Design and Technology Alumni

  • Christopher Russo -Associate Professor of Practice/Technical Director, School of Performing Arts -- Virginia Tech
  • Sasha Scherlinsky -Key Accounts Assistant - Clearwing Productions
  • Brian Harms -Production Designer - Grey’s Anatomy, ABC Television
  • Tiffany Anguiano  - Show Set Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering - Former Production Design Assistant at BRC Imagination Arts
  • James Rogers  -Project Manager, Atomic Design
  • Zack Keller -Project Manager, Atomic Design
  • Michael Benson  - Assistant Professor of Scenic Design, University of Mary Washingto
  • Jen D’Agosta  - Senior 3D Designer at Imagination
  • Ryan Howell  - Freelance Scenic Designer-Companies include Atlantic Theatre Company, The Public Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Playhouse on the Square - Associate/Assistant designer to Rachel Hauck, Clint Ramos, and Alan Moyer for multiple Broadway productions - Associate Art Director for shows on Showtime, Netflix, CBS, FX, and Lifetime networks.
  • Chris Pickart  - Scenic Design Professor, University of Tennessee – Designer of over 150 Off-Broadway and Regional Productions
  • Kenton Yeager  -Head, Master’s Program in Entertainment Lighting Design and Technology, University of Tennessee - Designer in regional theatres across America – LD of corporate events for IBM, AIG International, and The Olympic Ski Team.
  • Andrew Giffin  - Associate Lighting Designer and Lighting Programmer Phish Tour, College Football Hall of Fame, The New York Rangers, The New York Knicks, Ariana Grande “Honeymoon” World Tour
  • William Bloodgood  - Senior Lecturer in Scene Design at the University of Texas, Austin - 32 years as Resident Scenic Designer for Oregon Shakespeare Festival - Numerous Regional Theatre and International Designs - Awards include San Francisco Bay Critics Circle, Drama-Logue Magazine, and Garland Awards, Oregon Governor’s Award for the Arts.
  • Joe Gourley - 3D Experiential Designer at Momentum Worldwide
  • Alan Moyer  - Scenic Designer-Broadway, Metropolitan Opera, Numerous Regional Theatre and Opera Companies-Awards and Nominations include Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee for Secret Garden, and Obie Award for Sustained Design Excellence.
  • Josh Hummel - Broadway - Head of Audio - Miss Saigon
  • Brie Vicek Rogers  - Assistant Designer, Atomic Design
  • Justin Stasiw - Broadway - Associate Sound Designer - Side Show, It’s Only a Play, Something Rotten, Anastasia, Frozen, King Kong
  • Heather Augustine - Head of Audio - National tour of Les Miserables
  • Liz Sokolak- Audio Engineer - Dallas Theater Center (winner of the 2017 Regional Theater Tony Award)
  • Erin Cleary - Audio Assistant (A2) - National tour of The Sound of Music
  • Zachary Spadaccia (B.F.A. Design and Technology)  Electronics Technician, 4Wall Entertainment
  • Edward Zavora  (B.F.A. Design and Technology - Set Design) Registered architect and diplomat for the U.S. State Department Overseas Building Operations. Manages the design and co-manages the construction of nine, and counting, new U.S. Embassy Campuses in Africa.
  • Mike Smanko (M.F.A. Theatre - Design)   Over 40 years working as a production prop supervisor on Broadway. Board member: American Theatre Group, Rahway NJ. Emeritus member: Montclair State University, College of the Arts advisory board. 2015 A&A School of Theatre Distinguished Alumni award. Recently worked on "The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" Broadway and tour. Currently working on "Bright Star, a new musical", pre-Broadway at the Kennedy Center.
  • Ryan Howell (B.F.A. Design and Technology - Set Design)- Freelance set designer in New York City. Has worked on numerous projects including TV, regional theatre, and off-broadway productions.
  • Ellie Bye (B.F.A. Design and Technology)  Properties Supervisor - New York University 
  • Ashley (Rhodes) Gamba (B.F.A. Design and Technology)  Clinical Assistant Professor - Costume Technology - Arizona State University 
  • Damien Charkiewiczl - Associate Engineer - Technical Multimedia Design, Inc.
  • Megan Zugibe - Audio Engineer for the world premiere of Tennessee Williams' last full play, In Masks Outrageous and Austere, directed by David Schweizer and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier. Before that I was the audio engineer at a theatre in NJ, then was the asst. sound designer and board op for NY Times Critic Pick, Samuel and Alasdair: A personal History of the Robot Wars. I then designed a small show in NYC. After In Masks closes, I will be an A1 for The NY Musical Theatre Festival this summer.
  • Meghan Dougherty - Master electrician at the Asolo Reperatory Theatre in Sarasota, FL- one of the few true rotating rep companies in the US
  • Ben Clark - Engineer at Universal Creative, currently working on special effects, show action equipment, and show sets for the Harry Potter expansion project at Universal Studios.
  • Liz Kline - Lighting Design MFA program at UNLV
  • Katie Kudrick - Rental/Sales Manager at 4wall
  • Nick Emerick - currently working as a Lighting Controls Specialist for The Dulanski Group in NYC -- lighting and lighting controls manufacturers (notably: ETC, Altman, Strong, & Pixel Range) in the NYC metro area
  • Eric Christian - Freelance lighting programmer based in NYC. Just completed the full contract US tour for Fela! as the video tech
  • Jonathan Reed - Production Manager and Assistant Professor, Yale University
  • Zack Beck - Currently working for Kish Rigging in Los Angeles and has worked on projects that include the Grammy Celebration and the Ronald Reagan Library. He's currently working on NBC's "The Voice" and is on location for all rehearsals and live tapings.

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