Asaki Kuruma

Originally from Japan, Asaki is a multi-disciplinary artist who has been working professionally with many theater companies and artists in the Philadelphia area over a decade as a performer, deviser, stage manager, administrator, cultural consultant, and educator. Her recent focus has been costume design. Costume design credit: Backing Track (World Premiere- Arden Theatre Co.), Marisol (Arcadia University), Pericles (Shakespeare in…

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Casey Berner

Casey Berner (’18) (she, her, hers) is a PhD student at the Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City, teaches Theatre at Brooklyn College, and is also the Director of Development at Maestra Music. Her research focuses on musical theatre, audience and spectatorship, and memory, and her artistic practice includes stage management, dramaturgy, and arts…

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Polly Rose Edelstein

Polly Rose Edelstein (’14) (she, her, hers) has been living and working in the Philadelphia region since 2010. She is the Founding Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival and works as a freelance theater director, teaching artist, and nonprofit administrator. Polly received her BFA in Theatre Arts from Stephens College in Columbia, MO.…

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Laura Barron

Laura Barron (she/her/hers) (‘17) is currently the Programs Director at Wolf Performing Arts Center in Bryn Mawr. She started working there as a teaching artist in the Summer of 2016 and is now a part of the full time staff; managing classes, private lessons, and the visiting artist program. She continues to teach voice lessons,…

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Peter Danzig

Peter Andrew Danzig (’14) (they/them) LSW, MSS, MA, CCPT, CPT is a Senior Leadership Strategist, Therapist and Diversity and Inclusion Professional in the Greater Philadelphia region. Peter’s research and practice interests are invested in community mental health, theories on adult play and the ways it frames our social interactions, and trauma informed work with clients…

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Ty Furman

Dr. Ty Furman MA (’96) is a nationally recognized, progressive leader in arts in higher education. Furman currently serves as the Managing Director of the BU Arts Initiative, a position he has held since it was created in 2012. A collaborative and innovative leader, Furman has developed a series of programs and services at Boston University…

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Michael Roche

Michael Roche (’99) (he, him, his) received a Musical Theater degree from CUA and Masters in Theatre from Villanova University. A member of SAG/AFTRA, he has appeared in commercials, film and stage productions. Most recently, he had a concert reading of his musical “Monster” at Footlighters Theater in Berwyn, Pa., and directed/filmed/edited the Grammy nominated…

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K. O’Rourke

K. O’Rourke (’09) (she/her) Proud member AEA/SAG-AFTRA. Fulbright Student Scholar Semifinalist for the 2021-2022 season. Recent theater season: “Cabaret”(Bristol Riverside Theater), “Dot” (People’s Light). Barrymore nominations for Best Featured Performance, “Detroit” (Philadelphia Theater Company) & “Taming of the Shrew”(Lantern Theater). Barrymore nominations for Outstanding Choreography, “Emma” (Lantern Theater) “It Girl” (Simpatico Theater Company), “Anna” (EgoPo).…

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Amy Abrigo

Amy (she, her, hers) (’20) is an actor, director, writer and much more currently located in San Antonio, Texas. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Amy holds an MA in Theatre and Certification in Nonprofit Management from Villanova University and a BA in Theatre from Concordia University – Saint Paul. Currently, Amy is a…

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Chris Monaco

Chris (he, him, his) (’17) holds a BA in Theatre from Temple University, as well as an MA from Villanova University. His time at Villanova was wonderful – he got to act in some excellent shows, including Eurydice, Translations, Lagan, and Little Women. He also met his wife at Villanova! While still a working actor…

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