Professional Achievements in the Entertainment Industry of ESU Theatre graduates:
Michelle Jones, a 2013 graduate, has worked on various project in New York. She was in the thriller
Animosity in 2014, which screened at the Fantasia Film Festival in Toronto. She was also the
web series Six Windows, which is still in the film festival circuit. Along with film,
Michelle has done theatre productions at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Life in Slow
Motion, and just recently did a one act with Bad Theatre Fest in Brooklyn, Melancon.
Along with being on stage and on camera, Michelle has worked on film productions as
well. Most recently Associate Producer on the short film The Price of Bones, which was just screened at the Big Apple Film Festival in 2016. Michelle was Production
Coordinator on an indie grindhouse film The Velocipastor, currently in post-production.
When she’s not working on anything, Michelle is taking improv classes with The People’s
Improv Theatre (The PIT) or with Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB). http://www.michellesjones.com
Shannon Christman, a 2012 graduate, played the title role in The Insanity of Mary Girard at the Producer's Club, NYC (2015). Shannon has been working for the New York City
Opera since 2015 and has stage managed a number of abridged productions including
Carmen and other concert events. In January 2017, Shannon worked closely with Hal Prince,
Chip Zien and Linda Lavin on Candide.
Becky Lieberman, a 2005 graduate, received MFA in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and
Design. Becky now teaches at the Savannah Campus of Georgia Southern University. In
2009, Becky came back to ESU to direct Lord of the Flies. Becky has worked in TV, film and off Broadway. TV: America Undercover, Unsolved
Mysteries, Film Ain’t No Fish. He has been teaching, directing and acting at the Kelsey
Theatre for the last eight years and he is a founding member of Like40 Productions.
Christi Berlane, a 2009 graduate, appeared in The Sacrifice at Manhatten Rep.
David Ausem, a 2009 graduate, graduated from the Bert Reynold's Film academy and has signed with
an agent in Florida.
Michael Demyan, a 2009 graduate, finished the "Linklater Intensive" in New York City.
Eileen Schmitt, a 2005 graduate, appears regularly at the Shawnee Playhouse, a professional summer
theatre in the Poconos.
Kathi Spigelmyer, a 2005 graduate, is currently working in public relations and performed in Steel
Magnolias at Shawnee Playhouse.
Jennifer Baldauf, a 2005 graduate, received a full scholarship to study graduate Costume Design at
Carnegie Mellon University. She designed Metamorphoses at ESU. She was selected for
the Prague Exhibit of Designers and is starting a fashion design company in L.A.1.
Craig Sheffer (1979) has been in 36 major motion pictures.
Regina Sayles, a 2004 graduate, recently performed in Smokey Joe’s Café. She is hired regularly
in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to perform at nightclubs, bars and cafes. She produced
an album of her original music.3. Patrick M. Edgar – (2000) debuted in the Off-Broadway
production of Orson’s Shadow and has appeared on Law and Order and other commercial
and industrial film ventures.
Heather Bedford, a 2004 graduate, went on to receive her M.F.A. in Scenic Design from The University
of North Carolina and is now a teacher and technical director a DeSales University.
Also worked at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and for the entertainment company CVI
in Raleigh, NC.
Keli B. Reagan, a 2004 graduate, cast in the final Broadway tour of Miss Saigon in 2005, she is
now part of a theatre company called Living Voices currently touring a piece called Within the Silence, about the WWII Internment camps
in the US for innocent Japanese American Citizens, including children.
Soo Yeon Hong, a 2004 graduate, went on to receive her M.F.A. in Lighting Design at University
of California, San Diego (consistently listed in the top three M.F.A. Theatre programs
in North America). She worked as Assistant Lighting Designer on The Farnsworth Invention,
on Broadway, also at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford England, the Lincoln
Center, and the Oregon Shakespeare Company.
Tara Coyle, a 2004 graduate, performed the musical Working in Miami Florida she recently did
a toothpaste commercial in Florida, where she has an agent and also teaches dance.58.
David Dougherty (2003) owns the production company Full Deck Pro which does sound
and lighting for events. He also continues to design sound and lighting for theatre.
Prior employment in lighting and sound: Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing
Arts and Fernwood Resorts, Abeloff Performing Arts Center ESU, Cardozo School of Law
Matthew Kretiv, a 2003 graduate, began with an internship and was later employed by the Metropolitan
Opera in technical and performance positions.
Timothy MacDonald, a 2003 graduate, studied Meisner Technique in a professional training program at
the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in NYC. He recently landed an internet
and TV commercial. He has his own business as a professional studio photographer.
Summer Corrie attended a summer theatre program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and appeared
in a regional tour of Hair.
Karen O’Hanlon performs in theatrical productions in Philadelphia area and teaches theatre at Fairmont
private high school.
Brian Dishong is currently a Technician for major lighting company in Allentown and technician
at Lafayette College.
Brian Holland is currently Director of Audience Services at a 20 million dollar theatre complex,
the Two Rivers Theatre in NJ.
Heather Werline was in Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding - Atlanta City (6+months to 400-500 people per night).
She is now a member of the company, Without a Cue Productions.
Erick Creegan was the Technical Designer for a production company called Harborside Productions.
Also, he was the technical director at a theatre on Long Island for the last two years
and hired back to ESU to design lights for A Streetcar Named Desire
Kris Judovics technician and carpenter for an events company in Allentown.
Amie Norris signed with a talent agent in John Casablancas Modeling and Talent Center in Florida
and is performing stand-up comedy.