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Anthony Bordonaro is a current member of the the award-winning Sleep No More cast in New York City. Sleep No More received the 2010-2011 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and the 2011 Obie Award’s Special Citation for Design and Choreography. The show is currently playing off-Broadway.
N’Talia Wilson, Megan Hebert, and Melissa Sande received full scholarships from the Graduate School of Education, matched by Mason Gross, to conduct dance service learning in South African schools in July through the GSE South Africa Initiative. They helped develop and implement the My Helping Hands initiative.
Olivia Mode was the recipient of the New Jersey Department of Education 2012 Distinguished Student Teacher Award. Mode was selected out of a large group of nominees from 13 different teacher education university programs from across the state. She received the award at a state ceremony on June 27, 2012.
Selena Watkins was crowned Miss Black USA in August 2012. She is partnering with the Heart Truth Campaign to promote awareness of heart disease among women.
Jeremy Benson, full-time faculty member at Jacksonville State University, received the Ringer Faculty Development Award honoring a faculty member for actively engaged in exceptional scholarly research or professional development.
Joseph Hill participated this past spring in the Orpheus National Vocal Competition for Singers sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Choral Society. In addition to being a finalist, he was also awarded the “Handel Award” for the performance of an aria by George Frideric Handel.
Seungmi appeared as a soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra at the Seoul Arts Center on February 14, 2012. She has also acquired adjunct faculty positions at Jangshin University, Hansei University, and Kyung Won University in Seoul, Korea.
Susanne Su was recently featured in the New England Conservatory productions of Jacque Offenbach’s opera, La Perichole, Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Benjamin Britten’s Paul Bunyan.
Congratulations to recent MFA Theater alum, playwright Josh Levine: He is the recipient of The Kennedy Center ACTF Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting for his play Homemade. The play ran last year here on campus.
Theresa Zicolello took on the position of Company Manger at the Paper Mill Playhouse Fall of 2012. Paper Mill Playhouse is a non-for-profit regional theater located in Milburn, NJ.
Erin Cherry reprised her role as Yolande in the Tony Award-winning Crossroad Theatre Company's production of Knock Me A Kiss. Cherry received a Best Actress Audelco Award for the role. Knock Me A Kiss ran October 25-November 4, 2012. Cherry also produced The New Blackfest, an American slavery project which ran October 8-13, 2012 in Harlem, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Tom Pelphrey stars in the feature-length romantic comedy Excuse me for Living, also starring Christopher Lloyd and Robert Vaughn. The film was released on October 12, 2012, in selected theaters.
Kristin Herrick is the assistant stage manager for Ivanov by Anton Chekhov. It stars Glenn Fitzgerald, Ethan Hawke and is directed by Austin Pendleton. It ran October 17-December 9, 2012 with the Classic Stage Company in New York.
Joshua Bitton was recently added to the cast of HBO’s Criminal Justice, which will star Rutgers alumnus James Gandolfini. Bitton will play Officer Maldonade in the pilot.
Molly Price and Gregory Perri appeared in Not Fade Away, a film written by David Chase, starring James Gandolfini, which opened October 6, 2012 in New York City.
James Pearse Connelly was nominated for a 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming for his work as a production designer on The Voice. Connelly won an Emmy in 2009 for Outstanding Art Direction of the 2008 MTV Music Video Awards.
Christopher Livingston co-starred in the world premiere of the The White Snake, directed and adapted by Mary Zimmerman. The play is a co-production between Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. Performances in Oregon ran from February 18 to July 8, 2012, at the Angus Bowmer Theatre in Ashland.
April Yvette Thompson joined the Tony-winning producing team of Broadway's Porgy & Bess. She has understudied and appeared in Broadway’s Clybourne Park July 2-3, 2012.
Brooklyn-based painter Amy Feldman received a strong review in the October 2012 issue of Art in America for her first solo show, Dark Selects.
Christopher Saunders participated in Speakers, a group exhibition of work from artists who have presented their work at the Artist Lecture Series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The show ran from October 4- November 3, 2012 in Brooklyn.
Katrin Sigurdardottir sculptures were featured in the exhibition ELLEFU, at 11 Rivington Street in New York City, from October 5-November 11, 2012.
Alex Morel: Relaciones&Relatos / Relations & Taleswas on view at the Pregones Theater in New York City from October 8-December 2, 2012 as part of En Foco’s Touring Gallery Exhibitions.
18 Melodies For The Barbarian Flute, Craig Olson’s first solo show, was on view from October 12 through November 11, 2012 at the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York City.
André Costantini’s work was featured as part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival with an outdoor installation in Times Square in New York City from October 14 through October 15, 2012. Also during the month of October, Universal Pulse, a film by BelBorba with Burt Sun and Costantini, was also screened daily on over 15 screens throughout Times Square as part of Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery.
Christopher Manzione was a participating artist in the exhibition Green Go’s in El Barrio at Taller Boricua in New York City from November 9 through December 18, 2012.
Paul DeMuro’s solo exhibition, Revelations, is on view at the Zürcher Studio in New York City from November 15 through December 22, 2012.
William Pope L. is presented in Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black artists working from the perspective of the visual arts, at The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston from November 17 through February 15, 2013.