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MFA Theatre Performance Class of 2022

 

Djimon Armani

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 (She/Her) is a second-year MFA candidate from Charlotte, NC. She graduated Cum Laude from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Theatre Performance. DJimon has worked as an actor, and dancer at the Virginia Stage Company in The Wiz, A Christmas Carol, and The Bluest Eye. Previous credits include The Color Purple, Black Nativity, Whitney and Aretha Tribute, and the Luther Vandross Tribute. 

FAU credits include: Girls in the Wood (Hermia), Rough Magic (Linda), Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Lilly), The Illusion (Melibea/Isabelle/Hypolytta). Play Readings (Sweat, Versace Era, & Book of Will)

 

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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), Hedda Gabler (Hedda Gabler), Lady Windermere's Fan (Duchess of Berwick).

 

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Michael Focas

(He/Him) is a second-year MFA candidate who was born in New York and raised in Coral Springs, Florida.  He received his BA in Arts and Humanities from Florida Atlantic University.  Previous credits include: Evita (The Wick Theatre), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Rock Odyssey (Adrienne Arsht Center), Legally Blonde (Slow Burn Theatre Company), Havana Music Hall and Making God Laugh (Actors' Playhouse), Sons of the Prophet and 4,000 Miles (GableStage), Man of La Mancha (Hangar Theatre), and Cinderella and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Flat Rock Playhouse).  He was a cash prize winner on Sábado Gigante.  He is a two-time Carbonell Award nominee and a proud member of Actors' Equity.

 FAU credits include: Carousel, Evita, Company, Girls in the Wood, Sweat, Blood Sisters, and The Book of Will.

 

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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), Lady Windermere's Fan (Lord Windermere)

 

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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),The Illusion (Elicia/Lyse/Clarina), Lady Windermere's Fan (Mrs. Erlynne), RIII

 

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Steve Harding

(He/Him) is a second-year MFA candidate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Temple University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Acting. Steve has worked professionally in the Philadelphia area and beyond at theatres including the Arden Theatre, Wings of Paper Theatre, and the Harrisburg Shakespeare Company.


FAU credits include: Twelve Angry Jurors (Juror #11), Rough Magic (Tisiphone), FAU Rep Play Readings (Everybody, Book of Will),The Illusion (Matamore), RIII (King Richard III)

 

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John Dalton Logan

(He/Him) is a second year MFA candidate from Westbrook, Maine. He graduated from the University Of Maine in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Media Studies. John has acted in numerous productions in Maine with companies including: Theater At Monmouth, Camden Shakespeare Festival, Dagaz Media, Portland Players, and Midcoast Actor’s Studio. In addition to acting, He also has a passion for filmmaking and voiceover work. 

FAU Credits include: Rough Magic (Caliban), 12 Angry Jurors (Juror #10), Florida Rep. Play Readings (Sweat, The Book of Will), Hedda Gabler (Judge Brack), Lady Windermere's Fan (Lord Darlington).

 

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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), Florida Rep. Play Reading 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 Brooke 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), Lady Windermere's Fan (Lady Windermere).

 

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Caleb James Williams

(He/Him) is a second-year MFA candidate who is a South Florida native from West Palm Beach.  He received his BFA in Theatre Performance from Florida Atlantic University. Some previous credits include: Urinetown (FAU), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Palm Beach State College), The Scarlet Letter (Palm Beach Atlantic University), The Boy Friend (Palm Beach Atlantic University), WASP and Other Plays (Palm Beach State College), and Love's Labour's Lost (Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival) where he received The Kevin Crawford award.
 

FAU credits include: Twelve Angry Jurors (Juror #7), Rough Magic (Shylock), Florida Rep. Play Reading Everybody (Stuff/Beauty), The Book of Will (Ben Jonson), co-production with Theatre Lab: Blood Sisters (Rick), Hedda Gabler (Eilert Loevborg), The Illusion (Calisto/Clindor/Theogenes, son of Pridamont)

 

 

MFA Tech/Design Candidates

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.

 

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Aubrey Kestell

(Tech/Design) she/her is a first-year  MFA candidate in Design and Technology concentrating her studies in Scenic Design. She graduated Cum Laude from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2020 where she double majored in Theatre Design and Technology, as well as Spanish. She has held many positions on the 25+ shows she has worked on, including but not limited to scenic designing, scenic painting, and set construction. She also held the position of Properties Master for the Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival, in the summer of 2019. She is currently the Head Scenic Painter for the Theatre Department and will be designing her first show at FAU next semester. 

 

Rebecca Lucatero

Rebecca Lucatero

(She/Her) is a second-year, Cuban American MFA candidate focusing in Technical Direction. She received her BA in Theatre from FAU and AA from the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College at PBSC, where she focused on acting. Rebecca has worked as a technician, actor, dancer, playwright, and director in South Florida.

FAU tech credits include: Technical Director for “Hedda Gabler”, “The Illusion”, “Crumbs from the Table of Joy”, and “Rough Magic”. Lighting Designer for “Dreamgirls”, “Crumbs from the Table of Joy”, “Rough Magic”, and “Women of Soul”. Production Assistant and Master Electrician for “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons” (Theatre Lab). Assistant Master Electrician for “Urinetown”. Electrician for “Sabrina Fair”, “Sister Act”, and “Uncle Vanya”.

 

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Zach Pitchman

(He/Him) is a first year MFA Candidate in Design and Technology, concentrating in Technical Direction. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University in the field of Hospitality-Management in 2011. Zach describes himself as a technical theatre enthusiast working primarily for educational/youth theatre programs, specializing in lighting design with over 80 major productions to his credit. Previously working as the Technical Director for The Alan & Diane Lieberman Theater at The Michael Ann Russell JCC in North Miami Beach, Florida, he also has extensive experience in many other aspects of technical theatre including sound design, sound mixing, set construction/carpentry, stage management, and production management. Zach is currently the resident Lighting Designer and Stage Manager at the K-12 college preparatory Miami Country Day School in Miami.