Theatre & Dance Alumni
Fall 2012 Greetings from the Theatre & Dance Department
the beginning of another fall semester here at Dickinson College in the
Theatre and Dance department and we are off to a busy start. We are
welcoming back Professor Jon Liebetrau who will be teaching Theatre
during Professor Todd Wronski's second season in England. Also,
Professor Dawn Springer will be teaching dance and filling in while
Professor Sarah Skaggs in on sabbatical this fall. We wish Professor
Skaggs a fruitful and productive sabbatical and Professor Wronski
another good year of opportunities in the Norwich Humanities program.
Harper-McCombs spent the summer with the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in
West Virginia as Costume Designer, accompanied by student intern; Sydney
Moffat. Karen Lordi-Kirham directed two shows in Saranac Lake, New
York for the Pendragon Theatre, assisted by a student intern.
Professor S. Benjamin Farrar was busy light designing for Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca in Massachusetts and Switzerland.
class of 2016 will be arriving any day now, followed quickly by
auditions, and before you know it, the whole craziness that you all
remember so well will be underway once again. Join us for the
production of The Spitfire Grill or Five Under Forty dance concert. We
look forward to seeing you again soon.
Have a great semester!
Theatre & Dance Alumni
Theatre and dance alumni have traveled many paths since graduation. From Broadway to Bombay, our graduates enter all walks of life. Here, many take this opportunity to reflect on the lasting value of their Dickinson College education.
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David Franz Brubraker Memorial Page ("Mr. B")
David Franz Brubaker (1925-2002)
David F. Brubaker, known affectionately to thousands of Dickinsonians and Mermaid Players simply as "Mr. B"
, passed peacefully from life's stage on May 29th, 2002. A memorial service in celebration of his life and career was held on June 6th, 2002 in the theatre that he built along with his wife Marj Green Brubaker.
His life was gentle, and the elements so mix'd in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world 'This was a man!'
--William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar (Act V, Scene V)
A scholarship fund has been established at the College in the names of David F. and Marj Green Brubaker. Contributions may be mailed to:
Dickinson College Development Office
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle PA 17013-2896Please note "Brubaker Scholarship Fund" on your contribution
Scott McPheeters and Sara Nye recently collaborated on a production for
the Philly Fringe Festival titled “Chick.” Scott also continues very
actively in the Philly dance scene, having recently performed with the
Nichole Canuso Dance Company.
Kim Kalish produced an Equity
Showcase production on Theatre Row (Samuel Beckett Theatre) of Songs for
a New World. The production benefited the Patrick Michael McMurphy
Memorial Foundation. She is taking Improv classes at Upright Citizen's
Brigade and is heavily involved with a sketch group called "The After
School Specials". Kim also reports that Andrea Schwartz is currently
splitting her time between Baltimore and New York. Both Kim and Andrea
are working on a web series, and Ellen Joffred is on her way to New
Kris Mioskie performed in "Don't Tell Mama's in the Cabaret.
of New York, Andy Kirtland has relocated there, and has landed a staged
reading as well as a day job with the Baseball Foundation. He is also
continuing to act with the New England Shakespeare Festival. More
recently, he performed in "Macbeth", playing Banquo and the Doctor,
among others for the Stella Adler Studios.
Rick Fisher was the toast of New York as he received his second Tony Award, this time for the lighting of Billy Elliot.
the river, Midge McCoy is teaching theatre classes in New Jersey and
also works at the Hartford Insurance Company. Sarah Gafgen continues to
add roles to her resume, recently as Annie Oakley in the Ptittman
Broadway Theatre’s production of Annie Get Your Gun. She also works
extensively with Philadelphia’s Hedgerow Theatre. More recently, she has
been involved in the Philly Theatre.
Janet Zarecor, Josh Sherman and their Impetuous Theatre Company keep making waves and headlines in New York.
Vlad Olievschi recently relocated to Europe where he is working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
McElroy is currently working at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia, a
little acting, box office and teaching drama classes to children.
"Dre" Herbert '15 has worked with the Orlando Shakespeare Festival
after spending the summer working in a Theatre in Maine. More recently,
she was the production manager for a play festival in Brooklyn, stage
managing "Ragtime" the musical with a cast of 50 in North Carolina and
she was stage managing the first show of "The 39 Steps".
Hines '14 and Lindsay Anderson '14 were featured during the Philadelphia
Fringe Festival, as well as Shamus Hunter McCarty '14 for design. The
three are co-founders of Hyphen-Nation Arts. In addition, McCarty '14
was the Assistant Director and Designer for the Summer Theatre of
Meredith Village, Assistant Director for the Flashpoint Theatre Company,
and is designing for Wolf Performing Arts Center as well.
(Kat) Rother '16 worked with Director Noah Tuleja, a previous adjunct
Professor of Theatre, on a show during the Fringe in NYC.