• Theater alumni strike a pose with faculty at the Alumni Holiday Reception in New York City, December 2015.

  • Members of the Class of ’63 attend the Mortensen Hall Dedication with Dean Stauffer, September 2013

  • Give to support programs, ensembles, and bands as they seize once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Alumni

Mason Gross alumni are performers, artists, thinkers, and teachers. Because of their intensive training at Mason Gross, they are at home in both the creative and scholarly realms.

 

Keep in touch

New name? New address? Choreographing a new piece? Stage-managing a show? Part of a group show? Email us at alumni@mgsa.rutgers.edu.

 

 

Recent Alumni News

  • Dance

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    Daniel Costa’s latest work, Interposition, was presented at the Seattle International Dance Festival on June 20 and 21 in Seattle, Washington. Interposition is a duet between Costa and Alicia Pugh and “reveals the importance of being the authentic, vulnerable self and embracing our whole being.”

    Kyle Marshall and Myssi Robinson performed Colored, a dance piece honoring the beauty of blackness while demonstrating the inherent struggle in abstracting the black dancing form, at the Actors Fund Art Center in Brooklyn, New York, on June 2 and 3. From August 16 to 19, Marshall performed with Trisha Brown Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Beckett, Massachusetts. On August 25, Marshall was invited to teach a technique class at Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. On September 6, Kyle Marshall Choreography performed at DanceNow at Joe’s Pub in New York City.

    Joe Monteleone showed his choreography, Y0UN1VERSE, on June 11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York City, presented by The Moving Beauty Series. The collaboration between Monteleone Dance and Visual Barz LLC reveals a fictional society’s attempt to make sense of its crumbling virtual reality. Monteleone performed his work Babalon Studies on June 25 at the Solo-Duo Dance Festival at Dixon Place in New York City. On June 29 and July 14, Monteleone Dance performed acoustic excerpts of YOUNIVERSE in Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn and on June 30, Babalon Studies 2 at Dixon Place. On July 15 and 16, YOUIVERSE was performed at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center in New York City.

    Meagan Woods performed Hidden Hymns, an evening of modern dance set to live original music by Shayfer James, on June 17 at County Prep High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

  • Music

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    Andrew Hayward was appointed marching band director at Keiser University.

    Kaitlyn Davis ended her 18-month run of Phantom of the Opera national tour. She visited Mason Gross for a Q&A meeting with undergraduate voice students on September 25.

    Sahoko Sato started a tenure-track position at Florida State University.

    Curtis Streetman joined the music school faculty at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Mimi Zhang was selected as principal horn of the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music orchestra. The position includes teaching students at the conservatory as well as performing.

    Kuan Ting Chang was selected as principal horn and chamber musician of the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine this summer.

  • Theater

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    J. Mallory McCree continued his standout performance on the Showtime series Homeland. McCree plays Sekou Bah in a multi-episode arc that continued in the episode “The Man in the Basement,” which premiered on January 22. He will be featured in several more episodes in the show’s sixth season.

    Brandon Flynn stars in the new musical Kid Victory which is the latest collaboration from composer John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys) and playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem). Flynn plays 17-year-old Luke, who returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.

    John Lassiter was nominated for a 2017 St. Louis Theater Circle Award for best design for his lighting design of Follies at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. The awards honor outstanding work at professional St. Louis, Missouri, theaters.

    Markita Prescott played the character of Denise in the Netflix original film Barry. The film, released in December, follows a young Barack Obama during his life at Columbia in 1981.

    Mitch Bullman Bullman was listed as one of the “Best Leading Performances in Theater in 2016” in Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in December. He was recognized for his work in 4,000 Miles at Forward Theater Company.

  • Visual Arts

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    Dara Alter was in the group show Vox XIII: Are 'Friends' Electric?, at Vox Populi in Philadelphia from July 14 to August 20.

    Milcah Bassel participatied in Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial at Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, from July 22 to October 22. Her performance piece Invitation to Play open/close/open was available for interaction on August 4, September 15, and October 1.

    Lydia Bassis had a solo show, To the Ocean, on view at Zinc Contemporary in Seattle, Washington, from June 1 to July 1. 

    Michael Benevenia was an artist in residence at Sculpture Space in Utica, New York, from September to October. He also presented his art work to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Annual Conference on September 14.

    Kate Blomquist was chosen for the Cuevas Tilleard Artist Residency, and for the month of August, lived on the island of Lamu off the coast of Kenya with two other artists, Jordan Kasey and Sarah Faux.

    Caetlynn Booth participated in Bushwick Open Studios in Ridgewood, New York, on September 23 and 24.

    Patricia Brace was in the following group exhibitions: Sine Gallery: Berlinat Tȇte Galleryin Berlin, Germany, which opened on July 29; Impressions at IF Museum/Academy, in Easton, Pennsylvania, from August 25 to September 6; In the Forests at New Fruit and Hey Baby in Portland, Maine, on August 5; and Cloud 9 at Gallery Aferro in Newark, New Jersey, on June 17. 

    Caroline Burton had a solo exhibition, A Rag, A Bone, A Hank of Hair, at Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey, from September 6 to October 18.

    Brian Scott Campbell curated the exhibition Zing Zam Blunder at Harbinger Project Space at Freyjugata in Reykjavík, Iceland, from July 13 to 23.

    Alex Kwartler had an exhibition, The Locker Plant, at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, on June 29. He was also a visiting artist at Maryland Institute College of Artin Baltimore on September 12.

    Aubrey Kauffman had a solo exhibition, It’s Not About the Game, at Mercer County Community College’s James Kerney Campus Gallery fromSeptember 5 to 29. He is also a contributing producer for State of the Arts, an arts magazine show on NJTV. His first segment, “Amelia and the Animals,” was originally broadcast on September 17.

    Aliza Morell was part of the group show Optically Topical,at Thierry Goldberg Galleryin New York City from July 20 to August 25.