Muhlenberg Theatre Association’s Alumni Updates- Fall 2011


Zach Trebino (2011) recently directed "Woyzeck" (which he directed as a Studio Production his last semester at Muhlenberg) at the Philly Fringe Festival.  The show featured many current students, and included performances from recent alumni John Wentworth (2011) andPatrick Scheid (2011).  Him and fellow alumni Shannon Wittenberger (2011), also had their own works performed in "New Voices 2011."

Samantha Sembler (2011) was recently the Literary Manager for "New Voices 2011," and spent the summer as the Literary Intern at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Daniel Brennan (2011) is a Drama Division Intern at Julliard, working in several different elements of theatrical production and administration.

Mike Bloom (2011) is touring around Connecticut in Hartford Children Theatre's production of "Pinkalicious."

Zachary Spiegel (2011) is performing in the ensemble of "Sweet Charity" at Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.

Casey Gill (2011) recently finished performing in "The Code Breaker" at the Growing Stage Theater.  She spent the past summer performing in several shows in Woodstock, NY.

Vanessa Lancellotti (2010) directed two plays in "New Voices 2011."  She also continues to serve as Artistic Director at Punch Theatre.  Over the summer, she directed a production of "Architecture," featuring performances by Carolina Millard (2010)Nina Giacobbe (2010), and Rachel Berger (2011), choreography by KC Luce (2010), and costume design by Angela Palaggi (2011).

Justine Brannon (2011) is the Production Manager of the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre.

Muhlenberg recently hosted several alumni in its night of "New Myths."  Adam Pinti (2006) wrote and performed in a one-man show titled "The VOID," while Liz Wasser (2008) wrote and performed "Fate, Fury & Musical Theatre: A Kind of Cabaret".  The latter was directed byAmanda Thompson (2007), musically directed by Kristin Sgarro (2010), and featured additional performances from Kennedy Kanagawa (2008) and Michael Hull (2010).

Nathan Renner-Johnson (2010) and Nelle Ed (2010) are working at the Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida.

Rachel Berger (2011) is an Acting Intern at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati.

Zachary Chiero (2009) and Peter Smith (2010) have begun to tour with Enchantment Theatre Company's production of "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble."  This is Chiero's third year with Enchantment, and Smith's second.

Eric Stephenson (2009) performed this past summer at the Bard Summerscape Festival.

Allison Brzezinski (2010) is continuing her run as Aristic Director, Co-Founder, and Choreographer at "ChEckiT!Dance".  Hayley Talaber (2011) has also recently joined the team as the Festival Production Intern.

Craig Hanson (2009) is an Acting Intern at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  He also recently celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary with Courtney Romano Hanson (2007).

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's 31st season featured several performances from alumni.  David Masenheimer (1981)Lauren Curnow (1996)Neil Hever (1982)Gabriel Martinez (2010)Jenny Lerner (2011)Gina Zelko (2011)John Wentworth (2011), andGeorge Kelly (2011) all performed in "The Music Man."  Anna Gothard (2011)Zachary Chiero (2009), and Joshua Tewell (2011) performed in "Cinderella"; Chiero also performed in "Godspell," which featured choreography by Will Porter (2008).