News - ENCORE-The Spotlight Shines on Factory Theatre Alumni

ENCORE-The Spotlight Shines on Factory Theatre Alumni

By Carla Morris

Alumni of Factory Theatre productions at Greenville College keep busy and productive on stages from Florida to California as actors, directors, designers, educators and more. Here's a sampling of GC's influence on stage and behind the scenes.

Squibb-SallyAmanda (Ulrey ’05) Squibb works with the Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, OR, a group that educates more than 10,000 school age youth in the arts each year. They help students in 14 schools learn about vocal performance, music, drama and movement. Amanda also coordinates summer performing arts camps and the Young Audience Program, a grant-funded initiative that hosts touring groups for daytime performances. “I am extremely proud to say we have been recognized as leaders in the state when it comes to arts education,” Amanda says. Her favorite roles to date include Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (pictured at left) and performing in Rat Pack Tribute.

Actress Lindsey Schuberth ’12 (pictured at right, far right) lives and works in SchuberthLos Angeles. Her recent work includes the Lionsgate series Inside the Extra’s Studio and several musicals, The Baker’s Wife, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Esther the Musical. Lindsey is currently shooting the lead in a romantic dramedy film and has launched a production company, Lightning Productions. Factory Theatre players say brava to Lindsey for continuing to fund their productions.

Scenic and lighting designer Jared Cole ’01 is wrapping up a two-year commitment with Lee University as visiting lecturer in theater, scenic designer and lighting director. His recent design work for Lee University productions includes scenes for The Odyssey, Doubt: A Parable, The 39 Steps, Treasure Island and The Secret Garden. (Photo below, Jared's lighting and scenic design for GC's Factory Theatre production of Three From Thebes: Oedipus at Colonus. Photo by David Ulmer).

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Jason Cannon ’98 is an associate artist at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, whereDancing Lessons he directs, acts, teaches, leads the development of new plays and oversees an acting apprentice program. This summer, he will direct Relativity, a new play about Einstein, and write/direct a documentary play exploring issues surrounding death with dignity. Most recently, he has directed ButlerMy Name is Asher Lev and Rumplestiltskin. He also appeared as Ever Montgomery in Dancing Lessons, a performance that earned Jason accolades from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Sarasota Magazine as Best Actor of 2015. (Pictured, with Vanessa Morosco. Photo by cliff Roles).

Ondracek-Les MisNathan Ondracek ’12 is part owner of two theater companies in Los Angeles, CAC Studios and Creating Arts Company. CAC Studios develops new musicals and cabarets, produces improvisation shows and offers classes in improvisation. Creating Arts Company produces original family-friendly shows. Recent projects include Thenardier’s Inn: A Les Mis Cabaret, Broadway Noir: A Dollar Worth Dying For and the improvised musical MadLib: The Musical. GC scholarship recipients thank Nathan for his gifts to the College’s Fund for Educational Excellence.

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of GC’s alumni magazine, The RECORD.

 

Learn more:

Curtains Up: Act Two for Factory Theatre

Jes Adam Turns Passion Into Action to Keep Factory Theatre Humming

GC Professor and Factory Theater Spotlight in PUPN Magazine

Visit the Factory Theatre Hour podcast archives on iTunes

 

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This story was published on July 20, 2016




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