Alumni Archive

Judy Avila

Best-selling author of Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII

Winner: NM Press Women Zia Award, New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, SanJuanCollege-FourCorners Community Read Selection, NPR (National Public Radio) on-air read, Audible Daily Deal. Her writer's website is

Carolyn McDaniel (T’09)

Has been in Paris studying at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theater

Founded a small production company, Sour Mash Productions, with fellow alums Gretchen Wright and Martin Zimmerman

Partner at Bespoke Theatricals, a leading Broadway General Management firm

Played Charlie in the Chicago premier of High Fidelity the musical

Accepted into The Second City Directing Program

Melanie Moyer Williams (T’00)

Directed the critically acclaimed Miss Evers’ Boys, which received a Best Actress Nomination for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards

Internship at a law firm in San Francisco

Associate Professor of Performance Production at Cornish College of the Arts

Freelance filmmaker

Pursuing her MD at the Medical University of South Carolina

Producing Associateat the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco

Work with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago

Second year graduate student at Columbia University School of the Arts and continued to pursue her love of acting and politics

Joe Buck in a dramatization of Midnight Cowboy at the Edinburgh Festival

Jay Woffington (T' 94)

Jay Woffington (Executive Director, Fifth Season) is entering his fifth season at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company as Executive Director, after having been on the Board of Trustees for 6 years prior.

Stacy Moscotti (T'00)

Made a return to the musical stage after a two-year hiatus

Molly Forlines (T’13)

Attending the Michael Howard Studios one year acting conservatory


Literary Assistant at The Public Theater

Management Assistant at Court Theatre in Chicago

Executive Director, Marketing for Fairchild Fashion Media, a division of Conde Nast.

Taking improv and comedy writing classes at the Second City

Working on the Fragile Families Study and The Future of Children journal at Princeton University's Center for Research on Child Wellbeing

Completed a 2-year Meisner conservatory training program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City

Jim Findlay (T’89)

His Dream of the Red Chamber recently completed a run at the Brill Building in Times Square.


Assistant directing The Broken Heart by John Ford, produced by Theatre for a New Audience

Editorial assistant at Poetry Flash

Eamonn Farrell (T'00)

Teaches "Live Film: Media Design for Performance" at Princeton

Ritza Calixte (T’13)

Working on a web-series titled LALALAND


Kevin Gray (T’80)

Kevin Gray has appeared in over 8500 performances on Broadway and National Tour, and has acted in or directed more than 150 productions. 

In law school

Brian Charles Rooney (T’99)

Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of legendary Andy Warhol "superstar," Candy Darling, in the world premiere of Pop! at Yale Repertory Theatre

Production Coordinator at About Face Theatre and also as the Production Assistant at Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago

Launching Carmenia Events, LLC is an event coordination business which specializes in non-traditional venues and environmentally-friendly options

Steve Kovacs (T'98)

Steve Kovacs is in Washington DC serving as a Digital Services Expert in the United States Digital Service, President Obama's "startup in the White House." He is embedded in the Department of Education, working on problems in the student loan debt space. Before that, he was a freelance product manager and developer in San Francisco.

Preston Whiteway, (T’04)

Has been named as a Tony Nominator


Off-Off-Broadway new musical called Beware: Bernadette

Clerking for Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Advertising sales for Metro Newspaper in Philadelphia

Emilie Talbot (T' 86)

Currently working as a professional actor based in San Francisco. The bulk of her work is in theater and commercial/ industrial film.

Joined Robinson, Bradshaw and Hinson as “Of Counsel” specializing in trademark, copyright and entertainment and sports law

Works for Blackbaud, a company that provides software and services for nonprofit organizations

Russell Hainline (T’07)

Teaching and directing theater in the Washington, DC

Working for Elliott Marketing Group, a database marketing company that specializes in the arts. 

Gerret is the founder of Warner & Company

Played Constantine in Chuck Mee's Big Love with the Aluminous Collective (an ensemble of Naropa University MFA alumni) in Denver

Adia Morris (T’01)

Teaching English in Seoul, South Korea with Hello Kid Actor, teaching English through musical theater.

Creative content writer and voice-over director for Icarus Studios

Daniel Karslake (T’87)

Finished production on a feature length documentary called Every 3 Seconds


VP of Finance and Marketing for Broadway China Ventures

Management consultant for Oliver Wyman in Boston

Executive Director of the Chatham County Arts Council

Talya Klein (T’02)


Heidi Blickenstaff (T'94)

Appeared in one of the most popular new musicals of the season called [title of show].

Murder mystery theater business - It's a Mystery

Half Pint Productions

Kendall Rileigh (T'02)

Played Golda Meir in Broadway touring production of Golda’s Balcony

Continuing his work with Abraham Werewolf, which he co-founded in late 2008

Andrew Rein (T'92)

Andrew Rein (T'92) is a professional actor based in NYC.

Runs a Spanish educational program and teaches theater.

Yujin Chun (T’11)

Rising second year student at Cornell Law School and working for a judge in Los Angeles

Brett Aresco (T' 09)

Brett Aresco is an actor, writer, and comedian living in Brooklyn.  He has recently had several short plays produced around New York and can be seen or heard in various current commercials.

Kevin Poole (T'98)

Directed An Iliad in Duke's Sheafer Theater

Davis Hasty (T’08)

Appeared in A Wrinkle in Time at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland

Michael Ayers (T’07)

Won award at Medical School graduation "for demonstration of outstanding contribution to cultural pursuits."


Creator of The Imbible series ( currently on its third sold-out production

Appeared in Night & Day and The Importance of Being Earnest with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Maura Farver (T’05)

Directing Martin Zimmerman's (T’07) play Three Movements in NYC at Theatre Rows

Set a new American Record for two mile race at the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon

Delicia Dunham (T’93)

Performed with Stage Left Theatre in LeapFest

On the policy team for InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based NGOs that do international development and humanitarian work.

Earl was Director of Duke Players for a year, during which he staged LYSISTRATA, THE BALCONY, ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, and HEARTBREAK HOUSE. In his professional acting career, he played Chaucer in the Broadway revival of CANTERBURY TALES.  

Professor Emeritus: Ithaca College

Nathaniel Lande

Nathaniel Lande is a journalist, author, and filmmaker with a career spanning several decades. 

Writes, performs, and produces theater with his company Abraham Werewolf.

Toured her one woman show Child Of Hungry Times (directed by Jay O'Berski) to Seattle (Editor's Pick, Seattle Weekly), Moscow, and New York City

Public Relations Specialist for the Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk, VA

Performing with Barter Theater in Abdingdon, Virginia

Fred Regenold (T' 57)

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Fred was president of the Duke Players while at Duke and later attended the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts. 

Dana Berger

Had a role in Elementary on CBS