• 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.


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

  • Art & Design

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    Emile Askey is in the group show For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? at the International Center of Photography, on view February 8 to April 28 in New York City. His work was on the cover of The Truth and Lies Issue of Vice magazine and featured in the article “These Colorful Photos of America Represent One Photographer’s Family History.”

    Milcah Bassel was awarded a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for 2019.

    Ryan Chin opened an exhibition, Points of Origin, at the DĄĄB Oak in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on view from March 1 to 10.

    Sedrick Chisom participated in two group shows: Human Nature at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Brooklyn from February 15 to March 24, and Notebook at 56 Henry Street in New York City from February 9 to March 31.

    Basia Goszyncska, Jason Baerg, and Delphine Hennelly were in the group exhibition Regarding the Wild at ChaShaMa at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn from March 3 to 31, curated by Basia Goszyncska.

    Catherine Haggerty was featured in the exhibition Benched from March 7 to April 29 at Main Window Dumbo in Brooklyn, as well as the Twenty by Sixteen Biennial 2019 at Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York City from February 28 to March 30.

    Delphine Hennelly was in the two-person show History Lessons with Mimi Yung at Carvalho Park Gallery in Brooklyn from February 8 to March 31, and Puppies and Flowers at the Royal Society of American Art Artist Gallery in Brooklyn, curated by alumna Katie Hector, from March 8 to 31.

    Aubrey Kauffman was in the Photography 37 Awards Exhibition at Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood, New Jersey, from March 9 to April 13.

    Renana Neuman participated in and co-curated the group show At/עת at Hanina Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, from February 14 to March 9, and was featured in the solo show Sentinals (Sentimental Sentinels) at GALLERY in New York City on March 6.

    Jamie Powell participated in two group exhibitions in New York City: Somewhere at the Arts + Leisure Gallery from January 26 to February 24, and Seeker at the Yard: City Hall Park from January 29 to May 1.

    Andrew Schwartz was in two group exhibitions in New York City: The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial 2019 at Morgan Lehman Gallery from February 28 to March 30, and the one-day pop-up Got It For Cheap Drawing Show 2019 at The Hole NYC on March 10.

    Young Sun Han’s photograph, Ghost Complex 1, was chosen to be on the cover of a book of poetry, The Anti-Grief, by Marianne Boruch. The book is tentatively scheduled for publication by Copper Canyon Press in October 2019. Approximately 2,500 copies, including e-books, will be distributed in North America.

    Posted April 2019.

  • Dance

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    Aaron Ramos was featured in Rutgers Today on March 28, discussing social justice through dance as a middle school teacher.

    Kyle Marshall hosted an open rehearsal at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey, on March 29. Marshall’s company, Kyle Marshall Choreography, performed a social justice concert at Raritan Valley Community College on March 30.

    EdM in dance candidates performed at the 2019 Teaching the World/Urban Teaching Matters Conference at Rutgers Graduate School of Education on March 30.

    Posted April 2019.

  • Music

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    KK Jackson and John Wilson were recognized as 2018–19 New Jersey Governor’s Educators of the Year.

    Posted February 2019.

  • Theater

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    Robert Ford, the founding artistic director of TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Arkansas, announced the grand opening season of their new multimillion-dollar artistic home in February. The 50,000 square-foot building unites two state-of-the-art theaters; the company’s first dedicated rehearsal space; offices; education and community space; on-site workshops for scenery, props, and costumes; and more. The new building also features residences for theater artists to work and live in downtown Fayetteville.

    Erin M. Collins is the stage manager for Bunnicula at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, New Jersey, which began rehearsals on March 15.

    Cesar J. Rosado is in Nylon with Blockchain Theater Project, which opened March 6 at Theaterlab in New York City. Rosado plays Matthew “… a onetime musician who now makes rooftop gardens.” The New York Times called out Rosado as “excellent.”

    Jahsiah Rivera stars in Southern Promises at The Flea Theater, which opened on March 11. Writer and provocateur Thomas Bradshaw revisits his incendiary 2008 play in a new production helmed by The Flea’s artistic director, Niegel Smith. On his deathbed, a plantation owner vows to set his slaves free, but when his wife rejects the request, chaos erupts on the plantation. Based on slave narratives, Southern Promises is an examination of the deeply disturbing and utterly corrupting power of American slavery and its lasting grip on our country’s hearts and institutions.

    Posted April 2019.