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Class of 2020


The UHS Theatre Department Tribute to the Class of 2020

James, Ryan, Susannah, Joel, (and Michelle, and Beth, and Jon, and Dave M, and the other Dave M, and Elizabeth, and Erin, and Natalie, and Allen, and Elle, and Liz, and Matt, and Caela, and Tammy) wish to profusely thank this graduating class of musicians, technicians, designers, choreographers, composers, dancers, actors, and theatre makers.

We can’t believe how quickly these four years have gone, and how much you’ve grown – and evolved – in such a short time. Your endless curiosity, your bravery, your hunger to learn more, your drive and work ethic, your generosity, creativity, and ambition – and a deep sense of caring for the UHS Theatre Department and the sacredness of the space – astounds us.

A special note to the class of 2020 in the age of Distance Learning and Remote Theatre Making: your flexibility, adaptiveness, and continued passion for the art of making art – including and especially in uncertain times – bodes well for the future of theatre making, but also, for the future of humanity. In the Theatre Department, we tell stories and connect to our community. Your resilience, as you learned, before our very eyes, how to tell the story and connect to your community by whatever means possible, and in the face of distance and isolation from your theatre peers and your theater space, is more than inspiring. It is life affirming.

 We wish you long, fruitful, boundary-busting, glass-ceiling shattering, binary-breaking, reifying, avant-garde lives filled with art – with dynamic spatial relationships and kinesthetic response – with theatre making and theatre going – and possibly even theatre teaching.

 

Remember: 
Less war, more love.
Listen deeply, respond truly.
Everything connects to everything – the little things make the big happen.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Mean what you say and say what you mean.
Support the event on stage.
Make your partner look good.
Share the story with your audience, your community.
Don’t get derailed when things go wrong.
Get the note that you’ve gone too far.
Be generous, always.
Trust the process.

If not now, when?

 


 

Lukas Bacho
2016-2017
• Tartuffe, Actor
• six/eleven, Actor
Into the Woods, Actor

2017-2018
Measure for Measure, Actor
The 2018 Student Drama Series, Actor: Welcome to the Night Vale; Bus Stop

• A Man of No Importance, Actor
2018-2019
The Dispute, Actor
That it all makes perfect…, Actor
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Assistant Director/Stage Manager: San Francisco in Four Seasons; Actor: My Fault

• Don’t Stop Me, Actor
2019-2020
Under Milk Wood, Actor
The 2020 Student Drama Series,
Creator/Director: Boys Will Be Boys;
Actor: The Other Shore

• Spring Awakening, Actor

Dray Banfield
2019-2020
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Actor: Seeing Double

Claudia Bruce
2016-2017
Tartuffe, Actor
six/eleven, Actor
Into the Woods, Actor

2017-2018
Measure for Measure, Actor
Metamorphoses, Crew
A Man of No Importance, Actor

2018-2019
The Dispute, Actor
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Assistant Director/Stage Manager: When You Love Someone; Spot Operator
Don’t Stop Me, Actor

2019-2020
Under Milk Wood, Actor
Antigone X, Actor
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Creator/Director: My Sister, Ana, and I; Actor: Seeing Double; Missed Connections
Spring Awakening, Actor

August Burnett
2017-2018
A Man of No Importance, Musician

Clara Chung
2018-2019
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Musician: The Four Seasons of San Francisco

Diana Dean
2017-2018
• The 2018 Student Drama Series, Actor: Love & Information

Hayden Deffarges
2016-2017
six/eleven, Crew
Into the Woods, Crew

2017-2018
Measure for Measure, Assistant Stage Manager
Metamorphoses, Assistant Lighting Designer, Crew
A Man of No Importance, Crew

2018-2019
The Dispute, Crew
That it all makes perfect…, Lighting Designer
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Assistant Director/Stage Manager/Lighting Designer: My Fault; Actor: The Earth Women
Don’t Stop Me, Stage Manager

2019-2020
• Under Milk Wood, Assistant Lighting Designer
• Antigone X, Lighting Designer
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Creator/Director:
You Knew Me Once Actor: Seeing Double; Missed Connections
Lighting Designer: Thoughts and Prayers; It’s Just Politics

• Spring Awakening, Crew 

Sydney Duncan
2018-2019
The Dispute, Actor

2019-2020
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Actor: The Other Shore

Sebastian Fischer
2016-2017
The 2017 Student Drama Series, Actor: Chimera, Burst

2017-2018
The 2018 Student Drama Series, Actor: Next Stop

2018-2019
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Actor: The Earth Women

2019-2020
Under Milk Wood, Actor
The 2020 Student Drama Series 
Creator/Director: It’s Just Politics
Actor: Thoughts and Prayers

Zoe Grumbach
2019-2020
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Actor: Seeing Double

Maria Hernandez
2019-2020
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Actor: Missed Connections

Tulasi Holdridge
2016-2017
six/eleven, Actor

2017-2018
The 2018 Student Drama Series, Actor: Love & Information; Next Stop

2018-2019
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Actor: The Earth Women

2019-2020
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Actor: Seeing Double; The Other Shore; Boys Will Be Boys

Eva Krueger
2017-2018
The 2018 Student Drama Series, Actor: Love & Information

Kyra Kushner
2017-2018
Measure for Measure, Actor

2018-2019
The Dispute, Actor
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Some Things Last Forever & Holy Juice

2019-2020
Under Milk Wood, Actor
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Creator/Director: Thoughts and Prayers

Eve Leupold
2019-2020
Antigone X, Actor
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Creator/Director: Seeing Double
Actor: You Knew Me Once

Michael Malig
2018-2019
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Actor: Some Things Last Forever

Mary Qiu
2016-2017
six/eleven, Actor
The 2017 Student Drama Series, Actor: The Middleman
Into the Woods, Actor

2017-2018
Metamorphoses, Actor
The 2018 Student Drama Series, Actor: Love & Information; Happy Anniversary
A Man of No Importance, Actor

2018-2019
That it all makes perfect…, Actor
The 2019 Student Drama Series,
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Beside Me 
Actor: Some Things Last Forever;
Don’t Stop Me, Actor

2019-2020
Antigone X, Actor
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Creator/Director: The Other Shore; Actor: Boys Will Be Boys

Ana Roudebush
2019-2020
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Actor: Missed Connections

Sadie Scott
2016-2017
six/eleven, Actor
The 2017 Student Drama Series, Actor: Chimera, Burst

2017-2018
Metamorphoses, Actor
The 2018 Student Drama Series, Actor: Love & Information

2018-2019
That it all makes perfect…, Actor
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Assistant Director/Stage Manager: The Earth Women
Actor: My Fault

2019-2020
Under Milk Wood, Actor
Antigone X, Actor
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Director/Creator: Missed Connections
Actor: Seeing Double; You Knew Me Once

Marcus Sacks
2018-2019
Don’t Stop Me, Musician

Jessie Sherr
2016-2017
Tartuffe, Costume Assistant
six/eleven, Costume Assistant
Into the Woods, Costume Assistant

2017-2018
Measure for Measure, Costume Assistant

• Metamorphoses, Costume & Props Assistant
A Man of No Importance, Costume Assistant

2018-2019
The Dispute, Assistant Stage Manager

• That it all makes perfect…, Costume Assistant
Don’t Stop Me, Costume Assistant

2019-2020
Under Milk Wood, Stage Manager
Antigone X, Costume Designer

• Spring Awakening, Costume & Props Assistant

Zoe Shibley
2018-2019
The Dispute, Costume Assistant

• That it all makes perfect…, Crew
Don’t Stop Me, Crew

2019-2020
Under Milk Wood, Assistant Stage Manger
Antigone X, Assistant Lighting Designer
• Spring Awakening, Crew

Maya Swain
2017-2018
A Man of No Importance, Musician

Christina Sze
2016-2017
Into the Woods, Actor

2017-2018
A Man of No Importance, Actor

2018-2019
The 2019 Student Drama Series, Actor: Some Things Last Forever
Don’t Stop Me, Actor; Dance Captain

2019-2020
The 2020 Student Drama Series, Actor: The Other Shore
Spring Awakening, Actor

Jenna Tam
2016-2017
six/eleven, Crew
Into the Woods, Crew

Ben Tripp
2016-2017
Tartuffe, Actor & Musician
The 2017 Student Drama Series, Actor: The Exorcism of Ira Glass
Into the Woods, Actor

2018-2019
• The 2019 Student Drama Series, Actor: Beside Me
2019-2020
• Spring Awakening, Actor

Andre Zelaya
2016-2017
six/eleven, Crew
Into the Woods, Crew

2017-2018
Measure for Measure, Crew

• Metamorphoses, Sound Designer
• The 2018 Student Drama Series, Sound Designer: The Time When Grandma Made Us Go On TV; Reflection of the Self; Happy Anniversary
A Man of No Importance, Assistant Stage Manager

2018-2019
The Dispute, Assistant Set Designer & Projections Designer

• That it all makes perfect…, Sound & Projections Designer
• The 2019 Student Drama Series, Sound Designer: Beside Me; Some Things Last Forever; Holy Juice
Projections Designer: Some Things Last Forever; The Earth Women
Don’t Stop Me, Video & Projections Designer

2019-2020
Under Milk Wood, Sound Designer
Antigone X, Set Designer

• The 2020 Student Drama Series, Sound Designer: Boys Will Be Boys; You Knew Me Once
Actor: Thoughts and Prayers

• Spring Awakening, Stage Manager

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENRICHING LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE!
With appreciation to the wonderfully talented professionals who work tirelessly with our students to craft amazing performances, elevating UHS Theatre Arts.

UHS Theatre Faculty
James Faerron
Technical Director/Technical Theatre Instructor (Arts Chair)

Joel Chapman
Vocal Coach: The Spring Musical, 2019; Musical Director: The Spring Musical, 2020

 Susannah Martin
Theatre Director/Arts Program Coordinator/Instructor: Advanced Projects in Theatre
(Student Drama Series)

Ryan O’Donnell
I
nstructor: Acting 1 & 2 /Director

Guest Artists

Tammy Berlin, Costume Designer:
A Man of No Importance, Spring 2018
Don’t Stop Me, Spring 2019
Spring Awakening, Spring 2020

 Matt Boehler, Composer & Music Coordinator:
That it all makes perfect…, Winter 2019

 Erin Bregman, Playwright:
That it all makes perfect…, Winter 2019

 Caela Fujii, Costume and Props Designer:
Too Many Shows to Count!!!, 2016-2020

Elle Jansen, Assistant Choreographer:
Don’t Stop Me, Spring 2019

 Dave Maier, Fight Choreographer:
six/eleven, Winter 2017

David Möschler, Musical Director:
Into The Woods, Spring 2017
A Man of No Importance, Spring 2018
Don’t Stop Me, Spring 2019

 E. Hunter Spreen, Playwright:
six/eleven, Winter 2017

 Michelle Talgarow, Director:
Metamorphoses, Winter 2018
That it all makes perfect…, Winter 2019
Antigone X, Winter 2020

 Jon Tracy, Director:
Into the Woods, Spring 2017
Under Milk Wood, Fall 2019

 Beth Wilmurt, Director:
The Dispute, Fall 2018

Natalie Greene, Choreographer:
A Man of No Importance, Spring 2018
Don’t Stop Me, Spring 2019
Spring Awakening, Spring 2020