• 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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    Megan Byrne performed MEDIUMS at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 7 and 8. It is part of a group show that explores the spatial relationships to fluidity and movement in response to the figurative works on view by Medardo Rosso, the Pulitzer’s Tadao Ando-designed building, and the architecture of St. Louis.

    Stacy Collado performed with choreographer Lucy Kerr from April 13 to 15 at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn.

    Anna Gichan was selected to receive the Paul Robeson Renaissance Award at the Chancellor’s Student Leadership Gala. The award recognizes undergraduate students who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and “possess extraordinary talent, commitment, and intellectual energy across a range of disciplines.”

    Elias Rosa and Kyle Marshall performed with the Doug Elkins Choreography Etc. Company at Montclair State University from April 20 to 23.

    Alex Rosenberg was awarded first prize from the Garden State Journalists Association, along with Rutgers media relations staff member Cameron Bowman, for their production of RU RemarkableA Dancer Who Can’t Hear the Music, a video featuring Anna Gichan.

    Nick Sciscione performed Bloodlines with the Stephen Petronio Company from March 28 to April 2 at The Joyce Theater in New York City. The show included works that embodied the choreography of postmodern masters who have informed Petronio’s creative path.

    Scott Schneider has been invited to join two New York-based dance companies as a full-time company member: Emery LeCrone Dance and Company XIV, directed by award-winning choreographer Austin McCormick. 

    Meagan Woods performed with Robert Mark Dance in QUAKE, a piece that delves into a dark world of disarray and disruption, at The Disruption Project on May 5 and 6 at Jersey City Theater Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

  • Music

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    Erin Banholzer was named principal oboe of the Lancaster Festival, a summer music and arts festival in Lancaster, Ohio. She will play in her first season this summer.

    Patricia Anselmo performed the Mozart Concerto in G Major, K313, as concerto soloist and winner of the Stars of Tomorrow Competition with the Central Jersey Symphony on May 7.

    Christopher Kaminski accepted a scholarship to attend Michigan State University to pursue his MM degree in composition. The Rutgers Sinfonia premiered his work for bassoon soloists, antiphonal bassoons, and orchestra on April 23.

    Emily Reineke has been accepted into New York University’s graduate performing arts administration program.

  • 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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    Tomer Aluf’s solo show, Round Corners, is on view at Tempo Rubato in New York City from April 29 to June 24. He is also featured in the group exhibitions Horses, at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark, from May 19 to August 5, and The New Normal, in Istanbul, Turkey, from May 5 to 7.


    Milcah Bassel was in the group exhibition Made Here, at Guttenberg Arts Gallery in Guttenberg, New Jersey, from April 7 to May 26.

    Katie Belloff received recognition from the publication Graphis for a self-initiated poster design.

    Colin Edgington conducted an interview with artist Bea Nettles about her nearly 50-year career for the latest issue of Afterimage.

    ToniAnn Eisman exhibited work in April and May at TRAC (Toms River Artist Community) Gallery. 

    Amy Feldman had two solo exhibitions: Nerve Reserve at James Cohan Gallery in New York City from April 27 to Jun 4; and Breath Myth at Blain|Southern in Berlin, Germany, from February 11 to April 8. She was also in two group exhibitions: Riot Grrrls at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from December 15 to June 18; and nonObjectives at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, from May 16 to July 23.

    Vanessa Gully-Santiago’s solo exhibition, No Touch, was featured April 7 to May 7 at Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York City.

    Evan Halter, Burleigh Morton, and Ella Wearing were featured in the group exhibition Eleven under Thirty from April 8 to May 1 at Ille Arts in Amagansett, New York.

    Aubrey Kauffman’s solo show, Long Drives and Short Walks, was on view in March and April at the Rider University Art Gallery in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He was also in the group exhibition Ellarslie Open 34 at the Trenton City Museum from May 6 to June 25.

    Essye Klempner and Thompson Harris shared the exhibition Essye + Thompson at Striphanger in Brooklyn from May 19 to 21.

    Aliza Morell is featured in the group show Four Steps to Self-Help: Color Therapy at Small Editions in Brooklyn from May 26 to June 30.

    Anne Percoco presented a lecture at Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium, a conference at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, on May 13 and 14.

    Katie Pennachio was featured in the group exhibition Lines of Flight at Park Place Gallery in Brooklyn from April 28 to May 25.

    Andrew Schwartz was in the group show The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial at Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York City from April 7 to May 6.

    Jane Westrick was featured in the New American Paintings MFA annual issue (May/April), including paintings from her thesis show at Rutgers last year. Also featured in that same issue was alum Dan Fig.

    Viktor Witkowski had an artist residency at Studio MM at Galerie Martin Mertens in Berlin, Germany, in April and May. While there he participated in Berlin Gallery Weekend from April 28 to 30. His video Refuge won the best experimental film award at the Polish International Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland, in May.