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MFA Graduate students!

MFA Theatre Performance Class of 2022


Djimon Armani


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Rachel Dawson

(She/Her) is a second-year MFA candidate from San Antonio, TX. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre and a minor in dance. Rachel has worked as an actor, dancer, and choreographer throughout the Las Vegas and Texas area with various companies including: Nevada Conservatory Theatre, Las Vegas Theatre Co., Huntsman Entertainment, SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Entertainment, and Texas Panhandle Heritage.

FAU credits include: Girls in the Wood (Helena), Rough Magic (Sasia/Choreographer), Florida Rep. Play Readings (Sweat, Blood Sisters, & Book of Will), and Hedda Gabler (Hedda Gabler).


Michael Focas


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Eric Fredrickson

(They/Them, He/Him) is a second-year MFA candidate from the "air-conditioned" city of Duluth, MN.  He received his undergraduate degree from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. Credits include work with The Eugene O'Neil Theatre Center, Michael Chekhov Association, Theatre Lab, The Iowa Stage Theatre Company, and The Barn Theatre. Eric also enjoys writing, directing, teaching, and constantly learning new things!  

FAU Credits include: Girls in the Wood (Demetrius), Rough Magic (Prospero), The Illusion (Pleribo/Adraste/Prince Florilame)


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Alyssa Frewen

(She/Her) is a second-year MFA candidate, and a Chicago-based actor and educator. She earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, along with a minor in History. In addition to performance, Alyssa specializes in new play development and theatre education, and has been lucky enough to work with such companies as First Folio Theatre, Theatre Lab, PrideArts, Fireflower Productions, The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, and Stage Door Fine Arts. 

FAU Credits include: Twelve Angry Jurors (Juror #8), Rough Magic (Miranda), Hedda Gabler (Juliana), and The Illusion (Elicia/Lyse/Clarina)


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Steve Harding



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John Dalton Logan


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Lindsey Marlin

(She/Her) is a second-year MFA candidate hailing from Columbus, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona.  She received her BFA in Acting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and her MA in Speech-Language Pathology from The Ohio State University.  Favorite credits include: Church & State (Alex) at iTheatre Collaborative; Kindertransport (Helga) at Arizona Jewish Theatre Company; Measure for Measure (Isabella) and The Laramie Project (Reggie Fluty, etc.) at Garson Theatre Company; and The Little Dog Laughed (Diane) at Short North Stage.  Lindsey has recorded over a hundred voiceovers and shot national commercials for both Long John Silver’s and Safelite AutoGlass.  She has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association for the past 21 years.

 FAU Credits include: Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Gerte), The Wolves (Soccer Mom), The Book of Will (Rebecca), and co-production with Theatre Lab: Versace Era (Susan).


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Ashley Brooke Miller 

(She/Her) is a second-year MFA candidate hailing from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated Cum Laude from Hofstra University in 2019 with a High Honors Distinction in Drama and minors in Musical Theatre and English. Ashley has worked both on and off stage in a variety of roles, including actor, director, sound designer, musical director, company manager, and playwright. After graduation, Ashley performed in an Off-Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), assistant directed an Off-Broadway production of The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence, toured with Brown Box Theatre Project as their company manager, and worked at The McKittrick Hotel, home to the immersive production of Sleep No More.

FAU credits include: Girls in the Wood (Juliet), Rough Magic (Melanie Porter), Florida Rep. Play Reading The Book of Will (Alice Heminges), and The Illusion (Alcandre).


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Caleb James Williams



MFA Tech/Design Candidates

Christina Baroniel


Christina Baroniel 

(Tech/Design) is a second year MFA student in Design & Technology concentrating her studies in Technical Direction. She graduated from Marshall University in 2014 with a B.F.A in Theatre Performance. Since graduating, Christina has worked regionally as an Actors’ Equity Association affiliated Stage Manager, most recent companies and productions include, Slow Burn Theatre (Tarzan, Bridges of Madison County, Madagascar Jr.), Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Jesus Christ Superstar, Man of La Mancha, Lucky Stiff, Chicago), FAU Festival Rep 2017-2019 (Cabaret, Sister Act, Easy Virtue, Sabrina Fair), and others. Christina is also a Production Coordinator at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.


Paula Calvo

Paula Calvo

(Tech/Design) is a second-year, MFA candidate from Bogotá, Colombia, who received her undergraduate degree in Theatre Design & Technology from FAU, focusing in Costume Design. Her most recent work as Costume Designer was Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone (FAU), and as Assistant Costume Designer in John Vanbrugh’s The Provok’d Wife (FAU), and Samuel Taylor’s Sabrina Fair.


Rebecca Lucatero

Rebecca Lucatero

(Tech/Design) is a second-year, Cuban American MFA candidate focusing in Technical Direction. She received her undergraduate degree in Theatre from FAU. Her most recent tech work at FAU includes: Lighting Designer for “Women of Soul”, Assistant Master Electrician for “Urinetown”, Electrician for “Sabrina Fair”, “Sister Act’, and “Uncle Vanya”.