Theatre Arts Alumni
Joanna Meyer ('13) is attending graduate school at The University of South Carolina.
D.J. Grooms ('13) returned to Canyon Texas for his second summer (2013) in the company as a featured dancer in the Texas Outdoor Musical Drama. He was most recently featured in Xanadu at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone, GA.
Joseph Thomas ('12) will attend the New School (home of the Actor's Studio) in NYC fall 2013.
('12) attended CAP 21 musical theatre summer intensive training summer of 2012.
Anna Carroll Sims
('11) spent a summer studying at the Stella Adler Academy.
Ali Grieb ('09)
was in two Off-Broadway shows: Press #93 for Kosher Jewish Girls in Krakow and
A Night in Vegas, which was reviewed by New York newspapers and websites. Ali is
also in a band called Alien Surfer Babes. They sing original surf/pop rock music
costumed in all silver and painted blue.
She is a regular performer at the famous Joe's Pub Cabaret at the Public Theater in New York City.
('11) is the properties master at the Papermill Summer Theatre, (2013).
('09) is living and working as an actor in Atlanta. She most recently completed
a season as an acting intern at the Horizon.
('10) received her MFA in Theatre Education at NYU where she was a member of NYU's Youth Ensemble.
('96) got married Sept. 19, 2009, and was also in the World premier of Strange
Gods, with Ottawa, Canada's Goya Theatre playing the lead role of Laura in May
Ryan McWhorter ('00) is a resident director at the Lafayette Theatre Company in downtown LaGrange. Most recently he directed Romeo and Juliet. Other directing credits include The Odd Couple, Wait Until Dark and Stuart Little.
('00) is the new Assistant Property Manager for the Newnan Lofts in Newnan, GA.
('07) is the middle/high school drama/art teacher at a private school outside
of Atlanta. In his free time he is also a working filmmaker/actor. In the past
year he has worked in front of and behind the scenes on projects such as Due Date,
Life As We Know It, The Big Year, The Vampire Diaries, as well as his directorial
debut with the short film The Right Point of View.
('07) lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She is a member of Dad's Garage Improv company and is a member of Automatic Improv.
('03) currently serves as the Resident Stage Manager for Bus Barn Stage Company
in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area of California. She also works as the Activities
Director for Vintage Senior Living, where her programming will be featured in communities
across the West Coast. On April 10, 2010, she married Will Brown, an actor leading
one of the first educational programs focused on bringing Shakespeare to Abu Dhabi
in the Middle East.
Susanna Liveakos Brent
('99), her husband, Lester, and daughter, Zelda, recently moved to Houghton MI,
where Susanna serves as the director of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
on the campus of Michigan Technological University.
('07) moved to New York after completing a year-long performance internship with
Actor's Express, where she had the opportunity to assistant direct The Last Five
Years and understudy the one-woman show When Something Wonderful Ends in the theater's
20th anniversary season. She also appeared in Large Animal Games, an intern showcase
production written by Atlanta playwright, Steve Yockey.
Beckett Finn ('03)
is in graduate school at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill pursuing an MFA in Technical Direction.
Bobbi Leigh Mullins (Stansky)
is teaching first grade in Ellijay, Ga., and is the wife of a minister. She has
two children and two step-children.
Mr. Tracy Nunnally
has worked in professional theatre since the late 1980's. He is the owner and
president of Hall Associates Flying Effects, the president of the North American
Association of Flying Effects Directors (N.A.A.F.E.D.), and an active member of
the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) and the United
States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). Mr. Nunnally specializes in all
aspects of rigging, motion control, pyrotechnics, special effects, and scenery
construction, and has designed and executed an extremely diverse range of systems
and effects for clients all over the world. Through his company, Mr. Nunnally provides
flying effects for over 200 productions per year, including numerous productions
of Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Angles in America, Seussical
the Musical, and A Christmas Carol. Specific credits include the Broadway production
of Curtains, the original Asian tour of Peter Pan, the Broadway Asia production
of SpongeBob SquarePants, and original native-language productions of Peter Pan
in Mexico City, Mexico, and Oslo, Norway. Mr. Nunnally is also a tenured professor
and the Technical Director of the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre
and Dance, in DeKalb, Illinois. He uses the resources of his company to expose
his students to professional environments, and uses the educational setting to
further the development of innovative and unique special effects. Please visit
http://www.niu.edu/theatre/ for more information about this unique theatre technology
Chris Rumery ('00) moved to New York to get her MFA in costume design at Tisch
NYU. She now lives in Brooklyn freelancing. This spring Chris spent 4 months in
Taiwan designing for parades and just opened a show called Bedbugs!!! the musical.
Eria Vali ('99)
is the Director of the Gilmer High School Theatre Depart in Ellijay, GA. She is
currently in production for A Midsummer Night's Dream which they will also be performing
for the One Act Play festival at GTC as well as for Region One Act Play Competition.
Katie Westbrook ('06) is the Choral Director at LaGrange High School.
Chris Wiley ('06)
is a company member of Atlantis Playmakers based out of Billerica, MA. He is currently
performing in a stage combat show called FIGHT VI: Return of the Jed-Pie, going
to the New England Fringe Festival. He is also a part-time swordsmanship instructor
at "GuardUp" working with weapons from foam swords to foils. He is also an infrequent
background actor in Boston area movies (If you look, you can see me in Indiana
Jones 4...not my most glamorous moment but a lot of fun nonetheless).