chance Theatre in the spring of 2001 and her original script "Unrelenting Relaxation" for The Edge of the World Festival in LA in November 2001. The cast included alums Patti Cumby, Cynthia Ryanen and Kara Knappe. Amanda is one of the current leaders of Stages in Fullerton.
Lora Denton
Lora Denton

Lora went on to get her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is fluent in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. She received her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008 from Hope International University in Fullerton.

Ron  Dickinson
Ron Dickinson
moved into the L.A. after college, becoming a driving force in L.A.'s downtown theatre scene at Al's National Bar & Theatre. While there, he starred in dual roles as characters Chunky Puke and D.T. in the West Coast Premiere of Sam Shepard's Shaved Splits, directed by The Actor's Gang alum James Terry. Other roles at Al's include the World Premiere of Showdown in Sonora Town as the irascible Judge Roy Bean. Even while Ron's day gigs have been hectic, as Touring Production Manager for musical super groups such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Ron still managed time to star as St. Michael in the World Premiere of Best Man Wins at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, and reprised his role as the Sergeant in LA. Book of the Dead in an intimate showcase at The King King Club. Ron's showcase work led to such television credits including co-starring roles in the CBS series World's Oldest Rookie with Paul Sorvino and a variety of commercial credits including spots for Milwaukee's Finest, Kirin Beer and ESPN. His film credits include the directorial debut of Jay Roach of Austin Powers fame in Sony Home Video's comedy Zoo Radio starring as Otto, and later co-starring with choreographer Toni Basil and Devo as Bartender Joe in Slaughterhouse Rock. member of Pacific Resident Theatre since 1996, Ron has appeared in Golden Boy as Driscoll, The Swan as Leutzen, A Question of as Eddie, The Scarecrow as Micah, and most recently in the co-op production of Figures as Holly Roller Mike. Ron is currently co-starring in PRT's Writers Group productions of November and We'll do it over the Weekend.
Hai  Doan
Hai Doan
Worked on the European tour of the Peking Acrobats.
Dennis Dunnigan
Dennis Dunnigan
graduated from CSUF with his BA in Theatre Arts. The highlight of his stint at Fullerton was walking down the graduation aisle with fellow FJC friends Keola Simpson and Jill Luevano. In January of 2007, Dennis will be starting his at Chapman University and will soon earn his Master's degree in English.
Darlene Duran
Darlene Duran
is a wardrobe assistant for the Le Reve at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bret Engle
Bret Engle

Bret is a Freelance Scenic Designer and Props Master currently in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a recent graduate from The University of Missouri-Kansas City receiving his MFA in Scenic Design. Originally from Long Beach, California. Bret earned his BA in Technical Theatre from CSULB, having transferred from Fullerton College. He has worked as a Scenic Designer, Scenic Artist, and Props Master in the Southern California Area. His work has been seen at CSULB, Fullerton College, BIOLA University, Cal Rep, and Golden West College.

Bret made his Kansas City debut in December of 2013, designing "Clybourne Park" at the Unicorn Theatre. That production was followed by "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" at UMKC in October 2014 and "The Liar" in April 2015 also at UMKC. Bret has previously been Prop Master for several of UMKC Theatre's productions, as well as the Coterie Theatre, and at the Unicorn Theatre. Bret has recently designed sets and props for the Unicorn Theatre's production of "The Whale" by Samuel D. Hunter & "The Way We Get By" by Neil LaBute as well as the set for "My Old Lady" by Israel Horovitz for Kansas City Actor's Theatre.

Bret is currently the Props Master for The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival as well as the Props Master for the Unicorn Theatre's current season.

Shari  Erickson Young
Shari Erickson Young
is a forensic psychiatric social worker at the Arizona State Hospital. After graduating from Chapman University she earned her masters degree from ASU in social work. In June 2003 she gave birth to her first child Amy Bronwyn named in honor of Bronwyn Dodson.
Eden Espinosa
Eden Espinosa

Born February 2, 1978 in Anaheim, California, Eden is the daughter of Christian composer Eddie Espinosa. She is of Mexican decent and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Eden knew from a young age that she wanted to be a singer, but it wasn't until her high school days that thoughts of Broadway began to creep into her mind. During her college years Eden attended Fullerton College and worked at several Southern California theme parks, where she played roles such as Ariel and Pocahontas. It was during this time that she was discovered by casting directors for Brooklyn (a.k.a. BKLYN), who then introduced her to John McDaniel and Jeff Calhoun. The rest, as they say, is history. Eden was off to NYC after a brief stop in Denver for the BKLYN workshop. Once in the city, much to her delight, she originated the title role of Brooklyn on Broadway. Her first Broadway appearance, however, was not for BKLYN, but for another show you may have heard of: Wicked. Eden was the understudy for Nessarose and the standby for Elphaba in the original cast of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Tony-award winning musical. She performed the lead role several times in Idina Menzel's absence, including a one month stretch while Menzel was out shooting the film Ask The Dust. Later, after BKLYN closed its Broadway run, Eden took over the role of Elphaba and was finally able to make it her own. We're so glad she did.

These days Eden is living once again in SoCal, and after nearly a year of starring as "Elphaba" in L.A.'s open-ended production of Wicked alongside former co-star, Megan Hilty, Eden is at present focusing on a career in film and television. Since her return to L.A., she has appeared in several television spots including turns on NBC's Law & Order and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, cable's Robot Chicken, and ABC's Ugly Betty. Eden has also made several live appearances around town at shows like Upright Cabaret, The KTLA Morning Show, 88's Cabaret, and The Hollywood Santa Parade.

As far as music outside of the theater goes, Eden is a big fan of singer-songwriters like Eva Cassidy, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews. She also listens to a lot of her friends' indie CDs. When asked if she'd like to record her own music, Eden says, "I'd like to record, and I've had a strong notion that I didn't want to do that till I had something to say, my own style, and my own niche."

 

Danielle  Federico
Danielle Federico
graduated from to University of San Francisco and is currently working on a masters degree in stage management at Yale University.
Rachel Federoff
Rachel Federoff

Rachel Federoff appears in Millioinaire Matchmaker on Bravo.     Wanting to utilize her background in booking and casting, Rachel Federoff jumped at the opportunity to work at the Millionaire's Club after watching how much her then boyfriend Destin Pfaff, enjoyed spending time with Patti Stanger. Although Pfaff was hesitant, with a little persuasion, she gave in and she joined the team. Now, Federoff is the VP of Matching and also oversees the company's Registration Department and Gay Division.

Born in the Orange County suburb of Tustin, California, Federoff attended Fullerton College where she studied Psychology and Theater Arts. She loves the vibrancy of city life and enjoys being close to the Hollywood scene. She is a self-described "Jill of all Trades" with a variety of unique interests and abilities including charity work and producing short films.   

 

 

Daniel  Felsenfeld
Daniel Felsenfeld

Composer/author Daniel Felsenfeld's recent commissions include the one-act opera The Bloody Chamber for the Boulder Chamber Opera, a 30-minute music theatre work for Sequitur, a resetting of David Bowie's lyrics for Real Quiet with Theo Bleckmann and Petra Haden, The Poet's Dream of Herself as a Young Girl for mezzo and piano trio to be performed at Stanford University by Amy Schneider and the Harmida Trio, and All Work and No Play, a work for piccolo and piano. His music can be found on the Endeavor and Koch imprints. Felsenfeld is also the author of eight books and hundreds of articles. He teaches at City College and lives in Brooklyn.

 

A very personal account of me and Leonard Bernstein's Mass:
http://www.newmusicbox.org/article.nmbx?id=5730

 

A review, for the Web site of Symphony magazine, of a volume of Britten's diaries and Prokofiev's Journals:
http://www.americanorchestras.org/symphony_magazine/symphony_reviews.html

 

for more information: http://www.danielfelsenfeld.com/felsenfeld-about.html

Mickey Fimbres
Mickey Fimbres
(FC, San Francisco State) Mickey is a staff lighting designer at Impact Lighting in San Francisco, and has been with the company for 10 years. His work mainly consists of lighting design for large scale corporate presentations and events. He dabbled in architectural lighting design for awhile, and still takes on the occasional project, but found that the work lacked the energy of doing live shows. There's nothing like trying to program a 100 moving lights with only 15 minutes before guests walk in.
Mark  Fleshner
Mark Fleshner
formerly worked at the Summit House in Fullerton, now works as the Catering Sales Manager for the Cerritos Performing Arts Center and working on a project for the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
Kelly  Ford
Kelly Ford
Kelly Ford received her MFA, Masters of Fine Arts, degree in Theatre Performance at California State University, Long Beach. CSULB offered comprehensive acting training as well as an opportunity to work as an actress in a professional repertory company setting. The curriculum included Alexander techniques, Laban Efforts, Viewpoints, Gyrokinesis, Plastics, Movement for actors, IPA notation, Fitzmaurice, Linklater, study of modern playwrights, study of Ideologies, Shakespeare, Theatre History and study of a variety of acting techniques such as Konstatine Stanislavisky, Sanford Meisner, Robert Cohen, Michael Shurtleff, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekhov, Viola Spolin, Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. Kelly emerged from this program armed with an extensive knowledge of acting, voice, movement, and theatre history. Additional training includes a BA in Performance from California State University, Fullerton, and a certificate of completion from the Professional Actors Conservatory. At present, Kelly is an Acting Instructor for the Theatre Arts Department at Fullerton College, Riverside College and at Chaffey College. Kelly directed Chaffey College Theatre Arts Department Summer production of As You Like It. In addition to teaching, directing, and choreographing, Kelly is also an actress. Her previous productions include Midsummer Nights Dream (Helena), Dreams of a Sunday Afternoon (Cristina), Pilgrims (Rose), Elfriede's Story (Grete), Lamarck (Sofie), An O.Henry Christmas (Marguerite), The Taming of the Shrew (Kate), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Titania), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero), The Sea Gull (Marsha), Ladies At the Alamo (Joanne), Private Lives (Sybil), Present Laughter (Liz), M. Butterfly (Renee) and Love Letters (Melissa). Her choreography credits include Long Beach Symphony Christmas Celebration, Fantasticks, A Christmas Carole, The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, Seven Brides, Brigadoon, and Sound of Music.
Greg  Fosmire
Greg Fosmire
at FC was Gad in "Joseph", Tom Thumb in "Barnum" and Scarcrow in "The Wiz". He left the theatre after a series of "public humiliations" in 1987. In 1999, he regrouped and began a career as the UNfamous psychadelic lounge lizard Tony Mangini who is currently revolting audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out http://www.beyondbeautyproductions.com to see more on his current projects!
Roger  Freeman
Roger Freeman
passed away in December 2003. He was active at Stages and wrote "The Blue Beetle" for production there. The show was selected one of the "Best of the Year" by the LA Times.
Kelly Fullerton
Kelly Fullerton
Kelly Fullerton is a first year MFA screenwriter at UCLA in the TV Show Runner track. She has her bachelor�s degree in theatre arts with a dual emphasis in acting and directing from UC San Diego. She currently works for The Orange County Performing Artscenter. Previous employers include South Coast Repertory and La Jolla Playhouse.
Marla Gam-Hudson
Marla Gam-Hudson
Marla is proud to be included in the "working in her craft" alumni. With 30 yrs of coaching, directing, writing and teaching theater, she still loves the art and its process. She currently teaches at Long Beach City College and in privately in her studio in Orange. With over 300 productions, she has directed shows from canada to mexico and from coast to coast. She has been a consultant show director for several theme parks run by rodents, frogs and some that are "universally" known. She has had the pleasure of travelling to over 20 countries (some for work and some for lots of pleasure). She has been the producing artistic director for New Voices Playwrights and an adjudicator for ACTF and the FJC festivals. She is most pleased to have some friendships which began in the theater department at FJC. She would love to hear from ya'll: atheaterdirector@yahoo.com
Suzanne Garcia
Suzanne Garcia
Suzanne works as an attorney for a non profit organization that provides free legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence in rural Nevada. She loves traveling and practicing in the old courthouses (Virginia City is particularly cool), but can NOT believe that she is basically performing centerstage for a living. She still prefers to work behind the scenes, but she's getting used to delivering her lines on cue. She lives in South Lake Tahoe with her partner Jeff, who is a craft brewer. When she isn't in the courtroom, she loves to be outside doing just about anything but fishing. She particularly enjoys going camping in the '68 VW bus used in a previous FC production of Hair.
Brianne  Gates
Brianne Gates
(FC, UCLA) appeared in a recent episode of American Dreams on NBC.
Casey Gates
Casey Gates
is currently studying in the BFA acting program at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has completed her first two years and will graduate in 2009. This past year she performed and did the makeup design for Night of the Living Dead, performed in After and The Winged Man, as well as her ensemble written piece Slowly Departing. Her entire 3rd year will be spent studying iclassical text in London at the Globe Theatre working directly with The Globe faculty and directors where she will also perform Cymbeline in March on the Globe stage. While studying at Fullerton she was selected Best Actress for her performances in Cider House Rules, Metamorphoses, and Brighton Beach Memoirs and recieved the Bronwyn Dodson Scholarship.
Debbie  Geer
Debbie Geer
worked on a collection of one acts for Bootstrap Productions in Culver City.
Susie Geiser
Susie Geiser
can currently be seen in 3 different commercials for Capital One, and also spots for Exxon/Mobil and MSN. She also had a small part on Gilmore Girls and has done voice overs for Hannah Montana this year. Her improv group, Captain Creamsicle's Laughateers has appeared at Second City, ACME and Improv Olympic in L.A. See their website at www.thelaughateers.com.
Anastasia  Gittens Champlain
Anastasia Gittens Champlain
graduated from Cal State Long Beach in the Fall of 2002 and then moved to Charlestown Rhode Island in April. She was married in June of 2003. Husband Dennis is a Creative Director for Fox Resort in CT. Anastasia is investigating graduate work in theatre in Nw England.
Pablo Giustorobelo
Pablo Giustorobelo
graduated from cal state fullerton with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts after being awarded an AA in liberal arts and an AA in theatre arts from FCC. Currently teaches Spanish, Theatre, Digital Filmmaking and Falconry at Fairmont Prep Academy in Anaheim. Has directed "The Fantasicks" "A Midsummer Night's Dream" "The Odd Couple; The Female Version" "Antigone; Unveiled" "Rumors" "Charly's Aunt" "The Miracle Worker" "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" "Oscar and Felix" "Little Shop of Horrors" and "School House Rock Live" Pablo lives with his lovely wife Denell Giustorobelo in Anaheim. He will be entering a graduate program in school administration next year.
Steve Glaudini
Steve Glaudini
Steve is thrilled to be back producing as he joins the team at Musical Theatre West in the newly created position of Artistic Director/Associate Producer for the Long Beach company which is entering it's 55th season! Prior to MTW, Steve was an Equity Agent for Kazarian/Spencer and Associates representing the top talents in New York and Los Angeles. For 6 years, Steve was the Executive Director/Producer of Performance Riverside (where Gary Krinke and John Vaughan frequently direct). During his tenure there Steve won many awards...but chiefly the 2004 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Musical for his production of 1776 (which won 5 awards that night...including a win for Steve as Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of the fiery John Adams in 1776).
Alex  Gonzalez
Alex Gonzalez
won her Equity card on a Falcon Theatre production of "Marisol's Christmas".
John  Goodson
John Goodson
recent graduate of Southern Oregon University, has accepted a full contract as a non-equity memeber of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the 2007 season. While at Fullerton College John was responsible for the creation of the Theatre Arts ambassador program, served as Campus One for the Theatre Festival, won two Best Actor awards, and was a ACTF finalist. John is a graduate of South Pasadena H.S.
Mitch  Gordon
Mitch Gordon
is now a happily married songwriter living in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Renee  Griffin
Renee Griffin
Renee Griffin was a regular cast member on the ABC soap Port Charles, playing the part of Danielle Ashley from 1997-8. In 2001 she appeared on the TV series Black Scorpion as the villain Aerobicide. Griffin is best known for her role as Lanie in the cult favorite, The Stoned Age (1994), and as Angel in the the 1991 action film Showdown in Little Tokyo. She also appeared in the films Criminal Affairs, Ladykiller, Number One Fan, Cyborg 2, and Death Match. Renee has guest-starred on High Tide, Dangerous Women, Eye on L.A., and on the CBS hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She studied drama at Fullerton College, where she appeared on stage in such plays as Crimes of the Heart, Philadelphia Story, and The Star-Spangled Girl. Before that she attended Kennedy High School in Long Beach.
Kim  Gunther Jensen
Kim Gunther Jensen
FC, UCI, USC) enjoyed a recurring role on NBC's Daytime Soap "Passions". Since leaving FC in the early 1980s, Kim has appeared in over 100 films, TV shows and commercials and teaches part time at El Camino College.
Kim  Guodace
Kim Guodace
earned a MFA in Arts Administration and worked as a non-profit producer at a contemporary theatre in Kentucky for three years. Next she received a masters degree in education, and taught high school in Cincinnati for two years before accepting her current assignment in Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf.
Bryan Guthrie
Bryan Guthrie
Bryan is married to fellow Fullerton College alum Tara (Brown) and they have two children. Kate is three and Jack who just turned one. Bryan and Tara both work at Whittier Area Community Church. Bryan is the Pastor of Worship and Arts and Tara is the Kid's Church Director. Bryan has two albums available on itunes. "Joy to the World" is a Christmas recording with acoustic guitar and "The WACC Band: Live" is a live worship album that was recorded in 2006. The band toured in Europe this last summer and Bryan and Tara took the kids with them to England, France and Estonia. The most exciting thing that happened in the Guthrie's lives this year was what their church did this last Christmas. WACC had a goal to raise $160,000 to build a pediatric malnutrition hospital in Malawi, Africa. So far over $500,000 has been raised.
Patrick  Gwaltney
Patrick Gwaltney
directed and starred in "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" in Switzerland in November 2000, and has directed numerous productions at Stages in Fullerton. He and Traci Perdue were wed in New York City in the winter of 2003.
Zachary  Hahn
Zachary Hahn
Zachary Hahn has appeared in over 15 murder mystery's for Murder Mystery Players at Dave and Busters, for Table Top Cappers at The Revere House in Santa Ana, and for JPL Productions at The Sycamore Inn in Rancho Cucamonga. He also starred as R.P. McMurphy in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” at Cerritos where he received a Best Actor nomination. He is enjoying the third run of two national commercials, one for Metropolitan Life Insurance and the other for Bosley Medical. He has appeared in over twenty student films, the latest as Uncle Pete in “Touching Down” that has won so far, Jury Prize for Best Film, and Audience Award for Best Film at the 2006 Sacramento Film Festival, Best First Feature and Best Actress at the 2006 Bare Bones International Film Festival. As well as the Bronze (Remi) Award at the 39th Annual Houston Film Festival. He co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced his own film short; a science fiction picture entitled “Motel Z” in 2003. That short film won honors for best student short. He continues to work as an emcee, presenter, entertainer, and trainer, for many of the major 400 corporations.
Dorothy Haley
Dorothy Haley
is currently the Director of Sales for Next Step Consulting, an Executive Search Firm based in Placentia, California.
Amanda Hallman
Amanda Hallman

Amanda graduated from UCSD with a BA in Theatre in June 2007 with honors and was awarded the Chairman's Award for Distinguished Service. She has moved to LA and is working as Coordinator of Donor Services in the Development Department of the Music Center (Los Angeles Performing Arts Center) and preparing to audition for grad schools this winter.

Jay  Hamacek
Jay Hamacek
Is a "glorified PC tech" at Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure. He is also a web designer, computer consultant and former Campus Theatre Manager at FC.
Heather  Heintz
Heather Heintz
Heather is finally getting her degree from Whittier College and during these 3 years has been working for the LA Zoo. She recently filmed a documentary with her sister on Glow worms. She will be taking a trip to Asia to perform Theatre during the summer for a program: Missoula Children's Theatre; next year she will travel to Madagascar to study the Lemur population that is decreasing due to deforestation. With this work she will fulfill the dream of having a documentary show on Discovery Channel! So Far, So Good!
Tony Hicks
Tony Hicks

After his time with the theatre department performing and working on shows, Tony ended up turning his focus to television. He is currently the Associate Producer on the CBS series Mike & Molly. Past shows have included Frasier, My Wife and Kids, Rita Rocks and Back to You to name a few.

Tony Hicks
Tony Hicks

After my time with the theatre dept (1986 to 1989) I moved to L.A. Since 1991 I have been working in television as an Associate Producer / Co-Producer. Credits include Frasier, Wings, Back to You, Rita Rocks, and My Wife and Kids to name a few.

Jana  Hill
Jana Hill
(FC, UCLA) has worked for the Sacramento Music Circus.
Jana  Hill-Dyble
Jana Hill-Dyble

Jana is currently working for 2 couturier companies in London and just finished freelance work making costumes for the Tower of London's 500 anniversary of King Henry the VIII.

Dyan Hobday
Dyan Hobday

has enjoyed reading how her fellow alums have been doing! Dyan currently resides in Orange County with her 11-year old daughter, and still takes to the stage as often as possible.

Joe  Hufferd
Joe Hufferd
is the Theatre Director at Troy High School and performs regularly at the Maverick Theatre in Fulleton.
Laura  Huffman
Laura Huffman
transferred to Chapman University where she is a graphic arts major.
Tom  Hyatt
Tom Hyatt
(FC, UCSD) has taught beginning playwriting to high school students in San Diego and has worked with the Playwrights Project in San Diego. He currently works for the Sledgehammer Theatre in San Diego.
Jonathan  Infante
Jonathan Infante
After leaving the Academy of Arts University, Film School in San Francisco. Jon moved back down to LA and began to work in the independent film scene. Since January he has served as 1st AD and UPM on more then 5 features, 4 award winning shorts and multiple commercials and Music Videos. With two feature films slated and greenlit for 2007 under the company name El Paso Productions, he will serve as UPM on "The Removed" and Production Executive on Wim Wender's and Michael Meredith's "Open Road." He is also a partner in the film collective known as the Filmpunx with fellow allum Steven Garcia. Recently he started a 3rd company, Circle Productions, which creates demo reels and epks, as well as manages commercial and music video productions. Working with other friends in the industry he hopes to be accepted for Steven Spielburgs new TV show "On the Lot" with my award winning short film "3...across" and look forward to a busy year of shooting and producing
Joshua R Insalaco
Joshua R Insalaco
Josh Insalaco is a theatre major at UCI, where he is concentrating on stage management. In the Fall of 2005, he was the Production Assistant/Assistant Stage Manager for The Seagull with FC alum Sarah Ortega as his Stage Manager. In the Winter Quarter he served as Assistant Stage Manager and Production stage Manager for two dance productions. He was recently admitted to the Honors in Stage Management Program here at UCI. jinsalac@uci.edu
Donny Jackson
Donny Jackson

Donny Jackson graduated from Fullerton College in 2007, after receiving his AA Degree in Theatre Arts. While there he was the recipient of both the Paul Scop Memorial Scholarship, and the Marvon Levine Scholarship for Theatre Arts. He has also worked as a Lighting Designer for the Cypress Civic Theatre. Recently he has gone on to obtain his BA Degree in Technical Theatre and Design from California State University, Long Beach. Currently he's working on the pilot of the web tv series, Face of Man as an Artistic Director, and will begin is MFA work in Lighting and Scenic Design in the fall at UCLA.

Terry  Jackson
Terry Jackson
Terry Jackson was a student and Theatre Major at Fullerton College. 1979-1980. He left school to pursue his dream of being a stuntman. During the summer of 1982 he worked the Knott's Berry Farm stunt show and in 1983 started working in movies. He considers his time in the Fullerton College Theatre Department was most invaluable to his success. He already knew a little about jumping off buildings, but it was in Gary Krinke's class that I learned not only about hard work but about being a performer. For this he is most grateful. To see a list of the 219 films in which Terry has appeared see: http://imdb.com/name/nm0414084/
Erik Jens
Erik Jens
Erik was part of the FC theater department from 1984 to 1986, until he enlisted in the U.S. Army to learn languages and see the world, which he got to, pretty much. He studied Russian at a furious pace at the Army language school in Monterey, then was stationed in Germany, where he acted in a number of plays in the Augsburg Community Theater (the finest English-language repertory for hundreds of miles all around). In 1993 he returned to college and earned his English BA and Army commission at UCLA in 1996, spent a couple of years working at Castle Rock Pictures (they wanted an English major who knew Shakespeare--the moral: study what you love, and rewards will come), then headed off to law school in Michigan. He passed the bar just in time to get mobilized back into the Army after 9/11, and never did end up practicing law. Erik is now Working for the Man in DC, where he still talks about Bob Jensen's Guilt Flats (and praises his strict grading on English papers). As of August 2007 he is posted to Afghanistan, whence he welcomes e-mails from old friends and is happy to see so many FC alumni thriving and/or still making terrific theater!
Melissa Johnston
Melissa Johnston
She graduated from Emerson College in Boston and moved to New York, where she is now performing and is the Master Electrician at a 16,000 sq ft ballroom on Wall Street. Recently she has been on hand for the start up of a new company 'Tinc Design and Productions' in which she is a founding member.
Kim  Jones
Kim Jones
(FC, CSUF) married Nathan Baesel and gave birth to their first son, Nathaniel, in June 2003.
Kyle  Jones
Kyle Jones
has appeared as an actor at South Coast Repertory, the Laguna Playhouse, the Attic Theatre, Theatre on Main, and Alternative Repertory Theatre. He enjoyed a continuing role on the ABC series Port Charles and a featured role on the USA Network series Pacific Blue.
Gregory  Joseph Allen
Gregory Joseph Allen
(FC, CSUF) graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BFA in acting in December 2003. Which at CSUF he appeared in "Twelfth Night", "Talented Mr. Ripley", "Arcadia", "Dancing at Lugnasa", "Hamlet", and "Emma". In January 2004 he begins touring witha Utah Shakespearean Festival Production of "Twelfth Night" as Sir Toby Beleh.
Zach  Jovanovich
Zach Jovanovich
is the Technical Director at a theatre in West Hollywood.
Michelle  Knight
Michelle Knight
graduated in 1996 from Cal State Fullerton with her degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Linguistics. She went on to earn a Master's in Cross-Cultural Education and her California teaching credential. She currential teaches high school drama and English. She is also working on a second Master's degree in Theatrical Directing at Roosevelt University in Chicago. In her spare time she hangs out with her six-year old son, Tristan.
Brian  Kojac
Brian Kojac
starred in and directed "Deathtrap" at Stages, a company he started over ten years ago. Joel Beers wrote: "give Kojac props for building a theater that produced more theater and more original plays than any other local company . He inspired and pushed his comrades to produce a theater that will live beyond its founder; the theater has a life of its own." Kojac has appeared as a Fullerton College guest artist in several productions, including "Wallenberg" and "Much Ado About Nothing". Brian will wed FC alum Laura Orlow in July 2006.
Shelleen Kostabi
Shelleen Kostabi
Shelleen Kostabi graduated from The School for Film and Television of New York in May 2006. She can be seen weekly on MNN 34 or online at http://www.namethatpainting.com on New York's most popular underground game show, 'Title This.' Shelleen has been very busy on all sides of the industry, from working at Comedy Central as a freelance writer to producing a music video for Shaggy. She recently orininated a role in a new work by Alberto Bonilla entitled "PS 357" that will be running in London's West End next spring for the American Playwright's Festival. Look for her as the spokeswoman for www.NWHYC.com in 2008, a hip new interactive website launching in the New Year for all things New York. And will be returning to off-Broadway theatre at the end of September in Tony Pennino's, "60 Guilder's Worth" as the first prostitute of New York City!
Peter Kuo
Peter Kuo
graduated from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) where he studied Drama and Business Management. In 2004 he founded the On-Campus Theatre Organization "Diversity University Irvine" (D.U.I.). The organization strives to offer under-represented artist opportunities in Theatre. He received two grants for his work and research with this D.U.I. and has produced over five shows with the organization, directing three of them, including a musical.
Trace  Larson
Trace Larson
(FC, San Francisco State) is teaching English and coaching basketball for Jurupa Valley High School.
Bob Lauder
Bob Lauder

After finishing Anaheim High School, Bob attended Fullerton College. Initially starting with just pre-med classes and a Theatre 101 class taught by George Archambeault, Arch soon talked him into appearing in a small role in "The Taming of the Shrew", and after that, he never looked back. A native of Southern California, Bob Lauder has been performing his entire adult life. He's shared the stage with Eric McCormack (Will and Grace), John Lithgow (Third Rock), Kristen Chenoweth, Robert Picardo (Star Trek Voyager), Cab Calloway, Joel Grey (Cabaret), Phyllis Diller, Marni Nixon, Marvin Hamlisch and comedian Red Buttons. He's had a National commercial running in the U.K. and was featured in the HBOFamily.com internet series "Deadwood". Bob had that sinking feeling but he survived the run as John B. Thayer in the 1st National Tour of "Titanic, A New Musical". L.A. audiences have seen him as the poet, Hajj in "Kismet" and Dr. Engel in "The Student Prince". He's also appeared as Ben Rumson in "Paint Your Wagon" and Juan Peron in "Evita" both earning him Dramalogue Awards, and as Michael in "I Do! I Do!" with his real-life wife Patti Diamond. An accomplished operatic baritone as well, he's sung across the country with opera companies such as Opera Pacific, Dayton Opera and Michigan Opera of Detroit, in roles as Marcello in "La Bohéme", Falstaff in Verdi's "Falstaff", Escamillo in "Carmen", Sharpless in "Madama Butterfly", Bottom in Benjamin Britton's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and as Dr. Falke and Frank in a half dozen New Year's Eve productions of "Die Fledermaus". Together with his wife, Patti, they had a headline act for 6 years on Cruise Ships, and currently run Gate Crashers Entertainment, an event entertainment company out of Las Vegas. Lately, Bob bleaches his beard and hair white every year to sing and dance as Santa Claus in the Fashion Show Mall's Christmas Spectacular, "Believe in the Magic" in Las Vegas, NV with 10 showgirl elves who high-kick alongside him . Lucky Santa Bob.

Alex  Leal
Alex Leal

After graduating Fullerton College in 2001, Alex joined the Navy in 2003 and served 4 years onboard the USS Ronald Reagan. He was discharged honorably in late 2007, and has since then continued his service in the Navy reserves. He recently completed an 18 month mobilization in Kuwait serving as a Navy customs and border agent. He now reports to ACU-1 out of Coronado, San Diego. Additionally, he is currently working full-time as a counter-surveillance operative for a company and has once again decided to pursue his education at Cal State Fullerton. He is looking forward to graduating with a BA in Criminal Justice in Spring of 2015.

Sunset Leigh
Sunset Leigh

Sunset Leigh born and raised in Southern California...Spent much of her time growing up in the dance studio or at Disneyland. She trained professionally starting at a very young age in classic to modern dance disciplines. A Lover of Theater and Drama Sunset attended Fullerton College and spent some of her favorite years up on the Fullerton theater stage. A Lover of Adventure, Very outgoing, Classic, Sassy, Ultra Sexy, Edgy and always willing to try something new. She is a very hard worker and dedicated to everything she is apart of in her professional career and personal life. She's a go getter and will prove to be a patient and well poised model.  Miss Leigh is an Actress, Dancer, Model, Choreographer, Promoter but above all a working artist.

Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matt's film credits include Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College (1993), Serial Mom (1994), Mad Love (1995). Hackers (1995), Scream (1996), The Curve (1998), Senseless (1998), She's All That (1999), SLC Punk! (1999), Wing Commander (1999), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), Summer Catch (2001), Thir13en Ghosts (2001). Scooby-Doo (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), Wicker Park (2004), Without a Paddle (2004), Karas (2006) (Anime OVA) [Voice of Eko], The Groomsmen (2006). Matthew hosted the 25th anniversary of the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival and shot a scene for his MTV diary in the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre in 2005 speaking to the current crop of SRO students.
Louis  Lippett
Louis Lippett
graduated from Cal State Long Beach in December 2001 and is pursuing graduate study in costume design. He married Melissa Scott (FC, CSLB).
Steven Lords
Steven Lords

Steven graduated from Fullerton College with honors, after performing in well over a dozen productions. Since enrolling at Fullerton, Steven has been involved with Comedy Sportz LA, The Groundlings, The Gourmet Detective, and had the honor of being selected as one of 43 international finalists for Juilliard's BFA Acting program in 2008. Steven has since transferred to The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, one of the Midwest's oldest and most respected conservatory programs.  

Andrew Lowery
Andrew Lowery
Andrew Lowery has appeared as an actor in the following films: Nothing (2003) , Cost of Living (1997), Color of Night (1994) , My Boyfriend's Back (1993) , School Ties (1992), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). His television acting credits include: The Conspiracy of Fear, (1996) , "Life's Work" (1996), Clerks. (1995) , "Woman of Independent Means, A" (1995) (mini), "J.F.K.: Reckless Youth" (1993) (mini), "Different World, A" (1987) , Fatal Charm (1990) , Son's Promise, A (1990) , Family of Spies (1990) (TV), Shannon's Deal (1989), "Night Court" (1984), "Baywatch" (1989), "Cheers" (1982), and "Paradise" (1988) . He also served as the writer for the films Nothing (2003), and Boys and Girls (2000) , producer for Nothing (2003) and co-producer for Simon Sez (1999). While at Fullerton College Andy was twice selected Male Performer of the Year (1986, 1988) and was the regional runner-up in the Irene Ryan acting competition for the American College Theatre Festival.
Bryan Madigan
Bryan Madigan
I have founded my own production company in Eugene, OR, Very Small Animal Productions, which I use to mount theatrical productions as well as some audio engineering and design work. But since that doesn't pay very well I joined Pipeworks Software, a video game developer, as a Video Game Designer in 2005. So far I've worked on two Prince of Persia titles for mobile gaming and the new Rampage:Total Destruction. One of my original ideas, The Red Shirt Diaries, is currently in pre-production.
Chelsea Mallon
Chelsea Mallon
is attending USC where she is majoring in theatre arts, (acting emphasis), and psychology. She most recently played Elizabeth in a production of Catholic School girls. Chelsea is also the vice president of the Women's Theatre Organization at USC.
Simran  Mangat
Simran Mangat
(FC, Chapman) and Edward Garcia (FC Cal Arts). Ed graduated from Cal Arts in 2000 and has been working for Disney in production as an audio tech for two years. His handy works includes the Nightmare before Xmas--the layover they did of Haunted Mansion. He also joined IATSE 504 and works at various venues including the Anaheim Convention Center, Verizon Theatre and OCPAC. But he's hoping to get back to designing full time. Ed and Simran have been married for more than five years now and have a son named kshay. Their second child is due in November 2003. To contact them: Narmis@aol.com
Christine  Martin Peterson
Christine Martin Peterson

Christine is a Stage Manager with the Disneyland Resort there she has been the PSM for shows such as, Golden Screams, Jack Sparrow's Swashbuckling Adventure, and many different Special Events. She also is an Equity Stage Manger who works part time with a company who produces Shakspeare for in the schools. Christine is married to Scott Peterson, who she met while working, "Remember...dreams come true," the fireworks show at Disneyland. They both contiune to work at the resort her as an ever moving Stage Manger and him as the Assistant Technical Director for the DCA expansion project.

Carlos  Martinez
Carlos Martinez

Has been residing in the Los Feliz area and is one of the proud founders of the new theater company, Theatre Unleashed, which resides in North Hollywood (NoHo Theatre Arts District.) The company is 1 1/2 years old and going strong. He has been mainly focusing on directing, for the most part, directing original works as well as published ones, such as David Ive's All In The Timing. He was also an alumn of Stages Theater Company (in Fullerton) when it was still a warehouse in Anaheim where he also performed, directed and had a few writing credits under his belt. Carlos received his BA degree in Film Production and Media Arts from Cal State Long Beach and is currently working as the Technical Coordinator in subtitling for Deluxe Digital Studios, Burbank, (a major DVD production company that provides service to all of the major studios for film and television DVD releases.)

John  Massey
John Massey
and Steve Glaudini appeared in the Triumph of Love directed by Gary Krinke in Riverside. In the spring of 2001 John reprised his role of Chairman in FC's production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood".
John Massey
John Massey

John Massey is currently touring the US and Canada playing Howard Cunningham on the 1st National Tour of HAPPY DAYS- A New Musical.

Darci Noelle  Maurer
Darci Noelle Maurer
Darci graduated from UCI with a BA in Drama in 2002. She continued her career at Disney working as an Assistant Stage Manager for the parades department, and was borrowed to work on commercial shoots (like the Snow Globe shoot you see every holiday season). In 2004, she became the Production Coordinator for the Creative Development team at the Disneyland Resort supporting all the Show Directors, Writers, and Artists that designed the new and existing shows all around the resort. However, in 2005 her job moved to Burbank where she became the assistant to the Director of Production for the new Disney Circle Seven Animation Studios that Disney was working on to develop sequels to Pixar films. The first film that was green lighted was Toy Story 3. But, when Disney purchased Pixar in early 2006, that was the end to the studio where Darci worked, and Darci headed back to TV Production at the Disneyland Resort to work on commercial shoots, live broadcasts, and other miscellaneous gigs.
Bob May
Bob May
most recently played Tobi Powell to critical acclaim in Stephen Belber's Match at Capistrano's Orange Curtain Theater. At Orange Curtain, Bob previously directed Lobby Hero and two stagings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and is scheduled to direct The Devil and Daniel Webster and A Child�s Christmas in Wales in late 2006. For over three-and-a-half decades and more than 120 productions throughout the Southland, Bob has played characters as various as Claudius in Hamlet and the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Film/TV appearances include Miss Lonelyhearts for PBS (with Eric Roberts and Arthur Hiller), the video game Angel Devoid, (the featured role of Alfred Hitchcock in) Ghosts of Genius, Alleged Robbery and the independent features The Last Drive-In and Jeepers Creepers. Bob has been a regular at the Irvine Gourmet Detective since 1993, where he performs and has directed, produced and written many original musical comedy murder mysteries. He attended FC as an acting major from 1975 to 79 and regularly serves as a judge at FC's High School Theater Festival. He can be contacted at actorconsultant@aol.com.
Tom  Mcallister
Tom Mcallister
Tom McAllister was hired by MGM Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas to work the Cirque du Soleil KA show
Lisa  McManus
Lisa McManus
(FC, CSUF) is the Assistant Production Coordinator for the television show Strong Medicine. Lisa married Jason Schomas, whom she met working on the show, and lives in Studio City.
Jenni Lynn McMillan
Jenni Lynn McMillan
(FC, UCLA) was awarded an acting internship with the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
Sean  McNall
Sean McNall
graduated from The Julliard School in 2000 and appeared as Octavius Caesar in "Julius Caesar" for Shakespeare in the Park, young Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J., the title character in "Huckleberry Finn" for Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Romeo for both the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and the King's County Shakespeare Company. On May 31, 2003 he married his long time fiancée Abigail Rose Dodge. He was recently invited to join the Residential Acting Company of the Pearl Theatre in Manhattan, where he appeared in "The Rivals", "The Merchant of Venice", and "The Persians" (http://www.pearltheatre.org) In September 2003 his co-authored play, "Columbinus" was the focal point of the Kennedy Center New Play Festival.
Erin McReynolds
Erin McReynolds
Graduated from CSUF in 2002 and is currently working on her MFA in Writing (Fiction) at Queens University of Charlotte North Carolina's low residency program. She lives in Austin, TX and did not marry anyone or have any kids, in accordance with the prophecy.
Tamara Mello
Tamara Mello
began acting in high school, but thought it would be too daunting to pursue as a career. While studying anthropology in her first year at Fullerton College, an agent saw her performing in a local stage production of "Agnes of God, " and encouraged her to try her luck in Los Angeles. Tamara starred in the first production in the newly rededicated Bronwyn Dodson Theatre, To Gillian on Her Thirty Seventh Birthday. She made her screen acting debut as a guest star on "7th Heaven." Her television credits include "What I Like About You" (2004), "JAG" (2004), The Law and Mr. Lee (2003), "Popular" (1999-2001), "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (1999), "Nothing Sacred" (1997), "Boy Meets World" (1997), "Diagnosis Murder" (1997), and "7th Heaven" (1996). Her film acting credits include: Clean (2004/II), Scream at the Sound of the Beep (2002), Tortilla Soup (2001), Rave (2000), She's All That (1999), Spanish Judges (1999), Carlo's Wake (1999), Overnight Delivery (1998), Get a Job (1998), The Beautician and the Beast (1997), Infidelity/Hard Fall (1997), Scorpion Spring (1996), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), and The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993). Tamara also served as the co-producer for Clean (2004/II).
Dan Michelson
Dan Michelson
While attending Chapman Film School in 1994, Dan Michelson worked on the feature film, "The Last Drive-In" with Crossroad Productions, which he co-produced and edited with Brian Kojac, wrapping up the project in 1995. Simultaneously, he co-produced and directed a comedic soap opera spoof entitled "The Young, Dumb and the Restless". He also directed the original comedy "Feds" for television before a live studio audience. Dan's first job in the business was with FutureLight, a division of Santa Monica Studios in 1997. As the manager of the motion capture (mocap) studio, he began to learn about animation for Film (Godzilla), Television (Starship Troopers) and video games (Quake). In February of 2001 he landed his dream job with Electronic Arts, where he was hired to run the Motion Capture studio for EA which included pre-production with the game teams (worldwide) and execution of all shoots. While at Fullerton College Dan was twice recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Theatre Department by winning the Leonard T. Elbertsen Award.
Dan  Miller
Dan Miller
(UCI, FC, NYU) works with Todd Faux (FC, CSUF) in the Design Department at Knott's Berry Farm.
Emily June Miller
Emily June Miller
is currently stage managing Sensational Showtunes at Performance Riverside. This marks her fourth production there. Also this spring she will be PSM for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Redlands Civic Light Opera. This will be her last show in CA before she moves to New York to finish her bachelors at S.U.N.Y Purchase in the Design/ Technology Program.
Michael  Miller
Michael Miller
(FC, Chapman) writes for OC Weekly and has been an active company member at Stages.
Jessica  Millhouse
Jessica Millhouse
started a club for Los Angeles based actors in Summer 2004. For more information, please visit The Actors Club.
Bill  Mittler
Bill Mittler
William Mittler was educated at UCLA and was awarded his MFA in 2004. He is an adjunct theatre professor here at Fullerton College as well as Chaffey College and Riverside Community College. As a founding member of Stages Theatre Company in Orange County he has had over 20 of his original works produced including. Snow Angels, Witches Roommates and Lovers, So Alone, A World in Love, Gratuitous, Ticklepants, Decadence, Paradise, Forever, The Demon, and Mother's Daughter. He was awarded a grant from California Council for the Humanities in 2006 for his production of Tales from the Canyons, The Olinda Story, at the Curtis Theatre in Brea. Other awards include Anita and Everette Farnsworth Scholarship, Fullerton College, 1993 Best Ensemble, Ticklepants, "OC Weekly", 1998 Playwright of the year, "OC Weekly", 2001 Best Director, "OC Register", 2001 Best Play, So Alone, "OC Register", 2001 James Pendleton Foundation Award, UCLA, 2003 and the Marianne Murphy Award, UCLA, 2003. Besides being an award winning playwright and director, William is a light designer, stage carpenter, and actor. He was last seen on the stage in 2007 as Claudius, in Hamlet, alongside Fullerton college students and alumni.

 


David  Monderine
David Monderine
who enjoyed a two-year run of stand-up comedy at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, has turned to animation voice-over work and just completed a few episodes of a Japanese Animae called "Rurouni Kenchin."
Ellen Monocroussos
Ellen Monocroussos

Ellen Monocroussos is an accomplished lighting designer with over five hundred plays, dances, and operas to her name. Among the shows she has designed are, "The Exonerated" (National Tour, The Actors' Gang), "Grendel" (Circle X, Open Fist Theatre), "Brazilian Nights" (John Anson Ford Amphitheatre), "Hallelulyah" (Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble), and "Little Shop of Horrors" (Vital Express Perfoming Arts Center).  She also was the Assistant Lighting Designer on Tokyo DisneySeas theme park for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Legoland theme park for Gallegos Lighting Design.  She recieved an LA Weekly Production Design Award and has been nominated for an Ovation Award, NAACP Theatre Award and Lester Horton Dance Award.       http://ellendesign.net/

Kelly  Montanio
Kelly Montanio
(UCLA) studied acting at the Actors Studio in New York City.
Allen  Moon
Allen Moon
is an Artists’ Manager at David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives, whose clients include Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Diavolo, The Actors’ Gang & Kronos Quartet, amongst others. He was a member of Diavolo Dance Theatre and toured five seasons with the company as well as producing numerous projects with the company. Mr. Moon received his undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Cailfornia, Irvine. Prior to that, he participated in the Fullerton College’s High School Theatre Festival, Standing Room Only program and appeared in FC’s production of The Diviners.
Ashley Morales
Ashley Morales

Ashley Renee Morales was born and raised in San Diego,California. Ashley grew up in front of the camera starting at the age of 5, producing and acting in home made remakes of "Snow White" and a made up sitcom called "Gemma's Point", with her best friend. Ashley started performing on stage at the age of 8 with dance and gymnastics. In High school Ashley was set on becoming a cartoonist but then found a creative outlet in the theatrical arts. She starred in all the school plays and was even chosen to be student director for "Bang,Bang, You're Dead"(a show about school shootings). Ashley was also chosen and given a scholarship to attend The Old Globe Shakespearean Conservatory, where she learned classical acting, set design, stage makeup technique, etc. She then starred as Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth", her first Shakespearean play. After high school, Ashley attended Fullerton College to further her studies in Theater acting. She then got the opportunity to work with Ron Michelson (The Ditech Guy) for Film/Commercial acting training, and also took work shops with Fullerton College Alumni Mathew Lillard (Shaggy on Scooby Doo). All of her acting coaches/teachers suggested that she become a Film actor instead because of her subtle more realistic impulses when delivering lines. Ashley now lives in Colorado where she is breaking her way into the Indie film scene. Ashley is an active member of AEC studios where she is furthering her acting career and honing her acting abilities.

Colette  Naffaa Puoci
Colette Naffaa Puoci

After receiving her BA in Theatre from CSUF Colette Naffaa Puoci served as Casting Assistant at South Coast Repertory for 9 seasons. Some of her fondest memories include watching alumns Nathan Baesel and Matt D'Amico on the SCR stages. She and husband Mike are living in Seattle with their four daughters.

Brian  Newell
Brian Newell
directed "Stalag 17" at Stages with FC alums Brian Kojac, Joey Hufferd, Chris Allison, KC Mercer, John Gaw, and Matt Freeman in July 2001, and has created The Maverick Theatre at The Block in Orange and the current Maverick Theatre in Fullerton.
Oanh Nguyen
Oanh Nguyen
In 1999, Oanh co-founded The Chance Theater, where he is currently Artistic Director. His most cherished projects as a director are "Undeclared...", "Is Pepperoni a Vegetable? and other mysteries of love", "The Stroop Report", "But I Don’t Feel Grown Up", "Three Days of Rain" (O.C. Register’s Top Ten of 2002 and Best Directors of 2002), "Bash", "Lee Miller: The Angel and The Fiend" (commissioned by and performed at the Getty Museum), "The Fantasticks", "Lord of the Screen…" (O.C. Weekly Nominee - Best New Play), "Goodnight Children Everywhere" (Nominated for 6 OC Weekly Awards, including Best Production and Best Director), "Tape", "Closer Than Ever" (L.A. Times Critic’s Pick), "Porcelain" (2005 GLAAD Media Award Nominee - Outstanding L.A. Production, Back Stage West Critic’s Pick, O.C. Register’s Top Ten of 2005, and Nominated for 3 OC Weekly Awards, including Best Production and Best Director), "Cabaret" (Back Stage West Critic’s Pick), "The Laramie Project" (Recipient of 2005 Arts Orange County Grant), and "The Last Five Years". Among a number of national commercials, Oanh’s television and film credits include "American Dreams", “Party of Five”, “The Beast”, “Andy Richter Controls the Universe”, "The Closer", Jonathan Frakes' "Clockstoppers”, third billing in Jean Jacques Annaud’s “Two Brothers” starring Guy Pearce, and will be appearing in the feature film "All In" starring Michael Madsen.
Ramsey  Nunn and Jennifer Harrison
Ramsey Nunn and Jennifer Harrison
are a married couple, and the proud parents of Zoë.
Artie O'Daly
Artie O'Daly
continues to persue an acting career in Los Angeles and recently shot scenes on Veronica Mars, Help Me Help You and Scrubs.
Jovan  Olague
Jovan Olague
Jovan Olague (FC) has worked as a stage manager for shows produced at the New Conservatory Theatre, The Jewish Community center of San Francisco, the San Francisco Fringe Festival, Summer Repertory Theatre, Luther Burbank Auditorium, Newman Auditorium, Whittier Playhouse. At Fullerton College Jovan was a theatre festival leader, stage manager, and director who touched all elements of our theatre program. Among the artist that he has worked with are: Kelly Ground (Le Miz National Tour); Lisa Vroman (Phantom of The Opera); Ton Amendola (StarGate); Patrick Levis (Maybe It's Me); Teresse Genecco,George Maguire(The Pursuit of Happyness), Hope Alexander, Ed Decker,Cate Caplin, Jules Aaron, Frank Zwolinski, mollie boice, and many, many more. He stage-maanged the World Premiere of "Crucifixion" by prolific playwright Terrence McNally (where he worked one-on-one with the playwright for a few weeks). He also was the PSM for "Simply Sondheim: 75th Birthday Salute" which it's own cast recording was released in 2006 (purchase online). He will be producing the San Francisco debut of Disney's High School Musical with the permission of Disney Theatrical's producer Tom Schumacher. He will also stage- mange "The Bill Irwin Event" starring Tony-Award winner, Bill Irwin (who is currently starring with Kathleen Turner in the National Tour of Edward Albee's Who's Afriad of Virginia Woolf) And will direct a new version of Bye, Bye Birdie in the summer of 2008.
Sarah  Ortega
Sarah Ortega
Sarah Guadalupe Ortega is an O.C. native, born and raised in Anaheim, CA. She received her A.A. in Theater Arts with High Honors from Fullerton College, her B. A. in Theater from U.C.L.A.'s School of Theater, Film, and Television, and her MFA in Drama (Stage Management) at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of The Arts. She is the proud recipient of the Everett and Anita Farnsworth Scholarship at FC, The Florence Theil Hersher Award at UCLA, and The Leo Freedman Foundation Fellowship Award for all three years at UC Irvine. She studied classical piano and worked in the music business with her father for the first quarter of her life. Sarah also worked in a myriad of capacities on various special events (including the Balloonart production team for the 1984 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, various corporate industrial/trade shows, concerts, and magic illusion productions) for the last 23 years. A member of Actors' Equity, her professional theatrical experience includes working on the stage management teams at The Intiman Theatre (Seattle), The Geffen Playhouse, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, Shakespeare Festival/LA, The Latino Theater Company, and Opera Pacific. She was the production stage and company manager of The American Indian Dance Theater for over four years, as well as, the production stage manager of The Resident Theater Company Director's Festival at Fullerton College 1998-2005. She is currently the Fullerton College Theatre Arts Department Production Manager (email:sortega1@fullcoll.edu) and honored to be the Festival Director of the 2008 High School Theatre Festival, the largest festival of its kind on the west coast. Sarah is also blessed with Douglas, her perfect soul-mate, and their beautiful son, Jack Francis Hosner, born in December 2006.
Jesse Patch
Jesse Patch
Jesse graduated the North Carolina School of the Arts in 2005. He then spent 3 months backpacking all around Europe, and is currently "living the dream" in New York City.
Laci  Patterson
Laci Patterson
gradated from Chapman University as a Theatre major.
Sharon Paz
Sharon Paz

Graduated from TISCH School of the Arts at New York University. Working as a talent agent at an amazing agency representing some incredible actors and loving every minute if it.

David C. Pecoraro
David C. Pecoraro

David C. Pecoraro Invites Entertainment Industry to Contribute to iPad Book Project.

ANAHEIM, California-March 31, 2010- "With Apple's iPad, the technology is now available to create an interactive, media rich, iterative text book with real-time interactivity," says David C. Pecoraro, a professor of theatre at Vanguard University of Southern California.

He is inviting all entertainment professionals who were once in a high school / drama production to recall their stories from the high school years and provide advice to current high school students. These stories, combined with customized educational information and industry news will work together to create an educational product with high value. Stories are submitted via the Company Shepherd website.

Company Shepherd, L.L.C., a newly formed company, produces high quality educational products and services for the next generation of entertainment professionals. Pecoraro has been teaching students of theatre immediately following their graduation from high school for the past 30 years. A percentage of the proceeds from the digital publication will provide scholarships for high school students and funds for Discovery Arts, bringing music, art, dance and drama to children with cancer.

Interview Contact: Professor David C. Pecoraro
Telephone: 714-875-3284
professor@companyshepherd.com
http://www.companyshepherd.com
Company Shepherd, L.L.C.

Nicholle  Pendergraft (Lyall)
Nicholle Pendergraft (Lyall)

Nicholle Pendergraft (Lyall) graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She then attended Joe Blasco Makeup Center West and began a career as a Hollywood makeup artist. She married her long time boy friend Jason Pendergraft in 2005 and moved to Austin, Texas in 2006. She resides now in Las Vegas and is living her dream life working as a makeup artist for Disney's The Lion King and learning how to be a great new mom.

Jonny  Peterson
Jonny Peterson
graduated from Carnegie Melon University and has performed at the O'Reilly Theatre in Pittsburgh.
Mitch Pileggi
Mitch Pileggi

Born April 5, 1952, in Portland, Ore., Mitch Pileggi was raised literally all over the world. The Pileggi family moved several times because Mitch's father was a subcontractor for the Department of Defense. After high school, Pileggi attended Fullerton College; the University of Maryland branch college in Munich, Germany; and, after working briefly for the Defense Department, the University of Texas. There, Pileggi became involved with regional theater, performing in such productions as Jesus Christ Superstar, Lone Star and Bent. After landing a few small parts on television, Pileggi made the move to Los Angeles.
Pileggi's feature-film credits include Flash of Genius, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Woodshop, The X-Files movie, Basic Instinct, Gun Shy, Three O'Clock High, Return of the Living Dead Part II and the lead role in Wes Craven's Shocker. On television, Pileggi is best known for his longtime recurring role as F.B.I. Assistant Director Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Dallas and has made numerous appearances on such series as In Plain Sight, Criminal Minds, Brothers & Sisters, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Reaper, Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy, Cold Case, CSI, Nip/Tuck, The A-Team, China Beach, ER and the short-lived X-Files spinoff The Lone Gunmen. He has appeared in the telefilms Absolute Strangers, Trapped and Knight Rider 2000, and he hosted the popular series of FOX specials entitled Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed.

Mitch  Pileggi
Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi is well know for playing the character Col. Steven Caldwell, who is attached to Team Atlantis as the commander of the intergalactic battle cruiser Daedalus. Born April 5, 1952, in Portland, Ore., Mitch Pileggi was raised literally all over the world. The Pileggi family moved several times because Mitch's father was a subcontractor for the Department of Defense. After high school, Pileggi attended Fullerton College; the University of Maryland branch college in Munich, Germany; and, after working briefly for the Defense Department, the University of Texas. There, Pileggi became involved with regional theater, performing in such productions as Jesus Christ Superstar, Lone Star and Bent. After landing a few small parts on television, Pileggi made the move to Los Angeles.


Pileggi's feature-film credits include The X-Files movie, Basic Instinct, Gun Shy, Three O'Clock High, Return of the Living Dead Part II and the lead role in Wes Craven's Shocker. On television, Pileggi is best known for his longtime recurring role as F.B.I. Assistant Director Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Dallas and has made numerous appearances on such series as The A-Team, China Beach, ER and the short-lived X-Files spinoff The Lone Gunmen. He has appeared in the telefilms Absolute Strangers, Trapped and Knight Rider 2000, and he hosted the popular series of FOX specials entitled Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed.

Andrew Pinon
Andrew Pinon
Andrew is living in Los Angeles. He co-wrote and co-stars in the upcoming Independent Feature "OFF THE LEDGE" from Cordova Pictures. Go to www.offtheledgemovie.com for more information.
Steve  Porter
Steve Porter
appeared in "Embedded" at The Actors' Gang in Hollywood, directed by Tim Robbins in 2003. He remains active in film and televsion. (http://www.theactorsgang.com)
Ron Ranson
Ron Ranson
Attended "FJC" in the days of black and white TV programs. Was active in the theatre department as well as student body president. Received an MFA in design and technical theatre from UCLA and taught English in Nepal with the Peace Corps before beginning to teach at Rio Hondo College for over a decade. Recently retired from teaching design at UC San Diego. Continues to freelance designs around the west. Now has produced a spectacular DVD on Austrian snowglobes ("A Snowglobe Christmas") www.snowglobechristmas.com
Alyson Reed
Alyson Reed

Alyson Reed, who attended Fullerton College, made her Broadway debut in Bob Fosse's Dancin' and was nominated in 1984 for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her interpretation of Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn and won a Tony Award in 1988 for Best Performance by a featured Actress in a Musical. She starred as Cassie in the film version of A Chorus Line at the age of 26, a role she'd previously played on the roadAlyson Reed grew up in Anaheim and attended Anaheim High School, where she graduated in 1976. She was a varsity songleader for two years, and was ASB President as a senior. She began performing in high school, and one of her major roles was as Nancy in a school production of Oliver! Alyson also performed as Alice in Wonderland at the Disneyland theme park. She next attended Fullerton College.

Reed made her Broadway debut in Dancin' in 1978. Additional theatre credits include Dance a Little Closer, Cabaret, A Grand Night for Singing, and Marilyn: An American Fable. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Cabaret and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for Marilyn.

Reed's most notable screen role was Cassie in Richard Attenborough's film adaptation of A Chorus Line, and she also appeared in the comedy Skin Deep with John Ritter. Her many television credits include Matlock, L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, The X Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Nip/Tuck, Crossing Jordan, Numb3rs, Boston Legal, and NYPD Blue.

Most recently, she has become known to younger viewers for the role of Ms. Darbus in the highly popular Disney Channel movie High School Musical and its sequel High School Musical 2.

For more information, see http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/alyson-reed/139279

Julie  Remala
Julie Remala
Graduated from El Dorado High School in Placentia, California, in the class of 1995.Attended Fullerton College and Cal State Fullerton, both in Fullerton, California (CSUF). Spent two months in Europe in 2001. Currently studies the Yale School of Drama Acting Technique under Gregory Berger-Sobeck at the Berg Studios in Los Angeles. Penned a sitcom pilot with writing partner Artie O'Daly.
(FC, CSUF) returned from two months in Europe in 2001 and enjoyed working on the film "High Crimes" with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. She performed in DIRFEST 2002.
Jeanette  Rivas (Barbrick)
Jeanette Rivas (Barbrick)
After leaving Fullerton College Jeanette moved to San Francisco and continued studying acting at the Marin Shakespeare Company as well as taught at the Marin Shakes company, and have been active in the theater community. She has been happily married for 9 years with 2 beautiful children and now owns a home in beautiful Bend Oregon while pursing acting in local film/theatre. While at Fullerton College Jeanette directed a one act play "No Exit" and was member of Stages and Kaymon Productions from 1993-4.
Chuck Rogers
Chuck Rogers
tranferred from Fullerton College in May 1998. He is the Theatre Production Manager for the Saddleback College Fine Arts Division, and the Saddleback Civic Light Opera in Mission Viejo, CA. He also works with the city of Brea as a theatre technician. Chuck earned his BFA in theatre from Stephens College (Columbia, MO) in 2000 and his MFA from CalArts (Valencia, CA) in 2005. Chuck is engaged, and will be married to a beautiful tall redhead on Groundhog Day 2008.
Lisa  Rohr
Lisa Rohr
Lisa is married to screenwriter Hugh Sterbakov and lives with their dog is West Hollywood. She is currently producing two feature films.
Adrian G. Romo
Adrian G. Romo
As of 2008 Adrian is working at Disneyland as a member of Tech Services. Adrian ended his 19 years at Knotts Berry Farm and his 2 years at Medieval Times using his vast experiences there to the happiest place on earth.
Roxanne Rosas
Roxanne Rosas
After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor's degree in Theater Design & Production, Roxanne has traveled the world as an entertainment technician aboard the Queen Mary 2. She has recently returned to California and will be resuming freelance work as a lighting/stage technician with Video Tech Services. And also as a light board op for Pirates Dinner Adventure.
Bryan Rowland
Bryan Rowland
I absolutely loved my time at FC with the Theatre Department, it was the only thing I think about when remembering being a student there. I went north to CSU Sacramento and became a Therapist. I have been in the field in some form since I graduated in 97'. I married Ami in 2002 (incredible woman), became a father when Ethan was born in 2004, and am very lucky to have the family I have. Ami & I are both very active in the non-profit sector of Southern California. I still keep in touch with Mary Thornton, Cress Williams (rarely) and Kim Guodace (just saw her at Mary's wedding, along with Cress). I judged once at the HS Theatre Festival and the talent's still coming into FC. The faculty at FC are one of a kind as was the experience.
Sasha  Ruiz
Sasha Ruiz
transferred to Mount Saint Mary's college in Los Angeles.
Scott  Samson
Scott Samson
Scott's play "Really Useful People" recently won a playwriting contest at Tony Award winning regional theater South Coast Repertory where a staged reading of the full-length play was present on March 27. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway in New York City, San Francisco and Southern California. He sold his first screenplay in 2000 and has worked in development with a producer for Paramount Television. He is currently working as a full-time writer and planning to go to grad school for his MFA in Creative Writing. He received his Theater Arts degree from U.C. Berkeley.
Eric Satterberg
Eric Satterberg
Hello Theatre!! I went to Fullerton College between 2000-2001. Most of my time was spent at the Theatre department doing the directors festivals and scene study. Bob Jensen and Arlyn Mcdonald were my teachers. I would also sit in on classes taught by Forrest Robinson who I think secretly was a Theatre God. I transferred with the help of your department to Chapman University where I pursued my BFA in Arts. In 05' I graduated... to Serving tables at several restaurants in LA and Orange County. Then I woke up and started to pursue Acting aggressively and relentlessly. I threw away my ego and studied hard. Asking questions. DUMB questions. SMART Questions. Actors should never fear (anything) asking questions. I used to buy into the idea that if I were to ask a question to an industry professional that I would be put on a list that everyone saw and that I would be exiled from Hollywood. Actors: Do not fear anyone or any body! It is your path and you are in charge. Now I audition and book work in TV (iCarly), Film (Like Crazy), and Commercials (Samsung, Ebay, NFL). I love my life. I could not be where I am today with out the education this and other schools have provided for me. I am forever in your debt for arming me with the tools to find the truth. Thank you http://ericsatterberg.com
Jenileigh Sawatzke
Jenileigh Sawatzke
Is currently working for " Anti Gravity" which is a corporate acrobatic company. She also was recently crowned Miss Wyoming America 2006-07 and will be competing for Miss America in January 2007. You can watch her live on CMT January 29th. She is also waiting acceptance to veterinarian school. You can see pictures of her on http://www.misswyoming.org. Please sign the guest book!
Kat Scofield
Kat Scofield
Kat Scofield graduated from CSUF with a degree in Biological Anthropology in 2002. After moving to Connecticut, she worked several years as a Celebrity Personal Assistant and then gave up the business for married life. She wed in April 2004 and currently lives outside of Portland, Oregon. She threatens to return to the stage and screen one day. . .
Jason  Scott Lee
Jason Scott Lee
Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but was raised in Hawaii. He caught the acting bug when he returned to LA at the age of nineteen. There he enrolled in an academic program at Fullerton College, but swiftly turned to acting after taking an acting class and working on productions there. In the mid-1990s, he had a few leading roles in feature films, probably the best known in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. He currently owns the Ulua Theatre, which opened in 2005, where he performed as Pale in the production of "Burn This.". His film credits include Dracula III (2005), Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005) (V) (voice), Timecop 2: Berlin Decision (2004), Lilo & Stitch (2002) (voice), Arabian Nights (2000) (TV), Soldier (1998), Tale of the Mummy (1998), The Jungle Book (1994), Picture Bride (1994), Rapa Nui (1994), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), Map of the Human Heart (1993), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Born in East L.A. (1987)
Laurie  Shaffer Ng
Laurie Shaffer Ng
the wife of a pastor turned comedy sports actor, performs as Barbie for Mattel toys and was selected Mrs. California in 2002.
Brian  Silvas
Brian Silvas
In 2004 Brian did something he never thought he would do again, he went back to school. Brian now works at Long Beach Memorial Hospital as a Certified Occupational Therapist working with adult patients in all phases of their acute rehab. A typical daily case load can include cardiac, neuro, ortho, pulmonary, oncology, and general wound patients, and more often than not, all of them. a whole new meaning to audience participation.
Keola Simpson
Keola Simpson
A graduate a CSUF in 2004, Keola retired from the "college student for life" program after a lengthy career. Now, after a one year detour to the "real world" Keola is now back on the audition circuit in LA. For better or worse.
Keola Simpson
Keola Simpson

Keola Simpson (FC, CSUF) recently assist. directed 'Girls In Trouble' at The Flea Theatre in New York and appeared in a staged reading of Alex Wolff�s new musical 'What Would Woody Do?' with Tony Shalhoub. Other New York credits include: Adam Rapps 'Classic Kitchen Timer'; Will Eno�s 'Unum'; Bathsheba Dorans 'Parents Evening'. Keola is a proud member of The Bats Theatre Company in New York.

Joseph  Solomon
Joseph Solomon
wed Sara Carrillo on September 22, 2000 in Chino.
Steve  Spehar
Steve Spehar
(FC, San Francisco State), who lives in NYC, spent the summer of 2001 performing in "Comedy of Errors" for the New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival, which utilizes the unrehearsed First Folio technique. His play "Frontier" which was produced in FC's DIRFEST 2003 and was directed by Joel Beers, and starred Nick Boicourt and Bradwhitfield - was selected one of the Best of the Fest.
Andrea  Stevens Morgan
Andrea Stevens Morgan
At Fullerton College Andrea Morgan teaches Acting, Improv, Oral Interpretation and serves as the Artistic Director of the Fullerton College Playwrights Festival. FC directing credits include: The Cider House Rules Parts 1 & 2, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Empathy, University of Mishegoss, W.A.S.P. and The Beggar or the Dead Dog. She held the title of voice and dialect coach on several shows and is also an alumnus of Fullerton College. Life outside of Fullerton has been vast. She directed Eva Peron and the Fourth Reich at Los Angeles Jewish Theatre and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and The Snow Queen at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Andrea’s first love is acting and she has performed in regional theatre all over the country including American Players Theatre WI, Madison Rep, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Bailiwick and Circle Theatre in Chicago, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Boreum Hills Art Center NYC, Pasadena Shakespeare Co, Berkeley Rep, Marin Theatre Co. and the Asian American Theatre in San Francisco. Andrea is a member of the highly acclaimed Independent Shakespeare Co. in Los Angeles and has performed in Henry V, Macbeth, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III and in summer 2006 is playing in as You Like It. Abroad she toured the South of France with Richard III and performed in the International Classical Theatre Company’s Mother Courage on a disarmed American Missile base in Germany. Andrea received her Master of Fine Arts in Classical Theatre from The Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware.
Cody  Storts
Cody Storts
a stunt man at Knott's Berry Farm, served as Fight Choreographer for the FC production of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in 2002.
Kimberly Stovall
Kimberly Stovall
attended Fullerton College in 91/92 and is now living in Texas. She is an International Flight attendant, loves her job but does miss acting.
Randolph
Randolph "Randy" Stripling
A member of the FC Theater family for 10 years, from 1981 to 1991, working the wings, acting workshops, Wilshire Studio, Studio Theater, (now called The Bronwyn Dobson Studio), Campus Theater, and the Muckenthaler in productions of, Cabaret, Fiddler, Streamers, Equus, Cuckoo's Nest, Children of a Lessor God, Mister Roberts, Tracers, Dracula, Tracers( Edinburgh) Little Shop of Horrors. Randy now resides in Austin, TX, and has film and TV credits that include, October Sky, Lone Star, Rough Riders, Hard Ground, Friday Nite Lites. Randy will announce as a candidate for the U.S.Senate from the State of Texas in the general election of 2008 as an Independent. The former United States Marines, Viet Nam Veteran is married to Pamela J. Heidebrink of Garden Grove, and the father of three, Kellye, Aaron, and Ashley.
Mark Christian Subias
Mark Christian Subias
Mark attended Fullerton College in 1988, where he appeared as Touchstone in As You Like It. Today Mark lives in New York City and has spent the past nine years as a theatrical literary agent. Mark started at William Morris Agency, where he represented playwrights Edward Albee, Adrienne Kennedey and Tina Howe; and as of 2004, he is the principal of Mark Christian Subias Agency, where he represents playwrights and directors including Will Eno, Itamar Moses, Kia Corthron, Anne Carson, Les Waters and others.
Mayra  Teti
Mayra Teti
Mayra Teti recently earned a BFA in Dance Performance at Chapman University. Prior to her graduation, she was honored as the 2002-03 Choreographer of the Year. She has studied with various well-known choreographers and teachers, such as David Parsons, Sean Greene, Dale Merrill, Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, Kristen Olsen Potts, Erin Landry, and Robert Salas.

Mayra's credits extend to theatre productions as well. They include Sweet Charity at the Buena Park Civic Theatre and 1940's Radio Hour at the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre, and other local productions. Mayra is also a member of a pick-up company DAS Dance, the recipient of the Engman Award at the Dance Under the Stars Festival for one of its repertoire Mon Prison Ma Chambre
Mary  Thornton
Mary Thornton
starred in "A New York Minute" at the Jewel Box Theatre in L.A.
Tiffany Denise Turner
Tiffany Denise Turner
graduated from Emerson University, Boston, in May 2006 and is moving to New York to pursue acting.
Danny  Unger
Danny Unger
transferred to San Francisco State University.
Matt  Usi
Matt Usi
Matt Usi (FC, UCLA) designed a projection system for the "Blogger Project" at UCLA and is working on his senior project entitled "The Shadows of Nagasaki." Matt is also serving as an intern in the Developmetn Design Department at Scenario Design, Inc. in Los Angeles. Matt writes, "I can't thank you all enough, I am who I am because of all of you. Although I maybe graduating from UCLA, I am still a Fullerton College Theater Arts Student first and foremost. I will always be, One of Steve's Kids, Jim's pain, Chuck's Stage Manager, Mela's Rental costume finder, Arlyn's Designer, Gary's Crew and Bob's Student."
Kat van Schaik
Kat van Schaik
I took over the Theater Department at Chino Hills High School! My first semester of learning included setting off the fire alarm on the second night of a production. This never happened when Krinke was directing! It did put the focus back on me-- and we all know how I love attention! Wish me luck--I really need it! :)Kat
Patrick Varon
Patrick Varon
Patrick works for Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson/Taper/Douglas) in development. In addition to his duties for CTG, in 2005 he co-founded Project 601 , a professional theatre collective based at the Music Center Annex. As Artistic Director he contines to direct workshops and readings of new and noteworthy plays. Patrick recently directed "The More Things Change" by Doug Young Peters for the USC/MPW program at the 24th Street Theatre (April 2006). In addition, he also participated in the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab West at the Pasadena Playhouse (May 2006). His next workshop (July 2006) is "Love Water" by Jacqueline Wright, core member of LA's Dog Ear playwrights collective.
Julian Vazquez
Julian Vazquez
Julian appeared in two musicals at his church, The Rock, where he played Ciaiphis - The High Priest in "The Choice," and The Mayor in "Miracle on Main Street." In April '06, Julian was selected as Southern California Producer/Director for Mystery Dinner Theater. He also serves as Game Host on "He Said She Said," a spoof of "The Newlywed Game," before live audiences. These shows are performed in many venues, including Dave & Buster's at the Irvine Spectrum and at The Block. He continues to pursue the second production of a new musical called "Bert n' Eddie", the story about Bert Williams and Eddie Cantor www.bertneddie.com . Julian served as Associate Producer of its successful first run at Pierce College in January 2005 . He discovered the actor who played Eddie Cantor (Graham Fenton) who is now playing Franki Valli in "Jersey Boys" on Broadway. He booked a spec commercial, and a marketing video for The Laser Eye Center in Fullerton in 2007 . This year, 2007, marks the fourth year of production of his TV show, "Inside the Industry," a show that gives insight to the struggles and victories made by people in the entertainment industry. The show airs weekly in Orange County on Channels 95, 97, and 98 covering the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Santa Ana, Placentia and Yorba Linda. Recently, Theatrical Producer, Peter Schneider (The Lion King and Sister Act,") was interviewed. That show aired in Los Angeles and will soon air in OC. In October, 2007 he interviewed David Cuden, writer and lyricist for the musical "Jekyll and Hyde." He has completed negotiations to conduct four separate interviews on the set of "ER" during the 2007 season. Julian joined SAG after receiving his credits on "ER." His relationship with "ER" has been ongoing since 1997. He has worked for them on specials public events. He also started the program between the Fullerton College Theater Department and "ER, " where students selected by faculty members appeared as background actors, and were allowed to sit with directors and the main cast. This gives students an idea of what goes on in a real production. The goal is to show why it's important to give it your all at Fullerton College, and increase motivation and discipline. One student actually was given lines. Another student was offered an intern position at the PR office of NBC. Julian currently teaches acting at Music and Arts in Cypress, CA. and has been teaching since 2005 in OC. He has been certified by the State of California as an acting teacher. He was trained at the Stella Adler Academy in their two-year program before coming to Fullerton College. His favorite roles at FCC were Alacran in "Blade to the Heat" and Thomas Veres (1 of 5 roles) in "Wallenberg." He actually spoke to Thomas Veres, ( a holocaust survivor) Wallenberg's photographer, who received a copy of the script and submitted corrections to some of the scenes that happended in 1945 in Budapest, Hungary. Julian also enjoyed his ensemble role in "The Musical Mystery of Edwin Drood." Julian is the executive producer of "Tasteless," an award winning short film directed by Thomas Richter www.thomasrichter.net. Thomas is slated to direct his first TV series for Warner Bros. March of 2008. Visit Julian's web site www.insidetheindustry.tv
Julian appeared in two musicals at his church, The Rock, He played Ciaiphis - The High Priest in "The Choice," and The Mayor in "Miracle on Main Street." In April '06, Julian was selected as Southern California Producer and Director for Mystery Dinner Theater. He also serves as Game Host on "He Said She Said," a spoof of "The Newlywed Game," before live audiences. These shows are performe
Natalie Wachen
Natalie Wachen

Natalie currently plays "Lenore White" on HBO's critically acclaimed series, Boardwalk Empire, and will make her Off-Broadway debut as "Mimi Marquez" in Michael Grief's award-winning revival of RENT at New World Stages. After studying musical theater at Fullerton, Natalie began acting and singing full-time in regional theater and educational tours. She then starred in shows aboard Disney Cruiseline, at Hong Kong Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Disneyland in California. On TV, she has had recurring roles on BET's Hell Date and The CW's 90210. She's also been seen in several commercials, starred in a FEARNET mini-series, and guest starred on MTV's I Just Want My Pants Back. www.nataliewachen.com Twitter: @happiestActress

Becky  Wallace
Becky Wallace
(FC) works in the Display Department at Disneyland with Ted Douglas (FC, Stephens).
Kristen  Walters
Kristen Walters
(94/95) is now located in Dallas,TX after a 7 year sojourn in Boston, MA as Asst. Artistic Director for Open City Theatre Company and co-founder of J.Rene Productions, a theatre company dedicated to showcasing new works by women playwrights. Currently, she is co-founder of Blue Purse Productions with her partner of 2 years. Contact Kris at info@bluepurse.com.
Brooke Wilkes
Brooke Wilkes
Brooke started her musical career at a very early age in the Anchorage Alaska area. She has appeared on the same bill with such celebrities as the Beach Boys, Ben E. King, Jewel, the Pointer Sisters, Richard Carpenter, L.A. Music Awards Career Achievement Recipient & Santana lead singer Greg Walker, Scooby Doo's Matthew Lillard, Whose Line is it Anyway star, Wayne Brady, Vanessa Williams, Kristine W. and Doc Severinson. Brooke's voice has been featured on numerous T.V. programs, feature films and radio commercials and her original recordings have been aired around the country. Her debut CD "Never too Late" received a nod from Music Connection Magazine, naming her album one of the top 10 of the year. Her latest album entitled "THE VANILLA LIFE", is available on CDBaby.com.Brooke's fans continue attending her exciting live appearances at Disneyland as well as various L.A. based hot spots. Check out her official website for up to date show listings. The L.A. Music Awards will be held at the Music Box on Hollywood Blvd in November. For the latest concert information see http://www.brookewilkes.com/
Cress Williams
Cress Williams

Cress Williams stars as Bluebell, Alabama's mayor and former football star Lavon Hayes in The CW's new series "Hart of Dixie," a fish-out-of-water story about a New York City doctor (Rachel Bilson) adjusting to life in a small Southern town after she inherits a local medical practice.

Williams was born in Heidelberg, Germany. Shortly after his birth, he returned from Germany to Chicago. He moved with his mother to California when he was 3 and spent most of his childhood in Orange County. He attended Fullerton Community College where he received his theater and acting foundation. (Cress was the first Bronwyn Dodson Scholarship winner at Fullerton College).  He later completed his theater degree at UCLA. While in college, Williams performed in over 20 plays, including "Othello," "The Elephant Man," "Extremities" and "Red Noses." His film and television career began toward the end of his college years.  

Most recently, Williams appeared in the final season of the beloved series "Friday Night Lights." His additional television credits include "Cold Case," "Prison Break," "Close to Home," "The West Wing," "Veronica Mars," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "E.R.," "NYPD Blue" and "Grey's Anatomy," among others. His film credits include "2 Days in the Valley" and "Never Been Kissed," starring Drew Barrymore.

Williams currently resides in Los Angeles.

To watch his Hart of Dixie interview, see:  http://www.cwtv.com/shows/hart-of-dixie/cast/cress-williams

Martin  Williams
Martin Williams
saw premieres of two of his plays at Stages and in the FC Directors Festival 2000, and won Best of Fest recognition in New Works at DIRFEST 2002 and 2003.
Jeff  Wilson
Jeff Wilson
Performed in "Broadway Bound" at the Long Beach Playhouse in September, 2002. Before returning to Japan to play Peter Pan at Tokyo Disneyland, Jeff served as an acting coach for FC's SRO program.
Mary  Wilson
Mary Wilson
is acting and working as a costumer on Broadway shows.
Stefane Zamorano
Stefane Zamorano
performed with The Groundlings Sunday Company and the Main Stage at ACME Comedy Theater in Los Angeles. Stef has also performed with the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and written several Equity plays that toured Southern California. She continues writing and performing her own material. She just debuted her newest show "POCHA: An Americanized Mexican who doesn't speak Spanish". You can catch Stef performing stand-up all over L.A and saying stuff her mother would die if she heard. Stef is still a dreamer...why not?
Angie Ziska
Angie Ziska
I graduated from the UW with a degree in theatre and have remained active in theatre in the Seattle area. Twice I have been part of the production that won 'Best of The Fringe' at the Seattle Fringe Festival. I also spent many years with The Habit - the self proclaimed 'Best Comedy Troupe in Seattle'. I had the distinction of being dresser for the musical which has been called the worst ever to hit Seattle. I am proud to be mom to Liberty and Alexander.
Angie Ziska
Angie Ziska

Angie graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Theatre and English (Creative Writing emphasis). She spent 5 years with Seattle's self appointed, "Best Comedy Troupe", The Habit and five seasons at the Northwest Puppet Center. She stays active in the theatre through stage managing and volunteering. She is proud mom to Liberty and Alexander.