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A Commedia Christmas Carol, which was staged at Elstad Auditorium in December by Faction of Fools, the professional company in residence at Gallaudet’s Theatre Arts program, was among seven productions nominated by the prestigious Helen Hayes Awards for The Charles MacArthur Award in the Outstanding New Play or Musical category.
A Commedia Christmas Carol featured three Gallaudet theatre majors and acting interns in its cast: seniors Sandra Mae Frank, Michael Sprouse, and Jessica Willoughby, as well as recent alumna Marianna Devenow. In addition, three other Gallaudet theatre majors interned in backstage capacities on this production: senior Amanda Biskupiak and juniors Casey Analco and Victoria LeBlanc.
The Helen Hayes Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in over 80 professional theatres throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The awards ceremony will be held at the Warner Theatre on April 8.
The Gallaudet Theatre Arts program is led by associate professor Ethan Sinnott.
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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