Alumni from the Theatre and Dance Department work all over the
world in film, television, theatre, industry, education, and arts
administration. Our alumni are very important to us, so keep in
touch! If your contact information changes, please send us an
update using our Alumni update form. We send our department
newsletter to all alumni each fall. Please let us know what you
are up to by June of each year so we can include your news.
Recently at the College of Southern Nevada he played Emil
in Jeffery Hatcher’s Three Viewings, Mike Talman in Wait Until
Dark and co-directed Reefer Madness. He just finished his fifth
year teaching theatre to high school and Complete Works of
William Shakespeare (Abridged)Â (herself) andÂ DraculaÂ (Mrs.
Westenra) at Acalanes High School.
A native of rural New England and graduate of Reed College in
Oregon, Darren Blaney is a teacher, essayist, playwright, solo
performer, actor, and director. He graduated with a PhD in
Dramatic Art with a graduate minor in Critical Theory from UC
Davis in 2009. His doctoral dissertation was
entitled: ”Staging the Social and Cruising the Crisis: A
Genealogy of Utopian Aspiration in U.S. Queer Theater from the
1960s to the Present.”
taught theatre at the International School of Brussels, Belgium
for the first six months after graduation, then took a
one-semester job teaching acting and improv at South Lake Tahoe
Community College. He landed a role in Foothill Theatre Company’s
two-person comedy A Tuna Christmas, moved to Los Angeles in fall
2000 and worked for the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film
Program. Although Sundance is best known for its Film Festival,
it is appreciated in the independent film community for its film
lives in Kenwood, CA. She is a full-time faculty member in
Theatre Arts at Santa Rosa Junior College where she directed the
world premiere of Watermelon Nights, adapted from the Greg
Sarris’ novel. Leslie directed The Kitchen Side of the Door, Word
for Word Theatre Company’s holiday show at the Magic Theatre in
San Francisco. Leslie has also acted with the California
Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Company, Intersection for the
Arts, TheatreWorks, Shakespeare at the Beach, and the Willows,
owns the American Blues Theatre, 2337 Pacific Avenue on the
Miracle Mile in Stockton, CA.. This spring Harvey plays George in
the American Blues Theatre Company’s production of Who’s Afraid
of Virginia Woolf.
Sue Murphy (BA 1979)
Now living in Los Angeles, was nominated for a 2001 American
Comedy Award for Best Female Standup. She has appeared on Late
Night with David Letterman, HBO, and many times on The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno. Catch her act in her own half-hour comedy
special on Comedy Central.
Toby Sedgwick trained at the Jacques Lecoq
School in Paris, where he founded The Moving Picture Mime Show,
which established itself as one of the innovators of “physical
theatre” throughout the world. He was part of Danny Boyle”s
creative team as director of movement and choreographer for the
Green and Pleasant Land and Industrial Revolution sequences of
the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
What are you doing these days? We want to hear about your life
since you graduated. Are you working, attending grad school,
or performing somewhere? Please fill out this form to tell
us about your work, accomplishments, awards or future plans.